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In today's CMU Daily:
- Morrissey saves Love Music Hate Racism
- Indy Award winners
- Humphrey Lyttelton dies
- Winehouse cautioned after assault
- Madonna adoption stuff
- Brown's youngest son told to take paternity test
- McFadden pushing for custody of his daughters
- Jackson prioritising new album
- Phil Collins retires from music
- Two Pipettes lost, two more found
- Metallica hint at internet-only release
- Grateful Dead donate stuff to university
- The Kooks shun Glastonbury for their own festival
- Paltrow backs Jay-Z
- Doherty misses gallery opening
- Muse man stalked
- Patti Smith collaborates with My Bloody Valentine man
- Weezer album UK release confirmed
- Kenny Chesney hurt by stage
- The Virgins cancel UK gigs
- Chinese music fest postponed to after Olympics
- SonyBMG UK appoint new COO
- EMI UK label rejig
- HMV to go DRM free
- Classical publisher launch net radio service
- Spiralfrog appoint strategic initiatives VP
- Planet Rock continues, for now
- Chart update
- Total Rock world album chart
- Student Radio Chart
- Horne denies Allen/Corden romance


More blatant plugging everybody! The CMU Social is upcoming - Tuesday 6 May from 7pm at 229 in London - which you surely all already know, because we've been mentioning it here in the Top Bit quite a bit. But what I wanted to do today was let you know what will be happening in the first part of the evening, before the bands come on at 8.30pm.

As previously mentioned, the aim of the CMU Social isn't just to showcase our favourite bands of the moment, but also to provide everyone working in the music industry or music media with a place to come and meet, greet, chat, cheer, network and socialise. So, if there's someone you've been meaning to catch up with for months, or a brainstorm you've been wanting to have with your team, or some random industry person you've often thought you ought to meet, then this is the time to do it. To help we'll be providing pints for a bargain £1.50 in the first hour of the proceedings, plus the CMU Social Burger Bar will be serving up some well priced snacks.

If you fancy being Social but don't have anyone to be social with, well come along early anyway and prove your superior pop knowledge with the all new CMU Pop Quiz. Yes, if you arrive before 8pm you can take a CMU Pop Quiz sheet, answer the tricky pop questions posed by Team CMU and, if you score highest, win yourself a crate of beer. Simple.

Band wise, as previously reported, we will be presenting you A.Human with what is sure to be a storming set to celebrate the launch of their debut album. The CMU Social is free for you CMU Daily readers, to come just email your name and details of any guests you plan to bring to [email protected]



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Just when I was wondering where all the hot new guitar bands were hiding this year, right on cue up popped Red Light Company. They've already started building a buzz on the blogosphere and Q Online have favourably compared them to Arcade Fire. I couldn't quite see the comparison initially but with closer inspection they do have a similarly grand sound and the same kind of passionate joyfulness as the Canadian wonders, all topped with the spikiness and angsty edges more closely associated with bands of Suede's ilk. Recently signed to Lavolta (an imprint of SonyBMG's Columbia, methinks), they'll be releasing the single 'With Lights' on 26 May and having already supported the likes of Editors are now on their own headline tour. Definitely a band to watch out for this year, head to the link below to see exactly what we're fussing about.


So, whether or not this weekend's Love Music Hate Racism concert in London was successful in its bid to stop the BNP from winning any seats in the London Assembly I guess we'll find out on polling day this Thursday. What we do know is that the whole venture provided for another skirmish in the ongoing Morrissey v NME war, which was reignited last year, of course, with that interview in which Mozza seemingly criticised the high levels of immigration into the UK.

It all began on Friday when a press release arrived revealing that Morrissey had raised £75,000 in donations to ensure the anti-racism mini-fest could go ahead - apparently the event had been in jeopardy after a sponsor pulled out at the last minute. The implication in that statement was that it was the NME that had pulled out as sponsor, putting the viability of the event into doubt, though NME publisher IPC quickly denied that that was so.

Morrissey's statement read thus: "This is a historic event spreading an important, anti-racist message so it must be allowed to go ahead. Love Music Hate Racism got in touch and explained that the NME had pulled support, possibly as a result of their association with me, and asked if I could help as they had not been able to replace them. This is something I am committed to and we appreciate everyone coming together so quickly to make it happen". Mozza had put in a chunk of cash himself, while persuading his management, booking agents and promoters to also contribute. Organisers of the event told reporters they were "extremely grateful for Morrissey's generous financial contribution".

