CMU Daily - on the inside 23 Jul 2002
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Which band was Jeff Beck a key member of before he went solo, and what was his best selling solo single? For a bonus point: which film's soundtrack included tracks by his band alongside the work of Herbie Hancock and Tomorrow? Answer tomorrow.


Superclub Cream are rethinking their club presence in their home town of Liverpool. As a result the club’s operations at Nation will be closed throughout the summer and, although three events will still go ahead later in the year - a Cream residents night on 31 Aug, a private party on 14 Sep and Cream’s 10th birthday on 11 and 12 Oct - the future of the club hangs in the balance. The Lomax Live Venue will be unaffected by the decision and the Creamfields Liverpool event is going ahead as planned. Cream management say the decision to end weekly events at Nation follows a decline in regular club-goers as larger one-off events become more popular. Cream CEO James Barton told us: "Ten years on it is time to re-evaluate where we are as a company and assess where that fit's into today's market. It's clear that young people want so much more from the Cream experience. This is evident from the massive success of Creamfields over the last five years, the popularity of Ibiza 2002,and the success of the Cream x10 arena tour this year. In 2002 we brought investment into the company with the aim of growing the company and now we are perfectly positioned to develop into new forms of events, music and media. The company is making deeper in-roads into TV with our highly regarded Creamfields shows and Ibiza TV Series. Cream has also heavily invested into radio with Absolute Radio under a exciting new brand called Jump FM. 2002 has seen the company release more records than previous years and with the investment made our activities will continue to grow into 2003. Alongside this our international events business produced over 400 events this year and a further 4 Cream fields festivals means that Cream continues to be a forefront of global youth culture." More info from Cream PR team on 0151 709 1693 or [email protected]


Veteran record producer Gus Dudgeon, aged 59, was killed when his car veered off the M4 and down an embankment in Berkshire last night. A female passenger in the car, believed to be his wife, was also killed. Dudgeon was probably best known for his seventies work with Elton John, he produced ‘Your Song’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me’, amongst others. On his web site Elton has said: "I am devastated by the tragic news about Gus Dudgeon. He was an incredibly talented producer and a very dear friend for many years. I will miss him terribly". Other producer credits in Dudgeon’s long career included Joan Armatrading, Lindisfarne, XTC, Ralph McTell, Chris Rea and David Bowie's ‘Space Oddity’.


Kelly Osbourne furthered her music career at an Ozzfest date in the US last Friday by doing a duet with Andrew WK. The duo performed a rendition of WK’s song ‘She Is Beautiful’. The performance was recorded and will be included on the forthcoming release Ozzfest 2002: The Live Album, Out in the US on Columbia at the end of August. No word yet on which other Ozzfest performances will appear on the album.


A new Brighton based music school - the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) – has confirmed Martin McCarrack (Therapy), Skye Edwards (Morcheeba), Ace and Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie), Rob Harris (Jamiroquai) and Carleen Anderson (Brand New Heavies) are amongst its teaching staff. Founded and funded by industry veterans Bruce Dickinson, Kevin Nikon, Sarah Clayman and Damien Keyes, the school is offering courses designed to give practical help to artists at the ‘intermediate stage’ in their careers. Ronan Keating has sponsored several tuitions for the year-long vocalist course, and will judge the first round of auditions in August. "I'm very happy to help out," Keating told reporters. "There's so many talented new artists out there, sometimes they need a helping hand to get them started in the music industry." A songwriting course, supported by BMG Publishing, will feature tutorials with seasoned writers such as Mark Flannery (Def Leppard, Tom Jones, U2), and Ian Ramage, managing director of BMG Publishing. There will also be a songwriting competition sponsored by Neil Hannon of Divine Comedy, who will conduct master classes along with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.


Billboard magazine are adding a ‘Founder’s Award’ to their R&B / HipHop Awards Show, which will take place for the second time in Miami Beach next month. The Isley Brothers and Afrika Bambaataa will be the first to be honoured. They awards, judged by the Billboard editors, are aiming to recognise artists for their artistic achievements and influence on others in the R&B and hip-hop genres, as judged by the editors of Billboard. The awards will be part of the Billboard-AURN (American Urban Radio Network) R&B/Hip-Hop Conference which will also include panels on the record/retail relationship, independent labels, urban radio in the digital age, radio programming and a gospel workshop.


Aus band The Vines are matching their Top 5 album success in the UK with good sales in the US – the band are reported to have sold 50,000 sales in its first week. And that’s before the airing of an MTV special recorded at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame


Former Big Breakfast presenter is set to host a new political show for the BBC. The Media Guardian reports that Vaughan is understood to have been informally approached about a new BBC2 slot on Saturday mornings by ex-Newsnight editor Sian Kevill, who is overseeing a review of the BBC's entire political output. BBC insiders feel he has the right combination of "cool and credibility" to win over the next generation of voters and TV viewers. While his sitcom 'Orrible, his first project for the BBC, was panned by critics, his talk shows ‘Johnny Vaughan Tonight’ and ‘ World Cup Extra’ have faired better. Whether Vaughan will take up the offer remains to be seen – he recently turned down the opportunity to appear on Question Time because he doesn't want to be "all things to all people". Some say if it goes ahead the new show will be another sign of the BBC ‘dumbing down’ to win the youth audience. However many feel Vaughan, while ‘cool’ and ‘credible’, is also well informed and, if given a free base, could create an intelligent yet less stuffy political weekly. He certainly had some moments of intelligent genius when adlibbing on the Big Breakfast.


