George Michael 'died of accidental drugs overdose', his cousin says

George Michael's cousin has said he suspects the star died of an accidental drugs overdose.

Avenged Sevenfold performed at the Metro Radio Arena on January 12.

REVIEW: Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and In Flames, Metro Radio Arena

It could almost be considered offensive to call an Avenged Sevenfold show a simple "gig".
Little Mix

Little Mix announce open air Durham gig

Little Mix have announced an open air concert in County Durham this summer.

Glenn Hughes. Photo by Arnie Goodman.

Glenn Hughes is ready to rock the North East

Ahead of Glenn Hughes taking to the stage in Newcastle next week, we caught up with the “greatest white soul singer” Stevie Wonder has ever heard.

Oasis at the Stadium of Light in 2009. Picture by David Wood.

Oasis voted best gig yet at the Stadium of Light

Oasis will live forever as the greatest gig at the Stadium of Light so far.

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It has been a year since David Bowie died.

Eight David Bowie songs to listen to today

A year on from the music legend's death, we've put together a list of songs we think you should play today to remember David Bowie.

Cult rocker Julian Cope announces North East date

Cult rocker Julian Cope announces North East date

Cult rocker Julian Cope plays a North East date at Newcastle Riverside on Friday, February 17.

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Fans are remembering David Bowie on the first anniversary of his death.

David Bowie remembered with events marking first anniversary of his death

Fans and celebrities around the world will remember David Bowie today with a series of events and concerts marking the first anniversary of the star's death, aged 69.

Coldplay crowd at the Stadium of Light

Stadium of Light gigs through the years: vote for your favourite

In light of the news that there’s no gig planned at the Stadium of Light this summer, we’ve rounded up all the previous concerts which have rocked the home of the Black Cats.

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The Manic Street Preachers.

Gig announcement: Manic Street Preachers to play at open air North East concert

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers will take to the stage in the North East this summer for an open air spectacular.

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Rick Snowdon on The Voice

Hartlepool singer Rick Snowdon set for glittering 2017

2016 was a year to remember for Hartlepool singer Rick Snowdon after winning a legion of new fans thanks to his appearance on BBC One’s The Voice.

Vintage Trouble at Sage Gateshead

REVIEW: Vintage Trouble, Sage Gateshead

If this was a movie it could well have been titled Two Proposals and a Wedding as two people popped the question on stage during the show while a wedding party complete with bride and full entourage entered the after show party to a spontaneous eruption of applause.

David Bowie death from liver cancer on January 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his last album Blackstar.

Celebrity deaths: Famous names we have lost in 2016

The world of entertainment has been rocked by a string of high-profile deaths in 2016.
Andy Murray will defend his Wimbledon title in June.

Things to look forward to in 2017

Plenty of us, it's fair to say, will be glad to see the back of 2016. It has been quite a year, to say the least, and it will live long in the memory.


Shalamar confirmed for County Durham Lobster Ball

Attendees at a County Durham ball will have “A Night To Remember” with the news that an 80s pop group will be headlining.

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File photo dated 28/06/86 of George Michael on stage for Wham's last sell out concert at Wembley Stadium in London. PA/PA Wire.

Nine reasons why George Michael will never be forgotten

Yesterday, 2016 claimed another musical great when George Michael was declared dead, aged just 53. Here we sum up nine reasons why we’ll always keep the Faith.

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George Michael

Tributes flood in for George Michael after singer dies aged 53

Tributes have flooded in to George Michael who died yesterday from suspected heart failure, aged just 53.

Clean Bandit, who have continued their recent domination of the charts to be named the Christmas No. 1 for 2016. Pic: PA.

How many of these Christmas No. 1s can you remember?

Clean Bandit have continued their domination of the pop charts to claim the accolade of Christmas number one for 2016.
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What's your favourite Christmas song? Picture: Pixabay.

Revealed: This is your favourite Christmas song

There are hundreds of Christmas songs on our radios at this time of year - but only can take the title of the best.

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Bradley Lowery was Sunderland's mascot for the game against Chelsea earlier this month.

Song for brave Bradley Lowery climbing the download charts

A song written for brave youngster Bradley Lowery is closing in on a top 10 slot in a national downloads chart.

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