In today’s Soundbites - our look back at the past week’s news, features, videos and tabloid gossip – Charlie Sheen feels ready to start taking the piss out of other celebs, Frank Turner sticks up for the man on Twitter, Brian May wants to be remembered for helping squirrels, Noel Gallagher increases his weekly earnings by a few hundred pounds, and this week’s most popular video is revealed.
Given the year or so which Charlie Sheen has endured, it speaks volumes of the man that he now feels ready to publicly cut down another member of the showbiz fraternity in front of the watching world. And that’s exactly what he did this week during Slash‘s Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony, using the occasion to deliver a quick dig to Slash’s former Guns N Roses bandmate Axl Rose. “It’s quite fitting I think that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on,” Sheen told the crowd. Slash’s more humble comments can be read here.
Chumbawamba, remember them? In 1997 they provoked thousands of drunken karaoke disasters across the world which continue unabated to this day. And now they’re going to split. “That’s it then, it’s the end. with neither a whimper, a bang or a reunion,” the announced in a statement on their official website. “Thirty years of ideas and melodies, endless meetings and European tours, press releases, singalong choruses and Dada sound poetry, finally at an end.” Full statement right here.
Live4ever caught up with Suede guitarist Richard Oakes and producer / songwriter Sean McGhee this week to chew the fat about their new band Artmagic. “I want to make the next one faster, obviously, because we’ll be able to do it while not trying to fit it in around other things,” Sean told us. “We’ll be able to say, ‘We’re doing this now’ and so we can dedicate this amount of time to it which we weren’t necessarily able to do last time around. But absolutely, there will be a cannon of records, there won’t just be this one. Anyone using the term vanity project will be taken out and shot.” Full interview can be found at this link.
Word of warning: don’t push a member of a festival’s staff into mud while in the vicinity of Frank Turner – it really pisses him off. It would appear that’s exactly what pop diva Nicki Minaj did at last weekend’s T In The Park, and Turner was so angry he did the only thing any sane humanitarian would do – he got straight onto Twitter and shouted at his followers. “You know what? Nicki Manaj can just f**k right off… backstage her security guy just pushed a crew person off the path into the mud so she could walk past,” he said. More irate tweets right here.
Wonderful lack of self-awareness from The View‘s Kyle Falconer this week, who is bloody well sick and tired of his band being stereotyped as a bunch of scallies…so has promptly written an album about drinking, fighting and birds. “Everyone always says we’re scallies, and we’re trying to get rid of that image,” he told the Daily Star. “When we started, people liked us being cheeky, but it ended up that we couldn’t get in anywhere on a night out because it was assumed we’d kick off.” Full interview, and the album’s inspiration, at this link.
Despite being happy to get out onstage with Roger Taylor and an American Idol contestant while still using the Queen banner, Brian May has said he would rather be remembered for nursing squirrels back to health rather than being a major part of one of the biggest rock bands in history. “When I’m gone, people will no doubt remember me for Queen, but I would much rather be remembered for attempting to change the way we treat our fellow creatures,” he told last weekend’s Sunday Times. More of his interview here.
When tracks you’ve written are constantly played on radio and television on average once every 3 seconds, you’re not going to be short of a bob or two. But that hasn’t stopped Noel Gallagher from exploring the monetary value of Beady Eye‘s decision to perform two of his own Oasis classics during a couple of recent live gigs. “Beady Eye have my permission to play my songs and they should do whatever they like,” he has said. “I say he should go around the world, do those songs and fill out the PRS forms.” Noel Gallagher’s promo for the latest solo single ‘Everybody’s On The Run‘ is the most popular on Live4ever for a third week running. Check out all the latest new and classic videos over on our Videos section.Just Published: