Nirvana, Eminem, Guns n’ Roses and 50 Cent, what do they all have in common? They were all winners of MTV Video Music Awards’ Best New Artist trophies, and now Lady Gaga, Drake, Kid Cudi, Asher Roth and 3OH!3 will look to join those names as they compete in the same category at the 2009 VMAs, taking place on September 13th at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Lady Gaga has had the biggest year of the five nominees, as her The Fame spawned blockbuster hits like “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” as well as a a Rolling Stone cover story. But the buzz around Drake — and the huge sigh of anguish surrounding his leg injury, which yanks him from Lil Wayne’s Young Money tour — make him a worthy opponent. Asher Roth and 3OH!3 have had big years on the radio and on the road, and Kid Cudi’s remixes have had him on critics’ lists for the past 12 months, too. As Rock Continue reading →
Deadmau5 will headline the Dance Stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Other names taking on Leeds on the Saturday (29 August) before moving down to Reading for the Sunday (30 August) will be Chase And Status, MSTRKRFT and Vitalic will make their only UK festival performance of 2009 at the events. Female rapper Lady Sovereign, The Crystal Method and The Qemists have also been added to the bill along with Chipmunk, 3Oh!3 and Master Shortie. Das Pop will only perform at Reading Festival, while Mixhell will only play up in Leeds. L’Armour L’Armourge will also play over the weekend. Today’s additions join headliners Kings Of Leon, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys as well as The Gossip, Glasvegas, Kaiser Chiefs and more. If you’re going to the festival, put your findings on video and send it to RTV Channel for broadcasting.