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How did a Canadian Punk band end up on Beyonce’s Lemonade Album?

A Canadian punk band’s music is pressed on Beyonce’s Lemonade vinyl by accident


Some Beyonce fans had a (noisy) surprise when they picked up a vinyl copy of her Lemonade album.

The US singer’s music was missing from a small number of copies of the record and had been replaced with a punk band instead.

Five songs from Canadian group Zex had been pressed by mistake on to the first side of a limited edition yellow vinyl.

Fans expecting to hear Hold Up instead got songs by Zex, such as Child Soldier and Let Them In.

A statement from Beyonce’s record label blamed the vinyl problems on “human error” at a pressing plant in Germany.

“Beyonce and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress,” said Columbia Records.

“Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

In a post on her Instagram account, Zex frontwoman Gretchen Steel said she hoped it wasn’t a misprint and that Beyonce was just a fan of their music.

Beyonce hasn’t commented on the misprint, but Zex posted a video of the vinyl playing their music on Facebook.

“Those of you who got the new Beyonce record Lemonade may be surprised to hear what will be playing on the A-side,” they wrote.

Their fans are desperate to get hold of an incorrect copy, saying they’ll be worth a lot of money in the future.

Zex are a four-piece band who formed in 2013.

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NFL responds to Jay-Z Superbowl Rumors

NFL responds to rumours of JAY-Z Super Bowl half-time show

The NFL has responded to rumours that JAY-Z has turned down an offer to perform at the 2018 Super Bowl half-time show.

It’s reported the rapper refused to do the show out of respect for Colin Kaepernick.

He’s an American footballer who refuses to stand during the US national anthem because of what he calls the oppression of people of colour in America.

JAY-Z dedicated a song to him during a New York show earlier this month.

They said: “No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists.

“Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names.”

Lady Gaga played the 2017 half-time show.

The performance was the second most-watched Super Bowl half-time show of all-time.

Next year’s Super Bowl will take place on 4 February 2018 at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Earlier this month it was reported that Britney Spears was “in talks” to perform – but the rumours were quickly denied.

“I can tell you it’s not Britney,” said Justin Toman, head of sports marketing for the Super Bowl main sponsor PepsiCo.

Kanye West, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber and Rihanna are among the other names apparently being considered for next year’s half-time show.

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