Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kylie: Geisha Girl Gone Wong!

Has Kylie Minogue gone too far this time with her geisha look for her upcoming World Tour? Somehow I couldn't help but think of the Jennifer Lopez movie 'The Cell' - could Kylie Minogue be trapped inside a dream world?!

The tour may well be costing £10m to stage but it seems Kylie has lost the plot and the pop princess crown could finally slip. Her album flopped in America recently, selling just 6,000 in it's first week and failed to make it into the Top 100. Yet Kylie is still much loved around the world, with ticket sales over 500,000. The World Tour kicks off in Paris on May 6th and time will tell if Kylie is heading for a 'wong' turn with her geisha style. This could be another Madonna style re-invention of course ....................

Robbie Williams: The Fat Picture

Robbie Williams certainly looks a lot different these days as he stays out of the limelight during his stay in America. The former Take That singer has piled on the pounds since his career took a turn for the worse, being compared to Elvis.
To be fair, Robbie Williams has always had weight fluctuations, so it would be cruel to joke or jibe him for how he looks today. It must be hard to stay in tip top shape when your career veers off course - this is far from the end of Robbie Williams.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ronaldo: Transvestite Prostitute Nightmear!

Ronaldo's got wood!

AC Milan and Brazilian football player Ronaldo got more than he bargained for when he picked up three prostitutes on Monday night. Having just dropped his girlfriend home in Rio de Janeiro, the footballer was obviously feeling horny so booked into a motel hoping for a night of steamy hot sex with the three prostitutes.

Unfortunately, the three women turned out to be transvestites and Ronaldo got a bit more than expected when the cross dressing prostitutes allegedly extorted him for money. It turned into the night from hell for the Brazilian star who was left with a lot of explaining to do when he was reunited with his girlfriend.

Brazilian police are quoted as saying, "Ronaldo admits the facts. He said he just wanted to amuse himself, that's not a crime. To pay to have sexual relations isn't illegal". Under Brazilian law, while pimping sex workers and running establishments where sex is sold are illegal, prostitution itself is not - no wonder Ronaldo refused to pay the prostitutes.

I'm sure he has since found some light relief elsewhere!

Geri Halliwell : Solo Career Ends

Geri Halliwell has announced that her solo career has ended and she will focus on writing children's books for the time being. With no plans for any new solo singles, Geri will be kept busy with the release of her first children's book Ugenia Lavender on May 2nd.

Manchester will host Geri Halliwell at a book signing on May 11th between 3pm and 4pm at the Trafford Centre. Geri plans to release a new book each month based on nine year old Ugenia Lavender.

Speaking about the recent Spice Girls reunion, Geri said:

"I feel we are just like a family. We clicked again straight away - it's just like a family travelling in a bubble. I really enjoy our relationships, but I always wish I had left the group under better circumstances, rather than just walking out. But that's exactly why I wanted to do it again."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Cole Tops Gay Poll

Joe Cole and Cheryl Cole have both topped a gay poll - Joe Cole was named the #1 footballing icon by the fellas on, while Cheryl Cole was the clear favourite WAG with a whopping 43% of the vote from female members of the website.
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Joe Cole - ready for some tongue action!

Joe Cole wants you to eat his lunch box!

Joe Cole cooling down

Chelsea's Joe Cole had stiff (oh the puns come so easily!) competition from familiar favourites David Beckham and Michael Owen, maybe the pictures above helped him grab the title. Meanwhile the girls are all aloud for Chelsea WAG Cheryl Cole, she easily won the title ahead of Alex Curran (2nd) and Victoria Beckham (3rd).

Cheryl Cole looking lush

Cheryl Cole #1 ladies choice

Cheryl Cole in action!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement Video

Watch the video of The Last Shadow Puppets 'Age of the Understatement' below and see why Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (The Rascals) are the hottest duo in the UK this year:

To view a collection of 'The Last Shadow Puppets' pictures click: HERE
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

FHM: 100 Sexiest Women

Here is the complete list of the 'FHM 100 Sexiest Women', as voted by 9.7 million 'readers' of the magazine. The pictures below give you an idea why Megan Fox made it to the top.

