Pop band Coldplay are to headline the Saturday night of the Glastonbury Festival. This will be the third time in their career that they have done so, according to the Sun newspaper.
The newspaper goes on to report that Coldplay are in all probability second choice to The Rolling Stones who have turned down a “massive offer” to do the gig. Should the newspaper be correct, Coldplay will headline on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday June 25th.
Coldplay, like most bands will not to be bothered about being a stand in band, as to play Glastonbury is an honour that every band wishes to have no matter what the circumstances.
Michael Eavis, the organiser and founder of the Glastonbury music festival hinted at the identity of the Sunday night headliner stating it is "an American artist that I've been wanting for yonks and yonks".[…] Read more »
Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire, admitted he was “gutted” after one of their singles failed to break the top 40 when it was released in December last year. “Some Kind of Nothingness” peaked at number 44. This was the first time since 1991 when a single release did not make the top 40 for the band.
Speaking to Absolute Radio , Nicky Wire said: "I was quite distraught that 'Some Kind of Nothingness', our single, missed the Top 40. I was gutted."
Nicky Wire, despite being in a rock band said he still listens to the charts and takes a keen interest in who is doing what, though where his band is concerned he finds the whole process stressful.[…] Read more »
Following the White Stripe’s announcement that the band have split up, sales of their previous material have increased considerably.
The Amazon website has seen several of their records and DVD’s increase in sales, with “Under the Great White Northern Lights” album and documentary increase 2644%, which sees it, rank second in Amazon’s movers and shakers chart – a chart which showcases products that sell rapidly.
Together with “Under Great White Northern Lights”, “White Blood Cells” and “Elephant” are in the top 10 album charts at numbers 5 and 7. […] Read more »
Chris Brown's latest single, 'Beautiful People', now has its official jacket. The artwork has been unveiled. The buff background colour allows all the text to be easily read, and the graphics stand out very clearly. The title is made up of individual letters "cut out of magazines". The main photo shows Chris Brown dressed in a black coat and pants, looking at the camera, but about to pull on a gas mask.
The club-ready track features Italian DJ Benny Benassi, and is one track that will be part of Chris Brown's upcoming studio album "F.A.M.E.". (F.A.M.E. stands for Forgiving All My Enemies.) Scheduled release date for the album in the US is toward the end of March this year.[…] Read more »
At this very moment, The Rolling Stones have not booked any dates for a tour.
A potential 50th anniversary tour is just waiting to be arranged, but legal battles between concert producer, Michael Cohl, and promoters, Live Nation, have stalled developments at this stage.
Even the band's publicist has released a firm statement denying any prospects of a tour, saying, "The Stones confirmed today they have no firm plans to tour at this time." The rep was quick to add that the band-members, including Sir Mick Jagger, are not involved in the legal problems in any way what-so-ever. He continued, "Following the end of the 2007 A Bigger Bang world tour The Rolling Stones became free from any contractual arrangements or agreements with Michael Cohl. He is neither their representative nor their tour promoter." […] Read more »
Rumours are flying high that Dr. Dre is to open the show on the night of the Grammys, with a little help from Slim Shady, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee-Lo. And the list of presenters is getting huge too, as the rumours continue that Selena Gomez is tipped to be handing out some of the awards. What a night it is going to be!
Amidst all the speculation, it is known for sure that Eminem is part of the opening ceremony. According to M Is for Music, "Eminem will definitely be performing with Dre on the night, and fans will not be disappointed. He will also be performing one of his 'Recovery' singles but everyone is talking about the Dre duet saying it could be one of the most memorable Grammy moments of all time if everything goes to plan." […] Read more »
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