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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.

James Blunt’s Concert At 42000 Feet: Pictures And Sick Bags

JAMES Blunt rose into the air in a plane to sing at 42,000 ft and beat the world record for the highest gig ever. He might also beat the record for the number of air passengers being sick into an acoustic guitar. Both records are currently held by passengers aboard the flight where the captain played Lionel Richie’s Hello over the PA system.

Does some music make you feel queasy in the car or on the plane? Here’s Blunt, crooning in the skies above…Norwich.Pictures:

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James Blunt before he attempts the Heart's gig in the sky world record attempt, London

Posted: 29th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comments (4)


Glastonbury In Pictures: All Of Them

GLASTONBURY 2010 In Pictures – presented by Stevie Wonder’s keytar; Paloma Faith’s massive balls; Muse’s rock; U2’s one-man-show (it was The Edge who showed up); Gorillaz in 3D, 2D and 32DD; bits of The Clash; Pet Shop Boys off their box; Kylie Minogue’s lipstick lesbianism with the Scissor Sisters; Snoop Dogg on one; Willie Nelson off one; Seasick Steve downing one; Emma Watson’s tattoo; and you…

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Stevie Wonder performs on the pyramid stage as he closes Glastonbury Festival 2010, at Worthy farm in Pilton, Somerset. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 27, 2010. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Posted: 27th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Muse Play Glastonbury With U2’s The Edge: Pictures

GLASTONBURY in pictures: Muse rocked the Pyramid stage. Matt Bellamy was joined on stage by The Edge of U2. The show’s other highlight was another old act appearing – the Blockbuster’s gold run. Not since Bob Holness was asked for a “P, please” have we seen the hexagons light up…

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EDITORIAL USE ONLY NO MERCHANDISING. Muse performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

Posted: 27th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Kylie Minogue Joins The Orchestrated Lesbians At Glastonbury: Pictures

KYLIE Minogue is kissing Scissor Sisters stager Ana Matronic at Glastonbury. It’s on stage, readers. We like our lesbians to be fake and an orchestrated spectacle. We like lesbians to be seen and not heard. Kylie adds her name and face to the gallery of lipstick lesbians giving the boys in the media gallery what they want –  and all they can handle…

Kylie Minogue In Max (NSFW)

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Kylie Minogue and Ana Matrionic at Glastonbury

Posted: 27th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Hard Rock Calling: Stevie Wonder’s Keytar, Pearl Jam And Sarah Harding Does The Gents – In Pictures

THE Hard Rock Calling concert In Pictures – introduced by Sarah Harding walking into the Gents toilet. Harding’s big mistake. It was. Really. Walking into the gents is easy – if you have no sense of smell. Also there, Pearl Jam with a sweet red wine, Stevie Wonder on keytar, Jamiroquai as Standing Bull and James Morrison…

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Sarah Harding realises she has just walked into the Gents toilets at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park, London.

Posted: 26th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Pearl Jam And The Hives Play The Hard Rock Calling Festival: Pictures

FOR those of you who wanted to go to an open air concert but didn’t fancy schlepping to Glastonbury and living like a refugee, waking up in the night to hear braying ninnies banging on about drugs and ‘the experience’, there was Pearl Jam at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London’s Hyde Park, London. Great show. Look out for the Hives doing the nautical look and The Chiefs modelling this year’s merkins – on their faces…

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Sarah Harding realises she has just walked into the Gents toilets at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in Hyde Park, London.

Posted: 26th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Glastonbury Day 2 In Pictures: Emma Watson, Muse, The Dead Weather And Back Stage

GLASTONBURY in Pictures: Day 2. Here’s Alison Mosshart of The Dead Weather smoking a cigarette on stage and Seasick Steve supping a beer. Nice work if you can get it. Jackson Browne went one stage further and looked comatose. Scissor Sisters looked like an 1980s tribute act to soemthing that might have been good. And Muse rocked.