1. Megan Fox

2. Jessica Alba

3. Keeley Hazell

4. Elisha Cuthbert

5. Hayden Panettiere

6. Scarlett Johansson
7. Cheryl Cole
8. Hilary Duff
9. Angelina Jolie
10. Keira Knightley

11. Rihanna
12. Kate Beckinsale
13. Jessica Biel
14. Eva Longoria
15. Alessandra Ambrosio
16. Rachel Bilson
17. Beyonce Knowles
18. Gemma Atkinson
19. Jennifer Love Hewitt
20. Christina Aguilera
21. Adriana Lima
22. Gisele Bundchen
23. Ana Ivanovic
24. Sophia Bush
25. Salma Hayek
26. Jessica Simpson
27. Jennifer Aniston
28. Charlize Theron
29. Rachel Stevens
30. Maria Sharapova
31. Britney Spears
32. Sarah Michelle Gellar
33. Emma Watson
34. Kelly Brook
35. Eva Mendes
36. Sarah Harding
37. Avril Lavigne
38. Olga Kurylenko
39. Natalie Portman
40. Heidi Klum
41. Lindsay Lohan
42. Bar Refaeli
43. Nadine Coyle
44. Alesha Dixon
45. Katherine Heigl
46. Halle Berry
47. Monica Bellucci
48. Kristen Kreuk
49. Nicole Scherzinger
50. Rachel McAdams
51. Emma Griffiths
52. Carmen Electra
53. Shakira
54. Evangeline Lilly
55. Abbey Clancy
56. Mischa Barton
57. Jennifer Garner
58. Marissa Miller
59. Charlotte McKenna
60. Cameron Diaz
61. Holly Valance
62. Vanessa Hudgens
63. Alexa Chung
64. Ali Larter
65. Emily Scott
66. Kimberley Walsh
67. Milla Jovovich
68. Nadine Velazquez
69. Mandy Moore
70. Sienna Miller
71. Fearne Cotton
72. Eva Green
73. Tricia Helfer
74. Stacey Keibler
75. Petra Nemcova
76. Chelsy Davy
77. Denise Richards
78. Gwen Stefani
79. Mary Elizabeth Winstead
80. Agyness Deyn
81. Anna Kournikova
82. Michelle Ryan
83. Katherine Jenkins
84. Katie Holmes
85. Gloria de Piero
86. Ellen Page
87. Hannah Spearritt
88. Odette Yustman
89. Kristen Bell
90. Amber Heard
91. Kirstie Allsopp
92. April Scott
93. Kylie Minogue
94. Billie Piper
95. Dannii Minogue
96. Nicola Roberts
97. Roxanne McKee
98. Victoria Beckham
99. Marion Cotillard
100. Holly Willoughby

Friday, April 25, 2008

Puppets Rule Irish Charts

Dustin the Turkey

Ireland has got a touch of "Eurovision" fever ahead of the massive event next month. It's surprise entry - a puppet called Dustin, is this weeks highest entry in the Irish charts. 'Irelande Douze Points' is new at number five and looks set to top the charts in Ireland over the next few weeks. Madonna and Justin Timberlake may have topped the UK charts last week but the duo had to settle with #2 as their single '4 Minutes' was unable to knock Sharon Shannon and Mundy's "The Galway Girl" from #1. The single has spent a massive 46 weeks in the Irish charts already.

Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets, 'The Age of the Understatement' album made an impressive entry at #2, going the same way as The Kooks, 'Konk' a week prior. Both were unable to move Mary Black from the number one position. But it looks like the Last Shadow Puppets are heading for #1 in the UK on Sunday.

Britain's Young Music Millionaires

Beatles son, Dhani Harrison tops list

Leona Lewis is quickly earning her way to the top of the millionaires list. Leona is estimated to be worth £6m already and entered #14 in the Sunday Times "Young Music Millionaires" list. The list of British millionaires under the age of 30 revealed Amy Winehouse has a small fortune of £10 and looking likely to increase that amount even more this year. Even Simon Webbe (£6m), the former 'Blue' singer made it into the list, along with 'reality' pop star Will Young (£10m).

