The Hurly-Burly

Rapper P. Diddy has been ordered to pay child support for his first son to the tune of a quick $21,782 per month. Diddy already supports his second son (with another woman).

Scotland’s wee giants Belle & Sebastian have released a singles compilation titled with the inextricable Push Barman to Open Old Wounds. From the way B&S release singles, you know you’ll be getting a combination of greatest hits and rarities. Fans will be happy to see the cover art is two-color (as is expected), but this time only black and white. The album is available as a two-disc CD set or a deluxe three-disc vinyl package; both feature a booklet with original liners and art.

Nine Inch Nails have announced they won’t be performing at the MTV Movie Awards because of a flap over their proposed use of an image of brain surgeon/rocket scientist/president George W. Bush. The band was slated to perform “The Hand That Feeds,” the single from their newest record, which contains criticism of the president’s foreign policy, but insisted on using an image of Bush as a backdrop. Says sex-god/frontman Trent Reznor, “Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me.”

What the hell? Moment of the Week
It has been announced that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Super Furry Animals, the Dandy Warhols and Franz Ferdinand will all help score Nine Songs, a movie by Michael Winterbottom (also responsible for Factory Records retrospective 24 Hour Party People). Still there? The movie consists of the bands performing, interspliced with scenes of various sex acts, including cunnilingus and fellatio, all the real deal. I’ll let you make up your own Super Furry puns.

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