Sydney Morning Herald

Musical Notes

Author: Tony Davis, Peter Gotting

Australian rockers The Living End have been touring the US at racetracks. In Los Angeles they were forced to take a break from their set so the horses wouldn’t panic as they galloped past.

Everybody’s favourite anarchist collective pop group, Chumbawamba, has covered The Beatles’ Golden Slumbers to help raise money for children who want to swim with dolphins.

Rapper Sean Combs (pictured), cleared last month of gun and bribery charges, has run foul of the law again: he allegedly made an illegal lane change on a scooter at Miami Beach.

Gerri “I’m too good to be a Spice Girl” Halliwell has denied her face is superimposed onto a dancer’s body in the video for her new version of It’s Raining Men.

Robbie Williams will record a new version of We Are The Champions with the surviving members of Queen. A spokesman insisted it was a one-off collaboration, scuttling rumours of a tour.