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Ian Brown announces new album details

ian-brown_81521tIan Brown has announced he is to return this Autumn with a new album. The ex-Stone Roses man will bring out his 6th solo effort entitled ‘My Way’ on September 28th. The single ‘Stellify’ will come out the week before (September 21st) and the singer will release details of a tour shortly.

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

Mercury Prize nominees announced

Kasabian

Kasabian

This year’s Mercury Prize nominees have been revealed today with Kasabian joint favourites to pick up the award with Florence and the Machine. Other entrants include La Roux, The Horrors and Glasvegas with the winner being decided on September 8th.

The Mercury Prize is an important date in the musical calendar, the award, accompanied by a £20,000 cheque acknowledges the year’s most acclaimed British albums and proves a huge boost for artist’s exposure and album sales. Last year’s winners Elbow won the award for their album; ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ and commented the win was “…literally the best thing that’s ever happened to us.”

The full list of nominees includes:

Bat For Lashes – Two Suns

Florence And The Machine – Lungs

Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires

Glasvegas – Glasvegas

The Horrors – Primary Colours

La Roux – La Roux

Led Bib – Sensible Shoes

The Invisible – The Invisible

Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew

Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy

Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Twice Born Men

The nominees stretch over genres such as Jazz, Folk and Pop with 7 of the 12 nominees being debut albums. Many high profile acts such as White Lies and the Manic Street Preachers were left off the list for the prize and the winner will be decided on September 8th in London.

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Beastie Boys member diagnosed with cancer

Adam Yauch (aka MCA) of The Beastie Boys has been diagnosed with cancer of the preaortic gland and lymph node. In a video released to fans explaining the news and subsequent cancellations of live appearances, Youch said the condition was ‘treatable’ and was localised in one area of his neck.

The video explained that the band’s forthcoming album ‘Hot Sauce Committee’, penned for a September 15th release would be postponed as well as all forthcoming live dates.

Yauch, accompanied in the video by band mate Adam Horowitz (aka Ad-Rock) said he only found out the news when asked by Youch to come and film the video with him.

Yauch plans to begin surgery soon and apologised to fans that had “made plans or was super-psyched to come to these shows…”

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Music | | Leave a comment

Top ten selling music DVDs in the UK this week

DVD Charts

DVD Charts

01: Michael Jackson – Moonwalker – (Warner Home Video)
02: Michael Jackson – Number Ones – (Epic)
03: Michael Jackson – Live In Bucharest – The Dangerous Tour – (Epic)
04: Michael Jackson – History 1 & 2 – (Sony BMG)
05: Michael Jackson – Video Greatest Hits (History) -(SMV Epic)
06: Cast Recording – High School Musical – The Concert – (Walt Disney)
07: Michael Jackson – The Trial & Triumph Of The King Of Pop -(Wienerworld)
08: Michael Jackson – Unmasked(Imc Vision)
09: Michael Jackson – Dangerous – The Short Films – (SMV Epic)
10: Leonard Cohen – Live In London – (Columbia)

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Music | , , | Leave a comment