LMHR's own statement on the matter, while welcoming Morrissey's donation, does not specifically state what had caused the shortfall in their budgets, but IPC told reporters on Friday that it definitely wasn't them.

They told reporters: "We can categorically confirm that NME is not the 'major sponsor' which Love Music Hate Racism alludes to. While supporting Love Music Hate Racism on a number of fronts in the last year - including giving away a themed covermounted CD album - NME had no planned commercial participation in this weekend's Carnival. Of course NME will have an editorial presence at the event and plans to report on it in the usual way".

Morrissey's legal action against the NME in relation to last year's interview is ongoing.


So, it was the INDY Awards on Friday night over there at the Forum in North London, and here, ladies and gentlemen, are the overall winners, the new bands who impressed not only the independent live music promoters who made the original nominations and the gig goers who voted for who got on the shortlists, but also the panel of industry and media types who selected the overall winners...

Best Female Solo Act: Dawn Kinnard
Best Male Solo Act: Vince Freeman
Best Electronica Act: You Love Her Coz She's Dead
Ben Sherman Best Punk/Ska Act: Thee Vicars
Best Heavy Rock Act: Litmus
Best Pop Act: Miss Pink Shoes
Best Urban Act: The IRS
Best Soul/Funk/Jazz Act: Vimala
Best Folk/Country/Blues: FELDSPAR
The Music Uncharted Best Indie Act: The Brent Flood
Guitar Hero Best Rock Act: Little Fish
Gibson Guitar Best Alternative Act: The Penny Black Remedy
Finalist New Wave/Progressive Act: Molloy
Peoples Choice Award: Vince Freeman

In addition to the artist awards, and the Inspiration Prize which went to the Buzzcocks, prizes were also awarded to key players in the live music space, and those winners were as follows:

Fan of the Year: Nadege (Fan of Arny SUUN)
PRS Pub of the Year: Nambucca
PRS Bar of the Year: The Halo Bar
PRS Club of the Year: 93 Feet East
Virtual Festivals Festival of the Year: TRUCK Festival
Promoter of the Year: FeedMe Music


As many of you probably already know, given the news coverage, jazz trumpeter and radio presenter Humphrey Lyttelton has died at the age of 86. He had been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm earlier in the month, and underwent surgery to correct the problem on Monday last week, but complications arose and Lyttelton passed away on Friday night. His family have posted a statement on his website which reads: "Humph died peacefully with his family and friends around him on April 25 at 7.00pm after surgery. We would like to thank everyone for their support and express our deep gratitude to the staff of Barnet General for the care they gave Humph".

Lyttelton developed his love of jazz whilst attending Eton College, where his father, famed letter writer GW Lyttelton, was a house master. Inspired by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Nat Gonella he taught himself to play trumpet, and whilst at school formed a quartet which included the future journalist and broadcaster Ludovic Kennedy. During the forties and fifties, the musician took a prominent role in the British revival of New Orleans type jazz, recording with the likes of US saxophonist Sidney Bechet. His band, The Lyttelton Band, over the years helped to develop the sound and careers of a number of British jazz musicians. He presented Radio 2 programme Best Of Jazz for forty years.

Lyttelton gained wider fame with the non-jazz audience, of course, in his capacity as a Radio 4 presenter. From 1972 until his demise, he hosted comedy panel game 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue', and became famed for his deadpan presentation and near-the-knuckle yet seemingly quite innocent double entendres. During his varied career, he was also a cartoonist for the Daily Mail, a restaurant critic for Vogue, and a columnist for Punch.

Radio 4 controller Mark Damazer, responding to the news of his death said: "Of course he was fabulously funny and sharp. But more than that he was the definition of a certain sort of wit - self-deprecating, mordant and linguistically brilliant. It's a very, very sad day but we should celebrate and be very grateful for how much he did for Radio Four because he really was one of the giants over the last 40 years, really terrific".


Amy Winehouse has been cautioned for common assault in relation to one of those fisticuff incidents that were being reported in the tabloids last week. She was taken in for questioning on Friday in relation to allegations she assaulted a man in North London on Wednesday night.

A spokesman for the singer told reporters over the weekend: "Amy Winehouse was questioned at a London police station in connection to an incident in Camden in the early hours of 23 April, 2008. She admitted to a common assault by slapping a man with an open hand and accepted a caution. Amy was fully co-operative with inquiries and apologised for the incident. She thanked the police for their professional handling of the matter. There will be no further action taken. Amy is looking forward to continuing her work on new music in the studio".

