AC/DC 'don't have to fire' Phil Rudd
AC/DC 'don't have to fire' Phil Rudd

21 November 2014

Whilst the rockin world is probably up to date on what's going on with AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd as far as his criminal...

Ennio Morricone postpones European shows
Ennio Morricone postpones European shows

21 November 2014

86 year old Italian composer Ennio Morricone, off of all the greatest Sergio Leone, John Carpenter and Oliver Stone film scores you can...

Annie Mac details first ever AMP festival, Lost & Found
Annie Mac details first ever AMP festival, Lost & Found

21 November 2014

Do-a-lot dance DJ and 'tastemaker' Annie Mac is to doing another thing; and this time it's hosting, via her AMP live events series,...

CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides
CMU's One Liners: The O2 x YPlan, Meghan Trainor, American Football and trillions more besides

21 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • London's 'The O2' has got into bed with live listings app YPlan in a deal that will...

CMU Beef Of The Week #232: Neil Young v Coffee
CMU Beef Of The Week #232: Neil Young v Coffee

21 November 2014

After the runaway success of last week's Beef Of The Week (literally only one person described it as "pants"), I'm going to continue...

Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly, confirms LP
Duke Garwood signs to Heavenly, confirms LP

20 November 2014

Quiet Englishman (and singer-songwriter) Duke Garwood has signed to Heavenly Recordings to release his next LP 'Heavy Love'. A spotlight-dodging collaborator to the likes...

Surgeon lists Bono's bike crash injuries, as U2 confirm Films Of Innocence
Surgeon lists Bono's bike crash injuries, as U2 confirm Films Of Innocence

20 November 2014

Bono's surgeon has confirmed that, whilst the U2 man's bicycle crash last Sunday was more serious than was at first reported, his prognosis...

Jamie xx to score ballet adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer novel
Jamie xx to score ballet adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer novel

20 November 2014

Jamie xx has composed the score for a ballet inspired by author Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Tree Of Codes'. The piece will receive its...

Fuse ODG discusses pulling out of Band Aid 30 over its representation of Africa
Fuse ODG discusses pulling out of Band Aid 30 over its representation of Africa

20 November 2014

The fourth iteration of the Band Aid single, 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', is due to hit number one in the UK singles...

CMU's One Liners: Radiohead, Faith No More, Tink x Sleigh Bells and heaps more
CMU's One Liners: Radiohead, Faith No More, Tink x Sleigh Bells and heaps more

20 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Radiohead are in the studio recording right at this moment. Well, maybe not this exact moment. But...

Lorde deigns to explain Diplo diss
Lorde deigns to explain Diplo diss

20 November 2014

Lordly popstar Lorde has clarified why it was that she dissed her friend and 'Hunger Games' score collaborator Diplo (and his "tiny penis")...

One Direction sing a song for U on Sesame Street
One Direction sing a song for U on Sesame Street

20 November 2014

Sure, One Direction have achieved a lot of things in their short career, but everyone knows you're still a nobody until you've been...

Diplo re-releases debut album through BitTorrent, plus penis news round-up
Diplo re-releases debut album through BitTorrent, plus penis news round-up

19 November 2014

BitTorrent has made its new and previously reported 'bundle' system, which allows artists to release music and charge for it via the file-sharing...

Faith Evans hints at collaborative LP with long-dead BIG
Faith Evans hints at collaborative LP with long-dead BIG

19 November 2014

American R&B lady Faith Evans is to release an LP featuring verses by her late husband, rapper The Notorious BIG, with the provisional...

Ride reunite, announce 2015 tour
Ride reunite, announce 2015 tour

19 November 2014

I don't think there can be a person among us who didn't think, upon hearing the news of Beady Eye's split, 'Well that...

Billy Corgan quits wrestling, Smashing Pumpkins become a supergroup of sorts for Euro shows
Billy Corgan quits wrestling, Smashing Pumpkins become a supergroup of sorts for Euro shows

19 November 2014

Billy Corgan has quit professional wrestling. Both officially and unofficially. And not a moment too soon, because he's got plenty of other stuff...

