It’s quite something. This week Lady Gaga unveiled the front cover of her forthcoming third album ‘ARTPOP’. We had art expert Will Gompertz blog about it’s qualities for us. “I’ll tell you straight out, this is a classic cover,” he remarked. “When you’re listing the 100 best covers of the 21st century, this will be right up there.”
Seven days which saw more open letters than your average Royal Mail sorting office. This time Sinead O’Connor wrote to Miley Cyrus – via the internet – to tell her not let the music industry make a “prostitute” out of her. The pop star’s response was criticised by mental health charities.
Look mum! We’re in the news! This week NME unveiled an all-new redesign of the magazine with a little help from a true legend – David Bowie. What’s that you, say? ‘Can I have a look?’ Yes, you can – here.
Start the nine month countdown clock… last Sunday the tickets for Glastonbury 2014 went on general sale and promptly sold out in 1hr 27 minutes. According to the organisers that’s the fastest they’ve ever been snapped up. So, yeah, Glastonbury, remains well popular. Who knew?
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Black Francis has gone into more detail about the circumstances around Kim Deal leaving the band – and it sounds AWKWARD. “We were at a little coffee shop near the studio,” he said. “Kim walked in at some point and said, ‘I’m flying home tomorrow.’ She quit the band.” He promptly went to the pub – we would too.
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