CMU Daily - on the inside Tuesday 6th May
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In today's CMU Daily:
- Arrest warrant out for Foxy Brown
- UK government to appeal Snoop visa
- LMHR disappointed at BNP Assembly seat win
- Winehouse "not ready to record"
- Avril Lavigne postpones tour dates
- Courtney Love hospitalised
- Nine Inch Nails release another free album
- Carl Barat slams music giveaways
- Kylie Minogue knighted in France
- West hits out at journalists "Michael Jacksoning" him
- Mick Hucknall invites fans to rehearsal
- Broken Social Scene continue solo series
- Dandy Warhols announce new album
- Babyshambles man reveals Strokes side project
- Dusty Springfield biopics go head to head
- Neil Young to announce project with sun
- Welcome To Our TV Show new episode
- Single review: coldplay - violet hill
- Jay-z Live Nation deal completed
- Universal Univision deal completed
- European EMI exec changes
- Warner test out dynamic digital pricing system
- Merlin say they are now the "fifth conversation"
- US digital firms not so happy with publishing royalty ruling
- Microsoft bid for Yahoo! off
- Xfm network another show
- Live Review: Iliketrains And Kyte At Bush Hall
- Chart update
- Total Rock world album chart
- Sub.tv playlist
- Student radio chart
- Eavis "disappointed" at Gallagher
- Mariah Carey possibly marries
- Peaches Geldof quizzed over drug film
- Madonna talks collaborations
- Toyah Wilcox takes on the dead
- Wakeman on his grumpy fans

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TOP BIT - CMU SOCIAL TONIGHT
Now you might think that we've just come back from a relaxing long weekend and should be all refreshed and ready to get the CMU Daily out extra early. Well, you're wrong - my bank holiday weekend included getting a ThreeWeeks Guide To The Brighton Festival (out today in Brighton!) to press, a quick trip to Edinburgh for a wedding, a dash to Brighton for a day of meetings and the likes, and somewhere in the middle a guest appearance on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Which is a round about way of explaining the late delivery of your CMU Daily today.

But we need to get back on schedule, because soon we'll all be heading to 229 next to Great Portland Street tube station for the magnificent CMU Social. You're all coming too, right? This is the monthly chance for you to catch up with us and each other, to chat and network and all that jazz - plus see some fecking wonderful bands, this month INDY Award winners The Penny Black Remedy and the brilliant A.Human, fresh from the release of their album 'Third Hand Prophecy'. It all kicks off at 7pm, with the bands on from 8.30pm. But come early, because we have a great happy hour, well priced snacks and the brand new CMU Pop Quiz all to enjoy in the first hour.

Don't forget all this is free for you guys because we're great. To come just email your name and details of any guests you plan to bring RIGHT NOW to social@cmumusicnetwork.co.uk. That would be lovely. See you there.

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SNAP OF THE DAY: LAWRENCE ARABIA
I'm sure David Lean would have been proud that his most famous piece of cinema influenced the naming of Lawrence Arabia, a London via New Zealand project that will be rolling a few support slots with Feist, The Veils and The Clientele in the UK across May. The brainchild of former Reduction Agents' (the NZ band who perhaps most famously had two tracks on indie flick 'Eagle vs. Shark's soundtrack) frontman James Milne, and featuring at least one member of rising Sub Pop act The Ruby Suns amongst the band, the European Feist support, in particular, should definitely benefit their burgeoning profile. The songs are up to scratch already, including the deliciously summery single 'The Beautiful Young Crew' and melancholic slow dancer number 'Talk About Good Times'. iPod commercials beckon at the link below (just kidding...).

http://www.myspace.com/lawrencearabia

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ARREST WARRANT OUT FOR FOXY BROWN
Well, that didn't take long. A New York judge has issued an arrest warrant for rapper Foxy Brown after she missed a scheduled court appearance yesterday. She was due in court to face charges relating to that incident when she allegedly hit another women with a Blackberry mobile phone. The incident has already caused Brown, real name Inga Marchand, to spend some time inside because it constituted a violation of probation conditions relating to an earlier sentence, and led to the courts jailing her. The court was due to consider the actual charges stemming from Blackberry incident yesterday, but couldn't because of her no show. Her attorney reportedly said there had been a misunderstanding and that arrangements had been made to delay the trial until later this week, though he's also quoted as saying he had not hear from his client recently and didn't know where she was, which I don't suppose helped her cause in court. Marchand, of course, has only just got out of jail following the aforementioned probation violation. Place your bets now on the chances of her throwing her iPod at the police officer that tries to arrest her, landing herself back in jail.

