CMU Daily - on the inside 10 Dec 2002
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In today's CMU Daily:
• Guns ‘n’ Roses cancel rest of tour,
• Eavis warns of unofficial Glastonbury tickets,
• Liberty X booked for UN gig,
• Beckham set for Pop Idol judging,
• Bon Jovi joins President Bush jibes,
• Review : Mr Scruff – Sweet Smoke,
• Billboard winners,
• Former Capital guru consults for Magic,
• Osbournes UK airdate set,
• Beck’s band aid rendition,
• Britney takes action against alleged stalker


Cryptic Christmas songs - which festive number is this clue referring too?
“December 25th 2001”
Answer tomorrow


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 [email protected] Closing date for votes - Friday.


1 [3] Eminem - Lose Yourself (Universal/Interscope)
2 [2] Ms Dynamite - Put Him Out (Universal/Polydor)
3 [4] Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi (BMG/Arista)
4 [1] Liam Lynch - United States Of Whatever (Global Warming)
5 [NE] Foo Fighters - Times Like These (BMG/RCA)
6 [13] Death In Vegas - Scorpio Rising (BMG/Concrete)
7 [6] Missy Elliott - Work It (Warners/Elektra)
8 [7] Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows (Universal/Interscope)
9 [8] Sum 41 - Still Waiting (Universal/Mercury)
10 [5] Coldplay - The Scientist (EMI/Parlophone)
11 [20] Robbie Williams - Feel (EMI/Chrysalis)
12 [26] Pink - Family Portrait (BMG/Arista)
13 [30] Mew - She Came Home For Christmas (Sony/Epic)
14 [11] The Thrills - Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far) (Virgin)
15 [15] Ladytron - Seventeen (Invicta Hi-Fi)
16 [19] A - Something's Going On (London)
17 [22] Kinesis - Billboard Beauty (Independiente)
18 [14] Nirvana - You Know You're Right (Geffen)
19 [21] Sugababes - Stronger / Angels With Dirty Faces (Universal/Island)
20 [10] Tenacious D - Wonderboy (Sony/Epic)

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After the last minute cancellation of their Philadelphia concert on Friday night (as reported in yesterday’s Daily) Guns N' Roses have now cancelled all remaining dates on their American tour – their first tour in ten years. As yet no reason for the cancellation has been given by either promoter or record label – though Axl being ill was the reason given for the cancellation of the Philadelphia show.


Michael Eavis is warning music fans not to buy Glastonbury tickets from an unauthorised website. The Glastonbury promoter has contacted trading standards officials over a website that claims to be selling tickets for the 2003 event. Tickets aren’t due to go on sale until next March, and then only if the local council grant the festival a licence.

Writing on the festival’s official website Eavis said: "This company has absolutely no authority to sell these tickets. A licence has not yet been agreed with Mendip District Council, and companies like this can only harm the Festival's interests. As this site has no tickets there is no possibility that money you would pay over - which seems to include an exorbitant mark up - would go to the good causes that the Glastonbury Festival supports."


Liberty X have been booked to play for United Nations troops based in Bosnia over the Christmas period. In an interview with the BBC they said they were looking forward to the show, though it will mean being away from their families at Christmas.

Talking at the Australian Rumba festival they also spoke about being the Popstars runner ups unsurprisingly, with the benefit of hindsight, saying they were glad they didn’t win the show. "The winners don't get a say in what they record. We weren’t controlled by the contracts the winners had to sign and could choose our own material. We wrote nine of the songs on our album and all the b-sides to date.”


Word is Victoria Beckham will be following in Geri’s footsteps and sitting on the judging panel for the next series of Pop Idol. The role may be part of an attempt to kick start her solo career – after limited success with Virgin, Beckham now hopes to get back in the charts via her deal with Telstar.

The news was broken by Popstars judge Louis Walsh who told The Sun: "Victoria Beckham is being lined up to star as a judge on Pop Idol Two. She has seen what Geri has done on Popstars: The Rivals and thinks she could appear as a nice judge on Pop Idol. Victoria has approached producers and expressed an interest in appearing, but it's early days yet."

Producers are reported to be interested in getting Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and Nicki Chapman back to judge in series two, and Walsh himself is a favourite to appear. Ant and Dec are likely to be back as presenters.


Jon Bon Jovi is the latest rock star to lay in to President Bush, calling him George W. Lunatic. Talking to press at the Australian Rumba Festival he accused Bush of lunacy in reference to his current foreign policy in the Middle East.

Bon Jovi backed Al Gore in that last election and performed 'Livin' On A Prayer' at rallies for him.


