CMU Beef Of The Week #221: B*Witched v Supergrass
CMU Beef Of The Week #221: B*Witched v Supergrass

29 August 2014

"Gotta let me in", sang B*Witched on their enduring 1998 hit 'C'est La Vie'. "Let the fun begin". This week it emerged that...

Kayne West claims his father was a paparazzo
Kayne West claims his father was a paparazzo

28 August 2014

More choice quotes from a deposition made by Kanye West earlier this year have emerged. The same one in which he claimed to...

Elvis coming back from the dead to sell stuff
Elvis coming back from the dead to sell stuff

27 August 2014

Hey, it's that thing you've all been waiting for - an official Elvis 'hologram' (more an optical illusion) available for "exciting entertainment and...

Parfitt had second heart attack, and he's glad about it
Parfitt had second heart attack, and he's glad about it

26 August 2014

Rick Parfitt is glad he had a second heart attack. In that he reckons it's a much needed wake-up call. As previously reported,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #220: Pablito Ruiz v Tame Impala
CMU Beef Of The Week #220: Pablito Ruiz v Tame Impala

22 August 2014

It is a fact that if lawsuits in which songwriters claim to have been ripped off by other more successful songwriters stopped tomorrow,...

Beyonce feeds the geese
Beyonce feeds the geese

21 August 2014

So tourist trap and house of waxen horrors Madame Tussauds dumped a life-sized figurine of Beyonce amidst a load of geese in Regent's...

No cameras at Kate Bush shows, please. Thank you very much
No cameras at Kate Bush shows, please. Thank you very much

20 August 2014

Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone's asking people not to film their gigs these days. But Kate Bush isn't just anyone, is she? And she...

'Red-faced' Lee Ryan dances in his pants
'Red-faced' Lee Ryan dances in his pants

20 August 2014

'Shamed' Blue man Lee Ryan was asked to leave a drinking establishment recently - yes, this is clearly need-to-read headline news - having...

Internet superstar Meghan Trainor is going to release her viral summer web hit this autumn
Internet superstar Meghan Trainor is going to release her viral summer web hit this autumn

19 August 2014

"Internet sensation" Meghan Trainor has announced that she'll release her "viral hit single" 'All About That Bass' in the UK on 5 Oct....

Aphex Twin blimp appears over London. Why? No idea.
Aphex Twin blimp appears over London. Why? No idea.

18 August 2014

A fluorescent yellow blimp bearing the Aphex Twin logo and the digitals two, zero, one and four appeared over London venue The Oval...

CMU Beef Of The Week #219: The Black Lips v Gene Simmons
CMU Beef Of The Week #219: The Black Lips v Gene Simmons

15 August 2014

Gene Simmons was on the Huffington Post's website this week to do a live Q&A with fans. For younger readers who aren't aware...

Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis Cocker "kind of disturbed" by nine year old's "incredible" Pulp karaoke performance

14 August 2014

Hey, so as part of a screening of Pulp documentary 'A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets' in New York last week, Jarvis...

Abbey Road crossing may be allocated lollypop lady
Abbey Road crossing may be allocated lollypop lady

13 August 2014

Westminster Council is considering employing staff to ensure the safety of the swathes of tourists who come to mimic The Beatles' 'Abbey Road'...

Steve Aoki defends cake
Steve Aoki defends cake

12 August 2014

Steve Aoki has written an article for The Daily Beast defending the fact that when he DJs he sometimes leaves the decks to...

Lady Gaga talks new
Lady Gaga talks new "alluring and ready for sex" fragrance

11 August 2014

Fragrances are where the smart money in music's at these days. One Direction's first scent, 'Our Moment', won a prize for being the...

CMU Beef Of The Week #218: Vanilla Ice v Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign
CMU Beef Of The Week #218: Vanilla Ice v Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and Ty Dolla $ign

8 August 2014

Wooooooooah now. Yeah, that's a pretty big rap beef isn't it? Early 90s hair rapper Vanilla Ice taking on new guys Wiz Khalifa,...

Kanye West is
Kanye West is "not Britney Spears", but is part of the oppressed celebrity minority

7 August 2014

Kanye West has been ranting again. And I know that's not exactly an uncommon thing, but it's not every day he does it...

Jake Bugg: Not a big fan of live music
Jake Bugg: Not a big fan of live music

6 August 2014

Back around Glastonbury time, notoriously chirpy chappy Jake Bugg was banging on about how much he dislikes festivals. 'Fair enough', you probably thought...

Mastodon frontman works his wood
Mastodon frontman works his wood

4 August 2014

Mastodon's Brent Hinds has carved a "giant pawnus". A Mastodong, as Exclaim put it. A big wooden penis, basically. Why? I don't know....

CMU Beef Of The Week #217: Co-op staff v the future of music
CMU Beef Of The Week #217: Co-op staff v the future of music

1 August 2014

Staff at branches of the Co-operative have risen up in anger, after being driven to distraction by the music playing on the supermarket...

Tom Petty don't dance
Tom Petty don't dance

31 July 2014

Something from the 'old men complaining about things' file now, and Tom Petty has spoken to USA Today about the many things that...

Rizzle Kicks love bees, hate wasps
Rizzle Kicks love bees, hate wasps

30 July 2014

Your mum's favourite rapping pop duo and also mine, Rizzle Kicks, hate wasps, accusing them of being "fucking dickheads". On the other hand,...

Damon Albarn performs for robots
Damon Albarn performs for robots

29 July 2014

Damon Albarn played to an audience of 50 at Japan's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo last week. Sadly, he...

Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer
Stop the N-Dubz reunion rumours, says Fazer

28 July 2014

So, you may have seen reports lately that made claims about an N-Dubz reunion. It has been said that they'll "start recording in...

CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh
CMU Beef Of The Week #216: Tulisa v The Fake Sheikh

25 July 2014

If you're talking about the biggest dispute of the week, which I guess we are, then there can be no other than Tulisa...

Eels frontman to receive freedom of the City Of London
Eels frontman to receive freedom of the City Of London

24 July 2014

Eels frontman Mark Everett has been awarded the freedom of the City Of London ahead of his gig at the Barbican tonight. Which...

Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties
Vulpeck's silent album bags $20,000 in Spotify royalties

23 July 2014

When Spotify asked Vulfeck to take down their silent album 'Sleepify' from the streaming service, the world mourned its loss. But it turns...

George Harrison tree killed by beetles
George Harrison tree killed by beetles

22 July 2014

A tree planted in an LA park in memory of the late George Harrison has died because of an infestation of, you guessed...

Fred Durst's first eHarmony advert appears online
Fred Durst's first eHarmony advert appears online

21 July 2014

Fred Durst's eHarmony advert is online, everyone! Yeah, you remember, the dating company hired the Limp Bizkit frontman back in May in a...

CMU Beef Of The Week #215: Billy Corgan v Amazon
CMU Beef Of The Week #215: Billy Corgan v Amazon

18 July 2014

Billy Corgan rants are ten-a-penny and have a tendency to be quite Billy Corgan-centric, but his latest offering might just raise some interesting...

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