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In today's CMU Daily:
- New Order to headline John Peel tribute
- John Peel compilation confirmed
- Green Day to release live DVD
- Gorillaz to play album live in Manchester
- Line up announced for ITC urban unsigned
- iTunes to showcase in the city new talent
- Virgin to start selling iTunes phone
- Album review: The Black Dog - Silenced
- Students pay to have Hanson stopped
- Manics try to save old school
- Coldplay apologise for no shows
- Mashboxx to acquire Grokster
- GCap chief exec stands down
- Morissette to release singles album
- Goldie Lookin Chain ask Rooney to perform
- Guthrie gathering kit donations
- Jay-Z plans to put things straight
- Starsailor announce UK tour
- ITV out of running in Flextech sale
- Doherty loses artwork shocker

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NEW ORDER TO HEADLINE JOHN PEEL TRIBUTE
More details have been confirmed about next month's John Peel Day.

First up, New Order have been confirmed as headliners for a special concert dedicated to the late great Radio 1 DJ. The event, which will take place at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on 12 Oct and will also feature The Fall and Super Furry Animals, will precede the previously reported day of events being coordinated by Radio 1 under the banner John Peel Day. More than 300 gigs are being organized on 13 Oct, with concerts being held in Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Canada and the US, as well as all over the UK. Radio 1 will also broadcast a six hour show marking the occasion.

Announcing the latest plans for John Peel Day, Radio 1 boss Andy Parfitt told reporters: "The amount of music lovers who have got involved in Peel Day to stage gigs is amazing. With the London gig happening as well now it feels like a fitting way to honour John's memory."

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JOHN PEEL COMPILATION CONFIRMED
Talking of John Peel, that well known champion of grass roots music, erm, Warner Strategic Marketing, is planning to release a compilation of tracks championed by the DJ. It will hit the streets the Monday after John Peel Day and will feature an eclectic array of music, from Lonnie Donegan to Tim Buckley to New Order to Blur to the Super Furry Animals. A cut of any profits made on the album will got to three charities supported by John - The Salvation Army, East Anglia's Children's Hospices and Kariandusi School Trust.

CD1
Lonnie Donegan - Lost John
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Deborah
Pink Floyd - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Jim Hendrix Experience - Spanish Castle Magic
Van Morrison - Sweet Thing
David Bowie - Life On Mars
The Doors - Five To One
Tim Buckley - Song For A Siren
Rod Stewart/The Faces - Stay With Me
The Misunderstood - I Can Take You To The Sun
Country Joe & The Fish - Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
Fairport Convention - Meet On The Ledge
Captain Beefheart - Big Eyed Beans From Vegas
Loudon Wainwright III - Be Careful There Is A Baby In The House
Roy Buchanan - I Am a Lonesome Fugitive
The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band - Mr Apollo
The Ramones - I Don't Want To Walk Around With You
The Clash - Complete Control
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
New Order - Ceremony

CD2
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Altered Images - Happy Birthday
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
The Cocteau Twins - Pearly-Dewdrops Drops
Jesus & Mary Chain - Sidewalking
Blur - Song 2
Culture - Lion Rock
Billy Bragg - New England
Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
The Wedding Present - Brassneck
PJ Harvey - Sheila Na Gig
Pulp - Common People
The Fall - Theme From Sparta F.C.
Super Furry Animals - Something For The Weekend
Nina Nastasia - Bird Of Cuzco
The Delgados - Pull The Wires From The Wall
Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painer Jane
Laura Cantrell - Two Seconds
Orbital - Chime
Elmore James - Dust My Blues

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GREEN DAY TO RELEASE LIVE DVD
Green Day are to release a live DVD in Nov using material recorded at the band's performances at the Milton Keynes Bowl back in June. The DVD, to be called 'Bullet In A Bible', will feature band interviews and backstage footage as well as live recordings of tracks from recent release 'American Idiot' as well as some old favourites from the band's back catalogue. Here's what's going to be on it:

American Idiot
Jesus of Suburbia
Holiday
Are We the Waiting
St. Jimmy
Longview
Hitchin' a Ride
Brain Stew
Basket Case
King for a Day / Shout
Wake Me Up When September Ends
Minority
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

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GORILLAZ TO PLAY ALBUM LIVE IN MANCHESTER
Gorillaz will play their rather excellent 'Demon Days' album live for the first time in its entirety at a five night stint at the Manchester Opera House from 1 to 5 Nov. Last time Gorillaz played live Damon et al performed behind a screen on which images of their cartoon alter-egos appeared. This time the event is expected to be more of a conventional performance, though with some of the guests who appear on the album (including Roots Manuva) likely to appear, it is sure to be one hell of a night.

