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Mid Week News Round-up


News popped up this week that the Foo Fighters decided to fight back against Christian ideology protesters who accused their music of promoting sex, cheating and worshipping of false idols. Grohl and his musical companions decided it would be a good idea to dress themselves up as rednecks and sing the hill billy song ‘Keep It Clean’ to all of their lovable protestors! In an effort to liven things up, it did nothing but bemuse the Christians who couldn’t quite fathom what was going on!

Meanwhile back at home, the very talented Coldplay have finally announced their three winter tour dates which are in honour of their upcoming album entitled ‘Mylo Xyloto’, which is set to be released on the 24th October. They will first make an appearance at the SECC in Glasgow on the 3rd December, followed by the M.E.N arena in Manchester on the 4th, then a short break before their last stop at the O2 arena in London on the 9th December. Tickets will be available from the 23rd of September but you better move fast because this tour is bound to sell out!

In other news, the almighty Pearl Jam have stated they are around half way through recording their new album. Grunge God Jeff Ament commented that a large amount of their records were recorded in Seattle so he was delighted to be working in Los Angeles with the famous producer Brendan O’Brien. With an estimated completion for early 2012, we simply can’t wait!

Speaking of recording studios, Bloc Party vocalist and solo artist Kele Okereke is showing signs of concern about his position in the band. The thoughts were provoked when he caught sight of floppy haired guitarist Russell Lissack walking towards a rehearsal studio in New York. Upon following Russell he found Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong lingering around in preparation to write some new material. This obviously didn’t go down too well with Kele who is now afraid of being fired from the band!

So to finish this weeks news we’ve finally been given a taster of the Fifa 12 soundtrack! You will hear the likes of the fabulous Crystal Castles, Chase and Status, Kasabian, CSS and a whole lot more! With the soundtrack boasting 39 of the worlds best artists, you will not be disappointed.


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