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March 8, 2007

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Vote for PopJunkie at the British Blog Awards 2007

March 6, 2007

Blogawards We’re rather pleased with the way things have been going at PopJunkie and we’ve had many messages telling us how much the site is being enjoyed by those with great taste in music, and in some cases, celebs have been in touch to say how nice we are.

are having a Best of Brit Blog Awards 2007 and you can register to vote for PopJunkie which would not only make us very happy, but also give us a chance to don an ill fitting dinner suit and make a fool out of ourselves in front of the webs most important people. The closing date is the 22nd March and we’d be more than grateful if you put our name forward. VOTE HERE

Beatles to sue EMI and Capitol

August 31, 2006

Beatles_3The surviving members of The Beatles are set to sue the asses off EMI and Capitol Records over unpaid royalties and claiming the music companies had used clandestine schemes in an attempt
to "pocket millions of dollars" of royalties due to the band. The plaintiffs – Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon’s widow
Yoko Ono, the estate of the late George Harrison and the Beatles’ Apple
Corps company – want at least $25m (£13.2m) in damages in the suit for
fraud and breach of contract.


Pop Junkie on MySpace

August 25, 2006

Fisherpricerecordplayer_1Just another quick note to let you know that PopJunkie now has a MySpace site. It features our fave new bands that are up and coming, and dare we say it, ready to take over the world.

Follow this link to get to our MySpace site and listen to our jukebox of ace sounds and read reviews and make friends with other PopJunkie readers! Also, if you’re in a band, add yourself to our MySpace site and you may well end up gracing these pages like Jess Bryant, Monkberry Momma and Arborea did!

Mof Gimmers (PopJunkie Ed)

Osama Bin Laden fancies Whitney Houston?

August 23, 2006

Whitney_houstonSometimes you come across news stories that aren’t really anything to do with the things you’re in to. More often than not, they’re only good for passing time… but sometimes, they’re too good to resist. The latest one is evil warlord of the world, Osama Bin Laden, and his boyish crush on warbling diva Whitney Houston. First Serge, now Osama!

The bizarre report by Harpers Bazaar magazine highlights passages
written by Sudanese poet and novelist Kola Boof, who says she was
forced to become the Saudi warlord’s sex slave for four months in 1996
while in Morocco… she then revealed Osama’s love for ginger haired faux soulies.



August 17, 2006

Arthurlee1969Tributes have continued to pour in from stars and peers of Arthur Lee after his untimely death earlier this month.

Robert Plant, lifelong Love votary who played at Arthur’s fund-raising benefit show at NY’s Beacon Theatre on June 23.

“Reaching so far back to those remarkable works of dark beauty then
witnessing his wild, unsettling presence in the present, I was
convinced there could be no end to Arthur. He careened five minutes
then five light years away from gathering the shards of creativity to
compete with his unassailable past – a tough call; I believed he could
do it; I was waiting. Alas, the Vindicator moves on.”


PopJunkie on MySpace

August 15, 2006

Cat_and_gramophoneJust a reminder to all our readers that PopJunkie is now available on MySpace! You can hear bands that we’ve featured and read select reviews! More importantly, you’ll be able to make friends with other PopJunkies as you add your way into oblivion (or hermit-dom).

Any bands on MySpace can add to the PopJunkie MySpace page, and you never know, if you do, you may well end up gracing these pages! There are also links to all the other Shiny MySpace sites too!

Follow this link to get to the PopJunkie Myspace site where you can hear all our favourite new (and old) bands!

Mof Gimmers

Teens who listen to raunchy songs have sex earlier says study

August 8, 2006

BilljustisraunchyA study carried out in the US has concluded that teens who listen to ‘raunchy’ songs tend to have sex earlier than those that don’t. Young people who listen to music with "sexually degrading" lyrics that
describe women as sex objects and portray men as "sex-driven studs"
were almost twice as likely to start being sexually active within the
next two years than teens who listened to little or no sexually
degrading music, according to a study by the Rand Corporation, a
Pittsburgh-based thinktank.


Pop Junkie – Now on MySpace

August 7, 2006

PermissivesPop Junkie has spread its wings into the wilds of MySpace. There we will be able to get up close with all the bands that we’ve been raving about, and make tunes available for you to listen to that we’ve featured on the site!

Also, if you want to be featured on Pop Junkie (like the brilliant Permissive Society, pictured left), then all you have to do is add yourself as a friend on our Pop Junkie MySpace site! Easy.

Follow this link to access our MySpace site, and keep your eyes peeled for new and brilliant music, and news about all things Pop Junkie!

Mof Gimmers

Arthur Lee dies after battle with Leukaemia

August 4, 2006

Arthurlee_ripIncredibly sad news has reached us. Yesterday, the gargantuan talent of Arthur Lee slipped away into the ether after a long battle with leukaemia. Lee passed away in Memphis yesterday (august 3rd) at the Methodist University Hospital.

Lee dubbed himself as the first ‘black hippie’ and created the psychedelic masterpiece that is Forever Changes. Before this, Lee had been at the helm for two other classic LPs (the eponymous debut and the wonderful Da Capo) which influenced everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Jim Morrison.