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Prince played another surprise London show


Prince performed another surprise show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last night (09.10.14).
Celebrities including Cara Delevingne, Nick Grimshaw and Florence Welch danced along to the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker and his all-female band, 3RDEYEGIRL.
The gig followed a secret 'open sound-check' and two gigs in one night at the Electric Ballroom in north London last week, tickets for which were just £10 for fans who queued for hours in the rain to see the music legend.
Last night's concert was announced on BBC 6 Music by the singer's band and hundreds of fans started queuing outside the venue for tickets which were labelled as £70 and later brought down to £10 once gig-goers reached the doors at 7pm.
The singer performed new material with his band and launched into a medley of 'How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?', 'Purple Rain' and 'Do Me Baby', which went down a storm with the audience.
Prince is continuing his string of surprise London performances at a number of "iconic venues" in the city which are causing a buzz on social media.
He has hinted at his desire to play venues such as Ronnie Scott's and the Bag O' Nails Club in Soho - although details for future gigs are being kept under wraps.
Prince also described his trip to London as "open-ended" and told fans: "We're gonna try and find somewhere else to play in this city. We'll stay as long as you'll have us."

Paolo Nutini wants to be a carpenter


Paolo Nutini wants to be a carpenter.
The 27-year-old star - who is set to make a comeback with his third album 'Caustic Love' on April 14 - wants to explore joinery after taking inspiration from a man he saw as his grandfather when he was younger.
He explained: "The man I grew up to I think of as a grandfather on my mother's side, a man called Eddie, he was this old army hand, big white bushy moustache. He dealt in scrap, he was always down at the lost-and-found at the airport or prison, and I'd be the little kid tagging along, because he'd often look after me during the day ... He worked with wood, and made me this little rocking horse when I was young, called Rocky. I still have it.
"Whittling and carving wood is something I've always wanted to do, yet I've only dipped my toe in the water. I find it therapeutic ... I need to do that, go away and separate myself from things, get some education, some life, outside of a tour bus or a venue."
The 'Candy' singer fled back to his Scottish homeland four years ago when being in the spotlight became too much to bear and he admits he needed the hiatus to repair his relationship with his family and friends.
In an interview with Culture Magazine, he explained: "It's not like I've been making an album for three, four years. We toured the last record for a year and a bit, and I got to this point where I was only seeing my family and friends at gigs, I was miles away from home, my relationship was handing by a thread and I realised I was losing everything."

Enrique and Kylie in song battle


Enrique Iglesias and Kylie Minogue are locked in a battle to release their duet.
The Latin heartthrob and 'Into The Blue' singer have collaborated on the track 'Beautiful' but their labels Universal Republic and Parlophone are at war over when it will be released.
Enrique told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "I'm hoping the duet will be released as the next single but I know there's been a few problems between the record companies because she is on a different label.
"It's all politics. There was a moment when the record companies were fighting back and forth, but in the end Kylie and I spoke and we will make it happen."
The pair, who are both set to release new music this year, will shoot a video for the song in March.
Enrique, 38, said: "I'm a huge fan of Kylie. She's so sweet and she's been going for a long time but is as sexy as ever"
The star's new single 'I'm A Freak', featuring Pitbull, is out on March 16, while Kylie, 45, releases her single 'Into The Bull' on March 9.
Enrique also rubbished reports he got a car drive 20 metres after throwing a strip and insists he's not a diva.
He added: "That was such bull****. My manager told me to get a car because it was cold and there were photographers outside."

Beyoncé to perform at BRIT Awards


Beyoncé is set to perform at this year's BRIT Awards.
The 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker will grace the stage at the ceremony for the first time in ten years, joining Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Arctic Monkeys and Ellie Goulding.
The 32-year-old singer was due to perform at the annual ceremony in 2013 but had to cancel because her new material wasn't ready but is reportedly on board for the event this month.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Beyonce is on. The only reason this has not yet been announced officially is because the Brits guys are nervous that it could all go wrong again.
"But what I can tell you is that in her camp it's 99.9 per cent on."
The star will also join Lorde, Disclosure, Rudimental, Bastille and Bruno Mars on February 19 at London's O2 Arena and organisers are hoping the show will be viewed by over 10 million people.
It has already been a successful year for the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker, who shocked fans by releasing her self-titled fifth studio album without any prior promotion.
The record, which was released exclusively on iTunes, conquered the charts and sold 828,773 copies in just three days.
Beyoncé stole the show at the Grammy Awards last month performing a sexy routine with rapper husband Jay Z.
The last time the singer took to the stage at the BRIT Awards in 2004 she sang her hit song 'Crazy in Love' and also picked up the accolade for Best International Female.

