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Music News: Monday 10th December 2012

Lisa Bentley



Rod Stewart Release for Teenage Cancer Trust

Rod Stewart is releasing one of the songs off his most recent album release Merry Christmas, Baby. The single, a cover of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is being released to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. In a statement made regarding its release, Stewart said “I live a blessed and wonderful life and this Christmas it means a lot to me to be able to do something that can help young people with cancer. I really admire the work done by Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Stolen Equipment

Hey Sholay have had their van and equipment stolen from outside their practice room in Rotherham. The equipment was in a transit van – registration number ML05KPP. Inside the van was a lot of the bands personal equipment (full list below). If anyone has any information please contact the Rotherham Police immediately.

Equipment: juno 60, 2 vox ac30 amplifiers, 1 ampeg valve head and Trace Elliot cab. Fender 1952 telecaster, gibson sg – heavily customised es335 with ‘rosie’ laquered to it, custom electronics, epiphone lucille with microphone input. 4 Kaoss pads, 4 pedalboards all customised with various boutique pedals. Pearl export drumkit and sabian cymbals. Korg ms2000b synthesizer, cased, three stands, trace elliot bass cab.

Led Zeppelin Honoured

Led Zeppelin have been honoured by POTUS Barack Obama at the Kennedy Honours Centre for their contributions to music.

Rolling Stones set to play Relief Concert

Rolling Stones have revealed that they will be playing in the Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert in New York. The band will join Eric Clapton and The Who – among others – who have already agreed to play the show.

Toni Braxton Hospitalised

Toni Braxton has been admitted into a hospital in LA. The singer is being treated for a lupus related issue.

Amanda Palmer Cancels 2013 Tour

Amanda Palmer has cancelled all the dates on her 2013 tour to stay by the side of her friend who is currently battling cancer. Palmer has released the following statement – “I take my professional commitments really seriously. even if I’m sick, I play…But I also take my friendships really seriously. this situation calls for no other solution. My best friend is really sick and his future is uncertain. So I am going to stay with him while he goes through this.”

Los Campesinos! Lose Bassist

Ellen Waddell, the bassist with Los Campesinos! has quit the band. She has released a statement announcing her final show. “It is with a sad face I have to report that I am leaving Los Campesinos!” reads the blog. “The show on the 15th of December in London will be my last, and I shall spend it struggling not to cry. Please don’t point out my tears if you come along. Simply pretend it is eye sweat.”

Dave Brubeck: 6th December 1920 – 5th December 2012

Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck has passed away one day before his 92nd birthday. The cause of death is said to be heart failure.

Kaiser Chief Drummer Quits

Nick Hodgson, the drummer with Kaiser Chiefs has announced his departure from the Leeds based band. The band has released this official statement. “We can confirm that Nick has decided not to be in the band anymore and that our show at Reading Festival in August was his last as a member of Kaiser Chiefs.”

Grammy 2013 Nominations

The full list of the 2013 Grammy nominations can be seen below.

Album of the Year: The Black Keys – El Camino, Fun. – Some Nights, Mumford & Sons – Babel, Frank Ocean – Channel Orange, Jack White – Blunderbuss

Record of the Year: The Black Keys Lonely Boy, Kelly Clarkson Stronger, Fun. feat. Janelle Monae We Are Young, Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know, Frank Oceon Thinkin Bout You, Taylor Swift We Are Never Getting Back Together

Best New Artist: The Alabama Shakes, Fun., Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers, Frank Ocean

Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson – Stronger, Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials, Fun. – Some Nights, Maroon 5 – Overexposed, P!nk – The Truth About Love

Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran The A Team, Miguel Adorn, Carly Rae Jepson Call Me Maybe, Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Fun. We Are Young

Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele Set Fire To The Rain (Live), Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe, Katy Perry Wide Awake, Rihanna Where Have You Been

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Florence + the Machine Shake It Out, Fun. We Are Young, Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know, LMFAO Sexy and I Know It, Maroon 5 Payphone

Best Dance Recording: Avicii Levels, Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo Let’s Go, Skrillex feat. Sirah Bangarang, Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin Don’t You Worry Child, Al Walser I Can’t Live Without You

