Having broken the hearts of millions when Robbie Williams quit in 1995, Take That have had first hand experience of carrying on life as a four-piece group.
Mark Owen was speaking to British radio station Magic FM when he was asked about the similarity of the two situations, and replied “Do you know what, one thing that we never did when Rob left us the first time is we never... You get caught up in your world and you forget sometimes... hopefully somebody's phoned Zayn and made sure he's alright, because it's, you know, it's difficult.”
Take That early in 2015
Take That, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen - Shots of a host of stars as they attend the German premiere of new British action movie 'Kingsman - The Secret Service' The premiere was held at Cinestar am Potsdamer Platz square movie theater in Berlin, Germany - Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Mark Owen - A variety of stars were snapped on the red carpet for the World premiere of the British action movie 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 15th January 2015
Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Take That - 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' U.K. Premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square, Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 14th January 2015
Jason Orange has announced he is leaving Take That.
Take That fans might want to have their hankies at the ready- Jason Orange has announced he is leaving the band. The news comes as the band gear up to start working on their new album, with frontman Gary Barlow stating most of the material has already been written.
Jason has called time on his involvement in Take That
In a statement on the band's website, Orange thanked fans for their support over the years, and paid tribute to his bandmates. The band first formed in 1990, consisting of Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald. Williams famously left the band in July 1995, with the band splitting up the following year. At the time the news devestated legions of fans across the world, with the government even setting up special phone hotlines to offer support to them.
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2013 was another successful year for Camp Bestival with performances from the likes of The Proclaimers, Richard Hawley, Grandmaster Flash and Billy Bragg.
Richard Hawley plays one of his many splendid guitars.
Camp Bestival 2013 took over the weekend (August 2nd - 4th) at Lulworth Castle in Dorset last week, with some superb live headline and DJ sets each day.
It was an eclectic line-up of artists both legendary and newly emerging and ranging from the underground cult favourites to the more chartworthy pop stars. Richard Hawley, formerly of Britpop band Longpigs and Pulp, played an awesome headline set on day one with an array of different electric guitars. He shared the stage with 'I'm Gonne Be (500 Miles)' hitmakers The Proclaimers as well as reggae veteran Max Romeo, Manchester trio I Am Kloot and folk punk activist Billy Bragg.
Take That singer Mark Own released his fourth solo album on Polydor records earlier in 2013; 'The Art of Doing Nothing'. He has now unveiled a video for his track 'S.A.D.' which features the Salford singer Ren Harvieu.
One Direction are looking so far into their future career plans that they are already planning their reunion. The boy band told The Mirror that they want to follow in the footsteps of Take That, by which they mean they want to split up at the height of their career, and then get back together ten years later. And hopefully have a few successful solo careers in that gap. But which one’s going to be Robbie? And who’s going to be Gary. And which poor soul is going to be Mark Owen?
“We want to be like Take That or Gary Barlow – take 10 years out and then come back,” said Niall Horan, on the day that their latest single was unveiled. The new track, ‘Little Things’ was written by Ed Sheeran and Niall reveals that the band were keen to embrace the new acoustic direction that the song offers. “We heard the new song and said, ‘yeah, that’s a cracker, we want it.’” A combination of Ed Sheeran and One Direction is surely going to make sure that the band are onto a winner, so when exactly are they going to decide that they are ‘on top of their game’ and decide to split? Surely they can’t have had enough just yet? Though global domination doesn’t seem to far out of reach for these young singers, who seem to have become millionaires almost over night.
Fans of the band have taken to Twitter to express their disbelief at the suggestion that One Direction might, one day, decide to split up. The user @koatoa pleaded for reassurance, saying “what what what this can't be real?” and @anskudirection, also known as Niallers Princess on the site, said “PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN'T TRUE!???” No word from the lads just yet on exactly when they plan to start this ten year hiatus.
Continue reading: Anxiety Mounts As One Direction Suggest 10 Year Hiatus
British popstar Robbie Williams has cancelled writing sessions with his long-time lyrical partner Guy Ritchie after it emerged that Guy has been working with Robbie's former band mates.
Chambers, who was behind some of Robbie's biggest hits including ANGELS, had recently reunited with the singer after going their separate ways several years ago.
However, the Sun reports that the pair's scheduled Los Angeles song-writing sessions have been cancelled after they "didn't work out".
A source claims Guy's upcoming collaboration with Take That members GARY BARLOW and Mark Owen was the real problem, added the newspaper.
"He never mentioned it to Robbie. Rob heard Gary was in LA working and found out it was with Guy. He wasn't best pleased when he heard," continued the source.
Chambers, Owen and Barlow are thought to be part of a 12-strong writing team for a new ITV show BRITANNIA HIGH which follows the lives of youngsters at a fictional performing arts school.
Barlow will pen songs for the students to sing throughout the series.
BRITANNIA HIGH will also utilise the talents of STRICTLY COME DANCING judge ARLENE PHILLIPS and theatre veteran DAVID IAN.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Parts Way With Song Writing Partner