1 Dhani Harrison - £160 million
2 Vanessa-Mae Nicholson - £32 million
3= Guy Berryman (Coldplay) - £30 million
3= Jonny Buckland (Coldplay) - £30 million
3= Will Champion (Coldplay) - £30 million
6 Karen Elson and Jack White - £25 million
7 Katie Melua - £18 million
8 Joss Stone - £12 million
9 Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson - £11 million
10= Craig David - £10 million

10= Amy Winehouse - £10 million
10= Will Young - £10 million
13 Katherine Jenkins - £9 million
14= Corinne Bailey Rae - £6 million
14= Natasha Bedingfield - £6 million
14= Leona Lewis - £6 million
14= Simon Webbe - £6 million
18 Jamie Cullum - £5 million

Britain's Top 50 Music Millionaires

Madonna and Guy Richie

The Times 'Rich list' reveals the Top 50 Music millionaires in Britain. Madonna was the highest ranking female with £300m and Oasis brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher are worth a cool £45m. David and Victoria Beckham were worth £87m in a "Chav List" published in October 2006, but now the celebrity couple have jumped in value to £125m.

1 Clive Calder £1,300m
2 Lord Lloyd-Webber £750m
3 Sir Paul McCartney £500m
4= Simon Fuller £450m
4= Sir Cameron Mackintosh £450m
6 Madonna and Guy Ritchie £300m
7 Guy and Julia Hands £250m
8 Sir Elton John £235m
9 Sir Mick Jagger £225m
10 Robert Stigwood £212m
11 Sting £200m
12 Keith Richards £190m
13 Sir Tom Jones £170m
14= Olivia and Dhani Harrison £160m
14= Jamie Palumbo £160m
16 Sir Tim Rice £155m
17= Eric Clapton £140m
17= Phil Collins £140m
17= Ringo Starr £140m
20 David and Victoria Beckham £125m
21= Robert Bourne and Sally Green £120m
21= David Bowie £120m
21= Barry and Robin Gibb £120m
21= Rod Stewart £120m
25 Simon Cowell £112m
26= Roger Ames £110m
26= Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne £110m

Robbie Williams

28 Robbie Williams £105m
29= Chris Blackwell £100m
29=Charlie Watts £100m
31= George Michael £95m
31= Roger Waters £95m
33 David Gilmour £85m
34= Moya Doherty and John McGolgan £80m
34= Robert Plant £80m
36 Engelbert Humperdinck £79m
37= Brian May £75m
37= Jimmy Page £75m
39= Mark Knopfler £70m
39= Roger Taylor £70m
39= Chris Wright £70m
42 John Deacon £65m
43 Judy Craymer £58m
44= Nick Mason £55m
44= Van Morrison £55m
46 Sir Cliff Richard £50m
47= Noel and Liam Gallagher £45m
47= Bernie Taupin £45m
47= Prince Rupert Loewenstein £45m
50 Mick Hucknall £42m

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Beckham's Golden Balls

David Beckham naked getting his golden balls waxed in the picture above looks real enough on first glance, yet it is actually the clever work of photographer Alison Jackson. Her famous pictures have earned her recognition around the world and now her pictures can be seen here in the West Midlands.
"STARSTRUCK" will run from April 24, 2008 – June 15, 2008 at The New Art Gallery, Walsall. See for more details of this excellent display which also includes Madonna doing the ironing and Ozzy Osbourne reading the Financial Times. I don't know what Victoria Beckham will make of all this .........

Mel B Ultimo Video

The Mel B Ultimo pictures have been generating alot of interest and now you can view all the pictures via this YouTube video:

The "Mel B Ultimo Pictures" Video.
*See the Mel B pictures HERE

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mel B Sexy Underwear Pictures

Mel B like you have never seen her before, dressed to thrill in these sexy new Ultimo pictures. We've got the lot HERE for you to feast on. Not so Scary Spice, more like Sexy Spice!

View more Ultimo pictures featuring Girl's Aloud singer Sarah Harding: HERE

Daniel Radcliffe Naked Again!

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will be getting naked again (as seen in this picture!), but this time his wand will be waving on Broadway.
Security will be tightened this time, special equipment is being installed to stop fans taking photos of Daniel Radcliffe during the 20 minutes he is nude on stage.

According to the Daily Star, the 18-year-old actor is taking his hit West End show "Equus" to the Broadhurst Theatre in New York from September 5th. But theatre bosses are worried fans may try to sneak cameras in – like they did during the London performances. So they are fitting infra-red spy cameras, which can detect in the darkened theatre whether anyone in the audience is carrying photo equipment.

A source said: "When the show opened in the UK, some rather over-enthusiastic female fans sneaked cameras in to flash Daniel when he strips naked on stage. They all wanted pictures to circulate to friends and over the net. "

More pictures: HERE

Monday, April 21, 2008

TV Ratings: Britain's Got Talent 10m Viewers

Britain's Got Talent continued to dominate Saturday night viewing, gaining an extra 1.5m on last weeks strong launch. The ITV talent show had a whopping 10.3m tuning in, while the BBC "I'd Do Anything", the talent contest to find a star for Oliver!, pulled in 6.1 million viewers, down on the previous week.