Zandra Rhodes added to the impression that Glastonbury is the product of an exploded in a clown factory by dressing accordingly. Emma Watson, the celebrity face of the show, wanders about with George Craig of One Night Only. Kelly Osbourne and boyfriend Luke Worrall did whatever the do. Jameela Jamil looked leggy. And Pixie Geldof looked like the games teacher your boarding school warned you about.

And the sun beat down…

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Shakira performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

Posted: 26th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Glastonbury In Pictures: Gorrilaz Clash With The Nautical Theme

GLASTONBURY in pictures: Mick Jones, Damon Albarn and Paul Simonon of The Clash continued to work that yachty theme as they joined Gorrilaz on the Pyramid Stage. Damon Albarn is the first person to headline the festival two years running, because U2 pulled out when Bono was struck down by an act of God. Snoop Dogg joined Gorrilaz on stage for their final track, Clint Eastwood, and De La Soul popped up with some lilting rap. This was nostalgia, animation, video, music, pop, mash-up and a show – Gorrilaz are for the internet generation…

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Gorrillaz performing on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset.

Posted: 26th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Glastonbury In Pictures: Snoop Dogg’s Pigtails Do The Dizzee Rascal

GLASTONBURY welcomed Snoop Dogg onto the Pyramid Stage on the festival’s first day. Snoop wore pigtail and a huge knuckler duster with his name on it. What with the shorter-term memory stuff, this is advisable. Also playing on Day 1 were Dizzee Rascal – now a shouter for Ing-er-land – and La Roux, Danny’s little girl all grown up…

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Snoop Dog performing on the Pyramid Stage on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival 2010 on Worthy Farm, near Pilton, Somerset.

Posted: 25th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Revealed: Russian Who Paid GaGa Million Dollars To Appear In Ace Of Base Tribute Video

LADY GaGa’s new song Alejandro sounds much like an Ace of Base old song – the one that Aswad did and they sped up a bit. The video features a Russian billioanaire who paid $1million to feature in it.

Lady GaGa’s Alejandro Is Not Ace Of Base’s Don’t Turn Around

So keen was this Russian to be in the video that he hasn’t told anyone his name. Of course, he may be cranking up the PR before he explodes onto the media. Or else he will go on to appear in lots of video, a mystery music figure who does nothing for the art but just looks the part. The man called dubbed ‘Arkady’ is Wham!’s Andrew Ridgely, The Happy Monday’s Bez and anyone from Milli Vanilli to Bony M’s Bobby Farrell.

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Posted: 24th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1)


Glastonbury: Turning Vodka Into Water

GLASTONBURY is here. And the pilgrims are turning vodka into water… Behold!

Posted: 23rd, June 2010 | In: Music | Comments (2)


Lady GaGa’s Alejandro Is Not Ace Of Base’s Don’t Turn Around

MORE on Lady GaGa’s Madonna-Ace of Base hybrid record Alejandro. Lady GaGa is Madonna’s Camel, a popstar formed by committee. The song is Ace of Base’s Don’t Turn Around, itself a copy of Aswad’s orignial, although they didn’t write it.

Alejandro is a pretty good match to Don’t Turn Around, albeit with a dash of La Isla Bonita.

Ace Of Bass and Madonna Both Love Lady GaGa’s New Nostalgia Song: Alejandro

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Posted: 17th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comments (2)


In Pictures: Joan Jett Plays The 100 Club (No Kirsten Stewart On Vuvuzela)

JOAN Jett, of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – not Kirsten Stewart’s mum (really?) – was performing on stage at The 100 Club in central London. We Love Rock ‘n’ Roll. Play it all the time on the juke box, baby. Yeah, we sang along. And we could hear ourselves sing. No vuvuzelas, you see. Although if Joan wants to be rock ‘n’ roll, current and upset the establishment she should get The Blackhearts on the big World Cup kazoos and blow…

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Joan Jett of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, performing on stage at The 100 Club in central London.

