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Although it's his most famous song, 'Angels' is too emotionally difficult for Robbie to sing.
To the shock of his fans, Robbie Williams has indicated that he’s going to stop performing his most famous song, ‘Angels’, on his upcoming tour – because it’s too hard for him to sing.
The 43 year old former Take That star is planning a new tour and, because he wants to showcase new material, is intending on pruning many of his classic hits from the setlist, starting with ‘Angels’, by far and away his most iconic song.
‘Angels’, which was an enormous hit in 1997 and is a karaoke classic and radio station staple to this day, is one of those songs that virtually everybody has attempted to sing while drunk. But that’s part of the reason why Williams is considering dropping it – because he’s struggling to maintain his cool while he sings it.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams To Retire 'Angels' From Live Shows
He confesses he was in intensive care for a week after brain abnormalities were found.
Robbie Williams had quite the frightening experience earlier this year after he was hospitalised for a whole week due to 'abnormalities' in his brain. He was rushed to intensive care after suffering stroke-like symptoms backstage while on tour in Europe, though he still wanted to continue his series of shows.
Robbie Williams snapped outside the BBC Radio 2 studio
The 43-year-old ended up in the ICU for 7 days after falling ill backstage at a stadium in Zurich on September 2nd 2017, forcing him to cancel his remaining two dates of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour in Russia. He opened up about the serious health scare in a new interview.
Williams released a YouTube video explaining the reason for his tour cancellation last month.
Having cancelled a section of his tour recently, Robbie Williams has revealed that he made the decision because he had received some “very worrying” test results that saw him get admitted to intensive care in hospital.
The 43 year old singer, who released his most recent album The Heavy Entertainment Show this time last year, cancelled three prestigious gigs in Russia in September at the end of his recent European tour, without offering an explanation.
However, on Wednesday (October 25th), Williams has shared a YouTube video in which he details the reasons for the cancellations – and they’re a lot more alarming than anybody could have thought.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Cancelled Tour Because Of "Very Worrying" Test Results
Robbie Williams is worried that he's running out of ideas for his song lyrics.
Robbie Williams is running out of ''ideas'' for new song lyrics.
The 43-year-old singer has admitted he's beginning to get frustrated with his process for putting together tracks because he's finding himself using the same lines.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''I'm definitely running out of ideas. I don't know how many ways I can say: 'I'm neurotic and I messed up. Or: 'I love you, love me, I'm thick.' Or: Women, I like women.'
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Is Running Out Of Songwriting Ideas
The former Take That star will perform at the BRITs later this month
Robbie Williams has surprised a fan by duetting with her daughter at a secret gig organised as part of the BRIT awards. The former Take That band member - who is due to perform at the BRITs later this month - took part in Mastercard’s Priceless Surprise campaign prior to his appearance at the ceremony.
Robbie Williams will perform at the BRITs
During the surprise, the 43-year-old musician joined forces with nine-year-old Grace the daughter of supporter, Danielle and put on an unexpected performance for the mum at her local cinema.
The awkward moment wasn’t lost on viewers.
On the BBC talent show Gary is looking for male singers to star in stage musical, The Band, which is based on the songs of Take That. However, as Gary told contestant Dan Budd, he’s not looking for singers who resemble the actual band members.
Take That are adamant they won't split up again unless another band member leaves the group.
Take That are back together for good.
Gary Barlow - the frontman of the band - is adamant the group, which is also comprised of Mark Owen and Howard Donald, will never split up again but thinks there may be a day when former member Jason Orange, 46 - who quit in 2014 - and part-timer Robbie Williams, 42, decide that they want to rejoin the trio.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the 45-year-old hunk said: ''We're at the point in our careers where we feel more excited than we've ever been.
Continue reading: Take That Are Back Together For Good
Robbie Williams believes the music industry is in ''rapid decline'' because record companies are ''running for cover'' behind music streaming service Spotify.
Robbie Williams thinks the music industry is in ''rapid decline''.
The 'Let Me Entertain You' hitmaker admits streaming has become such a big player nowadays that record companies are worried, and insists he makes very little money from having his songs on the likes of Spotify.
