A sideways look at the world of music
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Thursday 12 September 2013
The Sheffield band's new album AM has sold 97,000 copies so far
Thursday 05 September 2013
Music veteran David Bowie has crowned his comeback this year by topping the nominations for the Q Awards.
Wednesday 07 August 2013
The US talk show host vented his frustration by treating viewers to a start-studded dance video
Friday 02 August 2013
The house music DJ, producer and singer Romanthony possessed such an emotive, warm, soulful voice that it could withstand any treatment and still touch listeners and club-goers in a unique way. Most famously, his distinctive vocals survived the auto-tune processing the French electronic music duo Daft Punk put them through in order to create the euphoric “One More Time”, the worldwide smash that took their career to another level in 2000.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Embattled entertainment and electronics giant Sony beat analysts’ expectations with first-half profits today, thanks to a weak yen and the success of Sony’s Xperia smartphones.
Monday 29 July 2013
“We're going to start with a song we did for Diana Ross, then another song we did for Diana Ross and then one we did for Sister Sledge - and we’re going to keep going until we take it to the top floor.”
Wednesday 17 July 2013
There were 260 million pirated films and TV shows downloaded in 2008 but that figure has fallen to 120 million
Monday 15 July 2013
Fans say the results are 'embarrassing' and make the singers - famous for four-part harmonies - sound more like robots
A Daft (Punk) marketing boost for Durex: 'Get Lucky' but not pregnant - or infected with something nasty
Thursday 11 July 2013
It seems like an inspired bit of joined-up PR thinking – an invitation from Daft Punk to “Get Lucky” but not also pregnant, or infected with something nasty. The French duo responsible for the horribly catchy single of the summer had apparently jumped into bed with Durex to create condoms with packaging inspired by the cover of their album, Random Access Memories.
Wednesday 10 July 2013
In a product placement deal that was waiting to happen, Daft Punk have created a range of ‘Get Lucky’ condoms with Durex.
Saturday 06 July 2013
'I used to fly to Paris for lunch – insane'
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- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 John McAfee's $100 'anti-NSA' device: 'this is coming and cannot be stopped'
- 4 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories
- 5 Australia incest case: Filthy and severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding