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Lily Allen is to stage a ‘Knife Aid’ concert, to help Britain’s battle against knife crime. by quickfixx
July 11, 2008, 3:06 pm
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The ‘Smile’ singer, 23, is currently recruiting other stars to perform at the concert, and is reportedly planning to approach Amy Winehouse, Razorlight, Kaiser Chiefs, Leona Lewis, Jay-Z, and Sugababes.

Lily said: “My thoughts are with all the families affected by these heinous crimes. We need to have a knife amnesty. And we should put on a big concert to raise awareness and stop the violence.”
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David Lee Roth – Nut Allergy Scare by quickfixx
July 10, 2008, 10:37 am
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Police in Canada saved the life of David Lee Roth when they pulled his car over after they noticed him driving erratically. Continue reading

Vampire Weekend by quickfixx
July 10, 2008, 9:53 am
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If you listen to much indie rock, Vampire Weekend are probably old news. Thanks to good press and a bunch of songs available online — an early version of this album surfaced in September — the New York quartet became one of 2007’s most buzzed-about new bands. They’re four ex-Columbia University students with a suave sound that incorporates ska, New Wave and Afro-pop — interesting enough for listeners looking for variation among their buzz bands, though not nearly as interesting as some press would suggest. On their debut, Vampire Weekend mostly earn points the old-fashioned way: by writing likable songs you’ll be glad to revisit next month. Continue reading

Black Kids – Partie Traumatic by quickfixx
July 9, 2008, 12:58 pm
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To look at them, you wouldn’t think Black Kids had it in them to make a record like ‘Partie Traumatic’. The Floridian five-piece certainly don’t appear to be copulation-crazed masters of rolled-up jacket-sleeve pop. Plus, they look like the last people on Earth who’d want to get within gagging distance of Robert Smith’s hairspray fumes, what with their geeky indie kid smiles and colourful garms. Yet, if they’re to overcome the maelstrom of hype they’ve generated from the word go, they’re going to have to subvert a few preconceptions. ‘Partie Traumatic’ (released, not by one of the numerous major labels that rucked for their signatures, but by the band themselves) certainly does that, and here’s another one: if you thought this debut, like so many that have set the blogosphere abuzz in recent years, was doomed to disappoint, well, think again.
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R. Kelly Boycott? by quickfixx
July 9, 2008, 10:52 am
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Just a few days short of the one month anniversary of R&B singer R. Kelly’s acquittal, an online petition calling for the boycott of anything the singer touches has begun to gain momentum.

The petition which was put together by a number of black male writers including Dr. William Jelani Cobb calls for the boycotting of the singer/songwriter among other things. In signing the petition black males are asked to make a personal pledge to never support R. Kelly again in any form or fashion, unless he publicly apologizes for his behavior and seeks help for his long standing sexual conduct.
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Osbournes Will Host Variety TV Show by quickfixx
July 8, 2008, 2:18 pm
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Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne and his family, Sharon, Kelly and Jack, are reportedly set to host a new US television show on the Fox network.

The programme will reportedly be a throwback to popular 1970s-era variety shows such as ‘The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour’ and ‘Donny and Marie’, which focused on music while featuring various forms of entertainment.

The Osbourne programme will likely be filmed in Los Angeles and combine musical performances by the Osbournes and others with comedy sketches. It will also include game-show elements, audience participation and out-of-studio taped segments.

Some segments will include the former Black Sabbath frontman “skewering pop culture,” while others will “tap into the sibling rivalry” between 23-year-old Kelly and 22-year-old Jack, studio executive Eugene Young told Variety.

The Osbourne family originally found television success with the popular reality show ‘The Osbournes’, which was based on the life of the famous family and ran on MTV from 2002-2005.