Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Girls Aloud look set to miss the Top 10 singles chart for the first time ever, according to midweek chart predictions. The new single 'Untouchable' becomes Girls Aloud twenty first UK single as they embark on their 'Out of Control' UK tour, denying reports about splitting up.
The single currently sits just outside the Top 10 in the latest midweek chart but still has a chance of making the Top 10 by Sunday if the public get behind Girls Aloud. Polydor need not worry if 'Untouchable' fails to make the Top 10, as the album 'Out of Control' topped the charts back in November.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
He will be joined by some "very special guests", which is leading some to believe that the long awaited reunion with Jerry and the rest of The Specials could happen. Both Dammers and The Specials have long been campaigners for equality and spoken out against racism, having performed together at Coventry's Butts College at a similar event three decades prior.
The Specials and Dammers had been unable to agree about the way The Specials would return to celebrate thirty years of Two Tone SKA music, eventually leading to Jerry Dammers missing from the line-up during the tour which is currently taking place. Yet, Jerry and The Specials have both left the door open with the hope of being able to perform together on stage once again.
The Love Music Hate Racism would be the perfect opportunity for the whole band to reunite under the umbrella of racial harmony. Could the 'very special guests' appearing on stage with Dammers be the original Specials? Watch this space for more updates....................
Monday, April 27, 2009
The Lily Allen Tour dates are:
November 16 - Sheffield, O2 Academy
November 17 - Manchester, Apollo
November 20 - Bournemouth, BIC
November 21 - Plymouth, Pavillions
November 22 - Swindon, Oasis
November 24 - Birmingham, NIA
November 25 - Glasgow, SECC
November 27 - London, O2 Academy Brixton
*Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 1.
Stephen Dillane – The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (Channel 4)
Anna Maxwell Martin – Poppy Shakespeare (Channel 4)
Harry Hill – Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)
David Mitchell – Peep Show (Channel 4)
White Girl (BBC Two)
Wallander (BBC One)
Criminal Justice (BBC One)
The Bill (ITV1)
Mad Men (BBC Four)
Amazon with Bruce Parry (BBC Two)
Life in Cold Blood (BBC One)
Chosen (True Stories) (Channel 4)
The Choir: Boys Don't Sing (BBC Two)
Saving Africa's Witch Children (Dispatches) (Channel 4)
News at Ten – Chinese Earthquake (ITV1/ITN)
ITV1 F1: Brazilian Grand Prix 2008 (ITV1)
Embarrassing Bodies Online (www.channel4.com)
X Factor (ITV1)
Harry and Paul (BBC One)
The IT Crowd (Channel 4)
PHILIPS AUDIENCE AWARD:
Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders
Saturday, April 25, 2009
The full selection of pictures featuring The Specials can be found on the Coventry Telegraph website. With Pete Chambers review from the gig: HERE.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women results are in and here are the Top 10 winning ladies for 2009. Finally Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole has topped the list - with over 10 million votes cast world-wide it was a hotly contested title.
Here are a few facts and figures from the Top 100:
Highest Brit: Cheryl Cole (1)
Highest Actress: Megan Fox (2)
Highest Singer: Cheryl Cole (1)
Highest Sportswoman: Ana Ivanovic (11)
Highest Soap Star: Louisa Lytton (30)
New entries: 22 including Lily Allen (89), Katy Perry (23) and Carla Bruni (40)
Re-entries: 14 including Kate Moss (75), Lisa Snowdon (90) and Thandie Newton (19)
Age: The youngest woman in the list for the third year running is 19-year-old Emma Watson.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Ripps are back with a whole new sound and a brand new line up after being out of the spotlight for many months. Legends in Coventry and the originators of the "I Love Cov" t-shirts long before Rebecca Shiner went into the Big Brother house.
Brother's Patch and Raul Lagunas form part of the original band with Phil Cox (drums) and Alan Ferguson (bass) joining them to deliver the SKA influenced beats during their performance at Cox's Yard in Stratford-Upon-Avon. While many bands would compromise their lyrics for the sake of the record label, The Ripps have kept their integrity and maintained their ability to write about real life.
The Ripps @ Cox's Yard, Stratford
The Ripps pull no punches with their hard hitting lyrics and song titles to match, 'Blood On The Streets' and 'Guilty Conscience' lead the way before 'Rudeboy' took us back to their main influence - SKA. Several more tunes into the set and the lads are joined on stage by the brass section as they performed 'Daddy Was A Hero'. Mr Lagunas senior was in the audience and a fitting dedication to a father who can be proud of his kids and in response he is a hero in their eyes. The set ended with 'The People Have Spoken' and judging by the cheers and claps the people approved!
This weekend (April 25/26) will see The Ripps fulfilling one of their dreams - they share the stage with Coventry SKA legends The Specials. With two dates at Birmingham Academy and one date at Coventry's Ricoh Arena (May 15), fans are in for a musical treat. The Ripps are indeed back and this time around the sound is a lot more grown up and mature.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The video concept was directed by Rankin & Chris Cottam who encased the band in a box, where they have to face waves of well hard, good old British hate – plus the odd moment of adulation. A thoughtful concept to reflect the song’s stoic, ‘take it like a man’ theme of which music channels have missed the point and decided to 'ban' The Enemy's video from some of their programmes.
