Sunday, November 6, 2016
Sting will become the first artist to perform inside Le Bataclan when it reopens on November 12, exactly a year after the tragic attack on the Parisian nightclub when terrorists invaded the city and the club. During the time of the attack, Eagles of Death Metal were performing. The California band have since returned to Paris following the attacks to perform. Sting will now help reopen the venue. In a statement, the Hall of Fame singer said: "In re-opening the Bataclan, we have two important tasks to reconcile. First, to remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attack a year ago, and second to celebrate the life and the music that this historic theatre represents. In doing so we hope to respect the memory as well as the life affirming spirit of those who fell. We shall not forget them."
Power Trip will release their new album, Nightmare Logic, in early 2017.
Actor Rami Malek has been tapped to play Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic on the sing that has been trying to get into production for nearly a decade. Originally, Sasha Baron Cohen was set to play the singer but left due to creative differences with the surviving members of Queen, who are producers on the film. Now, Malek will join director Bryan Singer in the film which is slated to start shooting next year.
Alex Trimble spoke to NME about the inner-band turmoil of Two Door Cinema Club before they began work on their latest, Gameshow. The singer said: "Communication had broken down through being in each other’s company constantly for years,” he said. “It’s hard to communicate when you just want to escape. The hard work, for all of the damage it does, is undoubtedly beneficial. But it also generates a fear that if you stop, then everything’s going to go away. It’s ‘living the dream’, but you fear that once you have it, you could easily lose it. So that’s what stopped us giving ourselves time to breathe.”