The Killers have ‘taken time to figure out’ how to be in a band again. The Somebody Told Me rockers are working on their fourth album after taking a break through much of 2010 and 2011 and bassist Mark Stoermer admits it’s taken a little while to get back into the groove.
Robbie Williams is rounding-up his celebrity friends again to go head-to-head with actor Michael Sheen and his pals in another charity football match.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and JLS stars Aston Merrygold and Marvin Humes are among the stars who will don their trainers for the upcoming game on at Old Trafford on May 27 in aid of Unicef. That’s providing Robbie’s back has recovered.
Michael Jackson’s complete back catalogue of music has been stolen by hackers. Sony Music’s Jackson archive was illegally hijacked and more than 50,000 digital files were downloaded as part of a massive operation, including unreleased material.
Radiohead have signed up to a new ethical ticket sales scheme to protect their fans from unscrupulous scalpers. Gig-goers who buy tickets through the band’s fan club can resell their seats to other fans at cost price through Ticket Trust if they are no longer able to make the date. They have also unveiled their first UK tour dates in four years.
They will be playing two shows in at London’s O2 Arena on October 8 and 9 and one show at Manchester Arena on October 6, in support of The King of Limbs, their album released last year.
Country singer Taylor Swift has topped a new list of musical money-makers ahead of U2, Lady Gaga and Adele with earnings of more than 35 million dollars in 2011. She must be very happy, which is one thing you’re not supposed to be when you’re a country singer!
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