CMU Daily - on the inside Monday 12th September

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In today's CMU Daily:
- Coldplay and Babyshambles are last minute additions to Help album
- Pete and Kate engaged shocker?
- Coldplay Chris took inspiration from porn
- Bestival 2006 tickets on sale
- Taiwan courts rule against P2P company Kuro
- Sony plan new players
- Future Of Music Policy summit kicks off
- Musictank to look into music retail of the future
- Recordstore expands past records
- Foo Fighter says the band hate Bush
- Ringo's birthplace to be demolished
- Beatles track hailed as best British song of all time
- Album review: Global Communication - 76:14 (expanded edition)
- New Darkness single revealed
- Magic helps Doc Fox get London breakfast show
- Chart update
- New sized Guardian launches today
- Gatemouth Brown dies
- Scott-Lee gets Chambers in
- Album review: King Creosote Featuring The Earlies - KC rules OK
- Rolling Stones letter fetches £950
- Kills tour dates
- Music Gods and son of God added to In The City line up
- Jay-z says Destiny's Not Done
- Ozzy best person to talk to for advice on rehab centres

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COLDPLAY AND BABYSHAMBLES ARE LAST MINUTE ADDITIONS TO HELP ALBUM
And it was all looking so good, then they added a Coldplay track, damn. Ah well, I guess it should boost public interest in the project, which is, of course, a good thing.

Anyway, well done to the War Child charity, who successfully put their new 'Help' album live online at 6.10pm London time on Friday, just 32 hours after the first band involved in the project entered the studio. The charity hope that gives them the record of the fastest ever produced album and, more importantly, that the album will now generate considerable profits to fund their work supporting children living in war torn parts of the world.

With the last minute additions to the project of Babyshambles and Coldplay, the album now features the following 22 tracks:

Antony and the Johnsons and Boy George - Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Babyshambles - Bollywood to Battersea
Belle & Sebastian - The Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House
Bloc Party - The Present
Coldplay - How You See The World
The Coral (produced by Portishead's Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley) - It Was Nothing
Damien Rice - Crosseyed Bear
Elbow - Snowball
Emmanuel Jal - Gua
The Go! Team - Phantom Broadcast
Gorillaz - Hong Kong
Hard-Fi - Help Me Please
Kaiser Chiefs - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Keane and Faultline - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
The Magic Numbers - Gone Are the Days
The Manic Street Preachers - Leviathan
Maximo Park - Wasteland
Mylo - Mars Needs Women
Radiohead - I Want None of It
Razorlight - Kirby's House
Tinariwen - Cler Achel
The Zutons - Hello Conscience

The album is available to download track by track, or as a whole album, from War Child's own music website http://www.warchildmusic.com. The album will also have a CD release on Independiente on 26 Sep.

As previously reported, the new project marks the tenth anniversary of the original Help album, also recorded in the space of 24 hours, that time to raise money to help children caught up in the Bosnian war.

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PETE AND KATE ENGAGED SHOCKER?
And talking of Babyshambles, the Sun says that Mr Doherty and on-off-on-off-on-off girlfriend Kate Moss threw an engagement party at London's Dorchester Hotel at which Doherty was wearing a ring on his engagement finger. Then again, even the Sun's own 'source' wasn't too sure about the story, telling the paper: "Some say it was a pre-engagement party to tell pals about their plans to marry. Others says it was to celebrate friends opening a new restaurant."

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COLDPLAY CHRIS TOOK INSPIRATION FROM PORN
And talking of Coldplay, Chris Martin has told reporters the inspiration behind much of his band's latest album 'X&Y' came from pornography. Again according to the Sun, Martin says: "I'd been drained of ideas but then I started getting inspiration and it was mainly from porn. Maybe now you'll understand 'Hardest Part' or even 'Til Kingdom Come' quite differently." Wonderful.

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BESTIVAL 2006 TICKETS ON SALE
Well, our reviewer's not even back yet, but organisers of the wonderful Bestival have already announced details of an early bird ticket deal for next year's festival (due to take place 8-10 Sep). Book now and you can get a weekend ticket for £75 (£50 if you have the good fortune to live on the Isle Of Wight). Early bird tickets are available from http://www.bestival.net or from Ticketline on 08700 667 753.