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UK GOVERNMENT TO APPEAL SNOOP VISA
The UK Border Agency have announced that they will appeal the recent decision to grant Snoop Dogg a UK visa.

As previously reported, the rapper was banned from the country after a fracas at Heathrow Airport in 2006, which led to the cancellation of UK dates on a co-headline Snoop/Diddy UK tour last year. Last month Judge Neha Bird overturned the visa ban ruling after watching video footage of the rapper quietly playing with children, then later being pushed to the ground by a police officer without retaliating.

However, British officials claim that "a material error in law" was made during an earlier hearing in January. This means that the Court Of Appeal will now decide whether the case should be heard again.

A spokesperson for the UK Border Agency said: "There has been no change in the facts that led to [Snoop Dogg] being denied a visa. We stand by that initial decision. We will continue to oppose the entry to the UK of individuals where we believe there may be a risk to the public".

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LMHR DISAPPOINTED AT BNP ASSEMBLY SEAT WIN
Organisers of the recent Love Music Hate Racism concert in London, which was designed to encourage voters to not give any support to the BNP in the recent London Assembly elections, have expressed their disappointment at the news that one BNPer got in, but said their efforts had helped keep other BNP hopefuls out of powerful positions in the capital. They also accused, Richard Barnbrook, the BNP man who was unsuccessful in his bid to be London Mayor (obviously) but successful in getting a seat in the Assembly, of "conning a small minority of Londoners" in order to win his seat.

A statement from LMHR organisers told reporters: "[Our] carnival showed the mass audience opposed to racism and fascism - which can build the bigger united anti-fascist movement that can stop the Nazis". Meanwhile Babyshambler Drew McConnell, a vocal supporter of the LMHR project, and who played the London gig with his other band Helsinki, added: "The BNP should know they're not fooling us. Multicultural Britain should be celebrated. Immigration is not to blame for unemployment or housing problems, and does not negatively affect the economy, but the BNP tell us this is actually the case".

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WINEHOUSE "NOT READY TO RECORD"
Producer Mark Ronson has told Sky News that Amy Winehouse is "not ready to record any music" and that as a result he has brought to a halt work on the singer's potential theme song for the new James Bond film. He said: "I don't think [it will be completed] unless by some miracle of science it gets recorded and someone sings a vocal on it, so probably not".

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AVRIL LAVIGNE POSTPONES TOUR DATES
Avril Lavigne has postponed six dates on her current US tour after losing her voice. This follows the previous cancellation of two shows for the same reason.

In statement to fans on her website, Lavigne said: "I am at home right now taking it easy. I have been sick this whole tour, and now I have lost my voice. I have never canceled a show in my whole career and just had to for the first time ever. This sux! I am so sorry! I have been on the road for 60 days straight. I have had the flu 3 times and I never get sick, it just keeps going around. I think I am just run down. Thank you for understanding".

The postponed shows are in Anaheim, Universal City, Santa Barbara, San Jose - all in California. The UK leg of the tour, which kicks of in Glasgow on 26 May, should be unaffected.

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COURTNEY LOVE HOSPITALISED
Courtney Love was admitted to hospital at 3am on Friday complaining of chest and throat pains. She was later diagnosed with Strep Throat and released, according to a spokesperson. Love is currently co-producing a film version of Charles R Cross' Kurt Cobain biography, 'Heavier Than Heaven'.

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NINE INCH NAILS RELEASE ANOTHER FREE ALBUM
If things carry on like this, it'll be news when Nine Inch Nails don't have a new free album available. Two months after the release of instrumental album 'Ghosts I-IV' comes a new 10 track album 'The Slip', which is being released completely free as a "thank you for [fans'] continued and loyal support over the years".

