DiS in digest: our pick of the week's news stories...
It's been an odd week. With Glastonbury hangovers letting dark clouds encroach over Monday/Tuesday, the music industry newswires ambled back into life towards Wednesday, only to decide they couldn't really be arsed as the weekend approached.
So, what does this mean for your beloved 'DiS in digest'? Hear that scraping noise? That's my barrel. My big, lovely, rusty barrel.
So, let's got on with the sodding thing. Vidi...
From DiS to Earl's Court! Kaisers announce arena tour!
Headline says it all really. Former DiS-affiliates announce their biggest tour to date, filling whale-sized venues cross the land...read and comment
Class war looms as Facebookers and MySpacers split!
Social networking sites are finding their audiences splitting along class lines, according to US academics. Anything in it? You threw in your two pennies...read and comment
Wigan's finest reform for tour! Again!
The Verve will reuinite to tour the land in November. The band will also release a new album at some point in the future...read and comment
Overrated rockers reform for tour! Bothered?!
Led Zeppelin are getting back together to play a one-off show for Ahmet Ertegun, their former label boss. Rumours of a world tour persist...read and comment
Overrated pop-rockers reform for album!
Refuting claims that they'd split in the most efficient way possible, Weezer announced that they are putting the finishing touches to their next album...read and comment
Death of a singer
Thomas Iain Smith of emerging indie talent Chow Chow died of a heart attack on Sunday the 24th of June...read and comment
Pop band reforms for world tour! Rubbish!
Infernal pop bints Spice Girls are looking for some money to spin. They want your money...they want your money...read and comment
Iggy Pop uses 'P-word'! Sentiment possibly lost in translation!
James Osterberg Jr. uses the phrase 'Paki Shop' live on BBC. Is he a racialist? DiSsers produced evidence to support both the defence and the case against...read and comment
Single downloads have high street on the run! Music stores start to sweat!
Pretty straight forward one this; HMV and FOPP have seen sales fall rapidly as the internet continues its seemingly inexorable rise. Ramifications on this came later in the week...read and comment
Newspaper buys legend's album! Prince teams up with Daily Mail!
The Artist Formerly Known As...is releasing his next album solely as a cover-mount on bile bible the Daily Mail. Record industry is up in arms...read and comment
Truck names line-up for tenth anniversary! It's not that hot!
So many bands confirmed for the nation's favourite carriage-based festival. How many would you pay to see, though...read and comment
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