Reports of great things coming in from this year's event, including confirmation that the Bestival crowd broke the record for the World's Biggest Fancy Dress Party, with the Guinness Book of Records recording a whopping 10,898 people in dress that was deemed sufficiently fancy. Sorted.

Press info on Bestival from Clare at Get Involved - clare@getinvolvedltd.com.

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TAIWAN COURTS RULE AGAINST P2P COMPANY KURO
The growing trend of courts supporting the music industry in their bid to stop technology firms from distributing P2P software which allows the illegal sharing of copyrighted content continued last week in Taiwan.

There the Taiwan District Court ruled against the owners of the country's main P2P network, Kuro, backing music industry claims that the company was encouraging and profiting from illegal file-sharing, and aggressively advertising its service to music fans. This being Taiwan, once the ruling had been made against Kuro's owners, there was less of refining software or compensating record labels and more talk of jail time. The two brothers who run the company, James and Victor Chen, were both jailed for three years for their involvement in the venture, while their father, the company's president, received a two year sentence. Meanwhile one user of the software, Chen Chia-hui, received a four month sentence for using Kuro to download over 900 songs.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry welcomed the Taiwanese court's decision (though didn't comment specifically on whether they thought three years in the slammer was enough for those evil P2P types, probably not). Pointing out that this decision comes soon after the US Supreme Court decision on the MGM v Grokster case and the recent ruling against Kazaa in the Austalian courts, a spokesman for the trade organisation told reporters: "The case confirms a growing international trend".

That said, Kuro continued to operate over the weekend, with thousands of music fans continuing to use the service. A spokesman for the company told The China Post: "We will not stop advertising. We will worry about [the jail sentences] when the appeals verdict is handed down".

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SONY PLAN NEW PLAYERS
Not wishing to give Apple all our attention when it comes to digital music innovations (even though most of the rest of the media do), perhaps a few lines are in order to plug the new MP3 players being planned by Sony (remember them?). Sony will launch five new digital Walkman devices before the end of the year, two hard disk devices that carry 6GB and 20GB of content respectively, and three flash based players. Word has it these Walkmans will have a distinctly different design than their predecessors in a bid to capture the fashion conscious iPod user's attention. The new players coincide with something of a revamp over at Sony's download platform Connect (remember them?). The SonicStage software is out of the window, and a new 'drag n drop' functionality is being added to the download service, whatever that means. Sony are still hopeful they can win a decent share of the digital music space as the whole download thing goes mainstream, either via the Walkman franchise, or via the PlayStation Portable, preferably both. Remains to be see if they can - though pre-Christmas sales this year should provide something of an indication.

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FUTURE OF MUSIC POLICY SUMMIT KICKS OFF
The not at all dull sounding Future Of Music Policy Summit kicked off in Washington over the weekend.

According to copyright blogger Derek Slater, who is providing podcast coverage of the event (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings/), the first day of the proceedings featured "one Long Tail reference, two compulsory licensing discussions, one Pitchforkmedia reference, one 'Google is the devil' reference, and zero copyright communist references."

Perhaps more interesting are ongoing discussions on whether the digital age really does great a more level playing field where unsigned artists and smaller independent labels can reach an audience as or more effectively that the major music companies. Will be interesting to know what they conclude.

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MUSICTANK TO LOOK INTO MUSIC RETAIL OF THE FUTURE
Talking about the future of music, the next MusicTank Think Tank event will be looking at the way we are or will be selling music in the digital age. It will be exploring these exclusivity deals that certain artists have been doing with retailers like Wal-Mart and Starbucks, innovative new retail models being explored in the independent space, and the partnerships being struck between artists and phone networks.

The panel is looking particularly strong on this one, with Tim Clark of ie:music (the management company who represent one Robbie Williams, among others) giving the keynote, plus HMV's Head Of Digital Mark Bennett, the Rough Trade Album Club's Stephen Godfroy, Gordon Richardson of the Scottish coffee shop chain Beanscene who are combining the coffee and music experience, and Matthew Porter, Digital Assets Director at Inspired Broadcast Networks. As always, Keith Harris will chair.

