JLS’ Marvin Humes has wed Saturdays singer Rochelle Wiseman. The wedding guests included fellow band mates, Olly Murs and Marcus Collins. MTTM offer the couple its heartfelt congratulations.
The Underage music festival has fallen, much like many of our festivals this summer it has been cancelled. The organisers have said that unforeseen circumstances have caused its closure. Organisers have said that a full refund can be claimed at point of purchase.
It has been announced that Lady Gaga is set to star in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie Machete Kills. The Born This Way singer will play the role of La Chameleon. Machete Kills is due for release in 2013.
We Are Scientists have teamed up with Aloft Hotels to find the next big thing. They are searching for an unsigned band to submit their demo to win a chance to play a live gig in London, Brussels or Abu Dhabi. To enter bands have either got to submit a demo or a link to their Facebook/MySpace/Official Website to the following email address email@example.com before the 8th October 2012. Good luck to all who enter.
For a chance to win a book about one of the world’s most famous recording studios Abbey Road then please go to the EMI website . The studio most famously housed The Beatles during the recording of the Abbey Road album. It was also the studio where Pink Floyd recorded the Dark Side of the Moon album. This is a must have book for any music fan. Nab yourself a copy by entering the competition. Good luck!
Javier Weyler has left Stereophonics. Frontman, Kelly Jones and bassist Richard Jones made the announcement via Twitter and Facebook saying “We wanted to let you know Javier and the band will no longer be working together. The band enjoyed playing with Javier over the last 8 years and his company was enjoyed by everyone in the Stereophonics family. We wish Javier every success going forward in his new creative endeavours and personal life. (Filling in temporarily for Javier on these next shows will be our friend Sam). We look forward to seeing you at the shows.”
A Canadian concert promoter has filed a law suit against RNB star Flo Rida after the performer cancelled his tour dates the day before the tour was scheduled to commence. The law suit which claims that there has been a breach of contract is seeking damages to the value of $200,000.
The Who recently announced an American tour and now they have taken this one step further. The band are offering any fan that has a ticket for their 1979 Providence show (which was cancelled at the time due to a ban by local authorities) the chance to come to see them play this time round by honouring the original ticket. It has been rumored that the band will play their Quadrophenia album from beginning to end on their upcoming tour. This is definitely a show you do not want to miss.
Usher Raymond is currently mourning the death of his stepson, Kile Glover. The eleven year old died after being involved in a jetski accident earlier this month.
Rapper Snoop Dog will be releasing a new single and album, however it will be released under the rather confusing (and maybe a bit pointless) alias Snoop Lion. The music will be reggae based. As of yet, a clear explanation as to why Snoop Dog has opted for a pseudonym has not been given.
After flashing her lady business, swastika costumes and basically pulling Madonna-esque stunts on her current tour, Madonna has struck again. She was warned by promoters before her show in Scotland not to use a faux handgun as part of her performance however the singer ignored the warnings and carried on as normal with her show. Unfortunately, the performance piece has had particularly bad timing as news has unfolded regarding the cinema massacre in Denver. Madonna is currently being touted as insensitive and ruthless in her performance thus opening the debate – Should artists abide by the rules set by promoters/venues or should they continue with their art the way they intended to? Is there room for sensitivity in performance art? Or should we react to the horrors of the world by finding comfort in things created for entertainment value? MTTM would love to know your thoughts.
Madonna was also recently booed offstage in France. In a last minute gig exclusively for fan club members, the iconic pop star played a 45 minute set before leaving the stage. Fans were clearly disgruntled chanting, booing and throwing cups at the stage in anger.
Johnny Marr has been honoured by the University of Salford due to his contribution to music. Marr, the founding member of celebrated band – The Smiths, has lectured at the university repeatedly over the past few years and had this to say about receiving his honorary degree – “I’ve had a great time with my association with Salford University as visiting professor. The seminars have been a lot of fun and a good learning process for me. I’ve really enjoyed meeting the students – they’ve been an inspiration to me as much as I have to them, and I look forward to more work with the University in future.”