The police caution has heightened concern for Winehouse, who seemed to be getting her life back together after her most recent stint in rehab, but who has been back in the tabloids with increasing frequency of late. Asked about his daughter's floundering recovery, Winehouse's father Mitch told the News Of The World this weekend that he was no longer convinced that rehab could "cure her problems" and that more "radical measures" were needed.

By radical measures, I think Mitch means having Amy sectioned. But that, he admitted, wasn't an easy process. He continued: "Unfortunately, what I think is best for Amy and what she thinks is best for her are two different things. And it might be that other parties might need to be involved. You need all four - the psychologists, the doctor, the local health authority and the next of kin - all to decide that somebody is sectionable. Now is the time to exert whatever pressure we have to try to do it."


According to reports, the father of David Banda, the little Malawian boy adopted by Madonna and Guy Ritchie, has complained that he has been prevented from seeing his son. Yohane Banda, who agreed to give his son up for adoption two years ago because he could not afford to support him, says he's not been allowed access to the child, and regrets giving him away.

Banda is quoted by The Times as saying: "I should be able to see my son and say hello. I don't know how he is growing, what person he is turning into. This pains me because it looks like he is not my son any more". He goes on to say that the singer promised him he would be able to see his son in the future, and that the Malawian government would facilitate these meetings.

I seem to remember that Madonna has said that the boy would have died if she hadn't rescued him from the orphanage where he was living, but who knows if that's true or not. The adoption process is expected to be completed later this month, when Madonna can fit a visit to Malawi into her busy schedule.


A US judge has told James Brown's sort of widow Tomi Rae Hynie that her son needs to have a DNA test to prove whether or not the late Godfather of soul was his father. As previously reported, neither Hynie nor her son, six year old James Brown II, were mentioned in the late singer's will, and the couple's marriage has been disputed because she was still technically married to her first husband when she wed Brown. All of which means that only Hynie's son has any claim to Brown's estate, and in order for the court to award anything to him his parentage needs to be proven. As also previously reported, Brown's will is proving confusing because much of his fortune was left to trusts in aid of his grandchildren and a charity to educate disadvantaged children, but six of his children and Hynie are disputing it in a bid to get a share. Hynie's lawyer said this weekend that she did not have a problem with James Brown Junior taking a DNA test, but that she wanted all the children making a claim on Brown's estate to take similar tests.


According to News Of The World, Brian McFadden wants custody of his two daughters with Kerry Katona, and says that footage of her recently filmed reality TV show will prove that the former Atomic Kitten star is an unfit mother. Former Westlife star McFadden and fiancée Delta Goodrem have been in Australia in recent months, but are based in London. As previously reported, he has complained of his ex-wife's behaviour via the tabloids already.

A 'source' is quoted as saying: "Those poor girls need stability because they've lived a rollercoaster ride with Kerry for too long. You only have to look at her show and see the mess she's in. Brian can give them the upbringing they deserve".


Michael Jackson has reportedly put completing a new album at the top of his priority list, and is currently spending all his time in a Las Vegas recording studio in a bid to get new songs recorded. He has reportedly banned his three children, Prince Michael, Prince Michael II and Paris, from coming to the studio in a bid to remove any distractions.

One of those sources told the New York Post: "Michael is producing the album himself and has banned his kids from the recording studio. He realises this is very important and doesn't want any distractions. He's not going to be involved in any personal relationships with women until he gets this record done. He's dumped the nanny - she's not around any more".

Jackson has been reportedly working on new material for quite a while now, though previous chatter of upcoming comeback albums and tours have never come to fruition.


Hooray! Oh no, what I meant to say was, sad news everybody. Phil Collins has announced his retirement from music. He's told The Times that, having recently completed a reunion tour with Genesis, he has no plans to tour or to make another album. Although, he will continue to write because, he says, he doesn't know how to stop. So, not really retiring from music, just from recording and performing. Which is a start.

Asked if he minded that, thanks to a certain Cadbury advert, his most remembered song will forever be 'In The Air Tonight', he said: "Do I mind? Well, if you're ever remembered at all, it's only usually for one or two things. With me, it'll be: 'He faxed his wife a divorce', which is actually bollocks, but that'll be on top of the headstone. And then, further down, you'll have [simulating the song's opening drum fill] 'Da-dum, da-dum'..."


