Sunday, September 28, 2008

Girls Aloud: The Promise - Video and Pictures

Girls Aloud are back with a brand new video 'The Promise' (as seen below) and Rob Cable has captured Cheryle Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh beautifully in these five pictures.

The Promise is out on October 27th and looks set to become the 19th top 10 single by Girls Aloud, who look set to end the year on a high with an ITV show featuring interviews and music.

Kimberley Walsh

Sarah Harding

Nadine Coyle

Nicola Roberts

Cheryl Cole

Girls Aloud: The Promise (Video)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

*robmacca is on holiday in Ibiza until Sunday 28th September

Friday, September 19, 2008

Vodafone Live Music Awards 2008: Winners

Emma Bunton collects Award for the Spice Girls

The Spice Girls added another award to their growing collection over the years as the picked up 'Best Live Return' at this years Vodafone Live Music Awards. Emma Bunton picked up the award on behalf of the girls said said they'd loved the reunion tour but would not be embarking on another.

Emma said: "I feel so honoured that our fans have given us the chance to do it all over again and obviously having the children there made it extra special.

"It was the most amazing time of my life. It was such a whirlwind, it was really fast, but all of us had the most amazing time. To have the opportunity and do it again and be out on tour was brilliant.

"But I think it's going to be the last time."

The Spice Girls beat rock legends Led Zeppelin to win the award, while Primal Scream went on to win two awards. Kate Nash won 'Best Female' and Mark Ronson 'Best Male', while Take That were crowned 'Tour of the Year'.
Vodafone Live Music Awards 2008 Winners:

Live Male: Mark Ronson

Live Female: Kate Nash

Best Live Act: Primal Scream

Best Live Return:
Spice Girls

XFM Live Breakthrough Act:
The Ting Tings

4Music Festival of the Year:
T in the Park

Live and Unsigned Awards:

Best International Live Act:
Kings of Leon

Sony Ericsson Tour of The Year:
Take That Arena Tour

Outstanding Contribution to Live Music:
Primal Scream

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Enemy - New Album and New Tour Announced

*pic: Guy Eppel
Coventry band The Enemy have announced details of a new UK tour and the release of their second album. Tom Clarke, Andy Hopkins and Liam Watts will be hitting the road in March and April 2009 for the 22 date tour.

Although the second album title has yet to be revealed, The Enemy confirmed that the tour will feature new songs from the album. The hotly anticipated follow up album to 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' will be released to coincide with the tour.

The Enemy bassist, Andy Hopkins revealed that the band had over 30 songs to choose from for the new album and continued to write even more. Fans have already heard 'Sing When You're In Love (Sing When You're Out Of Love)' at various live performances and Andy gave further revelations for the new album when he said, "We've got another song we're hoping to put on the album called Don't Break The Red Tape which we played at Reading and wanted to play at Leeds but we ran out of time. That one is a more or less definite to get on the album."

*pic: Ben Weller

Tom Clarke spoke about the upcoming album saying, "We’re preparing to record our second album in October/November and coz I already have both the album title and 99% of the tunes down I’m going through loads of artwork ideas."

The tour is taking The Enemy back to their core roots in smaller venues, which allow them to get closer to the fans. Some have questioned why The Enemy will not be playing their home city, Coventry this time. Tom answered that question by telling fans, "Its just because in Cov we have two venue sizes 1000 and 8000. 1000 is too small and denies most people the chance to see us and 8000 is just too big for what we wanna do on this tour. Loved playing the Ricoh (stadium) those nights In fact was the best couple of nights of my life but I want to go back to venues of 2 to 3 thousand on this tour. So back to Brum (Birmingham) for a couple of nights."

The Enemy Tour Dates 2009:

13 March 2009
Inverness, Ironworks , Scotland
14 March 2009
Dunfermline, Alhambra, Scotland
15 March 2009
Glasgow, Barrowlands, Scotland
18 March 2009
Oban, Corran Hall, Scotland
20 March 2009
Newcastle, Academy, England
21 March 2009
Manchester, Academy, England
22 March 2009
Manchester, Academy, England
24 March 2009
Sheffield, Academy, England
25 March 2009
Liverpool, Academy, England
26 March 2009
Leeds, Academy, England
28 March 2009
Nottingham, Rock City, England
29 March 2009
Lincoln, Engine Shed, England
30 March 2009
Birmingham, Academy, England
31 March 2009
Birmingham, Academy, England

2 Apil 2009
Exeter, Great Hall, England
3 April 2009
Swindon, Oasis, England
4 April 2009
Bristol, Academy, England
5 April 2009
Margate, Winter Gardens, England
7 April 2009
Norwich, UEA, England
8 April 2009
Brighton, Dome, England
9 April 2009
Southampton, Guidhall, England
11 April 2009
London, Brixton Academy, England

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Specials Bestival Videos

Coventry band The Specials at Bestival Festival on Saturday
*pic - PA Photos

The Specials are back and as these videos show, they have not lost any of their magic after a 27 year gap from performing together. As reported here The Specials performed a surprise set at the Isle of Wight's Bestival Festival at the weekend.

