CMU's One Liners: Ed Sheeran, MIDEM, Camp Bestival and really quite a lot more
CMU's One Liners: Ed Sheeran, MIDEM, Camp Bestival and really quite a lot more

28 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Martin Varsavsky, CEO of WiFi network Fon, is to give a 'Living Room Of The 21st Century'-themed...

CMU Beef Of The Week #233: Liam Payne v Selfies
CMU Beef Of The Week #233: Liam Payne v Selfies

28 November 2014

"I haven't been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera", wrote Taylor Swift in the Wall...

AC/DC's Phil Rudd makes hectic court appearance
AC/DC's Phil Rudd makes hectic court appearance

27 November 2014

AC/DC's some-time (or as the case may be, one-time) drummer Phil Rudd has appeared in court on charges of threatening to kill and...

Liam Gallagher spotted in London pub, after claiming to be too ill to give child support deposition in New York
Liam Gallagher spotted in London pub, after claiming to be too ill to give child support deposition in New York

27 November 2014

The child support dispute between Liam Gallagher and Liza Ghorbani continues, with both sides attempting to reach a settlement. Or at least they...

'Official' Kurt Cobain doc Montage Of Heck to air on HBO
'Official' Kurt Cobain doc Montage Of Heck to air on HBO

27 November 2014

The previously reported Brett Morgen-directed documentary on Kurt Cobain is to be aired on US TV next year, it has been announced. And...

The Vamps capitalise on Christmas with festive LP re-release
The Vamps capitalise on Christmas with festive LP re-release

27 November 2014

Australian pop-rock boyband The Vamps (not to be confused with Vamps) have gift-wrapped a 'Christmas edition' of their 'Meet The Vamps' LP, because...

Elton John announces UK stadium tour
Elton John announces UK stadium tour

27 November 2014

Elton John has announced a tour of some of the UK's stadiums next year, which will see him take in the sights of...

BRITs Critics Choice shortlist announced
BRITs Critics Choice shortlist announced

27 November 2014

Music critics hey, what are we to do with them all? Wildly choosing things as they do. Like which buzzy new artists are...

MTV reveals Brand New 2015 nominations
MTV reveals Brand New 2015 nominations

27 November 2014

More hotly tipped new artists you say? Well, do you know what? MTV has only gone and released the shortlist of ten acts...

CMU's One Liners: Essential, PPL, Rihanna, Coldplay and some other shizzle
CMU's One Liners: Essential, PPL, Rihanna, Coldplay and some other shizzle

27 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Essential Music & Marketing has signed up some new clients, Full Time Hobby, Peacefrog and that there...

McFly and Busted release 'Air Guitar' separately
McFly and Busted release 'Air Guitar' separately

27 November 2014

So wait, McFly and Busted have only gone and put out separate versions of 'Air Guitar', the all new single from that ultimate...

Cheryl's vanity label not for kids
Cheryl's vanity label not for kids

26 November 2014

Leading singles-releaser and 'X-Factor' sweetheart Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini has confirmed she has designs on starting a label, a move that was first hinted...

Wet Nuns' Alexis Gotts dies
Wet Nuns' Alexis Gotts dies

26 November 2014

Alexis 'Leki' Gotts, perhaps most widely known as one half of Yorkshire's Wet Nuns and latterly of new band Baba Naga, has died...

Green Day and Red Hot Chilis both cookin something new for 2015
Green Day and Red Hot Chilis both cookin something new for 2015

26 November 2014

I've heard tell that Green Day, who've been pretty silent all year, are going to 'make a move' and do some kind of...

CMU's One Liners: The Pop Group, The Rap Monument, Ibeyi and other stories
CMU's One Liners: The Pop Group, The Rap Monument, Ibeyi and other stories

26 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Australian dance DJ and producer Dro Carey has lately signed to pretty alright label Greco-Roman, and will...

Prince shuts down social media accounts
Prince shuts down social media accounts

26 November 2014

Oh well, that was fun while it lasted. You remember when Prince suddenly embraced the internet and began tweeting last year? It's not...

Libertines to share Sargent-directed short film, as Pete D writes from rehab
Libertines to share Sargent-directed short film, as Pete D writes from rehab

25 November 2014

A short filmic 'recap' from Roger Sargent, first played as an intro to The Libertines' big reconciliation shows at Hyde Park earlier this...

Björk releasing a bjook in 2015
Björk releasing a bjook in 2015

25 November 2014

Björk is to release a big glossy book titled 'Archives' on 30 Mar 2014. Or at least, so says ID, and as far...

New James Blake album
New James Blake album "70% done"

25 November 2014

Sad looking beat-boy James Blake has revealed that the sequel to his 2013 LP 'Overgrown' is mostly done. "70% done", in fact, so...

System Of A Down confirm milestone 2015 shows
System Of A Down confirm milestone 2015 shows

25 November 2014

System of A Down have confirmed a rare UK show, at London's Wembley Arena, as part of a larger European Wake Up The...

CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora, Hannah Diamond, Alex Burey and a whole bunch more
CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora, Hannah Diamond, Alex Burey and a whole bunch more

25 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Commercially viable hitmaker Rita Ora's next single will bear the title 'Testosterone', she hinted to Lance...

Olly Murs is no puppet
Olly Murs is no puppet

25 November 2014

"Thirteen million sales, six platinum discs, six number one records: Is it time to take @OllyMurs seriously?" asked the BBC entertainment news team...

Marilyn Manson and Iggy Azalea comment on appearances in rape fantasies
Marilyn Manson and Iggy Azalea comment on appearances in rape fantasies

24 November 2014

A rep for Marilyn Manson has denied any involvement by the musician in a video that emerged online last week showing Lana Del...

Carla Bruni steers a French Band Aid, as Yoko Ono and co 'Imagine' a new UNICEF sing-along
Carla Bruni steers a French Band Aid, as Yoko Ono and co 'Imagine' a new UNICEF sing-along

24 November 2014

As the 'Do They Know It's Christmas' gravy train rolls on to the top of the UK singles charts (albeit amidst a climate...

YouTube Music Awards to rise again in 2015
YouTube Music Awards to rise again in 2015

24 November 2014

My absolute favourite bumbling awards-giving 'thing' in all of 2013, the wholly worthwhile YouTube Music Awards, is coming back again in 2015, so...

CMU's One Liners: IFPI , Tony Bennett (aka Bobgoblin), David Lynch x Patti Smith plus so much more
CMU's One Liners: IFPI , Tony Bennett (aka Bobgoblin), David Lynch x Patti Smith plus so much more

24 November 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Denis Handlin, my main man at Sony Music Australia, has been chosen to chair the Asia/Pacific Regional...

Ed Sheeran wears cheap pants that no one will ever see
Ed Sheeran wears cheap pants that no one will ever see

24 November 2014

Ed Sheeran buys his pants from Primark. I'm not sure you needed to know that, but now you do. Interviewed in the new issue...

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,...

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