Pushing Daisies was in the news during the week as ITV controversially dropped an episode in a cock-up with scheduling with the football. The second installment was watched by 4.7m, with a million deserting the American drama - one can only assume viewers looked to the internet to find the "missing" episode!

Dr Who was also down 1.2m as "Planet of the Ood" was slotted into the earlier time of 6:20pm, a choice Russell T Davies was not happy about. But the BBC Sci-fi drama still attracted 6.9m viewers (33%) so all is not lost. See last weeks ratings story for more : HERE

UK Music Chart News:
Madonna finally went to the top of the UK singles chart with "4 Minutes" after weeks of hype, it was her 13th #1 UK single. Madonna has had more #1's than any other female solo artist. Mariah Carey's "E=mc2" failed to get to the top of the UK Album chart this week, arriving instead at #3. The Kooks "Konk" stormed into the charts at #1, but watch out because The Last Shadow Puppets (Arctic Monkey's Alex Turner's side project) new album is out this week and the single climbed up to #9 in the singles chart.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

BAFTA TV Awards 2008 - The Winners

Gavin and Stacey winners

The 2008 British Academy Television Awards took place in London this weekend and the BBC comedy "Gavin and Stacey" scooped their first awards. James Corden who has recently been linked to Lily Allen, won "Best Comedy Performance". The hit BBC3 comedy also won the "Audience Award", making up for not being in the "Best Comedy Award" nomination. Here is the full list of winners:

Best Actor:
Andrew Garfield - Boy A (Channel 4)

Best Actress:
Eileen Atkins - Cranford (BBC One)

Best Entertainment Performance:
Harry Hill - Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)

Best Comedy Performance:
James Corden - Gavin and Stacey (BBC Three)

Best Single Drama:
The Mark Of Cain (Channel 4)

Best Drama Serial:
Britz (Channel 4)

Best Drama Series:
The Street (BBC One)

Best Continuing Drama:
Holby City (BBC One)

Best Factual Series:
The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities (BBC One)

Best Entertainment Programme:
Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1)

Best Situation Comedy:
Peep Show (Channel 4)

Best Comedy Programme:
Fonejacker (Channel 4)

Audience Award:
Gavin & Stacey (BBC Three)

Best Single Documentary:
Lie of the Land (Channel 4)

Best Feature:
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (Channel 4)

Best International Show:
Heroes (BBC Two)

Best Specialist Factual:
Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (BBC Two)

Best Current Affairs:
China's Stolen Children - A Dispatches Special (Channel 4)

Best News Coverage:
Sky News - Glasgow Airport Attack (Sky News)

Best Sport:
ITV F1: Canadian Grand Prix Live (ITV1)

Best Interactivity:
Spooks Interactive (BBC One)

James Bond: Aston Martin Ends Up In Lake

James Bond's Aston Martin has ended up in an Italian lake after being driven over the edge on the way to the film set for "Quantum of Solace". Rather like a scene from the action packed James Bond films itself, the car was being driven in heavy rain on Saturday morning when it plunged into Lake Garda in the north of the country.

Thankfully for 007 fans, Daniel Craig was not driving the Aston Martin at the time.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Geri Halliwell Dons Sexy Uniforms For TV Show

Geri Halliwell will be donning two sexy uniforms tonight for Channel 4's "Friday Night Project", as seen in the pictures below. Geri will no doubt set a few hearts racing when she does her school girl sketch and unsuspecting members of the public need to be aware as Geri patrols the streets of London as a police woman.

Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr will be presenting the Friday Night Project with Geri Halliwell as guest presenter. She shows her funnier side as Justin and Alan launch "Ginger Aid". Also on the show will be Joe Dempsie from Skins and Shaggy from music. Playing the show out will be Sam Sparrow, the programme will be aired at 10pm on Channel 4. More details: HERE

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Justin, Geri and Alan

Geri as a police woman

Geri in "Ginger Aid"

Geri in for a bit of school girl discipline!

