CMU Daily - on the inside 3 Dec 2002
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In today's CMU Daily:
• Latest on Gallagher assault,
• More download legal rumblings,
• Billboard award nominees announced,
• Rusty Wrelease date set,
• Shadow on hardcore collaborations,
• Virgin revamp breakfast show again,
• Live Review: Cinematic Orchestra – Cargo, London 28 Nov 2002,
• Death In Vegas second favourite for Christmas number one,
• Video website launches interactive chart,
• Losing Popstar Hylton not down,
• Choice FM face sexism allegations,
• The Doors live date postponed after Copeland accident,
• Underground dance feature gets February premiere,
• Neighbours star tops Australia chart,
• Lemon Jelly confirm Spring dates

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Which pop star said: "I've never succeeded in reading book from cover to cover"?
Answer tomorrow

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WHAT'S THE BEST SINGLE AND ALBUM OF 2002
Vote now in the CMU chart of the year. Email your name, where you work / study and the name of your favourite single and album of 2002 to cmucharts@unlimitedmedia.co.uk – and look out for the chart of the year on 20 Dec.

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THIS WEEKS STUDENT RADIO CHART
1 [2] Liam Lynch - United States Of Whatever (Global Warming)
2 [7] Ms Dynamite - Put Him Out (Universal/Polydor)
3 [6] Eminem - Lose Yourself (Universal/Interscope)
4 [11] Avril Lavigne - Skater Boy (BMG/Arista)
5 [1] Coldplay - The Scientist (EMI/Parlophone)
6 [9] Missy Elliott - Work It (Warners/Elektra)
7 [4] Queens of The Stone Age - No One Knows (Universal/Interscope)
8 [3] Sum 41 - Still Waiting (Universal/Mercury)
9 [N] Jennifer Lopez - Jenny From The Block (Sony/Epic)
10 [4] Tenacious D – Wonderboy (Sony/Epic)
11 [16] The Thrills - Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far) (Virgin)
12 [15] The Music - Getaway (Virgin/Hut)
13 [N] Death In Vegas - Scorpio Rising (BMG/Concrete)
14 [5] Nirvana - You Know You're Right (Universal/Geffen)
15 [8] Ladytron - Seventeen (Invicta Hi-Fi)
16 [17] Radio 4 - Dance To The Underground (City Slang)
17 [18] Royksopop - Poor Leno (Wall Of Sound)
18 [20] The D4 - Come On (Mushroom/Infectious)
19 [10] A - Something's Going On (London)
20 [N] Robbie Williams – Feel (EMI/Chrysalis)

Compiled by and broadcast on the Student Broadcast Network (www.sbn.co.uk)

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LATEST ON GALLAGHER ASSAULT
More news is coming in about the attack on Liam Gallagher in Germany at the weekend, with German police claiming the Oasis entourage weren’t as innocent as initial reports yesterday suggested. Authorities have confirmed that three members of Oasis, including Gallagher and drummer Alan White, were taken into custody after being attacked at a disco in the Muenchner Hof hotel in Munich, and that Gallagher underwent emergency surgery after having numerous teeth knocked out.

But some eyewitnesses have disagreed with Gallagher’s claims that the assault was unprovoked. They say the trouble started when the drunken Oasis party starting pushing each other around. One member knocked into a table where five Italians were drinking, and that’s how the real trouble began. Either way it may be Gallagher who faces the charges after allegedly kicking a police officer as they tried to bring the unrest under control.

The band’s German show was cancelled after the events. Official statement: "Oasis have been forced to postpone a second show as a result of the injuries sustained by Liam on Saturday night in Munich. Tonight's show in Hamburg at the Colorline Arena has been postponed while Liam has further dental work to repair his two front teeth. The two postponed shows should be rescheduled shortly".

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MORE DOWNLOAD LEGAL RUMBLINGS
Another court hearing on the remaining download sites, including the likes of Kazaa and Grokster, took place in LA yesterday following a weekend meeting of music and film companies. The Recording Industry Association of America, the National Music Publishers Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America want these sites to face similar action to Napster – claiming that site owners should safeguard against users exchanging copyright material.

