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Music News: Monday 27th May 2013

Lisa Bentley

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Parole Denied for Rioter

Maria Alyokhina, one of the three incarcerated members of Russian music group Pussy Riot has been denied parole. Earlier this week Alyokhina staged a hunger strike in protest to her incarceration.

Pop Trio Sell Beer

90s band of brothers Hanson have released their own brand of beer in America. The new drink is a tragic pun of their hit song Mmmbop; the drink is called Mmmhops.

Baby News

JLS’s Marvin Humes and The Saturday’s Rochelle Wiseman have welcomed a baby girl to their family. The couple named their daughter Alaia-Mai. In other baby news, DJ Annie Mac and her DJ boyfriend Toddla T have welcomed a baby boy to their family. Details of the baby’s name have yet to be revealed.

Billboard Music Award Winner 2013

The Billboard Music Awards took place recently. Below is the list of the winners.

Top Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Song: Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Billboard 200 Album: Taylor Swift Red

Top Duo/Group: One Direction

Top New Artist: One Direction

Top Touring Artist: Madonna

Top Male Artist: Justin Timberlake

Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist: Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Digital Songs Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist: Rihanna

Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber

Top Streaming Artist: Nicki Minaj

Top Pop Artist: One Direction

Top R&B Artist: Rihanna

Top Rap Artist: Nicki Minaj

Top Country Artist: Taylor Swift

Top Rock Artist: Fun.

Top Latin Artist: Jenni Rivera

Top Dance Artist : Madonna

Top EDM Artist: David Guetta

Top Christian Artist: tobyMac

Top Pop Album: Adele 21

Top R&B Album: Rihanna Unapologetic

Top Rap Album: Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Top Country Album: Taylor Swift Red

Top Rock Album: Mumford & Sons Babel

Top Latin Album: Jenni Rivera La Misma Gran Senora

Top Dance Album : Madonna MDNA

Top EDM Album: Skrillex Bangarang

Top Christian Album: tobyMac Eye On It

Top Digital Song: Carly Rae Jepson Call Me Maybe

Top Radio Song: Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Streaming Song (Audio): Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Streaming Song (Video): Psy Gangham Style

Top Pop Song: Carly Rae Jepson Call Me Maybe

Top R&B Song: Rihanna Diamonds

Top Rap Song: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz Thrift Shop

Top Country Song: Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Top Rock Song: Gotye feat. Kimbra Somebody That I Used To Know

Top Latin Song: Michel Telo Ai Se Eu Te Pego

Top Dance Song: Baauer Harlem Shake

Top EDM Song: Baauer Harlem Shake

Top Christian Song: Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Two New Music Shows

Channel 4 are set to add two new music programmes to their schedule. One will be a music quiz show hosted by Nick Grimshaw and the other will be a live performance show hosted by Rizzle Kicks.

Album News

Christopher Lee will release a heavy metal album on his 91st birthday. The album is called Charlemagne: The Omens of Death and it will be released this week.

X Factor News

Tulisa has quit the X Factor as one quarter of the judges. She is being replaced by the previous judge Sharon Osbourne.

Trevor Bolder: 1951 – 2013

David Bowie’s bass player Trevor Bolder has passed away aged 62. He lost his battle with cancer. Bolder has also played with bands Uriah Heap and Wishbone Ash.

Ray Manzarek: 1939 – 2013

Original member of The Doors Ray Mazarek has lost his battle with cancer. He was 74.

Beyonce Isn’t Pregnant

Jay-Z has kaiboshed the rumours that Beyonce is pregnant.

Live Announcements

Ane Brun

Ane Brun will be touring in November.

14th November – The Forum, London

15th November – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

16th November – Vicar Street, Dublin

18th November – Oran Mor, Glasgow

The Answer

Tickets for The Answer’s tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

11th October – Limelight 2, Belfast

12th October – Whelans, Dublin

17th October – Academy 3, Manchester

18th October – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

19th October – Cockpit, Leeds

20th October – Corporation, Sheffield

22nd October – The Garage, Glasgow

23rd October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

24th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

25th October – Electric Ballroom, London

26th October – The Thekla, Bristol

27th October – Concorde 2, Brighton

30th November – Hard Rock Hell Festival, Pwllheli Wales

Crystal Fighters

Check out Crystal Fighters on the UK leg of their tour in November.

