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Shaun Ryder announces a UK and Ireland Q&A tour

Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays
He's gonna be twisting your melon, man

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...

Star Shaped Festival returns with another ’90s AF Britpop line-up

Star Shaped Festival have announced their line-up for 2018, celebrating what they call 'the best of Britpop'. Last year, the festival saw Sleeper reunite for their first gig in 19 years - playing alongside the likes of The Bluetones, Space, Dodgy, My Life Story and Salad. As well as promising 'exhibitions, visuals and lots of other surprises', the festival promises "no...

Black Grape announce massive UK tour

Black Grape
Black Grape have announced a huge UK tour for the end of the year. The Shaun Ryder-led group will play a massive array of venues across November, with the tour following the release of 2017 album 'Pop Voodoo', their first record in 20 years. Describing the tour, the band's official biographer and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh said: "I’m delighted to report...

Shaun Ryder got an enema on TV last night and viewers were quite shocked

Shaun Ryder live
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder has made headlines after receiving a caffeine enema on television last night. See footage from the show below. The 'Madchester' legend was appearing on ITV's new health show 100 Years Younger in 21 Days - in which celebrities attempt to live better lifestyles in Sardinia. "Here we go. Ooh, Jesus! Oh my God, it's like milking...

Black Grape slam Theresa May and back Jeremy Corbyn

Black Grape
As Britain goes to the polls today for the 2017 General Election, Black Grape have spoken out to condemn Theresa May and hail Jeremy Corbyn. Watch our video interview with the band above. The band, who recently announced their return with their first new album in 20 years, have slammed the Conservative leader for being 'self-serving', while arguing that Corbyn...

Shaun Ryder responds to Ed Sheeran’s chart domination

Shaun Ryder and Ed Sheeran
Shaun Ryder has responded to Ed Sheeran's ongoing chart domination - saying that it's just a sign of how the industry works now. At one point, Sheeran had a record-breaking 16 tracks in the top 20 singles chart  - while his latest album '÷' has been at No.1 since release (but may be toppled by Gorillaz today). “I’m fine with how...

Black Grape announce first new album in 20 years with new track ‘Everything You Know Is Wrong’

Black Grape
Black Grape have announced their first new album in 20 years, launching the record 'Pop Voodoo' with huge comeback track 'Everything You Know Is Wrong'. Check out our exclusive interview with Shaun Ryder below. The Happy Mondays man is back with his comrade Kermit, and the first taster track 'Everything You Know Is Wrong' from the forthcoming LP is a...

Shaun Ryder discusses life now he’s ‘stopped getting off his face’

Shaun Ryder
Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder has opened up about reaching his peak after he stopped 'getting off his face'. The Manchester music veteran, infamous for his debauched antics and drug abuse in the '80s and '90s, says that he's not much more able to enjoy his life in the industry and on the road. His bandmate Bez also recently...