ARCHIVE NEWS FROM
JANUARY - DECEMBER 2010

The news items on this page have been gathered from various sources.

25th December 2010 - Happy Birthday Dido!

All Dido and all the many fans online wish Dido a very warm and happy 39th birthday!

25th December 2010 - Merry Christmas!

All Dido would like to wish everybody around the world a very merry Christmas.

18th November 2010 - If I Rise

Dido tells us a little bit about her new song 'If I Rise' which , features in the new movie, '127 Hours':
"I was working with A R Rahman on something else at his studio and he asked me if I'd like to collaborate on this song, for his soundtrack of the film. I had read the book of the film (very inspiring) and am a big danny boyle fan who loves working with A R Rahman, so I was really up for it. We wrote 'If I Rise' together, and we both sing on it.
I've seen the film now, and it's very intense and moving. The pivotal scene is definitely hard to watch, but it's amazingly shot and you really feel it. d x" Buy/Pre-order '127 Hours': USA Download.

5th November 2010 - New Dido Track

A brand new Dido song, 'If I Rise', features in the new movie, '127 Hours' which is released in the USA today. The track is also available on the film's soundtrack album. 'If I Rise' is a collaboration by Dido and A R Rahman. A R Rahman (Allah Rakha Rahman) is an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer. On his powerful soundtrack to Danny Boyle's latest film, '127 Hours' (he also collaborated with Danny Boyle on the Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire'), he duets with Dido. Elsewhere on the soundtrack, A R Rahman masterfully mixes his own vocals with ambient sound, propulsive percussion and haunting orchestration on several original tracks on the album.
The Film is released in the USA today, Friday 5th November 2010, and in the UK on Friday 7th January 2011. The CD soundtrack album is released in the USA on Monday 22nd November 2010, but you can download it now, and in the UK on Monday 10th January 2011. Buy/Pre-order '127 Hours': USA Download.

10th October 2010 - Dido Sued By Astronaut

Dido is being sued by retired NASA astronaut, Bruce McCandless II for allegedly using a photo of his 1984 space flight on an album cover without permission. Astronaut Bruce McCandless II was photographed on a spacewalk in 1984. Dido used that photograph 24 years later on the cover of her 'Safe Trip Home' album in 2008. Now the astronaut is suing not only the singer, but also Getty Images and Sony Records for "unspecified damages." He states in a lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Los Angeles that he never gave Dido permission to use the photograph, which shows him flying freely about 325 feet from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger. Although the image is only small, he says that he is still identifiable and that since he has "licensed his persona" to companies in the past, Dido's use of the image without payment essentially brought down the price he can charge his "endorsement value" or so the lawsuit alleges. Since Dido's 'Safe Trip Home' was a huge success, so he could be walking away very well compensated if he wins his lawsuit.

1st November 2010 - Out Today

Don't forget that 'The Dance Never Ends' the new album from Faithless is released in the UK today. 'The Dance Never Ends' is a double CD of 'The Dance', with an additional bonus CD hosting a whole heap of brand new big name remixes of album tracks. Dido features on four tracks, 'Feelin Good', 'Feelin Good - Kyau And Albert Remix', 'North Star' and 'North Star - Callida Remix'. These tracks are also co-written by Dido. Also featured is 'Feelin Good - Enhanced Video', the video is actually a "promercial" for the Fiat Punto Evo car. Buy 'The Dance Never Ends': UK CD/Download.

25th October 2010 - Shopping

The online shop pages on my website have been updated to include download links where available. Check them out. For Dido items see the Dido Shop and for artists that Dido has either written or performed with, see the Related Artists Shop.
Whilst updating these links I came across an EP download of 'Sand In My Shoes/Don't Leave Home - Dance Vault Mixes'. This download contains 8 mixes of 'Sand In My Shoes' and 2 mixes of 'Don't Leave Home'. Buy 'Sand In My Shoes/Don't Leave Home - Dance Vault Mixes': Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download EP:
Sand In My Shoes - Hani Num MixShow (Edit)
Sand In My Shoes - Above & Beyond's Radio Edit
Sand In My Shoes - Rollo's Radio Mix
Sand In My Shoes - Hani Num MixShow
Sand In My Shoes - Hani Num MixShow (Sound Mix)
Sand In My Shoes - Above & Beyond's UV Mix
Sand In My Shoes - Steve Lawler We Love Ibiza Mix
Sand In My Shoes - Rollo & Mark Bates Remix
Don't Leave Home - Gabriel & Dresden Radio Mix
Don't Leave Home - Gabriel & Dresden Keep You Warm Club Mix

11th October 2010 - The Dance Never Ends

Faithless are releasing a double CD of 'The Dance' called 'The Dance Never Ends', with an additional bonus CD hosting a whole heap of brand new big name remixes of album tracks. Eric Prydz, Tiesto, ATFC, The Temper Trap, Mark Knight and Calida all stamp their personal sound on 'The Dance'. Fans who order the album from iTunes will also get an exclusive track, 'Feel Me - Penguin Prison remix'. As well as that, the bonus CD will also feature 4 Faithless music videos. Dido features on 4 tracks, 'Feelin Good', 'Feelin Good - Kyau And Albert Remix', 'North Star' and 'North Star - Callida Remix'. Also featured is 'Feelin Good - Enhanced Video', the video is actually a "promercial" for the Fiat Punto Evo car. The CD is released on Monday 1st November 2010. Pre-order 'The Dance Never Ends': UK CD/Download.