Naughty school girl - Geri Halliwell

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Enemy Reveal T-Shirt Secret

Andy Hopkins wears a T-shirt with a hidden story

Coventry fans of The Enemy were left perplexed at the recent Ricoh Arena gigs by a T-shirt worn by bassist Andy Hopkins. As seen in the picture above, Andy Hopkins had printed on his T-shirt "Free The Finbarr's Two". It set tongues wagging following the hugely successful tour and now we can reveal the story behind the t-shirt.

Long time friend of The Enemy, John Kelly, is the reason Andy wore the t-shirt "Free The Finbarr's Two". John used to sell T-shirts for the band at the early gigs but was recently jailed for a year for disorder. Known for his charity work and described as "a really peaceful lad", Tom Clarke went on to explain the story of how the incident happened at the end of a night when things were heated. There was some kind of incident and "I think he had a momentary lapse."

Kelly picked up a metal stand used to secure the velvet rope into the club and brandished it. The incident was caught on CCTV and Kelly was jailed for a year.

John Kelly

"He's in prison now. He probably won't serve the full year because it's a first
offence, but I just think it's terrible that a momentary lapse ..... I think
that when you disrupt the community you should have to put something back -
maybe a bit of community service - then he might have thought twice about
jumping in. I just think it's really unfair to have a good lad, who's helped the
community anyway, put away for a year."

The Enemy dedicated "This Song" to John Kelly at the Ricoh gig while his family were among the 8,000 fans in attendance. So now you know why Andy Hopkins had the words "Free The Finbarr's Two" printed on his T-shirt, and a very fitting tribute to John Kelly who had sold many T-shirts for The Enemy.

I think I may have even bought a T-shirt from John back at the early Colosseum gig...................

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Richard And Judy Swop Channels

The champions of day time chat, Richard and Judy will be returning to our screens via UKTV. The award winning couple finish their seven year stint on Channel 4 in August with regular viewing figures over 2m, previously they spent 13 years on ITV.

The show will be on a "new look" UKTV channel to be launched in the autumn and will be along the lines of the previous shows Richard and Judy have presented together. The show will be aired at prime time each weekday and will feature old favourites such as the book and wine club features.

More details will be revealed nearer the time. The final series of Richard and Judy starts on Channel 4 on June 16th.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Leona Lewis Tops US Album And Singles Chart

Leona Lewis has gone straight to #1 in America with her debut album "Spirit", which follows hard on the heals of her recent #1 single "Bleeding Love".

Leona sold 205,000 copies in America last week, knocking country singer George Strait off the #1 spot. Her single "Bleeding Love" has also climbed back up to the top of the Billboard singles chart, knocking Mariah Carey off the top spot. Leona became first ever British female artist to debut at #1 in the album chart.

The American market is hard to crack but Leona has been working tirelessly in the US and the rewards have finally paid off.

Facebook Song!

The Facebook Anthem video is the funniest video I've seen on YouTube in ages, and the very reason I no longer have a Facebook account!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Scary Carey!

Mariah Carey seems to be everywhere at the moment, could it be she has a new album and single out I wonder?!

Scary Carey has been on media overload telling Oprah she had to give up eating macaroni cheese to lose weight and Now! magazine that she quite fancies Prince Charles as well as having an eye for Darius Danesh in the West End musical "Gone With The Wind".

Oh yeah, and she's number 1 in the American Billboard charts for the 18th time. But quite frankly madam, I don't give a damn!

Please, please SHUT UP...........

Monday, April 14, 2008

Britain's Got Talent Beats BBC Talent Show

Britain's Got Talent returned to our screens this weekend with a massive victory over the BBC 1 talent show "I'd Do Anything", the second series of the ITV talent show had 8.8 million hooked.

The programme that gave the nation Paul Potts looks set to be a ratings winner over the coming weeks as viewers continue to follow the hopefuls on their journey. The BBC had to settle for second place as 1.4m viewers switched channels for Britain's Got Talent. ITV benefited all evening with a strong performance on shows like the new US Drama "Pushing Daisies", starring former Brookside actress Anna Friel. One in four viewers watched the new drama, which was up against the old BBC favourite "Casualty". The ITV drama was just 500,000 viewers behind and next week will give a clearer picture of ITV's Saturday night ratings battle prospects.

At least the BBC still has Dr Who, on 8.1m this week is still holding strong for it's fourth series.

A Nice Beckham Picture!

David and Victoria Beckham

Here is a "nice" picture of David and Victoria Beckham that captured my attention from the seemingly millions of pictures we see of them.