Heidi Range felt ‘responsible’ for bandmates


Heidi Range always felt responsible for her other bandmates.
The former Sugababes singer has taken a leap into theatre after the troubled girl group - who haven't released any new material since 2011 - decided to embark on a break, and she admits it's less pressure performing on stage than producing music with members Amelle Berrabah and Jade Ewen.
Asked how acting and singing are different, she said: "I think it is different. I think there's more of a big family [in theatre] I guess because there's more of you. I think it just feels like a big family, it sounds really cheesy but it does. I mean you've obviously got a lot of pressure on you as an individual to make sure you're character is right, but in regards to the actual show there's not as much pressure.
"Whereas with the band it was up to the three of us to make it work. Also you don't feel responsible for everyone else I guess in the sense that you did with the band, because it's just you three and if someone is not in the right mind frame you're really panicking about that."
The 30-year-old star is currently starring opposite former 'Emmerdale' actor Ben Freeman in a touring production of 'Happy Days: A New Musical' - based on the popular US sitcom - where she plays Pinky Tuscadero.
Speaking about the play, she said: "I'm just enjoying it. I trained when I was younger in singing, acting and dancing. I mean it's been a long time since I did all three but it really comes back to you but I'm just really loving it and enjoying it."

Kacey Musgraves cried hearing her song


Kacey Musgraves cried the first time she heard herself on the radio.
The singer - who won her a Grammy award recently for her debut album 'Same Trailer, Different Park' - didn't know how she'd react when she first heard her debut track 'Merry Go 'Round' being played when she was driving around Nashville with her sister.
She said: "I heard the first few licks of the song and I didn't know how it would affect me.
"I'm not always super emotional. When I heard the first part of the song, I just started bawling my eyes out. It was a very crazy, surreal, rewarding and full-circle moment.
"It was cool that my little sister was there. She had her camera so she captured the moment on film. I was just freaking out and cussing and trying not to wreck my car."
Kacey added she always knew that particular track - about the perils of small town life - was always going to be her fist single because of the reception it got when she played it live.
She added to Radio.com: "It didn't matter if I was in Texas or if I was in Scotland or New York, people were coming up to me and just saying, 'That is my life.' I've realised it's not a small-town thing -- it's a life thing. We follow in our parents' footsteps because that's what we feel like we should do until we can figure out our own thing."

Harry Styles: One Direction aren’t in same ‘league’ as The Beatles


Harry Styles admits One Direction aren't in the same "league" as The Beatles.
While the curly-haired hearrthrob thinks the band are experiencing the same levels of fan hysteria as the Liverpudlian group did in the 60s, he understands their pop songs will never compare to The Beatles' classic hits.
The 19-year-old star told Top of the Pops magazine: "We all sat and watched the film of [The Beatles] arriving in America. And, to be honest, that really was like us. Stepping off the plane, the girls, the madness. It was exactly the same as when we got there - just 50 years earlier.
"But none of us think we're in the same league as them music-wise. We'd be total fools if we did. Fame-wise, it's probably even bigger, but we don't stand anywhere near them in terms of music."
Harry says his most lavish purchase since making it big has been his house, which he is excited about finally moving into when the renovations are completed.
He added: "I bought it at the beginning of last year, then decided to move the kitchen. That turned into a bigger thing, and last time I went it was all just floorboards. The builders told me it won't be finished until early this year, so even when I finally get home I'll still be staying at a mate's house."

Beck shocked by Flaming Lips snub


Beck spent a year thinking people hated him.
The 'Loser' singer hired The Flaming Lips to support him on tour in 2002 but frontman Wayne Coye criticised him after the gigs, describing him as a "d**k", which led Beck to believe he wasn't liked in the industry.
He said: "I really don't know [why he said that]. I was very surprised, because I have a videotape of the last night where they were saying, 'I love you, this tour has changed our lives, you're a brother', so it really messed my head up. I went around for a year thinking people hated me."
The 43-year-old singer and producer believes Wayne thought he wasn't rock 'n' roll enough, but claims he was ill during the tour and struggled to perform for his fans.
He added in an interview with MOJO Magazine: "Wayne probably sensed I'm the kind of guy who cares what people think, that I don't come off as some asshole rock-star type.
"What he didn't know was that I was really sick during the tour, I had some condition and I barely had the strength to pick up a guitar.
"So after the shows, I had to go to my bunk and sleep. One show, I got food poisoning so I delayed it half an hour, which he probably thought was theatrical. But we had a good time! I was hoping afterwards that we'd do a record together."

Chad Smith challenges Will Ferrell to drum-off


Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith has challenged actor Will Ferrell to a "drum-off".
Fans often comment on how the pair bear more than a passing resemblance to each other and now drummer Chad has called Will out to see how good his musical skills are.
Earlier this week, Will made light of the similarity between him and Chad on a Reddit AMA session.
He wrote: "It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other.
"A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be an insult to Chad Smith. The truth of the matter is there is no Will Ferrell. Only Chad Smith."
Will added: "It was great to finally clear up the fact that I am Chad Smith."
The musician then followed it up by filming a video in which he challenges the actor to a drum-off.
He joked: "Stop impersonating me! In fact ... I need you ... Drum battle, me and you. I've seen you. I've seen your skills. You don't got 'em. Let's go."
Meanwhile, Chad is auctioning off the drum kit he played at the Super Bowl last week to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It comes after it was revealed the band didn't plug their instruments at the NFL game.

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