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Jon Bon Jovi has revealed that his band will be performing for free at a concert in Madrid next month, due to the country’s financial crisis.


In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo Bon Jovi said that when the band planned their European tour Madrid was left-off the list of venues as they feared the economic crisis would prevent the gig from being sold out.  They decided that they did not want to disappoint the fans, so agreed to perform the concert free of charge. This move by the band enabled tickets for the gig to be sold unusually cheap, with prices ranging from 18 (£15) to 39 (£33) Euros. Despite the initial fears that many Spanish fans would not be able to afford to attend the concert, the tickets have all been sold. 


 

The show will take place in Madrid on the 27th of June.

 

Trent Reznor has revealed that the band have been secretly recording their first music together since ‘The Slip’ was released in 2008.  “I've been less than honest about what I've really been up to lately,” he said in a statement to the press. "For the last year I've been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly f**king great."

 

During the band’s hiatus Trent has been involved in various pursuits, including collaborating with Hollywood director David Fincher to produce the scores for hit films The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  This has proved the inspiration for him to get the band back on the road.  “This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!' he proclaimed.

 

The new LP will be Nine Inch Nails’ ninth studio album.

 

 

British rock band Muse performed a sell-out gig at London’s Emirates Stadium on Saturday, before continuing the party in a somewhat unconventional way.


The after-party, which had an ‘Anti-Corporate Greed’ theme, featured crazy entertainment such as dwarves carrying trays of fake cocaine, a bearded lady performing a striptease, gambling pigs and a woman who stubbed cigars out on her tongue and invited guests to staple money to her body.  Throughout the evening the partygoers were entertained by an all-female string quartet dressed as characters from classic film A Clockwork Orange.


The idea for the dwarves came about through a friendship between one of the band and Queen’s Roger Taylor.  "It was hilarious. Muse drummer Dominic Howard is best friends with Roger Taylor, who comes to all of their gigs. And he knows Roger is sick of being asked about the stories about Queen snorting coke from bald dwarves' heads and making them carry coke around on silver platters," a source told MailOnline. "So they thought it would be funny to send dwarves around carrying lines of sherbet on trays."

 

Many celebrities were spotted at the bash, including frontman Matt Bellamy’s fiancée Kate Hudson.  “Drummer Dominic stuck fake Muse banknotes on to a stripper's bum and Kate Hudson even stubbed a cigar out on a burlesque dancer's tongue,” a source told The Sun. 

 

 

Black Sabbath, one of the biggest names in metal have come clean about the absence of drummer Bill Ward on their reunion tour.

 

 

Guitarist Tony Iommi cut off the talks but not over dollars or arguments. It was because he felt he was short on time.

 

Iommi was diagnosed with cancer last year right after the reunion was announced. As negotiations dragged out between the band and Ward, Tony became worried that his time would run out before the band could accomplish anything.

 

Tony told Guitar World "Once I heard 'cancerous lymphoma,' I thought, 'That's it. I've had it.' We waited a long time for Bill and we wanted to sort it out. But at the end of the day, especially after I was diagnosed, I thought, 'Fucking hell, that's it ' we've got to get a move on. I might pop off next year!'

 

"So I emailed him and said, 'Bill, we can't wait any longer. We've got to get on with it.' And that was it."

 

Luckily, things look much brighter for Iommi as it does for Black Sabbath, who will release their new album 13 on June 10 and follow with a world tour. 

 

 

Jamie Cullum surprised commuters yesterday morning with an impromptu gig in the middle of rush hour at St Pancras Station. 

 

He played five songs from his new album 'Momentum' and was joined by 13 members of The National Youth Jazz Orchestra who provided a superb brass band backing to 'When I Get Famous' and 'Get Your Way'.

 

Jamie joked with the audience of commuters saying, "your not in a rush to get anywhere are you?" in between an electrifying performance of his new material that had him standing up on top of the piano. Mark Armstrong the artistic and music director for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra said, "Playing with Jamie has been a fantastic experience. It was a great mix between busking and written music as we went along, which just shows you what Jazz is all about."

 

Jamie also later performed at housing and homelessness charity Shelter yesterday, being the first artist to perform on the roof of their London HQ. The show was streamed live online at www.shelter.org.uk/jamiecullum

 

The day then finished with Jamie playing an exclusive show for a small audience of invited guests at The Shard, London. He played a mixture of tracks from his new album as well as some favourites from previous records to the backdrop of a south London sunset. Celebrity guests that joined Jamie in celebrating the release of his new album included Tinie Tempah, Jordan (Rizzle Kicks), Alan Carr, Amber Le Bon, Eliza Doolittle, Jade Parfitt and McLaren boss Ron Dennis. 

 

Jamie's new album 'Momentum' is out through Island Records now.

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