Hi and welcome to another addition of the 405 News roundup bringing you the latest music, entertainment and art news. In todays roundup, you can read about slumdog millionaire's musical success at the oscars, Kings of Leon's latest album climbing its way back to the top of the album charts, why is Pete Doherty in the news again and of course why nike footballers are playing a match against inner city footballers. And because we love our reading audience, there is also some news on some tours and releases, that we here at 405 feel, deserve a mention.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE AND MUSICAL TALENT AT THE OSCARS
Slumdog millionaire composer A R Rahman took won two oscars for music for the song 'Jai Ho' and the scoe for slumdog millionaire. Rahman worked on the music for the film with british rap star MIA, who just gave birth a few days ago. The film took eight oscars altogther including Best Picture and Best Director, Danny Boyle.
KINGS OF LEON'S CLIMB BACK TO THE TOP
Kings of Leon's album 'Only by the Night' has made been restored back on top of the UK album charts as a result of the BRITS. Hmmm...Must have been that sex on fire. Other artists who saw a rise in album sales include the Petshop boys, the Tings Tings and Duffy.
PETE DOHERTY - WILL THE BOY EVER LEARN?
Pete has released a music video for in new single 'Last of the English Roses' online. The title sounds so intimate, so quaint. However, the video features an inner city football match with yours truly plus a gay kiss at the end. It does not say whether that is Pete locking lips with a dude, but it needs to be said: this boy has a very interesting imagination. What would it be like to be in his head....
NIKE FOOTBALLERS v INNER CITY FOOTBALLERS
Nike is to launch its biggest UK ad campaign in a decade featuring Wayne Rooney, Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand playing in a gritty five-a-side match against players from inner city areas in order to launch a nationwide football tournament. The sportswear firm wants to encourage 16,000 players to take part in more than 200 five-a-side tournaments over eight weeks. A national final comprising of the two best city teams in the country will take place on the 10th of May. It launches tomorrow night during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and Inter Milan.
SHRED YR FACE 2 TOUR - INTERESTED?
Shred Yr Face 2 tour (starring The Bronx, F***ed Up and Rolo Tomassi) kicks off in style this week.
Shred Yr Face 2 tour:
26-Feb : Cockpit, Leeds
27-Feb : Garage, Glasgow
28-Feb : Club Academy, Manchester
01-Mar : Korova, Liverpool (F***ed Up show - this is not part of the Shred Yr Face 2 tour) 02-Mar : Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 03-Mar : Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 04-Mar : Electric Ballroom, London 05-Mar : Concorde, Brighton 06-Mar : Academy, Birmingham
Check out http://www.shredyrface.com/ for on-tour updates and videos.
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SATURDAY 1st AUGUST 2009
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NEW ADAM GNADE RELEASE, ''ISLAND'S ISLANDS,'' OUT TODAY
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