Lady Gaga has spoken out about the obsession with her body image and has asked why her weight is put under more scrutiny than that of fellow singers such as Adele. “Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? She’s so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match.”
Robbie Williams’ comeback single ‘Candy’ has been banned from BBC Radio 1. Williams scored his first Number One single in eight years in the UK Official Singles Chart last Sunday (November 4) with his track ‘Candy’. However, bosses at Radio 1 have banned it from the radio, with the track not even making the C-list.
My Bloody Valentine have announced a headlining slot at Japan’s Tokyo Rocks festival in May 2013, where they will be playing exclusive material from a brand new album. The album will be released on frontman Kevin Shields’ website before the end of the year and will be followed by a further EP of brand new material.
Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger has revealed that he once paid one of the band’s drum technicians to stick his penis into the blades of an electric fan. Speaking to Men’s Health magazine, the frontman said that he had paid the crew member a princely £235 to take part in the penis-related prank during a tour of Germany.
Bob Dylan has posted his first ever Facebook status update. Dylan, who has over 4 million “likes” on his official Facebook page, posted a status update prior to the confirmation that Obama would serve a second term as US President. “Here’s pretty close to what I said last night in Madison… We’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide.”
Example has become involved in a row with the people of Wigan, culminating in a front cover of the Wigan Evening Post headlined “Bad Example”. The disagreement kicked off when the rapper stated on Twitter that he receives more abuse from residents of the northern town than any other place in the UK.
Kasabian and Noel Gallagher are rumoured to be recording a cover of ‘Walking In The Air’ for a remake of Christmas classic The Snowman. The animated film has been remade for Channel 4’s Christmas schedule this year and producers are keen to get an impressive list of musicians involved.
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Alan Moore, author of Watchmen and V For Vendetta, has released a single in support of the Occupy movement and online hactivist group Anonymous – just in time for Guy Fawkes’ night. Written and sung by Moore with music by Joe Brown, ‘The Decline of English Murder’ takes pot-shots at bankers and the state.
Lady Gaga hopes Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, will give her tips on how to be a royal. The ‘Born This Way’ singer is reportedly “obsessed” with the royal family and hopes by reading Pippa’s new book, Celebrate, she’ll be able to live her life in the style of the British Monarchy.
WWE wrestler Wade Barrett has reportedly convinced Manic Street Preachers to write and record the music he enters the ring to. Barrett is known to be a fan of the Welsh band and has a tattoo which reads, “Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair” – lyrics from the band’s 1992 single ‘Little Baby Nothing’.
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