He said: ''The music industry is obviously in rapid decline. I don't understand it but it looks like record companies are running for cover behind Spotify.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams: Music Industry Is In 'rapid Decline'
Robbie Williams has revealed he would love to collaborate with U2 or former One Direction star Niall Horan.
He said: ''I'd love to do something with U2 but if they are not available Niall will do. I think I just wrote the lyric for it.''
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Wants U2 Collaboration
Williams made a few suggestive comments during a gig in Brisbane to a female fan, who later turned out to be just fifteen. Awkward!
Pop favourite Robbie Williams has accidentally landed himself in a spot of bother after flirting with a fan who turned out to be just fifteen years old during a recent gig in Australia.
Former Take That star and evergreen solo artist Williams, 41, was performing in Brisbane on Saturday night (October 17th) as part of his extensive ‘Let Me Entertain You Tour’, which is currently on its final leg in Australia and New Zealand. The singer started interacting with the crowd, picking out a female fan near the front and began speaking to her and complimenting her appearance.
Robbie Williams performing during the 'Let Me Entertain You' world tour
The singer first left the band back in 1995, breaking millions of teenage hearts.
Robbie Williams could be about to join his old Take That bandmates again, to celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary. According to The Sun, Williams is having ‘secret talks’ to reunite with the band, five years after he briefly returned for their 2010 album Progress.
Robbie Williams could be back with Take That again soon.
A source told The Sun, "Robbie's first return to Take That was never going to be a one-off. He feels passionate and proud of the band's achievements and still wants to be part of it. He loves the big tours and being in the studio with the lads. His comeback will be a great way to mark their anniversary.”
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Is Reportedly In Talks To Reunite With Take That Again
The Take That Star Sang At A Fan's Wedding Reception
A bride got the shock of her life on her special day when an extra special guest made an appearance at her wedding reception. Take That superstar Gary Barlow had been booked by the bride and groom’s friends and amazed the wedding guests with Rule the World after a Robbie Williams tribute act had finished his gig.
Gary Barlow started a Twitter competition with the prize himself singing at someone's wedding
Bride Katie Hardy and her new husband Stephen Hardy were kept in the dark about Gary’s appearance at their nuptials in Leicestershire after their friends had put their names forward following a Twitter competition Barlow launched in January.
Continue reading: Gary Barlow Is An Extra Special Wedding Present
History could be about to repeat itself as the former boy band singer takes his career in a new direction, just like Robbie Williams before him.
Zayn Malik has come a long way in the five years since he hid backstage during 'X Factor' bootcamp, too afraid to dance in front of the cameras and judges. These days, the 22-year-old heartthrob is used to performing for tens of thousands of screaming fans in One Direction's sell-out arena tours.
Zayn could be heading in the right direction
And now, it emerges, he's taking the bold step of going solo, just months after sensationally quitting the band in March. Zayn has bagged himself a new record deal with RCA, home of Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys, and he's promising to show a new side to himself, tweeting '#REALME' after signing the contract, and posting a photo at the studio.
Continue reading: Is Zayn Malik The Next Robbie Williams?
Robbie Williams - Robbie Williams at Bonhams Auction House where he led the auction of a set of hand written lyrics for his song 'Kids' during 'The Robbie Williams Charity Sale: "Doing it for the Kids"' which is being held at Bonhams Knightsbridge - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th July 2015
Robbie Williams - "It's a privilege for me to be a patron of The Donna Louise Children's Hospice; it makes a real difference to these children whose lives have been tragically limited. The sale gives a great opportunity for bidders to know their money will go to such a fantastic charity, whilst also taking home some of my most prized possessions that have been personal markers of my career and life so far." - United Kingdom - Wednesday 18th March 2015
The singer is selling a massive collection of personal items for The Donna Louise Children's Hospice.
For all those rich Robbie Williams fans out there, if you want to get your hands on some unique memorabilia, now's the time to pull out those bank cards because this is one auction you are not going to want to miss! And it's all for a truly excellent cause.
