Amy Winehouse is facing legal action after pulling out of a concert in Paris hours before she was due to headline it.
The troubled singer failed to show up at the Rock En Seine festival in Paris after she was taken ill at her house in London and was unable to travel to France.
A statement posted on the festival website said organisers had decided to start legal proceedings against her because of the circumstances of her cancellation.
The statement said: "We were told by (Winehouse's) agent at 8pm that she would not be there, and we were forced to cancel the performance. We have still not been given any explanation of the exact reasons for her absence."
Organisers said the singer's musicians had arrived on Thursday and rehearsed the show on Friday morning.
Winehouse had been due to arrive at the venue - the Saint Cloud park just outside Paris - to top a bill that included the Raconteurs, The Streets and Kate Nash.
The statement continued: "We are very sorry about this situation and share the disappointment of the festival-goers."
Winehouse's spokesman declined to comment on the threat of legal action.
He said: "Amy Winehouse is currently at home recovering. The illness is nothing serious, nothing that some time in bed and not singing won't cure."
Her next performance is on September 6 when she is due to headline the Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight. Her spokesman confirmed that she would still be honouring this commitment.
The Zutons frontman Dave McCabe has denied claims that he snubbed Mark Ronson when they met for the first time.
McCabe was finally given the chance to get to know Ronson at Glastonbury in June. Though Mark had recorded a cover of the band's track 'Valerie' with Amy Winehouse, they had previously had little contact with each other.
"Apparently, I'd come across him once before - but I was drunk so I don't really remember it," Dave told the Daily Star. "The thing is, I think Ronson sometimes says things to make them sound more exciting. He told someone that the first time he tried to speak to me I walked away. That's not true."
Next month The Zutons will release 'What's Your Problem', the second single from their You Can Do Anything album.
McCabe added: "It's one of our favourite tracks on the album but I don't think you'll see Ronson covering it - I think 'Valerie' was a one-off."
YESTERDAY DOCTOR DRE BURRIED HIS SON. OUR RESPECTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.
APPARENTLY THE PRIME MINISTER WAS NEARLY GUNNED DOWN BY MILITIA MEN IN KABUL.
THE ALARM WAS SOUNDED FOR HIM NOT TO BOARD ANY HELICOPTERS AS TWO GUN MEN WERE SPOTTED ON A ROOFTOP NEARBY AWAITTING HIS CRAFT TO TAKE FLIGHT SO THE COULD SHOOT IT DOWN. [BIT OF EXCITEMENT FOR OLD MR BROWN.]
THIS IS THE BLACK KIDS: LOOK OUT FOR THEM, THEY'RE HOT.
COMING OF AGE: [MOTOWN 25] AND DIDN'T HE SHOW THEM THE MAN HE'D BECOME. HOW COULD WE FORGET THIS GUYS BIRTHDAY. 50 YEARS OLD YESTERDAY AND STILL GOING
A YOUNG AND AMBITIOUS MIKE
THE FIRST TELEVISED MOONWALK
KANYE, WEEZY, T.I. & JAY Z
I KNOW WE'RE MEANT TO COVER UK URBAN MOSTLY, BUT ISN'T THIS SAMPLE UK'S M.I.A.: SWAGGER LIKE US [KANYE, WEEZY, T.I. & JAY Z]
FRENCHY FRENCH MONTANA FEAT UNKLE MURDA: YOU KNOW WERE YOU HEARD IT FIRST... .ASK SUMBODY.
Winehouse recovering after gig skip
Amy Winehouse is recovering at home after she pulled out of a concert in Paris hours before she was booked to peform.
The troubled singer did not attend the Rock En Seine festival in Paris after she was taken ill at her house in London on Friday night and was unable to travel to France.
Her spokesman said: "Amy Winehouse was regrettably unable to perform at the Rock En Seine show in Paris, Friday August 29, due to illness.
"She was taken ill at her house and wasn't able to travel to France for the concert."
She was due to headline at the three-day festival, where the lineup included the Raconteurs, The Streets and Kate Nash.
A spokesman for the singer said that she did not require hospital treatment and a spokesman for the London Ambulance Service confirmed that they did not attend her address.
The singer was due to fly from London on Friday for the appearance later that night.
Her next commitment is on September 6 when she is due to headline the Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight.
Her spokesman said he had no indication that she would not be well enough to perform next weekend.
Last month Winehouse collapsed at home and had to be taken to hospital after a reaction to medication.
R+B singer John Legend is thrilled that his protegee Estelle has cracked the US with her hit song American Boy.
The singer was dumped by V2 Records after her first single 1980 failed to make the UK chart's top ten in 2004.
But Estelle was soon noticed by Legend, who promptly signed her to his own Homeschool record label shortly after her departure from V2.
And Legend is delighted that the star has enjoyed so much success with her hit track, which reached number one in the UK and rocketed to number 11 in the US Billboard Hot 100 after its release in March.
He says, "There has been a lot of talk about who is coming over from the UK. I am very, very proud of Estelle. American Boy is the song of the summer.
"I think this album is more sophisticated than her first. The writing, production and her confidence has grown too. Overall she is a better artist."
Mark Ronson has been added to the first East Village Radio Festival, taking place September 6 in New York City.
The festival, which will be hosted by KRS-One will feature performances by Boris, Flying Lotus, High Places, Devin the Dude, Awesome Color, Vivian Girls, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and Ólöf Arnalds, as well as John Oliver of The Daily Show.
Ronson is a longtime DJ at the station, and continues to fulfill his weekly slot when his schedule allows.
The festival is being staged to celebrate East Village Radio’s fifth anniversary, and will kick off at 1pm at Pier 17 at South Street Seaport.
