MTV News Round-Up 02/04/2004
*** Pink has been added to this year's T In The Park line-up. The solo star will board the main stage on the Saturday (July 10) at the Balado-located festival in Scotland. Other new additions are Faithless, who will also play the main stage on the Saturday, and Basement Jaxx who will headline the Slam Tent. Tickets are said to be selling like hotcakes.
*** The Pixies are to release 17 live albums! The band are releasing one album from each gig on their North American reunion tour. The albums, which will be pressed at the shows, will all be limited editions, and those at the gigs will have first chance to purchase them.
*** Radio 1 has announced the line-up for this year's One Big Weekend, taking place at Prehen Fields in Londonderry on April 24 and 25. The first day of the free event has a dance line-up that includes Faithless, Pete Tong and Judge Jules while the likes of Avril Lavigne, The Streets, Kelis and Ash will play the second day.
*** It appears that Robbie Williams may set his sights on making it big in the US as a movie star, after he failed to set the charts alight. Rob has signed up with the Creative Artists Agency; other clients on their books include Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellwegger. In other Robbie news, it has been reported that he is back romancing ex-squeeze Rachel Hunter.
*** Chris Martin has been accused of attacking a photographer outside a London restaurant. Alessandro Copetti claimed Chris kicked him from behind as he photographed the singer and wife Gwyneth Paltrow. "It was stupid, dangerous and violent. He seems to think it is OK for him to be violent to photographers because he is a celebrity," the photographer said. Copetti has made a formal complaint to police.
*** Expect Avril Lavigne's next album to have a gothic feel, after the singer's songwriting partner said Avril loves heavy rock music. "She was kind of going through this goth, Marilyn Manson phase, totally finding herself in really dark, heavy music," songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk said. "She couldn't get enough of it. She wanted to make sure that side of her came through on the album." The album, 'Under My Skin', is due in May.