Robbie Williams lyrics are up for grabs at this charity sale
The popstar is leading a bidding bonanza at Bonhams this summer, with a variety of items set to be up for grabs at a charity auction appropriately dubbed, 'Doing it for the Kids' (that's in reference to Williams' 2000 single with Kylie Minogue 'Kids', for the Robbie rookies). All proceeds at the event will be donated to The Donna Louise Children's Hospice, which he became a patron of in 2002.
Continue reading: Jump On Board Robbie Williams' Charity Auction 'Doing It For The Kids'
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of 'Sea of Trees' in Cannes, France - Saturday 16th May 2015
The singer and his actress wife are being sued by a former employee
Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field are to "strenuously defend" allegations of sexual harassment that have been levied against them by a former employee.
The famous couple are facing allegations of sexual harrassment from a former employee
Pop star Williams and TV actress Field have been accused by Giles De Bonfilhs, their former PA who was fired in January, according to gossip website TMZ.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams And His Wife Deny Sexual Allegations Made
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
The Led Zeppelin legend has won his dispute with neighbour Robbie Williams over a planned extension to the latter's basement.
A long-running battle between musicians has finally been settled, not in the charts but through the courts. A three-month long planning row between rock star neighbours Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page was decided in favour of the Led Zeppelin guitarist.
Former Take That singer Williams has ditched plans to add a huge extension to his £17.5 million Grade II-listed London property, including excavating and building a huge two-storey basement. 71 year old Page had fiercely contested the proposal by appealing to the local council on the grounds that it would affect that foundations of his Grade I-listed home.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has won his building dispute with Robbie Williams
Continue reading: Jimmy Page Defeats Robbie Williams In Building Dispute
The British pop star has definitely left his single ways behind him
Robbie Williams is a changed man. Far from the lad about town he once was when he left Take That and embarked on a solo career and life in the sun in Los Angeles, he’s now a happily married chap and a father of two. Not only that but it seems the popstar, who started off his career as one fifth of the biggest boy band of the 1990s, has also turned a bit soppy.
Robbie Williams: still a performer but also a firm family man
Speaking about his performances when he is apart from his wife of four years Ayda Field, the 40-year-old singer revealed that he likes to Skype his better half before going on stage.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Talks Family And Frozen
Metallica are choosing to replicate Jay Z in performing a version of Wonderwall at their Glastonbury headline slot, but what are the best Oasis covers?
In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met with a wave of criticism and derision from commentators who have deemed the Metallica’s headline position as both a lazy, predictable booking and one that is incompatible with Glastonbury’s demographic. However, whereas criticism towards Jay Z in the vein of what was unleashed by the Gallagher brothers was a scathing attack on hip hop as a genre, laced with a degree of barely concealed racism, Metallica’s backlash largely stems from elsewhere.
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher performing at the Universal Ampitheatre in 2000. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Dan Callister]
Firstly, this is a band that hasn’t produced an album of any merit for well over a decade and what’s more, considering they were announced long after tickets had sold out, how many of Glastonbury’s middle class bohemians will actually want to watch the band? Metallica have themselves responded to the criticism by announcing they may open their set with a cover of “Wonderwall”, copying Jay Z’s act of protest back in 2008. However, it does appear that Jay Z’s version carried a greater amount of symbolism, given that it was the Gallagher brothers who were the most vocal opponents of his appearance.
These (often unlikely) actors were once also in the running to play British secret agent, James Bond.
Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained and with a license to kill, 007 has been played by some of the most debonair actors in the business, including Sean Connery and Roger Moore. The role has been much sought after and many an actor has been on the disappointing receiving end of a casting call - and some you wouldn’t even imagine would ever have been in the running to begin with.
The Dark Knight star Michael Caine was once in the running for Bond
East End lad Michael Caine was considered for the role back in 1967. Caine had already starred in three spy movies and was concerned that if he were to play Bond, he’d have been typecast. Caine has since had a long and varied career, although he’s also become one with his Cockney twang. Can you imagine Caine ditching his accent in favour of Bond’s more upper-class drawl?
Continue reading: Mel Gibson? Actors Who 'Could' Have Been James Bond
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