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Beebs to pop up at 2 raves Sassy Solange makes a break for the stage
I got to hang out with Simon Cowell’s top new band Pretty Much this week. And they DO want to collaborate with Ed Sheeran, as the flame-haired star has written a special tune for them. Result.
The band’s frontman Danny O’donoghue told how Ed, 26, had invited them to his studio for a collaboration but they turned him down. Ouch!
Danny tells me: “It’s been great to watch Ed grow. I remember he did a cover of one of our songs and he came to see me on The Voice. He’s always asked can we come down to the studio but we haven’t had time.
“But we aren’t much of a collaborating band and I would prefer to collaborate with a female.”
Despite the snub, he’s still got Ed’s back. Former The Voice judge Danny It’s been a big week for Beyonce who unveiled her new twins in a colourful photoshoot. But things haven’t been so bright for her sister Solange, 31, who took to the stage at London’s Lovebox Festival on Friday night before admitting she had “broke out of” hospital following a “serious episode”. Speaking on stage at Victoria Park, she said: “I was in hospital this morning. I was in hospital for three days. I was told I shouldn’t perform. And so I broke out of that b **** this morning because I knew this place was going to be filled with so much love.” In August 2013, she cancelled her European tour dates, citing “mental and physical health”. Hope you feel better soon, Solange. insisted the new Official Charts shakeup, which has stopped Ed from dominating, is a “cop-out”.
Now acts are only allowed to have three songs in the top 100.
Danny, 37, says: “If the whole of England is looking to Ed Sheeran, then that is tough s*** really. If that is what the chart is saying, then that’s what it should say.
“If Ed Sheeran has the first 10 songs on there because his album has blown up, then that is the truth. “The changes are a bit of a cop-out.” The Script are back with their brilliant new single Rain, and will announce a new album next week.
Is it still sex, drugs and rock and roll? “I’m in a rock band – it’s not One Direction, for God’s sake,” Danny howls. “I can still party like I could five years ago.”
Cheers to that. Danny and, inset, Ed Foals are massive fans of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The rockers are headlining Citadel Festival in London’s Victoria Park today, and frontman Yannis Philippakis, 31, says: “He was and is somebody that people can genuinely believe in, and I think he’s a sincere politician. “He has the interest of young people and also of wider society. He wants to take care of the wider society and it isn’t simply for the privileged that the Tories seem to be catering for.” Hurrah. Harry and Ken, below