Also set to take place at the site is visual imagery compiled by Anthology Film Archives, screening works from its collection of avant-garde filmmakers in a space called ‘On-the-Side” @ Seaport’.
The radio station is located on First Avenue in New York, with DJs working their shifts in a small storefront. Owned by the man behind East Village restaurants Lil’ Frankies, Frank, and Supper, the catering at the festival will be provided by sister company Frank Caters who will offer a menu of special grilled items along with other dishes chosen solely for the festival.
A shuttle bus will run from the station to the festival from 12.30pm to 7pm on the day.
RACISM, VIOLENCE, AND IGNORANCE ARE NEVER WAYS TO PROMOTE A COMPANY OR BUSINESS. LATELY WE'VE BEEN TAKING A LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF ADVERTISEMENT AND HOW IT CAN GO TERRIBLY WRONG. TAKE A LOOK:
NAOMI'S BOYFREIND BUYS HER A 10 MILLION PAD. [ SOMEONE'S EITHER PUSSY WHIPPED OR SUPER RICH WITHOUT A CARE.]
THIS IS CHINA'S IDEA OF MARKETING. VERY AMUSING, BLACKY TOOTHPASTE: "HAVE TEETH AS WHITE AS BLACKY"
THIS IS TIM WESTWOOD AND THIS WAS THE MOMENT HE WAS BOOED LIVE AT THE MOBO AWARDS. HE WAS RECEIVED WITH A DISTASTE NOT BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T LIKE HIM OR BECAUSE HE HAS NO CHARACTER, BUT RATHER BECAUSE HE WAS SEEN TO BE MORE INTERESTED WITH THE AMERICAN ARTISTS THAN THE BRITISH.
SINCE THEN TIM WESTWOOD HAS HELPED MANY YOUNG BRITISH ARTISTS IN THEIR QUEST FOR SUCCESS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE WORLD.IF TRUTH BE TOLD IF IT WASN'T FOR THE LIKES OF TIM WESTWOOD IT'S SAFE TO SAY MANY YOUNG MEN WOULD NOT BE DOING URBAN MUSIC IN GREAT BRITAIN. HE BROUGHT THE DREAM CLOSER TO REALITY BY BRINGING VARIOUS ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE POND TO THE UK TO BE INTERVIEWED LIVE ON AIR AND TO PERFORM IN BRITISH CLUBS.
TODAY WESTWOOD, RAWINKORPZ SALUTES YOU. YOU ARE TRUELY INSPIRATIONAL TO ALL WHOM WISH FOR SUCCESS IN THIS FIELD CALLED MUSIC.
THIS IS THE JUMP OFF: LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM'S NUMBER ONE HIPHOP EVENT. LOOK IT UP, CHECK IT OUT, GET DOWN THERE.
THIS IS SARAH CARMEN. IF YOU MET HER AND MADE LOVE AND WONDERED WHY SHE WAS HAVING MULTIPLE ORGASMS, DON'T GIVE YASELF TOO MUCH CREDIT. SHE HAS A RARE DISORDER [WHICH SOME MEN HAVE EXPERIENCED WITH WEMEN REGULARLY] THAT MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR HER TO HAVE UP TO 200 ORGASMS A DAY. SHE COULD ORGASM FROM A SIMPLE CONVERSATION. [SORRY TO ALL THOSE EX'S THAT THOUGHT DIFFERENT.]
THIS IS JADE GOODY [OF REAITY TV FAME] SHE HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. HANG IN THERE GIRL, YOU'LL BE ALRIGHT
WELCOME HOME GREAT BRITAIN. WELL DONE. OUR BEST FOR 100 YEARS [WELL THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID ANYWAY.]
THIS IS A £1.5 MILLION GOLD SCULPTURE OF KATE MOSS. [WHY WOULD YOU BUY THAT?]
IF YOU THOUGHT LONDON WAS ALL THAT MATTERED, THINK AGAIN: NIA JAI-THROW YA MS UP [NIA JAI, WRIGLEY, SHIFTY, LIQUID AND CO SHOW US HOW IT'S DONE.]
THIS IS GOLDIE LOCKS: ONE OF GRIME/ ELECTROS PRINCESS. SHE HAS PERFORMED AT VARIOUS VENUES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. [KEEP YA EYES PEELED.]
THIS IS EXAMPLE WITH ME AND MANDY: HE IS PART OF "THE BEATS" WHICH IS A SUBSIDARY SONY IMPRINT WHICH IS OWNED BY MIKE SKINNER. WITH THE LIKES OF ASHER ROTH, COMMON, TALIB KWELI, AND MOS DEF, THIS TYPE OF LAID BACK RAP IS REALLY STARTING TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE.
George Michael to release Christmas single
George Michael has announced that he will release a Christmas single this year.
The popstar made the revelation during the first of his Final Two concerts on Sunday night.
The track will be released alongside a cover of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good', which he recorded for US TV show Eli Stone earlier this year. It will be available from Christmas Day.
Michael played the second of his two gigs at Earls Court last night and will perform one final concert in Copenhagen on Saturday.
The Final Two shows were the culmination of his two-year 25 Live world tour and mark the end of his touring career.
Pink Floyd were presented with the 2008 Polar Music Prize by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony at the Swedish capitol today (August 26).
The rock legends were honoured with the country's biggest music prize for their contribution to popular music, alongside American soprano Renee Fleming, who also received the award at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters and Nick Mason were on hand to receive the award, and said that their band members David Gilmour and Richard Wright were sorry they could not attend.
When accepting the honour, Waters recognised his 96-year old mother. "If there is any humanity and empathy in my work, which I think there is, I would rather owe it to her," he said.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said the British rock band has made "a monumental contribution...and captured the mood and spirit of a whole generation in their reflections and attitudes," reports the Associated Press.
The winners each received a standing ovation and a prize worth $157,700
THIS IS HIP-HOP's 20 BIGGEST EARNERS OF 2008 ACCORDING TO FORBES. THE CASH COUNT INCLUDED IS AFTER TAX.
1/ 50 CENT: £76,000,000.
2/ JAY Z: £42,000,000.
3/ P DIDDY: £18,500,000.
4/ KANYE WEST: £16,000,000.
5/ TIMBERLAND: £12,000,000. WITH A STRING OF NUMBER ONE SONGS PRODUCED BY TIMBERLAND AND A STRING OF LIVE TOUR DATES WHICH SELL OUT QUICKER THAN MADONNA GETS BORED. THIS GUYS AT NUMBER FIVE.
6/ PHARREL: £11,000,000. PHARRELL WILLIAMS MAKES IT LOOK SO EASY, WITH HIS ICE CREAM TRAINERS BRAND, SKATEBOARD TEAM, TOUR DATES ETC, THE MONEY JUST KEEPS POURING IN.
7/ SWISS BEATS: £9,500,000. THIS GUY IS THE BEHIND THE SCENES MOGUL WHOM HAS HAD HIS FAIR SHARE OF GLORY[SWISS BEATS.] IS ON FIRE. HE'S EVEN STARTED SINGING OVER HIS OWN PRODUCED MUSIC.
8/ SNOOP: £9,000,000. THE DOGGY DOG FATHER HAS AGAIN RACKED UP ALOT OF DOE, WITH THE LIKES OF ENDORSEMENT DEALS AND A NEW CLOTHING LINE, THIS GUY'LL BE AROUND FOR A LONG TIME.
9/ DOCTOR DRE: £8,500,000. DOCTOR DRE THE GODFATHER OF GANGSTER RAP JUST SITS BACK AND GAINS INCOME FROM ROYALTIES, SIGNEEES, AND A NEW HEADPHONES ENDORSEMENT DEAL.
10/ LUDACRIS: £8,000,000. LUDACRIS IS ANOTHER ROYALTY EATTER. AS HE DID USED TO WORK AT A RADIO STATION HE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW THE P.R.S. GAME WORKS. NOT TO MENTION THE FILMS COMING OUT.
11/ T.I: £7,500,000. T.I. IS KILLING IT WITH FILMS, RECORD SALES, TOUR DATES, CLOTHING, HE'S STICKING TO HIS GUNS WHEN IT COMES TO SUCCSESS.
12/ WEEZY: £7,500,000. WEEZY THE LIL WAYNE YOUNG MULLAH HOMMIE. SOLD A MILLI, A MILLION IN ONE WEEK.[ NUFF SAID.]
13/ EMINEM: £7,000,000. EMINEM IS MAKING FILMS, MAKING MONEY OFF SIGNEES, HIS OWN CLOTHING BRAND, NOT TO MENTION HIS RECORD SALES. ELVIS IN THE MAKING.
14/ COMMON: £7,000,000. WELL NO ONE SAW THIS ONE COMING. A MAJOR FIGURE IN TODAYS ALTERNATIVE URBAN, R&B, AT ONE POINT HE OUT SOLD EVERY RAPPER THIS YEAR. WELL DESERVED SENSE.
15/ AKON: £7,000,000. AKON REALLY HAS SO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE. DIAMOND MINES, CLOTHING LINES, RECORD SALES, AND TOURS OUT THE ASS. THIS GUY AINT STOPPING FOR NO MAN, WOMAN, OR A BABY.
16/ JERMAINE DUPRI: £6,500,000. JERMAIN DUPRI REALLY IS A DARK HORSE [PONY.] PRESIDENT AT THE ISLAND, DEF JAM, BEING IN COMMAND OF, SALES, TOURS, MERCHANDISE, ENDORSEMENTS, THE LOT.
17/ LIL JON: £6,500,000. LIL JON PIMPS HIMSELF STRAIGHT IN AT 17. THE CRUNK KING REALLY IS DOIN HIS TING. YAAAAYAH.
18/ OUTCAST: £6,000,000. OUTKAST FILMS, RECORD SALES, AND SAVVY ENDORSEMENTS HAVE TURNED THEMSELVES INTO MOGUL LIKE GWAP GETTERS.
19/ CHAMILLIONAIRE: £6,000,000. CHAMILLIONAIRE'S MAKING LIDGIYIMATE MONEY INSTEAD OF RIDDING DIRTY AND WE'VE GOT TO TAKE OUR HATS OFF TO HIM.
20/ THE GAME: £6,000,000. GAMES PAIN CAN'T BE ALL THAT PAINFULL, I MEAN HE'S FORBES CERTIFIED UNLIKE THE OTHER G UNIT COHORTS. KEEP GETTIN IT BLOOD.
A MESSAGE TO THE U.K. SCENE: WE ARE NOT WERE THESE AMERICAN ARTISTS ARE FINANCIALLY FOR ONE REASON. NOT BECAUSE AMERICA IS A BIGGER COUNTRY WITH MORE OPPOTUNITY, BUT BECAUSE THEIR ARTISTS HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF D.I. Y. GOOD MUSIC WITH A HEALTHY BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE. FROM MOTOWN TO DEF JAM, BAD BOY TO G UNIT, DEATHROW TO ROCKEFELLA. THIS BEAUTIFULL MUSIC PHENOMENON IS POSSIBLE ON THESE SHOARS. WE'VE GOT TO WANT IT AND ACT UPON IT ACCORDINGLY. I SALUTE OUR COUSINS ACROSS THE POND AND POSE A QUESTION TO US ALL IN THE U.K: CAN WE DO THE SAME?
DR. DRE'S SON
WE PAY OUR RESPECTS TO DOCTOR DRE'S SON WHOM HAS BEEN PRONOUNCED DEAD. HE WAS FOUND MYSTERIOUSLY DEAD AT THEIR CALIFORNIAN FAMILY HOME. RAWINKORPZ'S CONDOLENCES ARE IN ORDER.
AIYA NAPPA HAS HAD IT'S FAIR SHARE OF TROUBLE THIS SUMMER: ALLEGEDLY MEGA MAN [OF SO SOLID FAME] IS A RESPECTED PROMOTER IN THE GEEK ISLAND.
MEGA MAN HAD BOOKED GIGGS [OF SN1 FAME.] TO PERFORM AT A CLUB ON THE ISLAND. RATHER THAN GO TO THE CLUB MEGA MAN HAD BOOKED GIGGS AT, GIGGS WENT SOMEWHERE ELSE FIRST TO PERFORM.
WHEN GIGGS FINALLY TURNED UP AT THE CLUB HE WAS ORIGINALY BOOKED AT BY MEGA MAN, MEGA MAN WAS SO UPSET HE DEMANDED GIGGS REMAINED OUTSIDE. GIGGS AND CO DECLINED THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT, WHICH FOR A WHILE CAUSED TEMPERS TO FLARE. THE SITUATION WAS QUICKLY RESOLVED AND BOTH PARTIES CONDUCTED BUSINESS AS USUAL. [I.E GIGGS PERFOMED AT THE CLUB.]
THIS IS ASHER D: SUPPOSEDELY ABOUT TO REUNITE WITH OLD BAND MATES [SO SOLID] ROMEO, HARVEY, AND MEGA MAN TO START A NEW BAND. THIS STYLE IS WICKED YOU KNOW.
OUR MOLES TELL US AT RAWINKORPZ.COM CEROSE [OF P.D.C.] IS TOURING IN AMERICA AND HAS A POSSIBLE RECORD DEAL PENDING. OTRE OTRE... LET EM KNOW WHAT IS BLOOD. DO YA THANG THANG HOMIE...
Video from Ironik 'I Wanna Be Your Man'. Released on digital download 15th September and in all stores Nationwide 22nd September. Taken from his forthcoming album 'No Point In Wasting Tears' availiable to preorder now from Play.com.
Pop group Girls Aloud are to recruit a new member as part of a new reality show, according to reports.
The hit girl band was formed in 2002 as part of TV talent show Popstars: The Rivals.
And now the Biology hitmakers look set to return to the reality show roots with their own series - dedicated to finding a new singer, who will join the group for a special one-off gig.
A source tells British newspaper the Sunday Mirror, "The girls have never forgotten that reality TV gave them their first break. Now they want to give someone else the chance. The winner will get to perform with the group on stage during a one-off concert but the girls hope they'll be able to discover a hidden talent who could join the band as a fully paid-up member. It makes sense for them to look for someone who can stand in if one of them can't make a show."
Peter Kay has recruited Take That's Gary Barlow to join him on a Christmas novelty single, according to a report.
The track will be tied in with Kay's new comedy show Britain's Got The Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly On Ice, which spoofs reality TV shows.
"Peter and Gary have already put pen to paper. They are good friends and think it would be a laugh to do it," a source told The Sun. "They are both such popular guys and will be strong contenders in the running for the Christmas No1."
Britain's Got The Pop Factor... will launch on Channel 4 in October. Kay plays a variety of characters in the programme, including talent show contestant Geraldine McQueen.
THIS IS THE 7/7 FILM THAT IS ABOUT TO BE SCREENED. [THERE'S ALOT OF CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING THIS FILM.]
THIS IS THE NEW BIGGIE SMALLS FILM SET FOR RELEASE NEXT YEAR.
RUSSIANS IDEA OF PEACE
THIS IS THE RUSSIANS IDEA OF PEACE: WHEN IS PEACE RELLY PEACE? HOW DOES NATO OR THE EU BENEFIT THESE WARRING FRACTIONS? HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE HAVE TO SUFFER IN ORDER FOR DICTATORSHIP TO RULE? WHO'S SIDE ARE WE REALLY ON?
Sporty Spice Expecting Baby
Spice Girl Melanie C has revealed that she is expecting her first child with property developer boyfriend of six years Thomas Starr.
The news was announced on the ex-Spice Girl's website, where she told fans the news: "Some happy news. Well, I can now announce that Tom and I are expecting a baby and we are very happy."
The 34 year old singer, is the last member of the 'Spice Girls' to have a baby, following in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham, Melanie Bown, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton.
The Ting Tings packed out the NME/Radio 1 Stage as they made their Reading Festival debut this afternoon (August 23).
The Salford duo proved the biggest draw in the tent so far today, with scores of fans clamouring on the edge of the tent, attempting to get in.
Those who did get in were treated to an impressive gymnastics show, as the band brought on four acrobats to accompany them on stage at the end of the show.
Members of Mystery Jets, who played in the tent before the band, watched from the side of the stage, as did The Cribs' Ross Jarman and BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq.
Near the start of the set 'Great DJ' earned the band a huge cheer as the crowd recognised the song's distinctive bleep pulse sounds.
The set was almost seemingly scuppered though as, during 'Shut Up And Let Me Go', the song made famous by appearing on a recent Apple iPod advert, the sound suddenly cut out, prompting loud boos from the audience.
However, a roadie scampered on stage and fixed the problem quickly, inducing huge cheers. Halfway through the song the duo paused and stood motionless as the crowd cheered more, before completing the song.
The band ended their set with recent Number One single 'That's Not My Name'. As the pair played the song four gymnasts arrived on stage and performed a series of hugely impressive tricks and flips using two scipping ropes, providing an impressive visual show to accompany the singalong.
The Ting Tings played:
'Keep Your Head'
'We Started Nothing'
'Be The One'
'Shut Up And Let Me Go'
'That's Not My Name'
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Paedophile singer Gary Glitter will have to sign the sex offenders register after a judge agreed to an application for a notification order made by police.
A solicitor for the former 70s glam rock star had argued that his conviction for abusing two young girls in Vietnam was "a travesty of justice" and the court should give him time to consider opposing it.
But district judge David Simpson, sitting at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in west London, just hours after Glitter arrived back in Britain, said that the star had "demonstrated his desire to avoid the jurisdiction of this court" and ordered that he sign on as a sex offender within three days.
Outside court Glitter's solicitor David Corker said the 64-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was "pleased to be back in the UK".
Glitter did not attend the 10-minute hearing in person after he touched down at Heathrow Airport on a flight from Thailand. He had been released from jail in Vietnam on Tuesday after serving most of a three-year sentence for sex crimes involving two young girls aged 10 and 11.
Glitter met his solicitor after going through immigration checks at Terminal 3. He had then been expected to be taken by police to the court at Uxbridge but didn't turn up and left Mr Corker to represent him at the hearing.
Rajeev Shetty, a solicitor representing the Metropolitan Police, told the court that the force were applying for a notification order that would require Glitter to register as a sex offender under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
He said that the conditions that needed to be satisfied were that Glitter had been convicted of a relevant offence in a country outside the UK and that the offence took place after September 1997.
He added that a sentence of three years in prison had the offence been committed in this country would have required him to sign the sex offenders register for life.
Mr Corker told the court that he had only been able to spend an hour with his client and asked for an interim order of six weeks to be served to give him time to prepare his client's answer to the police application.
When football hooliganism was at it's height: Cass Pendant ran the West Ham Firm... ask somebody if you're going to the cinema in the near future, consider this film: Cass.
This film coming soon: Righteous Kill [Al Pacino/Robert De Niro/50 Cent].
This Gal gets more profile views than Jay Z: M.I.A's on Fire! Don't sleep on this one...
DJ Ironik: I know you've heard this one...
BLACK THE RIPPER
Jack the, Black The Ripper: Hot Bwoy Spesh!
Double S featuring Chipmunk and Anisa: This girl's got a pair of lungs on her...
Double S: Reppin it from day. I'd be sleeping if I didn't put this one up...
P-Money, Blacks & Mega Montana freestyle on 1Xtra. This is gangsta grime! [Westwoooood~!]
This is the Mayhem DVD constructed by Darker The West End street promoter. When you see him don't be scared to run up on him and copp the Mayhem DVD.
This is No.Lay: If you don't know get to grow in knowledge. No Lay Lay this da bum ting seen. Yeah don't delay...
Goodfellas: [Mega Man SoulSolid endorsed so you know it's heavy] I love the reppin UK ting.
This is Mazzaratti Fox of G Unit fame. Real gangsta. Shhh, don't forget where you first saw him... sho sho...
Leona Lewis: Get em girl, they love ya. Leona Lewis on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Yep yep yep.
Joss Stone merking America: This is the official British Invasion...
This is Tiny Tempah: Hot Boy Express... are you nuts, blud?! This ting here's shower.
Estellar Ents on the David Letterman show... yeah yeah do ya thing baby gal, we love ya!
Well so far so good. We are doing it this Olympics, Great Britain! More than 16 gold medals already and 33 medals in total so far!
Guess who's back? Lock ya kids up and get ya tasers out... yeah it's old paedeo, Gaz Glitta, once a weirdo... leader of the gang [of pedeophilia].
This is Asher Roth [could this be the new Eminem?]
BBC RADIO 1
BBC Radio 1 Revamps Evening Schedule
BBC Radio 1 has just announced a series of changes to the station’s evening schedule. The moves see brand new talent to Radio 1, Kissy Sell Out and Kutski promoted to their own regular shows and 1Xtra’s MistaJam joining the station, in addition to his 1Xtra show. The new schedule will come into effect in October.
The headlines in full are:
- Kissy Sell Out (“jump up rock n rave”) to host Thursday nights midnight-2am
- Kutski (“hard dance and hardcore”) to host Friday nights1am-3am. Judge Jules will move to the 11pm-1am slot on Friday nights.
- MistaJam to host the new 1Xtra Mixtape show Saturday nights 3am-5am, shining a light on a wide range of black music genres
- Heidi Van den Amstel (“techno”) and Jaymo & Andy George (“electro mash up”) join the rotating In New DJs We Trust line up (Thursday night 2am-4am).
In further news, Tim Westwood’s Saturday show will be extended by one hour (9pm-1am) and include reggae dancehall DJ Goldfinger.
Dave Pearce and Eddie Halliwell will leave the station in October. Dave has been with Radio 1 since 1995 and Eddie since 2006. Both Dave and Eddie will continue with their successful international club careers.
Kissy Sell Out said, “I've been teased most of my life for dressing differently and listening to strange records so when I was first signed by Radio 1 for a monthly slot I decided that I would work as hard as I could to transform those precious two hours into my own personal magical mystery tour of alternative dance music, a seamlessly mixed adventure to celebrate eclecticism, and where the music wasn't exclusively new or old, signed or unsigned but just good and daring to be different. Now I have been offered a more regular slot on the station I've listened to ever since I was a tot, I feel hugely privileged to be part of such a prestigious team and grateful to Radio 1 for having faith in me. It still seems crazy to me that a misfit musician like me who you would be more likely to catch moshing on the front row of an indie gig would get such a massive opportunity, but I promise to keep doing the best job I can and always going that extra yard to make each show better than the last one!”
