From Canada to Croydon: Michael Buble’s coming

Michael Buble
Michael Buble

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Canadian crooner Michael Buble is putting down roots in Britain after purchasing a mansion for himself and his fiancée in England.

He is believed to have paid £3 million for a home on the Webb Estate in Purley, Surrey, where he hopes to spend part of the year with his partner, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato.

Now I’m sure the Webb Estate is dead posh, but of all the places he could have chosen, why Croydon? I’ve also made the decision that the only other singer who can be described as a Canadian crooner is Bryan Adams. Or is he still the groover from Vancouver?

n The Sugababes say they’re trying to find a new sound for their next album. How hard can that be?  They change their line-up every 10 minutes. If they add a new voice singing on the songs, then by definition they’ve got a new sound. Perhaps what they mean is that they want tracks where you can’t hear them arguing in the background.

n The guys from Queen have announced that they will reissue their first five albums this year. Remastered versions of Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races will be available as standard CDs and deluxe 2CD sets and will feature bonus tracks plus additional sleeve notes, unseen pictures and videos. n Elton John has attacked record label bosses for their ‘sickening’ attitude to music. The Rocket Man singer said: ‘I think most heads of record companies are idiots. About five per cent are any good. They’re only in it for themselves.’ n Katy Perry describes her forthcoming California Dreams tour as ‘sweet and shocking’.

The Firework hitmaker is performing 95 shows on her world tour, and plans to ‘raise the bar’ with her performances, incorporating songs from her first two albums.