Green Day, Stereophonics, Michael Jackson – your music gossip stop

Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.

Today’s top gossip:

Katy Perry and Rihanna showed off their bikinis while on holiday together in Barbados.

The duo first hooked up in February after Rihanna‘s alleged bust-up with Chris Brown took place, and have been fast friends since. They were snapped frolicking around on a luxury boat, diving into the sea and riding an inflatable tube at the resort, with Perry wearing a skimpy swimming costume (albeit with bloomers-style bikini bottoms). Rihanna, meanwhile, wore an all-in-one swimsuit with, er, matching wrist bracelets (Various).

From the papers:

Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong says the recording of the band’s forthcoming new album ’21st Century Breakdown’ made him ill. “I was close to being hospitalised but they caught me in time. I had the boogie woogie flu,” he said (The Sun).

Robert Smith reapplied his makeup on a flight from Las Vegas to Gatwick (Daily Mirror).

Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable says recent reports about him and frontman Kelly Jones having made up are rubbish. “It’s all about making Kelly look good,” he commented (The Sun).

Despite the soaring Beverly Hills temperatures, Michael Jackson shielded his skin from the sun with an umbrella while out antique hunting. He also wore a surgical mask, face-covering scarf and hat (Daily Star).

Frontman Lillian Berlin from US band Living Things alleges his brother (and bandmate) Eve slept with Kate Moss last June – while she was still going out with The KillsJamie Hince (The Sun).

Cheryl Cole has hired Whitney Houston‘s songwriters Soulpower to help her launch a solo career (The Sun).

The Holloways have replaced guitarist and drummer Rob Skipper and Dave Danger with Mike Baker and Ed Harris (The Sun).

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