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Music news and reviews, music videos and tittle tattle, with a lingering look at the past from Anorak. A source for rock, pop, album and live music, new releases, artist interviews and features.

US Radio Show Edits Phone In Request To Replace Marc Mysterio With Black Eyed Peas

WHAT news of Anorak’s pal Mark Mysterio, of Sam Fox fame, and his pals for world domination? News is that he’s been banned by radio stations. A caller wanted to hear Mysterio’s song One More Time played on Twin-Cities-based …

Posted: 13th, May 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


RIP Tom McGrath, You Were Willy Eckerslike Of The Lancashire Hotpots

RIP Tom McGrath AKA Willy Eckerslike, drummer and singer with the Lancashire Hotpots. Reader Bat E Bird sends us these films of some of your best moments.

And:

Posted: 13th, May 2010 | In: Music | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: X Factor Diana Vickers Does The Scala

DIANA Vickers – an X Factor semi-finalist – was singing at London’s Scala. The singing was good and Vickers, once billed as the news Sandi Shaw (the old Sandi Shaw refused to relinquish her title, or die as we call …

Posted: 13th, May 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Courtney Love’s Ugly Sex For The Clash: Pictures

COURTNEY Love was performing at the Clash Magazine 50th Edition Party, at the Monarch in Camden, north London. Camden is all the better for Love. She’s singing Leonard Cohen numbers. Times are changing.  No-one gropes her when she crowd surfs …

Posted: 9th, May 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Katie Melua At The Hard Rock Cafe

KATIE Melua was at the Hard Rock Cafe in central London, as part of the Q Music Club, London, last night. She took along a gigantic guitar. Pictures:

Posted: 6th, May 2010 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: The Black Eyed Peas And Cheryl Cole Bed Show

TO the The Black Eyed Peas concert at the O2, gamely supported by Cheryl Cole. Fans came with high hopes that the concert would turn into a live sex show or a Girls Aloud concert, as the in pre-match hype …

Posted: 6th, May 2010 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Candi Staton Souls Out Nottingham

CANDI Staton is leaving it late to be billed as the new Whitney Houston. But unlike the sweaty mess on stage at the 02, Staton san sing and remember the words. We saw her at the Rescue Rooms in …

Posted: 28th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Grace Jones Gives Lady Gaga Her Unicorn Of Pity

ANORAK went to see Grace Jones perform live at the Royal Albert Hall, London. How close would you dare get to Grace Jones? We got close enough to smell her pelt. Jones is like a modern-day Medusa. One stare and …

Posted: 27th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Whitney Houston Loses Her Voice In London, Literally: Pictures

WHITNEY Houston was on stage at the big oxygen tent, the O2 in Greenwich, London. It was billed as Whitney comeback concert.whitney cameback. But her voice – Little Whitney – was lost.

USA Today reports that “hundreds in the

Posted: 26th, April 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


50 Cent’s Tattoo Removal And Tipp-Ex: Pictures

TOOTHY rapper 50 Cent wants to clear some space on his body by removing some of his tattoos. The tatts will not be cut away in a clinic and auctioned for charity – for shame! – but burnt off with …

Posted: 15th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


N-Dubz’s Dappy Goes Iggle Piggle Pob

KAYE Vasell, mum to N-Dubz front man Dappy’s son gino and unborn foetus, says the singer loves Iggle Piggle.

For some time Anorak believed Dappy was modelled on Pop, the spitting TV star. But he moves whit the times. Says …

Posted: 15th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Justin Bieber Is A ‘Lesbian’

JUSTIN Bieber is huge. Literally. Bieber is massive. In real life he’s the size of a large horse. He also looks just like a lesbian. Lesbians are the last taboo in the mainstream media. You only ever see a lesbian …

Posted: 14th, April 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Abba’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus Do Kristina: Mamma Mia 2

HOW do you follow Mama Mia? With Mamma Mia 2, you wally. Anorak went along to the Royal Albert Hall in west London to see Abba’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus plug their new musical Kristina.

The show is …

Posted: 13th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vengasboys: Pete Burns, Perez Hilton And Lady Gaga In Gayest Music Video Ever

LADY Gaga, Pete Burns and Perez Hilton make cameos in Vengaboys’ new music video that’s been hyped as their  “gayest music video ever”. Yep, gayer than that one.

Tabloid Prodigy has more.

Vengaboys Web site:

We’ve had a great

Posted: 13th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vatican Responds To Sex Cases By Clearing The Satantic Beatles

TOP news from the Vatican is that the Pope and the Catholic Church has forgiven John Lennon for saying in 1966 that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus“. The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano (in association with Choir

Posted: 12th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jennifer Lopez Goes Viral With No More Tears (Enough is Enough)

READY for the Jennifer Lopez shocker? Back in the late 70s when two two golden-throated divas – Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer – ducked into a recording studio to duet a song called No More Tears (Enough is Enough), …

Posted: 5th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Pete Doherty Reforms The Libertines On Google Search

PETE Doherty and Carl Barat have been playing (music) at Boogaloo in north London in the aftermath that they are reforming The Libertines. Yeah, they’re gonna reform the band. The band, man. The band! So long as music is ranked …

Posted: 31st, March 2010 | In: Music | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Jared Leto And 30 Seconds To Mars Play Geoff Lloyd Hometime Show

JARED Leto took his 30 Seconds to Mars combo to Absolute Radio in central London as part of the Geoff Lloyd Hometime Show. Jared sported the world’s biggest pair of ear plugs. But if anyone can carry off the look …

Posted: 30th, March 2010 | In: Music | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: JLS Play The Albert Hall For The Teenage Cancer Trust

THEY went wild for JLS at the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Roger Daltry, The Who frontman instrumental in the TCT gigs and charity is awaiting his knighthood.

Celebrity charity work is not all about grandstanding. …

Posted: 29th, March 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: The Arctic Monkeys For Teenage Cancer Trust

DID you see The Arctic Monkeys’ lead singer Alex Turner and with Jamie Cook performing at the Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall, in west London? We did. The Teenage Cancer Trust is charity without the cynicism. …

Posted: 28th, March 2010 | In: Music | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Frank Zappa and Tom Waits’ Manager Herb Cohen RIP

RIP Herb Cohen – manager of Frank Zappa and Tom Waits, tough and litigious, described as resembling “a bearded fire hydrant”.

He was born in the South Bronx, had been a Marine, fireman and discharged from the Army as “incompatible” …

Posted: 27th, March 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures: Noel Gallagher And The Courteeners For The Teenage Cancer Trust

NOEL Gallagher and Liam Fray and The Courteeners were the latest musicians to perform a Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall, in west London. Some charity gigs are mawkish and opportunistic, little more than a vehicle to …

Posted: 26th, March 2010 | In: Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0