Roundup – U2 pull out of Glasto, Led Zepelin may step in! Slipknot bass player found dead, Stones Number 1 again

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A huge blow to the Glastonbury festival organisers and fans when it became clear Bono (who underwent emergency surgery on his back after after injuring himself and experiencing partial paralysis in his legs during rehearsals for the band’s current tour) wouldn’t be fit in time for the festival and that U2 would have to pull out of Glasto.  Then Jimmy Page went on record (well, in the Sun newspaper) stating he wouldn’t rule out a Led Zep reunion to fill in for U2. A real case of Oh NNNnnnn… YEEESS if it comes to pass!  Having said that, Coldplay are also rumoured to be interested in stepping in. Not so good.

The death of Slipknot bass player Paul Gray is still not explained as police await the results of a toxicology screen as part of an autopsy on Paul’s body. “Maggots” (Slipknot fans) around the world are still in shock at Paul’s death. Watch this space for more news.

The Rolling Stones remastered album, Exile on Main Street hits the album chart top spot – the Stones’ first number one for more than 16 years!

Any other news… hmmm… Yes – I’m just back from Paris, France.  Had a great time ta very much. Was entertained by a George Bush-hating guitarist on the steps of the Sacre Coeur.  I didn’t have the heart to tell him Obama got in. Took some poor quality video which I may fire up here.  Or not.


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