The Newsdump, Feb 12, 2010: from Epworth’s Brit to Mikey Graham maybe (probably not) writing a hit
Posted by Popjustice on
Feb 12 2010, 11:00
Hold onto your hats:
» Paul Epworth will pick up Best Producer at next week’s Brits, and quite right too. (NME)
» The Killers aren’t splitting up, according to The Killers. (Radio 1 Newsbeat) They should do, though – who’s going to be interested in the other ones once Brandon’s established himself as the world’s greatest solo performer since Elvis Presley? Nobody.
» Uffie would rather not get into a slanging match about Ke$ha sounding a bit like her. (Digital Spy)
» The Boyzone album is a bit of a blubfest. (Daily Star)
» It’s a bad week for popstar cats. Earlier this week it was reported that Susan Boyle had offloaded her cat to someone from her record label, now comes the distressing news that Amy Winehouse has given hers to a cattery. Apparently she had up to 11 cats at one point. Imagine the smell in that house. (The Sun) THE SMELL.
» William Orbit is just finishing off Katie Melua‘s new album. (Daily Star)
» A song by Boyzone’s Mikey Graham might represent Ireland at Eurovision. (Digital Spy)
» Google’s deletion of several music blogs has caused a bit of a furore. (The Register) We’re a little confused by the slightly fluffy claim by one blogger that “everything I’ve posted for, let’s say, the past two years, has either been provided by a promotional company, came directly from the record label, or came directly from the artist”. We’ve got a pile of similarly sourced CDs on our desk this morning – that doesn’t really mean that putting them online for downloading by others is the logical next step. We are sure this one will ‘run and run’.
And that’s your lot. Except to say…
» Fred Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee, has died aged 90. (Washington Post) We will think of Fred every time we hurl a disappointing or downright terrible compact disc across the office, which on recent form means about six times a day.