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Steve Aoki – Wonderland, The Chemican Brothers – Don’t Think, deadmau5 – >Album Title Goes Here<, Kaskade – Fire & Ice, Skrillex – Bangarang

Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes Hold On, The Black Keys Lonely Boy, Coldplay Charlie Brown, Mumford & Sons I Will Wait, Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Anthrax I’m Alive, Halestorm Love Bites (So Do I), Iron Maiden Blood Brothers, Lamb Of God Ghost Walking, Marilyn Manson No Reflection, Megadeath Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)

Best Rock Song: Jack White Freedom at 21, Mumford & Sons I Will Wait, The Black Keys Lonely Boy, Muse Madness, Bruce Springsteen We Take Care of Our Own

Best Rock Album: The Black Keys – El Camino, Muse – The 2nd Law, Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto, Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball, Jack White – Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album: Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, Bjork – Biophilia, Gotye – Making Mirrors, M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance: Estelle Thank You, Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.), Luke James I Want You, Miguel Adorn, Usher Climax

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Anita Baker Lately, Beyonce Love on Top, Melanie Fiona Wrong Side of a Love Song, Gregory Porter Read Good Hands, SWV If Only You Knew

Best Urban Contempory Album: Chris Brown – Fortune, Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream, Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Best R&B Album: Robert Glasper Expiriment – Black Radio, Anthony Hamilton – Back To Love, R Kelly – Write Me Back, Tamia – Beautiful Surprise, Tyrese – Open Invitation

Best Rap Performance: Drake feat. Lil’ Wayne HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right), Jay-Z & Kanye West N***as In Paris, Nas Daughters, Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz Mercy, Young Geezy feat. Jay-Z & Andre 3000 I Do

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Flo Rida feat. Sia Wild Ones, Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean & The Dream No Church in the Wild, John Legend feat. Ludacris Tonight (Best You Ever Had), Nas feat. Amy Winehouse Cherry Wine, Rihanna feat. Jay-Z Talk Talk Talk

Best Rap Song: Nas Daughters, Wale feat Miguel Lotus Flower Bomb, Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz Mercy, Drake feat Lil’ Wayne The Motto, Jay-Z & Kanye West N***as In Paris, Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa feat. Bruno Mars Young, Wild & Free

Best Rap Album: Drake – Take Care, Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, The Roots – Undrun, Nas – Life Is Good, Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t, 2 Chainz – Based on a T.R.U Story

Best Country Song: Carrie Underwood Blown Away, Ronnie Dunn Cost of Livin’, Eli Young Band Even If It Breaks Your Heart, Alan Jackson So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore, Eric Church Springsteen

Best Country Solo Performance: Dierks Bentley Home, Eric Church Springsteen, Ronnie Dunn Cost of Livin’, Hunter Hayes Wanted, Blake Shelton Over, Carrie Underwood Blown Away

Best American Album: The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter, John Fullbright – From the Ground Up, The Lumineers – The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons – Babel, Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream

Best Blues Album: Shemekia Copeland – 33 1/3, Dr. John – Locked Down, Ruthie Foster – Let It Burn, Heritage Blues Orchestra – And I Still Rise, Joan Osborne – Bring It On Home

Live Announcements


Blondie is playing a forest tour in the summer of 2013.

14th June – Sherwood Pines, Nr Edwinstowe, Notts

15th June – Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk

21st June – Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos

22nd June – Bedgebury Pinetum, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent

28th June – Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks

29th June – Cannock Chase Forest, Nr Rugeley, Staffs

6th July – Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez has announced details of a February tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

11th February – Concorde 2, Brighton

12th February – Heaven, London

13th February – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

14th February – Thekla, Bristol

15th February – Soundcontrol, Manchester

16th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow

Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys will be touring in January.

12th January – Vicar Street, Dublin

15th January – HMV Ritz, Manchester

16th January – Barrowlands, Glasgow

17th January – Rock City, Nottingham

18th January – HMV Forum, London

19th January – HMV Forum, London


JLS have added an extra date to their December 2013 tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th December – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (0843 373 3000)

6th December – AECC, Aberdeen (0844 499 9990)

7th December – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)

9th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool (0844 8000 400)

10th December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (0114 256 5656)

12th December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (844 493 6666)

13th December – LG Arena, Birmingham (0844 338 8000)

14th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester (0844 847 8000)

16th December – Brighton Centre, Brighton (0844 847 1515)

17th December – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth (0844 576 3000)

18th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (029 2022 4488)

20th December – Leeds Arena, Leeds (0844 248 1585)

21st December – The o2, London (0844 856 0202)

22nd December – The o2, London (0844 856 0202)

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr has announced details of a solo tour for March 2013.

