Now, I’m not saying it’s not exciting that Tool are finally getting somewhere with the follow-up to their 2006 album ’10,000 Days’, but we weren’t expecting a news story about it to become the most read article on theCMUwebsite.com last month. There was a something of a rush to find out about the band’s forthcoming new music though, pushing some really rather bigger stories down the charts.
The horrific accusations against Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins make two appearances, the first followed by speculation on Chris Moyles’ future as a radio presenter. At number four is the news, first reported by CMU, that two reissue labels were taking advantage of ‘Love Me Do’ by The Beatles coming out of copyright and becoming a public domain recording.
Elsewhere there’s The xx’s dominance in 2012′s vinyl sales, resistance to Apollo Global Management buying up HMV’s debts shortly before the retailer went into administration, Universal’s continued legal battle with Grooveshark, Lana Del Rey’s potential move into filmmaking, and the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition (entries now closed, sorry).
The top ten in full:
01 Work on new Tool album continues to progress slowly
02 Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins denied bail
03 Chris Moyles unlikely to return to conventional radio
04 Reissue labels capitalise on Love Me Do going public domain, as IPO begins consultation on copyright extension
05 xx top vinyl chart for 2012
06 HMV lenders resisting Apollo approach
07 Watkins remanded in custody until March
08 Universal has another go at targeting Grooveshark with pre-1972 technicality
09 Lana Del Rey hints at Tropico film, screens new video
10 Glastonbury announces Emerging Talent Competition
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