The album is available as a download from http://theslip.nin.com. But fear not, fans of full audio quality, the band plan to release the album on CD and vinyl in July.

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CARL BARAT SLAMS MUSIC GIVEAWAYS
Presumably welcoming this latest NIN release is Dirty Pretty Things and former Libertines frontman Carl Barat who has, erm, criticised high-profile bands who give away their music for free. He was talking in particular about Coldplay, who made their latest single 'Violet Hill' available to download for nothing for seven days - picking up 600,000 in the first 24hrs alone.

Barat said that when bands like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails give away their music, it makes it harder for smaller bands to make money from their work. He told the Daily Star: "You could say [Coldplay] were jumping on the bandwagon a bit. Fair enough they did it, but you can't escape the fact that big name, big money bands who release their stuff for free are harming the scene. The industry is struggling financially and this is like missile after missile. How do new bands compete? We didn't have a big budget for our new album. And we've had to supplement the cash by doing more sideline work. I hope people don't think we're starting to go all corporate. We're not. We just want to keep putting out music and being a band".

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KYLIE MINOGUE KNIGHTED IN FRANCE
The French Government have made Kylie Minogue a Knight Of The Order Of Arts And Letters for her contribution to French culture. The Australian singer joined other musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald and Bob Dylan, in being given the award. She got hers the day before beginning a world tour to promote her latest album 'X'.

French Culture Minister Christine Albanel said Minogue was "the princess of pop, the uncontested queen of the dance floor" and praised the singer's personal courage in her battle with breast cancer. She said: "The heart, in French, also (refers to) courage, and I want to salute the courage you have shown in publicly revealing, three years ago, that you had been stricken with breast cancer".

Minogue said (in French): "This is an exceptional moment for me". Switching to English, she continued: "I fell in love [with Paris], and it's a love affair that continues to blossom like an eternal spring".

This is Kylie's second honour in recent months, having been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire earlier this year.

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WEST HITS OUT AT JOURNALISTS "MICHAEL JACKSONING" HIM
Kayne West has hit out at journalists who gave his recent show at Woodlands Pavillion in Houston, Texas bad reviews after it was marred by technical difficulties. A number of reviews claim that the rapper had a tantrum, swore a bit and stormed off stage. In a message posted on his website, West says that, while he did get frustrated, it was only because he thought his fans weren't getting their money's worth.

Explaining what happened, he said: "We were having a lot of technical issues due to the heat. The two huge screens on both sides of the stage were glaring bright blue like when your DVD player acts up at home. I asked for them to turn the screens off three times because it was distracting to the show. The fans were not getting what they paid for. I admit, in my frustration, I did use profanity on the fourth time I asked. I stopped the show to go over and check it out myself".

Turning his attention to those in the press who wrote those bad reviews, he said: "Unfortunately for certain media outlets, you will never be able to 'Michael Jackson' me. That means to make it seem like everything I do is so weird or out of place... they always try to make it seem like everything is about my ego! That joke is getting old. At a certain point you have to respect that I'm one of the last artists that still cares about the fans having the best time of their lives!"

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MICK HUCKNALL INVITES FANS TO REHEARSAL
Not content with simply having an audience attending his live shows, Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall has hit upon the novel idea of inviting fans come to watch him rehearse, too. Ahead of his upcoming tour to promote his first solo album, 'Tribute To Bobby', Hucknall will allow fans to watch a run-through of songs he will be performing at those shows at Colston Hall in Bristol on 29 Jun, for the bargain price of £40 - more than tickets for some of the shows themselves. However, for that price, you get a laminated VIP pass and USB stick containing the new album in full.

The album is due to be released on 19 May, with the tour proper kicking off on 30 Jun.

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BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE CONTINUE SOLO SERIES
Broken Social Scene have announced the second album in their 'Broken Social Scene Presents...' series, which aims to release solo albums by all of the many members of the Canadian collective. This time it's the turn of founding member Brendan Canning, whose 'Something For All Of Us' album follows the series opener, 'Sprit If' by (other founding member) Kevin Drew,

The album features sort of guest appearances by Stars' Amy Milan, Metric's James Shaw, Jason Collett, Land of Talk's Liz Powell, Kevin Drew, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman and Ohad Benchetrit. 'Sort of' guest appearances because they're all members of Broken Social Scene.