10th March – o2 Academy, Oxford

11th March – Waterfront, Norwich

12th March – Junction, Cambridge

14th March – Concorde, Brighton

15th March – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire

16th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham

18th March – Leadmill, Sheffield

19th March – ABC, Glasgow

20th March – o2 Academy, Liverpool

22nd March – HMV Ritz, Manchester

Little Green Cars

Little Green Cars will be playing three live dates in February.

26th February – Hoxton Hall, London

27th February – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

28th February – Louisiana, Bristol


Catch Harry, Danny, Tom and Dougie on their 2013 tour. Tickets for The Best of McFly tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

19th April – Oasis, Swindon

20th April – o2 Academy, Birmingham

22nd April – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

23rd April – Hexagon, Reading

25th April – o2 Academy, Newcastle

28th April – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

30th April – City Hall, Sheffield

1st May – o2 Academy, Leeds

3rd May – o2 Apollo, Manchester

6th May – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

7th May – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

9th May – BIC, Bournemouth

10th May – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

11th May – Wolves Civic, Wolverhampton

13th May – Colston Hall, Bristol

14th May – Guildhall, Portsmouth

16th May – Brighton Centre, Brighton

18th May – Wembley Arena, London

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith has announced three live dates for 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th June – Empire, Liverpool

5th June – BIC, Bournemouth

7th June – The o2, London

Pure Love

Pure Love will be touring in February.

1st February – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

2nd February – Kasbah, Coventry

3rd February – Portland Arms, Cambridge

6th February – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7th February – King Tuts, Glasgow

8th February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

9th February – Duchess, York

10th February – 53 Degrees, Preston

12th February – Bodega, Nottingham

13th February – Arts Centre, Norwich

14th February – XOYO, London

18th February – Haunt, Brighton

19th February – Joiners, Southampton

20th February – Le Pub, Newport

21st February – Croft, Bristol

22nd February – Temple Rooms, Birmingham

23rd February – Esquires, Bedford

Rita Ora

Tickets for Rita Ora’s 2013 tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

28th January – Manchester Academy, Manchester

29th January – Newcastle Academy, Newcastle

30th January – Glasgow Academy, Glasgow

1st February – Sheffield Academy, Sheffield

2nd February – Great Hall, Cardiff

5th February – Shepherds Bush

8th February – Bournemouth Academy, Bournemouth

9th February – Birmingham Academy, Birmingham

This Many Boyfriends

Catch This Many Boyfriends on their early 2013 tour.

26th January – Barfly, London (Xfm Alldayer)

21st February – Racecourse, Cheltenham (with Kaiser Chiefs)

22nd February – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (with Kaiser Chiefs)

23rd February – Great Hall, Exeter (with Kaiser Chiefs)

25th February – Guildhall, Southampton (with Kaiser Chiefs)

26th February – Winter Gardens, Margate (with Kaiser Chiefs)

27th February – Corn Exchange,Cambridge (with Kaiser Chiefs)

1st March – Brixton Academy, London (with Kaiser Chiefs)

2nd March – 100 Club, Popfest, London

Tom O’Dell

Tickets for Tom O’Dell’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

1st March – The Rainbow, Birmingham

2nd March – Cockpit, Leeds

3rd March – King Tuts, Glasgow

5th March – Night & Day, Manchester

6th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

8th March – Thekla, Bristol

10th March – Komedia Studio Room, Brighton

11th March – Joiners, Southampton

12th March – Dingwalls, London

Released This Week

Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars

Tre – Green Day

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Howard Shore

The Gypsy Queens – The Gypsy Queens

The Throne 2 – Kanye West & Jay-Z

O.N.I.F.C – Wiz Khalifa

Nevermind – Enimen

Cut From A Star – Ian Skelly

Jesus Piece – The Game

Crazy World – Boys Like World