REVIEW : Mr Scruff – Sweet Smoke (Ninja Tune)
The main 12” from Scruff’s new ‘Trouser Jazz’ album has already had heavy rotation from the likes of Pete Tong (or was Judge Jules?). With a classic funky Scruff loop, the melody is straight from a Fisher Price™ ‘my first record player’ and with the usual layers of funky synth/sample – not to mention garage/broken beats and wobbly sub-bass – this is a blinding club anthem. Andy Carthy delivers the goods again. PS: the CD single also comes as a DVD with Scruff’s own signature cartoon animation – sublime. JG
Release date: 9 Dec
Press contact: Beatwax [CP, CR], Zzonked [RP, NP], Ninja IH [RR, NR]


US music industry magazine and chart coordinators Billboard held its pre-Christmas awards in Las Vegas last night. First up, the winners:

Artist of the year: Nelly
Male artist of the year: Nelly
Female artist of the year: Ashanti
Top new pop artist of the year: Ashanti
Group/duo of the year: Creed
Album of the year: Eminem - The Eminem Show
Group/duo albums artist of the year: Creed
Hot 100 singles artist of the year: Ashanti
Hot 100 Singles male artist of the year: Nelly
Hot 100 singles group/duo of the year: Nickleback
Hot 100 single of the year: Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Hot 100 airplay single of the year: Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Top 40 track of the year: Nickelback - How You Remind Me
R&B/hip-hop artist of the year: Ashanti
R&B/hip-hop male artist of the year: Nelly
R&B/hip-hop female artist of the year: Ashanti
New R&B/hip-hop artist of the year: Ashanti
R&B/hip-hop album of the year: Eminem - The Eminem Show
R&B/hip-hop single of the year: Ashanti - Foolish
R&B/hip-hop singles artist of the year: Ashanti
R&B/hip-hop single (sales) of the year: B2K - Uh Huh
Rap artist of the year: Nelly
Rap track of the year: Nelly - Hot in Herre
Country singles artist of the year: Toby Keith
Rock artist of the year: Puddle Of Mudd
Rock track of the year: Puddle Of Mudd - Blurry
Modern rock artist of the year: Puddle Of Mudd
Modern rock track of the year: Puddle Of Mudd - Blurry
Dance/club play artist of the year: Cher
Electronic album of the year: Moby -18
Electronic albums artist of the year: Moby
Catalog artist of the year: Creed
Catalog album of the year: Creed - Human Clay
Century Award: Annie Lennox
Artist Achievement Award: Cher

Special Billboard Award: Michael Jackson (recognizing his 1982 Epic album ‘Thriller’ which spent more weeks at No. 1 (37 weeks) than any other album in the history of The Billboard 200).

After all the back slapping and award giving, at the end of the evening Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry took the stage to pay tribute to DJ Jam Master Jay performing a medley of Run DMC favourites.

"Since Jay passed, it has been so hard, but I had fun just now," Jam Master Jay's widow, Terri Mizell told reporters. "Thanks for your love and continuous support. If Jason was here, he'd be so happy."

"America, you gotta love that!," Public Enemy frontman Chuck D said as the performance ended.


Richard Park, the infamous former programme director of the Capital Radio group is joining Emap Performance as a consultant to the London division of easy pop station Magic. Park will work alongside programme director Trevor White developing music policy and presentation.

Magic MD Mark Story told reporters: “This is the first time Emap has used a radio consultant and it is testimony to Richard’s calibre that we have asked him to work with us on Magic. I am very excited about working with him again as Magic is extremely important to us and Richard will play a significant role in continuing the growth shown in the last set of Rajar figures."


MTV have set the date for the airing of the second series of The Osbournes, which debuted in the US last month. The new series will begin on MTV UK on 5 Feb at 10pm. Expect much Osbourne hype in the New Year.

Episode one of the second series includes Jack attacking unwanted fans outside the family home with a hosepipe, and Kelly preparing for her first ever live singing performance at an awards ceremony.


Britney Spears has asked for a court order against an alleged stalker. The allegations have been made against Masahiko Shizawa who Spears claims has "tracked and tried to contact" her at her home in Los Angeles, sending pictures and messages which say "I'm chasing you". Britney's legal team are asking for a 'restraining order' against the man to stop him coming within 300 metres of the star. He would also be banned from contacting her in any way.


Oh dear, and we like Beck. But in a moment of utmost cheesiness he led a live rendition of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ this weekend at the Christmas party of LA radio station KROQ. Coldplay's Chris Martin, actress Juliette Lewis, singer-song writer Jack Johnson, the Flaming Lips and (wait for it) a troupe of animal costumed friends all took part in the Band Aid rendition.


Answer to Monday's cryptic Christmas song:
"Snow White, only with bigger fruit"
Fairytale with a big apple … ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

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