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Darren Hayes pays sweet tribute to Kate Bush as he opens up on music return and UK Tour
music after a 10 year break.Savage Garden singer and solo artist Darren will return to the UK for the Do You Remember Tour in 2023 - his first concerts in the country in over a decadeSpeaking exclusively to Daily Star, Darren discussed his break from music, achieving a lifelong dream on his new album and how a performance by Kate Bush became a pivotal moment in his life.READ NEXT: Only Fools icon John Challis' secret 'touching' Benidorm gesture to Carol DeckerAward-winning songwriter Darren Hayes rose to fame as one part of duo Savage Garden, whose hits include Truly, Madly, Deeply, I Want You and To The Moon And Back.Selling over 30 million records through his career, which included solo hits Insatiable and Crush (1980 Me), Darren took a break from music in 2012, saying: "I'd been working steadily from the very beginning of Savage Garden, all the way through until I was 40, and the short story is, I was just burnt out."During this time, Darren also moved to Los Angeles with his husband, where he studied improvisation and acting classes, as well as writing a musical, adding: "To have 10 years away when I've done so many things outside of music, I feel invigorated and excited. "I just did all these other things that gave me stuff to write music about and made me excited about music."He also revealed that one visit to the UK to watch Kate Bush in concert became a pivotal and inspirational moment in his career during his break from music too.Paying a sweet tribute to Kate Bush, who he described as "amazing", Darren said: "The other thing was seeing Kate Bush in concert.
Madonna claims she ‘paved the road’ after nearly being arrested 3 times during Blonde Ambition tour
Madonna has claimed that police ‘threatened’ to arrest her on three occasions while she toured in the 1990s.The Hung Up hitmaker, 63, frequently makes headlines with her antics on and off stage, whether it’s a smooch with a fellow musician or a racy Insta photoshoot.Now, Madonna reckons she ‘paved the road’ for others after she sparked controversy with her Like a Prayer album, which used Catholic imagery.While touring the world with her third concert tour – titled the Blonde Ambition tour – she says she faced backlash from religious figures, including the Vatican.Taking to her Instagram Story to reflect on the past, Madge wrote: ‘Police threatened to arrest me three times as I travelled around the world performing Like a Virgin during the Blonde Ambition tour.’She added: ‘The Vatican cancelled all my shows in Rome! See how I paved the road for you b****es??’.Madonna posted the message alongside a gif of her dancing while on the tour.One concert in Rome did go ahead on in July 1990, despite protests from Pope John Paul II, who urged members of the public not to attend.Earlier this year, Madonna asked Pope Francis if she could meet him, stating that she is a ‘good Catholic.’‘Hello @Pontifex Francis – I’m a good Catholic. I Swear! I mean I don’t Swear!’, she tweeted.‘It’s been a few decades since my last confession.
Adele opens up about the 'brutal' backlash after she postponed her Vegas residency
Adele has finally opened up about the backlash that followed the cancellation of her Las Vegas shows.The 34-year-old superstar was meant to take to the Caesars Palace stage from January till April of this year to perform a string of intimate gigs.But the Rolling in the Deep singer cancelled the residency shows at short notice, leaving fans in utter despair and has stayed mostly tight-lipped ever since.READ MORE:Adele breaks silence on 7st weight loss after 'crying her heart out' with anxietyBut the Easy on Me singer has finally opened up on the controversy as she appeared on BBC’s long running Desert Island Discs show to address the backlash.The recording star explained: “I definitely felt everyone’s disappointment and I was devastated and I was frightened about letting them down,”She went on to continue chatting to host Lauren Laverne: “I was a shell of a person for a couple of months … I just had to wait it out and just grieve it, I guess, just grieve the shows and get over the guilt, but it was brutal.”But the Skyfall star absolutely stands by her decision as she says she wanted to give fans the best experience possible, but due to production delays caused by Covid-19 related factors at the time, she felt like she couldn’t do that.The Chasing Pavements performer explained: “I stand by that decision. I don’t think any other artist would have done what I did, and I think that is why it was such a massive, massive story."Adele explained: "It was like, ‘I don’t care’ and things like that.
Madonna recalls police threatening 'to arrest' her on her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990
Madonnarecently looked back on how theartistic boundaries she pushed early in her career have 'paved' the way for today's biggest artists like Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa and Katy Perry.While reflecting on nearly beingarrested for simulating masturbation on her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990, the63-year-old pop star commended herself for establishing new norms for female artists on stage.'Police threatened to arrest me three times as I traveled around the world performing Like A Virgin — during the Blonde Ambition tour,' she captioned a black and white footage of herself from the raunchy performance. Making history: Madonna reflected on how the artistic boundaries she pushed early in her career have 'paved' the way for today's biggest artists from Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa to Katy PerryShe continued: 'The Vatican canceled all my shows in Rome! See how I paved the road for you b****es??' Previously, the Holiday hitmaker talked about receiving warnings from local police duringthe third night at Toronto’s SkyDome on her third concert tour.In the film, she received a message from 'a representative from the D.A.’s office' expressing worry about her 'immoral live performance.' Wild: While reflecting on nearly being arrested for simulating masturbation on her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990 (pictured at the time), the 63-year-old pop star commended herself for establishing new norms for female artistsIn response, she told her team: 'I’m not changing my f***ing show.'During the show, Madonna, who is known forpushing the envelope with sexually provocative performances and controversial music videos, raised eyebrows for groping herself and humping a bed in front of a live audience.
