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Robbie Williams is set to reunite with Take That next week on 'Let It Shine'.
Robbie Williams is set to reunite with Take That.
The 43-year-old singer took a break from the boyband on a number of occasions in 1990, 2009 and again in 2014, but he is set to rejoin the group on a one off for the final of band mate Gary Barlow's BBC talent show 'Let It Shine' on February 25, according to Digital Spy.
The dark-haired rocker will also join Gary, Dannii Minogue and Martin Kemp as a guest judge on the critiquing panel for the last episode to decide who will be crowned the winners and will go on to star in his theatre show.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Will Reunite With Take That Next Week
Robbie Williams is ''delighted'' to perform at the 2017 BRIT Awards next month.
Robbie Williams is ''delighted'' to perform at the 2017 BRIT Awards.
The 42-year-old singer is set to take to the stage next month to perform at the prestigious awards ceremony, which will be held at London's The O2 on February 22, and the 'I Love My Life' hitmaker has revealed he can't wait to sing in front of crowds of people because it has always been a ''special'' event for him.
Speaking about the ceremony, Robbie - who was awarded the record breaking amount for the number of prizes picked up, which tallies up to 18 gongs including the BRITs Icon Award - said: ''I'm delighted to be performing at the BRITs once again.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Is 'delighted' To Perform At The 2017 BRIT Awards
The singer was captured sanitising his hands after touching audience members on New Years Eve.
Robbie Williams has had the last laugh after his ‘hand sanitiser’ incident on New Year’s Eve went viral.
With the help of his wife Ayda Field, the singer poked fun at the much-memed moment, in a hilarious video uploaded to his Instagram account.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Mocks NYE Hand Sanitiser Incident On Instagram
The singer was caught using hand sanitiser gel after holding hands with his audience during Auld Lang Syne.
Robbie Williams has come in for some stick online after being snapped looking rather disgusted and using hand sanitiser after greeting fans during a New Year’s Eve concert.
The 42 year former Take That singer was performing an intimate gig on December 31st at Westminster’s Central Hall that was televised nationally as ‘Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live’ on the BBC, when he decided to jump into the crowd to perform Auld Lang Syne as the clocks struck midnight and fireworks went off.
Robbie Williams has been working ''really hard'' on his new record for his children.
Robbie Williams has been working ''really hard'' on his new record for his children.
The 42-year-old singer - who has four-year-old daughter Theodora and two-year-old son Charlton with his wife Ayda Field - has admitted his strong work ethic is down to his children who give him a ''purpose'' to work.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, the dark-haired musician said: ''I've been working really hard. I'm a working daddy. I have a purpose, I've been doing it all for the kids.''
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Works Hard For His Children.
Take That will fall apart with ''any less than three'' band members, according to Gary Barlow.
Take That will fall apart with ''any less than three'' band members, according to Gary Barlow.
The 45-year-old singer believes if remaining band members Mark Owen or Howard Donald were to follow in Jason Orange and part-time member Robbie Williams' footsteps and quit the group the 'Back For Good' hitmakers will fall apart and never be able to carry on as a duo.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper about the bands future, he said: ''It can't get any less than three.''
Continue reading: Take That Will Fall Apart With 'any Less Than Three' Band Members
Robbie previously claimed he had slept with “four out of five of the Spice Girls”.
Williams had previously claimed that he had slept with “four out of five” members of the girl group, but later apologised for his comments, which he said were a joke.
Mel B says she's the Spice Girl Robbie Williams didn't sleep with
Robbie says he’s caught the Led Zepplin legend secretly recording for hours outside his home.
Williams made the comments during a commercial break in a interview with an Italian radio station, who later posted the footage to their Facebook page without his knowledge.
Robbie Williams (pictured with wife Ayda Field) is still feuding with Jimmy Page
Robbie’s new album ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’ has entered the chart at number one.
Robbie Williams has now had more UK number one albums than any other British solo artist.
Robbie’s latest album Heavy Entertainment Show entered the chart at number one this week, giving him his 12th UK chart topping album.
Robbie Williams is at number one with Heavy Entertainment Show
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Beats David Bowie's Chart Record
Performing a one-off gig at London's Troxy on Monday, Williams was joined onstage by his former Take That colleagues.
Taking to the stage at London’s Troxy venue on Monday evening (November 7th), in an intimate concert that was filmed by ITV and will be broadcast at a later date, Williams cycled through his greatest hits to mark only the third time that the BRITs have bestowed their Icon Award – Sir Elton John and David Bowie being the previous recipients.
Robbie Williams performing with Take That in 2011
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Reunites With Take That At BRITs Icon Gig
Robbie Williams believes no other musician has an ''entertaining temperament'' like him.
Robbie Williams believes no other musician has an ''entertaining temperament'' like him.
The 42-year-old singer songwriter - who boasts over 20 years at the helm of the music industry - has admitted he is confident about taking to the stage for his upcoming European tour and believes he is the ultimate entertainer.