….for the lowest selling number one album this century. Never mind Elton.
Todd Harrell, the bassist with American punk-pop outfit 3 Doors Down was arrested for a possible DUI. The suspicion of his inebriation came after a collision with another vehicle causing serious damage. The results from the blood test that will determine whether the 40 year old was drunk at the time of the crash are pending.
It has been revealed that it will be a September release for Kanye West’s Cruel Summer album. The record will feature a host of collaborative efforts. The Beatles have released a new album which is a compilation of their most influential tracks. The iTunes sleeve has been written by Dave Grohl. The Velvet Underground and Nico is set for a 45th anniversary release, the album features the iconic Warhol picture of a banana. Another anniversary edition is in the works. The 35th year anniversary edition of The Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols will be released as a super deluxe edition in September.
Later this month Rita Ora will release her debut album ORA. Crystal Castles new album is due for release in September and they are currently previewing their latest track Plague. Martha Wainwright has announced her new album Come Home To Mama will be released October 15th; this will be her third studio record and the 11th album from Deerhoof entitled Breakup Song is due for release in September. Happy Mondays are reportedly back in the studio recording new music. If all goes to plan the band will be releasing their first album in twenty years. We hope they aren’t twisting our melons, man.
Members of feminist punk outfit Pussy Riot have been detained in a Russian prison due to their outspoken nature regarding Russian politics. Support has come from the music industry; Alex Kaprinos and Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea have vocalized their support. Support has come from many fans and one particular fan, Russian artist Ptev Pavlensky, has taken dramatic steps to show his support by sowing his mouth together. The incarcerated members of the band Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich could face up to seven years in prison.
After sixteen years of playing together Soundtrack Of Our Lives have decided to call it a day. They will be playing their final ever gig in September. What songs would you include on the soundtrack to your lives? Please leave a comment and let us know.
After reports that Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine went missing earlier last week, more drama was to follow with the custody of Michael Jackson’s three children being removed from his mother’s custody and temporarily placed in the care of Michael’s nephew, TJ (formerly of pop band 3T). It is rumored that during the foray a physical altercation happened between Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris. The drama comes amid intense discussions over the late singer’s final will and testament which is being brandished as fake.
Mark Owen and his wife Emma have announced the birth of their third child, a daughter named Fox India. Congratulations.
William Balfour, the man who murdered Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, has received three life sentences.
On Friday, 3rd of August, Oxjam Chiswick is hosting a battle of the DJ’s competition. The battle will be held at High Way House to raise money for Oxfam and the winner will have the chance to play the Leeds festival later in August. Eight DJ’s will battle it out for the coveted prize. Tickets for the event are £8 on the door or if you order your ticket in advance you get it for the low cost of £5 (when ordered from the Facebook page).
The competition is just the start of Oxjam Chiswick, the main event will be held in October so make sure you get your wristband before they all sell out. Remember this is for a good cause so please give generously. For more information such as line-up details then please visit www.oxjamchiswick.co.uk.
After weeks of rain, summer finally arrived at the other greatest show on earth this weekend, with thousands enjoying this year’s Cambridge Folk Festival. With the exception of Friday day tickets (Olympic Opening Ceremony night) all tickets for the Festival completely sold out. The Festival was broadcast live on Sky Arts across the weekend.
Tickets for the 2013 Cambridge Folk Festival are availble from midday on Monday 30 July via www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk
Tickets for Amy MacDonald’s upcoming tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
27th October – Lowry, Salford
28th October – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
30th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow
1st November – Royal Centre, Nottingham
6th November – Royal Festival Hall, London
Bat For Lashes will be playing plenty of live shows before the year is out. Check them out.
