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Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Shaun Ryder

Does Rock 'N' Roll Kill Braincells?! Shaun Ryder NME
1: What type of shoes did Chris Evans offer you to stop swearing on TFI Friday? “Well, they were a pair of Patrick Cox brogues, innit?” CORRECT. “I wouldn’t have fuckin’ wore those ones!” Note: due to his copious F-bombs, Shaun was banned from appearing live on any Channel 4 programme for several years – the only person listed by name...

‘I’m an old c*** now, I don’t want to be embarrassing my kid”: Shaun Ryder on why he never misses drugs

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Happy Mondays and Black Grape legend Shaun Ryder has admitted that he doesn't miss drugs. The 56-year-old singer admitted that he is happy to have given up his previous rock star lifestyle because he would never want to ''embarrass'' his daughter, Coco. Asked if he missed drugs by the I Paper, he said: "No! Not any more. I was 40 and living...

Shaun Ryder says he was asked to do ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ but producers feared he would swear too much

Happy Mondays and Black Grape legend Shaun Ryder has revealed that he was asked to take part on BBC 1's Strictly Come Dancing. Read more: 11 geeky facts about Bez In a new interview with Absolute Radio, Ryder said he was asked to do the show but was "f***** off" from the part when producers feared the Manchester legend might swear...

Watch Shaun Ryder “save” Roy Walker’s life on ‘100 Years Younger’

Earlier this year, former Catchphrase host Roy Walker claimed that Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder had "saved" his life while filming a new reality TV show, with footage of the incident in question now airing. Both stars appeared on ITV's 100 Years Younger in 21 Days, a show that follows a group of celebrities undergoing a series of physical activities in an attempt to roll back the...

Roy Walker is ‘eternally grateful’ to Shaun Ryder for saving his life

Catchphrase’s Roy Walker has said he is “eternally grateful" to Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder, after the singer jumped to his rescue while the pair were filming a new TV show. After Walker cut his leg and found himself underwater in Sardinia, Ryder dived into the sea to save the 77-year-old. He had reportedly been hit by a large wave while...

Shaun Ryder kicked his drug addiction by taking up cycling

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Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder has revealed that he kicked his drug habit by taking up cycling instead. The Madchester icon, who has previously opened up on his battles with heroin and ecstasy, revealed in an interview with The Guardian that he managed to conquer his addiction by getting on the saddle for 15 hours a day. He said: "I'd get...

Ozzy Osbourne, Miles Kane and Shaun Ryder are making tram announcements in their hometowns

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Music stars including Ozzy Osbourne, Miles Kane and Shaun Ryder are lending their voices for public transport announcements today (June 15) to mark BBC Music Day. BBC Music Day takes place today (Thursday), celebrating the best of British music with a series of special events. To mark the occasion, Osbourne, Kane and Ryder - along with tenor Alfie Boe - are providing the passenger announcements on...

Shaun Ryder wants to present ‘Top Gear’ but knows ‘fuck all’ about cars

Happy Mondays man open to replacing Chris Evans, if asked

Shaun Ryder: ‘I doubt Damon Albarn will ask me to do another Gorillaz song’

Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman tells NME Albarn’s attidue is ‘been there done that’

Watch the video for Shaun Ryder’s Euro 2016 football song ‘We Are England’

Four Lions clip features cameos from Bez and 'Trainspotting' author Irvine Welsh