It all takes place on at 6.30pm on 21 Sep at Bertorelli's restaurant on Frith Street. More info at http://www.musictank.co.uk

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RECORDSTORE EXPANDS PAST RECORDS
Perhaps the future of music retail is in, erm, sport. Probably not, but music e-commerce company Recordstore is branching into other sectors of the entertainments space, and in particular sport, offering their white label merchandise selling services to brands outside of the music space - they are already working on an online shop for F1 star Jenson Button. Marking that expansion the B2B bit of the company will rebrand as Digital Stores.

Commenting on the expansion, Recordstore boss Russell Coultart told CMU: "Recordstore were there at the dawn of e-commerce, enabling artists and labels to sell their product online. Digital Stores opens a whole new chapter. By opening up overlooked channels we are bringing sports, film and television fans into the loop and then, eventually, linking it all up".

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FOO FIGHTER SAYS THE BAND HATE BUSH
And that's George W we're talking about. Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins says that the band hate George W Bush (yeah, join the queue Hawkins), but is eager to point out that recently released double album 'In Your Honour' is not a political album. Orange World reports that Taylor said: "This isn't the 'We hate George Bush record' ...although we do. We didn't want to be like Green Day by making a big political album. We're not making any outward political statements.

He continued: "The only outward political statement we made was touring with (Democrat presidential candidate) John Kerry. We did a couple of shows and by supporting him obviously we were saying we don't support George Bush."

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RINGO'S BIRTHPLACE TO BE DEMOLISHED
Liverpool City Council is planning to demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace, deeming that it has "no historical significance". The terraced house in Madryn Street in Dingle is one of over four hundred properties scheduled to be torn down as part of a regeneration project in the area. By contrast, the childhood homes of both Lennon and McCartney are owned by The National Trust and are open to tourists.

A public consultation was carried out prior to the decision, which was made by the council's housing select committee, and is expected to be ratified by the council executive on 16 Sep. Executive member for housing Flo Clucas said: "Ringo Starr lived in the Madryn Street house for about three months before he moved to Admiral Grove, where he lived for about 20 years. John Lennon and Paul McCartney's childhood homes were preserved because they spent a significant part of their lives in them. The house on Madryn Street has no historical significance."

Many residents of the area approve of the renovation project, whilst others believe the council was determined to have its way in any case. Campaigner Jeremy Hawthorn, who had hoped to preserve the homes, said "They want to clear working-class families out of this area to make way for expensive housing for richer people. I'm not surprised at this decision, but I am disappointed."

Former Beatle Starr said: "Why are they knocking them down? If it is economically viable, they should do them up. Are they going to knock out the centre of Liverpool again? That's what they did before. They moved everybody to high-rise apartments outside the city and forgot to rebuild. I believe it's now very nice. They even have bathrooms, which we never had."

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BEATLES TRACK HAILED AS BEST BRITISH SONG OF ALL TIME
Ah well, perhaps Ringo could take heart in the fact his band have topped yet another totally pointless music survey. Yep, the 1967 Beatles' track 'A Day In The Life' has been hailed the best British song of all time by a panel of "music experts" interviewed by Q. The Beatles track was followed by The Kinks song 'Waterloo Sunset' and Oasis' 'Wonderwall'.

The Beatles song, of course, comes from the 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album, and it's finale was described by Lennon at the time as "a sound building up from nothing to the end of the world". In their summary of their latest summary, Q say the track is "the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British".

The full top ten in the Q survey runs thus:

1. The Beatles - A Day In The Life
2. The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
3. Oasis - Wonderwall
4. Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
5. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
6. The Who - My Generation
7. Robbie Williams - Angel
8. David Bowie - Life on Mars?
9. Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
10. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy

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ALBUM REVIEW: Global Communication - 76:14 (Expanded Edition)(Sanctuary)
Many albums are cited as classics of their genre, but this one really is. Originally released in 1994 to modest critical success, it came from a fertile period (1992-1995, to be exact) of electronic music, marked by the brief ascendance of the ambient sound and the emergence of what we now call electronica. There are myriad examples: Beyond Records' seminal 'Ambient Dub' series, the halcyon days of The Orb, Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Works' albums, not to mention landmark, career best albums from Orbital and The Future Sound Of London. Arguably surpassing all of these is this utterly timeless album from Global Communication, better known as Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton. Working under a number of guises (Reload, Link, The Jedi Knights) in the 90s, they crafted warm, emotive, original music that resoundingly disproved the theory that machine music is cold and expressionless. '76:14' is a milestone in electronic listening music. There are no track titles; instead each piece is denoted just by its time, allowing the listener to develop their own thoughts and experiences from the music, free from pre-determined suggestion. It's nigh on impossible to describe the awesome soundscapes the duo created here, but there are nods to Vangelis (the Bladerunner soundtrack in particular, on the track christened 'Maiden Voyage' upon its subsequent single release), early Aphex, Brian Eno, Detroit techno, Krautrock and Kraftwerk. The inevitable comparisons with classical music are well justified too. This is modern classical in its truest sense, and you can imagine people still listening to these gorgeous symphonies in 1000 years time. Built around the sound of a ticking clock, the stately '14:31' has to be one of the most effortlessly beautiful and evocative pieces of music ever recorded. The addition of a bonus disk of GC rarities is very welcome, although there are some glaring omissions. There's simply no excuse for leaving off trip-hoppy b-side 'Funk In The Fridge', whilst 'Isolation' (the track released under their Pulusha alias) effortlessly fits in with the mood of '76:14' and its inclusion here would've satiated those who pay daft prices for it on eBay. Still, it's good to hear 'Incidental Harmony' again (a track that starts with the sound of a heart beat and is as comfortingly womb-lie as you'd imagine), whilst the presence of 'The Way' and 'The Deep' allows the listener to get a feel for some of the more dancefloor-friendly stuff the duo have come up with. One of the re-releases of the year, this is absolutely essential listening. MS
Release date: 12 Sep
Press contact: Darling [all]

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NEW DARKNESS SINGLE REVEALED
The Darkness' new single is called 'One Way Ticket' and will be released on 14 Nov, followed by the release of the new album on 28 Nov. As previously reported, the band's line up has changed slightly with bassist Frankie Poullain leaving (or being sacked?) over that old chestnut of 'musical differences' back in May. Poullain has been replaced by Richie Edwards (not Richey Edwards, obviously) who used to be Dan Hawkins' guitar tech.

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MAGIC HELPS DOC FOX GET LONDON BREAKFAST SHOW
Neil Fox, who was left bitterly disappointed when Capital FM opted to bring in Johnny Vaughan to replace Chris Tarrant on breakfast rather than promote their chief breakfast-fill-in-guy to the job, is going to enter the London breakfast show battle after all. He has been hired to take over the London breakfast show on EMAP's Magic, replacing Graham Dene, who will move to drive time.

With Capital, Heart and Magic all very close in the battle to be the London's favourite radio station, Fox will presumably be a key part in the EMAP station's bid to gain some ground on its competitors, though cynics might argue Magic's decision to fight that battle by hiring chatty celebrity presenters is quite risky, given that Magic's main appeal has always been the absence of chatty celebrity presenters in its output.

That said, Fox was keen to stress he wouldn't be too chatty in his new role, telling reporters: "I am really excited to be back on the air in London. Magic is the station I have been listening to most in the last couple of years and it will be great to work for a radio station that wants its breakfast host to play lots of music".

As previously reported, the battle for London's breakfast show audience is going to get increasingly competitive this Autumn with new shows from Jono Coleman at BBC London, Christian O'Connell at Virgin and, now, Neil Fox at Magic competing with Johnny Vaughan at Capital and Jamie Theakston at Heart. The likely winner? Terry Wogan probably.

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CHART UPDATE
You turn your attention to the Edinburgh Festival for five weeks, you come back and an American freak show called the Pussycat Dolls is at number one. Not only that, it knocks the still wonderful Gorillaz off the top spot. Bizarre. The good news is that Mylo's mash up track (inspired by a mash up created by a listener of Xfm's Remix Show don't you know) 'Doctor Pressure' goes straight in at three.