Songs from the album will be included in the Broken Social Scene's live set when they tour later this year. The tracklisting for the album is:

Something For All Of Us
Chameleon
Hit The Wall
Snowballs & Icicles
Churches Under The Stairs
Love Is New
Antique Bull
All The Best Wooden Toys Are Made In Germany
Been At It So Long
Possible Gernade
Take Care, Look Up

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DANDY WARHOLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
Dandy Warhols have revealed details of their forthcoming album, 'Earth To The Dandy Warhols,' the follow-up to 2005's 'Odditorium Of Warlords Of Mars. It will be released by the band's own label Beat The World Records on 19 May.

The first song from the album 'The World The People Together (Come On)' is available from the band's website http://www.dandywarhols.com now. Another of the album's tracks, 'Love Song', features guest appearances from Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell.

Tracklist:

The World The People Together (Come On)
Mission Control
Welcome To The Third World
Wasp In the Lotus
And Then I Dreamt Of Yes
Talk Radio
Love Song
Now You Love Me
Mis Amigos
The Legend Of The Last Of The Outlaw Truckers AKA The Ballad Of Sheriff Shorty
Beast Of All Saints
Valerie Yum
Musee D'Nougat

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BABYSHAMBLES MAN REVEALS STROKES SIDE PROJECT
More from Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell. He has revealed that he is working on a side-project with The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. The duo have apparently recorded four songs for their debut album, although no record deal has yet been signed. McConnell told BBC 6Music: "If, when it's done, I think it sounds good enough, then maybe I'll have a chat to the people at Parlophone and see if they can be bothered to put it out".

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DUSTY SPRINGFIELD BIOPICS GO HEAD TO HEAD
Two films based on the life of British singer Dusty Springfield, who died of breast cancer in 1999, are to be made by rival movie studios Fox and Universal.

Fox's film will be produced by Nicole Kidman's production company Blossom Films, with Kidman herself will take the lead role. Universal have opted for 'West Wing' star and singer Kristin Chenoweth.

Writer and director Jessica Sharzer will place Chenoweth in the 60s, with a story culminating in the recording of the 'Dusty In Memphis' album.

The writer of the other one, Michael Cunningham (writer of the book 'The Hours', which was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring Nicole Kidman), says his film will be a darker affair, following Springfield's descent into drink and drug abuse and her struggle with bi-sexuality. Speaking to New York Magazine, Cunningham said: "[Dusty Springfield] was a great artist who no one knew what to do with".

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NEIL YOUNG TO ANNOUNCE PROJECT WITH SUN
Neil Young, traditionally not the biggest fan of artists who get into bed with corporates, may be about to get into bed with a corporate. Well, unless he's about to enter into a partnership with the sun in the sky. Word has it Young will this week announce details of a project he is involved in with Sun, though not The Sun, before you panic, rather IT conglom Sun Microsystems. He is due to talk at one of the computer firm's conferences this week, and the company said last week: "Neil Young and Sun will make an announcement during the event, and provide a special demonstration of a new multi-media music project. Come hear and see what Java technology means to Neil Young". So, will be interesting to see what that is all about.

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WELCOME TO OUR TV SHOW NEW EPISODE
Episode Four of Jeremy Warmsley and Fay Buzzard's online music show 'Welcome To Our TV Show!' is available now, featuring Johnny Flynn, frYars and Matt Saunders. To watch it go here: http://www.myspace.com/welcometoourtvshow

You can also listen to and download WTOTVS performances from Jeremy Warmsley, Emmy The Great, Lightspeed Champion, Noah And The Whale, Mystery Jets and more from http://www.last.fm/label/Welcome+to+our+TV+Show%21/