3rd October 2010 - Out Today

'Feelin Good' by Faithless featuring Dido is released worldwide as an download only EP today. Buy 'Feelin Good': Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Only Exclusives:
Feelin Good - Radio Edit
Feelin Good - Ferry Corsten Remix
Feelin Good - Kyau & Albert Remix

1st September 2010 - Feelin Good

'Feelin Good - Radio Edit' by Faithless featuring Dido which is on Faithless' latest album, 'The Dance', is out now for download ahead of a full release on Monday 4th October 2010. The video for the single is actually a "promercial" for the Fiat Punto Evo car. The video premiere was shown in full exclusively on Channel 4 in the UK on Sunday 15th August 2010 during the Official 'Big Brother' ad break. Earlier this year Faithless said of the promercial: "We're always looking at new ways to get our music to different audiences and exploring new ideas. The idea of showing our latest video on TV during an ad break is a first for us or any other band." Fiat are releasing a Feelin Good Punto Evo car model in conjunction with the promercial. Buy 'Feelin Good': Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Only Exclusive:
Feelin Good - Radio Edit

30th August 2010 - Out Today

Don't forget that Dido's new single, 'Everything To Lose' is released worldwide as an download only EP today. The track listing has changed, 'Everything To Lose - Fred Falke Radio Mix' has been replaced by 'Everything To Lose - Fred Falke Dub'. The single version is not available from all stores. Buy 'Everything To Lose': Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Only Exclusives:
Everything To Lose
Everything To Lose - Armin Van Buuren Remix
Everything To Lose - ATFC Remix
Everything To Lose - ATFC Dub
Everything To Lose - Fred Falke Extended Vocal Mix
Everything To Lose - Fred Falke Dub

11th August 2010 - New Single

'Everything To Lose' which was originally on the 'Sex And The City 2' soundtrack album will be released as a package of mixes, including original version worldwide on Monday 30th August 2010. This will also be the first time that the original mix of 'Everything To Lose' has been available to download as an individual track (rather than as part of the 'Sex And The City 2' soundtrack album bundle). Pre-order 'Everything To Lose': Download. The track listing is as follows:

Digital Download Only Exclusives:
Everything To Lose
Everything To Lose - Armin Van Buuren Remix
Everything To Lose - ATFC Remix
Everything To Lose - Fred Falke Dub
Everything To Lose - Fred Falke Radio Mix
Everything To Lose - Fred Falke Extended Vocal Mix

24th May 2010 - Out Today

Don't forget that the 'Sex And The City 2' soundtrack album is released in the UK today. The album includes a brand new Dido song, 'Everything To Lose'. Buy 'Sex And The City 2': UK CD.

17th May 2010 - Out Today

Don't forget that 'The Dance' the new album from Faithless is released in the UK today. 'The Dance' features Dido on two tracks, 'Feelin Good' and 'North Star', both tracks are also co-written by Dido. Buy 'The Dance': UK CD.

10th May 2010 - New Dido Tracks

A brand new Dido song, 'Everything To Lose', will feature in the upcoming movie, 'Sex And The City 2'. The track will also be available on the film's soundtrack album. Dido also features on two tracks, 'Feelin Good' and 'North Star' on the new Faithless album. Both albums are released during May 2010. Pre-order 'Sex And The City 2': UK CD and 'The Dance': UK CD.

Here is a bit more from Dido herself about the new song, 'Everything To Lose':
Did you write 'Everything To Lose' specifically for the movie?
A rough demo of 'Everything To Lose' was on a cd I gave to someone with a few demos of songs from the new album. The people doing the film heard it and loved it and so we had to suddenly finish it up in a couple of days last week to get it into the film in time. It's so exciting for me that people will be hearing it this quickly after I've done it and when it's still so fresh for me.
When/where did you record it?
Rollo, Sister Bliss and I all did our bits at home. I recorded my parts in the kitchen. It's a very easy and fun way to work and is how I've been making my new record so far. It challenges me more when I've only got myself to rely on when I'm recording on my own and I've been able to really go with my own instincts and experiment before anyone hears anything. I finished it off with my brother in the English countryside (hoping not too much bird and cow noise on there!).
Are you pleased with it?
I really am. It's a song that puts us all in a good mood. It's a true love song really, even though it's talking about that fear you can get when you actually really love someone and have finally got something real to lose. I love the sound of it and I've been having so much fun with working with Rollo and Sister Bliss on this album so far. I'm enjoying getting back to my electronic roots so much. Very happy! Hope you all like it too.

29th March 2010 - Happy Birthday All Dido!

All Dido is 9 years old today!

1st February 2010 - Oxfam Haiti Auction

The actual dress that Dido wore in the picture on the back cover of her 'Life For Rent' album which was actioned to raise funds for Oxfam's emergency response in Haiti made £790.

22nd January 2010 - Dido Item In Oxfam Haiti Auction

The charity Oxfam has today launched an auction of music memorabilia which will raise funds for Oxfam's emergency response in Haiti. Dido has donated the actual dress she wore in the picture on the back cover of her 'Life For Rent' album. The dress comes complete with a hand-written letter of authenticity from Dido.
To bid for this unique piece of Dido memorabilia, visit eBay.

18th January 2010 - Best British Album Nomination

'No Angel' is one of 10 albums which have been nominated for the Best British Album Of 30 Years at this year's Brit Awards.
All ten of the albums are previous winners of the Best British Album award at the Brits - with Dido picking it up for No Angel in 2002 (where she also won Best British Female).
The winner will be decided by an online public vote - so please get voting on the Brit Awards website.

1st January 2010 - Happy New Year!

What will Dido be up to in 2010? It's shaping up to be an exciting one. Keep up to date by regularly checking back here.
All the best for 2010.