Harrison tribute album is to be released next February. The release
date is February 25, 2003 to mark the 60th birthday of the late
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
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.
house of the late Kurt Cobain is up for auction today, September
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
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
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.
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.
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
Much of the
All Saints' success was due to the writting skills of Shaznay Lewis.
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'.
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.
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.
statement from Blur says the group will stay together. This was
announced after rumours began to circulate that Graham Coxon had
left the group.
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.
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