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* Single review: Lordi: Hard Rock Hallelujah
* Coldplay – Gig previews & reviews – Music – Entertainment -…
* MORE CELEBRITIES TO TAKE PART IN BULGARIA’S KAVARNA ROCK FESTIVAL
* Wogan’s run | The Guide | Guardian Unlimited
* Fighting EU ‘enlargement fatigue’
* The Nordic Wonderland of Saunas, Lakes and Cell Phones
* Straight outta Surbiton – the metal fans who just want to be loved
* Rewind – TV & Radio – Entertainment – theage.com.au
* Most open July in a decade

Single review: Lordi: Hard Rock HallelujahBBC News
It was 12 points all the way for these monsters of rawwwwk!

Never seen without full make-up, the band is made up of aliens, demons and at least one ancient mummy. They swept the board with this ditty at the Eurovision song contest – quite unlike anything the competition had ever seen before. Lyrics

Lordi! These guys are heroes of the bad pun! According to the lyrics it’s the Arockalypse and the day of Rockening!

Sometimes their grasp of English slips from their claws though. ‘Striking down the prophets of false’ is not a phrase many will have ever heard before… It was 12 points all the way for these monsters of rawwwwk!

Never seen without full make-up, the band is made up of aliens, demons and at least one ancient mummy. They swept the board with this ditty at the Eurovision song contest – quite unlike anything the competition had ever seen before. Lyrics

Lordi! These guys are heroes of the bad pun! According to the lyrics it’s the Arockalypse and the day of Rockening!

Sometimes their grasp of English slips from their claws though. ‘Striking down the prophets of false’ is not a phrase many will have ever heard before. But the lead singer says he has ‘wings on his back and horns on his head – sharp fangs and his eyes are red’ so probably not a good idea to diss their lyrics too much!

Will you still be humming it next week?

Hard! Rock! Hallelujah! That’s all you need to get this track scarily stuck in your head. Screaming guitars, heavy drums and seriously silly rock vocals – top stuff!

It’s not everyone’s taste but a lot of fun and instantly scream-along stuff.

Coldplay – Gig previews & reviews – Music – Entertainment -…The Age
au The world’s biggest band in July 2006 is not U2 or Oasis or eventhat Finnish mob who donned the monster suits to win Eurovision -it’s Coldplay, formerly a student band from a student town inEngland but now a massive worldwide entity, and you either love ’emor you don’t. The image that started it all was singer Chris Martin strollingin the rain on a grim beach singing Yellow. Three albumsin – Parachutes, A Rush of Blood to the Head andX&Y – the four-piece band is a global entity and itsmembers de facto spokespeople for charities such as Oxfam andAmnesty International. Martin has become something of a poster-boy for new-age socialwelfare causes, all the while singing his plaintive little-boy-lostodes from a humble piano stool. Tour support is Youth Group.

MORE CELEBRITIES TO TAKE PART IN BULGARIA’S KAVARNA ROCK FESTIVALSofia Echo
Other bands to rock Kavarna include Twisted Sister and Testament, avtora. Organisers of the event Joker Media and Kavarna municipality announced that the festival will take place on August 25. Ticket prices vary from 30 to 40 leva.

Wogan’s run | The Guide | Guardian UnlimitedGuardian Unlimited
In one eye and out the other. ” Still, he says he’s having more fun presenting Wogan: Now And Then than any show he can remember. “Apart,” he says, “from Eurovision. People say, ‘God, it’s getting worse. I’ve presented it since 1980 and it’s always been madness.

Fighting EU ‘enlargement fatigue’International Herald Tribune
" The prosecution of the Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk last spring for remarks acknowledging Turkey's role in the genocide against Armenians in the early 20th century was "a disappointment in the beginning," said Rehn, who met Pamuk on his last visit to Turkey. Eventually, however, the case was dropped – resolved in a way, he said, that should serve as a benchmark for other cases concerning free speech. He added that skepticism toward Turkey appeared to be softening in the most unlikely of places, noting that France and Germany – two countries where politicians and voters are highly critical of Turkey's projected EU membership – each awarded the maximum, 12 points, to Turkey's act in the recent Eurovision song contest. Both Romania and Bulgaria have made progress in the key area of judicial reform, Rehn said, but the EU needs to be sure that the changes are genuine and likely to last. Romania has made large strides in the past 18 months, he said, and Bulgaria has started to do the same, but must stay the course. Bulgarian legislators had to forgo some vacation last summer to put necessary changes in place, he noted, and this summer it should be the prosecutors and judges who stay at work to make convincing changes.

The Nordic Wonderland of Saunas, Lakes and Cell PhonesDeutsche Welle
One year later, during a coffee break at the Nordic embassies in Berlin. Spider-leg candies, monster cookies and blood juice are also on offer. The Finnish rock band Lordi had just won the Eurovision Song Contest. “We sent the monsters and Europe voted for them,” said Cita Högnabba, press and culture officer for the Finnish government. Högnabba was about to give a presentation about her homeland in the embassy. She didn’t want to do be a propagandist. But she really didn’t have to.

Straight outta Surbiton – the metal fans who just want to be lovedGuardian Unlimited
“Certainly heavy rock, in whatever part of its spectrum, seems to be more popular than ever. Kerrang! magazine, which celebrated its 25th birthday last week, sells more than NME. The Finnish Gothic rockers Lordi were the surprise winners of the annual festival of Eurotrash pop, the Eurovision song contest. Lisa Macey has been editing Zero Tolerance magazine for two years. Before that she was publisher of Terroriser until there were differences over direction. The magazine has the tag Extreme Views on Extreme Music by Extreme People, although Macey looks and sounds anything but extreme. “Metal is a big genre of music that is still evolving.

Rewind – TV & Radio – Entertainment – theage.com.auThe Age
An extra $10 million of advertising revenue nextyear – that’s what SBS is predicting – and perhaps $20 million theyear after that, would reduce SBS’ call on federal funds. Hey,here’s an idea! Why don’t they just flog SBS off to Rupert Murdochand be done with it?No, this advertising change is bad, and I find SBS’ predictionthat it will not draw a negative viewer reaction to be horriblynaive. “Over the years, SBS has run program promotions and ads innatural program breaks in various sporting events including theAshes and the Olympics and other ‘event’ programs like theEurovision Song Contest without incurring strong viewer reaction,”says the press release. That may be true, but on commercial TV we are accustomed to adsbetween overs in the cricket or between heats on the running track. That SBS did it too was never likely to offend anyone. But breakinginto a meditative French documentary series on impressionist artthree times in an hour, for 90 seconds each time, will bedifferent. I have been surprised at how personal some of the criticism ofSBS’ decision has been, especially in some of the criticism of SBSchairwoman Carla Zampatti and managing director Shaun Brown.

Most open July in a decadeIndependent Online
The reason for the new trend is that most top older horses are campaigning overseas, leaving the three-year-olds far closer to the older horses left at home, on the handicap ratings. Elusive Fort, Eyeofthetiger, Hunting Tower, Lion Tamer, Jagged Ice, Sushisan and Money Bags are the three-year-old front-runners. But age, experience and the assurance of a red-hot pace keep older horses African Appeal, Jamaica, Eurovision, Zebra Crossing and even Red Badge and Omaha Beach in the hunt.

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