But the people behind the likes of Kazaa claim that they simply supply the software that allows users to communicate and exchange files with other people – they don’t hold a Napster style database of the files being exchanged. Therefore they cannot be made responsible if their file exchange systems are used for illegitimate purposes any more than Adobe can be held responsible if people scan copyright pictures into their computer via Photoshop.

When Napster was at its peak some industry insiders pointed out that the next generation of file sharing technology would not rely on a central database of exchanged files, and therefore would be harder to control – some felt this was a reason for finding a compromise with Napster which was, in many ways, the lesser of two evils.

But with Napster crushed through the courts the major labels are hoping for a legal victory to help overcome the latest copyright threat. US courts are yet to decide if they have a case, though a Dutch judge wasn’t convinced ruling that a company was not responsible for what people did with its software.

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BILLBOARD AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
US trade magazine Billboard has announced the nominees for its annual awards which take place in Las Vegas next week. Nelly leads the way with ten nominations, Ashanti close behind with seven. As previously reported, Cher will receive the Artist Achievement Award, while Annie Lennox will be presented with the Billboard Century Award. The awards show, to be broadcast by Fox, will be fronted by US comedian Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ and will feature performances from Justin Timberlake, Faith Hill, Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd, and a tribute to Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay.
Those nominations in full:

Female Artist of the Year: Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Lopez, Pink
Male Artist of the Year: Eminem, Ja Rule, Nelly, Usher
New Artist of the Year: Ashanti, Vanessa Carlton, Avril Lavigne, The Calling
Duo/Group of The Year: Creed, Linkin Park, Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd
Album of the Year: Creed - Weathered, Eminem - The Eminem Show, Nelly - Nellyville, Pink - M!ssundaztood
Hot 100 Single of the Year: Ashanti - Foolish, Nelly - Hot In Herre, Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland – Dilemma, Nickelback - How You Remind Me

R&B/Hip-Hop Male Artist of the Year: Eminem, Ludacris, Nelly, Usher
R&B/Hip-Hop Female Artist of the Year: Aaliyah, Ashanti, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans
R&B/Hip-Hop New Artist of the Year: Ashanti, B2K, Clipse, Tweet
R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year: Ashanti - Foolish, Musiq - Half Crazy, Nelly - Hot In Herre, Usher - U Don't Have to Call
R&B/Hip-Hop Album of the Year: Ashanti – Ashanti, Eminem - The Eminem Show, Ludacris - Word of Mouf, Nelly – Nellyville

Country Singles Artist of the Year: Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw
Country Female Artist of the Year: Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina
Country Male Artist of the Year: Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith
Country Duo/Group of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Dixie Chicks, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts
Country Single of the Year: Kenny Chesney - The Good Stuff, Steve Holy - Good Morning Beautiful, Alan Jackson – Drive, George Strait - Living and Living Well
Country Album of the Year: Garth Brooks – Scarecrow, Dixie Chicks – Home, Alan Jackson - Drive, Soundtrack - O' Brother Where Art Thou

Rock Artist of the Year: Creed, Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Staind
Rock Track of the Year: Default - Wasting My Time, Godsmack - I Stand Alone, Puddle Of Mudd – Blurry, Staind - For You
Modern Rock Artist of the Year: Hoobastank, Incubus, Puddle of Mudd, System of A Down
Modern Rock Track of the Year: Jimmy Eat World - The Middle, Linkin Park - In The End, Puddle of Mudd – Blurry, Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way

Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year: Celine Dion, Enya, Enrique Iglesias, Five for Fighting
Adult Contemporary Single of the Year: Celine Dion - A New Day Has Come, Five for Fighting – Superman, Enrique Iglesias – Hero, Matchbox Twenty - If You're Gone
Rap Artist of the Year: Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Ludacris, Nelly
Rap Track of the Year: Fat Joe Featuring Ashanti - What's Luv?, Ja Rule Featuring Ashanti - Always on Time, Nelly - Hot In Herre, Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland - Dilemma

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RUSTY WATERS RELEASE DATE SET
The first album to be completed by an artist signed to Jam Master Jay’s Hot Ta Def label will be released via Virgin Records in March 2003. Rusty Waters were the first artists signed to the label, which Jay set up to find new music talent. The duo consists of Jay's nephew Boe Skagz and his friend MDR, and the album was recorded at Jay's studio in Queens in the weeks preceding his murder.