The event is part of something called the Manchester International Festival - the world's first international festival of original, new work - whatever that means. Explaining why he decided to stage his five night run in the North West, Albarn told reporters: "London gets all the gigs. It's time to do something a bit different to redress the balance. We're very excited to be getting all the guests artists together in one place for these shows."

More info on the festival from http://www.manchesterinternationalfestival.com - press info from Idea Generation.

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LINE UP ANNOUNCED FOR ITC URBAN UNSIGNED
Talking of cool events that take place in Manchester, In The City have confirmed the artists who will perform at their In The City Urban Unsigned event, though we should add this ITC event actually takes place in Brighton just before the big Manchester based music convention itself. The line up for the showcase of unsigned UK urban talent looks something not altogether unlike this:

Ocean Rooms, 1-2 Morley St Brighton:
Dust 21, 1st Blood Family, Skinny Sumo, Ivory, FOE, Irena, Velarsound, The Bellagios, The Qemists, Ruderalis

The Beach, 171-181 Kings Rd Arches Brighton:
D-Fam, Royston, Chase Mo, Max B, Vix 'n' Trix, Ben Urquliat, Chef LFG, Sun Cycle, Trixta, Gift, Laid Blak, Shuges, Kid Freaky

The Brighton Gloucester, 27 Gloucester Place Brighton:
Goodboy, Bazaar Royale, Shmoo, Anabelle, Wake, The Gospel, Silverscreen, V Ro

Sumo, 9-12 Middle St Brighton:
Lifford, Radhika, Toyin, Pierre, Backyard, Talking Loud, Roni Smith, Shawn Stacy Irina Lamb, Felon, L-Marie

Those events all take place on 28 Sep, with another party at the Ocean Rooms on 29 Sep. The top fifteen acts from the whole thing will then appear at the main In The City, which takes place in Manchester from 1-3 Oct.

More info on it all at http://www.itc2005.com

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ITUNES TO SHOWCASE IN THE CITY NEW TALENT
And talking of In The City, they have done a deal with iTunes which means new bands being showcased at this year's event will feature on Apple's download platform.

In The City, of course, has a particularly strong reputation for showcasing the music talent of the future, and iTunes will be hoping that among the 54 new bands playing at ITC this year there will be superstar acts of the future. As of today they will make tracks from each band available via their UK service. Songs are available for 79 pence each, or as part of an album collection.

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VIRGIN TO START SELLING ITUNES PHONE
And talking of iTunes (God, we're on a roll with the story links today), the lovable Virgin Mobile have announced they will start selling the previously reported iTunes phone - the Motorola ROKR - from 26 Sep. It'll cost £189.99 and comes with stereo headset, battery and charger, capacity for 100 songs and 5 pounds of airtime (probably enough to download a two minute song).

As far as we are aware O2 are already flogging the iTunes phone over here, while we hear BT Mobile is planning to start selling it very soon (which is news to us, we didn't know there was still such a thing as BT Mobile). Despite a mixed critical reception for the phone, mobile networks the world over are planning to make it available, with pre-Christmas launches planned in Canada, Germany, Australia, Singapore, the Philippines, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Black Dog - Silenced (Dust Science)
The Black Dog has morphed into a different animal. After parting ways with Handley and Turner, who left to form Plaid a few years ago, Ken Downie has now has hooked up with Martin and Richard from Dust Science to produce this new album. It takes a few listens to get into, but it worth it. Opening track 'Trojan Horus' is in two parts, with a slow intro in Part 1 followed by a clubbier vibe in Part 2, which is kinda cool. 'Lam Vril' has a more organic mellow feel to it, whilst 'Alt/Return/Dash/Kill' brings back The Black Dog of old: slightly menacing pulsing electro, with a catchy breakdown. The towering 'Drexiciyan City R.I.D.E' sucks you in, a tribute to the one of the techno pioneers who passed away, while 'Gummi Void' is a more dancefloor oriented track that works very well. It's not quite as good as The Black Dog albums of the early nineties - 'Bytes' and 'Spanners' - but it's a great LP nonetheless, and definitely worth checking out. PV
Release date: 19 Sep
Press contact: EPM [all]

