Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out what the stars of the music world have been up to in the tabloids and beyond, with the help of plenty of “anonymous sources”.
Today’s top gossip:
When Moby encountered an intruder in his Los Angeles home, you’d imagine his first instincts would have been to call the police.
But, according to his blog, Moby.com/journal, when the dance star recently came face to face with an uninvited guest in his home he gave the man a jumper, some money for breakfast and sent him on his way.
“Apparently he had taken a lot of acid the night before, had seen my house from the street, and decided to pay an acid-inspired visit,” he wrote. He added that he thought he was lucky that his visitor “wasn’t a violent crazy person and that he didn’t stab me in my sleep”.
From the papers and beyond:
Kaiser Chiefs have announced their first festival show of 2011 and are planning a new album – now the band have given the first insight into their new material. Singer Ricky Wilson said of the new stuff: “Plectrum sales are definitely on the up.” Details are scant on their new album, but apparently Mark Ronson, who produced their last effort ‘Off With Their Heads’, has heard it and says “it sounds amazing” (Daily Star).
Speaking of the international playboy DJ, Ronson has also been spilling the beans about his forthcoming production work. He’s working on new records from Daniel Merriweather and Rufus Wainwright, who he says he has “great ideas” for. He was speaking at yesterday’s (February 3) BBC Introducing Masterclass, and when asked what his best advice for new artists was, he replied: “Always wear pants” (Daily Star).
The View’s Kieren Webster will be feeling a bit embarrassed this morning. The guitarist was due to appear at the band’s album launch party in London last night, but according to the Scottish tabs missed the event after falling asleep at Glasgow airport (Daily Record).
Rapper Wretch 32 has incurred the wrath of ITV‘s hyperbolic chat show host Jeremy Kyle. After Kyle heard that he rhymes about him on his track ‘Traktor’, TV’s most patronising host wasn’t happy and slammed Wretch, claiming the rapper “has issues” and “drinks too much” (The Sun).
Biffy Clyro have said they think their dalliance with The X Factor “was a good thing”. They added that they don’t think Matt Cardle’s version of their song ‘Many Of Horror’ “took anything away from the band” (Daily Record).
Finally, it doesn’t seem to be enough that La Roux are teaming up with an “indie band” for their new album, as they said earlier this year. Now they’re teaming up with a car manufacturer, Nissan, for a competition for a fan to win studio time with the band. See Behindthehit.com for the details.
Check back on Monday (February 7) for the next Daily Gossip.