CMU’s One Liners: Dr Luke v Kesha, Kate Tempest x Loyle Carner, Jaden Smith and so much more
CMU’s One Liners: Dr Luke v Kesha, Kate Tempest x Loyle Carner, Jaden Smith and so much more

19 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Dr Luke has moved to have part of Kesha's lawsuit against him dismissed. His lawyers argued this...

 More info about the BBC’s bloody music awards
More info about the BBC’s bloody music awards

19 November 2014

The BBC has announced some more information about its first ever BBC Music Awards, which will take place on 11 Dec at Earls...

Ed Simons backs off from Chemical Brothers live shows
Ed Simons backs off from Chemical Brothers live shows

18 November 2014

The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons has confirmed he won't join the dance act's other half Tom Rowlands to play any live shows for...

Giorgio Moroder confirms new LP feat Charli, Britney, Kylie and Sia
Giorgio Moroder confirms new LP feat Charli, Britney, Kylie and Sia

18 November 2014

Still sexy at seventy (four), Italo-disco king Giorgio Moroder has signed to Sony/RCA, and via that same deal will release his first 'solo'...

Ed Sheeran announces Wembley Stadium show
Ed Sheeran announces Wembley Stadium show

18 November 2014

Ed Sheeran is going to play Wembley Stadium. As you've no doubt been expecting all along. It's not like it was a secret...

S Club 7 reach for starry 2015 arena shows
S Club 7 reach for starry 2015 arena shows

18 November 2014

So, S Club 7's big greatest hits medley on Friday's BBC Children In Need show went... erm, well, it 'went'. And now the...

CMU's One Liners: Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, Pornhub's Christmas single and some more stuff
CMU's One Liners: Charli XCX, Ariana Grande, Pornhub's Christmas single and some more stuff

18 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Having recently waved 'adieu' to his Dirty Beaches alias, Canadian alt-pop artist Alex Zhang Hungtai is now...

Bono requires surgery after cycling accident, U2 cancel Tonight Show residency
Bono requires surgery after cycling accident, U2 cancel Tonight Show residency

18 November 2014

U2 have been forced to cancel their week-long residency on America's 'The Tonight Show', which was due to take place this week, after...

Band Aid 30 recorded, debuted and on sale now
Band Aid 30 recorded, debuted and on sale now

17 November 2014

So what did we learn this weekend? Well, mainly that, while God is happy to accept thanks for ensuring famine remains confined to...

Bieber accused of new pap attack, this time in Argentina
Bieber accused of new pap attack, this time in Argentina

17 November 2014

That Justin Bieber's been so quiet of late, hasn't he? We've barely heard a peep out of him, save for the occasional mention...

AC/DC's Angus Young on Phil Rudd arrest:
AC/DC's Angus Young on Phil Rudd arrest: "He's got himself in a pickle"

17 November 2014

AC/DC's Angus Young has said that he and the rest of the band have had no contact with on-off drummer Phil Rudd following...

CMU's One Liners: Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg, Charli XCX x Simon Le Bon and a good deal more
CMU's One Liners: Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg, Charli XCX x Simon Le Bon and a good deal more

17 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Dizzee Rascal is following his grisly last video 'Couple Of Stacks' with a kung fu-inspired new one...

Mac DeMarco arrested mid-show after being mistaken for a troublemaker
Mac DeMarco arrested mid-show after being mistaken for a troublemaker

17 November 2014

A Mac DeMarco show at the University Of Santa Barbara was cut short on Friday night after the musician was arrested on stage...

Sinead O'Connor breaks up with her manager, literally
Sinead O'Connor breaks up with her manager, literally

14 November 2014

Sinead O'Connor has placed a 'manager wanted' ad (kind of) online after having split with her last manager, for personal reasons. That is...

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