Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Sam Smith turned down Major Lazer collaboration

Sam Smith turned down a collaboration with Major Lazer on the song ‘Cold Water’. The 32-year-old singer/songwriter was approached...

Latest Posts

Metallica set December date for All Within My Hands charity concert

Metallica have announced details of their All Within My Hands charity concert and auction. The heavy metal titans' foundation...

Slayer guitarist Gary Holt prefers listening to Taylor Swift over heavy metal

Slayer guitarist Gary Holt "loves" Taylor Swift. The thrash metal star would much rather play pop records by the...

Charli XCX: Not many people can make dance music the way I’m doing it

Charli XCX insists few people can make dance music the way she does. The '360' hitmaker explained how the...

NSYNC ‘seeing if car will still drive’ as fans call for reunion

*NSYNC are "seeing if the car will still drive" with fans clamouring for a reunion. The 'Bye Bye Bye'...

Pearl Jam felt like they had a ‘near-death experience’

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder says the group’s recent health scare felt like a “near-death experience”.

The ‘Alive’ rockers were forced to shelve a series of shows in Berlin and London due to band illness, and whilst performing in Barcelona, Spain over the weekend, the 59-year-old singer opened up on the “frightening” ordeal that left himself and other members of the crew feeling breathless and fearing they wouldn’t make it out alive.

He told the audience: “Can I just say that the last week, it almost felt like a near-death experience. It was very uncomfortable, and it got frightening. It felt like chest bronchitis. It felt like maybe you couldn’t breathe, and maybe you wouldn’t make it through the night, and maybe you’d have to go to the hospital.”

He continued: “You just realise how precious this life is. How lucky we are to have been living on a planet where we can go around and play to incredible people like the people in this room here tonight. So, it was a poignant experience. I won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. And we won’t be forgetting tonight anytime soon.”

There has been chatter on the internet suggesting the Grunge legends cancelled the shows due to poor ticket sales, but fans have defended them after hearing his speech.

One X user wrote: “I just listened to the audio from Ed’s speech talking about his illness. Haven’t seen it pop up on YouTube yet, but I’ll share when I do. If you listen to this and are still convinced that they canceled due to tickets sales, then I have absolutely nothing to say to you. (sic)”

In a typed-out statement apologising for the Berlin concert cancellations last week, they said: “The impacts of this decision are not lost on us. We feel deeply that so many people spend their time, money, and emotional energy to get tickets and then to come see the band and it is heart-wrenching to have to disappoint you.”

The band had already axed their London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium gig on June 29 due to band sickness.

Eddie has previously been forced to cancel shows due to vocal and throat damage.

The group still have their North America and Australia and New Zealand legs ahead of them.

Latest Posts

Metallica set December date for All Within My Hands charity concert

Metallica have announced details of their All Within My Hands charity concert and auction. The heavy metal titans' foundation...

Slayer guitarist Gary Holt prefers listening to Taylor Swift over heavy metal

Slayer guitarist Gary Holt "loves" Taylor Swift. The thrash metal star would much rather play pop records by the...

Charli XCX: Not many people can make dance music the way I’m doing it

Charli XCX insists few people can make dance music the way she does. The '360' hitmaker explained how the...

NSYNC ‘seeing if car will still drive’ as fans call for reunion

*NSYNC are "seeing if the car will still drive" with fans clamouring for a reunion. The 'Bye Bye Bye'...

Don't Miss

The Killers presented with special award for record-breaking O2 residency

The Killers have been presented with a special award to mark their record-breaking, six-night residency at The O2. The...

Christina Aguilera to work with Sabrina Carpenter’s producers

Christina Aguilera is said to want to "channel" the "magic" Sabrina Carpenter created by working with the 'Espresso' hitmaker's producers.

Lordi admits Maneskin’s winning Eurovision song is forgettable

Lordi's Tomi Putaansuu admits some of the 'Eurovision' rock and metal acts' songs are forgettable. The Finnish hard rock...

Westlife used AI to release new single entirely in Mandarin

Westlife has used artificial intelligence to release a song entirely in Mandarin. The 'Flying With Out Wings' boy band...

Coldplay planning 10-night Wembley residency?

Coldplay are planning a 10-night residency at Wembley Stadium. The 'Viva La Vida' group are preparing to release their...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.