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The Appleton sisters' fantasy
A George Harrison tribute album is to be released next February. The release date is February 25, 2003 to mark the 60th birthday of the late musician.

The album will consist of a collection of George Harrison and Beatles' cover versions. The tribute album is expected to be called 'Songs From The Material World.'

News of the Harrison tribute album comes as the first anniversary of the singer's death falls in December.

Among the musicians who will be featured on the album are Dave Davies of the Kinks with Roger McGuinn of the US folk rock sixties group, The Byrds, Julian Lennon, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, Todd Rundgren, Donovan, MC 5's, Wayne Kramer and Midge Ure of Ultravox fame.

The album will also feature an all star line-up on 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'.

Part of the sales proceeds will go to the T. J. Martell Foundation, a music industry charity that raises funds to fight cancer.

The childhood house of the late Kurt Cobain is up for auction today, September 15.

The late Nirvana frontman who is now considered a cult figure lived in Montesano Washington State. Cobain lived in the house between the ages of 11-15.

The Cobain childhood home is now worth over $200,000. This is despite its value of $50,000 as at 2000. The current owner of the house had no idea it was Cobain's childhood home, having bought it in February for $ 42,500.

Atomic Kitten has extended its stay at the No:1 position of the UK singles chart for a second week with the song 'The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)'. The group fought off competition from the new entry at the No:2 position. In the end 'The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)' managed to outsell its nearest competitor to retain the top position.

Atomic Kitten has come in for praise for giving credit to the songwriter John Holt of the Paragons who was responsible for 'The Tide is High.' Additional names appear for 'Get The Feeling' which was woven into the song proper. Credits don't seem to appear, for the original song writers these days since a word or two is changed and the new writer gets the credit. The situation is very grave today with rap stars and remixers and producers taking centre stage. But it appears it all started with Col. Tom Parker, the manager of Elvis Presley.

Five years ago the all girl group - the All Saints debuted on the UK charts with 'I Know Where It's At' which peaked at No:4. The next single 'Never Ever' topped the chart. The success followed until one member quit and the group became just four members. Last year as the 'Greatest Hits' album hit the shelves the All Saints disbanded.

Now the sisters of the one time All Saints - Natalie and Nicole Appleton celebrate their debut hit as a duo called Appleton. The song 'Fantasy' was in competition for the singles crown but only managed to check in at the No:2 Spot this week. It is not clear if 'Fantasy' could be just a one off hit for Appleton unless they have a good team of writers and producers to cater to the current market trend or be the trendsetters.

Much of the All Saints' success was due to the writting skills of Shaznay Lewis.

N-Trance entered the chart this week at No:6 with 'Forever'. It's almost a year since the remix of 'Set You Free' peaked at No:4 for the pop-rap act.

On the current single 'Forever', N-Trance teams up with Kelly Llorenna who was herself in the chart in July with 'Tell It To My Heart'. N-Trance's success has been generated with improvised cover versions of 'Stayin' Alive', D.I.S.C.O.', 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' and 'Paradise City'. The outfit's originals have fallen short of the Top 20 except 'Set You Free' and 'Forever'.

Paul Weller is back in the UK Top 20 after a long time. His biggest album was Stanley Road back in 1995. The follow-ups did not generate a hit until the new single 'It's Written In The Stars' which entered the chart at No:7 this week.

Weller was a member of Jam and Style Council before going solo. 'It's Written In The Stars' is his biggest hit since 'Peacock Suit' peaked at No. 5 in August 1996.

An official statement from Blur says the group will stay together. This was announced after rumours began to circulate that Graham Coxon had left the group.

The statement added Coxon had not left the band although it is debating his future. Coxon is in the studio working on a solo album. News of his departure began to take shape after Fatboy Slim - Norman Cook said in a newspaper that Graham Coxon had failed to turn up in Morocco to record the new Blur album.

There is speculation of a rift between Coxon and Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

UK top 20
1 1 The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling) - Atomic Kitten
2 1 Fantasy - Appleton
3 3 Round Round - Sugababes
4 2 Crossroads - Blazin' Squad
5 4 Addictive - Truth Hurts Feat: Rakim
6 - Forever - N - Trance
7 - It's Written In The Stars - Paul Weller
8 6 Colour Blind - Darius
9 7 What You Got - Abs
10 5 Dy-Na-Mi-Tee-Ms Dynamite
11 8 Like A Prayer - Madhouse
12 - Two Months Off - Underworld
13 - The Theme - Jurgen Vries
14 10 Starry Eyed Surprise - Oaken Fold
15 11 Romeo Dunn - Romeo
16 13 Underneath Your Clothes - Shakira
17 9 Too Bad - Nickleback
18 18 A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
19 14 Just The Way You Are - Milky
20 - Have Fun Go Mad - Tweeniesx

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