It's all change at Pipettes Central. Becki and Rosie are out, Ani and Anna are in. And, yes, you are correct, that does mean that there are now no original Pipettes left. Although the founder of the band and co-songwriter Monster Bobby remains in his position as part of backing band The Cassettes. The group are now "demoing up 20-25 new songs, with an eye to recording a second album in the summer".

In a statement posted on their official website, the group said: "People may be confused by such a drastic change in line-up but please rest assured - if we were to be an imitation of ourselves we would stop. Plus the Pipettes has more members come and go than major labels have A&R men, it's just another day in the office for us (plus we've got to go one better than the Sugababes)".

Read the full statement at


Turn to the person next to you and ask them to name a band that would never release music for free on the internet. If they don't say "Metallica" within three seconds, well, they need to read up on the early history of digital music. The band sued Napster in 2000, back when it was an illegal P2P network, and they have since become synonymous with anti-piracy campaigns. But it seems that the band have finally realised that the times they are a-changin'. Either that or they smelt some money, because drummer Lars Ulrich has been telling Rolling Stone about their plans to follow Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails into the free download market after their deal with Warners expires when they release their new album.

"We're looking at how we can embrace everything," Ulrich said. "We want to be as free players as possible. We've been observing Radiohead and Trent Reznor and in 27 years, or however long it takes for the next record, we'll be looking forward to everything in terms of possibilities with the internet."

Foolish Ulrich - everyone knows that in 27 years the internet will have been shut down and all music will be beamed direct into our brains by street lamps.


The surviving members of The Grateful Dead have announced that they will donate band memorabilia and archives to the University of California at Santa Cruz. Former guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Mickey Hart held a press conference at the end of last week announcing that the material would be housed at the University's McHenry Library. The collection includes fan correspondence, photographs, flyers, posters, recordings and video footage.

Santa Cruz chancellor George Blumenthal said: "The Grateful Dead Archive represents one of the most significant popular cultural collections of the 20th century; UC Santa Cruz is honored to receive this invaluable gift. The Grateful Dead and UC Santa Cruz are both highly innovative institutions - born the same year - that continue to make a major, positive impact on the world".


I wonder how much longer the default question in band interviews will be "What do you think about Glastonbury?" Till Glastonbury happens I suppose. The latest Glasto commentary comes from The Kooks who have told The Daily Star that they think Glastonbury has had its day, and to prove it they're starting their own new festival.

They said: "We have been talking about holding our own [festival] down south, somewhere like Stamner Park near Brighton where we live. We will do it in the next couple of years. Although Glastonbury is the best in the world, something like that can't really carry on. It's getting too big. We love playing Glastonbury, but we couldn't walk anywhere last year as it was so full. And where you have so many people there it's hard to get a vibe".

They also, obviously, passed judgement on Jay-Z: "Jay-Z is a weird choice but he's a phenomenal artist. We have always thought that Neil Young could be the best artist you could possibly have at Glastonbury - and The Eagles and Bob Dylan".


Okay, it's not just musicians who are passing comment on Glastonbury. Actress and rock star wife Gwyneth Paltrow has been talking about it too. Well, specifically about Jay-Z, with whom she sang at his Royal Albert Hall show in 2006. She said that she thought the rapper would be "brilliant for Glastonbury". She added: "He's the best rapper of all-time and I think he'll knock it out of the park" she says.


Pete Doherty has missed the opening of an exhibition of his blood paintings in Paris because, as you might have heard, he's in prison. The exhibition of paintings made using Doherty's own blood opened at the Chappe Gallery on Thursday. This is the second French engagement the singer has missed, after Babyshambles were unable to play Le Printemps De Bourges festival earlier this month. Bassist Drew McConnell told BBC Newsbeat: "It's upsetting, just on a functional level we were supposed to play a bunch of shows and headline a festival in France, which is a drag. But not compared to the huge drag of being in a prison cell twiddling your thumbs".


Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has found that an online game he set up, leaving clues across the internet for fans to solve in order to win prizes, has come back to haunt him somewhat. An over-zealous fan ("stalker", if you like) has devised his own version of the game and has been visiting Bellamy's Italian home. He said: "He's from Ireland and he keeps coming to where I live in Italy. And he keeps leaving bags full of crazy stuff, like loads of bottles with messages written on them. He's got loads of poetry that he has written, which is all about the end of the world. He's trying to create little bits of clues and puzzles that are supposed to lead me to some kind of journey somewhere". Make of that what you will.