Speaking in a press conference to promote his forthcoming stadium tour for his latest album 'Heavy Entertainment Show', the 'Rock Dj' hitmaker said: ''If you say things enough it becomes true.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams: 'Nobody Has Got An Entertaining Temperament Like Me'
Williams commented on Justin Bieber's recent onstage meltdowns during his Purpose world tour.
The 42 year old star, who recently released his new album The Heavy Entertainment Show, says that he understands the reasons behind Bieber’s recent onstage meltdowns while touring the UK for his Purpose world tour, which culminated in him walking off the stage in Manchester when the crowd wouldn’t quieten down.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Sympathises With Justin Bieber Over Screaming Fans
This year's Royal Variety Performance will include Emeli Sande, Robbie Williams, Robin Gibb, Sheridan Smith and many more.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge David Walliams has been announced as the host of this year’s Royal Variety Performance next month.
The likes of Emeli Sande, Sting and Robbie Williams are among the acts who will be performing in front of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the Hammersmith Apollo on December 6th, which will be telecast on ITV.
David Walliams will host the Royal Variety Performance this year
Continue reading: David Walliams Will Host The 2016 Royal Variety Performance
The band will be joined by the newly reunited All Saints.
Take That have announced a UK and Ireland tour for May and June 2017, in support of their upcoming Wonderland album.
The band will hit the road for 22 dates, beginning in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on May 8 and 9.
Take That will be hitting the road in 2017 for their Wonderland tour
Continue reading: Take That Announce 22 Date 'Wonderland' Tour
The video for Williams' new single 'Party Like a Russian' has grabbed headlines in Russia for all the wrong reasons.
Robbie Williams may be in a bit of hot water with Russia after media outlets in the country reacted badly to his brand new music video for single ‘Party Like a Russian’, attacking it for using crude national and cultural stereotypes.
Released less than a week ago to promote his new studio album, Heavy Entertainment Show, the video is said to have angered Russians because of its crude stereotyping of the country’s culture. Some are even suggesting that Williams won’t be allowed to perform in Russia again.
Robbie Williams performing in London in September 2016
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Upsets Russians With New Music Video
Robbie Williams will drop his first album 'Heavy Entertainment Show' in three years on November 4.
Robbie Williams is set to release his first album in three years next month.
The 42-year-old singer has announced he'll drop his 11th studio LP, 'Heavy Entertainment Show' on November 4 and it'll feature songs co-written by Ed Sheeran and The Killers' Brandon Flowers.
The album will also include a collaboration with Guy Chambers, which will come as a surprise to fans as they fell out five years ago.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams To Drop First Album In 3 Years
Robbie Williams pleaded with Ed Sheeran to send him a track for his forthcoming album 'Heavy Entertainment Show'.
The 42-year-old singer songwriter has admitted he bombarded the flame-haired musician with emails as ''one last hope'', because he feared he didn't have enough ''hits'' on his comeback LP ' Heavy Entertainment Show'.
The 'Rock DJ' hitmaker told The Sun newspaper: ''[I thought] days are running out for the album, 'Have I got enough hits? Are there enough hits? I've got Ed Sheeran's email. I'll send him an email and see what happens. One last hope.''
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Pleads With Ed Sheeran To Send Him A Track
The album is Williams’ first release since 2013’s ‘Swings Both Ways’.
Robbie Williams has announced he’ll be releasing his 11th studio album Heavy Entertainment Show on November 4th. The album was revealed during the commercial break on Saturday night’s ‘X Factor’, with an ad showing Williams in a boxing ring fighting as both opponents.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Announces New Album 'Heavy Entertainment Show'
Williams previously helped Osbourne in 2013.
Robbie Williams is reportedly set to return to the ‘X Factor’, to help friend Sharon Osbourne pick her three finalist during the Judges’ Houses round. Williams previously assisted Osbourne in 2013, when she also had the Overs category, and he even helped her pick eventual winner Sam Bailey.
Robbie Williams is said to be assisting Sharon Osbourne on this year’s ‘X Factor’.
The Sun reports that Williams will join Osbourne at her Los Angeles mansion in the coming weeks for filming where they will select which three contestants from her Overs category will make it to the live finals.
Continue reading: Will Robbie Williams Be Helping Sharon Osbourne On The 'X Factor'?
Williams previously dated Geri Halliwell briefly in the mid-nineties.
Robbie Williams wife Ayda Field appeared to hint on Friday’s (July 8) ‘Loose Women’ that her husband knew three of the Spice Girls very well. Williams is known to have once dated Geri Horner, but according to Ayda he may also have had flings with Mel C and Emma Bunton.
Ayda Field has hinted about husband Robbie Williams’ past with the Spice Girls.
On Friday’s show the panel dressed as the Spice Girls to celebrate 20 years since the release of ‘Wannabe’. Ayda was dressed as Victoria Beckham when fellow panelist Kaye Adams asked her: “Ayda, did Robbie ‘know’ the Spice Girls?”
Back for good or maybe just a little while, Robbie is reportedly set to join his former bandmates.
Robbie Williams will be a part of Take That’s upcoming 25th anniversary tour, according to bandmate Howard Donald. Williams first left the band in 1995, less than a year before they disbanded. The group then reformed in 2006 and Williams rejoined in 2010, before leaving again two years later.
