amy, damon, jackson, death and RIIA

ahh...mas deixe lá, ainda não lhe contei algumas notícias da NME aleatórias:

Mark Ronson had prepared a backing track based on [composer] David Arnold’s 'Quantum Of Solace' score," he recalled. "But when Amy heard it, she said, ‘I want a tune James Bond would dance to. That sounds like something fucking James Bond gets into an elevator to’."

NME: Have you rehearsed yet?
Damon Albarn: "Nope, we haven't rehearsed at all. We've [pointing at Graham] played together a bit, but not all of us yet."
Graham Coxon: "It's odd, I suppose, but it's quite a nice feeling that that is around the corner."

NME: How did your jam together go?
[both look at each other and giggle]
Damon: "Er, it went ok [laughs], it has its moments! We were just mucking around, we just went through many different thoughts playing together."
Graham: "It wasn't exactly pop music, it was sort of meditation music."

NME: When do all four of Blur get together?
Damon: "We better do it pretty soon!"
Graham: "That's going to be funny, that's just going to make me laugh. It will be funny to see our four faces again in such close proximity in such a positive way because the last time there were four of us together it was really weird."
Damon: "Plus we don't even know what we're going to sound like yet!" [laughs]
Graham: "It should sound better, I can play the guitar better [laughs] but that might be a bad thing! When we started I could hardly play the fucking guitar."
Damon: "Well I certainly couldn't sing. We couldn't do anything hardly when we started."
Graham: "We know we can do our jobs now, but don't want to [be] automatons. In order to give anyone else something out of what we do we have to get something out of it too, you know we have to be nourished. As long as we feel that is going to happen, yeah!"


Biographer Ian Halperin claimed that the singer has gone half-blind, and is in need of a lung transplant because he is suffering from alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding.

However Jackson’s spokesperson, who goes by the name of Dr Tohme, released a statement through Los Angeles company Scoop Marketing, saying that Halperin’s claims are not true, and are simply an attempt to gain publicity for a biography he has written.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced that it plans to end lawsuits against people who illegally download music.

In a statement issued Friday (December 19), the RIAA declared that it will instead team up with internet service providers to prevent music piracy.

"We think this is going to be a different form of stick, but we absolutely think this will be a meaningful alternative approach that will have a significant impact," an RIAA spokeswoman told Reuters.

The RIAA, which represents major record labels including Warner Music Group Corp, EMI, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, will pursue lawsuits that have already been filed, but have said that they do not intend to file new suits.

Instead they will issue warnings through ISPs to those who download music illegally. If users fail to heed warnings, their internet service may be disconnected, the RIAA said.

Since 2003, the music industry filed approximately 35,000 music piracy lawsuits.

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