It’s been a busy old week, full of award nominee announcements and festival headliner reveals, so lets kick off with the most crucial news: David Jason has criticised Miley Cyrus for “eroding morality”. The former Fools And Horses star said her raunchy performance at the VMAs was symbol of the erosion of politeness and manners. Burrrrn.
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A Harvard University professor has claimed he can teach adults absolute pitch by giving them a pill normally used to treat epilepsy. The drug reverts capacity for learning to that of a seven-year-old child. Professor Takao Hensch said: “It’s quite remarkable since there are no known reports of adults acquiring absolute pitch.”
On Monday we discovered Neil Young is not a fan of clapping. The singer-songwriter gave audience members at a New York gig a tongue-lashing when they clapped along to the beat of ‘Ohio’. “Wrong!” he shouted. “It’s something that you probably don’t know, but there’s a hell of a distance between you and me.”
We were treated to rare footage of Nirvana’s final Los Angeles gig at the start of the week. Filmed by documentary maker Dave Markey four months before Kurt Cobain’s death, it shows the band playing ‘All Apologies’ and a cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ at the Great Western Forum in December 1993.
On Wednesday we said goodbye to the promise of Drake’s posthumous Aaliyah album. Producer Noah ’40’ Shebib decided to scrap the project because of “negative stigma” around the project. “The world reacting to Drake’s involvement so negatively, I just wanted nothing to do with it,” he said.
And finally, this week we learned the ‘Girls” Season 3 soundtrack will feature new music from Lily Allen, Beck, Miguel and Jenny Lewis. “It’s the same sound, same vibe, but one thing that’s different this season is we’ve had the luxury of getting people to contribute brand new songs for us,” said music supervisor Manish Raval.