Robbie Williams will be rejoining Take That for their 25th anniversary tour.
Speaking to The Sun, Donald, along with Gary Barlow and Mark Owen said they’d been in touch with Williams and former member Jason Orange. While Williams’ participation looks like a done deal, it’s unlikely Orange will rejoin.
Continue reading: Has Robbie Williams Signed Up For Take That's 25th Anniversary Tour?
Robbie Williams , Jonathan Wilkes - Celebrities take part in Soccer Aid a biennial sporting event raising funds for UNICEF. This Year Pelé is guest of honour at the tenth anniversary of the event - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th June 2016
Robbie Williams - Celebrities take part in Soccer Aid a biennial sporting event raising funds for UNICEF. This Year Pelé is guest of honour at the tenth anniversary of the event - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th June 2016
Robbie is reportedly working with his former bandmates on new material.
Robbie Williams is reportedly heading back to the studio with Take That to work on new music. It will be the first time Robbie has written with his former bandmates since 2010 and the tracks will feature on the group’s mammoth Greatest Hits album, which will come out next year to mark their 25th anniversary.
Robbie Williams is reportedly working with Take That again.
A source told The Sun: “Robbie loves being part of the creative process and he has lots to offer. He influenced the last album he featured on with his electro sound, which reflected his solo work at the time.”
Robbie is reportedly being eyed as a judge when the talent show moves to ITV next year.
Robbie Williams is reportedly being considered to take a judge’s seat on ‘The Voice’ as part of a massive revamp of the talent show, once it moves from BBC to ITV. According to The Daily Star, ITV thinks Robbie ‘ticks all the boxes’ and would be a perfect fit for the judging panel.
Could Robbie Williams soon be seen on ‘The Voice’?
An insider told the newspaper: “X Factor have been courting Robbie for years but The Voice team think they have a better chance because their filming schedule is shorter, and it allows him to concentrate on other projects.”
Continue reading: Is Robbie Williams Set To Join 'The Voice'?
After breaking from One Direction last year, Zayn Malik has just released his first solo album, 'Mind of Mine', but will he be a solo success story?
They say breaking up is hard to do, but leaving a famous boyband and going solo must be even harder. Last May Zayn Malik broke teenaged hearts when he announced his departure from One Direction, but one year on he’s just released his first solo album. But now Mind of Mine has finally dropped, Zayn might want to read up on some other former boyband members who tried their hand at a solo career, to varying degrees of success.
Former Take That member, Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams House - Robbie Williams has splashed out £17.5million on Michael Winner's former home, a 46-bed mansion in West London's upmarket Holland Park. His new neighbour will be Jimmy Page from Led Zepplin who lives next door. at Holland Park - London, United Kingdom - Monday 2nd December 2013
Jimmy Page House - Robbie Williams begins the work on his home after winning the latest round in his bitter planning battle with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page over plans to refurbish his £17.5million London mansion. The 41-year-old singer has been in an ongoing dispute with his rock star neighbour since buying the late film director Michael Winner's former home in West London. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th February 2016
Jason and Robbie are said to be keen on re-joining Take That to celebrate the group's 25th anniversary next year.
If a report in the Mirror is to believed, the original 1990s line-up could be returning in 2017 for a series of special live shows and a two-hour TV documentary celebrating a quarter of a century since Take That’s emergence.
Their debut album, Take That & Party, was released in 1992 and included some of their break-out hits like ‘Could it Be Magic’ and ‘It Only Takes a Minute’.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams And Jason Orange Mooted For Take That Reunion
Robbie Williams - Celebrities attend Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection Presentation - Red Carpet at Milk Studios. at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 2015
Robbie Williams fell off the stage at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle last month and broke a fan's arm. The singer seemingly did not apologise at the time but his representatives have since contacted the 52-year-old woman.
Robbie Williams reportedly did not apologise to a fan whose arm he broke whilst performing in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne last month. The 40-year-old fell off stage at Metro Radio Arena and landed on the arm of a 52-year-old woman stood by the railings at the front of the concert.
Robbie Williams performing in Manchester last month.
Williams was in Newcastle at the end of June on his Swing Both Ways tour when he fell off stage whilst performing his song of the same name. He was exuberantly performing when he leaned down to high five fans in the front row but one lady got more than she bargained for.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Falls Off Stage, Breaks Fan's Arm & Doesn't Apologise?
The 40 year-old singer announced the exciting news on Monday via Twitter, expressing how he and his wife are "delighted" about becoming parents for a second time.
Robbie Williams is going to be a father for a second time.
The 40 year-old singer and his wife, Ayda Field, are set to welcome another child into the world later in the year.
Williams confirmed the exciting news on his Twitter on Monday (April 28th).
Continue reading: Robbie Williams And Wife Ayda Field Expecting Second Child Together
The veteran performer scored his tenth UK No. 1 with the new album
Bruce Springsteen released his latest album, High Hopes, in the UK last week and at the first time of asking the latest collection of songs from The Boss soared straight to the top of the album chart. Springsteen is now among an elite club of artists who have managed to score 10 No. 1 albums in the UK, with High Hopes unlikely to be his last either.
