US rapper, Eminem, will return to the UK for the first time in over five years after promising to tone down his homophobic lyrics. He has unlikely support in the form of Elton John. Elton has stood up for Eminem and said, "I honestly don't think people will go out and start beating and killing people because of this album. It appeals to my English black sense of humour."
Eminem's song Criminal includes the homophobic lyrics that could incite violence:
“My words are like a dagger with a jagged edge,
That'll stab you in the head, whether you're a fag or lez,
Or the homosex, hermaph or a trans-a-vest,
Pants or dress? Hate fags? The answer's yes”.
Organisers of the 'Wireless Festival' in London have persuaded the rapper to drop his gratuitously anti-gay songs to avoid any demonstrations. Following Eminem's pledge, they have agreed a deal with gay rights groups not to picket the event next summer.
It’s that time of year again when, after two weeks of festive indulgence, thoughts turn to shifting those extra pounds.
To help everyone kick-start their exercise regimes this January, PRS for Music has today released the most played songs by the UK’s fitness & gym instructors.
PRS for Music, the organisation that collects royalties for songwriters and composers, has analysed the latest data from the end of 2009 to work out which songs are being used most by the Nation’s fitness and gym instructors when people are exercising.
Top 5 Songs as Used by Fitness & Gym Instructors:
1 - BEAT AGAIN - JLS
2 - SWEET DREAMS - Beyoncé
3 - HOLIDAY - Dizzee Rascal
4 - WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER - David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland
5 - I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO) - Pitbull
Hot Australian electro power-pop duo 'Frequent People' are back in the UK to launch their powerful dance crossover single 'Superhero'.
Playing exclusively at the Camden Barfly on Friday June 4th with complimentary supports from electro/experimental bands 'Dead Social Club' and 'The Welcome Committee'this promises to be a fantastic night of dance/pop grooves blended seamlessly with rock and indie elements and a large dose of electronica!
The brainchild of Natski and long-time multi-instrumentalist collaborator Chass Guthrie, Frequent People have produced a ground-breaking album that bounds through the realms of contemporary pop.
LGBT Rock fans are in for a treat this summer, lesbian fronted alt rock band "Kenelis" will be performing at SEVEN of this year’s major Pride events including Brimingham, Brighton and Cardiff Prides.
Kenelis describe themselves as combination of grunge, punk and anthemic shoegaze all fused together in a big pot of rock! Comparisons have included the raw angst of Hole, vulnerability of Placebo and diversity of Radiohead. Kenelis have shared the stage with the likes of Reuben, Hundred Reasons, Your Codename is: Milo, Fightstar, Ghost of a Thousand and The Levellers (Mark Chadwick). Due to the success of last summer’s Pride performances at London Pride (women’s stage), Nottingham pride and Brighton Student Pride, word has quickly spread about Kenelis and this has generated an exciting buzz on the LGBT scene.