Police are still no closer to arresting anyone in relation to the murder. Meanwhile Jay’s family have publicly dismissed media reports that it happened as a result of a drug deal gone wrong.

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SHADOW ON HARCORE COLLABORATIONS
DJ Shadow has told Australian music website Undercover about his "hardcore" contribution to the forthcoming solo album by former Rage Against The Machine vocalist Zack De La Rocha. "It’s the next thing I'm working on in the New Year, I'm producing a few songs,” Shadow explained. "I started doing demos for him a few years ago when I had time and we've settled on a few. I want to get those mixed up and his vocals settled down. As far as sound goes, it is hardcore. It is pretty hard. I would personally like to think that a lot of my music is quite hard-edged - even if it's not sonically kind of rocky. 'Walkie Talkie' is a pretty hard core song. A lot of what I have done in the past, maybe certain moments on 'Endtroducing', or certain moments on other records, is hard core."

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VIRGIN REVAMP BREAKFAST SHOW AGAIN
Virgin Radio has another presenting team for its flagship breakfast show, the fourth set of presenters in just over eighteen months. Current host Daryl Denham was catapulted to the key show just weeks after joining the station following the dramatic departure of Steve Penk (who in turn took over after the dramatic sacking of former station boss Chris Evans). Denham has struggled in the breakfast ratings war, so the station are shifting him to drivetime. Current drive presenters Pete Mitchell and Geoff Lloyd will get the breakfast shift.

Talking about the changes programme controller Paul Jackson told the Media Guardian: "As with any team, you are always trying to find the perfect formation and this move offers the listener something a bit different. Drivetime seems to be the perfect home for Daryl's style of show and Pete and Geoff have gone from strength to strength across the last year."

Denham himself, publicly at least, supported the move, saying: "I see this as a great opportunity to tackle something new and also get a lie in... I leave breakfast in safe hands with Pete and Geoff and am thrilled to be continuing at the best radio station in the land."

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LIVE REVIEW: Cinematic Orchestra – Cargo, London 28 Nov 2002
Jason Swinscoe collected his ensemble together for one last 2002 show – and what a show. The place was absolutely packed, by the time they came on and when they did the cheer was nearly deafening. On the album, tracks like ‘Everyday’ and ‘Man With a Movie Camera’ are moving and deep soundtracks, and live they grow from mellow and svelte background music to energetic drum driven cahse-music; the drums going double-time, PC’s (DJ Food) scratching twists and warps through layers of echo and filter, and the solos becoming ever more frenetic. The music was so intense; you could see the soul bleeding from everybody’s ears as they blew horns, hammered keys and twisted knobs. It has been a fantastic year for Swinscoe and his orchestra, with the ecstatic reception of the press and public alike to his ‘Everyday’ LP that featured the likes of Roots Manuva and Jazz legend Fontella Bass – and the live show proves the heart and soul that has gone into this musical masterpiece. We look forward to more.

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DEATH IN VEGAS SECOND FAVOURITE FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE
No surprises that the Popstars boy band One True Voice are red-hot favourites to be Christmas number one with their cover of the Bee Gee’s ‘Sacred Trust’ – latest odds are 4/6. But the good news is Death in Vegas’ ‘Scorpio Rising’, which features Liam Gallagher on vocals, is second favourite to be the best selling single in Christmas week, pushing the Popstars girl group Girls Aloud into third place.

William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe told reporters: "The race to be Christmas Number One is usually looking wide open at the beginning of December. But this year it looks all over bar the singing, with almost every chart expert tipping One True Voice as a certainty. I cannot remember there ever being an odds-on favourite at this stage of proceedings before.''

Though a Popstars victory is almost inevitable, perhaps we should all buy copies of Death in Vegas’ excellent single in the Christmas chart return week and see if we can turn things round.