Harry Styles cancels Copenhagen gig after several people killed by gunman
Harry Styles has cancelled his concert in Copenhagen tonight after a fatal shooting at a nearby shopping centre, understands.The former One Direction star, 28, was due to perform at the Royal Arena venue on Sunday night as part of his highly-anticipated Love On Tour shows.On Sunday afternoon, Danish police responded to a shooting at the Field’s shopping centre less than a mile away from the arena, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the city.Several people have been killed with others injured, police said, while a 22-year-old Danish man has been arrested after being detained near the site.Harry’s concert, which should have taken place at 8pm, was initially postponed for an hour, but now it has been cancelled. Acts such as Pearl Jam and Queen + Adam Lambert are also due to perform at the venue in the coming weeks.Harry was due to take his Love On Tour show around the world in 2020 before the pandemic brought the live music industry to a standstill.The rescheduled tour began in September 2021 in Las Vegas before heading across the US, with the European tour leg kicking off in Glasgow last month.Sir Cliff Richard leaves Wimbledon fans ‘cringing’ with performance on Centre CourtLauren Goodger's ex dies in car crash leaving Towie star Yazmin Oukhellou in hospitalErik ten Hag to 'put pressure' on Man Utd board to sign £70m Cristiano Ronaldo replacementHarry’s most recent album, Harry’s House, was warmly received by critics and lead single As It Was recently claimed its 10th week at number one in the UK.Got a story?If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the entertainment team by emailing us our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's daughter Audrey gushes over sister Gracie as she wows on Broadway
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill couldn't be more proud of their daughter Gracie as she made a splash on Broadway this past week.MORE: Faith Hill's daughter Audrey McGraw shares images from romantic photoshoot - and they're stunningThe performer followed in her parents' musical footsteps by showcasing her skills with a special show in honor of Pride that saw singers taking on renditions of Taylor Swift songs.VIDEO: Faith Hill makes 'heartbreaking' confession about her children with Tim McGrawGracie received significant praise for her jazzy take on Taylor's You Belong With Me, and while she's still riding on that high, she's still feeling the love, too.The 25-year-old shared more images from her show-stopping performance Monday night, captioning them: "Had so much fun at @sonyhall on Monday night with @broadway_sings!!!! MORE: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill's model daughter Audrey wows in dreamy backless top"Cannot wait for the next one on JULY 21!!!!!! Don't forget to get your tickets yall!" she wrote, posing in her same green knit dress while confidently owning the stage.And while her followers quickly inundated her with praise, one of the first to do so was her younger sister Audrey, who adoringly wrote: "Um hot amazing fantastic never before seen out of this world."A post shared by GRACIE MCGRAW (@graciemcgra)Audrey shouted out her sister Gracie for her phenomenal performanceAnother fan agreed, saying: "Sissy!!! You belong on that stage!!! Headlights and all!!!" with a second also commenting: "You do rock the green," and a third adding: "Beautiful! You remind me of your momma."At the charity show, onlookers revealed that the pair were "clearly wowed" and were quick to offer standing ovations for Gracie and her peers.MORE: Tim
Chris Brown's Wireless debut slammed 12 years after UK ban over Rihanna assault
musician was reportedly banned from the United Kingdom back in 2010 after assaulting his then ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who required hospital treatment.READ MORE:Harry Styles makes moving LGBTQ+ speech for fans after Oslo terror attackThe artist put on an animated display as he took to the stage to perform a slew of his chart-topping hits for the excited audience in a pink hoodie with the words ‘I got lucky’ stamped across in a bright white font.He teamed the jumper with a pair of light wash ripped denim jeans and crisp white trainers which he accessorised with an oversized designer watch and sported a peroxide blonde buzzcut that featured a bright blue streak.Fans soon flocked to Twitter to share their mixed thoughts on his return to the country after the alleged assault took place at a Grammys party back in 2009.One user penned: “Not Wireless bragging on their TikTok that Rihanna turned up. You guys had Chris Brown playing are you not ashamed?”Another agreed: “If you’re planning on watching Chris Brown at wireless you may as well just say you hate women with your chest,“All up in arms about Amber Heard but will happily support an abuser as long as he makes mediocre music and said sorry.”A third vented: “I’m actually fuming that Chris Brown has been announced for Wireless, the man is an ABUSER, how has he been allowed to continue on this level?”Others, however, were happy to see the star return to the country after more than a decade as they celebrated his music at the festival.One fan of the artist wrote: “Chris Brown back in the UK after 12 years performing at Wireless festival, my baby was so happy, I'm so proud of him.”Another chimed in with: “Btw.