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Music News: Monday 19th August 2013

Lisa Bentley

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The Woes of Chris Brown

Earlier this week Chris Brown had the allegations that he was involved in a hit and run incident dismissed by the court. However, he has since had his parole revoked and ordered by the court to serve 1000 hours community service. He has since been sued over an altercation in a car park whereby a member of Brown’s entourage attacked him.

Album News

It has been revealed that both Jay Z and Lil Wayne will feature on the new Drake album. The album, Nothing Was The Same, is due for release in September.

Keane will be releasing a greatest hits album in November. The album will be compromised of twenty songs eighteen of which will be taken from their previous albums and it will also include two previously unreleased tracks.

Good news for Interpol fans. The band are currently working on their fifth studio album. As the band are at the writing stage at present we can offer you no release date details but keep your eyes peeled. When we know, you will know.

Lorde is due to release her debut album. Pure Heroine will be available in October.

The Maccabees are planning on releasing their fourth album, Given To The Wild, early in 2014.

KISS For the NFL

Rock band KISS have launched their own football team. The new team called KISS have a treat instore for season ticket holders who will be allowed to see the band KISS play for free at their home venue which will be in the Honda Centre.

Baby Joy for Coyle

Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud fame has announced that she is expecting a baby. This will be the singer’s first child.

Frank Turner Cancels Tour Dates

Frank Turner has had to cancel some of his European tour dates due to problems with his back. The Photosynthesise singer released the following statement on his website: “To quote Black Flag, ‘I am not a machine,’ Dammit. Ever since Bonnaroo Festival (back in June) I’ve had a slight issue with my back. As of last weekend, 30 something shows later, it’s become a serious thing, and despite my best efforts to ignore it, bully it into submission or just punk rock through the whole thing, it’s a problem I need to deal with. My doctor has sent me in for a spinal epidural shot tomorrow, which means there is no way I can play at Pukkelpop, Gampel or Highfield Festivals this weekend. Speaking of the future, people coming to Hatfield, Reading and Leeds need not worry – the shows will go ahead, we are working on a plan, and if I have to do them in a wheelchair I will. Everyone in my team, from the Sleeping Souls on down, are being really great about making sure that the show goes on. Thanks for your patience and good wishes.”

Back Problems for Faithfull

Frank Turner isn’t the only one plagued with back problems. Marianne Faithfull has had to cancel appearances as she has broken her back. The singer injured herself whilst on holiday and has had to cancel a number of American dates.

Coolio’s Cooking!

Rapper Coolio is selling the rights to his music to fund his cooking career. Cooking With Coolio includes a series of books and TV shows.

Allen Lanier:  1946 – 2013

After a long battle with lung disease, Allen Lanier, the co-founder of Blue Oyster Cult has died. He was 67.

Jon Brookes:  1969 – 2013

Jon Brookes, the drummer with The Charlatans has passed away. He was suffering with a brain tumour which eventually took his life. He was 44.

Live Announcements

Bullet For My Valentine.

Bullet For My Valentine will be performing an arena tour in December.

1st December – Manchester Arena, Manchester

2nd December – The Hydro Arena, Glasgow

3rd December – NIA, Birmingham

5th December – Wembley Arena, London

6th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Jim White

Jim White is touring the UK in September.

6th September – The Basement, Brighton

7th September – Holy Trinity Church, Guildford

8th September – St Pancras Old Church, London (Sold Out)

9th September – St Pancras Old Church, London

11th September – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

12th September – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

13th September – The Musician, Leicester

15th September – Greystones, Sheffield

16th September – Oran Mor, Glasgow

17th September – Cluny 2, Newcastle

18th September – Fibbers, York

19th September – Glee Club, Birmingham

20th September – St Bonaventure’s, Bristol

Tonight Alive

Tonight Alive are preparing for their tour which starts in September. Make sure you get yourself down there. In the meantime, check out their new single Lonely Girl.

29th September – The Haunt, Brighton

1st October – Library, Birmingham

2nd October – The Garage, Glasgow

3rd October – Academy 3, Manchester

4th October – Academy 2, Liverpool

5th October – Academy 2, Dublin

6th October – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

8th October – Academy 2, Newcastle

9th October – Electric Ballroom, London

11th October – Cockpit, Leeds

Turner Coady

Turner Coady will be touring the UK. The tour starts at the end of August.

30th August – End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens

1st September – The Hope, Brighton (changed from The Basement)

2nd September – Hoxton Bar, London

3rd September – Thunderbold, Bristol

4th September – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

5th September – The Basement, York

6th September – The Think Tank, Newcastle

7th September – The Hop, Wakefield

8th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

The 1975

The 1975 will release their debut album in September. The band are currently touring so make sure you get yourself down to one of their shows.

1st September – Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland

8th September – Bestival

14th September – Shrewsbury Fields Forever, Shrewsbury

15th September – Academy, Newcastle

16th September = HMV Institute, Birmingham

17th September – ABC, Glasgow

18th September – Rockcity, Nottingham

20th September – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

21st September – Ritz, Manchester

22nd September – Sugarmill, Stoke

23rd September – Leeds University, Leeds

24th September – Academy, Oxford

25th September – Waterfront, Norwich

26th September – Academy, Bristol

28th September – Concorde, Brighton

30th September – Academy, Dublin, Ireland

1st October – Mandela Hall, Belfast

Released This Week

Paradise Valley – John Mayer

Where You Stand – Travis

Doris – Earl Sweatshirt

Warp and Weft – Laura Veirs

Drenge – Drenge

Single Flame – Lucy Ward