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Music News: Monday 13th August 2012

Lisa Bentley



Winehouse’s Ex in a Coma

Amy Winehouse’s infamous ex-husband Blake Feilder-Civil is currently in a coma due to multiple organ failure which is believed to have been brought on by heavy binge drinking. The coma was induced by doctors to try and correct the damage inflicted on his body.

P Diddy for American Idol?

P Diddy is being wooed by the producers of American Idol to be a judge on the next series of the TV talent show. He will be replacing former fiancée Jennifer Lopez who left the show earlier this year along with Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler.

Album News

Owl City have announced that they plan to record a ‘screamo-rock’ album. To celebrate 25 years since its initial release, R.E.M. are releasing a remastered version of their album Document. Justin Timberlake is currently recording his third solo album. Lady Gaga has revealed the name of her new album. She has the name of the album Artpop tattooed to her arm. Beady Eye are apparently working on the follow up to their debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding. It has been reported that Skrillex will feature on Kanye West’s new album.

50 Shades of Music

A new album is to be released featuring songs from the novel series 50 Shades of Grey. The album will feature 15 classical tracks and will be released in September.

New Member of Aerosmith

Johnny Depp recently joined Aerosmith on stage during their current tour on their show at the Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood actor played guitar on track Train Kept-A- Rollin’ before leaving the stage.

Gary Barlow and Wife Lose Baby

Gary Barlow and his wife, dancer Dawn have lost their child. The following statement was issued by their spokesperson “Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4th in London. Our focus now is giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts. We’d ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected.” The couple already have three children Daniel, Emily and Daisy. MTTM offer our condolences to the family.

The VMA Nominees Announced

The nominees for this year’s VMA’s have been announced. The full list of nominations is shown below.

Video of the Year – Katy Perry Wide Awake, Gotye Somebody That I Used to Know, Rihanna We Found Love, Drake feat. Rhianna Take Care, M.I.A. Bad Girls

New Artist – Fun. Feat. Janelle Monae We Are Young, Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe, Frank Ocean Swim Good, One Direction What Makes You Beautiful, The Wanted Glad You Came

Hip-hop Video – Childish Gambino Heartbeat, Drake feat. Lil Wayne HYFR, Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz Mercy, Watch the Throne Paris, Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz Beez in the Trap

Male Video – Justin Bieber Boyfriend, Frank Ocean Swim Good, Drake feat. Rihanna Take Care, Chris Brown Turn Up the Music, Usher Climax

Female Video – Rihanna We Found Love, Katy Perry Part of Me, Beyonce Love on Top, Nicki Minaj Starships, Selena Gomez & the Scene Love You Like a Love Song

Pop Video – One Direction What Makes You Beautiful, Fun. feat. Janelle Monae We Are Young, Rihanna We Found Love, Justin Bieber Boyfriend, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa Payphone

Rock Video – Coldplay Paradise, The Black Keys Lonely Boy, Linkin Park Burn It Down, Jack White Sixteen Saltines, Imagine Dragons It’s Time

Electronic Dance Music Video – Duck Sauce Big Bad Wolf, Calvin Harris Feel So Close, Skrillex First of the Year (Equinox), Martin Solveig The Night Out, Avicci Le7els

Video With A Message – Demi Lovato Skyscraper, Rise Against Ballad of Hollis Brown, Kelly Clarkson Dark Side, Gym Class Heroes The Fighter, K’Naan feat. Nelly Furtado Is Anybody Out There, Lil Wayne How to Love

Art Direction – Katy Perry Wide Awake, Drake feat. Rihanna Take Care, Lana Del Rey Born to Die, Regina Spektor All the Rowboats, Of Monsters & Men Little Talks

Choreography – Chris Brown Turn Up the Music, Rihanna Where Have You Been, Beyonce Countdown, Avicii Le7els, Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull Born to Die

Cinematography – M.I.A Bad Girls, Adele Someone Like You, Drake feat. Rihanna Take Care, Coldplay feat. Rhianna Princess of China, Lana Del Rey Born to Die

Direction – M.I.A Bad Girls, Duck Sauce Big Bad Wolf, Coldplay feat. Rhianna Princess of China, Frank Ocean Swim Good, Watch the Throne Otis

Editing – Beyonce Countdown, A$AP Rocky Goldie, Gotye Somebody That I Used to Know, Watch the Throne Paris, Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz Mercy

Visual Effects – Katy Perry Wide Awake, Rihanna Where Have You Been, David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj Turn Me On, Linkin Park Burn It Down

Live Announcements


Bellowhead are touring in November.

