Pink Floyd deny Ed Sheeran duet at Olympics closing ceremony
Pink Floyd have denied Ed Sheeran's claim that he will duet with the rock legends at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The "+" singer had been rumoured to be joining The Who at the August 12 ceremony, but told Australian radio station Nova that he will in fact be playing with Pink Floyd.
Asked if he was playing, the singer said: "I'm playing the closing ceremony - which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I'm doing a song with The Who but I'm not - I'm doing a song with Pink Floyd. I'm doing 'Wish You Were Here'."
However, a statement from the band issued shortly afterwards reads: "In response to press speculation, Pink Floyd state that the band is NOT performing at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games."
The surviving members of Pink Floyd last performed together in 2011 when David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined Roger Waters onstage to play "Outside The Wall" during his headline show at London's O2 Arena.
The line-up for the closing ceremony, which will celebrate 50 years of British music, is being kept a closely guarded secret, with only The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, George Michael and Emeli Sande reportedly confirmed so far.
Bjork and David Attenborough team up for music documentary
Bjork and legendary broadcaster David Attenborough have teamed up for a music documentary.
Attenborough And Bjork: The Nature Of Music looks at the evolution of music, our relationship with music and how technology could impact this relationship in the future.
Directed by Louise Hooper, the film is set to be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK, reports Hollywood Reporter.
It has been made by Pulse Films – who were also behind the Blur film No Distance Left To Run. The film's executive producer, Lucas Ochoa, has said of the documentary: "Born from Bjork's revolutionary music project [2011's 'Biophilia'] we are thrilled to be able to document this incredible journey with her; she is undeniably one of the most iconic figures in popular culture and truly pushes boundaries like no other artist does".
Bjork's multi-media 'Biophilia' project will feature strongly in the film, and Attenborough will show how music exists in the natural world, using footage of the lyre bird, reed warbler and blue whales.
Bjork and Attenborough collaborated last year, as the BBC presenter and naturalist provided an introduction and narration to Bjork's three-week Manchester International Festival residency, her first UK shows in three years. Bjork declared her admiration for Attenborough since childhood in a Rolling Stone interview, describing him as "my rock star".
HOMEBAKE returns in 2012 playing host to a virtual swag of national and internationally famous local superstars, and they're proud as punch to present what they believe to be the biggest party in the park yet..........
Starting with one of the worlds most successful pop groups ever with over 40 million album sales, and the foxiest front ladies in the world, the enigmatic and charismatic, Deborah Harry. BLONDIE will hit the Homebake stage on December 8th for what should be one of the greatest sing alongs of all time. In otehr exciting news Australian punk rock & roll legends The Saints will also be appearing to put the sting back into the festival scene.
In addition to Blondie and The Saints you can look forward to seeing;
TIM MINCHIN, HILLTOP HOODS, KIMBRA, (together but not together) ANGUS STONE, JULIA STONE, BIRDS OF TOKYO, DANIEL MERRIWEATHER, (finally returning home to OZ) SAM SPARRO, (the legendary) THE SAINTS, SOMETHING FOR KATE, (a special 'best of' return by electro pioneers) SONICANIMATION, (NZ's multi-platinum megastars) SHAPESHIPTER, SIX60, JINJA SAFARI, THE BAMBOOS, TIM ROGERS of You Am I (in full performance mode), SAN CISCO, EMMA LOUISE, POND, BALL PARK MUSIC, SEEKAE, DZ DEATHRAYS, DIAFRIX, HUSKY, FULL TOTE ODDS ......
HOMEBAKE Music, Film, Comedy & Arts Festival 2012 The Global Edition Saturday December 8th, 2012
The Domain, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney City, NSW – Gates open at 11.00am
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Peter Seeger to release two new albums in September 2012
by SALLY BAILEY
The 93 year old folk legend Pete Seeger is showing no signs of slowing down with the release of two albums set for September this year.
The first album will feature fourteen brand new songs written by Seeger and collaborator Lorre Wyatt. Titled "A More Perfect Union" the album contains what will be deliciuos duets with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Dar Williams and Emmylou Harris.
The second recording will take form in a double CD tribute to the late, great Woody Guthrie and will be titled "Pete Remembers Woody". It will also be a fitting celebration of the centenary of Guthries birth which has been celebrated this year and features reflections, anecdotes and songs across both CD's.
"A More Perfect Union" is Seeger's commentary on current economic, political, and environmental issues.
"A More Perfect Union" Tracklisting
1. God's Counting on Me...God's Counting on You (ft. Bruce Springsteen)
2. Old Apples
3. Keep the Flame Alive
4. Memories Out of Mud (ft. Dar Williams)
5. A More Perfect Union (ft. Tom Morello)
6. This Old Man Revisited (ft. Steve Earle and Dar Williams)
7. These Days in Zimbabwe
8. Somebody Else's Eye
9. Strange Lullabye
10. Somos el Barco/We Are the Boat (ft. Emmylou Harris)
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