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VIDEO WEBSITE LAUNCHES INTERACTIVE CHART
Music video website Video-C is launching an interactive video chart show. The site, where labels can showcase videos for up coming single releases, is encouraging users to vote for their favourite current videos, and will compile a regular top ten which will be ‘webcast’ on the site. Video C, which provides a library of music videos to view online, has formed partnerships with a number of broadband internet suppliers and hopes to become a flagship music site as broadband internet grows. You can check the site at www.video-c.co.uk. Press info from Press Counsel on 020 7792-9400

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LOSING POPSTAR HYLTON NOT DOWN
Javine Hylton, who was voted out of the Popstars girl group on Saturday despite being the strongest contender, says missing out on the final vote may be “a blessing in disguise." Talking to The Mirror yesterday she said: "I think people are expecting me to be really, really down, but I'm not. I'm going to work hard and I can do whatever I want to musically and look the way I want to look". Bets on for which of the reality TV stars of the weekend gets signed quicker – Javine or Mark Owen.

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CHOICE FM FACE SEXISM ALLEGATIONS
Managers and DJs at leading black music station Choice FM were accused of repeated sexual harassment at an employment tribunal hearing yesterday. The accusations came from Wendy Browne-Osibo who claims she was forced to resign from her job as production assistant at the station after sustained sexual harassment. Allegations include that she was subjected to groping, sexual images and sexist comments while working at the station, that male colleagues refused to let her take down a picture of the rear view of a naked woman, that she had to bring a formal complaint against garage DJ CK Flash and journalist Andre Morgan for groping her bottom, and that her complaints were handled very badly.

The station is contesting all charges. Their lawyer said that pictures of naked women - such as a naked woman poster on the office wall - were a common part of the hip-hop and garage music culture. Other allegations were denied.
The case continues…

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THE DOORS LIVE DATE POSTPONED AFTER COPELAND ACCIDENT
Stewart Copeland, former The Police drummer and part of the new line up for the The Doors, fractured his arm this weekend in a bicycle accident. As a result this week’s debut show for The Doors in Las Vegas has been pushed back to 19 Jan. Copeland was only added to the The Doors line up a few weeks ago when it was confirmed original member John Densmore was not fit enough to perform on regular basis. Original members Ray Manzerek and Robbie Krieger appear alongside new vocalist, Cult singer Ian Astbury. The band have recorded a new album due for release next year, their first album since the 1970 ‘LA Women’, the last album recorded before Jim Morrison’s death.

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UNDERGROUND DANCE FEATURE GETS FEBRUARY PREMIERE
A new feature film documentary tracking the growth of the UK underground dance scene, and its influence around the world, will get a February premier in London. The official blurb: “Most film documents of this movement have fallen short of its true story and impact to the world, providing us with a glossed over account of the time. Opting for a more personal and candid approach, Maestro shows the true history of its individuals. Tracing the underground's dance origin, Maestro brings out a true, candid and tragic understanding of this intense lifestyle, and the lives they lived and died for. It is far from mere nostalgia, this film is like the music and experiences it chronicles.”

Directed by Josell Ramos. ‘Maestro’ centres on DJ Larry Levan, a lesser known pioneer in the scene, normally overlooked because of his early death and lack of recorded legacy. Numerous others will also appear including: Danny Tenaglia, Frankie Knuckles, Francois K, Little Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Kenny Carpenter, Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell, Derrick May, Sven Vath, Ralf, Ko Kimura, Alan Thompson, Mr Mike and Mark Oliver.

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NEIGHBOURS STAR TOPS AUSTRALIA CHART
Neighbours actress Delta Goodrem, who plays Nina Tucker in the show, is likely to be the next soap star to hit the UK pop world. She has just got a number one in Australia with her debut single ‘Born To Try’, which got extra exposure when she sang the song in an episode of Neighbours in October.

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LEMON JELLY CONFIRM SPRING DATES
The truly superb Lemon Jelly have confirmed a series of live dates for the New Year, set to follow the release of next single ‘Nice Weather for Ducks’. Make sure you check them out if you can:

24 Feb: Cambridge Junction
25 Feb: Birmingham Academy
26 Feb: Brighton Concord 2
28 Feb: Manchester Academy
1 Mar: Glasgow QMU
2 Mar: Edinburgh Queens Hall
4 Mar: Bristol Academy
7 Mar: London Forum

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Answer to Monday's pop quiz:
What nine words make up Brian Eno's full name?
Brian Peter George St Baptiste De La Salle Eno

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