Brian Harvey, David Cameron and the ringbinder of revelations
Brian Harvey, David Cameron and the ringbinder of revelations

21 October 2014

Brian Harvey off of East 17 was down Downing Street way yesterday, holding a giant white ringbinder he apparently said contained "evidence" which...

Mike Read denies pro-UKIP song is
Mike Read denies pro-UKIP song is "racist"

21 October 2014

Now people, this is really important, so please take a moment out of your busy schedule and listen very carefully. Will you all...

Ya, ya, ya, South Park releases Lorde parody as free download
Ya, ya, ya, South Park releases Lorde parody as free download

20 October 2014

Right, so there was this thing on a recent episode of South Park where Stan's dad Randy turned out to be Lorde. It's...

CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK
CMU Beef Of The Week #227: Taylor Swift v The UK

17 October 2014

Taylor Swift released a new song this week exclusively on iTunes. Yay! So far reaching is the world's love for Swift now, that...

Slipknot camel shit stink fest hits a snag
Slipknot camel shit stink fest hits a snag

16 October 2014

Slipknot's plan to make the site of their upcoming Knotfest festival in California stink of camel excrement has hit a snag. Local authorities...

Mastodon ensure twerking debate continues by launching twerking competition
Mastodon ensure twerking debate continues by launching twerking competition

15 October 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Mastodon were defending the video for their new single, 'The Motherload', from claims that it might have been...

Ariel Pink writing songs for Madonna (which she may or may not now want)
Ariel Pink writing songs for Madonna (which she may or may not now want)

14 October 2014

Ariel Pink is 'working with' Madonna, in that he was apparently asked to write some songs for her new album, which has been...

Neil Young rules out Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion
Neil Young rules out Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion

13 October 2014

Neil Young will never tour as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ever, ever, ever again. Just in case you were wondering. At...

CMU Beef Of The Week #226: Beyonce v Journalism
CMU Beef Of The Week #226: Beyonce v Journalism

10 October 2014

We've become accustomed to news of media organisations going out of business in recent years. Magazines find themselves unable to convince enough people to...

"Fuck Harvest"? Fuck it, let's fuckin sell that fucker

9 October 2014

In possibly my favourite label-led venture of the year, Universal imprint Harvest has started selling "Fuck Harvest" t-shirts in its online store, after...

Hilarious headline along the lines of 'God Only Knows this isn't A Perfect Day'
Hilarious headline along the lines of 'God Only Knows this isn't A Perfect Day'

8 October 2014

Remember that time the BBC got together a big fat bunch of marvellous music stars (and Elton John) and had them cover Lou...

Prof Green responds to Fresher slap -
Prof Green responds to Fresher slap - "as you were"

7 October 2014

Professor Green has responded to (well, tweeted about) the news that he slapped a fan during a recent Freshers' Week gig in Durham....

50 Cent only wants to help you, Roland
50 Cent only wants to help you, Roland

6 October 2014

That guy who made a couple of cool songs and picked a couple of good roles in film and television, Curtis '50 Cent'...

CMU Beef Of The Week #225: Steve Aoki v Wunderground
CMU Beef Of The Week #225: Steve Aoki v Wunderground

3 October 2014

This week a new parody right entered into UK copyright law. It's an ambiguous piece of legislation that allows you to use copyright...

Slipknot festival to stink of camel shit
Slipknot festival to stink of camel shit

2 October 2014

Smells can bring back memories of a specific time and place. Which is why Slipknot have decided to ensure that their upcoming Knotfest...

Toronto mayoral candidates involved in fucked up debate
Toronto mayoral candidates involved in fucked up debate

1 October 2014

Candidates for the Toronto mayoral election all took part in a debate earlier this week, hosted by Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham. The...

Michael Jackson's Thriller video coming back from the dead... in 3D!
Michael Jackson's Thriller video coming back from the dead... in 3D!

30 September 2014

Director John Landis is working on a 3D version of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video. No, don't worry, he's not planning to dig the...

Beyonce not about to start giving out her music for free
Beyonce not about to start giving out her music for free

29 September 2014

Beyonce may have surprised fans with the previously unannounced release of her new album on iTunes last year, but there is a key...

CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea
CMU Beef Of The Week #224: Brody Dalle v Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea

26 September 2014

It's a good thing that we're still talking about the problem of sexism and misogyny in music. Definitely. Though it's a bit depressing...

Britney launches lingerie collection
Britney launches lingerie collection

25 September 2014

Britney Spears has announced a new range of affordable lingerie. Britney's Budget Bras would be the obvious name to give the collection, but...

I see dead people (singing with Barry Manilow)
I see dead people (singing with Barry Manilow)

24 September 2014

Who would be your ideal dinner party guests, alive or dead? Actually, forget alive, just name the dead ones. And why does this...

Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday pledges to be presented to the UN today
Paul McCartney's Meat Free Monday pledges to be presented to the UN today

23 September 2014

Paul McCartney has called on the public to join him in supporting the Meat Free Mondays campaign, ahead of today's UN Climate Summit...

Nadine Coyle still in Girls Aloud, even if no one else is
Nadine Coyle still in Girls Aloud, even if no one else is

22 September 2014

In a strange twist of fate/paperwork, Nadine Coyle has said that Girls Aloud haven't technically split yet, since at the time of their...

CMU Beef Of The Week #223: Miley v Mexico
CMU Beef Of The Week #223: Miley v Mexico

19 September 2014

Miley Cyrus has angered Mexico. Why? Well, apparently some people in the country thought that having two dancers spank her with the country's...

Peter Hook not happy as @joydivision goes live without him being told
Peter Hook not happy as @joydivision goes live without him being told

18 September 2014

Peter Hook is pissed off with his former New Order bandmates. Which is a sentence we could probably run in pretty much any...

Ariana Grande hopes you all fucking die
Ariana Grande hopes you all fucking die

18 September 2014

RED ALERT. Pop's fave new big-voiced and bigger-haired pageant-baby-alike Ariana Grande mightn't be as 'vanilla' as she seems. Amidst a violently-swirling typhoon of gossip...

Nadine Coyle doesn't even regret releasing her solo album through Tesco, if you must know
Nadine Coyle doesn't even regret releasing her solo album through Tesco, if you must know

17 September 2014

Former Girl Aloud Nadine Coyle is not at all embarrassed that she released her debut solo album in 2010, 'Insatiable', exclusively through Tesco...

You can now delete that free U2 album from iTunes, in the unlikely event that you weren't overjoyed to receive it
You can now delete that free U2 album from iTunes, in the unlikely event that you weren't overjoyed to receive it

16 September 2014

Hey, it turns out it wasn't only the retailers who were annoyed by U2's freebie album. No, some iPhone owners also weren't best...

Grimes bins songs because they
Grimes bins songs because they "sucked"

15 September 2014

Grimes has told the New York Times that she's scrapped all the initial recordings for her follow up to 2012 album 'Visions', declaring...

CMU Beef Of The Week #222: The Enemy's Tom Clarke v
CMU Beef Of The Week #222: The Enemy's Tom Clarke v "morons with little pens"

12 September 2014

So, this one starts out like the sort of amusing spat you'd expect to make the Beef Of The Week column, but then...

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  • Ofcom criticises Radio 1 over sweary Lily Allen festival set
  • Music publisher Felix Hines dies
  • Reggae artist and ‘Tide Is High’ songwriter John Holt dies
  • Sleater-Kinney confirm new LP
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