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Britney Ban- Winehouse Divorce- U2 Brits- New Found Tour Plans- Deep Purple Kansas- Black Moses Revisited- Smiths Star Goes A&R- Conan M83d and more


01/13/2009
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(antiMusic) Another slow music news day. Some poptards made big headlines but there are a few odds and ends from credible and semi credible artists as well. You decide who is who as you read on.

Britney Spears faces her new single 'If U Seek Amy' being banned by US radio stations, due to its lyrics being misunderstood. The track is the third single from 'Circus' and the questionable lyrics causing concern are when Spears sings the phrase 'If you seek Amy', which actually sounds like she is saying 'F U C K me'. more. And here we started reading and expected something about lesbians.

A lawyer for Amy Winehouse's jailed husband said Monday his client will be seeking a divorce on the grounds of the soul diva's alleged infidelity.more

U2 are to perform their new single Get On Your Boots live at the Brit Awards on 18 February. The track is taken from the Irish band's forthcoming album No Line on the Horizon, due out in the spring. more

New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, Bayside, and Verse will be touring the U.S. this spring. more

Kansas celebrate their 35th anniversary this year with a gala performance February 7th, 2009 at the White Concert Hall in Topeka, the eponymous state of Kansas. Both founding guitar player Kerry Livgren and current Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse are confirmed as special guests.more

Isaac Hayes' landmark 1971 album 'Black Moses' is set to be reissued next month. The late soul man's original label Stax Records is set to re-release the album on February 24 more

The MuseBox is proud to announce that former Smiths member Andy Rourke will join the New York City and Toronto-based music marketing firm as its Director of A&R. We'd send you to their site for more info but it crashed Internet Explorer when we tried going there.

Mute Records is proud to announce that M83 will be performing "Kim and Jessie," on Late Night With Conan O'Brien January 27th. In addition to playing Madison Square Garden with the Killers on January 25th, M83 will play a solo show in New York at Irving Plaza on January 24th.

Kicksville have reworked The Talking Heads' 'Once In A Lifetime' into an electro-rock whirlwind of bizarre sound effects and polyrhythmic. Listen to "Once In A Lifetime," Kicksville's eight digital single in 'Season 1,' here

Primary Wave has purchased the publishing interest in the Tennessee Ernie Ford catalog that has reverted to the late singer's estate, Tennessee Ernie Ford Enterprises.more

Abigail Williams has announced a string of headline dates for the US with Rose Funeral, Burning The Masses and The Breathing Process as support. dates

G. Love and Special Sauce will return to the road in support of Superhero Brother now that the G-man has recovered from vocal chord surgery, which he had in November.more

A few more Glenn Hughes live dates have been released, in both the USA and Europe. details

Primer 55 (remember them?) have tentatively titled their new album "The New American Gangsters." There is no word on a possible release date. more

To coincide with the release of the new Doro album Fear No Evil on January 30th, two release parties will take place with the Metal Queen in Ludwigsburg and Nürnberg. - more on this story



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