Richard Ashcroft's London concerts, scheduled for tomorrow (14.12.00) and Friday (15.12.00), have been postponed following an accident at his Birmingham Academy show yesterday.
Richard fell from the stage, breaking two ribs and injuring his back in the process. Despite considerable pain, Richard returned to complete an encore. As a consequence, however, the two remaining shows on his UK tour - both at the Brixton Academy - will have to be rescheduled for February 2001.
Doctors have advised Ashcroft to rest until the New Year. His next concerts will be an American tour, which opens in Chicago on 19th January.
THE VERVE'S former bassist SIMON JONES and SUPER FURRY ANIMALS frontman GRUFF RHYS have been drafted in by THE KAHUNA BROTHERS to guest on their debut album, NME.COM can reveal.
Jones, who was sacked from John Squire's prototype new band SKUNK WORKS earlier this year, a project which the former STONE ROSES has now completely shelved, will appear on several KAHUNA tracks.
It's also been revealed that Jones has already worked with the duo and it was his bass playing that featured on the Kahuna's limited edition single 'Mindset To Cycle' - released in June.
Dan Kahuna told NME.COM: "We've finished several tracks but they haven't really got names. Three songs have had titles swapped between them, though we?re quite keen on 'Drone' and 'Hailing' at the moment!"
Described by Dan Kahuna as "organic electronica" and "machine psychedelia", he said they had yet to arrange when their collaboration with Gruff Rhys would take place.
Although currently releasing records on their own Kahuna Cuts label, Dan revealed at least four major labels ere currently bidding to sign his act. Although no release date has been specified, NME.COM understands the album will appear before the end of summer 2001.
I heard that Simon Jones left Squire's band, not the other way around.
In an interview featured in Q168, Richard Ashcroft has hit out at a Q review of his solo album which awarded his work a meagre two star rating.
The review, written by John Harris and published in Q166, described Ashcroft's album, Alone With Everybody, as "bilious" and "undistinguished musical sugar", his impression being that "Richard Ashcroft is comfortable with music that strays alarmingly close to the Middle Of The Road" and that "Alone With Everybody is the most mainstream album ever to have emerged from an artist who was once considered "alternative"".
In the subsequent interview, written by Phil Sutcliffe, Ashcroft claimed to have been "stabbed in the back" by the review, adding that "when I see that Q editor, he's out the window."
I just think it's funny that John Harris is now Richard Ashcroft's mortal enemy for printing a bad review.
Almost forgot to write the important news. Alone With Everybody was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize.
From: "sheba" |
Subject: what's going on man?
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2000 23:09:36 -0500
we're kinda gettin a little pissed that you haven't been updating. i mean i have found soooooo much info that you could have put on the site, but you haven't done anything in a month! what's the deal? and what about this nick thing? i mean you've said absolutely nothing, and a couple people i've talked to, myself included, have sooooo many questions to ask him that we're about to explode here. WE WANT ANSWERS!!! and you're the link to those answers, so get your lazy rear in gear, and tell us something here. ok? you are one of the very few that actually has a verve web site that is still being worked on, and a ton of people go to your site, so you've gotta give us something here. k? so just please tell us something! thanks.
Well Sheba, I'm sorry that you are pissed at the site for not being updated often enough. If you have a lot of info to add to the site then drop me a line with what you'd like to see and I'll be happy to post it. Nothing really exciting happened except for the fact that Richard's single, "Money to Burn" and the album, "Alone with Everybody" came out.
And if you check out my May 9th news entry you'll see that I've sent off the interview to Nick Mccabe and he's looking over it. I'm not going to call him every week and pester him for the interview because it did take Lisa and me like 10 months to finish it. Yes, I know that's a long damn time, but I finally got my "rear in gear" and sent it out.
Oh yeah, while I'm here Richard's not playing Slane Castle.
They also metion the tracklisting which is:
The Nick interview is just about finished (how many times have you heard that one!), Lisa and I are just editing it down to where it's readable.