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Welcome to the Daily Gossip: your daily stop-off to find out who in the world of music has been up to what.
Today’s top gossip:
Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson has had another pop at Oasis in the press. He sais he plans to make a pirate copy of ‘Dig Out Your Soul’: “Do you remember Proud Mary? I rest my case. I won’t be buying the new Oasis album. I’ll probably tape a copy off someone” (Daily Record).
From the papers:
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale posted the first official picture of newborn son Zuma Nesta Rock on Stefani‘s website. In a blog entry the former No Doubt singer wrote: “Gwen, Gavin, Kingston and Zuma are all doing well and enjoying being a party of four” (Daily Record).
Take That‘s Gary Barlow has admitted he farted constantly during the recording of the band’s single ‘Greatest Day’. “It’s because I eat healthily”, he said (Daily Star).
Grace Jones started shrieking and shouting when a fan stepped on her fur coat at the James Bond aftershow party at Battersea Power Station, south London (Daily Mirror).
Lily Allen has had a war of words with Guardian columnist Marina Hyde. The writer mocked a press release declaring Allen ‘the Wordsworth of the Myspace generation’. So Allen retorted: “I think that what you wrote earlier was thoughtless and uncalled for,” before proceeding to make some disparaging references to Hyde‘s private life. After an exchange of banter, Hyde mused: “I can’t think quite how a jokey item about a press release has descended into such a hilarious farce” (The Independent).
Noel Gallagher blames brother Liam for the band’s failure to break America. He said: “I still blame him for the fact we never cracked the US. When we had one of the biggest selling albums in the world, and were about to begin a crucial US tour, he arrived at the airport, gave some ludicrous excuse that he couldn’t get on the plane and left us stranded” (Daily Record).
Those Dancing Days have declared themselves good role models. Drummer Cissi Efraimson said: “I think we make good role models because we are just ourselves. It’s important to show that just because you are girl artists you don’t have to take your clothes off” (The Independent).
Bruce Springsteen has been forced to cancel his annual Halloween party because it was too popular. The Boss and his wife Patti Scialfa had to ditch it because they had too many visitors to their New Jersey mansion. He said: “Due to catastrophic success, we won’t be having our usual display this year” (Daily Record).
Kerry Katona is heading to Nashville to work with songwriters in an attempt to relaunch her music career (The Sun).
Madonna has been taunting Guy Ritchie with dozens of weird text messages (Daily Mirror).
Faris Rotter has named Porter Wagoner‘s ‘The Rubber Room’ as his top Halloween song. MGMT‘s Andrew Van Wyngarden went for ‘Suffering In Vain’ by Suicide, Fucked Up‘s Pink Eyes chose Roky Erickson‘s ‘The Evil One’ and Justin Hawkins chose ‘Ghostbusters’ by Ray Parker Jr (The Guardian).
Robbie Williams pulling up in a white limo and being mobbed by fans in Stoke-On-Trent during a visit to see family and friends (Daily Star).
From NME.COM users:
Paul Weller winking at NME freelancer Camille Augarde on Warwick Avenue in London (From Rick).
Pixie Geldof was drinking at the newly re-opened Hawley Arms in Camden (From Mason).
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