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Nick Grimshaw completes 12 hour Sport Relief bike ride

nick grimshawRadio 1’s Nick Grimshaw has completed a 12 hour bike ride for Sport Relief.

The DJ, along with other celebrities, cycled more than 1,000 miles and raised more than £115,000.

Grimshaw’s ride is part of BBC Radio Around the World for Sport Relief, which will see BBC radio presenters run, swim and cycle a total of 25,000 miles, the circumference of the world.

Nick’s leg of the challenge took place in a large, transparent box outside BBC Broadcasting House.
Having started during Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show, the cycle finished during Greg James’ Drive Time Show. Continue reading

Led Zeppelin to release remastered box set of first three albums

Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin are releasing box set editions of their first three albums as the first part in a reissue of their studio discography.

The records have been remastered by Jimmy Page, who will be releasing deluxe editions of ‘Led Zepplin’, ‘Led Zeppelin II’ and ‘Led Zeppelin III’ on June 3. Accompanying each album will be a second disc full of unreleased live and studio tracks related to that album.

Each record is being released on digital download, CD and 180-gram vinyl. There’s also Continue reading

Google gives U.K. government ‘special access’ to YouTube

YouTubeImgNational security officials in the United Kingdom will be given “special access” to some key YouTube features by Google, The Irish Times reports.

Apparently Google will give officials in the U.K. the ability to raise a “super flag” on videos that they deem dangerous to national security.

The Irish Times says that these “super flagger” powers mean that any content that U.K. Continue reading

Oasis show To Start In London

oasis band londonAn show dedicated to British rockers Oasis will start in London this coming month ( 11/04/2014 ).

Hunting The Sun : Oasis 1993 – 1997 will display few pictures and memorabilia from the band’s early days, together with classic merchandise and musical instruments used throughout their tracks.

The exhibition , which is the 1st to be exclusively devoted to the Britpop team, will also chart the band’s best traditional performances and the making of their 1st

3 albums, Surely Possibly, ( What is The Story ) Morning Glory?, and Be Here At this time. Continue reading

Prince plays small club show at London venue

Prince2014The legendary performer has continued his run of small concerts, this time at the Shepards Bush Empire in London.

he was joined by his 3rd Eye girl group. The show was confirmed on Cerys Matthews’ BBC 6Music show yesterday morning, and was later tweeted by the Official 6Music Twitter account. It read:

@prince_live is playing w @3RDEYEGIRL TONIGHT
Door 7pm
Tkts on the Door
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!? Continue reading

Spotify Launching Ad-Supported Free Service

spotify-logoThe Wall Street Journal has reported that the music streaming service Spotify will launch a free, ad-supported service next year. This means that, rather than having to pay the £9.99 a month subscription service, users will be able to stream their music selections to their mobile devices in exchange for the occasional annoying ad and limited music selections. This mirrors the current ad-supported service that they offer on laptops and desktops, and could help the company to persuade users to move over to their paid service from the free service.

Spotify is a music streaming service that offers a subscription based model to listeners. By paying £9.99 a month, it is possible to stream and listen to any of the songs that are found on the service. It is a convenient means of listening to music, and one that the company founders have said can help to prevent people from illegally downloading music. However, bands and artists have hit out at the service recently. Continue reading