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SINGLE REVIEW: Coldplay - Violet Hill (EMI/Parlophone)
So, I'm going to break ranks from the CMU establishment and give this a good review. Of sorts. Yes, Coldplay are back, at last, with their much anticipated single 'Violet Hill' from their new album 'Viva La Vida'. Despite reports the new long player from Chris Martin et al will be a bit different from what has gone before, 'Violet Hill' is instantly familiar - so much so you almost forget it's brand new. It most definitely looks like Coldplay, sounds like Coldplay and smells like Coldplay. That said, despite the obvious melancholy, there is a thumping bass and drum resounding throughout which really saves it from becoming "just another Coldplay song". Watch it become a favourite soundtrack to "angry breakdown whilst running though the rain" scenes on TV. CS
Release date: 6 May
Press Contact: EMI IH [all]

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JAY-Z LIVE NATION DEAL COMPLETED
The previously reported deal between live music conglom and hip hop uber-mogul and Glastonbury favourite Jay-Z has been completed. US media report the deal was signed last Wednesday, and that an SEC filing the next day reveals that Mr Z will get 775,434 shares in the live music company as part of the deal, with an option on an additional 500,000.

According to HitsDailyDouble the $150 million that the deal is worth splits down into $5 million a year for five years to run Jay's new company Roc Nation, $25 million to fund some acquisitions, a $10 million per album budget for three albums, plus a $20 million payment for rights to various other Jay-Z assets, including publishing. Though the rapper is already in a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing, so HDD reckons Live Nation will only get a cut of Jay's cut from the EMI deal from publishing revenues.

I'm not sure if that adds up to $150 million (it's too sunny to add things up) but I am sure that's a pretty good deal for the hip hop man. I hope for Live Nation's sake he can make the new venture a success.

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UNIVERSAL UNIVISION DEAL COMPLETED
More completed deals for you, and Universal Music has completed its acquisition of Univision Music, formerly the music division of US based Spanish language media firm Univision. According to Billboard, the deal, which was approved by the US's Federal Trade Commission last week, makes Universal Music the largest distributor of Latin music in North America, with 49.84% of the US Latin music market. Jose Behar, the man who launched and built up Univision Music to become a major player in the Latin music market in just seven years, has now left the company. The combined Univision/Universal Latin enterprise will be headed up by the major's existing Latin music chief Jesus Lopez.

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EUROPEAN EMI EXEC CHANGES
More EMI exec appointments, this time in mainland Europe. Wolfgang Hanebrink, currently Head Of Commercial Development for EMI Music Germany, Switzerland and Austria, will become Chairman for that division. He will continue to have a commercial development role, reporting to the major's Commercial Development President Ronn Were, but will report directly to EMI Music International chief Jean-Francois Cecillon in his chairman role. Hanebrink's promotion comes as Birgit Adels, CEO of the EMI Music GSA division, parts company with the major.

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WARNER TEST OUT DYNAMIC DIGITAL PRICING SYSTEM
Warner Music has announced it will be trying out a 'dynamic pricing system' made by a company called Digonex, which will be used to alter the prices of digital albums depending on demand. While variable pricing in the download world is still an issue, given Apple's insistence that all tracks be available at the standard 79p/99 cents, digital albums tend to vary in price, partly based on number of tracks, partly based on other random considerations.

The Digonex system monitors sales of albums over a number of download platforms, checks at what rate albums are selling in terms of volume and timeframe, and automatically alters price accordingly.

In the same way the record companies have always made some big in demand pop albums available at cheaper prices - despite a logic that says you make in demand releases more expensive - Digonex won't necessarily just make slow sellers cheaper and big sellers dearer. The system will also be used to encourage sales spikes in any one week, enabling a higher chart rating.

Warner will use Digonex for a limited time on just part of their catalogue before deciding whether to adopt the system full time. Presumably the technology firm is hoping for a positive pilot with Warner to aid flogging the technology to other record companies.

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MERLIN SAY THEY ARE NOW THE "FIFTH CONVERSATION"
Merlin, the much previously reported new global rights body for the indie sector, has announced that in its first month of full operation the number of affiliated labels has risen to 12,000, and that as a result they represent "without a doubt, the largest and most commercially significant bundle of music rights outside of the majors". It means, the body says, that they are now the "fifth conversation" that any company in the digital domain looking to secure music rights will have to have - which was the aim of establishing the whole thing in the first place. Among the companies signed up to Merlin are indies large and small, plus leading independent digital distributors.