Posted: 15th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Pink Lands On The Isle Of White Festival: In Pictures

PINK was performing on the Main Stage, at the Isle of Wight Festival, at Seaclose Park in Newport. She started her set by performing above the stage. On the Isle of White locals still point at planes. They noticed Pink. Some wanted to shoot her down. They were afeard. Others got down and prayed. Pink then landed and demanded to be heard by screaming through a gramophone amplifier. The masses swooned. Pink did as Klingon fertility dance:

Isle Of White Festival In Pictures: The Strokes And Debbie Harry Thrash England

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Pink performing above the Main Stage, at the the Isle of Wight Festival, at Seaclose Park in Newport.

Posted: 13th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1)


RockNess In Pictures: Ian Brown Shows Blondie The Real Face Of Music

DEBBIE Harry made it from the Isle of White to Inverness in time to sing a few Blondie hits at RockNess. She looked good. Too good. And when we saw Ian Brown looking like you’d expect someone to look who said that when the Stone Roses split they fell into two camps: “We had two buses – the coke bus and the weed bus.” Although he did also say: “Because of my cheekbones people think I’m a crackhead.” (He’s not.) So. Brown looks authentic, the northern Keith Richards. And Blondie looks a Surrey divorcee on Blondie karaoke night. Still. Good sing-along fun. Pictures:

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Debbie Harry of Blondie performs during the RockNess music festival near Inverness, Scotland.

Posted: 13th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Isle Of White Festival In Pictures: The Strokes And Debbie Harry Thrash England

THE Isle of White Festival Day 2 in Pictures, presented by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. At Seaclose Park, the football on the big screen as watched by a few men in lots of others who’d have preferred to have watched Neighbours. We also spotted test tube sex symbols The Saturdays, Biffy Clyro and Debbie Harry. Blondie And The Strokes against The Saturdays. USA 2 – England 0:

In Pictures: Paloma Faith Colours The Isle Of White Festival

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Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performing on the Main Stage, at the the Isle of Wight Festival, at Seaclose Park in Newport.

Posted: 13th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


In Pictures: Paloma Faith Colours The Isle Of White Festival

DAY 2 of the Isle of White Festival and Anorak’s favourite Chromatron Paloma Faith is following Marina Diamandis into our dreams. Look out for the kicks. The Isle of White is not longer adrift…

Isle Of White Festival In Pictures: The Strokes And Debbie Harry Thrash England

Festival Fashion Guide – In Pictures

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Paloma Faith performing on the Main Stage, at the the Isle of Wight Festival, at Seaclose Park in Newport.

Posted: 12th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Jay Z Barcodes The Isle Of White Festival: In Pictures

THE Isle of White Festival is here – and we’ve got all the pictures. We caught up with Juliette Lewis backstage – entertaining and talented. We also spotted Coco Sumner of I Blame Coco. She’s Sting’s daughter. Don’t hold it against her. If pop is about being precocious, she’s got pop. The star turns are Jay Z, the uber-rich barcode-turned-rapper, who should go down well with what can be sombre crowd, the Strokes.

If you want to sing along – here are the lyrics.

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Posted: 11th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comments (5)


The Mojo Honours Awards 2010: Winners And Pictures

The MOJO Honours List 20101 – Award winners and pictures:

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Dave Brock (left) and Tim Blake of Hawkwind win the MOJO Maverick Award at the MOJO Honours List 2010 held in the Brewery, London.

Winners:

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Posted: 11th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


MOJO Honours List 2010 In Pictures: Old, New And Rearranged Faces

WITH Tony Christie and Jarvis Cocker to the MOJO Honours List 2010 at the Brewery in London. Good do. But what about those faces? We couldn’t help but wonder who had aged the best, the worst and who had been assisted? The mugshots of Marc Almond and Andy Bell were like looking at the 1980s in the back of a spoon. Kasabian looked good. Bez from the Happy Mondays looks as you’d expect, and breathing. Jean Michel Jarre had windswept hair (in no wind!), Peter Blake, Mani, Alex James, Richard Hawley, Emmylou Harris, Harry Shearer, Jim Jones Review, Midlake, Jeff Prystowsky, Mark Mothersbaugh, Duane Eddy, Martha and Rufus Wainwright, Sigur Ros and Beth Orton arrived.  Jimmy Page looked smooth. And  Hawkwind looked like everyone else should have…

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Dave Brock (left) and Tim Blake of Hawkwind win the MOJO Maverick Award at the MOJO Honours List 2010 held in the Brewery, London.