It reminded me of an old Beckhams picture, where the romance and love can be clearly seen in the picture. Although Victoria is mindful of the camera, the body language looks good - I like the holding of hands, even when both people seem distracted.

David and Victoria Beckham were attending a basketball game at the LA Lakers and still look good together after all these years, although I'd have to undo that top button on David. It seems like all of Victoria's buttons fell off...............

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Enemy: Liam Watts Interview

The Enemy's Liam Watts. *pic: NME

It's been an incredible 2007 for Coventry band The Enemy and it's about to get better for their thousands of fans as they get ready to headline this year's Godiva Festival, on the 4-6 July at Memorial Park. Mick McLaughlin, caught up with drummer Liam Watts to talk about their favourite festival, their amazing success and why there's no place like home ...


It's going to be mental! If last year is anything to go by it could quite easily end up being one of the best gigs of the year.
Playing in front of home crowds means so much to us, we don't get to do it very often so when the opportunity comes around we're buzzing about it!! Can't wait!


A lot happened for us in 2007 so it's hard to narrow it down too much. We'd probably say the festivals. Reading and Leeds were immense. T in the Park was top, Glastonbury was muddy but sound and not forgetting Godiva which went off big time. Don't be surprised if the tent comes down this year!


Yeh we've done some quite big support tours with the Manics and Stereophonics recently. They were all arena size venues probably around the 8,000 mark. We had a top reception across the board. It was good to get into the bigger venues and find our feet on some big stages. Would be hard to pick out a favourite gig from those tours.


We don't see ourselves any different to how we did before the band, although we understand for some people we may be kind of 'role models'. We just want to show people that achieving your dreams is a possibility and that you should believe in yourself! As for being 'ambassadors' ..... more like just three normal lads who will fly the flag!


We're in the studio doing some demos and jamming new ideas every time we're back. It's still quite a busy time for us, we're only just coming to the end of the cycle on the first record. It's exciting getting back into the studio and coming up with fresh ideas.
There's always new songs floating about and we can't wait to properly get our teeth into the next album.


Festivals are a big part of the year, we're looking forward to playing to the festival crowds again and seeing how they react to the songs this time round. Others than that we'll be as busy as ever and working on the next record. And who knows we might even get a little bit of sunshine just for good measure!


Nicest celebrity, we get asked stuff like that quite a lot and it's tough. Recently we met Paul Weller, he got up and played one of our tunes with us at a gig in London. He's a legend and was a proper geezer! However I did get the urge to sing his song 'In the City' at him every time I saw him. I exercised self restraint.


Probably something quite embarrassing from the early 90's! I can't actually remember to be honest, or maybe I've just developed selective memory.


I hadn't heard that actually. Nice to know that it is getting a bit of recognition and that some more people might actually know where it is now! One of the 'coolest places on the planet' , yeah lets take that. Though, I'd probably say one of the most real places. I love coming home.


Definitely, it's a class festival and it should continue to grow!
Sorry to the select few residents who enjoy a good moan about it year after year, but it's good for this city! Any Cov band should enter this. It should be the biggest date in the music calendar.
Suppose you could always go and watch Bon Jovi again instead!? I don't think so!!!


As a band you gotta get some decent tunes together and practice your arses off! Get a demo together and get out there and play some mega gigs. You gotta have your live show nailed then just go and smash it! Believe in yourself and deliver it like your life depends on it.


The first lot of auditions are hilarious lets be honest. But as it progresses and gets into the latter stages I'd say foregone conclusion and tend to turn off. As for credibility I don't know.
I wouldn't be willing to let Simon Cowell or the other one mould me and make all the decisions. However for the winner it could be their only opportunity and a dream come true.I wouldn't like to take the shine off it for the person who wins.
Leona Lewis has done alright and does have some credibility. Kym from Hear'Say is now in Coronation Street. As with the whole music industry it's hit and miss. Could be 'crystal on ice' or quite easily 'celebrity dancing on ice'.


That fella who chopped his ear off was pretty sound! Haha you mean in music! Over the decades we've been spoiled for choice by some of the best music in the world. It's hard to choose just one but if we list: The Beatles, The Who, Zeppelin, Queen, The Jam, SexPistols, The Clash, Bowie, Oasis and The Verve, then I think that says it all.


I'd like to say 'home sweet home' but I'm aware I've used the same word twice.
For Coventry's future I'll say it forward, onward and upward!

