CMU Beef Of The Week #233: Liam Payne v Selfies
CMU Beef Of The Week #233: Liam Payne v Selfies

28 November 2014

"I haven't been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera", wrote Taylor Swift in the Wall...

McFly and Busted release 'Air Guitar' separately
McFly and Busted release 'Air Guitar' separately

27 November 2014

So wait, McFly and Busted have only gone and put out separate versions of 'Air Guitar', the all new single from that ultimate...

Prince shuts down social media accounts
Prince shuts down social media accounts

26 November 2014

Oh well, that was fun while it lasted. You remember when Prince suddenly embraced the internet and began tweeting last year? It's not...

Olly Murs is no puppet
Olly Murs is no puppet

25 November 2014

"Thirteen million sales, six platinum discs, six number one records: Is it time to take @OllyMurs seriously?" asked the BBC entertainment news team...

Ed Sheeran wears cheap pants that no one will ever see
Ed Sheeran wears cheap pants that no one will ever see

24 November 2014

Ed Sheeran buys his pants from Primark. I'm not sure you needed to know that, but now you do. Interviewed in the new issue...

CMU Beef Of The Week #232: Neil Young v Coffee
CMU Beef Of The Week #232: Neil Young v Coffee

21 November 2014

After the runaway success of last week's Beef Of The Week (literally only one person described it as "pants"), I'm going to continue...

Lorde deigns to explain Diplo diss
Lorde deigns to explain Diplo diss

20 November 2014

Lordly popstar Lorde has clarified why it was that she dissed her friend and 'Hunger Games' score collaborator Diplo (and his "tiny penis")...

One Direction sing a song for U on Sesame Street
One Direction sing a song for U on Sesame Street

20 November 2014

Sure, One Direction have achieved a lot of things in their short career, but everyone knows you're still a nobody until you've been...

 More info about the BBC’s bloody music awards
More info about the BBC’s bloody music awards

19 November 2014

The BBC has announced some more information about its first ever BBC Music Awards, which will take place on 11 Dec at Earls...

Bono requires surgery after cycling accident, U2 cancel Tonight Show residency
Bono requires surgery after cycling accident, U2 cancel Tonight Show residency

18 November 2014

U2 have been forced to cancel their week-long residency on America's 'The Tonight Show', which was due to take place this week, after...

Mac DeMarco arrested mid-show after being mistaken for a troublemaker
Mac DeMarco arrested mid-show after being mistaken for a troublemaker

17 November 2014

A Mac DeMarco show at the University Of Santa Barbara was cut short on Friday night after the musician was arrested on stage...

CMU Beef Of The Week #231: Noel Gallagher v Coffee
CMU Beef Of The Week #231: Noel Gallagher v Coffee

14 November 2014

Noel Gallagher is really angry about coffee. Because people will happily buy coffee, but often they're less willing to buy his albums. Imagine! Speaking...

Richard Branson denies offering Led Zeppelin £500 million to reform
Richard Branson denies offering Led Zeppelin £500 million to reform

13 November 2014

Richard Branson has commented on that fairly dubious story earlier this week that he'd offered Led Zeppelin £500 million to play 35 reunion...

Lorde questions Diplo's penis size
Lorde questions Diplo's penis size

13 November 2014

So, here's a thing. Someone thought that it would be funny to launch a crowdfunding campaign to "get Taylor Swift a booty". The...

Louis Tomlinson tells reporter who didn't mention his sexuality:
Louis Tomlinson tells reporter who didn't mention his sexuality: "I am in fact straight"

12 November 2014

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson traded angry tweets with Independent journalist Jenn Selby earlier this week, after the newspaper published a report on a...

Russell Brand has made a music video that utilises recent changes in the law to rework the Blur that is known as... PARKLIFE
Russell Brand has made a music video that utilises recent changes in the law to rework the Blur that is known as... PARKLIFE

11 November 2014

Noted political activist Russell Brand became one of those internet meme things last week, when someone noticed that adding "PARKLIFE" to the end...

Richard Branson's £500 million plan to reform Led Zeppelin scuppered by Robert Plant
Richard Branson's £500 million plan to reform Led Zeppelin scuppered by Robert Plant

10 November 2014

In 2012, you might remember, Gene Simmons claimed to have been given "a few hundred million dollars" to give to Robert Plant and...

CMU Beef Of The Week #230: Taylor Swift v Spotify
CMU Beef Of The Week #230: Taylor Swift v Spotify

7 November 2014

Was there anything else that could be considered a 'beef of the week' this week? If there was, I didn't notice it. In...

3rdeyegirl apologise to fans who queued for non-show
3rdeyegirl apologise to fans who queued for non-show

6 November 2014

Donna Grantis, guitarist with Prince-fronted group 3rdeyegirl, and Live Nation have both apologised to fans in Toronto after accidentally leading them to believe...

Wes Anderson dreaming of a Devo-inspired theme park
Wes Anderson dreaming of a Devo-inspired theme park

5 November 2014

Always one to dream big, film director and cardboard cut-out kook Wez Anderson has stated an aim to build a theme park "conceived...

James Blunt told to stop tweeting detractors
James Blunt told to stop tweeting detractors

4 November 2014

Hey, you remember when James Blunt started being funny on Twitter and we all decided we actually quite liked him? Well, it turns...

Spider discovered living in Katie Melua's ear
Spider discovered living in Katie Melua's ear

3 November 2014

She's survived being plunged to the bottom of the sea and having her lyrics torn apart by scientists, and now Katie Melua's latest...

CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize
CMU Beef Of The Week #229: Pan Fried Beef Fillet at the Mercury Prize

31 October 2014

Now, obviously you all read our comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Mercury Prize yesterday, so you now know pretty much everything you need...

Ice Cube went on Sesame Street. The end.
Ice Cube went on Sesame Street. The end.

30 October 2014

Times have changed, big time, for one-time gangsta rap man Ice Cube since he first 'came on the scene' back in 1984. Yes,...

Harry Potter can rap
Harry Potter can rap

29 October 2014

The number of child stars who manage to go on to become legitimate actors post-puberty is not a large one, percentages-wise (just ask...

You can buy Sia's breath in a jar, if you want
You can buy Sia's breath in a jar, if you want

28 October 2014

Sia released her single 'Breathe Me' ten years ago this year, and it's taken all of that time for someone to come up...

"Hey kids, where's your musical movement", asks Roger Daltrey

27 October 2014

And in the 'old popstar bemoans new pop music' slot today, it's Mr Roger Daltrey. Modern artists lack "angst and purpose", see? Perhaps...

CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read
CMU Beef Of The Week #228: Mike Read v Mike Read

24 October 2014

So, one time Radio 1 deejay Mike Read knows a thing or two about getting angry about pop songs. His boycott of Frankie...

Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise
Taylor Swift makes fans pay for white noise

23 October 2014

In phase II of Taylor Swift's deeply evil and slightly deranged experiment testing her fans' ability to stay loyal to all-things T-Swizzy, in...

Serge Kasabian wants more carnage
Serge Kasabian wants more carnage

22 October 2014

Hey bands, stop being all laid back and clued up and sensible will you, let's cause some proper "carnage", yeah? Because Kasabian's Serge...

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