Posted: 10th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


Ace Of Bass and Madonna Both Love Lady GaGa’s New Nostalgia Song: Alejandro

LADY GaGa, that Madonna camel with Grace Jones boots, has anew song called Alejandro – which as you scholars know it Latin for C’Mon England! C’Mon! Soon it will be shorthand for “We’ve got a huge budget and need to spend every penny.” In Westminster it will be a new greeting.

“Alejandro, Mr Cameron.”
“Alejandro,” Mr Clegg.
“Alejandro, suckers.”

It’s a great tune. And we loved it the first time we heard Madonna sing it, last night when I dreamt of San Pedro, just like I’d never gone, I knew the song… and then we saw the sign with Ace of Bass and it opened up our eyes.

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Posted: 8th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


In Pictures: Justin Bieber Pulls A Girl At Wembley Show

JUSTIN Bieber plays the Capital Radio Summertime Ball and having danced with Usher and will.i.am on stage (look out for the young Bieber’s Pull Ups chaffing) – and looked not a lot unlike the product of a mating between a young Jane Fonda and Jimmy Osmond – Bieber pulled a fan from the crowd. She swooned. (She sat on a stool and was still bigger than Justin.) Bieber crooned. The sun set. The girls panted. Bieber’s helmet of hair caught the fading light. He then made the sign of the Devil. And all was good… All the pictures from the show:

In Photos: Captial Radio Summertime Ball (Rihanna, Bieber, JLS, Cheryl Cole And…)

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Justin Bieber on stage during the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

Posted: 8th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (3)


RIP Stuart Cable: A Stereophonic Life In Pictures

Along with band members Richard Jones and Kelly Jones you gave Sky Sports a theme song for their highlights package. He was just 40. A life in pictures:

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This picture can only be used in conjunction with editorial on NetAid. Members of the rock band Stereophonics, (L-R) Kelly Jones, Stuart Cable and Richard Jones after their performance at the charity Netaid Concert at Wembley, London.

Posted: 7th, June 2010 | In: Music | Comment


In Pictures: Rihanna Takes A Dip In Sauce

RIHANNA wore red hair as she followed Cheryl Cole’s f*** you fists, Justin Bieber’s pull ups dance and them all onto the Wembley stadium stage. Rihanna’s hair colour is tomato ketchup mixed with Daddies sauce. It did mean that you could see her at the back, from where she looked like a Babybel cheese. The Capital FM Summertime Ball – bring dip:

Rihanna Naked (NSFW)

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Rihanna on stage during the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

Posted: 6th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


In Pictures: Cheryl Cole And Derek Hough’s Ballroom Karma Sutra

CHERYL Cole followed Justin Bieber onto the Wembley Arena stage to sing about fighting for love. Cheryl is divorcing England’s sweetheart Ashley Cole. He’s doing his bit for his country among the colonials in Africa as his wife is being felt up by Derek Hough on stage. (Vera Lynn should weep.) Derek’s step-dad Aaron Nelson says: “For Derek, this is true love. There is no doubt about it. He is totally in love with her and it’s easy to see why. She is one hell of a girl.” Here’s Cheryl in pictures. Look out for the ballroom karma sutra and the big “**** you, loser” finale…

Ashley Cole’s Women (Alleged)
In Photos: Captial Radio Summertime Ball (Rihanna, Bieber, JLS, Cheryl Cole And…)
Cheryl Cole Hurts Ashley And England’s World Cup Dream: What Would Vera Lynn Do?

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Cheryl Cole on stage during the Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

Posted: 6th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment