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Some music news you may have missed over the weekend…

  • While performing at the Love Music, Hate Racism festival which took place at the Britania Stadium, Pete Doherty slammed the British National Party (BNP). The festival featured a diverse range of artists urging the people to vote against the BNP. Doherty ended his 4 song set with “Time For Heroes” which he closed by telling the crowd, “in times of crisis, its time for heroes”. (NME)
  • Guitar Hero 5 is expected to be released worldwide this autumn.  The latest edition of the popular video game provides music lovers with bands galore.  Some of the bands that will be featured include Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Blur, Muse, Duran Duran and many, many more. (NME)
  • Print Journalism is not what it used to be. In honor of the once dynamic newspaper industry, pastemagazine’s writer, Mark Kemp, came up with a list of 10 songs about newspapers and journalism. Some of which include Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man” and Public Enemy’s “A Letter to The New York Post”. (Pastemagazine)
  • Eccentric and always fashionable singer, Lady GaGa premiered her new music video, “Paparazzi.”  It is said to be her strongest music video to date. The video is  almost 8 minutes in length and is similar to Michael Jackson’s mini-film style music videos. (PrettyMuchAmazing)
  • Over 18 million viewers tuned in to see one of Britain’s biggest entertainment shocks as of late; Street dance team, Diversity, won Britain’s Got Talent over fan favorite Susan Boyle. She has big fans in the United States such as Oprah Winfrey and Demi Moore. Boyle’s audition for the show became one of the most watched video’s on youtube. She still plans on releasing an album one day. (NME)