High Hopes is Springsteen's 10th No. 1 in the UK
Bruce has now surpassed David Bowie, Abba, Queen and Michael Jackson in the race for double figures, with these four each earning nine No. 1 albums to date. Springsteen is now on par with U2 and the Rolling Stones, but still places behind Elvis Presley, Robbie Williams (with 11 each), Madonna (who has 12 No. 1's) and The Beatles, who lead the way with 15 No. 1 albums in total.
Continue reading: Bruce Springsteen Back At No. 1 With 'High Hopes'
The film classification board takes action after concerned parents speak out.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced plans for a new age-rating system designed to tackle online music videos deemed inappropriate material for young people. The organisation's assistant director, David Austin, said the BBFC was responding to pressure from parents who were concerned about the sexual imagery freely available to children who had access to the web, according to The Guardian.
Inappropriate Content? Miley Cyrus We're Looking At You.
Austin said that a pilot project was being developed in association with Google and the UK music industry body, BPI, to test how the new classification guidelines might work with voluntary submissions to review, including content from Beyoncé, Metallica and Robbie Williams.
Robbie Williams has paid £17 million for Woodland House in Holland Park. A property valued at £60 million just two years ago.
Robbie Williams has purchased a Grade II-listed mansion previously belonging to the late Sir Michael Winner. The former Take That star - who recently moved back to the UK from Los Angeles - paid £17 million for Woodland House, a property that was listed for £60 million just two years ago.
Robbie Williams Has Bought Woodland House in Holland Park
Robbie - who already owns an £8 million property in Wiltshire - wants his daughter Theodora to grow up in London and the new property is location in the heart of Holland Park. It boasts huge palatial reception rooms, an indoor pool and cinema room in the basement. A ballroom-sized master bedroom was once described by King Edward VII as "one of the finest rooms in London," according to the Daily Mirror.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Buys Michael Winner's 46-Room Mansion For £17 Million
Was anyone surprised that One Direction scored the top spot?
Sunday's official UK charts countdown brought the somewhat predictable news that boyband One Direction had yet again scored a number one record with their newly released Midnight Memories. Their third and latest studio album was announced as the fastest-selling UK album of all time last week as the boys claimed the midweek number one with 145,000 copies.
One Direction's Double AMAs Win Was Followed By A Chart-Topping Album.
Sunday saw 1D retain their No.1 notch with 237,000 copies sold, beating the 109,000 album sales that saw Robbie Williams' Swings Both Ways take number one last week. Midnight Memories pushed Williams' record down to third as well as Gary Barlow's Since I Saw You Last which was forced to resign itself to second.
Continue reading: One Direction Hit No.1 Again With 'Midnight Memories' [Video]
The boyband top the midweek charts.
One Direction are yet again set for another official UK chart number one with their newly released album, Midnight Memories. The five-piece boyband have topped the midweek charts, outselling the rest of the top five combined and are rocketing towards snatching the fastest selling album of the year title from Daft Punk's Random Access Memories which moved 165,000 units in its first seven days.
One Direction Look Set To Score a Wintery Hit With 'Midnight Memories.'
After having been on sale for just three days, Midnight Memories has shifted 145,000 copies and has pulverised both Gary Barlow's Since I Saw You Last and Robbie Williams' former number one, Swings Both Ways in the charts listings, according to The Guardian. 1D's album has already sold more copies than the quintet's 2011 debut, Up All Night, bucking the trend for diminishing returns seen so frequently in pop music.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted big names in pop for this year's Variety celebration.
Yesterday evening, the London Palladium played host to the 86th Royal Variety Performance where Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla welcomed a starry line-up of celebrity guests and entertainers. The annual gala's line-up consists of high energy family entertainment, including comedians, pop stars, dancing and other novelty acts.
Gary Barlow Kicked Off The Star-Studded Royal Variety Show.
This year saw stars in attendance including Jessie J, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Gary Barlow, Mary J. Blige and Dame Edna Everage. The latter of whom provided one of the evening's biggest surprises when she turned up in the royal box rendering both Charles and Camilla speechless but laughing heartily.
The UK albums charts is book-ended by two super solo talents.
While one charismatic, sweet-talking solo singer has marked a landmark for British music by recording the country’s 1000th number one, the man who make the mould for such a singer kicked the whole thing off with the UK’s very first.
Robbie Williams Is No.1 On The Albums Chart
Robbie Williams’ big band album Swings Both Ways topped the charts, coincidentally becoming the UK’s 1000th number one album, but it was the king of charm, Frank Sinatra, who had the first number one, with Songs For Swingin' Lovers, in 1956. The connection between the first and the last make for a palpable sense of symmetry between the pair.
Continue reading: So Robbie Williams Has The 1000th UK No.1 Album, But Who Did It First?
Robbie Williams will be in chart history forever as his 'Sing Both Ways' big band album is the UK's 1000th No.1 album.