Kutski said, “Being part of The Residency show and In New DJs We Trust has been amazing, and something I’d never had dreamed of, so to now have my own weekly show at such a prestigious time slot really is mind blowing!! That being said, I feel the music I will cover on the show warrants this new exposure, and is yet another example Radio 1's commitment to cutting edge music. It's an honour to be chosen as the person to represent the scene and I'm really excited about bringing the music to the people that live for it, as well as educating, entertaining and winning over people that are not so familiar with harder dance music!!!"
MistaJam said, “It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to work at the main radio station that I’ve grown up listening to! In today’s climate of the likes of Estelle, Dizzee Rascal and Wiley taking over the national charts I look forward to representing what I do on my daily 1Xtra show and bringing the heaviest and freshest in black music to Radio 1 on a Saturday night. Each week I will be in the mix for an hour with some of the biggest tunes from my 1Xtra show, we’ll feature an hour long guest mix from some of the black music scenes current hottest deejays which will aim to do for black music deejays what the Essential Mix has done and continues to do for dance deejays. Occasionally we’ll throw in a classic old school mixtape for good measure but overall it will be the biggest urban mix-CD not available to buy in any shops!”
Jaymo & Andy George said, "We're totally blown away about getting the show! We spend all our time making, looking for and listening to new music. Now we have the perfect way to share the best bits with the world via Radio 1! It doesn't get any better that this!!"
Heidi Van den Amstel said, “I’m extremely happy and excited to be joining the Radio 1 team. This is an amazing opportunity and I hope the listeners will enjoy my selection of music as much as I do. Being able to bridge the gap between great music and people who deserve to hear it makes me a very happy woman. Thank you so much”
Eddie Halliwell said, “With these new changes, I have decided to take this opportunity to move on from my weekly commitment at Radio 1, allowing me time to work on other projects that have been put on hold due to my current schedule. I'd like to thank everyone for my time here at the station and it has been a pleasure working with everyone. Fire It Up!”
Dave Pearce said, “It's been an incredible 13 years at Radio 1, of all the shows I've presented Dance Anthems is the one I'm most proud of creating and I am delighted that even in our recent late night slot we increased audience. It's time to move on but I have some exciting new radio projects to come. I would like to thank the teams who have worked with me over the years for making it such fun."
Ben Cooper, Head of Programmes Radio 1 said, “Radio 1 is here to champion the very best in new music and new DJ talent and I believe that these schedule changes mean we can continue to do this even more effectively. Kissy, Kutski and MistaJam are DJs who are completely passionate about the music they play and the audience they play to. I'm really happy that they will now all have their own regular shows. Our newest recruits Heidi Van den Amstel, Jaymo and Andy George are a fantastic addition to the In New DJs We Trust line-up. I'd also like to thank both Dave and Eddie for their commitment to Radio 1 and wish them all the very best for the future"
- Kutski and Kissy Sell Out are promoted from the In New DJs We Trust show. The show champions the most important new dance music genres, whilst also giving emerging talent their first chance to broadcast on national radio. Nerm and D-Code and Dave Spoon continue in this slot.
- MistaJam presents his show on 1Xtra Monday-Friday 7pm-10pm
- Jaymo & Andy George were spotted by Radio 1 when they took part in the Essential Mix Introducing tour
Westwood really is reppin the scene hard right now, check the live performance from Giggs at Sound Night Club in Leceister Square: This is why he's hot... This is Giggs:
I know a lot of people may get upsey but I've got to say it: Hello Bobby... this is Natty with 'Cold Town' if you don't already know.
Here's our lovely lady of Jazz, Amy Winehouse at the V Festival with a excellent performance of 'Valerie'... Take it away babe!
Here's Common featuring Lily Allen with the song 'Drivin' Me Wild'. [Lily's album about to drop... keep those eyes peeled].
Giggs Live @ I Will Be There, Club Ice, Napa 08. Yep, this dude's heavy... yep:
AT LAST THE MIGHTY SIDEWINDER RETURNS TO THE UK!!! THE LONGEST BIGGEST RUNNING UK URBAN MUSIC EVENT IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER!!!
Over the past year the sidewinder team have been focusing on setting up several record labels across the UK, as well as constantly recording new material we have been working with some of the best talents in the UK to secure a common direction.
Now we have filtered out the artists that are really in this for the music we feel it is time to proceed forward and show the UK what the underground really has to offer, This year sidewinder will be celebrating its 10th year in the business, Throughout these 10 years Sidewinder has been running the UK scene and has branched out in many directions and broke into many pieces, We now feel its a very healthy time for UK music, It seems all the separate sounds are coming back together , Artists are working together and the Industry is looking very positive. Sidewinder started with UK garage which then within itself created Grime, at the same time Hip Hop, 4x4 and speed garage (niche) were all becoming massive scenes within themselves.
So now is the time to celebrate all the genres and subgenres of UK Garage and UK urban music. AGREE?????
SIDEWINDER have 4 dances confirmed for the end of this year and 2 more unconfirmed, SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS
Sheffield, 29th August, NICHE vs SIDEWINDER @ Club Vibe, this dance is guaranteed to be a sell out.
Expect to hear the likes of DJ TUBBY, PLASTICIAN, MARK ONE, JAMIE DUGGEN, ROSSI B LUCA, DJ Q, DIRTY STANK, NEWHAM GENERALS, FT DDOUBLE, and FOOTSIE.
