Microsoft's Amy Winehouse "cash-in" tweet sparks backlash

Microsoft have sparked an angry repsonse from fans of the late soul singer Amy Winehouse, as the Redmond-based company appeared to be cashing in on the stars death by plugging their own Zune music service. Tweeting from the official Xbox…

Amy Winehouse's website attacked by "SwagSec" hackers

Amy Winehouse has become the latest high-profile target for hackers. A collective known as Swagger Security or "SwagSec" (and not to be confused with LulZSec, who recently disbanded) gained control of www.amywinehouse.com long enough to deface the stars page. Though…

Tried to make Amy Winehouse go to rehab, she said 'No, no, not unless it improves my search engine ranking'

wino.jpgIt’s not much fun being Amy Winehouse at the moment, what with the dodgy husband, the parents asking people to stop buying your records, the paparazzi popping out from behind bins, and the continual reports claiming you have a drug habit that makes Pete Doherty look like a lightweight.

You’d think the silver lining would be a search engine ranking going through the roof, but not according to Yahoo’s Buzz Index for musicians.

Forget Glastonbury! Apple is holding its own iTunes music festival…

ica-venue.jpgThere are, by my estimation, about 876 music festivals happening in the UK this summer. Actually, make that 877. Apple has just announced the iTunes Festival, comprising a series of gigs at London’s ICA venue with 60 acts including Amy Winehouse, Crowded House, Editors and Mika.