Fleetwood Mac and Queen not playing Glasto, confirms Mike Eavis
Fleetwood Mac and Queen not playing Glasto, confirms Mike Eavis

31 October 2014

Dear anyone playing the ongoing game of 'who's not headlining Glastonbury in 2015' (I know I am), please add Queen and Fleetwood Mac...

CMU's One Liners: Chvrches, Cheryl, Dizzee Rascal and more
CMU's One Liners: Chvrches, Cheryl, Dizzee Rascal and more

31 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Having played a sold out show at Brixton Academy last night, Chvrches have slung their new single,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize
CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize

31 October 2014

Now, obviously you all read our comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Mercury Prize yesterday, so you now know pretty much everything you need...

Former U2 bassist PA loses appeal against theft conviction
Former U2 bassist PA loses appeal against theft conviction

30 October 2014

The former PA to U2 bassist Adam Clayton has lost her appeal against a conviction of stealing money from the musician. As previously reported,...

Japanese rock band Vamps discuss the challenges of making it abroad
Japanese rock band Vamps discuss the challenges of making it abroad

30 October 2014

At last week's Tokyo International Music Market, the Japan Night organisation held a previously reported press conference announcing plans for a series of...

Sharon Van Etten confirms 2015 shows, screens new video
Sharon Van Etten confirms 2015 shows, screens new video

30 October 2014

American folk lady Sharon 'Shaz' Van Etten has confirmed a good lot of shows in 2015, in so doing adding to the ongoing...

 Young Fathers win the Mercury Prize
Young Fathers win the Mercury Prize

30 October 2014

So, the ever masterful CMU Editor Andy Malt let me leave early yesterday to attend that Mercury Prize show in Camden and eat...

Ant & Dec to host the BRITs (yes, in 2015)
Ant & Dec to host the BRITs (yes, in 2015)

30 October 2014

Hey, hey, what? No? Yes! Ant & Dec are only bloody well hosting the 2015 BRIT Awards, which is very exciting news indeed....

CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift, The Death Weather, Tulisa and more
CMU's One Liners: Taylor Swift, The Death Weather, Tulisa and more

30 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Taylor Swift, aka the only artist OF ALL TIME that's loved by all living Americans right now...

Ice Cube went on Sesame Street. The end.
Ice Cube went on Sesame Street. The end.

30 October 2014

Times have changed, big time, for one-time gangsta rap man Ice Cube since he first 'came on the scene' back in 1984. Yes,...

Bye bye Dirty Beaches
Bye bye Dirty Beaches

29 October 2014

Taiwan-born and now Canada-based artist Alex Zhang Hungtai is casting off his nine year-old Dirty Beaches alias, and will take on another 'stage...

Official Charts Company announces
Official Charts Company announces "real winners" of Mercury Prize

29 October 2014

The Official Charts Company has this morning announced what it's calling the "real winners" of the Mercury, ahead of tonight's apparently now pointless...

Eric Clapton shares Jack Bruce tribute track
Eric Clapton shares Jack Bruce tribute track

29 October 2014

Eric Clapton has shared a song dedicated to his late Cream bandmate Jack Bruce, who died last Saturday at the age of 71....

Tune-Yards confirms 2015 shows, WoW fest appearance
Tune-Yards confirms 2015 shows, WoW fest appearance

29 October 2014

The indescribable Tune-Yards, aka Merrill Garbus and friends, are flying in with the spring next year to play a sequence of UK shows...

CMU's One Liners: Pandora, Slayer, Jose Gonzalez and some other fine treats too
CMU's One Liners: Pandora, Slayer, Jose Gonzalez and some other fine treats too

29 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Chris Phillips has been announced as Pandora's new Chief Product Officer. He was previously Amazon Digital Music's...

Harry Potter can rap
Harry Potter can rap

29 October 2014

The number of child stars who manage to go on to become legitimate actors post-puberty is not a large one, percentages-wise (just ask...

John Cale releases track in homage to late Lou Reed
John Cale releases track in homage to late Lou Reed

28 October 2014

John Cale has released a new version of 'If You Were Still Around', a track from his 1982 LP 'Music For A New...

CMU's One Liners: Tool, OK Go, Liverpool Sound City and more
CMU's One Liners: Tool, OK Go, Liverpool Sound City and more

28 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • You might think this new Tool album is never going to make it out into the world,...

You can buy Sia's breath in a jar, if you want
You can buy Sia's breath in a jar, if you want

28 October 2014

Sia released her single 'Breathe Me' ten years ago this year, and it's taken all of that time for someone to come up...

Liam Gallagher closes his Beady Eye
Liam Gallagher closes his Beady Eye

27 October 2014

In case anyone hasn't heard it on the grapevine already, here's the weekend's breaking Beady Eyes news: Liam Gallagher has said via Twitter...

Jack Bruce 1943-2014
Jack Bruce 1943-2014

27 October 2014

Scottish musician Jack Bruce, who's maybe most famed for his time in super-band Cream, but also as one of the most gifted bass...

Susanne Sundfør to send in new LP, Ten Love Songs
Susanne Sundfør to send in new LP, Ten Love Songs

27 October 2014

A one-time CMU Artist Of The Year, Norwegian songbird-songwriter Susanne Sundfør is soon (on 16 Feb 2015, that is) to release her fifth...

CMU's One Liners: Marr's Plectrum Records, Låpsley, Drake and more
CMU's One Liners: Marr's Plectrum Records, Låpsley, Drake and more

27 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • A shop claiming to be the UK's littlest vinyl retailer, Marrs Plectrum Records, has opened in its...

"Hey kids, where's your musical movement", asks Roger Daltrey

27 October 2014

And in the 'old popstar bemoans new pop music' slot today, it's Mr Roger Daltrey. Modern artists lack "angst and purpose", see? Perhaps...

Alvin Stardust 1942-2014
Alvin Stardust 1942-2014

24 October 2014

Singer, entertainer and glam-rock star Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a brief illness, this following his recently being diagnosed with prostate...

Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2
Run The Jewels stealth-release RTJ2

24 October 2014

At last, a big and bold release to compensate for a fairly lax Q4 so far. And no, sorry, it isn't anything to...

Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single
Panda Bear trails Grim Reaper LP with creepy new single

24 October 2014

Speaking of RTJ-style sneaky, ahead-of-time releases, Panda Bear has applied that very tactic to a new EP featuring a lead single in 'Mr...

Elton and Britney staying on in Vegas, with J-Lo potentially on the way
Elton and Britney staying on in Vegas, with J-Lo potentially on the way

24 October 2014

It's time for a go on the 'popstars with Las Vegas residencies' fruit machine of news, as present-day Vegas headliners Elton John and...

CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...
CMU's One Liners: Brian Eno, by:Larm, Chuckles x Tinchy and more...

24 October 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • NASA has a SoundCloud now, space cadets, via which it'll upload audio clips from various historic...

Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition
Kesha claims about Dr Luke contradicted in earlier deposition

23 October 2014

There were developments earlier this week in the high profile and emotive legal battle between Kesha and her long-time collaborator Dr Luke. As previously...

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