Arctic Monkeys under threat (NME)
MS: Arctic Monkeys' album chart record for having the fastest-selling British debut of all time looks set to be smashed by 2006 'X Factor' winner Leona Lewis. In January 2006 the band's debut album, 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' sold 363,735 in its first week of release. Lewis' debut, 'Spirit', sold 130,000 copies on its release on Monday (November 12), meaning it is on course to set a new record.
Joan Jett still loves rock'n'roll (Times Online)
MS: What riles her is the difficulty she believes still exists in getting rock music made by women to a mainstream audience. “It’s virtually been at a standstill since the Runaways,” she says. “And I can’t figure it out. It baffles me what the threat is to people from girls playing guitars.”
Queens Of The Stone Age thrown out of rehab (NME)
MS: But a spokesman for the band informed NME.COM that when the band opened the show with classic 'Feel Good Hit Of The Summer', staff at the clinic were so unimpressed that they pulled the plugs and had security remove them straight away without negotiation. The song's lyrics famously run: "Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol... c-c-c-c-c-cocaine".
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