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Justin Timberlake Streams 'The 20/20 Experience' For Free!

Ella Mar 11, 2013

Justin Timberlake is letting us hear the entirety of his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience for FREE a whole week before it's due for release! (Eek!)

This is one of the biggest comebacks in a long time and everyone is dying to see what Justin's modern music career is going to bring with his first album in 7 years! And now you can find out!

The album will be available to stream through iTunes for a limited time only so click here to have the full 20/20 experience.

The album is available to pre-order now and will be out officially on March 19th!

What do you think? Has JT still got it?!


BRIT Awards 2013: Full List Of Nominations

Ella Jan 10, 2013

The Brit Awards are back to celebrate the best of both British and international music!

The full list of nominees was announced today and it is undoubtedly star-studded!

Check out the full list below:

British Male Solo Artist

Ben Howard
Calvin Harris
Olly Murs
Plan B
Richard Hawley

British Female Solo Artist

Amy Winehouse
Bat For Lashes
Emeli Sandé
Jessie Ware
Paloma Faith

British Group

Mumford and Sons
One Direction
The XX

British Live Act

Mumford and Sons
Rolling Stones
The Vaccines

British Breakthrough Act

Ben Howard
Jake Bugg
Jessie Ware
Rita Ora

International Group

Alabama Shakes
The Black Keys
The Killers
The Script

International Male Solo Artist

Bruce Springsteen
Frank Ocean
Michael Bublé
Jack White

International Female Solo Artist

Alicia Keys
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift

Special Recognition Winner

War Child

Critics' Choice Winner

Tom Odell

British Single

Adele - Skyfall
Alexander Clare - Too Close
Coldplay & Rihanna - Princess of China
DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora - Hot Right Now
Emeli Sandé - Next To Me
Florence And The Machine - Spectrum
James Arthur - Impossible
Jessie J - Domino
Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump
Labrinth feat. Emeli Sandé - Beaneath Your Beautiful
Robbie Williams - Candy
Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida - Troublemaker
Rita Ora feat. Tinie Tempah - RIP
Stooshe - Black Heart
Rudimental feat. John Newman - Feel The Love

British Album of the Year (Mastercard)

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Emeli Sandé - Our Version Of Events
Mumford and Sons - Babel
Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace
Plan B - Ill Manors

What a list! Performers at the ceremony will be Emeli Sandé, Mumford and Sons, Muse, Ben Howard, One Direction and Robbie Williams. It's going to be huge!

What do you think of the nominees?
Who do you think should win a BRIT?


One Direction Release Music Video For 'Kiss You'

Ella Jan 07, 2013

One Direction have released a music video for their newest US single 'Kiss You' from their latest album 'Take Me Home'.

The video is completely tongue-in-cheek and just shows the boys having a great time in a ton of random locations whilst showing off some (questionable) dance moves!

It's definitely a contrast to their previous, more mellow, music video for 'Little Things' but there's nothing wrong with cheesing it up every now and again!

It's completely ridiculous and wonderful and awesome, those boys can do no wrong!

They've taken over the world, after all.

Check out the video here:

What do you think of the video?

Lostprophets Front Man Ian Watkins Arrested For Child Sex Offences

Ella Dec 19, 2012

Ian Watkins, lead singer of the welsh rock band Lostprophets, has been arrested.

He has been charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 as well as the possession/distribution of child pornography. South Wales Police named the man as Ian to help with their investigation.

The 35 year-old appeared at Cardiff Magistrates Court this morning, along with two women who have been charged with similar offences, where it was heard that he is alleged to have conspired with a woman to rape a one-year-old girl as well as engaging in sexual touching with two young children and making, possessing and distributing indecent images.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Peter Doyle, said: “Specially-trained staff are available to speak to anyone with concerns or information regarding this investigation and a dedicated telephone number has been set up. I want to encourage anyone who has any concerns or information which they think may be relevant to contact us. Safeguarding children involved in such cases is always a high priority and as such measures have already been taken.”

The NSPCC are also working alongside the police on this investigation.

This is such a shock. I adore Lostprophets and they have had an amazing year - a new album, a successful tour, headlining UK Warped Tour just last month as well as being crowned Best Rock Band at the Kerrang Awards in the summer.

I'm sure Ian Watkins has been a role model to many in the past, it's a shame he didn't use that position purely for great things.

But let's not forget: innocent until proven guilty.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Operation Globe incident room on 0800 056 0154; or NSPCC on 0800 389 5347; or email operationglobe@south-wales.pnn.police.uk.

Overseas callers are asked to phone 00 44 207 158 0011.

Cassadee Pope Is Crowned 'The Voice'!

Ella Dec 19, 2012

After three months of blind auditions, battle rounds, knockouts and amazing live performances, Cassadee Pope has been crowned the first female winner of NBC's 'The Voice'!

Alongside fellow contestants, Terry McDermott and Nicholas David it was a tense two hour final which generated the most votes cast in the show's history!

When she found out she'd won, Cassadee immediately thanked all those who had helped make this happen for her; "I don't know [what to say], I feel amazing. Thank you to everyone who voted for me. Thank you Blake, the producers, hair and makeup, Carson, the band, Christina, thank you so much!"