Liam performing Radio 1's 'Live Lounge' pic: BBC

*Interview published in Coventry's "Feel Alive" magazine and typed up by robmacca.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Specials Are "Rehearsing Together"

The Specials

Neville Staple has revealed that the Specials have been back in the studio together rehearsing and may do a UK tour later this year. This backs up the story last week (as reported HERE), where Terry Hall said the Specials could do a "dignified" return, if they "were good enough".

NME and Music Week reported the story and Neville Staples is quoted as saying:

"A couple of months ago we (all) started talking, We had to talk first to see if we could get on, but we got past the talking stage. Then we said, 'Okay, let’s see what we're like in a room together rehearsing with instruments'."

Following early talks Staple said singer Terry Hall met up with the band and they held two rehearsals.

"We're just seeing how it goes," Staple told Music Week. "If it gels, it gels. If it doesn’t, you don't wanna go out there as some old geriatrics – not me. What we've got to do is make sure the music at least is right.

"So if it works, we'll do it. If not, well. I'm sorry lads and girls. But we're trying."

Neville Staple was back on stage this weekend performing a string of Specials classics in front of an 8,000 crowd at The Enemy gig in their hometown of Coventry. The band may be older but the sound is just as good now as it was back in the hey day of SKA music.

The Specials were last in the charts in 2001 when an expanded, remastered version of their self-titled 1979 debut album reached #22, The Specials album debuted at number 28 this week on sales of 6,271 copies of their CD/DVD combo package "The Best Of The Specials". The Enemy are also inside the Top 30 with their debut album, "We'll Live And Die In These Towns", which has already sold over 300,000 copies since it's release last July. This is possibly one of the only times Coventry have had two bands inside the Top 30 album chart on the same week!

Watch Neville Staples and the band performing at The Enemy gig: HERE

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The Enemy To Headline Godiva Festival

The Enemy at Godiva Festival 2007

The Enemy are set to be the headline act at this years Godiva Festival and will be bigger and even better than the 2007 reception given to the Coventry band.
The festival runs from Friday July 4th until Sunday July 6th at the Memorial Park and further information is available from The Enemy will be performing on the Saturday evening and organisers expect record crowds to attend the festival in Coventry this year.

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Monday, April 07, 2008

The Enemy: Ricoh Arena, Coventry - Sunday Review and Videos

The Enemy surpassed themselves with their final gig at Coventry's Ricoh Arena. As if Saturday's gig hadn't been electrifying enough, Sunday was a nuclear bomb of energy and a room full of dynamite.

I thought the Sunday gig would be calmer or quieter but how wrong I was! Although the crowds were timid to begin with, it didn't take long until the party was fully going. The first support act consisted of most of the Specials including Neville Staple, which treated the Coventry crowds to ska classics like "A Message To You Rudy", "Ghost Town" and many more (Watch the videos: HERE). While the older members of the audience (and those with discerning taste) lapped up the sound of two-tone, the new generation were more into Boy Kill Boy and the Displacements as support acts for The Enemy.

Coventry grew restless as 9pm approached and the bottle battle commenced for a second night at the Jaguar Hall. Football chants and pushing kept everyone entertained, one brave young man climbed on a friends shoulders - goading the throng to throw bottles and cans at him. He wasn't disappointed as bottles hurtled towards him in vast numbers.

The Enemy rock the Ricoh!

The reason another 8,000 people had turned out in the snowy weather was solely this - The Enemy. From the moment they entered the stage until the moment they left, everyone gave 100%. The audience fuelled and ready to dance, sing and celebrate - the band were home and proud of Coventry. Fast moving songs like "Away From Here" "Technodanceaphobic" and "Pressure" meant no time to stand still and be an observer, it was dance or be crushed! Other songs slowed it down, "Sing When You're In Love" and "Happy Birthday Jane" - giving you a chance to cool down for a few minutes. Then everyone would leave with the anthem tunes of "This Song Is About You" and "We'll Live And Die In These Towns" ringing inside their heads for days to come. Arms waving and crowd surfing was the order of the night as The Enemy delivered an ever maturing set.

Here are a selection of videos from Sunday 6th gig:

The Enemy - "Sing When You're In Love" - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The Enemy - "We'll Live And Die In These Towns" - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The Enemy - "This Song" - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The Enemy - "40 Days And 40 Nights" - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The Enemy - "It's Not OK" - Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Saturday's videos can be seen:

Coventry Telegraph pictures.

Wound from the "bottle battle"

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