Dolly Parton is reported to have put on a “fantastic show” at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Sunday, nearly 35 years after she first performed there. In her first tour for a decade she peforms a 22-song set made up of the memorable country hits that made her a superstar, and some of the more recent music that has revitalised her career. At one point she announced that one of her backing singers Shaunna Larkin was dating one of her band, Randy Kohrs. Kohrs then moved to centre of the stage, dropped to his knees and popped the question to 19-year-old Shaunna. She said yes. Parton then quipped, “I hope she’s older than she looks or you may be spending your wedding in jail!”


Radio gossip site Radio Goss ( reports that EMAP and Chrysalis are in a bidding war over regional radio presenter Simon Hurst. Word is Chrysalis' Galaxy 105 in Leeds recruited Hurst from EMAP's Viking, and have his signature on a contract to prove it. But EMAP management wanted the presenter so much they upped their salary offering. The problem was to justify the expense they had to offer him the breakfast show on their Leeds station Radio Aire, where Hurt’s friend Ditchy is currently flagship presenter. Hurst turned down the offer, and should be broadcasting on Galaxy soon.


MTV have announced the nominations for their 2002 Video Music Awards in the US, and Eminem, POD and Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott come out tops with six nominations each. Eminem's ‘Without You’ is up for Best Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Rap Video, Viewers Choice, Best Direction, and Best Editing. Elliott's ‘One Minute Man’ gets nominations for Best Hip Hop Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, and Best Cinematography. POD's six are spread over two videos – ‘Alive’ is up for Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Viewers Choice, Best Direction, and Best Special Effects, while ‘Youth of the Nation’ is up for Best Rock Video. Host of US show Saturday Night Live's Jimmy Fallon will host the awards ceremony on 29 Aug at Radio City Music Hall in New York, with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Pink, and Eminem are set to perform.

Nomanations in full:

Best Video of the Year: Nsync – Gone, Eminem - Without Me, Linkin Park - In the End, P.O.D. - Alive, Nas - One Mic, White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl

Best Male Video: Craig David - Walking Away, Eminem - Without Me, Enrique Iglesias - Hero, Elton John - This Train Don't Stop There Anymore, Nelly - #1, Usher - U Got It Bad

Missy ElliottBest Female Video: Ashanti - Foolish, Michelle Branch - All You Wanted, Pink - Get the Party Started, Shakira - Whenever, Wherever, Britney Spears - I'm a Slave 4 U

Best Group Video: 'NSync featuring Nelly - Girlfriend, Blink-182 - First Date, Dave Matthews Band - Everyday, Linkin Park - In the End, No Doubt featuring Bounty Killer - Hey Baby, P.O.D. - Alive

Best Rap Video: DMX - Who We Be, Eminem - Without Me, Ludacris - Saturday (Oooh Oooh!), Nas - One Mic, P. Diddy/Black Rob and Mark Curry - Bad Boy for Life

Best R&B Video: Aaliyah - Rock the Boat, Ashanti - Foolish, Mary J. Blige - No More Drama, Alicia Keys - A Woman's Worth, Usher - U Got It Bad

Best Hip-Hop Video: Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott featuring Ludacris and Trina - One Minute Man, Fat Joe featuring Ashanti - What's Luv, Ja Rule featuring Ashanti - Always On Time, Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule - I'm Real (Remix), OutKast featuring Killer Mike - The Whole World, Busta Rhymes featuring P. Diddy and Pharell - Pass the Courvoisier (Part II)

Best Dance Video: Dirty Vegas - Days Go By, Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head, Pink - Get the Party Started, Shakira - Whenever, Wherever, Britney Spears - I'm a Slave 4 U

Best Rock Video: Creed - Sacrifice, Jimmy Eat World - The Middle, Korn - Here to Stay, Linkin Park - In the End, POD - Youth of the Nation, System of a Down - Chop Suey!,

Best Pop Video: 'NSync featuring Nelly - Girlfriend (Remix), Michelle Branch - All You Wanted, No Doubt featuring Bounty Killer - Hey Baby, Pink - Get the Party Started, Shakira - Whenever, Wherever

Best New Artist in a Video: Ashanti - Foolish, B2K - Uh Huh, Avril Lavigne - Complicated, John Mayer - No Such Thing, Puddle of Mudd - Blurry

Best Video from a Film: Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott - Hero, Ludacris featuring Nate Dogg - Area Codes, Nelly - #1, Will Smith - Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head)

Viewers Choice: B2K - Uh Huh, Michelle Branch - Everywhere, Brandy - What About Us?, Eminem - Without Me, Enrique Iglesias - Hero

MTV2 Award: Dashboard Confessional - Screaming Infidelities, The Hives - Hate to Say I Told You So, Norah Jones - Don't Know Why, Musiq - Halfcrazy, Nappy Roots featuring Jazze Pha - Awnaw, The Strokes - Last Nite


Answer to Friday’s pop quiz:
Name five films Sting’s been in.
You could have ‘Quadrophenia’ (1979), ‘Dune’ (1984), ‘The Bride’ (1985), Julia & Julia (1987), Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels’ (1998)

Answer to Monday’s pop quiz:
Who likes to score and play (animal rights are important too)?
Moby – with albums ‘I Like To Score’ in 1997, ‘Play’ in 1999, and Animal Rights in 1996.

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