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Elton John and Sting are among 110 musical artists who have signed an open letter to the U.K. government demanding visa-free touring in the European Union (EU).
The letter comes after the government confirmed it had turned down a post-Brexit deal which would have enabled touring in the E.U. without visas, with culture minister Caroline Dinenage saying that the arrangement "would not have been compatible with the government's manifesto commitment to take back control of our borders".
While she said that the "door is open" for the E.U. to consider the U.K.'s "very sensible proposals", she added that musicians and artists touring Europe "will be required to check domestic immigration and visitor rules for each member state in which they intend to tour".more
Gary Barlow says Take That were "really selling sex" as they appeared on magazine covers before they had hits.
The 'Back For Good' hitmaker has reflected on his time in the boy band ahead of his 50th birthday on Wednesday (20.01.21).
And he's admitted he and his bandmates - which originally included Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald when they formed in 1990 - "wince" when they look back at old pictures because they weren't afraid to bare some skin and look "stupid".more
The 'Promises' hitmaker only released their latest record, 'Love Goes', in October, but Sam is already hard at work on the follow-up.
His longtime songwriting partner, Jimmy Napes, told the 'Straight Up' podcast: “We wrote a song just the other day and it’s one of my favourite things we’ve ever done. Continuing to just do this and it still feels like the first time, essentially, that’s a really special partnership."
Gushing over the 'Too Good at Goodbyes' singer's breathtaking vocals, the record producer continued: “Sam’s voice is obviously one of the greatest voices I’ve ever heard.more
Pop icon Cher fears she will never be able to narrow down her setlist for a potential virtual concert because she simply has "too many songs".
The Believe hitmaker is considering staging her first online solo show amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but she is having a tough time deciding which tracks to include.
"Was thinking of doing virtual Concert.. Some Of My favorites that were Never Hits & Some that were....," she posted on Twitter on Monday.
"only Problem ... BEEN SINGING 50+ YRS... TOO MANY SONGS (sic)".
Cher may have been inspired to take the virtual plunge after participating in the We The People fundraising concert on Sunday, held to kick off the celebrations leading up to Inauguration Day on Wednesday.
The 74-year-old singer recorded a video message hailing U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, saying, "I'm so happy. I can't tell you how happy I am."more