Bass players. Usually expected to stand at the back and make as little fuss as possible – but some of the more celebrated exponents of the often overlooked craft have done very well for themselves thank you very much.
In today’s Soundbites – our look back at the past week’s news, videos, features and tabloid gossip – Blur perform their own rooftop concert, Coldplay search in vain for some excitable fans, The Stone Roses at Heaton Park is reviewed, Suggs makes Sting playing in Oxfordshire seem exciting, and the week’s most popular video is revealed.
Madness frontman Suggs had to be removed from Sting‘s performance at the Henley festival in Oxfordshire on July 4th after lingering onstage during a rendition of The Police hit ‘De Do Do Do De Da Da Da‘.
The Sunday Times will be printing this year’s Music Rich List in this weekend’s edition. Here is a preview of who made the list and who’s on top :
The list get’s topped by Warner Music Group‘s Edgar Bronfman – the man at the helm since 2004. Bronfman’s recently moved to London from his home in New York and entered the list straight at number 1.
Sting has been having a rough time finding new music. The veteran rock star suggests that bands should ignore the dividing lines between the different music genres
He was quoted explaining to People: “I was fortunate growing up in the ’60s because in England we only had one radio station,” “We had classical music, we had pop music, we had everything in between. So I grew up thinking that music was this one thing.
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