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Steps Video/DVD, UK Media Tones Down after US Tragedy

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Amazon UK now have the Steps Gold DVD & VHS listed to buy on pre-release. The VHS retails at Amazon at �12.99 can be be ordered here – The DVD retails at �16.99 and that can be pre-ordered here – no tracklistings with any release yet but I would assume that it will contain all the music videos that Steps have released. The DVD should have some extra features. They are released on the same day was the album, October 15th 2001. From Dotmusic: In the wake of the terrorist attacks on America, the British music and broadcasting industry is feeling the knock on effects. Tricky has cancelled a free concert in respect to the victims of the US terrorist attacks. Organisers for the Gap Hi-Fi Global Concert Tour at Atlantis 2 have apologised to fans. Tricky said: “Our thoughts are with the families of the victims.” Broadcasters MTV have abandoned their scheduled shows for the week and will show “unobtrusive adult orientated hits” such as Dido, Travis and Madonna. A downbeat playlist will reflect the mood of the nation. Radio 1 won’t be dropping their playlist but will keep a high level of news bulletins to be “in tune with how the nation is feeling.” Radio 2 have dropped tracks with insensitive lyrical content like Goldfrapp’s “Pilots”, Aerosmith’s “Fly Away From Here” and Bob the Builder’s chart topper “Mambo No.5.” U2 have cancelled their US shows this weekend (September 15th). The terrorist attacks used commercial aeroplanes to attack major cities and as a consequence, all flights are grounded over the US. This means that many American stars will be restricted from attending UK functions. Hip hop legend Grandmaster Flash is not attending an event organised by Strut records at Electrowerks, London. The music industry BMI awards are no longer taking place. The black tie awards, held at the Dorchester hotel, are for most played songs by UK songwriters on US radio last year. Sonique was due to collect a gong while Pete Townsend was due to receive the rare President’s Award. UK hip hop DJ and promoter DJ Yoda had to apologise to fans who found his Spread Love night at The Social cancelled last night. In a statement issued he said: “We decided to cancel the event in light of yesterday’s terrible events.” “Not only did we feel that it was inappropriate to be partying, but guest DJs Shortee & Faust are originally from Washington DC, and were worried about their friends and relatives.” Fellow Jive act Britney Spears gave the following statement: Today Britney Spears arrived in Australia for a two-day promotional trip of Sydney but immediately cancelled a planned press conference because of the terrible events of yesterday. Britney said in a statement: ‘Due to the terrible sequence of events and tragedies in the United States that have impacted us all, I do not feel it appropriate to hold a press conference here in Australia for the launch of my album. This pales in comparison to what we have just witnessed. My thoughts and condolences are with our fellow citizens who have lost their lives and with their friends and families. Words can’t describe how I feel right now.’ Britney continues: ‘I will be continuing with my schedules here in Australia as planned but I’m sure all of you will understand the decision that has been taken under the current circumstances. I would like to dedicate my time here in Australia to all those who lost their lives in this tragedy and their families and friends who continue to suffer.’ At the time of writing, Britney’s spokeswoman said the star would be arriving in the UK in two week’s time to appear on ITV’s cd:uk show with Ant & Dec. (Worldpop)


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