Other new entries this week on the singles chart come from Coldplay with 'Fix You' at 4, Goldie Lookin Chain with 'Your Missus Is A Nutter' at 14, Faithless with 'Insomnia 2005' at 17, Arcade Fire with 'Rebellion' at 19, Ian Brown with 'Ablaze' at 20, Supafly v Dishbowl with 'Let's Get Down' at 22, Foo Fighters with 'DOA' at 25, and Transplants with 'Gangsters And Thugs' at 35,

Albums wise, and James Blunt is back at the top after the inconvenience of having to make way for Kanye West and McFly for a couple of weeks. He flogged more units last week than highest new entry the Rolling Stones, who go in at 2 with 'A Bigger Band', which, come to think of it, is quite an achievement for Mr Blunt, given how long his album has been out now. And talking of albums that have been around for a while that are building a real fan base, recently appointed CMU favourite Jack Johnson goes in at 10 with 'In Between Dreams', originally released back in April. Anthony & The Johnsons also get a reentry at 16, though that's to be expected given the Mercury Music Prize and all that. Quite why 50 Cent's 'The Massacre' is back in at 33 is anyone's guess - some kind of special offer on the high street probably. Re-entries dominated on the album chart this week with the only other actual new entry proper the new Dylan bootleg album release thing, which goes in at 21.

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NEW SIZED GUARDIAN LAUNCHES TODAY
The new mid-sized format Guardian goes on sale today. Not a lot to say about it really. If you're interested, I guess you'll have to buy a copy to look at it.

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GATEMOUTH BROWN DIES
Grammy award winning guitarist and singer Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown has died in Texas, aged 81. Brown, who worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder and Frank Zappa during his fifty year career, had been suffering from lung cancer and heart disease for some time, though it may well have been the stress of Hurricane Katrina that led to his death. Although he was successfully evacuated from his Louisiana home before the storm struck, he was reportedly devastated when his home there was destroyed. Rick Cady, Brown's booking agent, told reporters this weekend: "I'm sure he was heartbroken, both literally and figuratively. He evacuated successfully before the hurricane hit, but I'm sure it weighed heavily on his soul."

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SCOTT-LEE GETS CHAMBERS IN
Lisa Scott-Lee has enlisted the help of former Robbie Williams co-writer Guy Chambers on her new single. 'Electric', apparently co-written by the pair, is due out on 10 Oct. Scott-Lee has had mixed fortunes since the break up of her former band Steps, being dumped by Mercury back in 2003 after just two singles, despite relative success, with those releases peaking at 6 and 11 in the charts. Last year's single release 'Get It On' only managed to get to 23, however.

Never fear, though, things look better for this third attempt at solo chart success. Lisa has a new reality show 'Totally Scott-Lee" that debuted on Sunday on MTV and may raise her profile a little in time for that release. And Chambers was involved in the songwriting, and apparently he's rather good at this sort of thing. Anyway, she spoke about the new single at a preview of the reality show, saying that the new track is "a new direction and cool pop without Lycra." And an absence of Lycra can only be a good thing.

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ALBUM REVIEW: King Creosote Featuring The Earlies - KC Rules OK (Names/679)
King Creosote AKA Kenny Anderson rules over his own musical kingdom, the Fence Collective, which is a cottage industry based in a small fishing village in Fife. Anderson has self released 30 or so albums - his and those of his associates among the loose collection of musicians that includes James Yorkston and Kenny's brother ex-Beta band member Gordon, who records as Lone Pigeon. Surprisingly another early member of the collective was the ubiquitous KT Tunstall. 'KC Rules OK' recorded with psychedelic folkies the Earlies, is Creosote's third official album release. Right from the first track 'Not One Bit Ashamed', Anderson's rich Scottish accent stands out in a manner not often heard outside of Proclaimers' records. As you might expect from Creosote's DIY ethos, his folk music is organic and quirky. The instrumentation is often unusual and the lyrics are full of idiosyncrasies. On 'You Are Could I' there is a barber shop quartet style chorus of "ba ba"s while Anderson questions a prospective romantic partner, "Do you snore? Are you a bore? Are you there? Are you square?" The poppy, up-tempo 'Boot Prints' is full of gentle brass sounds and charming Hammond organ while Anderson croons, "You've got your red jeans on." Several tracks have a sweet, wistful quality including the Mellotron infused '678'. There seems to be something of folk pop renaissance going on at the moment and King Creosote are getting plenty of favourable reviews; I suspect that this record may become a lot bigger than the modest king is expecting. JW
Release date: 12 Sep
Press contact: Hermana [all]

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ROLLING STONES LETTER FETCHES £950
A letter from the Rolling Stones thanking North London Police for supplying security at a concert back in 1964 has fetched only £950 at auction, despite estimates of around £4,600 when it went on sale at the Jubilee Auction Rooms in Pewsey, Wiltshire.