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US DIGITAL FIRMS NOT SO HAPPY WITH PUBLISHING ROYALTY RULING
Well, when US publishing royalty society ASCAP welcomed the court ruling on the digital royalties they were due last week, we predicted that would mean the net firms that will have to pay the royalties wouldn't be so happy. And the US trade body for those firms, DiMA, has said they are disappointed with the outcome. I couldn't quite get my head around how the royalties will be calculated under the system set out by the judge last week, but DiMA said this on the matter: "We are disappointed ... that the court ruled that online services' royalties should be based in part on service-wide revenue, not simply on revenue directly attributable to music usage". It is unclear if they now plan to appeal the ruling.

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MICROSOFT BID FOR YAHOO! OFF
So, Microsoft has said they have put their Yahoo! acquisition ambitions on hold, which has, needless to say, had something of a negative effect on the net firm's share price.

As previously reported, Microsoft had ambitions to acquire Yahoo! and, after their offer was turned down by the web firm's board, it was thought they might mount some kind of hostile takeover, sidestepping the board and wooing shareholders directly. The prospect of a hostile bid saw the Yahoo! share price boom, so when Microsoft announced no hostile bid would now be happening it slumped.

Yahoo! have announced that they will have their annual shareholders meeting on 3 Jul, and it is expected to be a heated affair, with some key shareholders believing the company buggered up what could have been a good acquisition - good for Yahoo! shareholders if not their board.

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XFM NETWORK ANOTHER SHOW
Xfm have announced they will reduce the amount of local programming on their Manchester and Scotland stations by three hours a day, with an extra show coming from the network's London station. As previously reported, prior to Global Radio's takeover of parent company GCap, Xfm Manchester, Scotland and South Wales were up for sale. But the company has said it will now hold on to Manchester and Scotland. Xfm received a disappointing RAJAR rating last week, and it remains to be seen what new owners Global will do to try and turn that around. Though short term reducing costs seems to be the aim.

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LIVE REVIEW: iLiKETRAiNS and Kyte at Bush Hall, 22 Apr
Bush Hall is a delightful venue. If you've not had the pleasure of a gig there, imagine an turn-of-the-century ballroom complete with intricate plasterwork and chandeliers which languished for years as an arcade and snooker hall before being fitted with a stage and sound system in 2001. Tonight it's a wholly appropriate setting for the two bands on the bill. Kyte, from Leicester, mine a thick shoegaze vein, but rather than maintaining the icy distance common to other bands of the genre, they inject a warmth and passion that's difficult to find among other, similar acts. The whispering vocals, and beautiful chord changes give a real feeling of the sun on your face, as the guitar, bass and synths weave a delicate cocoon around you. When each song ends it's like awakening from a deep sleep, looking around wondering "did that really happen?". iLiKETRAiNS, on the other hand, retain this trance-like quality, but have a different, colder feel to their post-rock, showing a greater influence from bands like Mogwai and Explosions InT Sky than Kyte do. Despite having beautiful, immersive visuals, matching outfits and two albums under their belt, iLiKETRAiNS are outshone by their support act. Tonight, style simply couldn't overcome substance. DG

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CHART UPDATE
So, chart time, and Madonna and Justin are still at number one and Sam Sparro is still at number two. So what is new in the singles chart? Well, Jay Sean with 'Maybe' at 19, Duffy with 'Warwick Avenue' at 29, Kelly Rowland and Travis McCoy with 'Daylight' at 36, and One Night Only with 'It's About Time' at 37.

Albums wise, and Madonna is number one there too, though that's a new entry, so is a bigger news story I guess. 'Hard Candy' beats Portishead's new long player 'Third', which goes in at 2. Other new entries come from Sam Sparro, with 'Sam Sparro', at 5, a Platters best of at 9, the previously reported Rick Astley best of at 17, and Fall with 'Imperial Wax Solvent' at 34.