She also took to twitter to show her gratitude:

Formerly the lead singer of pop-punk band Hey Monday, Cassadee was nervous to try and make it alone, but finally felt like the risk had been validated. 

"I was nervous to step out on my own and this experience made me feel like I could do it," she said. All four of you [judges] have made me feel like I could do it. Thank you."

For the final, Cassadee sang a beautiful version of Faith Hill's 'Cry' before once again singing coach Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's 'Over You', which was her most successful song on the show.

After several number one's on iTunes, Cassadee was definitely the favourite to win, and I'm so glad she has officially done it! She has also made her coach Blake Shelton a back-to-back winner who tweeted "We did it!! We did it! I love y'all!!!!"

Congratulations, Cassadee, you deserve it!

Are you pleased Cassadee has been named 'The Voice'?


The Perfect Punk-Rock Christmas Playlist!

Ella Dec 17, 2012

There's no denying that the oldies are a classic, but there are some awesome Christmas songs by our favourite bands that haven't made their way to the mainstream. 

I've put together a punk-rock Christmas playlist of just some of these brilliant tunes from a variety of artists, including some Buzznet favourites. It features original songs as well as covers that will get you rockin' around your Christmas tree!

So click play and get in the festive spirit!

Here goes, I hope you enjoy!

1. All Time Low - Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass
2. Blink-182 - I Won't Be Home For Christmas
3. Panic! at the Disco - White Christmas
4. The Maine - Ho Ho Hopefully
5. Fall Out Boy - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out
6. Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
7. Jimmy Eat World - Last Christmas
8. The Maine - Santa Stole My Girlfriend
9. Weezer - The Christmas Song
10. Phantom Planet - Winter Wonderland
11. The Killers - Don't Shoot Me, Santa
12. In Memory - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
13. Go Radio - O Holy Night
14. Breathe Carolina - Mile High Christmas
15. Weezer - We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
If you could have any band under your tree on Christmas morning, who would it be? 


Tim Burton Directs The Killers' New Music Video For 'Here With Me'

Ella Dec 16, 2012

The Killers have released a video for their newest single 'Here With Me' from their latest album Battle Born

Quirky director Tim Burton is back as their director after working with the band on their 2006 video for 'Bones' and Winona Ryder stars as the victim of a twisted stalker.

There is a definite creepy vibe going on, but Tim and the boys work really well together!

Check out the video below:

The Killers' new single 'Here With Me' is out now!
What would you do if you found out you were being stalked? 

Official Trailer Is Released For 'Iron Man 3'!

Ella Oct 23, 2012

It's been over 2 years since Iron Man 2 and although we've had the fabulous Avengers Assemble since then, I think everyone is excited to see more of our favourite "genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist"!

After a short teaser emerged earlier this week, a full trailer has now been released and it looks awesome. Things are definitely heating up!

Check out the trailer below:

The third installment of Iron Man, played by the wonderful Robert Downey Jr., will be hitting theatres next summer on May 3rd 2013!

Who's excited?!

The Low Down On All Time Low's New Album 'Don't Panic'

Ella Sep 02, 2012

So here's the art work for All Time Low's new album 'Don't Panic' which they are releasing on October 9th via Hopeless Records! I'm not quite sure how I feel about it, but it is pretty funny! And very different from their past album covers for sure.

The track listing of the album is as follows:

1. The Reckless And The Brave
2. Backseat Serenade (feat. Cassadee Pope)
3. If These Sheets Were States
4. Somewhere in Neverland
5. So Long Soldier (feat. Anthony Raneri of Bayside)
6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver
7. To Live and Let Go
8. Outlines (feat. Jason Vena of Acceptance)
9. Thanks to You
10. For Baltimore
11. Paint You Wings
12. So Long, And Thanks For All The Booze

The band have already released The Reckless And The Brave and For Baltimore which are both sounding awesome. I am so excited for this record and all the featuring artists!

There's also a trailer for the album featuring new song clips! Watch it right here:

Will you be buying this album? What do you think of the artwork?

Fearne Cotton Is Having A Baby!

Ella Aug 10, 2012

Radio 1 DJ and occasional television presenter Fearne Cotton has announced that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Jesse Wood, son of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.

She tweeted on the 8th August "Jesse and I have some news!!!!!" along with a link to her blog which revealed "Some lovely news... Jesse and I are very happy to announce we are having a baby. We are over the moon, morning sickness aside (me, not Jess) and looking forward to the little Cotton Wood’s arrival." She has not yet announced when the baby is due.

Fearne and Jesse have been in a relationship since July 2011 but whilst this will be Fearne's first child, it will be Jesse's third after two from his marriage to model Tilly Boone.

Fearne's millions of twitter followers have been extrememly excited for the presenter, along with her celebrity friends including best friend Holly Willoughby who posted "Just the best news! @Fearnecotton welcome to motherhood my darlin! Love you loads!!!! Xxx"

Radio 1 has announced that Sara Cox will take over presenting Fearne's late morning show while she is on maternity leave.

Congratulations Fearne and Jesse! I am so excited for you both!

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Music nerd, spontaneity enthusiast. A sucker for happy endings and boys in skinny jeans.