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6 stars who deserve their own Christmas radio show

When I read the headline ‘Iggy Pop to present Christmas radio show for BBC‘ my heart almost burst out of my chest in excitement, writes Neil Renton. Then I realised he’s not replacing Lizzie and delivering the Queens Speech. More’s the pity as he’d be fantastic, as would these alternatives… David Bowie No one is …

Music What's On November 15, 2013

Halloween playlist: 20 terrifying tracks for your party

You’ve got your costume sorted, you’ve carved the pumpkin/turnip, you’ve baked bought the tasty treats… now all you need to complete your Halloween party is our playlist. There are two basic rules of eligibility for any Halloween playlist: either the song, or the artist name, has to have some vaguely spooky connotation. We’ve taken some of …

Playlists October 30, 2013

Laura Mvula and Wiley lead MOBO nominations

Wiley and Laura Mvula lead this year’s Mobo nominations with four nods each. [Rising soul star Laura Mvula] The winners of the Music of Black Origin Awards will be revealed at the ceremony at Glasgow’s new Hydro arena on October 19. Soul singer Mvula is up against some tough competition in the Best Female Act …

Music What's On September 4, 2013

Jay Z clashed with Kanye West over chart-topping new album

Rapper Jay Z has just scored his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail – but has revealed that he clashed with Kanye West over the new record. According to the American star, he and West argued for two days over tracks ‘Holy Grail’ and ‘Oceans’ while recording their 2011 joint-album Watch The Throne. [Photo: Getty] …

Music What's On July 15, 2013

Robin Thicke finally knocked off chart summit by Icona Pop

Swedish electro-pop act Icona Pop and BRIT award winner Tom Odell gave the summit of the UK charts a shake-up as both crashed in at the very top, displacing US singer Robin Thicke‘s smash hit. The Stockholm girls sold nearly 125,000 copies of their worldwide hit ‘I Love It’ FT Charli XCX to debut at number …

Music What's On July 1, 2013

Kanye West tops album chart with ‘Yeezus’

New father Kanye West has seen his latest album, Yeezus, go straight in at number one in the UK. It is his first number one album in the UK since 2007’s Graduation and his fourth top 10 album in his career. Yeezus is the follow-up to his collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne, and was …

Music What's On June 24, 2013

Should Will Smith revive his rap career? Kanye West thinks so

When he was still known as the Fresh Prince, Will Smith was best known as an MC alongside friend and collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff, a pairing that would eventually find widespread fame on ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But that was long before Smith’s Hollywood career went stratospheric with blockbusters like Independence Day, …

Music What's On May 22, 2013

Kanye West set to return with new album ‘Yeezus’

Kanye West has teased out details of his new album, which will be called Yeezus. The rapper, who returned to the studio last year, also performed two new tracks on Saturday Night Live – ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘New Slaves’. [Kanye West is on the comeback trail – picture: TSPL] West’s sixth studio album looks set to …

Music What's On May 20, 2013

Chris Rock could be rapping on new Eminem album

Comedian and actor Chris Rock has strongly hinted that he has a guest vocal spot on the new Eminem album. Last week Rock tweeted a picture of himself in the studio with the hip-hop star, and now he’s said that he may be appearing on the forthcoming record. [Photo: Getty] The Hollywood star and stand-up …

Music What's On May 15, 2013

Kanye West announces one-off London show

Kanye West has announced a surprise show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo later this month. [Picture: Rodrigo Ferrari / Flickr] The forward-thinking rap star, who is currently dating reality TV star Kim Kardashian, will play his first UK show of 2013 at the venue on Sunday 24 February. West toured the UK last year with Jay-Z …

Gigs February 14, 2013
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