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...

CMU Beef Of The Week #246: McDonald's v Music
CMU Beef Of The Week #246: McDonald's v Music

13 March 2015

As the music industry changes, and some traditionally lucrative revenue streams have gone into decline, there has been a school of thought that...

Madonna finds 'difficult' label difficult to understand
Madonna finds 'difficult' label difficult to understand

12 March 2015

Madonna? Difficult? Who'd of thought you'd think to think such a thing? The singer has told The Sun that she can't even begin...

McDonald's manages to scrape together some cash to pay artists at SXSW showcase
McDonald's manages to scrape together some cash to pay artists at SXSW showcase

11 March 2015

McDonald's has backtracked somewhat and announced that it will now pay artists to play at its SXSW showcase later this month, rather than...

Mike Portnoy apologises after NHS hospital rant
Mike Portnoy apologises after NHS hospital rant

10 March 2015

Mike Portnoy has apologised for offence caused after he ranted about a British hospital not prioritising treatment for a mystery illness in order...

No money for bands playing McDonald's SXSW showcase, but at least fans won't go hungry
No money for bands playing McDonald's SXSW showcase, but at least fans won't go hungry

9 March 2015

Following on from Doritos last year, this year's most depressing SXSW sponsor is McDonald's, which will be showcasing new artists at its very...

CMU Beef Of The Week #245: Hall & Oates v Haulin Oats
CMU Beef Of The Week #245: Hall & Oates v Haulin Oats

6 March 2015

'Haulin oats', according to Urban Dictionary circa 2010, is a slang term to mean "running really fast". It is also similar in sound...

Madonna is
Madonna is "difficult", say Giogio Armani. Denies fall responsibility

5 March 2015

Giorgio Armani has branded Madonna "difficult" in response to a question about his role in the singer's fall at the BRIT Awards last...

Wu-Tang launch auction site for single copy album
Wu-Tang launch auction site for single copy album

4 March 2015

Wu-Tang have set up a website to run the auction for their single copy album, ‘The Wu - Once Upon A Time In...

Taylor Swift not talking about Katy Perry, which is why no one ever mentions them in the same sentence
Taylor Swift not talking about Katy Perry, which is why no one ever mentions them in the same sentence

3 March 2015

Taylor Swift is never going to talk about Katy Perry, who is rumoured to be the subject of her song 'Bad Blood', in...

Kelly Clarkson unwittingly covers Tokio Hotel
Kelly Clarkson unwittingly covers Tokio Hotel

2 March 2015

Kelly Clarkson has released a cover of a Tokio Hotel song. Which, it turns out, is news to her. Clarkson released 'Run, Run,...

CMU Beef Of The Week #244: Madonna v Gravity
CMU Beef Of The Week #244: Madonna v Gravity

27 February 2015

It's a long-standing controversy within scientific circles, of course. You might remember that conference on the issue at MIT back in 2006, though...

Noel Gallagher's got Ed Sheeran's back
Noel Gallagher's got Ed Sheeran's back

26 February 2015

You know how that Noel Gallagher once said a few words against Ed Sheeran. Well, he'd like you all to know that he'll...

New Blur album to stop gigs
New Blur album to stop gigs "getting tedious"

25 February 2015

"So why the new Blur album?" you've all been pondering and wondering and musing and speculating and gossiping and shouting and scrawling on...

Kanye hears Beck's album:
Kanye hears Beck's album: "This is kind of good"

24 February 2015

So this is no good at all. It transpires that Kanye West might now have heard Beck's artless Grammy Award winning album 'Morning...

Royal Blood turned down Band Aid because they couldn't get the 'Bono line'
Royal Blood turned down Band Aid because they couldn't get the 'Bono line'

23 February 2015

Royal Blood have claimed that they turned down an invite to appear on last year's Band Aid bash because their demand that they...

CMU Beef Of The Week #243: Jack White v Student Journalism
CMU Beef Of The Week #243: Jack White v Student Journalism

20 February 2015

Jack White loves guacamole and hates bananas, ha ha ha ha ha. Ha. Haaaaa. Those were the facts we learned last month when...

Some eggs were thrown at Justin Bieber for a thing
Some eggs were thrown at Justin Bieber for a thing

19 February 2015

Justin Bieber has been pelted with eggs. As if he was his neighbour's house or something. Though don't worry, his neighbours house hasn't...

Calvin Harris wears pants
Calvin Harris wears pants

18 February 2015

Now, you might think big-time EDM is here to stay, but I hear eight year olds aren't digging the beeps, so that whole...

Crucified Pete Doherty to appear in London church
Crucified Pete Doherty to appear in London church

17 February 2015

A lifesize sculpture of Pete Doherty being crucified is to go on display in London's St Marylebone Parish Church, just as it goes...

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