The letter, dated 9 Sep 1964, is signed by all five of the band (including the late Brian Jones) and was addressed to the officer in charge at Finsbury Park Police Station - this station didn't actually exist, but it was forwarded by the post office to nearby Highbury Vale. The commanding officer there gave it to a young WPC, who has held on to it until now.

The note offers "sincere appreciation" to the police who provided security at their gig, saying "We would be grateful if you would thank the officers concerned on our behalf." Hmm. Rolling Stones being polite to policemen shocker. Who'd have thought it?

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KILLS TOUR DATES
The Kills have announced 31 Oct as the release date for that 'No Wow' remix album which will feature mixes by Jesse Keeler from Death From Above 1979 and Tiga. They will precede the release with a series of live dates, as follows:

19 Oct: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
20 Oct: London Forum
22 Oct: Newcastle Academy
23 Oct: Glasgow Oran Mor
24 Oct: Aberdeen Lemon Tree
26 Oct: Liverpool Academy
27 Oct: Manchester Academy
28 Oct: Stoke Sugarmill
29 Oct: Sheffield Leadmill
31 Oct: Oxford Zodia

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MUSIC GODS AND SON OF GOD ADDED TO IN THE CITY LINE UP
More details of next month's In The City convention have been revealed - in particular two key new events for the Urban Summit Day. In addition to the previously announced interview with Tommy Boy Records founder Tom Silverman, there will be a keynote address from the onetime daddy of the Bristol trip hop scene Tricky who will be talking about his career, his approach to music making and his thoughts on the current urban scene and a somewhat bizarre sound session in which Public Enemy producer Hank Shocklee (who made quite an impact at last year's In The City) will interview former sports presenter and self-proclaimed 'son of God' David Icke on the topic of 'The Spiritual Qualities of Frequencies And Soundwaves', no, really (well, that's what the press release says anyway).

Added to the main In The City programme is a session on music publishing called 'Ever Seen a Music Publisher Who Wasn't Smiling?' (for the record, I have, on two separate occasions). In what should be a lively panel, publishing execs galore will offer their thoughts on the state of the publishing sector, including: Mike Smith (Snr VP and Director Of A&R EMI), Rak Sanghvi (MD of Sony/ATV Music), Mike McCormack (Deputy MD of Universal Music), Andy McQueen (Chairman of The Notting Hill Music Group), Tim Smith (General Manager of Zomba Music) and Caroline Elleray (Head of A&R of BMG Music).

More info on In The City from http://www.inthecity.co.uk. Press info from Velocity.

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JAY-Z SAYS DESTINY'S NOT DONE
Jay-Z has implied that the Destiny's Child break up is not all it seems to be, ie, they're planning to get back together in a couple of years time, which might make cynics wonder if Beyonce's recent TV tears at the dissolution of the group were but an act. The band played their official "last performance" in Vancouver at the weekend, but are apparently now in negotiations to appear at a fundraising concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Anyway, Jay-Z apparently told The Sun. "I'm going to their last show, but it won't really be their last one. They will be back in 18 months." I suppose he should know. He is Beyonce's boyfriend. Or was at time of going to press.

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OZZY BEST PERSON TO TALK TO FOR ADVICE ON REHAB CENTRES
Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Playboy magazine about the many different rehab centres he's been to: "When my arse was on fire, when I'd go crazy and everyone else was chasing me, and my wife had left home and the kids were screaming and I was never allowed into the house again, I'd check in. Betty Ford is a good one, and a place called Promises in Malibu, which is like a Hollywood resort for wealthy lunatics. Hazledon in Minnesota is a really hard one. I checked out because it scared me. They used a thing called tough love where they're like, 'You fucking piece of shit!' I was like, 'You don't need to yell at me.'"

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