“Rock star” Beyonce closes Glastonbury

The ‘If I Were A Boy’ singer stunned revellers by playing a number of covers during her energetic set at the world-famous music event in Somerset, South West England, as well as a collection of songs by her girl group Destiny’s Child.

As she began her performance on the Pyramid stage, Beyonce told the 170,000-strong crowd: “I want you to know right now you are witnessing my dream.

“I always wanted to be a rock star and tonight we are all rock stars.”

Beyonce – the first female solo headliner at the event in 25 years – sang Prince’s ‘The Beautiful Ones’, Kings of Leon’s ‘Sex on Fire’ and a rendition of the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’, as well as a Destiny’s Child medley, but her former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams did not appear alongside her as had been rumoured.

The singer wore a low-cut gold sequinned jacket and black hotpants throughout her 90-minute set, which saw rapper husband Jay-Z and friend Gwyneth Paltrow looking on from the VIP area.

She opened with ‘Crazy in Love’ and wowed the crowds with ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), as well as latest single ‘Run The World (Girls)’ before closing the festival with ‘Halo’.

Beyonce spent most of the weekend at the festival with her husband, and revealed before her performance she had sought advice from her fellow headliners Coldplay and U2.

She told the BBC: “I’m the biggest fan of U2 and I’m the biggest fan of Coldplay, they are genius, so I’ve spoken to both of them about my setlist. I’m so excited to share the stage with them.

“For Glastonbury to recognise that women have the power to headline, that’s amazing, and I’m proud that I am the chosen woman. I am going to rock!”

Kasabian’s Tom Meighan: ‘The internet has killed rock stars’

Kasabian singer Tom Meighan has blamed the internet for “killing” rock stars.   The outspoken frontman claims there are no iconic musicians left because artists reveal too much about themselves on blogging websites such as Twitter.  He said: “It’s not like what it used to be like in rock ‘n’ roll. In the 60s and 70s you had the likes of David Bowie and Marc Bolan, and then in the 80s you even had shit acts that were rock stars. Then in the 90s you had the Britpop revival.   “I think – especially in the last three or four years – the internet’s taken a stranglehold and killed off the myth of the rock star now. You know when you used to buy the records and there was the myth behind them? There’s too much on blogs now and I think it’s killed it off. Nobody’s surprised by an interview anymore or anything. It’s quite tragic.”    He also said blogging has taken away the spirit of rock ‘n roll’. He told Bang Showbiz: “There are so many rock stars writing these self pitying blogs and it’s not in the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, it’s like ‘Wow, what rubbish’.”  The band are up for six nominations at next week’s Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 24, including Best Band, Best Album and Best Live Band.

Nickleback announce UK shows

NicklebackNICKELBACK announce 2 shows in January 2010 at Liverpool Arena on 17th and London’s Wembley Arena on 19th. After their hugely successful tour earlier this year in support of the release of their 6th studio album Dark Horse, Canada’s finest will be bringing their awesomely pyro-tastic show back to the UK early in 2010. Released in the latter part of 2008, Dark Horse is an 11-track survey of everything the group has done so well to this point — fist-pumping anthems, grinding rockers, soaring power ballads, grinning sexual innuendo, heart-wringing romanticism, choruses that stick in your ears after the first listen and Continue reading →

Extreme Celebrity Hairstyles

extreme-celebrity-hairstyles-1Well, she didn’t pull a complete Britney Spears shave, just half. Singer Cassie debuted a peculiar new hairstyle where she had half her head shaved clean and kept her long hair on the other half.

The half-shaved head has been the signature look for model and socialite Alice Dellal. In fact, “The Alice Dellal” hairstyle recently inspired the look of the Fall 2009 RTW collection of Issa. However, the models did not shave their head; instead, an illusion of the style was achieved with hairspray and bobby pins.

Well, it’s not an illusion in the case of Cassie though, as she explained on her blog: “Yeah, I did it. They ask why?? LOL B/C I WOKE UP AND FELT LIKE IT!!!”

“Sometimes in life, you need a change,” pondered the 22-year-old singer. “Something that displays the ‘I don’t give a fג attitude that was always present, but never showcased. Something deeper than what you thought you were capable of. And something that will shock your mother, but make her call you a ROCK STAR.”

Yeah, you’re an f’in rockstar all right, Cassie.

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