The charts, in case you wondered, are compiled by the The Official UK Charts Company - http://www.theofficialcharts.com.

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TOTAL ROCK WORLD ALBUM CHART
It's the Total Rock World Album Chart, as counted down on Total Rock over the weekend - http://www.totalrock.com. New entries and re-entries marked with a *.

1. Panic At The Disco - Pretty. Odd (Warner/Atlantic)
2. Rolling Stones - Shine A Light (Univesal/Polydor)
3. Children Of Bodom - Blooddrunk (Spinefarm)
4. Linkin Park - Minutes To Midnight (Warner Bros)
5. In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose (Nuclear Blast)
6. Eagles - Long Road Out Of Eden (Universal)
7. Daughtry - Daughtry (SonyBMG)
8. Nickelback - All The Right Reasons (Warner/Roadrunner)
9. Rush - Snakes & Arrows Live (Warner/Atlantic)*
10. Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild (SonyBMG/J Records)
11. Simple Plan - Simple Plan (Warner/Atlantic)
12. Buckcherry - 15 (Eleven Seven Music)
13. Led Zeppelin - Mothership (Swan Song)
14. Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide (Universal)*
15. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (SonyBMG)
16. Queen - Greatest Hits Vols. 1, 2, 3 (EMI)
17. P.O.D. - When Angels & Serpents Dance (SonyBMG/Columbia)*
18. Kid Rock - Rock - N Roll Jesus (Warner/Atlantic)
19. Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted (Warner/Roadrunner)
20. Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris (Universal/Interscope)*

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SUB.TV PLAYLIST
Here they are again, the videos being played on the Sub.tv video screen network in students' unions all over the UK. New entries marked with a *.

A-List
Feist - I Feel It All (Universal/Polydor)
The Futureheads -Radio Heart (Nul)
Hot Chip - One Pure Thought (EMI)
Justice - DVNO (Ed Banger)
Kelly Rowland - Daylight (SonyBMG/RCA)
Kids In Glass Houses - Give Me What I Want (Warner/Roadrunner)
Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down (sixsevennine)*
Paramore - That's What You Get (Warner/Atlantic)
Pendulum - Propane Nightmares (Warner)
The Pigeon Detectives - This Is An Emergency (Dance To The Radio)
The Raconteurs - Salute Your Solution (Beggars/XL)
The Script - We Cry (SonyBMG/RCA)
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (SonyBMG/Columbia)
We Are Scientists - Chick Lit (EMI/Virgin)*
Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (Warner/Atlantic)
The Zutons - Always Right Behind You (Deltasonic)*

B-List
Attack In Black - Young Leaves (Hassle)
Born Ruffians - I Need A Life (Warp)
Collapsing Cities - Fear Of Opening My Mouth (Way Out West)*
David Jordan - Move On (Universal/Mercury)*
Does If Offend You, Yeah? - Epic Last Song (EMI/Virgin)*
Go:Audio - Made Up Stories (SonyBMG/Epic)*
Look See Proof - Discussions (Weekender)
Ida Maria - Queen Of The World (SonyBMG/RCA)
Jacob Golden - On A Saturday (Echo)*
Joe Lean and The Jing Jang Jong - Where Do You Go? (Universal/Mercury)
Johnny Foreigner - Eyes Wide Terrified (Best Before)
Late Of The Pier - Space And The Woods / Focker (EMI/Parlophone)*
Lightspeed Champion - Galaxy Of The Lost (Domino)
Natty - Coldtown (Warner/Atlantic)*
Royworld - Dust (EMI/Virgin)
Sergeant - K-OK (Universal/Mercury)

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STUDENT RADIO CHART
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 http://www.studentradiochart.com

1. [4] Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
2. [1] The Kooks - Always Where I Need To Be
3. [2] Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
4. [8] Kylie - In My Arms
5. [3] The Wombats - Backfire At The Disco
6. [New] The Futureheads - Radio Heart
7. [11] Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
8. [13] Goldfrapp - Happiness
9. [5] Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
10. [10] Scouting For Girls - Heartbeat
11. [7] The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
12. [6] Estelle Ft Kanye - West American Boy
13. [Re] Broken Records - If The News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It
14. [New] M83 - Graveyard Girl
15. [12] Late Of The Pier - Space And The Woods
16. [New] Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - More News From Nowhere
17. [New] Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
18. [14] Foals - Cassius
19. [New] We Are Scientists - Chick Lit
20. [20] Delays - Hooray