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STUDENTS PAY TO HAVE HANSON STOPPED
Students in McSherrystown in Pennsylvania recently held a "Stop The Bop" campaign in an attempt to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The fundraiser involved playing Hanson's seminal hit 'MmmBop' on a loop over their school's public address system and refusing to stop the track until they had raised their target amount of cash. "We wanted a new, creative way to make money, not just put buckets in classrooms and say, 'Please give us donations,'" said student council President Meredith Cox.

I know at least one CMU reader who wouldn't be pleased. Hanson, however, didn't mind. When the band found out about the campaign, they offered to match the total amount of money raised by the students, and to give a copy of their album, 'Underneath', to every student. "We're pleased the song played a role in what we all recognize as a serious cause, relief for everyone affected by the disaster along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans," said middle sized Hanson, Taylor.

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MANICS TRY TO SAVE OLD SCHOOL
Talking of music related school fundraising things, the Manic Street Preachers are, according to the Mirror, campaigning to save Oakdale Comprehensive School near their hometown of Blackwood in Gwent, which is facing closure because the number of pupils is droppin. Nicky Wire and Patrick Jones are joining together to fight to keep open the school where they first met. Sounding more like a politician than a rock star, Wire told The Mirror. "We're very sad that this school is earmarked for closure."

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COLDPLAY APOLOGISE FOR NO SHOWS
Coldplay have made an apology to US fans for canceling two shows after singer Chris Martin was afflicted with throat trouble. As previously reported, Martin was advised by his doctor not to perform, and two shows were pulled, on 14 Sep in Tampa and on 16 Sep in Birmingham, Alabama.

The band's drummer Will Champion said in a statement on the band's website: "It is with great regret that we have had to cancel our shows in your towns this week. Chris is suffering from some issues with his throat and it was felt by his doctor that if he didn't give his voice a rest he might not be able to sing for the rest of the US dates. Please be assured that we are planning to return to the US in the spring of 2006 and when we do we will definitely reschedule both of these shows. Lastly, I and the band apologise for any inconvenience we may have caused due to the cancellation of these shows."

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MASHBOXX TO ACQUIRE GROKSTER
According to a Reuters report, former leading P2P network Grokster may be about to be acquired by Mashboxx, the company set up by a former Grokster boss Wayne Rosso, who are trying to develop a legitimate P2P model.

As we may have mentioned once before, Grokster captured the headlines earlier this year after its dramatic defeat in the US Supreme Court which transformed the entertainment industry's hopes of ending commercial P2P operations through the courts using existing copyright legislation. In that ruling Grokster was found guilty of copyright violation by allowing its customers to illegally share copyrighted music using its software. Whilst that finding will have ramifications on all P2P networks, it was particularly damaging for Grokster.

So much so, it is unlikely any money will change hands in Mashboxx's acquisition of Grokster, rather its shareholders will get a cut of future Mashboxx profits, should there ever be any. Rosso is presumably keen to access Grokster's subscriber base through the deal, in the hope his company will be able to turn existing P2P users on to a legit P2P service.

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GCAP CHIEF EXEC STANDS DOWN
Former Capital Radio boss David Mansfield is stepping down as Chief Executive of the recently created radio conglom GCap. The former boss of GWR, the company who merged with Capital to create GCap, will take on the top job, as well as his current role of Executive Chairman, which sounds very ambitious (unless, of course, these grand sounding jobs don't actually involve very much at all). The move was perhaps inevitable given that many in the investment community raised doubts as to the viability of having both the Capital and GWR bosses in such senior positions in the merged venture, so to many this is just the end of a merger process. Whether it means GWR types will now start to take the upper hand as the consolidation of the two groups continues remains to be seen.

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MORISSETTE TO RELEASE SINGLES ALBUM
Alanis Morissette is to release a singles album, 'The Collection', on 14 Nov, which will feature all the old favourites for you Alanis fans out there; amongst the tracks that will appear on the album are 'Ironic', 'You Oughta Know', 'Hands Clean' and 'Hand In My Pocket'. It will also feature a new cover of one of my favourites, Seal's 'Crazy', which will also see a release as a download single on 10 Oct. 'The Collection' will be available on CD and DVD formats, with the DVD featuring an exclusive one hour documentary.

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GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN ASK ROONEY TO PERFORM
The Daily Star reported yesterday that Goldie Lookin Chain invited foul mouthed footballer Wayne Rooney to perform with them at a gig in London last night. GLC producer P Xain apparently told the tabloid: "We've invited Wayne to come on stage at the Scala as he'll be a great addition to the show. Wayne is great at swearing, you can hear him practising with the ref each week. If he is in London we would love to have the bulldog on stage with us. He could clap along like a Krishna like he did to that ref the other day." There's no word on whether the sweary soccer star accepted the invite. We doubt it.

And elsewhere in Goldie Lookin Chain news, the new album 'Safe As Fuck' came out yesterday. And we've been playing it. A lot.

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GUTHRIE GATHERING KIT DONATIONS
Folk legend Arlo Guthrie is trying to raise donations of "stuff that gets ruined under water" - mixing boards, microphones, lighting, etc - to help small New Orleans music clubs to get back up and running. He's working with transport company Amtrak to take a train from Chicago to New Orleans over the course of two weeks in Dec, making stops on the way to pick up donations of equipment. For info, contact Guthrie's office at Rising Son Records, train2no@risingson.com, http://www.risingson.com/contact

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JAY-Z PLANS TO PUT THINGS STRAIGHT
Def Jam boss Jay-Z has announced a pair of concerts for the end of October during which he is promising to express his grievances with rival rappers. Under the banner of 'I Declare War', reports suggest Jay-Z will use the event to address critics of his management approach at Universal's urban label. AllHipHop quote the rapper as saying: "I gotta put 'em in the choke hold, the Boston crab. I gotta smash a couple of people. Everybody better make up and be my friend". Because that's what hip hop needs from its senior players - more petty squabbling.

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STARSAILOR ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
Starsailor have announced a UK tour in support of new album 'On The Outside', which is scheduled for release on 17 Oct, preceded by a new single 'In the Crossfire' on 3 Oct. Dates as follows:

30 Oct: Liverpool Carling Academy
21 Oct: Newcastle Carling Academy
1 Nov: Glasgow Carling Academy
3 Nov: Leeds University
4 Nov: Manchester Carling Apollo
5 Nov: Sheffield Octagon
7 Nov: Cambridge Corn Exchange
8 Nov: Birmingham Carling Academy
10 Nov: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
11 Nov: Norwich UEA
13 Nov: Cardiff University
14 Nov: Bath Pavilions
15 Nov: Nottingham Rock City
17 Nov: Oxford Brookes University
18 Nov: London Carling Brixton Academy

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ITV OUT OF RUNNING IN FLEXTECH SALE
ITV is apparently out of the running to buy Flextech, the TV company owned by Telewest which owns the likes of Trouble and Living, and is the BBC's partner in the UKTV empire. According to the Sunday Times, Deutsche Bank, who are coordinating the sale, have told ITV bosses they are out of the running, meaning BSkyB and Five owner RTL are now the frontrunners. If I remember correctly Telewest are selling Flextech ahead of their planned merger with NTL, but I might be wrong about that so don't quote me on it.

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DOHERTY LOSES ARTWORK SHOCKER
The shock is that the artwork for this mythical album exists. Pete Doherty and the rest of the Shambles are not too happy after luggage containing artwork for their debut album went missing. Doherty arrived in Ibiza last week and discovered that his case which contained the only copy of the artwork was missing. According to FemaleFirst he said to reporters: "There's no record of my luggage - it could be anywhere between here and New York. It's got the new Babyshambles album in it and our artwork for the cover."

Some retail release schedules still say that this album will be out on 10 Oct. But probably best release your breath. About now.

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