Bill Ward says a full Black Sabbath reunion still unlikely
Bill Ward says a full Black Sabbath reunion still unlikely

17 April 2015

Bill Ward, original drummer with Black Sabbath, has issued another long statement about his relationship with his former band, following the news that...

CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef
CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef

17 April 2015

Quite staggeringly, this column has now been running for over five years, and over the space of 250 of these things (or thereabouts,...

Percy Sledge 1940-2015
Percy Sledge 1940-2015

16 April 2015

Soul singer Percy Sledge died from liver cancer on Tuesday this week. He was 74. Born in 1940 in Alabama, Sledge was performing at...

Union J's Josh Cuthbert fine after car crash
Union J's Josh Cuthbert fine after car crash

16 April 2015

Union J's Josh Cuthbert and his girlfriend Chloe Lloyd are both fine after being involved in a car crash in London. According to...

CMU's One Liners: Snoop Dogg's weed investment, Louis and Liam's songwriting japes, Chris Hadfield's space album, and more
CMU's One Liners: Snoop Dogg's weed investment, Louis and Liam's songwriting japes, Chris Hadfield's space album, and more

16 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Snoop Dogg has invested in a marijuana delivery service, because of course he has. • Liam Payne and...

Morrissey says Glasto not animal friendly
Morrissey says Glasto not animal friendly

16 April 2015

Morrissey has had a little gripe at Michael Eavis. Possibly because we once referred to Eavis as King Of Glastonbury and now Morrissey...

Gary Barlow working on Take That musical
Gary Barlow working on Take That musical

15 April 2015

Gary Barlow has said that he is working on a Take That musical, to tell the band's story on stage. This comes after...

CMU's One Liners: MoZella re-signs with Sony/ATV, US Girls sign to 4AD, some Drake stuff, and more
CMU's One Liners: MoZella re-signs with Sony/ATV, US Girls sign to 4AD, some Drake stuff, and more

15 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Sony/ATV has extended its publishing deal with MoZella, who has written songs for artists like Miley Cyrus,...

Justin Bieber choked by Coachella security, even though he is the nicest guy alive
Justin Bieber choked by Coachella security, even though he is the nicest guy alive

15 April 2015

Apparently the news of what a great guy Justin Bieber now is hasn't reached Coachella security yet, with TMZ reporting that the singer...

The Vaccines announce UK tour dates
The Vaccines announce UK tour dates

14 April 2015

The Vaccines have announced winter UK tour dates, which they will close off with two nights at the Brixton Academy. All of which...

Everything Everything announce UK tour dates
Everything Everything announce UK tour dates

14 April 2015

Everything Everything will be touring in November too. This in support of their new album 'Get To Heaven', which is out on 15...

Mumford & Sons and Death Cab For Cutie criticise artists involved in Tidal's launch
Mumford & Sons and Death Cab For Cutie criticise artists involved in Tidal's launch

14 April 2015

At the end of that awkward Tidal launch event last month, I reckon at least four of the big name artists who squirmed...

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi denies health problems to blame for band's farewell gig cancellation
Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi denies health problems to blame for band's farewell gig cancellation

13 April 2015

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has denied reports that he is in ill health, after the band cancelled their previously announced 'farewell show'...

Free Kanye West show in Armenia shut down by police
Free Kanye West show in Armenia shut down by police

13 April 2015

A free Kanye West show at Swan Lake in Yerevan, Armenia was cut short by police last night, after the rapper jumped into...

Two Japanese music showcases announced in London
Two Japanese music showcases announced in London

13 April 2015

Do you like Japanese music? Sure you do. But you're frustrated that you rarely get to see any of the bands you like...

CMU's One Liners: Mumford & Sons, The National, Ryn Weaver, and more
CMU's One Liners: Mumford & Sons, The National, Ryn Weaver, and more

13 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Ryn Weaver will release her debut album, 'The Fool', on 7 Aug. She'll also play a UK...

Stop laughing at Blue, they are very successful
Stop laughing at Blue, they are very successful

13 April 2015

Blue would like it to be known that, despite being dropped by Sony Music, they are not a band to be laughed at....

Dave Grohl discusses Record Store Day release of early Foo Fighters demos
Dave Grohl discusses Record Store Day release of early Foo Fighters demos

10 April 2015

When you're the official ambassador for Record Store Day, you can't just sit around doing nothing. True, that does seem to be a...

John Singleton quits Tupac biopic, plans rival film
John Singleton quits Tupac biopic, plans rival film

10 April 2015

Director John Singleton has said that, following his departure from a planned biopic about the life of rapper Tupac Shakur, he now plans...

CMU Beef Of The Week #249: Pat Pope v Garbage
CMU Beef Of The Week #249: Pat Pope v Garbage

10 April 2015

There are three main reasons that photographers appear in the news. First is that they've been punched by a celebrity. Second is that...

Marilyn Manson to press charges over Denny's punch
Marilyn Manson to press charges over Denny's punch

9 April 2015

Marilyn Manson has said that he will press charges against a man who allegedly hit him in the face at a branch of...

CMU's One Liners: Twisted Sister, Sharon Van Etten, Fred Abbott, more
CMU's One Liners: Twisted Sister, Sharon Van Etten, Fred Abbott, more

9 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Twisted Sister have announced that they will split when they reach the end of their current touring...

2 Chainz and Diplo sample $100,000 mineral water
2 Chainz and Diplo sample $100,000 mineral water

9 April 2015

Did you know that you can pay $100,000 for a bottle of mineral water? No, neither did I. So thanks to 2 Chainz...

Father of late GWAR frontman accuses band of stealing son's ashes
Father of late GWAR frontman accuses band of stealing son's ashes

8 April 2015

The father of late GWAR frontman Dave Brockie has sued the other members of the band and their management company Slave Pit, accusing...

Kanye West settles photographer attack lawsuit
Kanye West settles photographer attack lawsuit

8 April 2015

Kanye West and paparazzo Daniel Ramos have settled a lawsuit launched in August 2013. Ramos accused West of attacking him at Los Angeles...

Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer killed in car crash
Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer killed in car crash

8 April 2015

Original Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Bob Burns died in a car accident last week. He was 64. According to Georgia State Patrol, Burns died on...

CMU's One Liners: A streaming service called Milk, and non-milk related news
CMU's One Liners: A streaming service called Milk, and non-milk related news

8 April 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Tim Kelly, who previously worked for indies like One Little Indian and Rough Trade in the UK,...

Danny Brown aims to offset misogyny with children's book
Danny Brown aims to offset misogyny with children's book

8 April 2015

Danny Brown has spoken more about his previously reported children's book, saying that he hopes writing it will offset the misogyny in his...

LA court considers whether to allow latest Michael Jackson molestation case to proceed
LA court considers whether to allow latest Michael Jackson molestation case to proceed

7 April 2015

A court in LA has been considering whether to allow a civil case against the Michael Jackson Estate to proceed in which claimant...

Garbage respond to photographer's refusal to grant use of pictures for free in new book
Garbage respond to photographer's refusal to grant use of pictures for free in new book

7 April 2015

Garbage have responded to an open letter to the band from photographer Pat Pope, who questioned why he was being asked for permission...

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