INTERVIEW: Sara Cox

November 24th, 2012 by Dean Piper

Mother, presenter and proud northerner Sara Cox has been a voice in our ears since the glory days of ‘Ladette’ television when she hosted Channel Four’s The Girlie Show. Nowadays she’s a mother-of-three, is a regular on both BBC Radio 1 and 2 and keeps us all entertained with her fantastically overactive imagination. Speaking as [...]

Coldplay are the latest act working with Calvin Harris

March 31st, 2012 by Dean Piper

Let’s be honest – Coldplay’s Chris Martin (above with me) is hardly known as being at the epicentre of dance and club music. But all that’s about the change, as I can reveal Chris and his band Coldplay have drafted in producer-of-the-moment Calvin Harris to produce a new sideline project which they hope will give [...]

All the gossip from the Brit Awards 2012!

February 28th, 2012 by Dean Piper

EMI threw a fabulous bash post Brits on the Silver Sturgeon moored outside the O2. Sponsored by Puma and Singha beer the bash really kicked off. Damon Albarn (abover with me) and Alex James enjoyed drinkies with Noel Gallagher, new Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model judge Tyson Beckford (below with me) said he couldn’t [...]

FIRST DETAILS: Tulisa starts work on her debut solo album in LA

February 5th, 2012 by Dean Piper

X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is currently in LA recording tracks for her debut solo album – that should drop around May – and I hear she’s enlisted some major players for the record. The album is being Masterminded by Max Gousse, a top A&R for Def Jam records on the West Coast  who has [...]

MDNA album campaign gets off to a flying start for Madonna

February 4th, 2012 by Dean Piper

Queen of Pop Madonna shows no signs of slowing down, covering up her muscular body or reducing her sex appeal to millions of fans around the globe with the start of the MDNA album campaign. Within 24 hours of premiering the video for new single Give Me All Your Lovin’ – featuring US star Nicki [...]

Children in Need certainly does ROCK!

November 20th, 2011 by Dean Piper

Get ready for Tulisa to unleash her solo material – and we should have it on our iPods for sometime around February. The star told me at Children in Need Rocks in Manchester organised by Gary Barlow (above with me): “You won’t have any new material until the start of the year. It’ll all be [...]

Catching up with Kelly Clarkson in London

October 2nd, 2011 by Dean Piper

You won’t catch Kelly Clarkson flashing her undercarriage on stage like some of today’s pop pickers do. I caught up with American Idol winner Kelly recently in London and she told me if she had it she WOULD flaunt it. But she doesn’t…. “I wasn’t blessed with tits,” Kelly laughed. “So flashing is not possible [...]

INTERVIEW: Nicola Roberts

September 17th, 2011 by Dean Piper

We never expected Nicola Roberts to be such a force to be reckoned with when she announced she was working on her debut solo record. Cinderella’s Eyes delivers on many levels. Forward thinking, fresh and insanely addictive. I caught up with the lady herself this week and she told me all about working on the [...]