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Does ITV Buying The Voice Mean It's All Over For The X Factor?

So it really does seem like it may be the end of days for The X Factor – just take a look at the run of misfortune that’s plagued the show this series: dwindling audience figures, embarrassing hosting gaffes, insensitive behaviour, social media storms over the appearance of both a judge and a host, the general paucity of talent on the stage every Saturday and Sunday night – the list goes on.

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This Grantham Punk Band Got Green Day's Billie Joe To Produce Their New Single – Listen

How on earth does a punk band from Grantham end up in California, being produced by Billie Joe from Green Day? Matt Grocott and The Shrives managed it when Joe's son Joey heard the band and recommended them to Dad, who flew them out to the Sunshine State to record their album. He even played drums on some tracks. Anyway, here's the video for their new single 'Turn Me On'.

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