Patti Smith is to release an album of her poetry, entitled 'The Coral Sea', with musical backing from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. The 2-disc set features performances from her 1996 book of the same name, which was written as a tribute to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The album will be released on 10 Jul.


Following the publication of those previously reported hard facts about their new album, Weezer have confirmed that 'Weezer' (aka the red album) will be released on 30 Jun in the UK. As reported just last week, the first single from the album is called 'Pork And Beans', and that will be released in the UK on 23 Jun.


According to reports, Kenny Chesney caught his foot between a rising platform and the stage at a concert in Columbia, South Carolina recently, and it sounds like he hurt himself quite badly, but he continued with the gig nonetheless, limping through a two hour set for more than 40,000 fans at the Williams-Brice stadium.

After the show, Chesney's boot apparently had to be cut off, so it must have been pretty bad. No news on whether any cancellations will follow.


American indie types The Virgins have announced they have had to cancel five upcoming UK shows because of visa issues. Nice to know sometimes visa issues occur in that direction. The cancelled shows would have taken place in London this week, at the Monarch, Puregroove Records, Old Blue Last, Mean Fiddler and the Lock Tavern.


Following the news earlier in the month that Beijing's Midi Modern Music Festival had been given the go ahead to feature 30 international bands this year, news today that the festival won't actually happen at all. While government officials had given their approval, local police say they aren't able to provide sufficient security for the event to proceed. Some reckon the decision follows the pro-Tibet protests that have followed the Olympic torch processions around the world, and fears that any major gathering in the run up to the Beijing Olympics could provide a platform for those who oppose China's presence in Tibet. The fact that the Midi festival is now expected to go ahead in October, ie after the Olympics, might mean there is some truth in that speculation.


SonyBMG UK has recruited a veteran of the music publishing industry to become its Chief Operating Officer. Paul Curran, who was MD at BMG Music before the BMG publishing company was merged with Universal Music Publishing, will take over the top operational job at the UK major with immediate effect, reporting to CEO Ged Doherty.

Confirming the appointment, Doherty told CMU: "I am delighted that Paul is joining us. The record business can no longer rely on one primary source of income but must license as many different revenue streams as its rights will allow. Paul's music publishing background will be invaluable as we continue our journey towards becoming a truly 21st century music entertainment company".

Curran himself added: "This is a huge opportunity and a huge challenge. I am not alone in being very impressed with what Ged and his SonyBMG team have achieved over the last year or so. Ged has been innovative in his thinking and in the people he has been bringing in to the company. This is a company that recognises it needs to embrace the changing world around it. It's an exciting time to be joining the record business!
I can't wait to get started".


The global revamp of EMI has hit the major's UK division, with the news that EMI Music UK's current four frontline A&R teams - Angel, EMI, Parlophone and Virgin - will become two, Parlophone and Virgin.

What will happen to artists signed to and staffers working under the Angel and EMI Records banners I'm not sure - though the brands will continue to be used. The Parlophone and Virgin divisions will continue to be run by existing MDs Miles Leonard and Ferdy Unger-Hamilton. Angel's top man Mark Collen and EMI Records MD Terry Felgate are reportedly considering other senior roles within the major.

According to Billboard, EMI's other UK units, EMI Classics, Mute and JVs Relentless, Heavenly and DFA will all continue to operate as before.


HMV is the latest download store to announce it will soon be selling music in digital rights management free MP3. The move into DRM-free music is all part of the high street retailer's attempts to revamp their to date lacklustre moves in the download space.


More digital, but from the classical domain this time. Classical publisher Boosey & Hawkes has launched a new internet radio service called

The aim is to encourage web users to discover a wider range of classical music. It's one of those services where users can create their own playlists, and if they wish they can do so by using adjectives like "invigorating", "contemplative" or "playful", which is obviously designed to help those who like to listen to classical music on occasion, but who aren't necessarily aware of which composers' work they like. The service is free and with no adverts, so presumably all the income will come from the accompanying download and ringtone service.

Commenting on the service, B&H's Business Affairs Director Andrew Gummer told reporters: "We are always thinking about how to introduce classical music to a wider audience. Boosey Radio is an engaging, interactive experience that allows users to find their own way into the music".


More digital, and ad-funded download store SpiralFrog, which is now live in North America, have announced the recruitment of Russ Rieger to the new job of VP of Strategic Initiatives. Rieger, a former major label exec, has most recently been running his own digital marketing agency Pipeline. In his new job he'll be looking to secure and manage strategic partnerships with music, media and advertising companies.


