MTV News Round-Up 13/01/2004
*** Liberty X have been criticised by the Rail Safety And Standards Board for elements of their new video. Their Everybody Cries' vid sees them walking along a traintrack, which the R.S.S.B have called "irresponsible", claiming that it will encourage kids to play on railway lines.
*** Norah Jones is to release her second album next month. 'Feels Like Home' - the follow-up to Jones' eight million selling 'Come Away With Me' - features Dolly Parton and fellow Grammy winner Jesse Harris.
*** Kelis is to support Britney Spears on the superstar's US tour. Kelis - who entered the UK singles chart at number three on Sunday with 'Milkshake', the first single from her new album 'Tasty' - will open for Spears at each of the 25 dates on the Onyx Hotel Tour that kicks off in March.
*** Ash say that their forthcoming album will be their heaviest to date. The band say the record has been influenced by such albums as Nirvana's 'Nevermind' and Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite For Destruction'.
*** Daniel Bedingfield has been released from hospital in New Zealand. The star, who is nominated for three BRIT Awards, was in a car accident on January 2 in which he damaged vertabrae in his neck. He is expected to remain in NZ with his parents for next couple of months while he recuperates.
*** Zero 7 have announced a tour of UK and Ireland. The chill-out champions, who release their new album 'When It Falls' on March 1, will call at Belfast, Dublin, Bristol, Southampton, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Norwich, Brighton and London all in March.
*** Marilyn Manson has told MTV that he has a passion for painting, and particularly likes pink paints. "I love to paint most with my Alice in Wonderland children's paint set that somebody gave me once. When I use those paints there's pure irony, because my paintings are always very dark. It makes them even more meaningful."