News: Lizzee Rascal! Queen is fan of rapper

FORGET rock royalty, our very own Jubilee celebrating monarch Queen Elizabeth II is a fan of Dizzee Rascal.
According to reports, during the London 2012 Opening Ceremony Prince William told Prime Minister David Cameron that the Queen was a big fan.
And the PM passed this fact on to reporters last night – saying finding out was his favourite part of the ceremony!

Soundcast: Download 2012

NOW that all that Jubilee Bank Holiday flag waving bunting hanging nonsense is out of the way, it’s time to look forward to 2012’s real anniversary – the 10th year of Download festival.
The Donington Park orgy of metal and rock takes place this coming weekend, and you may or may not be aware that Sound Advice has been compling the definitive playlist of all the festival’s confirmed acts through the countdown to the event.
So listen below while you sharpen your metal horns and stock up on black T-shirts ready for the kick off.
Hail Satan, have a nice weekend.

News: Musical notes – The Beatles, Mick Jaggar and, er, Robbie Williams

THE quids are alright!
According to the Bank of England, Take That bad boy Robbie Williams is one of the names suggested to take pride of place on UK currency.
The Bank of England has produced a list of notable names suggested by members of the public to grace bank notes alongside our Jubilee-toasting monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
Among the musical mentions are classical composers such as Thomas Tallis, Henry Purcell, Dame Ethel Smyth, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten – and of course Sir Edward Elgar, who did feature on the old £20 being taken out of circulation.
However more modern musicians feature on the list – Mick Jagger, The Beatles, and, er, Robbie Williams.
A Bank of England spokesman said: “The Bank reserves the right not to include suggested names. Inclusion on the list does not imply any endorsement by the Bank.”
Thanks goodness for that.