Quote: "I can't listen to the song, I've got to be honest. It's quite shrill." Pop star Lily Allen confesses she can't stand hearing her cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, which features in Christmas Tv advertisements for leading British retailer John Lewis.
Quote: "Kanye’s a far-out character - very confident - but he also has an undercurrent of being a very sensitive soul... For a hip-hop artist, he’s made a very soulful and sensitive record full of raw feelings about splitting up with his partner. That’s a very interesting thing." Keane frontman Tom Chaplin dismisses Kanye West's arrogant image.
Fact: British rockers Keane have become the first ever band to broadcast a performance live on the internet in 3D. The group streamed the gig on their website live from legendary recording studio Abbey Road in London on Thursday night (02Apr09).
Fact: Metallica have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the same day - will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Madonna, Genesis, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, Duran Duran, James Blunt, John Legend and Keane.
Fact: Keane frontman TOM CHAPLIN was the best man at bandmate TIM RICE OXLEY's recent wedding.