Keane Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


20th November 2013

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.


13th July 2009

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.


3rd April 2009

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).


15th January 2009

Fact: Annie Lennox's new hits album, COLLECTION, features a song written by Keane's Tom Chaplin and a cover of Irish rockers Ash's SHINING LIGHT.


10th August 2008

Fact: Annie Lennox has re-recorded Keane's CLOSER NOW as PATTERN OF MY LIFE for her new hits album THE ANNIE LENNOX COLLECTION.


19th June 2007

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.


1st July 2006

Fact: Keane frontman TOM CHAPLIN was the best man at bandmate TIM RICE OXLEY's recent wedding.


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