21st November – Concorde 2, Brighton

22nd November – Brixton Academy, London

23rd November – Academy 2, Manchester

25th November – Stylus @ Leeds Uni, Leeds

26th November – Arches, Glasgow

27th November – Newcastle Uni, Newcastle

28th November – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

29th November – Trinity, Bristol

30th November – Institute, Birmingham

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding will be touring in October. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

3rd October – o2 Academy, Sheffield

4th October – Barbican, York

6th October – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

7th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

10th October – Cardiff University, Cardiff

11th October – o2 Apollo, Manchester

16th October – Hammersmith Apollo, London

Fenech-Soler

Tickets for Fenech-Solar’s November tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

7th November – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

8th November – Limelight 2, Belfast

9th November – Academy 2, Dublin

11th November – The Tunnels, Aberdeen

12th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

14th November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

15th November – Gorilla, Manchester

16th November – Institute, Birmingham

17th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

19th November – Thekla, Bristol

20th November – Concorde, Brighton

21st November – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons have announced tour details. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

14th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester

16th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

18th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

19th November – Oasis, Swindon

21st November – Rock City, Nottingham

22nd November – o2 Academy, Birmingham

23rd November – BIC, Bournemouth (Solent Hall)

25th November – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

Lemuria

Lemuria are touring in the summer.

21st July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

22nd July – The Black Heart, London

23rd July – The Marquee, Norwich

24th July – Minsters Bar, Stoke on Trent

25th July – The Cockpit, Leeds

26th July – Fighting Cocks, Kingston

27th July – The Cavern, Exeter

28th July – Burnout Festival, Bournemouth

29th July – Exchange, Bristol

30th July – The Old Angel, Nottingham

31st July – The Globe, Cardiff

1st August – White Rabbit, Plymouth

2nd August – Classic Grand, Glasgow (with Texas is the Reason)

The Manic Shine

The Manic Shine will start their tour at the end of May.

30th May – Hole in the Wall, Colchester

1st June – Camden Rocks Festival, London

2nd June – The Oxford, Manchester

3rd June – The Lomax, Liverpool

16th June – Hootananny’s, Inverness

20th June – Pivo Pivo, Glasgow

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 have had to postpone their tour. The original dates whereas follows:

22nd June – LG Arena, Birmingham

23rd June – o2 Arena, London

24th June – o2 Arena, London

26th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester

27th June – Braehead Arena, Glasgow

The rescheduled dates are:

8th January – LG Arena, Birmingham

10th January – o2 Arena, London

11th January – o2 Arena, London

13th January – Manchester Arena, Manchester

14th January – The Hydro Arena, Glasgow

Only Men Aloud

Tickets for Only Men Aloud’s December tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

12th December – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

13th December – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

17th December – Sage, Gateshead

18th December – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

20th December – Colston Hall, Bristol

21st December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Placebo

Placebo are due to play four live shows in the UK in December.

12th December – o2 Academy, Birmingham

13th December – o2 Academy, Glasgow

14th December – o2 Apollo, Manchester

16th December – o2 Academy Brixton, London

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has announced an extra date to his tour.

17th September – Echo Arena, Liverpool

20th September – The o2, London

24th September – First Direct Arena, Leeds

27th September – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

30th September – The Hydro, Glasgow

2nd October – The Hydro, Glasgow

Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens will be heading out on a headlining tour later this year.

30th September – Guildhall, Southampton

1st October – Rock City, Nottingham

2nd October – Academy, Dublin

3rd October – Mandela Hall, Belfast

5th October – Barrowland, Glasgow

7th October – Academy 1, Manchester

10th October – Brixton o2 Academy, London

11th October – o2 Academy 1, Birmingham

Soundgarden

Soundgarden are touring in September. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

13th September – o2 Apollo, Manchester

14th September – o2 Academy, Birmingham

16th September – Dublin o2, Ireland

18th September – o2 Brixton Academy, London

19th September – o2 Brixton Academy, London

Splashh

Splashh start their tour this week.

30th May – Think Tank, Newcastle

31st May – Nice N Sleazys, Glasgow

1st June – Chameleon, Nottingham

2nd June – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

4th June – Cargo, London

5th June – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester

7th June – Lennons, Southampton

8th June – The Hope, Brighton

Taffy

Taffy will be touring in July.

12th July – Electric Palace, Bridport (supporting The Wedding Present)

13th July – Spa Complex, Scarborough (supporting The Wedding Present

14th July – The Leopard, Doncaster

15th July – Think Tank, Newcastle

17th July – Camden Black Heart, London (Club AC30 Night)

18th July – Thunderbolt, Bristol

19th July – The Basement, York

20th July – King Tuts, Glasgow

Whales in Cubicles

Whales in Cublicles have announced live dates for the summer. More dates are to follow.

6th June – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London (The Fly – Ones to Watch Show)

13th August – Start the Bus, Bristol

15th August – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth

16th August – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton

21st August – Oporto, Leeds

25th August – Night & Day, Manchester (Bank Holiday Special)

Released This Week

Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling

All Hell Breaks Loose – Black Star Riders

The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here – Alice In Chains

Wings Over America – Paul McCartney & Wings

London With The Lights On – Stooshe

Wrote A Song For Everyone – John Fogerty