Lil Louis left with permanent hearing loss following Sankeys accident
Lil Louis left with permanent hearing loss following Sankeys accident

29 January 2015

Lil Louis has said that his career as a DJ and producer may be over, following hearing damage he suffered in an accident...

Students campaign for university building to be named after Wiley
Students campaign for university building to be named after Wiley

29 January 2015

Students from Queen Mary University in Bow, East London are campaigning for a proposed new graduate centre to be named after local musician...

Father John Misty creates fake streaming service, for some reason
Father John Misty creates fake streaming service, for some reason

29 January 2015

Father John Misty, aka former Fleet Fox John Tillman, has created a parody streaming service called SAP to promote his new album, 'I...

CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora heading to the Oscars, Calvin Harris extends Vegas residency, former RHCP guitarist goes acid house, and more perplexing stories from the world of music
CMU's One Liners: Rita Ora heading to the Oscars, Calvin Harris extends Vegas residency, former RHCP guitarist goes acid house, and more perplexing stories from the world of music

29 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • There was a time when Sony/ATV's Senior Vice President A&R Europe Johnny Tennander wasn't also Deputy Managing...

Kenny G invented the Frappucino
Kenny G invented the Frappucino

29 January 2015

Kenny G is responsible for a lot of things. All of them bad. This apparently now includes the Frappucino, which he reckons Starbucks...

Gary Glitter testifies in sex abuse trial
Gary Glitter testifies in sex abuse trial

28 January 2015

Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, testified at Southwark Crown Court yesterday, denying ten charges of sexual abuse against children in the 1970s...

Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot's indecent assault trial
Ian Brown testifies in Fred Talbot's indecent assault trial

28 January 2015

Providing some celebrity intrigue to a trial that almost certainly didn't need it, Ian Brown yesterday testified against former Granada TV weatherman and...

CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern
CMU's One Liners: Katy Perry parody, Tom Petty clarity, How To Dress Well and Tālā collabrity (shut up), and other things that don't fit this pattern

28 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • East India Youth will release his second album though XL, the label has announced. 'Culture Of Volume'...

Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks
Brian Harvey Radio 1 remarks "absurd and offensive", say BBC

28 January 2015

To be fair, they'd probably rather not have been asked to comment at all, but comment they have at the NME's request, and...

Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January
Eddy Temple-Morris and CALM call for help to kill January

27 January 2015

After an extended break, Eddy Temple-Morris returns to CMU today with an Eddy Says column announcing a Campaign Against Living Miserably initiative which...

Demis Roussos 1945-2015
Demis Roussos 1945-2015

27 January 2015

Singer Demis Roussos died in hospital in Greece on Sunday, aged 68. He had been ill for some time. Born in Egypt in 1945,...

Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album
Death Cab For Cutie embrace their damage and wear with new album

27 January 2015

Death Cab For Cutie have announced their first album since the departure of guitarist Chris Walla, named 'Kintsugi'. The title "represents a compassionate...

First round of Great Escape bands announced
First round of Great Escape bands announced

27 January 2015

Oh my Lord, get yourself one of the finest spreadsheets on the market and start planning, because the first line-up announcement has been...

CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)
CMU's One Liners: Unilever hires Big Sync Music, Beck working on new album, Mogwai 20th anniversary shows, and more that would just make this headline too long if I were to include them (it is possible that this headline is now too long anyway)

27 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Unilever has made Big Sync Music its sole music supplier for all of its brands worldwide. So,...

Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub
Meow The Jewels is not only happening, but will feature Lil Bub

27 January 2015

Back in the mists of time (aka last October), CMU Artists Of The Year Run The Jewels bowed to the demands of a...

Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues
Investigation into police response to Ian Watkins accusations continues

26 January 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has entered the next stage of its investigation into the way police responded to allegations of child abuse...

Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West
Rihanna releases new single with Paul McCartney and Kayne West

26 January 2015

At long last, the wait is over. Rihanna has released a new single. It features Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Wow! What a...

CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more
CMU's One Liners: Radio 1's Big Weekend, Pharrell on The Simpsons, a new Jess Glynne single, and a well-stocked cupboard-ful more

26 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jess Glynne is going to be big news this year, so get fucking used to it. You...

Brian Harvey releases song about the time he ran himself over with his own car
Brian Harvey releases song about the time he ran himself over with his own car

26 January 2015

Brian Harvey's new YouTube channel has been a veritable treasure trove of intriguing videos so far, with the smashing of his platinum discs,...

CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen
CMU's One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen

23 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Jay-Z is not buying Hot 97, according to a spokesperson for the company that owns the US...

CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant
CMU Beef Of The Week #239: James Blunt v Chris Bryant

23 January 2015

Chris Bryant MP is a "classist gimp", while singer-songwriter James Blunt is a bit "precious" about his position in the music industry. These...

Disclosure deny song theft claims
Disclosure deny song theft claims

22 January 2015

Disclosure have responded to claims that they stole lyrics for songs on their debut album, 'Settle', which featured guest vocalists Sam Smith, Eliza...

Roy Harper trial begins
Roy Harper trial begins

22 January 2015

The trial of folk musician Roy Harper on sexual offences against two underage girls began this week. As previously reported, Harper was arrested...

CMU's One Liners: Chester Bennington's leg and other pop body parts (mainly entire bodies)
CMU's One Liners: Chester Bennington's leg and other pop body parts (mainly entire bodies)

22 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you had a sleepless night worrying about Chester Bennington's leg, well, he's had some surgery and...

Race to find record producer Kim Fowley's body for Girls & Corpses photoshoot
Race to find record producer Kim Fowley's body for Girls & Corpses photoshoot

22 January 2015

I think if there's any argument to be had for not allowing the government to further snoop on our online activity, it's my...

First Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award winners announced
First Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award winners announced

21 January 2015

Five "boundary pushing unsigned artists" have been announced as recipients of the rather new Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards, a programme being jointly run...

New Björk LP rush released after album leak
New Björk LP rush released after album leak

21 January 2015

Björk's new album 'Vulnicura' is OUT NOW. Right now. Like, this very second. Out. "But CMU", you all cry. "You clearly stated just last...

Leg injury forces Linkin Park tour cancellation
Leg injury forces Linkin Park tour cancellation

21 January 2015

Linkin Park have cancelled all remaining dates on their current US tour because frontman Chester Bennington is dead. No, hang on, his leg...

CMU's One Liners: Brighton Music Conference, Meghan Trainor x Harry Styles, The Vaccines on tour, and some other true stories
CMU's One Liners: Brighton Music Conference, Meghan Trainor x Harry Styles, The Vaccines on tour, and some other true stories

21 January 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • If you're thinking that Nick Roden, formerly of ADA and Defected Records, has just been named Director...

Taylor Swift not dating 1975 man, says he
Taylor Swift not dating 1975 man, says he

21 January 2015

Matt Healy off of The 1975 would like you all to know that rumours he is dating Taylor Swift are "all fake". Not...

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