British pop-star Robbie Williams has made chart history due to his new big band album 'Swings Both Ways' achieving the UK's 1000th No.1 album.
The 39 year-olds newest studio set went straight to the top spot, surpassing Eminem's 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' to 2nd by 67,000 copies.
Williams spoke with the Official Charts Company about the milestone, "I am over the moon that Swings Both Ways is Number 1!" he said.
Robbie Williams has spoken of his fondness for his ex-girlfriend Nicole Appleton.
Robbie Williams has reopened his seemingly age old feud with Liam Gallagher over the former Oasis frontman's alleged infidelity. According to a New York Post report, Gallagher had an affair and fathered a child with Elle and Wall Street Journal journalist Liza Ghorbani, leading to a split from his wife, the singer Nicole Appleton who was previously engaged to Williams.
Robbie Williams Has Been Feuding with Liam Gallagher For Over A Decade
Speaking to The Sun, Robbie said: "I have a very big soft spot for Nic because she's a very decent person. I feel sorry for her as she deserves to be in a good place, in a happy marriage, and I thought she was with Liam. But it would appear that they weren't. Nicole really doesn't deserve all that from Liam. I've very, very fond memories of her. She's a sweetie."
Continue reading: Robbie Williams Reopens Feud With Liam Gallagher, Over Nicole Appleton
A new album calls for an image makeover.
Robbie Williams’ upcoming album will represent a drastic change in pace and style, as the singer himself has explained. According to Williams’ official website, Swings Both Ways (interesting title choice there) will be out 18 November and just like one of Williams’ most successful releases to date, 2001’s Swing When You’re Winning it will feature “a mix of classic covers and new material.“
Is this an older, wiser Robbie Williams we're seeing?
There will also be several collaborations to be excited about, including tracks featuring Lily Allen, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, Olly Murs and Rufus Wainwright. The album has already been made available for pre-order on iTunes, with a bonus track added for anyone who decides to get it ahead of schedule.
The Take That singer/X Factor judge has stepped into the studio solo.
Gary Barlow has announced that he's nearly ready to drop his first solo effort in 14 years this November. Bar the Queen's Diamond Jubilee album, Sing, that he released with the Military Wives and the Commonwealth Band, November's will be his first, solo, full-length album since 1999's Twelve Months, Eleven Days.
Busy Bee Barlow Has A Surprise For His Fans.
The favourite Take That member of mums nationwide, Barlow made his name in the boyband through their 1990 formation to their 2005 reinvigoration. He has since acted as a judge on the UK singing talent contest The X Factor, alongside Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh where he mentors a contestant category.
Continue reading: New Gary Barlow Solo Album Due November After 14 Years
Robbie will release a collection of swing tracks on the album 'Swings Both Ways' with a little help from some of his friends
Robbie Williams has announced plans to release a new album in time for the festive period, with the big band and swing album Swing Both Ways set to be released in the UK on 8 November, via Island Records.
Robbie is back with a new album of old and new songs
The album will feature some all news songs and a handful of classics, as Robbie hooks up with such noted collaborators as Lily Allen, Rufus Wainwright, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson and Olly Murs. Williams reunited with long-time collaborator Guy Chambers for the project, which saw him pen some of his own material, as well as work on new material from elsewhere and some classic covers such as 'Puttin' On The Ritz' and 'Swing Supreme.
Crushed on a tram between middle aged women with recently acquired leathery tans and a group of 'lads' bantering about their adoration for Olly Murs to anyone who awkwardly casts an eye in their direction is my first indication of what attending a stadium pop concert of this scale is going to be like. This, by the way, is the first night of his three night residence in Manchester and was the last to go on sale which means these people aren't even the die-hards. God. Help. Us.
It's a warm night and after that experience we head straight for the bar like any self-respecting individual would. While there, Olly Murs takes to the stage; you can hear him from outside the arena so there's really no need to rush because, let's face it, we all know his shtick by now and it goes something like: wear bowler hat, be cheeky, and copy Robbie. Yep. He plays through his hits 'Heart Skips A Beat' and 'Troublemaker' and a host of other songs that are just as friendly and soulless. He has a good voice and he's designed perfectly for this environment; he knows when to let the audience sing for him and when to crank out his dance moves and point suggestively at his bum which is, you know, lovely, but he's just not actually very entertaining. I'm all for few good crotch thrusts, and a camera that shows audience members dancing like idiots is obviously hilarious, but Olly, mate, it's a big stage and a bit of presence never hurt anyone. You can't just shout Robbie's name and think you've tricked us into thinking you're him. You're not.
Unlike Rihanna, bang on 9 o'clock Mr Robbie Williams is flying down a zip wire to rapturous applause; it's not the biggest or boldest entrance and is actually fairly low key for a star of his calibre, but he looks effortlessly cool as he poses mid-air in his spangly tailed jacket and studded shoes. As soon as he hits the ground and shouts, "Manchester, are you ready to let me entertain you?" a few times he's off into one of his biggest hits. When you can feel the sturdy structure of a football stadium shake beneath you as over 50,000 people sing and jump in euphoria you know something special is occurring.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams - Live at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester June 6th 2013
The former Take That singer has responded to comments by the monobrowed ex-Oasis singer, slating the new Beady Eye album
You could have been forgiven for thinking we'd gone back in time to the nineties earlier this week, when Liam Gallagher unleashed a scathing attack on singer Robbie Williams for, well, being Robbie Williams. And the retro feud looks as though it'll go on even longer too, because Robbie has retaliated to the monobrowed Mancunian with a few choice words of his own, which will invariably provoke a return from Liam, and so on until they both realise no one cares.
