From Duran Duran to Weezer, it's an iconic day for music.
As it turns out, May 10th has been a pretty lucky day for the world of music. There's been nothing of note this year, but in the last 50 years, there have been a string of iconic albums all landing on today's date. Thus, we've put together a special Album of the Week feature this week, including seven of our favourite albums released on this day...
New York Dolls - Too Much Too Soon (1974)
The band's second release (coming a year after their iconic self-titled debut album), Too Much Too Soon is very much a cult record often labelled as one of the earliest punk rock albums. New York Dolls enlisted producer Shadow Morton on the album, and while much of it was re-recordings of demos and cover songs such as The Cadets' Stranded in the Jungle, it is still considered an important record in the proto-punk movement.
A fan and record shop worker claimed earlier this week that Le Bon assaulted her in 1995.
The woman, named Shereen Hariri, claimed that the pop star groped her during an autograph session at a record store where she worked in 1995. Taking to Facebook earlier this week, she says that Le Bon was posing for photos when he grabbed her “butt cheek” and started “making his way down my butt to my genitals”.
“I was shocked and completely frozen,” she continued, adding that she is not seeking compensation, only an apology from Le Bon.
Continue reading: Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon Denies Sexual Assault Claim
Justin Bieber picked up two awards last night and also performed single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two of the biggest awards at last night’s MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan. The singer, who has made a career comeback in recent months, was named both best male and best worldwide act: North America, also taking to the stage to perform hit single ‘What Do You Mean?’
Justin Bieber picked up two awards at last night’s EMAs.
Accepting the best male award, Bieber said: “Wow, thank you. It’s been a long couple of years, um, I just feel like this is pretty awesome to be recognised for my music. I just want to say thank you to all of my fans, you guys are really incredible.”
The album comes alongside their US and UK tour dates.
It's the longest gap between albums they've ever had but Duran Duran are making a spectacular return with their fourteenth album 'Paper Gods' later this year. Featuring a range of huge names, the album will be released to coincide with their US tour.
Duran Duran to unveil 'Paper Gods' later this year
'Paper Gods' saw the legendary new wave band hit their London studio again alongside Chic's Nile Rodgers, 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker Mark Ronson, Kanye West collaborator Mr Hudson and the familiar face of Josh Blair on the production team. Of course, that's not to mention the guest contributors such as Janelle Monae who appears on the upcoming first single 'Pressure Off', Juno winner Kiesza, John Frusciante from Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan.
The bands are announced to headline in this first announcement.
The first wave of artists have now been announced for the 2015 Gibraltar Music Festival, which is set to take place at the British Overseas Territory in September. Leading this year's particularly exciting line-up are headliners Kings Of Leon and Duran Duran.
This year's bill is set to be the biggest yet for the family-friendly Gibraltar Music Festival, with Kings Of Leon and Duran Duran being joined by more stellar names including British chart sensation Tom Odell, up and coming singer-songwriter Rae Morris, Brit nominated power pop band The Feeling and four-piece Lawson.
Continue reading: Kings Of Leon And Duran Duran Lead Gibraltar Music Festival 2015 Line-Up
The study found there had been three music revolutions since the 1950s.
A study by the University of London and Imperial College has concluded that the emergence of hip hop has had the biggest impact on the charts of any genre since the 1950s. The study also found that the importance of The Beatles may have been overstated, suggesting that the fab five did not spark a musical revolution.
The Beatles may not have been that revolutionary
The study found there were three musical revolutions on the charts, the first being in 1964 with the rise of rock and roll bands such as The Beatles. The second was in the mid 80s with the use of synthesisers and drum machines, while the third came in 1991 when rap and hip-hop infiltrated the mainstream charts.
Continue reading: Scientific Study Concludes Hip Hop Was More Impactful Than The Beatles
Duran Duran suing their own fan club?
80s legends Duran Duran are reportedly suing their own fan club - or, more accurately, the firm that funs their official fan club – for withholding profits.
