20 Apr 2006

New show puts popstars in a bubble

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A new reality TV show will see top pop acts spend a month in a glass bubble in Trafalgar Square while they record an album.

Band In A Bubble is expected to see rock band The Darkness and a whole host of other acts make music in full view of the public.

Passers-by will be able to see into the glass pod and cameras and microphones will record the band's every moment, according to the Sun.

The concept of the show was developed by struggling Australian rock band Regurgitator at the end of 2004, but not as a TV show. The idea was then bought by Big Brother boss Peter Bazalgette who plans to bring the concept to TV screens across the UK.

A source told the Sun: 'Regurgitator came up with the idea to try to get their career back on track.

'They set up in the middle of Melbourne and got sponsors as well as TV highlights. Now Big Brother creators Endemol want to turn it into a huge show here and around the world.

'The problem is finding the right band but The Darkness has just been approached.'

Credit: smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com
20 Apr 2006

Band dark at thieves

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THE Darkness are hoping the thief who pinched their gear from Luna Park's Big Top is, like their album, on a one way ticket to hell.

Frontman Justin Hawkins unloaded a barrage of insults on the unknown perpetrators during the glam band's gig at the Sydney venue last Friday night.

He called them all the names under the sun.

A jacket made for the band's appearance at last week's MTV Awards was stolen along with a pair of shoes.

Hawkins' brother, guitarist Dan, also had a robe which was a present from the Australian tour promoter stolen.

The gear is believed to have been nicked between their two shows at Luna Park on Thursday and Friday night.

Credit: dailytelegraph.news.com.au
20 Apr 2006

Snoop's private party

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Stars including Russell Crowe and Justin Hawkins, lead singer of the Darkness, had bonded together backstage at the Sydney SuperDome event, while punters mingled at the official after-party upstairs which proved to be almost devoid of celebrities and food. But for those in the know, the Hilton was the A-list hangout of choice in the early hours of Thursday morning.
20 Apr 2006

MTV awards debacle

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The Darkness guitarist Dan Hawkins also fired a shot at the event, saying it was well below average.

"When they're accepting an award and giving a speech, it's like, all you hear is mumbling," he said.

"I was next to Ashlee Simpson when we gave an award to her and I couldn't hear a f...ing word she said."
20 Apr 2006
There is some terrible music out there, we know as we’ve heard it. In fact, we’d go as far as to say most anytime you turn on the radio, you’re tuning into a major suck-fest. Though that may sound enticing to the likes of Kid Rock and Scott Stapp, those who know we’re talking about hearing bad music and not whipping out our tiny chonkers for misguided groupies to mock sing into, are as distressed by the situation as we are.

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