Going wild for the 1D boys… (apologies)
We’ve had to work extra hard this week, scouring through Australian news and reports, to find other music news than the One Direction boys visiting Down Under. And let us tell you, it’s been very very hard! The five English boys who apparently sing some songs have swept through our fair country leaving a trail of screaming and crying teenage girls in their wake.
They young lads are making some sort of promotional tour, we guess, where they get photographed doing cliché Australian things like surfing and trying Vegemite (which the little b*stards spat out). At one stage on-air they complimented the attractiveness of the receptionist at the radio station they were visiting. This led to the station and poor girl receiving insults and threats via Facebook. We’re not blaming the boys but here’s a message to the young, predominantly female fan base in Oz: for everyone’s sake, chill out! They are just a band… Oh and please don’t hate us now.
Taking a bite out of Chisel
Phew, that’s over, now let’s move on. There is other news! We’ve heard some reasons for concerts being postponed; missed flights, broken bones from stage dives and singers being locked up or deported but we can honestly say we’ve never heard this one before.
Australian rockers Cold Chisel were forced to reschedule their Melbourne show at Festival Hall last week when guitarist Ian Moss was hospitalised due to a bite from his pet cat. The moggy got him good with the bite infecting his hand and leaving him in hospital. Moss was in good spirits about the incident apologising to fans and in a statement saying “sorry to be a pussy about this, I look forward to making amends for this next week”.
We just hope the cat gets left at home when Chisel head to the UK later in the year for Hyde Park’s ‘Hard Rock Calling’ festival. Cat: 1 Cold Chisel: 0.
His royal purpleness returns
From pop novelty’s to rock royalty – the king of cool, Prince, has announced he will be touring Australia later in the year playing a set of shows across the country. It’s been nine years since the guy with the ever changing name graced our shores and he’ll be bringing out all the stops with a 360 degree rotating stage and huge lightshow for his tour. He also likes to play secret after shows at small venues in the cities he plays in so anyone back home should keep an ear out for little hints at what pub or club he might rock up to.
Our sources also tell us Prince is famous for his outlandish backstage demands including a purpose built purple themed room, backstage crew not being allowed to make eye contact with him and a stretch limo to drive to the stage (a 50 feet walk apparently at last year’s Hop Farm Festival). All are rumours, we’re sure, and no doubt Prince will be happy to hang out with a stubbie and chat after, as is custom in Oz.
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