6th November – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

7th November – Roundhouse, London

8th November – Arena, St Albans

9th November – Open, Norwich

10th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

11th November – Guildhall, Southampton

12th November – Coal Exchange, Cardiff

13th November – Dome, Brighton

14th November – The Hexagon, Reading

15th November – The Assembly, Leamington

16th November – Barbican, York

17th November – Colston Hall, Bristol

18th November – The Lowry, Salford

19th November – The Sage, Gateshead

20th November – The Ironworks, Inverness

21st November – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

22nd November – St George’s Hall, Bradford

23rd November – Engine Shed, Lincoln

24th November – Assembly Rooms, Derby

Ben Montague

Ben Montague will be touring in September.

14th September – High Barn, Great Bardfield

15th September – Eiger, Leeds

16th September – Mad Hatters, Inverness

18th September – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

19th September – Cox’s Yard, Stratford

20th September – Marrs Bar, Worcester

21st September – The Full Moon, Newcastle-under-Lyme

26th September – Louisiana, Bristol

Bo Ningen

Bo Ningen will be touring over the coming months.

30th August – AND Festival, Manchester

1st September – 1234 Festival, Shoreditch Park, Liverpool

2nd September – Southsea Festival

8th September – Bestival Branchage Fim Festival, Jersey

4th October – The Horm, St Albans

5th October – Kasbah Fresher’s Friday, Coventry

6th October – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes

8th October – The Fleece, Bristol

9th October – Joiners, Southampton

10th October – Green Door Store, Brighton

11th October – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London

13th October – Wish You Were Here Festival, Cambridge

14th October – Bar Academy, Leicester

15th October – Harley, Sheffield

17th October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

18th October – The Compass, Chester

19th October – SWN Festival, Cardiff

20th October – Mad Ferret, Preston

22nd October – Stereo, Glasgow

23rd October – Cluny 2, Newcastle

24th October – Stereo, York

25th October – Fruit, Hull

27th October – Victoria Inn, Derby

28th October – Mello Mello, Liverpool

The Bots

The Bots are touring.

12th August – BT London Live, London

13th August – Forum, London

14th August – Manchester Academy, Manchester

29th October – The Croft, Bristol

30th October – Barfly, London

1st November – King Tut’s, Glasgow

2nd November – Roadhouse, Manchester

4th November – The Flapper, Birmingham

5th November – Joiners, Southampton

Cult of Youth

Cult of Youth are set to tour this autumn.

18th September – The Arts Centre, Colchester

19th September – The Hope, Brighton

20th September – Brithdays, London

22nd September – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow

23rd September – Kraak Gallery, Manchester

25th September – The Croft, Bristol

Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets will be touring later this year. Tickets for the tour can be bought at www.gigsandtours.com.

3rd November – Engine Shed, Lincoln

4th November – o2 Academy, Oxford

5th November – Junction, Cambridge

7th November – Concorde, Brighton

8th November – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

9th November – Waterfront, Norwich

10th November – o2 Academy 2, Leicester

12th November – Leeds Met University, Leeds

13th November – Oran Mor, Glasgow

14th November – Kazimier, Liverpool

16th November – 53 Degrees, Preston

17th November – HMV Ritz, Manchester

18th November – Leadmill, Sheffield

19th November – HMV Library, Birmingham

29th November – Royal Festival Hall, London

Passion Pit

Tickets for Passion Pit’s November tour can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

13th November – QMU, Glasgow

16th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester

18th November – Junction, Cambridge

19th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

20th November – HMV Forum, London

Rock Sound Riot 2012

Tickets for the Rock Sound Riot tour 2012 are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

6th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester

7th November – UEA, Norwich

8th November – Rock City, Nottingham

10th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

11th November – Roundhouse, London

13th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

14th November – ABC, Glasgow

16th November – Pyramids, Portsmouth

17th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

18th November – Cardiff University, Cardiff

19th November – o2 Academy, Bristol

Released This Week

At the BBC – The Kinks

Anastasis – Dead Can Dance

Traces – Karine Polwart

Enjoy It While It Lasts – Spector

The Midnight Beast – The Midnight Beast

Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Ryan O’Shaughnessy

The War Room – Public Broadcasting Service

I Was A Cat From A Book – James Yorkston

Southern Air – Yellowcard

Heavy In The Day – Canterbury

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