Scotch Snap: Madonna v Gaga, Billy Corgan and your problems answered

Madonna has slated Lady Gaga for stealing her thunder. Maybe she should take a leaf from her own book. No, not that book.

Billy Corgan has been drinking from the hypocrisy well, and the Stone Roses have shocked the world. Also, in a new section, we'll be dealing with your musical problems.

Releases shown: Maroon 5 - Payphone (out now), Stooshe - Black Heart (out now), Slash - You're a Lie (out now), Lorn - Ghosst(s) (from the album Ask the Dust, out now), The Dead Man's Waltz - Emmeline (from the album The Dead Man's Waltz, out now).

*Musical note: the Scotch Snap technically consists of a stressed (ie on the beat) sixteenth note, or semiquaver, followed by a dotted eighth note or quaver. Usually dotted rythms have the longer note first; it is that reversal of expectation that makes the snap so distinctive. It is a key rhythmic signature of Scottish traditional music.

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Previously on Scotch Snap...

June 11: The Kerrang awards, Amy Winehouse, Future of the Left and Miaoux Miaoux.

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