Fact: A documentary about the making of The Charlatans' 1997 album Tellin' Stories is set for release in May (13). The film, titled Mountain Picnic Blues, features interviews with members of the British band, as well as music from the record.
Fact: Primal Scream, The Charlatans and Basement Jaxx have been unveiled at the headliners for U.K. festival Kendal Calling. Mystery Jets and Ash will also perform at the event, which takes place in the Lake District, north-west England from 26-28 July (13).
Fact: British rockers The Charlatans will perform their 1997 album TELLIN' STORIES in its entirety at two shows next year (12) to mark 15 years since its release. The band will play in London on 8 June (12) and again in Glasgow, Scotland the following night (09Jun12).
Quote: "Holy f**king s**t, THE Charlatans record is mega. A real beauty. I can't wait to see it live." Walk the Line star Joaquin Phoenix is pleased the British band is letting fans download its new album YOU CROSS MY PATH for free from London radio station XFM's website.
Fact: British rockers THE Charlatans will play a special gig in a forest in Staffordshire, England this summer, as part of the U.K.'s Forestry Commission's 2008 Forest Tour.
Fact: British pop star Robbie Williams joined DJ MARK RONSON on stage at his El Rey theatre gig in Los Angeles earlier this week (ends05Oct07), giving the star-studded audience a surprise performance of THE Charlatans' THE ONLY ONE I KNOW. Those present at the concert included actress Mischa Barton and Nicole Richie.
Fact: British rockers THE Charlatans are to release their entire forthcoming album as a free download on U.K. radio station Xfm's website.
Quote: "I was circumcised when I was six years old. I woke up during the operation in hospital. I'm afraid of scissors. It was a really hard thing for me to get over." THE Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess reveals his troubled childhood.