2nd September – Electric Picnic
9th September – Bestival
18th October – Ironworks, Inverness
19th October – Picture House, Edinburgh
21st October – o2 ABC, Glasgow
22nd October – Cathedral, Manchester
25th October – Metropolitan University, Leeds
26th October – University of East Anglia, Norwich
28th October – o2 Academy, Leicester
29th October – Forum, London
1st November – HMV Institute, Birmingham
2nd November – Anson Rooms, Bristol
3rd November – Pyramids, Portsmouth
4th November – Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Bell X1 will be performing an acoustic tour in January. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
24th January – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
25th January – Bush Hall, London
Canterbury will be touring this winter. Tickets cost from £7.00 – £9.00 and can be purchased via www.seetickets.com.
27th November – The Croft, Bristol
28th November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
29th November – White Rabbit, Plymouth
30th November – Truro B-Side at Bunters
2nd December – Roadmender, Northampton
3rd December – Little Civic (Slade Rooms), Wolverhampton
5th December – Sugarmill, Stoke
6th December – Fruit, Hull
7th December – Corporation, Sheffield
8th December – o2 Academy 3, Leicester
13th December – Cellar, Southampton
14th December – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
15th December – West End Centre, Aldershot
Dirty Three have announced a handful of live dates.
20th November – Glee Club, Birmingham
21st November – Cathedral, Manchester
23rd November – Button Factory, Dublin
25th November – Oran Mor, Glasgow
26th November – The Sage, Gateshead
27th November – Trinity, Bristol
28th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Tickets for Elbow’s November/December tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
26th November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
28th November – NIA, Birmingham
29th November – Echo Arena, Liverpool
1st December – MEN Arena, Manchester
2nd December – o2 Arena, London
Fossil Collective will be touring in October.
12th October – The Leopard, Doncaster
13th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
14th October – Cluny, Newcastle
15th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
16th October – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
17th October – Louisiana, Bristol
18th October – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
19th October – The Bodega, Nottingham
20th October – East Oxford Centre, Gathering
21st October – SWN, Cardiff
22nd October – Waterfront, Norwich
23rd October – Portland Arms, Cambridge
24th October – The Hope, Brighton
25th October – Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter
26th October – Old Queen’s Head, London
27th October – Academy 2, Leicester
28th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
29th October – Soyo, Sheffield
Jackson Firebird will be playing four dates in August.
17th August – Barfly Jubilee Club Night, London
19th August – Old Blue Last, London (Free Show)
21st August – Islington Academy, London (with Eagles of Death Metal)
22nd August – Green Door Store, Brighton (Headline)
Tickets for Little Angels’ tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
6th December – Rock City, Nottingham
7th December – Wulfrun, Wolverhampton
8th December – Garage, Glasgow
9th December – Limelight, Belfast
11th December – Academy, Leeds
12th December – o2 Academy, Newcastle
13th December – Ritz, Manchester
15th December – o2 Academy, Bristol
16th December – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Miss May I have revealed details of a winter tour.
30th November – Club Academy, Glasgow
1st December – Classic Grand, Glasgow
2nd December – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham
3rd December – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
4th December – The Cockpit, Leeds
5th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
6th December – Relentless Garage, London
7th December – Great Hall 2, Cardiff
80s pop icon, Rick Astley will be touring this October. Tickets are available via www.gigsandytours.com.
17th October – Academy 2, Manchester
18th October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham
19th October – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool
21st October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
22nd October – o2 Academy 2, Sheffield
24th October – o2 Academy Islington, London
25th October – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
Worried about watching The Milk perform live after this week’s Stockton Weekender? Never fear, the band have announced they will be playing four live dates in November.
5th August – Stockton Weekender, Stockton
18th November – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool
19th November – Club Academy, Manchester
25th November – o2 Academy 2, Birmginham
29th November – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
This is Hell will be touring in in August. Get down to one of their shows.
21st August – Full Moon Club, Cardiff
22nd August – White Rabbit, Plymouth
23rd August – Racehorse, Northampton
24th August – Leeds Festival
25th August – The Cookie Jar, Leicester
26th August – Reading Festival
27th August – Fleece, Bristol
Cut The World – Antony and the Johnsons
Mondo Sex Head – Rob Zombie
The Sufis – The Sufis
Live at Brixton Academy – Happy Mondays
Ashes – Kyla La Grange