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Unreleased Material Tragedy: Michael Jackson’s Rubbish Offcuts of Offal Pop Anyone?


WHAT happens when a musician dies? They get a TV special and a ‘Best Of’. Eventually, they’ll get a musical too, possibly written by Ben Elton or Jennifer Saunders.

Between those, … (read more)

Posted: 1st, April 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment

Copyright Law Result: Tonight We’re Going To Legally Burn CDs Like It’s 1999

Disc jockey Gregg Whiteside loads a disc into a compact disc player at WOXR radio station in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1989. Whiteside says he … (read more)

Posted: 31st, March 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment

1 In 5 BBC Listeners Would Refuse To Attend A Gay Marriage


A FIFTH of BBC Radio 5 Live listeners, when asked, said that they wouldn’t attend a gay marriage (thanks to legislation, now known as ‘a marriage’) and that men were twice … (read more)

Posted: 28th, March 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment

First look at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer

Voice actors, from top left, Mikey Kelley, James Arnold Taylor, Nolan North and Mitchell Whitfield pose behind their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters, from left, Michelangelo, … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2014 | In: Film, Reviews | Comment

The Big Reunion: Andi Peters and Britpop


ARE you aware of the ITV2 series, The Big Reunion? Thus far, the show has brought Blue, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X and more, back together.

Now, voice of the show – … (read more)

Posted: 27th, March 2014 | In: Music, Reviews | Comment

13 Off Kilter Songs About Drugs You Missed


SURPRISINGLY, Damon Albarn used to be a smackhead. You’d never have guessed would you? More than that, he said that heroin “completely changed” him as a musician and he’s written about being … (read more)

Posted: 26th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Key Posts, Music | Comment

Nick Cannon Kicks Up ‘Whiteface’ Argument

WHEN anyone switches up the colour of their skin, an argument ensues. Over the years, there have been hundreds of white actors doing ‘Blackface’ and until relatively recently, the Black … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Gervais Is Bringing David Brent Back To TV?



REMEMBER we told you that Ricky Gervais would be taking David Brent out on tour? Well, all is not as it seems.

It seems Ricky is bringing back Brent in a … (read more)

Posted: 25th, March 2014 | In: TV & Radio | Comment

GWAR Front Man Dave Brockie RIP: Scumdogs of the Universe Lament Their Loss

ONE of the funnest, daftest and most bizarre rock bands on the planet, are GWAR. A cavalcade of ogre faces, missing limbs, pantomime villainy, showers of blood and all manner … (read more)

Posted: 24th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment

Aberdeen FC And The Human League Present The 11 Greatest Footballer Chants (Volume 1)



UNEXPECTEDLY to most, the Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me?’ went top ten midweek. No-one really knew why, especially die-in-the-wool Human League fans. Everyone was pleased all the same.

However, what … (read more)

Posted: 20th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment

Gene Simmons Thinks Hip Hop, Non-Guitarists And Karaoke Kiss Should Be Banished From The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame



YOU may remember Gene Simmons as the frontman of Kiss and a deeply upsetting sex tape. Mainly though, you’ll think of him as an opinionated gobshite who looks weird when … (read more)

Posted: 19th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment (1)

BBC To Shock Everyone By Celebrating Yet More Music Played By White People: The Britpop Years

Manchester pop group Oasis accept the Brit award for Best Video (for ‘Wonderwall’) from Inxs frontman Michael Hutchence (left) at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Earl’s … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment

Fashion designer and Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott, commits suicide

BREAKING. Fashion designer L’Wren Scott has been found dead after hanging herself in her New York apartment this morning. L’Wren has been known, of late, as being the girlfriend of Mick … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Miley Cyrus Gives Out To Security During Gig

THE treatment of Miley Cyrus by the public at large has been a problematic one. Basically, thanks to growing up in front of everyone – which includes making mistakes, changing … (read more)

Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment

The Greatest Voice in Hollywood, Hal Douglas, RIP



IT doesn’t matter who you are in Hollywood, fact is, you owe something to Hal Douglas.

You may not know who Hal Douglas is. He’s not exactly a household name, and … (read more)

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Film | Comment

We Know If You’re Lying on Twitter

TWITTER is, lets face it, a place where people pretend their more exciting or more wealthy or more miserable than they really are. They do it to get attention from … (read more)

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Reviews, Technology | Comment

Neil Young Launches Pono Music Player



IF you can’t sell records anymore, thanks to illegal downloaders and the like, then why not work out another way of making money? That’s what Neil Young has done – … (read more)

Posted: 14th, March 2014 | In: Music, Technology | Comment

Lindsay Lohan Compiles A Cast List Of Everyone She’s Slept With In Hollywood’s Petrie Dish

CELEBRITIES, really, are supposed to be badly behaved. What is the point of being wealthy, popular and good looking if you’re not goin to rinse it for all it is … (read more)

Posted: 13th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Keith Richards Is Writing A Children’s Book. Stop Laughing

WHEN rock musicians get bored, there’s a mental ticklist of things they need to do to stop them from shrivelling up and dying.

They are: painting; an album of ‘standards’; going … (read more)

Posted: 12th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment

Listen To Daft Punk, Jay Z and Kanye’s Collab Leaked Online



AT the moment, Kanye and Daft Punk (above) are so hot. Everything they do is leapt on, prompting furious debate, fandom and craziness. And then there’s Jay Z. Jay Z’s … (read more)

Posted: 11th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment

One Direction Go After George Osborne And Tax Dodgers

IT is usually indie fans who mock the rest of music for not being ‘real’ or doing anything worthwhile, when funnily, it is usually their favourite bands who are the … (read more)

Posted: 11th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment (1)

Lily Allen: Not Keen On Feminists



FEMINISTS are really, if we’re being honest here, only truly great at one thing – and that’s picking holes in people’s arguments. That would be the arguments of the patriarchy, … (read more)

Posted: 8th, March 2014 | In: Music | Comment

England To Have A World Cup Song Befitting How Dull They’ll Play



ANYONE who saw England play against Denmark last night or, indeed, have ever seen England play in any tournament of any kind, will know that everyone’s going to be treated … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2014 | In: Music, Sports | Comment

The Greatest Rock Biopics: From Hendrix to Guthrie


BIOPICS are problematic at the best of times, but get it right and you can cement a person’s place in history forever. Especially tricky are rock biopics because, half the … (read more)

Posted: 6th, March 2014 | In: Film, Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment

In Praise Of Cartoon Music!


THERE are a lot of people who will go on and on and on about the amazing theme songs of ’80s and ’90s cartoons. While they have a point (who … (read more)

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment