Links for 2006-09-06

NME.COM – News – Ash set to make live return
Ash have confirmed they will return to the live circuit for 30-minute set at a Fashion Week party in New York this week, and plan to showcase new material.

This Can’t Be Love: The Curious Case of Sexual Cannibalism by Carl Zimmer – Science – New York Times
Across the eastern United States, a gruesome ritual is in full swing. The praying mantis and its relative, the Chinese mantis, are in their courtship season. A male mantis approaches a female, flapping his wings and swaying his abdomen. Leaping on her bac

Decision on Bids for BMG Music Unit Could Be Imminent – New York Times
The Warner Music Group, Viacom and the Universal Music Group are the final bidders for the BMG Music Publishing unit, according to people briefed yesterday on the negotiations.

Viacom’s Freston Abruptly Resigns; Dauman Named CEO
Viacom on Tuesday announced that its board of directors had decided to show president and CEO Tom Freston the door, saying that it was not satisfied with the company’s stock performance.

NME.COM – News – Want to write for NME.COM?
NME.COM is seeking two Senior Reporters to source, supply and edit major USA-based music stories.

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