U2 brought the curtain down on their massive 360 world tour last night (July 30th), having comfortably surpassed all previous records to become the owners of the highest grossing tour of all time.
Back in April, U2 went past The Rolling Stones‘ Bigger Bang figures, and have now raked in $736,137,344, according to Billboard.com. The band’s innovative ‘Claw’ stage design has been credited with playing a part in the record-breaking numbers, thanks to its ability to significantly increase a venue’s capacity.
Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill has hinted at internal friction within the band after the cancellation of shows in Dallas and Houston this weekend.
Frontman Caleb Followill left the stage mid-set in Dallas last Friday (July 29th), blaming problems with his voice. “I’m gonna vomit, I’m gonna drink a beer and I’m gonna come back out here and I’m gonna play three more songs,” Caleb told the crowd before leaving stage. As it transpired, he didn’t return to the stage to complete the performance.
Amy Winehouse‘s second, and ultimately final, studio album ‘Back To Black‘ has returned to the top of the UK Album chart this week following her tragic death recently. The late singer’s debut LP ‘Frank‘ has also climbed to #5, while a box-set of the two albums sits at #11. Elsewhere, Foo Fighters, Noah & The Whale and Elbow also sit in the UK Top 20 this week, at #15, #18 and #20 respectively.
The biggest hurdle most bands face in their careers is trying to better their debut album or at the very least match it. After all, you have a lifetime to write your first record but about six months to write the follow up – at least if you want to keep up the momentum.
There aren’t many that can say they’ve had to face the problem of topping their third album. Kasabian are one of those bands. ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ did for Kasabian what ‘Screamadelica‘ did for Primal Scream in terms of musical fulfillment. Granted, they were already pretty damn successful, but that record catapulted them to the next level. It may not have had the same level of impact as ‘Screamadelica’, but it mirrored the change in Primal Scream’s career, whereby musically everything came together on their third release and they went massive; finding their sound and making an album they’d been gradually working towards since their conception. It was the complete Kasabian album.
Arctic Monkeys could start a mega-money scrap for their services once current contractual commitments to Domino Records have been completed.
The Sun newspaper claims the Sheffield band’s management are ready to listen to new offers from major labels following the completion of duties surrounding fourth studio album ‘Suck It and See‘, but have also apparently left the door open for a stay at their current home.
Kings Of Leon were forced to cancel a gig in Dallas last night (July 29th), after frontman Caleb Followill left the stage mid-set due to apparent problems with his voice.
Not long into the show, Followill expressed his discomfort to the crowd, saying: “I’m trying my best to sing but I haven’t got a voice, I’ve got nothing here.”
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Radiohead have released three new remixes off their lastest album “The King of Limbs” today.
Issue Number 3 of our remix series can be purchased on the radiohead.com band website starting on Monday, August 1.
Miles Kane has told Gigwise he and fellow Last Shadow Puppets bandmate Alex Turner have been discussing plans for a second album, despite the pair currently both being busy with their own parent projects.
Miles Kane released his debut solo album ‘Colour Of The Trap‘ earlier this year, which was followed soon after by the Arctic Monkeys‘ latest album ‘Suck It and See‘.
Morrissey made some mind boggling comments during his performance in Warsaw on Sunday:
“We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown, with 97 dead. Though that is nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Shit every day.”
The Smiths man had nothing further to add to his controversial quote as he believed his statement apparently spoke for itself.
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