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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 810 – Sunday 16th November to Saturday 22nd November 2014

Hello Madheads Have you got your madhead fancy dress ready? Do you look like an historic iconic madhead, or have you gone for dress as you think madheads like us should madly dress? Whatever your interpretation, in your own madhead, there are prizes to be won and fun to be had for the 4th House of […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 809 – Sunday 9th November to Saturday 15th November 2014

Hello Danger Men fans! This week, in a run up to the House of Fun Weekender, which takes place in just two weeks time, we take you back to the middle of the last decade, 2004/5 and the days of The Dangermen – Robert Chaos, Lester Bernham, Daniel Descartes, Professor Psykoticus, Christofos Formantos, Jimmy Ooh and The Unnamed, and the ska and reggae […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 808 – Sunday 2nd November to Saturday 8th November 2014

Hello Invaders fans. This week, in a run up to the House of Fun Weekender, which takes place in just three weeks time, we take you back to before 1979 and the earliest days of this band that would go on to be called Madness. These were their formative days in North London as The […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 807 – Sunday 26th October to Saturday 1st November 2014

“New Madheads for old!” comes the loud cry into your inboxes. The 35th anniversary version of the One Step Beyond album took us back three and a half decades last week, especially with all those recently uncovered rehearsal song downloads from 1979. This week we zoom back to the present with the public re-emergence of Madness […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 806 – Sunday 19th October to Saturday 25th October 2014

Good evening Madheads and a happy 35th! As One Step Beyond’s new CD/DVD combo started to arrive with fans during the course of this week, a new archive of downloads has been released from the Fab Toones 1979 Rehearsal tape. This added new cover versions and alternate early written Madness songs into the band’s cannon […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 805 – Sunday 12th October to Saturday 11th October 2014

Good evening Madheads! This issue we review the long anticipated “A Comfortable Man” live solo shows with Cathal Smyth performing to standing ovation crowds at Wilton’s musical hall. Cathal’s album was on sale at the gigs, and should soon be more widely available from the online Emporium over at www.cathalsmyth.co.uk Back with Madness and some […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 804 – Sunday 5th October to Saturday 11th October 2014

Hello Madheads! The House of fun weekender is just 7 weeks away, and this week Madness confirmed that their alter egos The Dangermen and The Invaders will perform on theFriday night. The announcement was made official in an amusing video of Suggs in the shower, with a short clip of them playing “Girl”  while soundchecking […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 803 – Sunday 28th September to Saturday 4th October 2014

Hello Madheads. With the full House of Fun Weekender full line up to be announced immanently, (watch the official Madness news channels at the start of this coming week) Suggs has appeared in a Facebook video on the Madness page ,teasing the announcements, which will also outline Madness’ own sets at the event. Speaking backstage […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 802 – Sunday 21st September to Saturday 27th September 2014

Here at the MIS, we’ve got a soft spot for the BBC’s re-runs of classic Top of The Pops episodes, and this coming Thursday (25th of September) BBC4 will be screening an episode that originally aired on the 6th September 1979. What’s so special about this? Well, this is the first of numerous appearances over the years […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 801 – Sunday 14th September to Saturday 20th September 2014

Bring back the, we want the, who is The.. Prince? Well, on this occasion he’s a little 80′s rock guitarist singer who wrote The Purple Rain album that sold 13 million copies in 1984. Now, 30 years later, Suggs has collaborated on an album by Radio Riddler, (as mentioned in a recent issue in May) turning […]