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It’s 25 years since Michael Jackson released “Thriller”. It’s also 25 years this week since Shergar vanished. Co-incidence? From the Bleedin’ Obvious Dept. Like doh. Thrill Pier turns radio consultant. I particularly like number 13, but then I would, wouldn’t …

Wed, Feb 6, 2008, 13:53

   

It’s 25 years since Michael Jackson released “Thriller”. It’s also 25 years this week since Shergar vanished. Co-incidence?

From the Bleedin’ Obvious Dept. Like doh.

Thrill Pier turns radio consultant. I particularly like number 13, but then I would, wouldn’t I?

Another reason for Paul McGuinness’s speech last week? Music biz grapevine Hits has it that U2 and Universal have renewed their contractual vows for another four albums. Did you really think that Bono would do a Radiohead and put out the tip jar? C’mon, get real.

Six years after “Neon Golden”, The Notwist have finally got a new album on the way. This is Very Good News. Smart video here which may or may not have something to do with the new album.

As brands wake up to the fact that the music industry loves them, Tim Jonze matches acts and products. Babyshambles? Leather products and old artworks. Kate Nash? Clothes and cosmetics. James Blunt? Nescafé Gold Blend.

Bill Cosby is set to release a hip-hop album, his 35th album in all. “State of Emergency”, All Hip-Hop says, will address issues like proper parenting, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, black-on-black crime and the dropout rate in America’s high schools. Death Row would be interested if they weren’t busy flogging the family silver.