PLUS SRE SHOWCASE, VADER MIXTAPE LAUNCH PARTY FT VADER AND FLEX
VIRUS SYNDICATE MANCHESTERS FINIST.
AFTERSHOCK PRESENTS DJ SPYRO, BADNESS, MISS BRATT.
PLUS THE UKS BEST BEATBOXER FAITHS FX .
PLUS MANY MORE UN CONFIRMED GRIME ARTISTS
September, Sidewinder will be returning to Bristol Carling Academy again, this time bringing the best in Garage, Grime, Dubstep, 4x4, Bassline and UK HipHop. The exact date is currently unconfirmed this event is set to be the event of events with some of the UKs biggest superstars.
Some of these guys are unconfirmed due to being busy with Ayia Nappa but line up will hopefully look something like this
DJS :HEARTLESS tbc, PLASTICIAN tbc, RAS KWAME, CAMEO, SKREAM, JAMIE DUGGEN, ROSSI B LUCA, SPYRO , WILDFIRE, DJ EJ B2B NEY NEY,BLIZZARD, BLAZEY, JOKER, SLIPMATT.
MC'S :VIPER , BLIVE, SKEPTA, GHETTO, FLIRTER D,TINCHYSTRIDER, FLEX, VADER, PLAGUE, FUDAGUY, BADNESS, MISS BRATT, DOT ROTTEN, TEMPA T, ILLMURK, RHINO, SARGE, MG, SAVAGE PLUS MORE SUPERSTARS FROM UK SCENE.
November, Sidewinder will be travelling to the Opera House Bournemouth - more details soon to come, this is gonna be the big one!!!
Watch this space
December, Sidewinder @ Luton. THIS WILL BE THE DANCE ALL YOU SERIOUS GRIME FORUM PEOPLE WILL BE WAITING FOR.
We are currently in talks with several promoters in London to do a massive event in the UK capital so WATCH THIS SPACE.
UK UNDERGROUND MUSIC EVENTS ARE DYING AND NEED YOUR SUPPORT, THESE NIGHTS ARE ALL ABOUT GOOD VIBES AND GETTING THE UK RAVING, WE ARE INCREASING SECURITY AND NO THUGGED OUT METALITTIES WILL BE TOLORATED, COME WITH THE WRONG ATTITUDE AND YOU WILL NOT EVEN GET IN THE VENUE, THIS EVENT IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ENJOY MUSIC AND WANT TO SKANK OUT WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE.
I’m fully aware putting this on a Grime forum is gonna cause bare negative talks, Sidewinder was doing UK Garage long before Grime came along so we have to keep representing all areas of the industry, this includes Bassline AND UK Hip Hop! So all you people who are negative about anything that’s not grime get ya rotten tomatoes ready to throw!!!
SIDEWINDER STILL HAS A MASSIVE LOVE FOR GRIME BUT WHEN UK ARTISTS CHARGE SO MUCH FOR THEIR PERFORMANCES AND THE GRIME PEOPLE DONT RAM OUT THE CLUBS IT MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO HOST SUCCESFULL EVENTS, IE COVER COSTS OF THE CLUB, PUT OUT A SICK LINE UP ANDCOVER COSTS FOR SECURITY.
SIDEWINDER STILL SUPPORTS GRIME TO THE FULLEST...
This is the new video from Roll Deep (Manga, J2K & Flowdan) ft. Janee 'Do Me Wrong'. Taken from the forthcoming album 'Return Of The Big Money Sound', due for release October 6th 2008.
UK's Clarita drops her debut single with the help from Flipmode's Baby Sham and other featured artists including La Bruja. Single drops 29th September.
Shiva Soundsystem's D-Code gives Ras Ceylon's single BETTA B READY feat Stic.Man the heavy d&b remix treatment. Taken from the album SCIENTIFIC NON-FICTION out 27th October. Single out 6th October
TQ on the comeback trail with new single S.E.X.Y. and album PARADISE. Tour dates to be announced soon. Single out 6th October, album 27th October.
Tim Westwood hosting BBC Radio 1 (1Xtra). This is from 8/18/08 show featuring Kano:
This is from 8/17/08 show featuring ASB, Starta Man and y.done:
If you ain't seen this yet, you're late! It's Sway feat. Stush with the song 'F Ur X'. Watch out for the cast of Adulthood in this one too.
This is 40 Glocc, Spider Loc (of G Unit Crip Fame), And Village Boo showing a "lil" civil hospitality to Lil Wayne and co in their Native California. Seriously though, why were they chasing Wayne for? Probably to earn some cred, and Wayne don't got much of that.
This is the new official video from Sway featuring Lemar with the song 'Saturday Night Hustle'. This is feel good music... enjoy!
BOY BETTER KNOW
Nothin' better or should I say better know than free promotion: Boy Better Know...
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Say hello to Giggs aka Hollow Man: Undisputed Road Rap Street Boy 2008. This guy's album is selling out all over the country in all good record shops [and I don't mean backstreet ones]. Hello Road Rap Great Britain. This artist has been around on the grind for a while, with many feature tracks with established artists such as Akala. Promoters Micheal Million and Ruthless are also a beautiful part of the story of Giggs.
Giggs' new single 'Uummm' official video from his new album "Walk In Da Park".
This is Addictive and yep, you guessed it; they're Addictive! The bassline movement is really big and as usual we got to be a part of it! [I mean, look at these girls!... Oh sorry, you can't].
T2 & Addictive (Gonna Be mine) Interviewed by Bennee Gee on FreezeFM 92.7 in March 2008.
Addictive talk about their new Bassline single produced by T2.