GCap's digital station Planet Rock has been given another extension. As previously reported, the future of the station was thrown into doubt when GCap CEO Fru Hazlitt announced she was axing all the company's digital only services. Although digital station theJazz was subsequently axed, Planet Rock's closure was postponed once the Global Radio takeover of GCap became more likely. With Global's takeover now being finalised, the digital rock station will stay until at least 30 May, before which the assumption is Global will complete its takeover and make a final decision regarding the station's long term future. If Global don't want the station, there is a chance it may be sold to a third party rather than axed.


So, little change at the top of the singles chart this week, with Madonna still top with her Justin Timberlake collab '4 Minutes' and Sam Sparro and Estelle swapping places so that 'Black & Gold' is at 2 and 'American Boy' is at 3. The highest new entry is at 4 - Wiley's 'Wearing My Rolex'. Other new entries on the singles chart come from Pendulum with 'Propane Nightmares' at 16, Adele with 'Cold Shoulder' at 18, Script with 'We Cry' at 30, Ashlee Simpson with 'Outta My Head' at 34, Robyn with 'Who's That Girl' at 38 and The Wombats with 'Backfire At The Disco' at 40.

Albums wise, and a new entry at number one where those Last Shadow Puppets go straight in at the top with 'The Age Of The Understatement', giving Mr Alex Turner his third chart topping album. Last week's number one is at two, Kooks and 'Konk', while last week's number two is at three, Leona Lewis and 'Spirit'. Other album new entries come from Whitesnake and 'Good To Be Bad' at 7 and Chris de Burgh and 'Now And Then' at 12.

The charts, in case you wondered, are compiled by the The Official UK Charts Company -


It's the Total Rock World Album Chart, as counted down on Total Rock over the weekend - New entries and re-entries marked with a *.

1. Panic At The Disco - Pretty. Odd (Warner/Atlantic)
2. Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Universal/Polydor)*
3. Linkin Park - Minutes To Midnight (Warner Bros)
4. Nickelback - All The Right Reasons (Warner/Roadrunner)
5. Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden (Universal)
6. Simple Plan - Simple Plan (Warner/Atlantic)
7. In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose (Nuclear Blast)
8. Daughtry - Daughtry (SonyBMG)
9. Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild (SonyBMG/J Records)
10. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (SonyBMG)
11. Led Zeppelin - Mothership (Swan Song)
12. Buckcherry - 15 (Eleven Seven Music)
13. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted (Warner/Roadrunner)
14. Queen - Greatest Hits Vols. 1, 2, 3 (EMI)
15. Kid Rock - Rock - N Roll Jesus (Warner/Atlantic)*
16. Children Of Bodom - Blooddrunk (Spinefarm)*
17. Paramore - Riot! (Warner/Atlantic)
18. Dream Theater - Greatest Hits...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs (Warner/Atlantic)*
19. Bon Jovi - Lost Highway (Universal/Mercury)
20. Bruce Springsteen - Magic (SonyBMG/Columbia)


As played out live on air on 12 student radio stations this Sunday at 3pm, it's the official Student Radio Chart from the Student Radio Association. More info at

1. [1] The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be
2. [2] Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
3. [12] The Wombats - Backfire At The Disco
4. [New] Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
5. [5] Pendulum - Propane Nightmare
6. [11] Estelle Ft Kanye West - American Boy
7. [New] The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
8. [New] Kylie - In My Arms
9. [4] Panic At The Disco - Nine In The Afternoon
10. [9] Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
11. [New] Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
12. [New] Late Of The Pier - Space And The Woods
13. [New] Goldfrapp - Happiness
14. [Re] Foals - Cassius
15. [6] The Futureheads - The Beginning Of The Twist
16. [8] Alphabeat - Fascination
17. [New] The Pigeon Detectives - This Is An Emergency
18. [18] Captain - Keep An Open Mind
19. [New] Cajun - Dance Party The Race
20. [3] Delays - Hooray


Comedy actor Matthew Horne has said that there's nothing going on between his Gavin & Stacey co-star James Corden and popstrel Lily Allen, despite tabloid reports suggesting that the pair are an item.

The Sunday Mirror quote Horne as saying: "James comes into work each day and everyone is asking him 'have you shagged her yet?' The truth is he hasn't even kissed her. He would love to of course, but they are just friends. For now. It could change, who knows? James probably wants it to change, but I know they haven't even kissed yet".

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