Glastonbury Festival-goers have muddy good time

June 22, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Thousands of revellers descended on the Glastonbury Festival today – and were welcomed with torrential downpours. The 1,100 acre site in Somerset is already turning into a mudbath after a week of wet weather. Yesterday an estimated 60,000 ticket-holders poured through the gates armed with tents, waterproofs and trolley-loads of booze. Early arrivers were treated…

Reading and Leeds 2011 line-up announced: Muse and The Strokes to headline

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The Reading and Leeds 2011 festival line-up was announced last night, with Muse, My Chemical Romance and The Strokes headlining across the three days. Other acts making up the 48 bands confirmed so far include rock legends Jane’s Addiction, 90’s nu-metal heroes Deftones, indie warblers Elbow and emo-popsters Jimmy Eat World. Also appearing are Interpol,…

Rebecca Black’s Friday video becomes YouTube sensation for all the wrong reasons

March 14, 2011 | by | 9 Comments

Singer Rebecca Black will be pleased to hear that the video for her song Friday has become a huge viral hit. But she won’t be smiling for long after realising its ‘popularity’ is down to listeners declaring it “the worst song of the decade.” The video has racked up almost two million hits on YouTube…

Jailhouse Rock: Iron Maiden star behind heavy metal bars for benefit fraud

March 11, 2011 | by | 11 Comments

The former lead singer of iconic rock band Iron Maiden was jailed today after he was exposed as a benefit cheat by posting his music videos – on YouTube. Heavy metal legend Paul Andrews, 52 – known and idolised by millions worldwide as front man Paul Di’Anno – was sentenced to nine months for swindling…

Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr dies – two years after appearing on Celebrity Rehab

March 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Former Alice in Chains rocker Mike Starr – whose struggles with heroin addiction were chronicled in the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab – has passed away aged 44. Police confirmed they were called to investigate a body found at an address in Salt Lake City. A spokesperson said: “There is nothing to indicate that this…

Chelsea mum becomes unlikely Snoop Dogg tour guest

March 7, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A banker’s wife and respectable mum-of-four will be swapping her glass of wine for a Gin’n’Juice when she joins controversial gangster rapper Snoop Dogg on tour. Part-time singer Stacey Jackson, 42, normally spends her spare time ferrying her kids to school, learning pilates or attending Parent Teacher Association meetings. But she is now teaming up…

Lady Gaga unveils bizarre new video for Born This Way

March 1, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Lady Gaga has created one of her craziest videos yet for her new single Born This Way. The singer, who emerged from an egg to perform the song at the Grammys, is seen giving birth to aliens and dressed as a tuxedo-wearing zombie in the promo. Set in outer space, the video begins with Gaga…

Glastonbury 2011 headliners confirmed: U2 will join Coldplay and Beyonce on the Pyramid Stage

February 24, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

U2’s Edge has confirmed the band will headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival alongside Coldplay and Beyonce. The rocker made a video announcement at last night’s NME awards, where Glastonbury was voted Best Festival for the third year running. He said: “I have to say there really is something special and iconic about that stage. “So,…

Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber pick up ‘worst’ NME awards 2011 plus full list of winners

February 24, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers may attract hoards of screaming teenage fans but they proved less popular with NME readers who voted for them to receive three ‘worst’ gongs at this year’s awards. Biebs scooped the Least Stylish and Worst Album gongs in the rock bible’s annual awards while Disney’s Jonas Brothers were named Worst…

Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling win at The Brit Awards 2011 plus list of winners in full

February 16, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Last night’s Brit Awards saw a move away from pop towards ‘quality’ music, with folk acts Laura Marling and Mumford & Sons, and Canadian indie outfit Arcade Fire, all scooping top awards. Laura Marling, who won the title of Best British Female, may have had critical success with her second album I Speak Because I…

Rihanna sued by photographer David LaChapelle over S&M video

February 15, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Rihanna’s sexy S&M music video has landed her in trouble with photographer David LaChapelle, who has launched a lawsuit claiming it plagiarises his work. The celebrity snapper, who has worked for titles such as GQ, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, announced yesterday that he is taking legal action against the 22-year-old singer. He is seeking…

Esperanza Spalding unexpectedly takes Best New Artist Grammy Award

February 14, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding unexpectedly beat Justin Bieber and Florence & The Machine to take home the Best New Artist award at the Grammy Awards last night. Bookies had placed the odds of the 26-year-old winning at just 20/1, while Justin and Florence had been the hot favourites at 5/4 each. Speaking to MTV news,…

Radiohead shock fans by announcing release of new album, The King Of Limbs, this Saturday

February 14, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Musical pioneers Radiohead dropped a bombshell on fans this morning by announcing the release of an unexpected eighth studio album, The King of Limbs, this Saturday. It will be the band’s first album since 2007’s In Rainbows, which they famously released in a ‘pay what you want’ online experiment. Fans will be able to get…

Pete Doherty and Carl Barat re-forming the Libertines for Glastonbury 2011

February 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The Libertines, the wild-living indie banded fronted by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat, may re-form to play at Glastonbury Festival this year. The band reunited last year for special performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, where they wowed both crowds and critics alike. A source told The Sun: “Although there are no signs of…

Jedward for Eurovision? X-Factor wannabes vying for Ireland’s votes

February 11, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Jedward will tonight launch their bid to become Ireland’s next Eurovision entry. The terrible twosome, who show no signs of dropping off the radar like many expected them to after X Factor, will be vying for the country’s votes in a Eurosong special of Ireland’s Late Late Show this evening. Jedward – real names John…

Guitar Hero no more as Activision announces it will cease publication

February 10, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The makers of video game Guitar Hero have announced they will stop publishing the game this year. Activision Blizzard inc released a statement last night confirming that the popular game is no more. “Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s ‘Guitar Hero’ business unit and discontinue development on…

Beyonce to headline Glastonbury 2011

February 9, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Beyonce could be headlining Glastonbury Festival 2011 alongside U2 and Coldplay, if line-up rumours are to be believed. According to gossip website Holy Moly, the R’n’B star will taking up the same spot as her husband Jay-Z three years ago when he won over hundreds of skeptics and proved the pyramid stage doesn’t have to…