Fans were on hand to record the Coventry SKA band in action and the videos below were recorded by mike 1970c - available to view on YouTube:

The Specials @ Bestival - Too Much Too Young

The Specials @ Bestival - Rat Race

The Specials @ Bestival - Nite Club

The Specials @ Bestival - Do The Dog

The Specials @ Bestival - Dawning Of A New Era

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Elbow Win Mercury Award 2008

Elbow have won this years Mercury Music Award in London with their album 'The Seldom Seen Kid', fighting off tough competition from Radiohead and The Last Shadow Puppets. The alternative rock band has enjoyed success in the UK charts with ten Top 50 singles but this is their first Mercury Award.

The band spoke to Radio 1 and said they just couldn't believe they had won, confirming they did not know they had won the prize until it was announced this evening.

The 2008 Albums of the Year shortlist:

1. Adele - 19
2. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
3. Burial - Untrue
4. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
5. Estelle - Shine
6. Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
7. Neon Neon - Stainless Style
8. Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea
9. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns
10. Radiohead - In Rainbows
11. Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
12. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement

Victoria Beckham: New Hair Cut Picture

Victoria Becham with new hair style

Victoria Beckham has managed to pull off another stunning new hairstyle, as these pictures show. Posh stole the limelight at this weeks New York Fashion Show by revealing her latest new look at friend Marc Jacobs' catwalk show.

Some in the press have likened the look to Halle Berry but I'm sure Victoria Beckham won't mind what the press say. Her new fashion range went down a treat at the New York Fashion Show, hardly a critic in the house saying a bad word. The new range looks set for commercial success as buyers have already begun competing over the rights to sell the dresses. Victoria Beckham said it was a "dream of a lifetime" becoming a fashion designer.

Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez at New York Fashion Show

National Movie Awards 2008 - The Winners

Eddie Izzard, Meryl Streep and Kylie at National Movie Awards *Pics: ITV.COM

The second National Movie Awards took place in London this week and was shown on ITV Tuesday evening. As reported on this website, we had the full nominations list and now here are this years winners:

National Movie Awards Winners:

Best Superhero Movie -
The Dark Knight

Best Musical -
Mamma Mia!

Best Action/Adventure Movie -
IIndiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Best Comedy -

Best Family Movie -

Best Male Performance -
Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Of Fleet Street

Best Female Performance -
Meryl Streep - Mamma Mia!

Harry Potter star - Emma Watson *pic: ITV.COM

Monday, September 08, 2008

Oasis Noel Gallagher Attacked on Stage

Oasis front man Noel Gallagher was attacked onstage during their V Festival performance in Toronto, Canada last night as the video below shows. While Oasis sang "Morning Glory", a man ran on and pushed Noel Gallagher off the stage. The 40 year old singer landed on the speakers and later taken to hospital may have fractured his rib and sustained ligament damage.

Security quickly floored the attacker who was detained in police custody and will be charged with assault, according to the bands website. Immediately following the invasion, Liam Gallagher had to be refrained from retaliating as he went to hit the man.

Noel Gallagher assaulted during show *Video from: YouTube

The band went off stage for several minutes following the attack, but returned to finish their set. Following the performance Noel Gallagher went to hospital and fans will have to wait to find out if tomorrow's show will go ahead or not. Oasis are in America until Friday, where they will play New York as their final US show.
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The Specials Perform at Bestival Festival

Terry Hall and Lynval Golding on stage with The Specials
*pic by: simonse15's

The Specials were surprise performers at this years Bestival Festival in the Isle of Wight during the weekend. The Coventry SKA band put on a lively set. According to The Times, "the organisers excelled themselves with Jones and a reconstituted lineup of ska-pop veterans the Specials. Newly reunited with singer Terry Hall, the band played a bouncy and rapturously received greatest hits set. "

Lynval's daughter wrote, "They went down a storm, in the rain to a sea of multicoloured umbrellas bouncing up and down to songs including 'Message to you' 'Gangsters' and 'Nightclub'Lynval introduced A Message to you with a strong message about when he was stabbed 25 yrs ago, '...I will never pick up a knife' said Lynval.

As reported here on
robmacca's entertainment news in June, The Specials are back together and hoping to go on tour. But it looks like we are going to have to wait until 2009 for a full tour, according to Lynval Golding. The Specials recently won a Mojo Award and appeared on stage for the first time together after more than 20 years.

Neville Staple

*pic by: simonse15's

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Girls Aloud Set For Busy 2009

Girls Aloud look set for another busy year in 2009 as they confirm that they are not splitting up. Kimberley, Cheryl, Sarah, Nicola and Nadine are all booked up for the coming year and have no plans to slow down.
The record breaking girls will be following up their successful album 'Tangled Up' with more of the same in 2009. The new calendar is available to order now and by the looks of these pictures - Girls Aloud are here to stay!

Girls Aloud Calendar 2009

Kimberley Walsh

Cheryl Cole

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Big Brother 9: Kat and Mo In Double Eviction Shocker

Big Brother housemates faced their biggest shock of the series as two housemates were booted out in a Double Eviction shocker. As the remaining seven housemates had been enjoying an evening of impersonating one another, Davina McCall announced to a surprised house that first Mohamed was to be evicted and then shortly after Kathreya was to join him. Mo had received just 1.8% and Kat 4.9% of the public voted by Tuesday evening so would not make it to the BB9 final on Friday.

Gasps and tears quickly followed as the two housemates were ripped away from the Big Brother house and thrust out into the waiting world. Both met loud boos from the crowds yet Mo and Kat remained resilient and enjoyed their time with Davina McCall as she relived their time in the Big Brother house.

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