Robbie played four nights back-to-back at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium early this week, a move that provoked a jealous reaction from Gallagher - a lifelong Manchester City fan and, now that Oasis have split, someone who will never be able to pull stadium-filling crowd. The Beady Eye frontman called Robbie a “f***ing fat f***ing idiot” for performing to four huge sold-out crowds; the actions of an obvious idiot.
“The interviews are better than the records at the minute. I really enjoy the interviews. Liam is like an episode of Star Stories,” Robbie said recently in retaliation, before going on to slate some of the songs on the new Beady Eye album BE, saying: “The production is really good. There are a couple of tunes that would have been f***ing amazing if they had a chorus."
Dizzee Rascal will drop new album 'The Fifth' - a "party record" to follow on from 2009's Tongue n' Cheek - on 1st July.
Famous for wearing a cardboard shark head in the crazy video for hit track 'Bonkers', Dizzee Rascal shows he's fond of the aquatic theme, analogising his journey on Radio 1: "If my last record was dipping my foot into the swimming pool of happiness, this one is fully going for a swim - backstroke, butterfly, in every way. not just doggie-paddle."
On its 1st July release, new record The Fifth will be available in two formats: a 12-track 'standard' edition and a 16-track 'deluxe' edition that will showcase a few extra exclusive tracks.
After their collaborating together on hit, 'Wild', Dizzee will be teaming up once more with singer Jessie J on The Fifth track, 'We Don't Play Around.'
Continue reading: Dizzee Rascal: New Album 'The Fifth' Announced
Nick Grimshaw is having a rough old week!
Nick Grimshaw didn't need this. Just days after being on the receiving end of one of Robbie Williams rants at the Sony Awards, the Radio One DJ woke up on Wednesday morning to discover his swanky car had been clamped. The 28-year-old was determined not to let the bad luck get him down and posed happily with his vehicle and a clamping document.
According to the Daily Mail, the cost of the removal of the clamp is £70.00 though Grimshaw has probably also received a parking fine of £80.00. It's probably safe to assume the presenter won't struggle to the pay off the fine, though it's another slice of bad luck in a terrible week for the DJ. On Monday, Robbie Williams fumed to the Sony Awards audience about Radio One's refusal to play his chart topping track Candy last year, singling out Grimshaw for particular scorn. "I did the Brits and started singing, 'Hey-ho, here we go' to a bunch of industry people and they were all just like, "F*** off, you're fat and you're old. And Radio 1 don't play you no more - you're fat and you're old"," adding, "Isn't that right Nick, you b******?"
Despite the rant, Grimshaw appeared to take things in his stride and later told The Sun, "I think he was so funny. I love him and he's really cool. He should have his own radio show. I'd have him on every morning."
Continue reading: Nick Grimshaw Gets Car Clamped To End A Rough Week In Radio
Williams angry that he's been deemed 'too old' to be played on the station
There’ve been a few dissenting voices about BBC Radio One’s aggressive move to attract younger audiences, but few have been as vocal as Robbie Williams last night, who took his opportunity while on stage at the Sony Radio Academy Awards to lay into Nick Grimshaw and the station in general.
Williams is aggrieved that Radio One have allegedly stopped playing his music because they deemed the 39 year-old too old for their audiences, and he took his frustrations out last night, according to The Sun. “I did the Brits and started singing, ‘Hey-ho, here we go’ to a bunch of industry people and they were all just like, ‘F*** off, you’re fat and you’re old. And Radio 1 don’t play you no more – you’re fat and you’re old’ Williams ranted during his set. He then looked at Grimshaw and said: “Isn’t that right Nick, you b******?”
Continuing his tirade later on in the set after performing his single ‘Candy,’ he said “That’s Candy. How four-year-old do you want it, Radio 1?” before getting right up close to Radio One’s breakfast show host and putting a piece of chewing gum in his mouth, commenting: “Those aren’t drugs by the way. Nah, Radio 1’s not something that keeps me up at night, not at all. They’ve let me back on anyway with DIZZEE RASCAL, so thanks for that, Radio 1.” Bitter much?
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Robbie and Dizzie track will be a huge smash, say people who add up
Wonder what the odds were on this; Dizzee Rascal and Robbie Williams were seen shooting a video together for Goin’ Crazy, confirming that the British pair are collaborating.
