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By | Published on Thursday 3 October 2019

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R Kelly‘s sexual abuse trial in New York will begin on 18 May next year, he was told yesterday. His Chicago trial is set to begin on 27 Apr. Kelly was also once again denied bail, with the judge saying there is a significant risk that he would try to leave the country.



Live Nation has acquired Finnish promoter and booking agency Hög. “After running my own agencies for over nine years, I felt it was time to move forward”, says Hög CEO Mikko Varjamo. “This new union with Live Nation will enable the company to operate at a different level and will strengthen our position in Finland’s music scene”.



BBC Radio 6 Music is going to celebrate the medium of graphic novels this month. What could be more perfect for radio? Some graphic novel writers are going to present or appear on shows. Alan Moore will be in the 7-9pm slot this Friday, while Neil Gaiman, UK comic laureate Hannah Berry, and Warren Ellis will be in to chat at 1pm on the next three consecutive Sundays.



AEG Europe COO John Langford has been elected president of the European Arenas Association. “I am honoured to represent 35 of the leading European indoor arenas during this incredibly dynamic time in the live event sector”, he says.



Charlie Puth has released new track ‘Cheating On You’. He’s still not announced his third album, as far as I know.

London Records is going to release a compilation of The Happy Mondays‘ early EPs, titled ‘The Early EPs’, on 25 Oct. Here’s a video for one of the old tracks, ‘The Egg’.

Slayer have announced that they will screen their upcoming ‘The Relentless Killogy’ live film in cinemas worldwide on 6 Nov. Tickets go on sale on 6 Oct. More info here.

Dido has released new track ‘Just Because’, taken from a deluxe edition of her latest album ‘Still On My Mind’, which is out on 15 Nov. She’s going on tour in November and December too.

Danny Brown has released new track ‘3 Tearz’, featuring Run The Jewels and Jpegmafia. His new album ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ is out on Friday.

Kele Okereke has released new track ‘Between Me And My Maker’, taken from his upcoming new album, ‘2042’.

The Pictish Trail has released new single ‘Slow Memories’. His new album, ‘Thumb World’, is set for release on 21 Feb.

Lightning Bolt have released new single ‘Hüsker Dön’t’ from their upcoming ‘Sonic Citadel’ album. “The lyrics are a sort of letter from beyond the grave to my son”, says drummer and vocalist Brian Chippendale. “I thought it would be a cool thing for him to discover later on. An Easter egg. Just a love letter”.

Sonikku has released new single ‘Sweat’, featuring Liz. “After producing the instrumental for ‘Sweat’, I knew I had to enlist the help of Little Boots to help me pen the lyrics”, he says. “With our shared love of Kylie and unapologetic pop, we wrote it after just one session. Then Liz fell in love with the track after I played it her whilst I was on a writing trip in LA. Her Britney-esque ‘tongue-in-cheek’ vocals on this track were a match made in heaven for me”.



Alison Wonderland will play a secret warehouse location in London on 28 Feb as part of a world tour of secret warehouse locations. Actually, she’s already said where two in the US are going to be. So not that secret in those cases. Maybe she’ll say where the UK one is at some point. Or maybe she won’t. The intrigue is worth the ticket price on its own.

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