Chipmunk is interviewed by Nathan John on On.Point - The TV Youth Chat Show. The Topic is: "ENTERPRISE -- Release the Entrepreneur in you!"
This is HedKandi vs. T2 vs. MrBass/Remix Video...
This youngen is hot, fire, and quite frankly in a league of his own. This is Chipmunk if you don't know...
Chipmunk interview on the Logan Sama show: 07/07/08
DIY IN MUSIC
So you wanna be a musician in the UK Urban Scene? Try this out for size: A Rough Guide to DIY in Music...
UK urban underground has given birth to several great DIY albums most recently Sway's dazzling debut 'This Is My Demo' -- this alongside the emergence of cheap music production equipment and software, blogs, i-Tunes, myspace and msn, begs the question whether corporate music industry giants can still hold the music industry in a choke-hold? UKS TV speaks to the movers and shakers of the UK urban underground scene about the future of the DIY music scene. Featuring: Chantelle Fiddy, Twin-B (1xtra), L Dot Man, Ruff Squad, Risky Roadz amongst others.
Kano is set to release his new album in September. This is Grime's unsung hero, with lyrical punches lines, kicks, and acrobatics that would have Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Jean Claude Van Damme check themselves into early retirement [or should I just say, retirement.] Anyway we're patiently waiting for this piece of Grime history. Kano was dropped from his label 679 [Sony BMG] but proved his talent was no fluke by staying relevant with the radio airwaves playing his mixtape material constantly.
Amy Winehouse demands answers: Alicia Keys has been picked for the soundtrack of the latest Bond film. She rants "I will release my album on the same day the Bond soundtrack is released and it will be better than anything Alicia records." We are waiting in awe...
Powerful, disturbing and moving in equal measure, 2005's acclaimed "Kidulthood" took us deep into London's unseen underbelly, delivering a raw, hard-hitting reflection of what life is like for 21st century teenagers, where sex is currency, drugs are easy to come by and violence is a way of life. Six years after Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he soon realises that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the people he hurt the most. Some have moved on, others are stuck with the repercussions of his actions that night, but one thing's for certain - everyone has been forced to grow up. Through his journey Sam struggles to deal with his sorrow and guilt and something else he didn't expect - those seeking revenge. As he's pursued by a new generation of bad boys, Sam sets about trying to get the message across to his pursuers that they should stop the violence, much like Trife tried to tell him all those years ago. Can Sam stop the cycle of violence and make something positive from the destruction he caused or will his journey into Adulthood end here? A positive tale disguised in the bleakness of its environment, Adulthood pushes home the moral lesson that crime doesn't pay.
"From Kidulthood to Adulthood" by Bashy is the official song to the movie. You'll catch the likes of Plan B Maniac Nole Clarke and more... The video was produced by Maniac.
...And if you ain't seen this film yet... you're late!
This is our shinning light Esteller Ents [Estelle]. She has succumb to become a true star and we are backing her all the way. Apparently her album "Shine" is about her past relationship with an American rapper whom resides in the UK evidently the apt titled "American Boy" debut single which went to number one was supposedly a vocal reinactment of her first meeting with the estranged gentleman. Our sources say the George Micheal cover, "No Substitute Love" which shows a cheating boyfriend is also about the rapper. Hang in there girl, don't worry hun, there's plenty more fish in the sea...
This is Mad Mini a.k.a Minature a.k.a Ballyface. D-Raw has been promoting this artist's product all over the country and it is safe to say that we are having a positive response [despite the front cover]. This artist is the real deal, shower, sho sho and all that shit. Lived a life of crime on the mean streets of South East London. Hailling from Woolwich, South East London this artist lets us know the exact character of a one time bank robber/drug dealer. He lets the listener in to intimate thoughts on loosing his brother whilst being in prison and contemplating becoming a Muslim. If ever there has been an artist in the UK whom could par the American gangster rappers, it's this one. Grab this wherever you see it... D-Raw will be with you shortly [hold tight].
This is [from left to right Ghetto, Skepta, and Tynchy Stryder]. The cream of the Grime scene right now. These guys went to Malia and let the locals understand how we get down in the UK Ghetto is one of the most spoke about artists within this scene. One time side liner for Kano whom is also seen as the other part of a duet between the two. Ghetto is also a part of the movement, which is a group that consists of Ghetto, Scorcher, and Wretch 32. Skepta is a part of Boy Better Know, which consists of JME, Frisco, Wiley, and many other artists. Tynchy Stryder is a part of Ruff Squad. Radio One DJ Tim Westwood went to Malia with these guys, check this out.
CHANNEL 4 BATTLEFRONT
Battlefront is all about campaigning – a brand new project from Channel 4 to help young people get their voices heard as they campaign about issues they really care about.
How will it work? C4 will be working with 20 inspiring campaigners, all aged 14-21 to help them spread their message, gather supporters and make change happen. They've got real causes and big ideas, from stopping knife and gun crime to promoting random acts of kindness. And to help them on their way the Battlefront campaigners will get top mentors, expert advice, their own website and even a Channel 4 TV series.
So far C4 have found 19 campaigners, but they’re still after one more, so to find their 20th Battlefront campaigner they're running a competition on battlefront.co.uk. Any UK resident aged 14-21 with a great idea and the motivation to run a campaign for at least six months should apply. Entry closes 1st October.
The campaigns with the most public votes will be put forward to the Battlefront judges in October. Come and have your say by voting on the competitors.
Battlefront will launch in full in September, so log onto to battlefront.co.uk where you can keep track of the activists and immerse yourself in their campaigns. There will also be everything you need to start up your own campaign using the expertise provided by our top mentors.