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  • It has taken Portishead ten years to complete their new album, Third, which comes out next month in the UK. “There were times when I thought – this is not going to happen,” guitarist Adrian Utley told BBC NEWS. “There were times there when I thought ‘we’re not going to be able to do it, or I’m going to die trying’.”

  • Ròisìn Murphy talks about the breakup of former Portishead rival Moloko (and her romantic breakup with bandmate Mark Brydon).(The Times)
  • Muse may do completely away with albums. Matt Bellamy told NME: “I like the idea of releasing a series of songs, every month or every couple of months – just putting songs out there. Almost like making the single a more prominent format, and then every few years doing a best of from that period and that would be the album. So in other words, throw out songs every couple of months and see how people like them.”
  • Video director Chris Cunningham will produce The Horrors‘ next album? (Drowned In Sound)
  • Heather Mills will allegedly get a modest £25 million from Sir Paul McCartney when the settlement is announced on Monday. (Daily Mail)
  • Ashley Cole has been voted the Worst Celebrity Husband. Prince Charles (!) came in second.(Mirror)
  • British teachers claim celebrity culture is “perverting children’s aspirations.”(BBC)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.