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According to Muselive.com, Muse are set to debut  'Survival', their brand new single for the London 2012 Olympics, tonight (27th June 2012) on BBC Radio 1. 


The station will premiere the track at 7.30pm (BST) on Zane Lowe's show and will be the band’s first new track since they released their last album back in 2009.

 

The band released a statement on their website announcing that the band’s new track had been selected by LOCOG as London 2012's official song.

 

“We are very excited to announce that a Muse song, Survival, has been selected by the London Olympic committee to be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win.”


The statement from the band also added “We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.”


The band's new album is the follow-up to 2009's 'The Resistance' and has been recorded in London. Little has been revealed about the album so far, though there are rumors that this album will have much more “electronic” sound. Bassist Chris Wolstenholme has said that the band wanted to do "something radically different" on their new LP.


Muse have also unveiled a video for their upcoming studio album recently which can be seen below. The video ends with the words 'The 2nd Law' and 'September 2012', which is possibly a hint towards the official release date.



The band is also set to play five shows across the UK in October at venues including Manchester Arena and London's O2 Arena. The gigs are set to be a hit with 3 dates sold out already and the remaining nights have only limited tickets available.

 

Engelbert Humperdinck will come head to head with Jedward when he represents the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.


The Eurovision Show Contest has been going for well over 50 years among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union but the 2012 show is set to headline Engelbert Humperdinck as this year’s entry for the UK, which has many fan’s of the club singer eager to see him in action.


The contest which takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan has already got some excited. Humperdinck, now 75-years-old, released his first album 'Release Me' in 1967 and will become the competitions oldest ever entrant when he steps out on stage on May 26th. The 60’s star revealed that it was "an absolute honour" to be chosen to take part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.


Speaking to the BBC, he said: “It’s an absolute honour to be representing my country for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. When the BBC approached me, it just felt right for me to a part of an institution like Eurovision. I'm excited and raring to go and want the nation to get behind me!”


Head of entertainment and events at the BBC, Katie Taylor, added: "Not since the '70s have we had such an established international musical legend represent the nation. We couldn't be more delighted. Engelbert's experience leaves us in no doubt that he will be able to deliver a standout performance in front of 120 million viewers worldwide."


The song which is being kept under wraps is due to be co-written by Grammy award winning producer Marting Terefe and Sacha Skarbek, the mind behind James Blunt’s hit single “You’re Beautiful”. The recording of the track is scheduled to take place in London, Los Angeles and Nashville in Tennessee.


The UK hasn’t had tremendous luck in the Eurovision Song Contest. In fact the last act to win was Katrina and the Waves back in 1997 with their track 'Love Shine A Light'. Last year's entry from boyband Blue finished in 14th place, behind Jedward with their entry single "Lipstick” which finished in 8th position.


The Guardian have launched a poll asking readers if Engelbert Humperdinck is the right person to represent the UK at Eurovision. Whilst it is by no means a conclusive study, the general consensus seems to be fairly happy with the BBC’s decision.

 

UK Grammy winning artist, Adele, has denied that she is about to take a five-year long break from making any more music.

 

The singer that saw international success with her album, '21', was quoted this week (February 14) in the US edition of Vogue as saying she wanted to "fuck off for four or five years" to focus on her new relationship with her boyfriend Simon Konecki, and would only return to her musical career when she can move away from her current album’s theme and write a "happy record".

 

Though it took just a few hours before the UK star took back those words, writing a message to her fans on her blog at Adele.tv/blog. The post about her time at the Grammy awards makes a reference to the interview with her words:

 

“I've a few days off now, and then it's the Brit Awards here at home and then I'm straight into the studio. 5 years? More like 5 days!”

 

The rumour began after Adele made comments in an interview with the US edition of Vogue quoting her as saying: "I am fucking off for four or five years. If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don't know what I'll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch."

 

In the same interview, she went on to say that she was sick and tired of being a "bitter witch" and that she would never write an album about another break-up again.

 

The comments come just days after Adele shined on her return to the big stage, picking up six Grammys after winning every category in which she was lucky enough to be nominated in, including best record for Rolling In the Deep and album of the year for 21.

 

The 23-year-old underwent surgery on her vocal cords late last year and had been resting her voice on doctor's orders until US music's biggest night. For the first time since then, the singer took the stage to belt out Rolling In the Deep and finished to a standing ovation.

 

You can view a clip of the winners and of Adele’s performance at the Guardian.

It’s that time of year again. With nominations for this year’s NME awards, released last night (January 30) exclusively on BBC Radio 1 during Zane Lowe’s show. The nominations saw Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher, Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines and Odd Future among the acts nominated for gongs.


Arctic Monkeys – who've scored seven nominations in total – will go head-to-head with Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors and Muse for the Best British Band award. Somewhat ironically, Muse have also been nominated for three gongs in total including this year’s Worst Band award.


Ex-Oasis star Noel Gallagher is up for four awards in total, including the coveted Best Album for 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' and Best Solo Artist. He’s also going to be awarded the Godlike Genius Award on the night.


An Instrumania favourite, Foo Fighters, are up for the Best International Band award with lead singer and ex-nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl up for the Hero of the Year award.


The NME Awards has taken different forms over the past 60 years . Back in the 50s and 60s it was the Pollwinners' Concert, and from 1971 to 1993 it was a simple readers poll rather than the live ceremony that you see today. The 2012 NME awards will be the 15th year since the ceremony’s rebirth in 1993 after a 22 year gap of recognising and rewarding the very best in music.


For more information about the nominees and the ceremony or to get tickets, visit the official awards page at: http://www.nme.com/awards


With new categories and awards, the show is set to be a good night of music. The winners will be announced at the ceremony at O2 Academy Brixton on February 29.  Vote for your favourite artist at: http://www.nme.com/awardsvote