Category: Music News

Jay-Z breaks Elvis album record

‘Jay-Z is set to score his 11th American number one album, overtaking Elvis Presley as the solo artist with the most chart-toppers in US chart history. The rap star’s new album Blueprint 3 is on course to top the Billboard 200 chart, taking him past Elvis’s record of 10 number ones. Billboard said the 39-year-old […]

Coldplay copyright case 'settled'

‘Coldplay and Joe Satriani have reached an agreement over a court case alleging they copied parts of one his songs, according to reports. The guitarist sued the band last year saying they used “substantial, original portions” of his 2004 song If I Could Fly on their track Viva La Vida. Billboard magazine said he had […]

The future of downloading

Is downloading still the future of music? Is it as some claim killing music, I think it devalues it certainly. Look at piracy on the whole, we’re so blase about it really. As I get older I see the value in things much more than I did when I was younger. From the bbc website: […]

George Michael in collison with lorry

In his car, not himself, he’s not T2. Blimey the dude is more Rock n Roll than any of these pale indie rock star wannabees. Drink, drugs, naughty out door sex and now car crashes. Go on George, you show ’em how it’s done sunshine… Not that I’m advocating drinking and driving, you spill yer […]

Les Paul: Guitar Legend RIP

Guitar legend and Recording pioneer, Les Paul has died, ‘Les Paul, whose pioneering electric guitars were used by a legion of rock stars, has died at the age of 94. Mr Paul died from complications of pneumonia in New York, according to Gibson, the firm that sold his guitars. He is credited with developing one […]

Charity honour for rocker Neil Young

‘Singer-songwriter Neil Young is to be honoured by the US Recording Academy, the body which awards the Grammys. Young, 63, will receive the MusiCares person of the year award award for his “influential artistic accomplishments and philanthropic work”. He will be honoured at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles on 29 January, two days […]

Radiohead 'to stop making albums'

‘Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has said recording another album would “kill” the band because making records has become a “real drag” to them. Speaking to US magazine The Believer, the singer said their last release, In Rainbows, worked because the group had a clear vision for the record. “None of us want to go into […]

Willy DeVille RIP

‘Punk pioneer Willy DeVille has died at the age of 58 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The band he formed, Mink Deville, appeared at the legendary CBGB club in New York in the 1970s. “The rock world has lost another one of its influential pioneers,” his publicist Carol Kaye said.’ – read more here

John Reis

‘I turn on the TV and there’s this band, tattoos, shirts off… I laugh at first, but then I get kind of sad. People really think this is the alternative. It’s a bunch of millionaires pretending to be bad boys, pretending to be the pivotal elements of youth.’

Michael Jackson

I feel a bit odd, Michael Jackson died today and it feels like I’ve lost a weird uncle. I mean for all the weirdness and accusations the guy was omnipotent when I was growing up. The guy was a god reduced to a carnival attraction by himself, his fans and his advisors. But the man […]