The Who’s Pete Townshend says his ‘rock and roll’ antics made him feel like a ‘prat’

The ‘Baba O’ Riley’ guitarist – who was notorious for smashing his instrument to pieces on stage – has admitted he could be “pretty snobby” when it came to his and his bandmates’ wild ways, and he actually felt that when he and late drummer Keith Moon used to throw television out of hotel windows, it was a real “waste of time”. In an interview with The Big Issue magazine, the 74-year-old musician confessed: “I was always pretty snobby about rock and roll. “As the television went through the window, I would look at Keith Moon and go, ‘what a f***** prat. What a waste of time’. “Then, two or three times I did the same thing and I would think, ‘what a f****** prat’.” However, the former arts student – who is one of the two only surviving members of the iconic rock band, along with frontman Roger Daltrey – admitted that he wouldn’t have changed their instrument-thrashing days, because it’s how he made people “listen” to him. He added: “I was in it for the art. “I felt we should confine our antics to the stage. “Getting into auto-destruction was straight out of art college. “People still say […]

YG pledges love for Kehlani after video shows him kissing another woman

Rapper YG has pledged his love for girlfriend Kehlani, after a video emerged which appeared to show him kissing another woman. Website The Shade Room shared a video and images of the Who Do You Love rapper leaving Los Angeles’ Poppy Nightclub late on Wednesday night. In the short clip, the star, who can be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a red sports car as its parked at the curb, chats to a woman in a silky kimono as she crouches down by the vehicle. As the video progresses, it appears as though the pair are making out, judging by the angle of the rapper and his new pal. The woman’s friend can also be heard telling her to “wrap this s**t up”, although the pair’s responses are inaudible. Following the publication of the video and images, YG took to Instagram to respond to the cheating allegations, writing: “I love Kehlani. I would never.” However, a representative for the star later said in a statement to The Shade Room he’d been caught in a “drunken moment” that he regrets. “He was drunk, got carried away and it was very regretful for putting himself in that situation and hurting […]

Kelly Rowland hasn’t ruled out making new music with Destiny’s Child

The singer insists she has no plans to do a new track with her bandmates Beyoncé and Michelle Williams, but has confessed that if they were to do something, she wouldn’t say anyway as she’d want it to be a “surprise”. She told Entertainment Tonight: “I will say, we have made incredible music in the past, and I don’t know. Can we, like, have surprises in this day and age? I mean, I’m just saying. I just find it so interesting, everybody wants to know in advance. I know every time there is a decision to be made for myself and the ladies to do something, it’s usually a surprise. And our fans have always been so supportive and so awesome, like, I like to give them surprises. I’ve got nothing up my sleeve, I promise you, nothing up my sleeve, but yeah, I wouldn’t say anything.” Earlier this year, Beyonce’s father Mathew insisted a Destiny’s Child reunion is at least three years away. He said: “I certainly hope they do. It would be wonderful, wouldn’t it? But you know, things like that require years of preparation and timing. It takes years to put together a tour, get the band […]

Taylor Swift tried out for Les Miserables before landing role in Cats

Taylor Swift lost out on the chance to appear in director Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables film after auditioning for a role. The Lover hitmaker lost the part of Eponine to stage star Samantha Barks in the Oscar-winning 2012 movie, but insists she never expected to land the big gig. “I didn’t get it, but it was such an amazing experience just doing the screen test, and I was obviously like, ‘I’m not going to get this,’” Swift says on the inaugural episode of Zane Lowe’s New Music Daily radio show. “Because the other girl was amazing and was on the West End. Samantha Barks, she’s incredible and she fully killed the role and was amazing. I was watching it being like, ‘This is incredible.’” Taylor has since been granted the opportunity to work with Hooper after landing the role of Bombalurina in his latest stage musical adaptation, Cats. The part is a dream come true for the feline-friendly singer, who has a famous troupe of cats at home and even applied to trademark the names of her furry friends Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin Swift earlier this year (19). “I started out doing musical theater as a kid,” she explains. “It’s […]

Slash & Bonnie Raitt lead tributes to iconic engineer Ed Cherney

Slash and Bonnie Raitt are leading the tributes to Grammy-winning engineer Ed Cherney, who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday (22Oct19). Cherney worked on Raitt’s Nick of Time album and was behind the console for Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven and the Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon, while he also worked with artists like Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Sting, and Jackson Browne. He was a mainstay at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. Raitt was quick to release a statement, writing: “Heartbroken at the loss of my dear friend and brilliant engineer/producer, Ed Cherney. Together with Don Was, we made a mighty trio, creating some of the most celebrated albums of our careers, garnering us a string of Grammy nominations and awards for Nick of Time, Luck of the Draw, Longing in their Hearts and Road Tested in the early-mid 90’s. “He was one of the sweetest, funniest, big hearted and talented people I’ve ever known, as widely liked as he was respected as one of our businesses (sic) greatest recording Engineers. I will miss him so much and am so grateful we got to have him as long as we did. “Thank God he is out […]