Stephen Hawking consoles One Direction fans
Stephen Hawking consoles One Direction fans

27 April 2015

If you're still upset about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, you shouldn't be. Partly because the whole group will split soon, so it's...

CMU Beef Of The Week #251: Leona Lewis v Syco
CMU Beef Of The Week #251: Leona Lewis v Syco

24 April 2015

Whenever Leona Lewis does anything these days, people keep rushing around to point out how it sounds like she's saying her split from...

Coldchip to headline Glastonbury, Michael Eavis might have said
Coldchip to headline Glastonbury, Michael Eavis might have said

23 April 2015

There's still no word on who exactly the Sunday night headliner of this year's Glastonbury Festival will be, but at an event held...

Tractors: The next step in the evolution of music piracy
Tractors: The next step in the evolution of music piracy

22 April 2015

Online music piracy is probably not the torment to the music industry it once was, but that does not mean it's gone away...

Alex James is definitely not friends with David Cameron
Alex James is definitely not friends with David Cameron

21 April 2015

Alex James is not mates with David Cameron, so you should probably stop telling everyone that he is. Just because they're neighbours and...

Slipknot stole debut album master tapes so they could mix it themselves, says Corey Taylor
Slipknot stole debut album master tapes so they could mix it themselves, says Corey Taylor

20 April 2015

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor was asked last week to rank all of the band's albums in order of quality. Top of his list...

CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef
CMU Beef Of The Week #250: Fifteen tips for a better beef

17 April 2015

Quite staggeringly, this column has now been running for over five years, and over the space of 250 of these things (or thereabouts,...

Morrissey says Glasto not animal friendly
Morrissey says Glasto not animal friendly

16 April 2015

Morrissey has had a little gripe at Michael Eavis. Possibly because we once referred to Eavis as King Of Glastonbury and now Morrissey...

Justin Bieber choked by Coachella security, even though he is the nicest guy alive
Justin Bieber choked by Coachella security, even though he is the nicest guy alive

15 April 2015

Apparently the news of what a great guy Justin Bieber now is hasn't reached Coachella security yet, with TMZ reporting that the singer...

Mumford & Sons and Death Cab For Cutie criticise artists involved in Tidal's launch
Mumford & Sons and Death Cab For Cutie criticise artists involved in Tidal's launch

14 April 2015

At the end of that awkward Tidal launch event last month, I reckon at least four of the big name artists who squirmed...

Stop laughing at Blue, they are very successful
Stop laughing at Blue, they are very successful

13 April 2015

Blue would like it to be known that, despite being dropped by Sony Music, they are not a band to be laughed at....

CMU Beef Of The Week #249: Pat Pope v Garbage
CMU Beef Of The Week #249: Pat Pope v Garbage

10 April 2015

There are three main reasons that photographers appear in the news. First is that they've been punched by a celebrity. Second is that...

2 Chainz and Diplo sample $100,000 mineral water
2 Chainz and Diplo sample $100,000 mineral water

9 April 2015

Did you know that you can pay $100,000 for a bottle of mineral water? No, neither did I. So thanks to 2 Chainz...

Danny Brown aims to offset misogyny with children's book
Danny Brown aims to offset misogyny with children's book

8 April 2015

Danny Brown has spoken more about his previously reported children's book, saying that he hopes writing it will offset the misogyny in his...

Simon Cowell finally comments on 'X-Factor' New Zealand debacle
Simon Cowell finally comments on 'X-Factor' New Zealand debacle

7 April 2015

Finally! Well, it had to happen eventually. No walls, no doors, no security men of steel could prevent this inevitable eventuality from occurring....

Zayn Malik not preparing solo album, chill out
Zayn Malik not preparing solo album, chill out

2 April 2015

Look, everyone. Zayn Malik just wants to live a quiet life for a bit. Stop banging on about his solo career would you? There...

Justin Bieber, working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin on new album
Justin Bieber, working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin on new album

1 April 2015

Things are so different for Justin Bieber now, compared to a year ago. He's gone from being a social pariah to someone considered...

Noel Gallagher says solo career has lost him
Noel Gallagher says solo career has lost him "a fucking shitload of money"

31 March 2015

Right, you fuckers. Go and buy Noel Gallagher's new solo album. And a ticket for a show. Or don't. To be honest, I'm...

Kanye West and Damon Dash buy bankrupt fashion brand
Kanye West and Damon Dash buy bankrupt fashion brand

30 March 2015

Kanye West and Damon Dash have clubbed together to buy fashion brand Karmaloop, after the company went into bankruptcy last week. Dash announced...

CMU Beef Of The Week #248: Louis Walsh v The New Yoko
CMU Beef Of The Week #248: Louis Walsh v The New Yoko

27 March 2015

Earlier this week Zayn Malik left One Direction. Yeah, I know, they kept that one quiet didn't they? But yes, after five years,...

Snoop Dogg triumphs in wrestling disagreement
Snoop Dogg triumphs in wrestling disagreement

26 March 2015

So, here's a funny thing. Snoop Dogg got into a fight with a wrestler earlier this week. It was all part of WWE...

Do not question Taylor Swift's grammar
Do not question Taylor Swift's grammar

25 March 2015

Taylor Swift has called out American exams company The Princeton Review for citing her lyrics as an example of bad grammar in an...

Beyonce working on shoe design
Beyonce working on shoe design

24 March 2015

Beyonce is collaborating on a shoe design with Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti, he has told Forbes. The final product is set to be...

CMU's One Liners: Holy Roar subscriptions, Frankie Knuckles tributes, Brandon Flowers trailers, and more
CMU's One Liners: Holy Roar subscriptions, Frankie Knuckles tributes, Brandon Flowers trailers, and more

23 March 2015

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Holy Roar Records has launched not one but two label subscriptions for folks who find themselves enjoying...

All Will.i.am wants is a London passport and a flat in The Shard. Is that so much to ask?
All Will.i.am wants is a London passport and a flat in The Shard. Is that so much to ask?

23 March 2015

Poor Will.i.am. He may have concurrently successful careers in music, tech and broadcasting, but one of the basic levels on Maslow's Hierarchy Of...

CMU Beef Of The Week #247: Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor v Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor
CMU Beef Of The Week #247: Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor v Natalia Kills and Willy Moon v X-Factor

20 March 2015

To be honest, until this week I didn't even know New Zealand had its own edition of the 'X-Factor'. But while it may...

Kills and Moon apologise
Kills and Moon apologise

19 March 2015

It's OK everybody, Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have apologised for being cunts on the New Zealand version of 'X-Factor'. To paraphrase, it...

Man petitioning Kanye's Glastonbury set speaks
Man petitioning Kanye's Glastonbury set speaks

18 March 2015

The guy who set up that petition calling for Kanye West's Glastonbury headline slot to be cancelled, and for a rock band to...

UN crowdsourcing the world's happiest playlist
UN crowdsourcing the world's happiest playlist

17 March 2015

So, here's a thing I've just learned: If you type 'UN happy playlist' into Google, it brings up thousands of playlists of sad...

X-Factor' New Zealand sacks judges for bullying
X-Factor' New Zealand sacks judges for bullying

16 March 2015

Two judges on New Zealand's version of 'X-Factor', married couple Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, have been sacked for bullying a contestant live...

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