Coldplay‘s 2003 single ‘Clocks‘ has been voted the greatest song of the last decade by listeners of BBC 6Music.
BBC 6Music increased its listenership by 31% last year to become the UK’s most popular digital-only radio station, that’s according to new figures released by Rajar.
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BBC 6Music DJ and Fun Lovin’ Criminals mainman Huey Morgan has apologised to his fellow radio host Lauren Laverne after posting a series of critical tweets about her and other colleagues following Monday’s Sony Radio Awards.
The BBC Trust has reportedly rejected plans to close digital station 6Music following a massive public response to the proposal.
Organisers of the Save BBC 6Music campaign, set up to voice opposition over the planned closure of the British digital station, have announced they are to stage a second protest this weekend following a similar event which involved listeners, presenters and musicians last March.
The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) along with various senior music industry executives are set for a meeting with the BBC Trust’s Sir Michael Lyons next week in a bid to lay out the industry’s concerns over the plans to close, and their case for saving, the digital station BBC 6Music.
Drummer Nathan Followill has stated he hopes Kings Of Leon will premiere new material at their forthcoming UK summer shows.
According to the Daily Star newspaper, Nathan has said: “We are stoked to get back on the road. We’ve had a little break and are starting to get that itch. It will be cool to see if we can sneak in some new shit to see if the kids dig it. Late April the next musical adventure begins.”
The director behind The White Stripes‘ new tour documentary ‘Under Great White Northern Lights‘ has predicted the duo will return sooner rather than later.
Speaking to BBC 6Music, Emmet Malloy said Jack and Meg White were ‘emotionally and physically exhausted’ following the completion of their last tour, but could now be ready to begin a follow up to 2007′s ‘Icky Thump‘. “Jack’s done a few interviews that I’ve read and it always sounds like they are going to get back together and do something,” he said. “After this tour, we all needed a break but I just can’t imagine that band not doing more records and doing more shows. They just probably needed a break like everybody does. I foresee them doing some shows together sooner than later.”
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