The Sun had the snaps, and words. Robbie, who was fresh from cruising around on a mod-styled disability scooter, said: “I was expecting Dizzee to come round to my place in LA for an hour. He got round at 6pm, we chatted for hours and he left at 6am. Then he said he wanted the song to sound like Queen. It was a great night.” Robbie then joked, in his classic cheeky style: “I have never been so urban. When I heard Dizzee wanted me, I was like, ‘F*** yes!’ He only deals in bangers and life is getting shorter for me. Dizzee, who can be seen getting out of what can only be described as a spiky mini, said: “As soon as I heard Quadrophenia, I was signed up for the video idea. The mods and rockers idea is right up my street. Having Robbie involved has been good. When his name came up, I was excited about it. We went to his house to record it." It’s not often on these things you sit in the same studio any more. The pair, while not your classic couple, are both British icons in their own genres.
This summer marks an impressive ten-year anniversary since Boy In Da Corner – Dizzie’s progressive grime album - came out. He’ll be celebrating by playing at Glasto and supporting Muse.
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Robbie Williams launched his fashion label Farrell in Germany this week.
Fresh from his attack on the BRIT Awards, Robbie Williams got out of Britain altogether this week, flying to Germany to launch his fashion label, Farrell, in Europe. Fellow 1990s pop-star Victoria Beckham - now one of the world's biggest designers - will no doubt tell Robbie that expansion is the key to a global fashion empire, and Williams seems to be making the right moves.
According to handbag.com, Williams was in Charlottenburg, Berlin, to see his collection hung on the rails at the upmarket KaDeWe department store. Donning a smart suit for the photo-call, the Take That man showed off his new slim-figure and even gave a photographers a closer look at his tailoring - red lining, nice! The collection, inspired by his grandfather Jack Farrell, is currently stocked in House of Fraser and Selfridges stores across the UK. Speaking at the British launch of the label last year, Robbie told journalists, "I''m into clothes but not necessarily fashion and I think this is reflected in the collection," adding, "I was inspired by the clothes that I've always worn and loved. I worked with a great team of experienced people who helped me to bring my ideas to life. I enjoyed choosing every detail - from the lining, to the buttons to the cut."
It's been a strange week for Robbie, who performed 'Candy' at the BRIT Awards at London's O2 Arena, though slammed the show in a hastily written song afterwards. "Well that Brits night was so f*cking boring... Coke in the bogs till seven in the morning. Look the wrong way and we end up brawling.Then I had a bit of beef with you-know-who. And I f*cked a few female stars or two."
Continue reading: Watch Out Posh! Robbie Williams Takes Fashion Label To Germany
New song from Robbie Williams is a scathing attack on 'boring' Brit awards
Looks as though we weren’t the only ones struggling to keep our eyes open during last weeks Brit Awards. Robbie Williams just posted a new song on his website that he’d written with Guy Chambers on the Saturday and recorded on the Sunday that definitely agrees with us. Not-so-subtly entitled ‘The Brits 2013,’ the song is a not-so-subtle attack on the boring awards ceremony that Williams had performed at just days earlier. Just as a side note here, we don’t remember Robbie doing very much to liven up this year’s Brits, himself, but perhaps he felt that should have been down to the younger contingent.
After all, Robbie’s knocking on 40 now and the heady days of the 1990s are behind him (Or at least, we hope they are, given that he’s just had his first baby with partner Aida). That hasn’t stopped him singing about them in his new song, possibly by means of some sort of instruction manual for young pop wannabes that are too under the thumb of their record label executives. At one point, Robbie even compares the awards night to a VD clinic, saying that only “pr*cks are in it.”
An X Factor source has told The Sun that Robbie Williams could be joining Gary Barlow on the show's judging panel.
Will Robbie Williams join Take That band mate Gary Barlow and hop onto the judging panel on X Factor? The Sun have reported that this could very well be the case, with the ‘Angels’ singer looking to join the TV talent show to spice things up a little bit. Known as the cheeky member of the boy band, Robbie’s apparently the top choice for being brought in to bring back the excitement that many felt was missing from last year’s series of the show.
A source told The Sun “This is the dream team. We have been looking at the show and thinking the unthinkable. Robbie is exactly the right person for the show — but we don’t want to lose Gary to get him. We want them both.” There’s just one problem though and it isn’t the fact that Gary and Robbie haven’t exactly always seen eye to eye. “Robbie’s people are saying he’s too busy to do the show.” Undeterred, the show’s sources said they’re not giving up on their dream judge just yet. “we worked around Gary when he first joined the panel,” the source explained, adding “he was touring with Take That and it was fine. We know Robbie loves the show and he and Gary have a great friendship and rivalry — there will be fireworks for sure.
Would the addition of another man on the panel spell the end for Louis Walsh? Producers are reportedly “relaxed” about having three men on the panel, with Nicole Scherzinger expected to take up the fourth spot. Watch this space!
There’s nothing like the sage voice of experience to stop your party in its tracks, and poor Justin Bieber must be quaking in his perfectly formed feet right now after having some sobering advice dished out to him by none other than sometime Take That man and ego at-large, Robbie Williams.