This weeks Official UK Top 40 chart show omitted the video and announced it would not be shown because it was "not suitable for the whole family." The Enemy entered the UK charts at number 16 on Sunday and release their new album 'Music For The People' on April 27.
The Enemy Latest News Updates:
21/04/09: NEWS - The Enemy Video Banned From Music Channels
20/04/09: NEWS - The Enemy Competition
20/04/09: NEWS - No Time For Tears Sales Figures
19/04/09: PRESS - Observer - Review Of Music For The People
18/04/09: INTERVIEWS - The Sun - Interview With Tom Clarke
17/04/09: INTERVIEWS - Coventry Telegraph - The World According To The Enemy
16/04/09: GIGS - The Enemy @ HMV Coventry Videos
16/04/09: INTERVIEWS - BBC - The Enemy Newsbeat Interview
16/04/09: PRESS - Music Vice - The Enemy Brixton Gig Review For Music Vice
16/04/09: PRESS - The Sun - Enemy Headline Opening Camden Crawl
15/04/09: INTERVIEWS - Live Music Scene - Interview With The Enemy
15/04/09: PRESS - Coventry Telegraph - The Enemy Frontman Tom Clarke To Take Part In Gumball Rally
15/04/09: INTERVIEWS - Independent.ie - Q & A With Tom Clarke
14/04/09: PRESS - Guardian - Review of Brixton Gig
14/04/09: PRESS - The Sun - Tom Buys Jag In Honour Of His Grandad
13/04/09: PRESS - The Sun - NTFT Single of the Week
13/04/09: YOUR PICS - Lauren's Brixton Gig Pictures
13/04/09: PRESS - NME.COM - The Enemy Join Camden Crawl
*http://www.theenemy.eu/ - for the latest news on The Enemy
Monday, April 20, 2009
Already over 35 million people have watched Susan's first performance on ITV's Britain's Got Talent on YouTube and now these audio tracks are expected to propel the 48 year-old even further into the limelight.
According to the Telegraph, Boyle's recording was made at her own expense with Miss Boyle telling friends at the time that she had "spent all her savings" on it.She was later rejected from Michael Barrymore's My Kind of People but has stunned millions with her stunning voice since being discovered on Britain's Got Talent.
Kasabian have been confirmed as performers at this year's sold out Glastonbury Festival, they will be performing on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27 June - just before Bruce Springsteen's headline show.
The Leicester lads release their third album 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' earlier in June and will be joined at the annual festival at Worthy Farm by Blur, Neil Young, Doves, White Lies, Echo & The Bunnymen, Fleet Foxes, Lily Allen, Florence & The Machine and Emiliana Torrini. Other acts such as The Specials and The Noisettes are also rumoured to be appearing at Glastonbury.
Last year the festival caused a storm by having Jay-Z as the headline act and ticket sales were slower than normal but Michael Eavis has promised a return to rock 'n' roll as the big names are being brought in to save the massive event. Having sold out already, Eavis has managed to upset a few local residents by withdrawing a number of free passes. This has been due to boundary changes and Michael explained, "a small percentage of people who have in the past got free tickets are now being offered the option of Sunday tickets."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Watch the Telegraph/ITN video below for the full story:
Read how Oprah Winfrey got 100,000 Twitter followers in two hours in the Telegraph story
Saturday, April 18, 2009
David Beckham's last campaign for Armani saw him stripped to his underwear alongside wife Victoria, with the images shown on 40ft high billboards in the US and across Europe, this time Becks is keeping his trousers on for his endorsement of the new Motorola Aura.
This time David Beckham recreates the role as The Terminator, with special effects showing the topless footballer with a red laser eye.
Watch the David Beckham Motorola Aura advert here:
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Both Robbie Williams and Take That are recording new albums in the same studio, which added to the speculations. Recently Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams buried the hatchet and were spotted talking together at a football match as stories began to circulate about a possible reunion between Robbie and Take That.
Gary Barlow's comments this weekend have put the reunion rumours to rest as it appears the former band mate will be left outside of any future plans following his departure in 1995.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
The actor Bernard Cribbins will appear in the final Dr Who specials later this year as Russell T Davies and the crew say farewell to David Tennant. The specials will be broadcast in November and December and promise to be big, as several stars from previous Dr Who episodes on set recently for filming.
Matt Smith will become the eleventh Doctor in 2010 after David Tennant "dies" in the Christmas episodes.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Michael Jackson has failed to stop the auction of his possessions ceased after a bitter feud. The auction takes place on April 22 and will include the white glove worn during the 1983 video Billie Jean. Items were taken from Michael Jackson's Neverland Raunch after it was claimed he had broken a contract, could fetch up to $20m (£13.9m).
Jackson's team are fighting the auction, saying the items have effectively been stolen and want the items returned.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Idelwild have developed over the years since their first singles in 1997, growing in popularity and credibility and will headline on the main stage on the Saturday evening. The festival will run in Coventry’s War Memorial Park from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th of July 2009.
Previous high profile acts seen at Godiva Festival include The Enemy, The Human League, Kasabian, Super Furry Animals, The Fratellis, Shed Seven and Biffy Clyro. More acts will be revealed in the coming days.
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