Duran Duran performs at London's Hyde Park
The Chicago Sun Times reports that the band is in the middle of a legal battle because the Chicago-based Worldwide Fan Clubs allegedly failed to hand over more than £23,000 in profits. They want to reclaim that £23k, and are looking for another £500 on top of that. It all sounds nicer when you say it in dollars. Duran Duran wants $40k.
Continue reading: Duran Duran Suing Their Own Fan Club For Missing Profits? Well - Kind Of
Duran Duran founder, Nick Rhodes, has "taken the plunge" by moving in with his Italian girlfriend Nefer Suvio; although he doesn't see them getting married any time soon.
NICK RHODES, founding member and keyboardist of Duran Duran, has reportedly taken the next step in his relation with girlfriend Nefer Suvio, by moving in with her. The 51-year-old new wave rocker met his 32-year-old Italian beauty two years ago in Rome. Rhodes has now revealed that the couple have taken up residence together in his London home.
In an interview with 'The Daily Mail', Rhodes explained: "I've taken the plunge and we're now living together at my house in Chelsea." The keyboardist goes on to explain how the almost 20-year age difference between he and his beloved is not a disadvantage to their relationship, saying: "I'm a lot older than Nef, but so what! I've quietened down in some ways since the Eighties - but I'm not ready for pipe and slippers yet. Everyone gets older, but I don't feel old. Having a younger woman helps."
Continue reading: Nick Rhodes Now Living With His Model Girlfriend
Group's second album A Rush Of Blood To The Head takes top spot
Chris Martin can rest easy. It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. It turns out that Radio 2’s listeners really do hold his band Coldplay in higher regard that the likes of The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. So much so, that they have voted the Coldplay album A Rush of Blood To The Head as their favourite of all time. Coldplay beat the likes of Keane, Duran Duran, Pink Floyd and Dido, who filled out the rest of the top five places.
The poll, according to BBC News, had been held to coincide with the BBC season The Golden Age of the Album and the station’s listeners voted on their favourite albums. The Coldplay album, released in 2002, sold over 2.8 million copies and included the singles The Scientist and Clocks. Jeff Smith, the head of music at Radio 2 said “Musicians such as Coldplay and Dido have struck a chord with listeners and are in good company in the top 10 alongside legendary bands like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, whose appeal remains undiminished after all these years.”
The Rolling Stones didn’t enter the chart until sixth place, with their 1971 album Sticky Fingers and The Beatles went in at eight, after The Pet Shop Boys, with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Continue reading: Better Than The Beatles? Coldplay Top Radio 2 'Favourite Albums' List
Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson has quit the band after 15 years. The drummer, backing vocalist and primary songwriting announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday (December 4, 2012), telling fans of the Leeds band, "I can confirm I have left Kaiser Chiefs after 15 spectacular years. I'm moving on. I wish the rest of the band the very best!"
His band-mates tweeted their support for Nick's decision and there doesn't appear to be any bad blood over his departure. Lead singer Ricky Wilson said, "@nickkaiserchief The door is on the latch and the key under the mat," while bass player Simon Rix said, "good luck to @nickkaiserchief with his plans. I can exclusively confirm we will still be collaborating on pints in pubs." Named after Kaizer Chiefs, the South African football team and onetime home of Leeds legend Lucas Radebe, the Kaisers formed after Hodgson met Wilson and guitarist Andrew White (firstly calling themselves Runston Parva, and then Parva). He played with the band for six albums in total and wrote a string of their biggest hits, including, Oh My God, I Predict A Riot and Ruby.
Continue reading: Kaiser Chiefs Founder Nick Hodgson Quits Band After 15 Years
Duran Duran Friday 13th May 2011 perform on stage at the (BELVEDERE) RED Party In Cannes Featuring Duran Duran during the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival at the VIP rooms - Day 3 Cannes, France
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