Arcade Fire covered The Smiths and were joined by Echo and the Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch at Earl's Court.
Arcade Fire treated fans to a cover of London by The Smiths and Echo And The Bunnymen's classic track The Cutter during their second show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre in London on Sunday (June 8, 2014).
Arcade Fire covered The Smiths at Earl's Court
London, the B-side to 1987's Shoplifters of the World Unite, featured Will Butler on vocals and was a solid, hard-driving rendition of the Smiths favourite. The Cutter was less of a cover, given the band were joined on-stage by Echo frontman Ian Mcculloch.
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The group played the first of two concerts at London's Earls Court venue ahead of their huge headlining gig at Glastonbury festival later this month (Jun14), and they thrilled the crowd by bringing out a special guest.
MCCulloch took to the stage with the group to perform his 1983 track The Cutter.
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The band was due to play in Wolverhampton on Sunday (11May14) and Newcastle on Tuesday (13May14), but they scrapped both gigs after MCCulloch lost his voice.
A post on the group's Facebook.com page reads, "Ian's voice is still not right... you all deserve the best from us - and it's what this record deserves as well. We'll be rescheduling this for as soon as possible."
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Rocker Ian Mcculloch's relationship with the mother of his three-year-old daughter broke down when she was hit with a crippling bout of post-natal depression.
Zoe Devlin was just 24 when she fell pregnant after dating the Echo & The Bunnymen frontman, 50, for just six months.
She gave birth to a little girl, named Dusty May, and she has now admitted she fell into a downward spiral of post-natal depression which prompted the end of the couple's romance.
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Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian Mcculloch wrote a song eulogising David Bowie after he heard a rumour suggesting the veteran singer was dying, and he was blindsided when the star made a surprise comeback.
The British rocker wrote a track called Me and David Bowie around 18 months ago when he heard a story suggesting the Heroes hitmaker was seriously ill, and MCCulloch couldn't believe it when the reclusive star shocked the world by releasing new music earlier this year (13).
He says, "I came up with that song around a year and a half ago when there were all these rumours flying around that he was on his last legs... We don't hear anything from Bowie for years, then I write that song and all of a sudden there's a new album and an exhibition at the V&A (London's Victoria & Albert museum). F**king skinny b**tard!"
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The singer has wrote more music since fronting his new band Beady Eye following Oasis' split in 2009, as his estranged brother Noel was the principal songwriter for the Wonderwall hitmakers.
However, Gallagher's new work failed to impress MCCulloch, who took a swipe at the rocker's post-Oasis material in an interview with the Irish Independent.
He said, "I like Liam, but, to be honest, Beady Eye are crap. He looks like a fish out of water. He should have bided his time and thought a little more about the lyrics that might be worth writing."
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Echo & The Bunnymen star Ian Mcculloch apologised to fans during a gig on Wednesday night (28Sep11) after he stormed off stage and challenged a man to a fight.
The singer was performing with his band at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland when he appeared agitated during the second half of the show.
MCCulloch berated the crowd for clapping out of time, before shouting at one fan for heckling and threatened to fight him.
The star stormed off stage, but returned shortly after and apologised for his odd behaviour, telling his fans as he fought back tears, "I'm so sorry. You deserve better. We'll play any songs you want. Let's play a hit."
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Manic Street Preachers guitarist James Dean Bradfield has revealed having former Guns N' Roses rocker Duff McKagan appear on the band's upcoming album was an ''awe-inspiring'' experience.
Lead guitarist James Dean Bradfield revealed having the iconic bassist - who currently fronts both Velvet Revolver and Jane's Addiction - appear on the Welsh rockers' upcoming 'Postcards From A Young Man' album is "unbelievable".
He said: "It's pretty unbelievable, we've got Duff McKagan on the record, which is truly awe-inspiring for me.
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Veteran rocker Ian Mcculloch has slammed British band Editors for copying his singing style.
The Echo + The Bunnymen frontman, 49, is not impressed when friends comment on the similarity in his and Editor's singer Tom Smith's voices - and insists no one can emulate his vocals.
He says, "It cheeses me off when my mates say he (Smith) sounds like me. Don't say he sounds like me when my voice is one of the wonders of the world.
"I've heard all this stuff rolling around the airwaves but it just doesn't stack up."