Rock and roll legends in talks to headline Glastonbury Festival next summer
GUNS N’ ROSES are in talks to headline Glastonbury next summer, I can reveal.
The American rockers, including frontman Axl Rose and lead guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan, have never played together at Worthy Farm.
A well-placed insider says, “It’s hard to find earth-shaking bands that haven’t played the Pyramid Stage before and Guns N’ Roses are some of the greatest of all time.
“The booking has been a long time coming and it seems likely that it will finally materialize.
“This will be a must-have addition to Glasto for hard-rock fans.”
The American rockers – who have just released a new version of their 1992 classic November Rain, featuring a 50-piece orchestra – are currently touring Asia and performed in the UK last summer.
Meanwhile, my music moles also tell me that Sir Elton John has spoken to Glasto bosses about joining the party – and some changes to the schedule of his current Yellow Brick Road tour are happening to allow for a timely gap in June.
In an interview last year, Glasto organizer Emily Eavis was asked which heavy metal band she’d like to book and she replied, “I think Guns N’ Roses have to play here at some point, n’ is this not ?
Axeman Slash performed on the Pyramid stage at the 2010 festival, but I’d still love to see him perform with the whole gang.
Speaking about that previous gig, Slash admitted he got lost — and accidentally got mixed up with some punters.
He said: “My security guard and I confused backstage with the front.
“The next thing, we were in the middle of the ticket-buying public, which was an interesting experience.
“I always thought it would be cool to dress up in some kind of disguise and walk around in the crowd.”
Other big names in the mix for Glasto 2023 are Artic Monkeys, Rihanna and Eminem.
One thing is for sure, it’s going to be epic.
ADELE: I WILL BE NO1 IN CHATS
ADELE fans can hit the jackpot at her shows in Las Vegas.
They will have the chance to be chosen from the audience to chat on stage when the star begins her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in less than two weeks.
A source tells me, “Adele wants the experience to be as personal as possible for her fans.
“She’ll have managers go into the crowd and select lucky members of the public to ask her anything they want.
“She wants there to be an atmosphere of meeting and discussion, and she likes to laugh and chat on stage.
“Every night will be a little different, which will make the performances even more special. She is really excited.
Adele, who canceled her residency at Caesars Palace in January – just 24 hours before the first show – will start the rescheduled stint on November 18 and does not want to disappoint.
Speaking last month, Adele, who is now worth £150m, revealed: ‘After Vegas I really want to get a degree in English Literature.
“If I hadn’t been successful in my singing, I think I would definitely be a teacher.
“I think I would be a Literal English teacher.”
Exciting. Lit, indeed.
DEPP GIRL IS LIL BEAUTY
LILY-ROSE DEPP parades for a Chanel show and is full of va-va-voom.
Lily, daughter of Hollywood star Johnny Depp and French actress Vanessa Paradis, teamed a miniskirt, top, handbag and chain belt from the French fashion house for the event in Miami Beach, Florida .
Thanks to her mom, she’s in the zone with everything French.
Lily, who attended the event with fashionistas including French actress Marion Cotillard and American hitmaker Nile Rodgers, recently said: “My dad is very American and my mom is very French, and I grew up in both. locations.
“I have always spoken French with my mother. It was important to her, and it’s important to me.
OVE Island bosses are working on a new DIVORCE reality show.
The Good Divorce Club, developed by Lifted Entertainment, will see unhappy couples sever their ties amicably.
A source said: “The team offers viewers a relationship show like no other where couples will separate in a ‘safe space’.
“They will be leaving the show eager to start their new lives.”
After divorce rates skyrocket, I’m sure there won’t be a shortage of applicants.
OH SUGA. . . IT WAS A LITTLE SCARY
THE SUGABABES nearly ran for cover when a fan burst into their dressing room.
The drama happened at Birmingham Arena where the girl trio were performing this week as part of their first UK tour in 20 years.
Fortunately, they avoided coming face to face with the intruder, since they were on stage.
A source tells me, “A fan broke into their private dressing room and tried to take pictures.
“Fortunately, security quickly intervened and got them out of the building.
“Nothing was stolen and the singers were unconscious, but it could have been a different story if the girls had prepared yet.”
But meanwhile, band members Mutya Buena, Siobhan Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan are feeling thrilled with the continued support from their fans.
Siobhan said this summer: “They are amazing.
“They’re totally diehard and they’re waiting to get everything we’ve got.”
Caught LIVE: Kasabian @ Alexandra Palace
A raucous crowd greeted the Leicester agitators like dance-rock deities for this massive London show.
In a leopard coat and glasses, Serge Pizzorno strutted around on stage like a man possessed.
The crowd’s appetite for mass riffs and stadium grooves was satisfied by Empire, Club Foot and Fire.
Kasabian has once again shown why they’re perfect for a big night out and beer-soaked memories. Well and truly on fire.
LILY JAMES turned to meditation to get in the mood for her soulful collaboration with DJ Yoda.
Discussing their track Breathe, from his new album Prom Nite, Yoda said: “I was delighted to record with Lily.
“We did some breathing exercises and got into the zone.
“I knew she could sing like I saw her in Mamma Mia 2.
“I was very grateful that she was good.”
I think actress Lily is due to perform with Yoda next summer at Glastonbury
Caught LIVE: Billy Lockett @ Islington Assembly Hall
NORTHAMPTON’s response to Lewis Capaldi showed pop lyrics as powerful as his bright pink suit.
Singer-songwriter Billy Lockett’s infectious energy often burst out laughing during heartfelt ballads – and plugged in his debut album Together At Home – was charming.
Highlights included breakup song Not Okay, funky guitar on Freaking Out, a cover of The Turtles’ Happy Together – and an encore with American rapper Goldlink.
ASHLEY DOLLS JUST AWESOME
ASHLEY ROBERTS shows off a fabulous physique at 41 – while revealing she loves pizza and cookies.
The Pussycat Dolls singer sizzled at the launch of her Quiz clothing line at Maine Mayfair, but told me, “On weekends, I allow myself to cheat and drink.”
“I have pizza and cookies. On weekdays I try to keep it clean.
“I love going out dancing with my friends, I try to find time for that because you have to have a balance in life.”
She added, “I have a resurgence in my 40s.
“I feel good, good in my body.
“You can put on something sassy and feel sexy, and put on a well-made suit and feel sexy in a different way.
“It comes down to the attitude, the connection to the clothes.”