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One of a kind Beatles ‘White Album’ set to fetch $1,000,000

3 h Newsdesk Considered the holy grail of all Beatles albums, the only known factory sealed White Album Marked 0000001 hits the block today for New Jersey auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll. The limited edition “first print” albums were made only for The Beatles and Capitol Records executives exclusively, and all of the other known albums have been taken out of their seal. Ringo Starr himself auctioned off an unsealed “first print” copy in 2015 and fetched $790,000. This album — which has a starting bid of just $25,000 — comes from a well known Beatles collector and has been privately appraised for $1 million. The "White Album" was the Beatles last album released on Capitol Records and the first Beatles album for Apple Records — a division of their Apple Corp Ltd. A double album, it was released on November 25, 1968. First issue covers had the title "The BEATLES" in raised letters, the covers were numbered and the discs had an Apple label with a Capitol Records logo in white aroun..

Christina Aguilera working on ‘overdue’ Spanish album

6 h Newsdesk Christina Aguilera has promised fans another Spanish album is in the works, confessing it's "about 20 years overdue". The Dirrty hitmaker, whose father is Ecuadorian, has been busy developing two new musical projects - one in English and another in Spanish, and although recording the new material has "reinspired" the singer, she has insisted it will be a little while longer before she is ready to share her latest tracks. "I'm months away from anything being announced," she told Health magazine. "I'm simultaneously working on my English record and the follow-up to my debut Spanish album - about 20 years overdue. "I'm a perfectionist and want to give everything my best - especially because of the soul-searching I've done over the past year and the new perspective I have. I am reinspired and have reconnected with myself. I've fallen in love with music all over again, which is a really big thing to say, having spent my entire career in music." ..

The Snuts ‘owe’ Lewis Capaldi ‘a few pints’ after he backed their battle to No1

10 h Newsdesk The Snuts owe fellow Scot Lewis Capaldi "a few pints" after he supported their chart battle with Demi Lovato. The West Lothian rockers beat the 28-year-old international megastar's LP 'Dancing with the Devil... The Art of Starting Over' to the top spot with their revered debut studio album, ‘W.L.’. And frontman Jack Cochrane plans to thank the 'Someone You Loved' hitmaker for "doing his bit for the young team" by showering him in free booze. On the unexpected No1, he said: “You never really expect to be in a race of any sort with Demi Lovato. It was certainly an experience. “We were in the lead for most of the week. We were thinking, ‘This is too good to be true’. And then she got back out in front towards the end of the week and I kind of gave up on my dreams. “And then it happened. Happy days.” And on the BRIT Award-winner's support, he added: “I owe him a few pints now. We’ve been friends for a long time, we come from the same place. It ..

Grammy-nominated CHIKA announces early retirement from music

10 h Newsdesk Grammy-nominated rapper CHIKA has announced her retirement from the music industry. The 24-year-old star - who was in contention for Best New Artist at the 2021 awards ceremony - has decided to step back from her music career due to the impact it was having on her mental health. In a statement, she told fans that “the mental toll being in the industry has taken on me is not something you bounce back from easily.” The poet and songwriter - who signed to Warner Records in 2019, after garnering attention on social media - went on to issue a lengthy statement hitting out at those who were "rejoicing in the decline of her mental health" following her news. She wrote: “Today I told Twitter [about retiring]. “What followed was a hoard of psychotic fans rejoicing in the decline of my mental health, harassing me as if I spoke to them first. It’s not f****** cool, it’s not “trolling” or “stan culture”, you’re pushing people to a point of no return. (sic)" CHIKA only dropped her mo..

Exodus drummer Tom Hunting vows to beat cancer ‘like a snare drum’

12 h Newsdesk Exodus drummer Tom Hunting has vowed to beat cancer like a f****** snare drum" after being diagnosed with the disease. The thrash metal legends' sticksman found out he has a gastric tumour in his upper stomach in February, and the 56-year-old rocker has shared his diagnosis to encourage people to watch out for the symptoms and to get themselves checked out by a medical professional if they "persist". Tom also thanked the "great doctors" and support network around him. He told fans on the band's Facebook page: "It’s a gastric tumour that was diagnosed in my upper stomach in February. "I’m making this public to raise awareness for people to pay attention to symptoms of stomach and esophageal issues. If they persist, please go get it checked out. I’m not gonna be sheepish talking about it. "I feel that if I can help someone with what I’ve learned, or someone out there has information to share with me, it’s a win-win! When you can name the enemy, it’s empowering,..

