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Lets see what went down in crazy music town this week.

John Lydon in Family Feud


Sex Pistols star John Lydon is embroiled in a family feud following his father's death on Friday night.

The 52-year-old 'God Save The Queen' rocker, whose real name is John Lydon, blames his father's long-term partner Mary Irwin for his death. Lydon has vowed to "cut" Mary out of funeral arrangements because he believes his 74-year-old father's heart attack was caused by having an argument with Mary's son Gary from her first marriage.

Mary, 75, told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "John didn't want Gary to live with us. He called the police to say he wanted them to help him get rid of Gary. He then went outside and collapsed next to our fence. We tried to resuscitate him but it was too late.

Young Knives Offer Local Bands A Chance.

Young Knives are giving best local bands the chance to play with them on their forthcoming 'Off the Beaten Track’ UK tour this March.


This is a tour which sees the Knives go out of their way to play the provinces and market towns of the UK, to those who don't usually get bigger bands visiting their towns.

Since Young Knives came from a small town themselves – Ashby de la Zouch - and became known for their lethal combination of compelling melodies and thinking mans lyrics about the trials of daily provincial life, it only fits that they are going back to their roots, bringing a big band to small towns.

With the unique competition, acts local to the tour hotspots can enter their own demos/songs by sending them to, more details of the competition can be found at from Tues 26th January. The band will listen through the entries and decide who plays alongside them. The overall winner will be invited back to play the band’s next London headline show.

The Police to Headline Hard Rock Calling.

The 2008 Hard Rock Calling concerts in Hyde Park, London June 28th and 29th which are presented by Hard Rock International have announced this year’s headline artists.


Returning to Hyde Park over a decade after his last headlining performance, the legendary Eric Clapton (will headline Saturday 28th June, and will be joined by special guests Sheryl Crow and John Mayer, with more acts to be announced shortly.

The Police, following their hugely successful world tour, are to headline on Sunday 29th June with special guests KT Tunstall and Starsailor, again with more acts to be added to the bill.

Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park, London Gates Open at 1pm:

Saturday 28th June Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow and John Mayer
Sunday 29th June The Police, KT Tunstall and Starsailor

For new additions to the line up and more info go to

Tickets on Sale from 9am Friday 1st February 2008

Tickets are priced at £50 for Saturday and £65 for Sunday. A weekend ticket can be purchased for £110 but these have limited availability.

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