You can Ed off The Script turn down chance to team up with chart-top­per

Beebs to pop up at 2 raves Sassy Solange makes a break for the stage

Irish Sunday Mirror - - STYLE ON SUNDAY -

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



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