CMU Beef Of The Week #264: One Direction v Zayn Malik
CMU Beef Of The Week #264: One Direction v Zayn Malik

31 July 2015

Well, it finally happened. The remaining four members of One Direction have written Zayn Malik...

Liam Gallagher performs new song in Irish pub
Liam Gallagher performs new song in Irish pub

30 July 2015

While Noel Gallagher's been busy upsetting big name dance music makers, his brother has been...

CMU's One Liners: Bond theme betting, Game Music Connect keynote, new Kate Boy, and more
CMU's One Liners: Bond theme betting, Game Music Connect keynote, new Kate Boy, and more

29 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • William Hill has suspended bets on who will perform...

Grandmaster Flash has rare vinyl stolen after car park mix up
Grandmaster Flash has rare vinyl stolen after car park mix up

29 July 2015

Grandmaster Flash has lost three crates of rare vinyl (and his car) after a mix...

Florence's Glastonbury performance made Dave Grohl
Florence's Glastonbury performance made Dave Grohl "cry like a baby"

28 July 2015

Dave Grohl has said he "cried like a baby" when he saw Florence And The...

Alesha Dixon on Stereo Kicks:
Alesha Dixon on Stereo Kicks: "What's wrong with these bands?"

27 July 2015

Alesha Dixon, officially allowed an opinion on such things in her guise as 'Britain's Got...

CMU's One Liners: SoundCloud subscription update, DJ Derek missing, new Lianne La Havas, and more
CMU's One Liners: SoundCloud subscription update, DJ Derek missing, new Lianne La Havas, and more

24 July 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • SoundCloud CTO Eric Wahlforss has said, well, not a...

CMU Beef Of The Week #263: Nicki Minaj v Taylor Swift
CMU Beef Of The Week #263: Nicki Minaj v Taylor Swift

24 July 2015

Taylor Swift might have thought she was going to make it out of this week...

CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction
CMU Podcast: Apple, Universal, Spotify, One Direction

24 July 2015

CMU's Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review the week in music and the music business,...

Slaves won't beef with the Mods
Slaves won't beef with the Mods

23 July 2015

Anti-beef of the week goes to punk outfit Slaves, who have refused to rise to...

Nuns say selling convent to Katy Perry would break their vows to God
Nuns say selling convent to Katy Perry would break their vows to God

22 July 2015

The battle over whether or not to sell a former convent to Katy Perry rages...

Simon Cowell happy with 1D hiatus
Simon Cowell happy with 1D hiatus

21 July 2015

Don't worry everybody, Syco big cheese Simon Cowell is just fine with One Direction going...

Remixer can't stop the 1D remix takedowns, after entering a 1D remix contest
Remixer can't stop the 1D remix takedowns, after entering a 1D remix contest

20 July 2015

So this is my favourite story of the week so far, which I realise isn't...

CMU Beef Of The Week #262: Neil Young v Streaming
CMU Beef Of The Week #262: Neil Young v Streaming

17 July 2015

If, when I started writing this column five and a half years ago, you'd told...

Neil Young pulls from streaming over sound quality
Neil Young pulls from streaming over sound quality

16 July 2015

Possibly inspired by the BBC banning his songs from the airwaves, Neil Young is banning...

Canadian paper circumvents Foo Fighters photographer rules by sending cartoonist
Canadian paper circumvents Foo Fighters photographer rules by sending cartoonist

15 July 2015

If we had a weekly award for being brilliant, this week it would go to...

John Lydon on One Direction
John Lydon on One Direction

14 July 2015

So, yet another old time punk star disses the modern manufactured pop machine? No, not...

Bad weather drives Foo Fighters off stage in Canada
Bad weather drives Foo Fighters off stage in Canada

13 July 2015

Foo Fighters were forced to cancel a show at the Québec City Summer Festival four...

CMU Beef Of The Week #261: Shaggy v Islamic State
CMU Beef Of The Week #261: Shaggy v Islamic State

10 July 2015

Now, you don't need me, a pop beef correspondent, to tell you that the rise...

Donut licker Ariana Grande apologises for hating America
Donut licker Ariana Grande apologises for hating America

9 July 2015

I think Ariana Grande's response to what no one is calling 'The Donut Shop Incident'...

Natalia Kills changes name following X-Factor sacking
Natalia Kills changes name following X-Factor sacking

8 July 2015

Oh hi, I heard you were still calling Natalia Kills by that name, and I...

Disappointing gig? Now you can get your money back (in Finland)
Disappointing gig? Now you can get your money back (in Finland)

7 July 2015

Have you ever been so disappointed by a live music performance that you wanted to...

Damon Albarn physically removed from Roskilde stage
Damon Albarn physically removed from Roskilde stage

6 July 2015

Damon Albarn was physically removed from the stage at the end of his Africa Express...

CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop
CMU Beef Of The Week 260: Photographers v Pop

3 July 2015

Now, if you've being paying attention, and I bloody well hope you have been, you'll...

Now Monster launch headphones for girls
Now Monster launch headphones for girls

2 July 2015

Following the lead of Skullcandy, Monster - the firm which originally made the Beats By...

Katy Perry caught up in Hollywood convent sale squabble
Katy Perry caught up in Hollywood convent sale squabble

1 July 2015

While Justin Bieber has been busy praising the Lord this week, Katy Perry has been...

East 17 play (unintentionally) intimate set
East 17 play (unintentionally) intimate set

30 June 2015

Now, no sniggering at the back thank you very much, just because the reformed East...

Top Glastonbury talking point? Kanye's subtitles
Top Glastonbury talking point? Kanye's subtitles

29 June 2015

So, having closely monitored the social networks all weekend it seems like the stand out...

CMU Beef Of The Week 259: Courtney Love v François Hollande
CMU Beef Of The Week 259: Courtney Love v François Hollande

26 June 2015

I think we all know what old-school taxi drivers think about Uber. If you don't,...

Trump responds to Young over track spat
Trump responds to Young over track spat

25 June 2015

So Donald Trump has finally shot back at Neil Young. As you'll remember, the singer...

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