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Jimmy Carr is by no means the first person to run into trouble putting on a gig in Dubai. In the 90s there were attempts to stage a Cure concert in the Emirate. All was going well - tickets selling briskly, venue booked - until the Ministry of Culture asked to hear some of the band’s songs.

'Killing an Arab' was the first song on the CD unthinkingly sent from London by the record label. The concert was cancelled.

FYI: Russell Brand intended to kick off his Messiah Complex world tour in Abu Dhabi last year. As soon as the authorities got wind of what he would be discussing, plug pulled.

Popbitch explains the difficulties of setting up concerts in Dubai.

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Titus Andronicus tearing this damn stage up with a Velvet Underground cover. Lucero up next.  #music

Titus Andronicus tearing this damn stage up with a Velvet Underground cover. Lucero up next. #music

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Rolling Stones road manager Ian Stewart wins the award for the most hung over passport photo ever. #music (at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum)

Rolling Stones road manager Ian Stewart wins the award for the most hung over passport photo ever. #music (at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum)

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The Damned
Smash It UP

womaninterrupted:

here2learn2:

The Damned - Smash It Up Pts.1&2 (1979)

I had to dumb this down to 256 to load here and while there is a SIU Pts.1-4 tumblr would prevent uploading a listenable version of 8:35.

Smashing to the oldies

Everybody’s smashing things now.

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