You know how each year the BRIT award – that is to say the actual bit of metal winning song peddlers get to take home – is now designed by a different British artist? Well, next year’s gongs will be created by Damien Hirst. I was planning a cow-related gag, but it turns out we don’t have the budget. So insert your own here now.
Confirming this plan, BRITs boss David Joseph, he off of Universal Music, told CMU: “We are delighted that Damien will become the third extraordinary creative Briton to re-imagine the BRIT statue. He is truly one of the most important British artists ever and his unique vision will make winning a 2013 BRIT an even more special proposition”.
James Corden will host the British music industry’s big bash for the 425th year running when it takes place next February in that popular London venue, The Rubbish Tel Co. Yes, guess who had a run in with O2 last week. But I promise not to let that fact influence our coverage of the BRIT Awards. And the good news is, I don’t have a Mastercard, so the chances of that company pissing me off are very low.