Paris Jackson features on The Struts’ upcoming single, Low Key In Love

12 h Newsdesk Paris Jackson is featured on The Struts' upcoming single, 'Low Key In Love'. The 23-year-old model-and-singer released her debut solo single, 'Wilted', in November, and she has teamed up with the British rockers on their new track out on Friday (16.04.21). Luke Spiller and co tweeted: "NEW SINGLE #LowKeyInLove Two hearts featuring the incredible @ParisJackson out THIS FRIDAY... (sic)" Meanwhile, Paris recently insisted she is a "full believer" she should "earn" her success. The musician insisted her late father Michael Jackson always made sure she and her brothers, Prince, 24, and Blanket, 19, didn't grow up feeling "entitled" and needed to "work hard" to achieve their goals. Appearing on Naomi Campbell's 'No Filter' series, the supermodel suggested Paris "shouldn't be doing castings" because of her famous name, but her guest disagreed and said she needed to "earn" her place. She added: "Even growing up it was about ..

Tom Grennan and Sophie Ellis-Bextor join Big Feastival bill

12 h Newsdesk Tom Grennan, Maisie Peters and Sophie Ellis-Bextor have been added to the line-up for The Big Feastival. Blur rocker and cheesemaker Alex James' annual music and food festival is set to return on August Bank Holiday (August 27 – 29 August 2021) on his idyllic Cotswolds farm in Gloucestershire. The event was postponed last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be back with the same acts this summer, including the likes of Rag‘n’Bone Man, Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Zara Larsson. And it's just been confirmed that the 'Little Bit of Love' hitmaker, the pop singer-songwriter - who was due to join Niall Horan on his 'Nice to Meet Ya Tour' before the pandemic scuppered his plans - and the kitchen disco pop queen, respectively, are the latest additions to bill. Also performing across the three-day event - which is sponsored by M&S - is the likes of Tom Walker, Max & Harvey, Norman Jay, Reef, and regulars The Cuban Brothers. Plus, getting the par..

Selena Gomez hosting Global Citizen’s VAX LIVE concert

14 h Newsdesk Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez are joining forces for a new Global Citizen concert to highlight the need for the Covid-19 vaccine in the world's poorest countries. The Come and Get It hitmaker will host VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World, with J.Lo headlining the event, alongside performances from the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin, and H.E.R. Organisers are aiming to secure $22.1 billion in pledges from world leaders, government officials, corporation bosses, and philanthropists in order to get "two billion Covid-19 vaccine doses, tests and treatments to the world's poorest countries by the end of 2021", with a focus on inoculating medical workers first. In a statement, Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans says: "As a global community, we are in a race against time and the key to coming back together is the vaccine. We need to build vaccine confidence in the U.S. and globally, and encourage people to take the vaccine as quickly as possi..

Mick Jagger releases surprise lockdown song with Dave Grohl

14 h Newsdesk Sir Mick Jagger has recruited Dave Grohl to give fans a surprise new song to blast them out of the U.K.'s latest lockdown. The Rolling Stones frontman has served up Eazy Sleazy, an energetic track written while stuck at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussing the inspiration behind the tune, Jagger commented, "It's a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism. "Thanks to Dave Grohl for jumping on drums, bass and guitar, it was a lot of fun working with him. Hope you all enjoy Eazy Sleazy." And getting to collaborate with the British rock veteran was a real thrill for Grohl. "It's hard to put into words what recording this song with Sir Mick means to me. It's beyond a dream come true," he gushed. "Just when I thought life couldn't get any crazier... and it's the song of the summer, without a doubt!!" Eazy Sleazy has been described as a "deliciously dark" take on how people have had to adapt over the pa..

Lil Nas X announces Montero (Call Me By Your Name) is hitting Pornhub after streaming issues

34 min Newsdesk Lil Nas X announced 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' will be available on Pornhub, after the hit was briefly taken down from streaming platforms. The 'Old Town Road' hitmaker's fans took to Twitter to share their dismay that the song was no longer working on apps such as Apple Music and Spotify on Tuesday (13.04.21). And while the issue has seemingly been resolved now, the 22-year-old star told his 6.2 million followers that the adult site will now host the song. Nas X originally tweeted: "not even joking. everybody stream call me by your name hard today because it may no longer be available tomorrow and there’s nothing i can really do about it. thanks for all the support tho! (sic)" He later followed up: "since call me by your name is no longer working on many streaming services i will be uploading the audio to pornhub at 3pm est (sic)" The rapper's label, Columbia Records, also addressed the situation and insisted it was "out of our ..

One of a kind Beatles ‘White Album’ set to fetch $1,000,000

Christina Aguilera working on ‘overdue’ Spanish album

The Snuts ‘owe’ Lewis Capaldi ‘a few pints’ after he backed their battle to No1

Grammy-nominated CHIKA announces early retirement from music

Tom Grennan and Sophie Ellis-Bextor join Big Feastival bill

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