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Monster Tracks

Posted: October 8, 2013 in Polls

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Mother Monster has had a great six years in the industry, ever since her hit single Poker Face hit the shelves.

Lady Gaga came to prominence following the release of her debut studio album The Fame (2008), which included the hits “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Bad Romance” and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. She is well recognized for her outré sense of style as a recording artist, in fashion, in performance and in her music videos.

Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards amongst fifteen nominations, two Guinness World Records, a record setting thirteen MTV Video Music Award nominations and the estimated sale of 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide. Billboard named her both the “2010 Artist of the Year” and the top selling artist of 2010 ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade.

Her third studio album, Born This Way, broke the iTunes record for the fastest rise to the # 1 on release day. The singles from the album, including “Born This Way,” “Judas,” “The Edge of Glory,” “Yoü and I,” and “Marry The Night” have sold a combined total of more than 9 million copies in the US alone. Gaga was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World 2011 and was included in Time’s annual “The 2010 Time 100” list of the most influential people in the world.

With over 2.1 billion combined views of all her videos online, Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living people on Facebook with over 46 million ‘likes’ and is #1 on Twitter with over 17.9 million followers. Lady Gaga is the only artist in the digital era to top the 5 million sales mark with her first two hits.

She is now one of the most searched women on the Internet and the most controversial singer, song writer. She dresses up in some pretty weird outfits claiming it all helps with her music: “if people are talking about what I am wearing at concerts then they are not talking about my personal life.”

-Words By Michele Kennedy-

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Keeping it real?

Posted: October 7, 2013 in Features, Polls
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Reality television, a section of the TV schedule dedicated to showcasing the lives of us ordinary citizens. In this day and age, we have hundreds of different reality genres, like music/talent, love/heartbreak and even the night-life of a few drunkards.

The genre began in earnest in the early to mid 1990s with The Real World. It then exploded as a phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s with the global success of the series Survivor and Big Brother.

Since then, we have the likes of The X Factor, started in September 2004 with celebrity judges; Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborn and Louis Walsh. Nine years on and it’s still going strong with new judges and even harder challenges. Or is it?

As the show goes on, there are more and more claims that the show’s producers have been fixing votes in favour of the most controversial acts in order to boost ratings. In the 2012 show there was a major bust up between the producers and the viewers.

Louis chose to save Carolynne, but then took the vote to deadlock as Rylan Clark went through. After the decision, Carolynne’s mentor Gary Barlow stormed off, devastated Carolynne said she is ‘very cross’ about the situation, and won’t be auditioning for The X Factor again.

After Louis initially told host Dermot O’Leary he wanted Carolynne to go through to next week’s show over controversial Essex contestant Rylan Clark, he then backtracked and shouted that he wanted to take the vote to deadlock.

Louis’ last-minute change of heart caused outrage among viewers, with many pointing out that he was spotted chatting to the show’s executive producer Richard Holloway during Carolynne’s sing-off – prior to the judges’ decision on who should go home.

So, is reality TV real anymore, with rumours saying that even the likes of reality TV show Geordie Shore being scripted? Have your say in the below poll and leave your comments in the comment section.

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With X Factor back this year, so is the fix rumours: Sensationally claiming X Factor rigged the voting to make her go because she was ‘a threat’ to the other hopefuls who all made it through to next week’s show, she also blamed her exit on her styling.

‘I’ve had issues with this all along,’ she said. ‘I wanted to talk to Sharon about the styling but she was too busy.’

But despite Sharon’s apparent no-shows when Lorna needed her, the 26-year-old says Mrs O still ensured she was controlling Lorna’s wardrobe.

Scream and Stand Up!

Posted: September 17, 2013 in Gigs, News, Polls, Upcoming Events

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Asking Alexandria has recently announced their plans to play the Family Values Festival in Bloomfield (Denver) on the 5th of October.

Asking Alexandria (AA) is the UK hard rock sensation have been branded as the new bad boys of rock n’ roll by major mainstream media across the world and it’s definitely something the band isn’t shying away from. They play hard and certainly party even harder ushering in a new era of rock decadence. My Bloody Valentine meets My Chemical Romance via some brutal hardcore metal riffage.

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Also headlining with AA at the festival is Korn, Hollywood Undead, Machine Gun Kelly and Beware Of Darkness. Tickets for this are due to go on sale this Friday, the 6th of September at 10am (MDT).

Fresh off the success of their 2013-release, fourth studio album Temper Temper, Bullet For My Valentine have announced new dates for December. Taking with them, Asking Alexandria and Young Guns, this has been speculated to be one of the most exciting and energetic rocks acts around; this will be a must-see show.

Frontman Matt Tuck explained: “It’s never something we expected that would happen. As much as we always had a dream of being in a band and doing arenas one day, ever since the ep and first full-length came out, it’s been nonstop stop since. It’s amazing, we’re very happy! It’s a very British lineup!”

Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop, also at the press conference added, “I’m very excited, it’s going to be amazing, and wild, and weird, and we’re totally gonna drink some booze. I can’t confirm or deny, but I think we may get arrested.”

Dates for the tour is:

  1. -1st December- Manchester arena
  2. -2nd December- Glasgow Hydro
  3. -3rd December- Birmingham NIA
  4. -5th December- London Wembley Arena
  5. -6th December- Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

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-Words By Michele Kennedy-

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Music Wars

Posted: September 10, 2013 in Polls
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Music moves everyone in different ways, there is more than one genre to suit everyone. Lets us know what your favorite is and tell us why