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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.


Britain’s Got Talent bosses are facing are in a spot of hot water with claims of a fix after hit act Loveable Rogues admitted ITV1 bosses hand-chose them to perform for the judges.


Eddie Brett, Sonny Jay and Té Eugene booked their place in the BGT final after an impressive rendition of their own track Lovesick, but news has since come out that the band were specifically asked to perform for Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams after the production team’s talent scouts spotted their videos online.


Under normal circumstances, acts have to apply and are first slimmed down by producers before being seen by the panel, but the “Rogues” skipped the preliminary auditions and were put straight on the live stage in front of Simon Cowell and the judges


Loveable Rogues are Eddie Brett, Sonny Jay and Té Eugene. Eddie admitted to The Sun: “Yes, we did get approached.”


Co-star Sonny Jay added: “We never really thought about doing shows like this, but obviously an opportunity came along and it would be silly not to.


“We’ve been gigging constantly for 18 months, trying to build up our fanbase and working hard, but a show like this is an incredible platform – within weeks everyone knows who you are.”


Band mate Sonny confessed that the group subsequently skipped several stages of the audition process, avoiding the lengthy queues and pre-auditions endured by other contestants.


He told The Sun: 'The audition in front of the judges was the first we've done.'


The show has always been under scrutiny with evidence suggesting that that the show is manipulated to include the most marketable acts likely to sell scores of albums, and purposely include less talented acts for public ridicule by the audience.


Speaking after their performance on Tuesday's semi-final, Cowell further fuelled suspicion of manipulation by telling the band: “It was brilliant. I know who you should be working with on your first album, I can hear that single already.” 


When asked about the allegations, a spokesman for Britain’s Got Talent said: “We let people know about auditions in lots of ways, from ads in local papers to fliers distributed at festivals.


"As part of this normal process, we may inform some acts about the auditions. All acts are auditioned on their own merits and the judges then decide who goes through to the live shows.”


Check out the bands live performance of their track "Lovesick" below.


 

Red Hot Chili Peppers have revealed plans to persuade Jimmy Page of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin to join them at their summer shows in their upcoming UK tour.


If you are at all human, after reading that first paragraph I can imagine that your interest has been peaked. It seems that the age-defying rockers, Red Hot Chili Peppers have spoken out about how legendary guitarist Jimmy Page would be their dream guest for their upcoming shows at Knebworth and the Stadium of Light in Sunderland this summer.


Chili’s drummer Chad Smith said "Jimmy Page has come to our shows before but we haven't had a chance to play with him," in an interview with The Daily Star, Chad continued adding: "That would be really cool so maybe that can happen."


Playing the historic venue of Knebworth in Hertfordshire is especially exciting for the band.


Talking about their Knebworth booking, Smith added: "Being a big rock fan, Knebworth is particularly exciting. I first heard about Knebworth when Led Zeppelin played there in 1979, so to me it's hallowed ground and pretty cool that we will be following them."


Whilst it does seem a long shot, Page, now 68 years old, has been known to cameo in big gigs. This hasn’t gone un-noticed with Smith noting: "Maybe we can get Page to come out to Knebworth. I saw him come on with Foo Fighters at Wembley."


The “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic” band  have been on an enforced break after lead singer Anthony Kiedis, now 49, crushed a bone in his foot and had to undergo surgery, but it’s not been all misfortune for the foursome.


Chad added the time off was productive, as he got together with the other band members - guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and bassist Flea - to write new tracks.


He added: ''We just rehearsed and came up with some ideas and new song ideas.

 

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.

After weeks of speculation and anticipation, last night’s (21/02/2012) Brit Awards left little to chance as celebrities and fans alike packed into the O2 arena in London.


There were a whole host of honours dished out with Adele's hugely popular, multiple Grammy-winning album 21 receiving the award for female solo artist and Album of the Year.


Adele had performed earlier in the evening offering up a cautious rendition of Rolling in the Deep, but it was Ed Sheeran, the night's other double winner after taking home best British male solo artist and best British breakthrough, that shone on stage. After a quick costume change the singer-songwriter performed a note perfect version of his single, Lego House.


Other winners at the BRIT Awards last night included Lana Del Rey, who won the award for international breakthrough act, Coldplay picked up the award for British music group, the Foo Fighters for international music group and a surprising win for One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" as they were handed the British single of the year.


The evening ended with a sour note as Adele clambered on stage to give her acceptance speech for Album of the Year.


But the Tottenham born starlet was rushed off the main stage to for a rather disappointing closing performance by 90’s pop-rock legends Blur, who picked up an award for outstanding contribution to music earlier in the ceremony. After an uncomfortable James Corden asked Adele to leave the stage, the singer flipped Brit award “suits” the finger while saying, "Can I just say then, goodbye, and I’ll see you next time round, then?"


The incident upset Corden, who said afterwards: "I don't understand what happened but I'm upset about it. Blur get to play for 11 minutes and she gets to say thank you once."


Many were left unconvinced by this year’s ceremony, with the Arts Desk website noting “For those into legacy, who might care about how this show will be remembered, it was the lowest BRITs climax for years.”