Experimental Music Love

September 26, 2008

Pop News 26/09/08 – Give Pop a Chance

Filed under: Music News — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 1:50 pm
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What better way to start off this round-up of pop news than with the biggest pop star of them all?  I’m talking about former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, and his recent concert in Tel-Aviv, Israel.  Playing to 40,000 fans who have waited over 40 years to see him since Israel’s ban on The Beatles, McCartney treated the audience to classics like ‘Hello Goodbye’, and got them to sing along with John Lennon’s anti-war anthem ‘Give Peace a Chance’. 


There are many who’d find that sentiment lacking though, with calls from Palestinian activists for McCartney to boycott the show in protest over Israel’s military and territorial activity. 


“I was aware of the criticism,” the ex-Beatle said. “But I thought it was best to go with a message of peace and find out myself what the situation was.”


In less controversial news, former Spice Girl, Mel B, is taking some tips from ‘Cash in the Attic’ and auctioning off the contents of her former home in the UK.  Now based in L.A, Scary Spice is planning to sell such personal items as a trademark leopard print costume and her own copy of ‘Spice World: The Movie’.  She may not have had the best taste, but all proceeds do go to the very worthy Clic, a charity supporting families affected by cancer.


After two legends of pop, how about a look at the future?  Teen pop sensation and actress, Miley Cyrus, has dismissed claims she may be quitting the popular Disney Channel show ‘Hannah Montana’.  “I am fully committed to ‘Hannah Montana,'” Cyrus told People in a report on the magazine’s website on Monday.  That will come as a relief to many a young girl looking forward to the upcoming ‘Hannah Montana’ movie, released in April 2009.


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