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Daniel Merriweather joins campaign over hometown fast food joint

July 28th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Australian singer/songwriter Daniel Merriweather has thrown his support behind a campaign to stop bosses at fast food giant McDonald's opening a super-sized restaurant close to a local school.

The Change hitmaker, who grew up in an area close to Melbourne, has joined local residents of Tecoma in their battle to stop a giant McDonald's eaterie from opening in their neighbourhood.

A petition has been launched to oppose the restaurant's planned location next to a school, and Merriweather has urged his fans to add their signatures.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Help my home ...

Daniel Merriweather Song Dispute With Celine Dion Escalates

July 4th, 2013 5:40pm EDT
Daniel Merriweather
Australian musician Daniel Merriweather has taken another swipe at Celine Dion in an ongoing dispute over her cover of his song Water And A Flame, accusing the superstar of only choosing the track because of its links to Adele.

The 31 year-old singer/songwriter has criticized Dion for covering his track and using the title for her new album without publicly acknowledging his contribution, prompting the My Heart Will Go On hit-maker to issue a stinging response through her managers, calling Merriweather's comments "unfair" and "hurtful."

Now, Merriweather has stepped up the dispute by ins...

Celine Dion's Managers Brand Daniel Merriweather's Criticism Unfair

July 3rd, 2013 6:48am EDT
Celine Dion
Celine Dion's managers have spoken out to defend the superstar against the "hurtful" criticism from singer/songwriter Daniel Merriweather, who accused her of failing to publicly credit him after covering one of his tracks.

Dion debuted the new song Water and a Flame, the title track of her next album, on U.S. TV talk show Katie in April, but failed to acknowledge the track as a new rendition of the Australian star's 2009 duet with Grammy winner Adele.

Merriweather published an online rant accusing Dion of trying to "pass the lyrics off as her own" and criticising the singer for not giving...

Noel Gallagher Says Mark Ronson Should Write His Own Songs

August 15th, 2008 1:30pm EDT
Noel Gallagher
Oasis star Noel Gallagher has slammed producer Mark Ronson for covering other artists' songs - insisting he should write his own tracks.

The rocker is riled by Ronson scoring hits with tunes including Stop Me with singer Daniel Merriweather - a reworking of The Smiths' 1987 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - and his duet with Amy Winehouse, Valerie. That track was a cover of British band The Zutons' song of the same name.

Gallagher, who also dismissed troubled Winehouse as a "destitute horse", said during a recent radio interview: "He (Ronson) wants to write his o...

Daniel Merriweather Brings Us His Soulful Singing

December 10th, 2007 1:26pm EST
Daniel Merriweather
Daniel Merriweather is primarily known from his work with celebrated New York DJ and producer Mark Ronson and for the cover of The Smiths' classic single, "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before".

Merriweather has also released two singles, "City rules" and "She's Got Me" (from Ronson's 2004 solo debut Here Comes The Fuzz), both of which have been popular at clubs in London, Paris and New York. In just a short amount of time, Merriweather has culled anticipation of his upcoming, as-yet-untitled solo album, due out on J/ Allido next year.

Allido Records was co-founded ...

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