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by Unknown // Thursday, June 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Arcade Fire find making records "hard."

The 'Suburbs' hitmakers always strive for perfection, and admit it can be taxing reaching their own expectations, but they always want to be true to themselves.

Frontman Win Butler said: "Every record, there's been some point where we've looked at each other and gone, 'What are we doing? This is so hard.' Because it is. It's just hard.

"Making anything properly is really hard. Like making a really good chair is really hard, the fine detail on everything. And there's a certain point where you think, 'Argh! Why did I start doing this?'

"But you have to be true to yourself. Our strength is that we always have been. We've always known - no matter how hard - we just gotta stay the course."

The group will perform in London's Hyde Park this evening and Win promised fans a "great" show.

He added in an interview with Q magazine: "It should be as great show. It's hard to say. We're just going to do what Arcade Fire do best. Just get out there and play some rock 'n' roll."

Joining Arcade Fire in Hyde Park tonight are The Vaccines, Beiruit and Mumford & Sons.

 

by Unknown // Wednesday, June 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards.

The rock legend - who lives in Las Vegas but is currently on tour celebrating his band's 30th anniversary - will be honored at the ceremony in the Las Vegas Hilton on August 21.

Vegas Rocks! Magazine Publisher Sally Steele said: "We will be honoring Vince with the Lifetime Achievement in Rock 'n' Roll" Award, and there is no one that deserves it more than Vince.

"Vince has done so much over the years for charity since he has lived here in Las Vegas and done so many events that has made this town buzz with excitement. It is especially a thrill to me personally to present this award to Vince, since I started this publication seven years ago to honor and glorify my favourite band Motley Crue.

"We are also planning on having a secret special guest present Vince's award to him with me, so stay tuned!"

Motley Crue has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide and released their last studio album, 'Saints of Los Angeles' in 2008 while Vince's latest solo album, 'Tattoos Tequila' was released in 2010.

 

 

 

by Unknown // Wednesday, June 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

U2 are to sell off the stage 'claws' used on their '360 Tour.'

The Irish rock band created incredible 29,000-square-foot steel 'claws' which formed the structure of the set and allowed for 360 degree views for fans.

The run of shows - which have spanned across three years - are due to come to an end on July 30 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and rather than just let structures sit in a warehouse the group and their management intend to sell them off.

U2 tour director Craig Evans told Billboard magazine: "It's certainly our intention to see these things recycled into permanent and usable ventures. It represents too great an engineering feat to just use for [the tour] and put away in a warehouse somewhere.

"We're now in discussions to send them into different places around the world and have them installed as permanent venues. Some major events have shown interest in these, from four different continents and we haven't even really put the word out yet."

U2's '360 Tour' is the highest-grossing concert tour of all time, with ticket sales totalling over $700 million and it requires 120 lorries to transport its 50-metre tall sound system, stage and lighting rig making it the most expensive tour to hold.

Guitarist The Edge - who played the Glastonbury Festival with his bandmates Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen last weekend - previously admitted the rockers will never be able to go on a bigger tour.

He said: "We're actually at the limit, the absolute limit, when you consider the economics and the practicality of transportation. We're really as big as we could ever get."

 

by Unknown // Tuesday, June 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Roger Daltrey says touring made him "very, very seriously ill."

The Who singer - who recently underwent surgery to remove a pre-cancerous growth from a vocal chord - has been plagued by health problems when on the road and was almost hospitalized with his medical difficulties.

He explained: "I was having terrible trouble hearing what I was singing and it did get to me.

"In fact, I've been suffering for quite a few of the previous tours. I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts.

"So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalized with serious problems."

Roger's bandmate Pete Townshend suffers from tinnitus - a persistent ringing in the ears - and he admitted he has mixed views about performing with him again as he doesn't want to "destroy" the guitarist's hearing completely.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "Pete is having terrible hearing problems at the moment. There's nobody I'd rather be on stage with than Pete. But equally, I don't want to be on stage with him destroying the last bit of his hearing. That would be completely foolish. He's a composer."

However, despite their health problems, the 'My Generation' hitmaker insists the pair have no plans to retire.

He added: "We're in the last bits of our career. I feel that we owe it to the public that supported us all these years to go down with us."