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EAVIS "DISAPPOINTED" AT GALLAGHER
I knew there was someone who hadn't commented on Noel Gallagher's previously reported comments that having hip hop at Glastonbury was "wrong". Speaking to The Sun, that Michael Eavis fellow (who might as well have an opinion I guess) said: "Why did he need to get involved? It was a bit weird, to be honest. He should give someone else a chance. He needn't have said that and I was disappointed he did. He said it's a place for guitar bands, but there are loads of guitar bands playing".

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MARIAH CAREY POSSIBLY MARRIES
Mariah Carey is reported to have married actor Nick Cannon in the Bahamas, just weeks after the couple met. Although there has been no formal confirmation yet, various sources, including People and E! News, have quoted members of Cannon's family and a clergyman, who say the marriage did take place.

The pair met on the set of the video for Carey's new single 'Bye Bye' in March and by 26 Apr reports that the singer had been seen wearing a diamond ring emerged at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

However, not everyone is running to congratulate the couple. Some of the more cynical ends of the music and gossip press are suggesting that this is merely a publicity stunt to promote Carey's new album, particularly as it follows so soon after the wedding of Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles that gained so many column inches after the pair refused to confirm or deny if they had tied the knot.

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PEACHES GELDOF QUIZZED OVER DRUG FILM
Daughter of Bob Geldof and celebrity, er, something in her own right, Peaches Geldof, is being quizzed by police after allegedly being covertly filmed buying drugs from Amy Winehouse's dealer. In the clip, Geldof is apparently seen handing over £140 in cash to a man, who tells her that she will need to give him £190. She agrees before telling the man "I'm going to need Valium tomorrow after this".

The footage was apparently found by police on a USB stick in the home of Jonny Blagrove and Cara Burton, who police believe make their living supplying drugs to celebrities, and is rumoured to have been shot by Blagrove the day before he allegedly filmed Amy Winehouse allegedly smoking crack.

Police told the News Of The World: "She will be interviewed some time this week and asked to explain what is happening in the video and why she is handing money over to the couple. It is all part of a large investigation into alleged drugs dealing".

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MADONNA TALKS COLLABORATIONS
Madonna has told MTV that her recent collaboration with Justin Timberlake, 'Miles Away', came about because she was listening to his music "obsessively". She added that working with artists such as Timberlake, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams were natural "because they're good and I like their shit". Based on this, I'm expecting a call from Scott Walker any minute.

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TOYAH WILCOX TAKES ON THE DEAD
Toyah Willcox has revealed that she was spooked by a séance held at her home by medium Ian Lawman for Living TV's 'Living With The Dead'. She said: "I live in an incredibly old house - the oldest part of it is [from] 1510 - and there's a lot of activity in it, but none of it scares me. I said, 'Please don't get rid of any of the spirits here, I've got very used to them and don't have a problem with them'. That said, when Ian Lawman came in, some pretty amazing things happened. Two of the sceptics got possessed and we had to do an exorcism. After that I said to Ian, 'Look, you're going to leave me alone in this house, you can bloody well clear it of anything that's going to make my life hell!'"

She added that the most distressing part was when one of the sceptics taking part was possessed by a suicidal ghost: "I said during the filming that I didn't want it to continue and [asked for] the person to be moved on". I would have just asked them to be less distasteful and pretend to be possessed by something a bit nicer.

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WAKEMAN ON HIS GRUMPY FANS
Former Yes man Rick Wakeman has admitted some people now just think of him as that grumpy guy off 'Grumpy Old Men' rather than as a rock veteran. He told reporters last week: "A very nice elderly lady came up and said, 'I had no idea you played the piano. You're rather good - have you thought of making any discs?' I told her I had actually made 146, and she replied, 'Oh, have you sold them all yet?'. I thought that was lovely".

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