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The Charlatans

The Charlatans. Photo credit: Ventura Mendoza. Creative Commons License The Charlatans formed in 1989 and first tasted chart success with their second single The Only One I Know, which hit the Top 10 the following year. They have since gone on to establish themselves as a major force in the British music scene, enjoying nine Top 10 albums (including three number ones) and twenty-two Top 40 singles to date...

Queen + Paul Rodgers

Queen + Paul Rodgers. Picture: Brian May. Photo Credit: Lola's Big Adventure! Creative Commons License Formed in 1972, English band Queen became internationally famous in 1974 with the release of their third album, Sheer Heart Attack. Following the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 and John Deacon's retirement, Brian May and Roger Taylor have continued to perform together with the collaboration of Paul Rodgers. To coincide with the release of their new album, The Cosmos Rocks, Queen + Paul Rodgers are back on stage...

Top Music Sellers:
(14/03/08 - 10/04/08)

1. R.E.M.
2. Iron Maiden
3. Madness
4. Hard Rock Calling
5. O2 Wireless Festival

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R.E.M. Picture: Michael Stipe. Photo Credit: Wonker. Creative Commons License Alternative rock from a time when that actually meant something, R.E.M. cannot be described without using the word pioneers. They are that rare 80s band whose music remains highly relevant as well as critically and commercially successful today. Though never really trying to become famous, songs like 'Radio Free Europe' and 'Losing My Religion' got them there anyway...

Leonard Cohen

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen - author, poet, and folk legend - will play his first shows in 15 years starting in May 2008. The Canadian was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year for his forty years of rich contribution to song writing. Born Jewish, practicing Zen Buddhism, and frequent user of Christian imagery, Cohen's music is deeply humanistic and subtly allegorical. These are likely to be his last appearances on stage and are not to be missed...

Summer Music Festivals

Summer Music FestivalsLong the Mecca of rock, the summer music festival is required attendance, at least once, for everyone. Hot days, crowded nights of mud, anonymous camaraderie and general debauchery play backdrop to the sounds of the biggest names in music. Less hectic offerings exist, too - there's at least one day of one festival this summer tailor made to your tastes...

Classical and Dance

La Fille du Regiment - Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland ParkGaetano Donizetti's opera is one of six shown at the Opera Holland Park this season. Marie became "The Daughter of the Regiment" as a baby, after being found on a battlefield and adopted by soldiers. As a young woman, Marie swore to herself to belong only to a member of the regiment. Tonio enlists in a bid to win her love...

Other Performances at the Opera Holland Park:
Il Trovatore
La Gioconda
The Magic Flute

Top Classical and Dance Sellers:
(14/03/08 - 10/04/08)

1. Cirque du Soleil - Delirium
2. Carlos in Cuba
3. The Sleeping Beauty
4. The Merry Widow
5. West Side Story


Michael McDonald Competition

Michael McDonald CompetitionMichael McDonald - former Doobie Brother and superstar singer/songwriter - will be releasing a new album of classic soul-tinged cover songs - titled Soul Speak, released 7th April on Universal Music. The album will include three new songs by the 5x Grammy winner and touring member of Steely Dan.

Produced by frequent Eric Clapton collaborator Simon Clime, this 13 track new collection burnishes McDonald's flawless vocal delivery over an array of soul-inspired songs - featuring some of his favourites.

The lead-off track is Jackie Wilsons' Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher - which is already a huge hit at radio in the US. Love TKO by Teddy Pendergrass, Walk On By by Dionne Warwick, Into The Mystic by Van Morrison, Living For The City by Stevie Wonder, Redemption Song by Bob Marley, and more. McDonald's three new tracks on the album are Only God Can Help Me Now, Enemy Within and Can't Get Over You (Getting Over Me)

For your chance to win one of three copies of Soul Speak by Michael McDonald, answer the following question:
Michael McDonald is a past member of which of the following bands?
a. The Beatles
b. The Doobie Brothers
c. The Beach Boys

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Closing Date: Thursday 1 May 2008, Noon

How to Enter:
- Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected], with the subject "Michael McDonald Competition"
- You must include your name, email address, telephone number and postal address, to be considered for the prize.

More Necessary Info:
- NB MUST include name, email, telephone number and postal address (which will only be used for this compie only - guaranteed). If you don't include your details we can't send you info about the prize!
- First correct answer out of the Editor's hat wins the prize.
- Details will be sent to the winner.
- LondonNet is not responsible for prize distribution.
- The Editor's decision is final.
- There is no cash alternative.

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