Williams of course quit Take That – then the biggest boy band in the world – in 1995 and embarked on a mad couple of years of drink, drugs and debauchery which some would argue he’s never really recovered from, in spite of repeated trips to rehab. Now 39 years-old, Williams speaks with the voice of the man whose seen and done it all, and he told The Sun that he can easily see young Biebs suffering the same pitfalls of fame as he himself did. “There is a list longer than my arm of f***-ups” Williams told the paper, before continuing a rather swear-heavy diatribe by adding “It’s inevitable that someone like Justin Bieber will hit a hard time. You hear about everybody going, ‘You’re sh**’. And you go ‘f***, I’m sh**, I’d better go and do something else’. And it gets to you.”
Bieber’s indiscretions have been creeping up in the past year or so, with bouts of dangerous driving, reports of fisticuffs with the paparazzi, alleged dope smoking and an on-off relationship with now believed to-be ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez all being clocked up. But he’s a long way off dancing at the side of the stage at Glastonbury with pupils like pins, we reckon, so lay off the doom-mongering eh, Robster?
Beyoncé Knowles will be one of the key headliners at next months BRIT Awards, it is believed, with an increasing amount of press building up behind the speculation.
The performance, which will be Mrs Jay Z's first performance in the United Kingdom since her 2011 headlining slot at Glastonbury, marking the beginning of what already looks like one hell of a hectic year for Knowles. Although no official statement has been issued commenting on whether or not Bey will in fact be performing, it is looking increasingly more likely that she will indeed be on the bill for the night.
The Destiny's Child beauty will be performing alongside Muse, One Direction, Robbie Williams and more, and will be her third high-profile performance in the space of a month - talk about a comeback! The singer is first scheduled to sing at President Barrack Obama's second inauguration on January 21, with her half-time show at the Super Bowl, an appearance that may see her being reunited with former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, in early February. She will also be releasing her fly-on-the-wall documentary, Life Is But a Dream, around this time too and then it's time to hit the studio again to press on with her upcoming fifth album. Phew! We're exhausted just thinking about it.
Continue reading: Beyoncé Rumoured To Be Performing At This Years BRIT Awards
In the word of pop music, there is no property hotter than Beyoncé right now. Beyoncé doesn’t really even have to make any music to be the hottest property in pop. She just has to… be. Rumour has it, though that the Destinys Child singer might be making a little trip over to Blighty to perform at next month’s Brit Awards, according to the Guardian.
She’s not nominated for any awards or anything, but that wouldn’t stop her performance being the probable highlight of the Brit Awards. As far as coups go, this is pretty much the biggest one that the organisers of the Brits could possibly hope for. Unless they got Jay Z too. Anyone that watched Beyoncé’s Glastonbury Festival slot will testify to the might of her live performances. If it happens, she could well make these Brit Awards one to remember (though possibly never as memorable as the year that Jarvis Cocker waggled his posterior to the cameras during Michael Jackson’s performance).
Beyoncé hasn’t performed at the Brit awards since 2004. She’s soon due to perform at the Super Bowl and also at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. The Brits will take place on February 20, 2013 at London’s O2 Arena. One Direction, Muse and Robbie Williams are also expected to perform.
The Brit Awards 2013 nominations were announced on Thursday (January 10, 2013), being somewhat overshadowed by the Oscars stuff going on across the pond. We already know James Corden is back on-board as host, and he'll be joined by the likes of Muse, Robbie Williams, Mumford & Sons and One Direction, who all scored nods this week.
Forget all that though, because The Rolling Stones may be playing live. After scoring a nomination for Best Live Act, the legendary rockers hinted that they may well be on hand to rock the stage at the O2 Arena on February 20, 2013. Keith Richards said, "Onstage is where we belong. When I'm up there with Mick, Charlie and Ronnie, everything is rocking, so a big thanks to Brit fans and the Brits nom!" Though it's not confirmation exactly, there's a possible hint in there somewhere. His band-mate Mick Jagger said, "We all had such a blast. Everyone was at the top of their game and the hometown audiences at The O2 were just fantastic. It's great to be nominated... we'll see you soon." Organizers of the Brit Awards are always keen to get marquee acts to close the evening, and the Stones' seem at home at the O2 nowadays.
Others picking up nods during Thursday's announcement were Mercury winners Alt-J (3), Emili Sande (3) and Amy Winehouse, who was posthumously nominated for her Lioness record. One Direction will battle Mumford & Sons and The XX for Best Group.
It's official: Robbie Williams loves One Direction. For a while we thought Robbie was just latching onto the success of the pop-scamps, but this glowing praise isn't the first time he's come out waxing lyrical about the X-Factor runners up.
And Robbie thinks they could be as big as British pop powerhouse, The Spice girls, who have been thrust into the limelight again recently following their performance at the Olympics closing ceremony. "They're quite a power in the way the Spice Girls were," reports The Sun newspaper. "The Spice Girls took over the world and won and I think the One Direction boys have a similar chemistry." What comes with success for a young, heterosexual popstar? Girls, and Mr Harry Styles has been dating 22-year-old country-pop singer Taylor Swift recently (if you believe the pictures showing them kissing) and Robbie Williams believes he may have taken on his mantle of babe-magnet. "He's a magnet like I've never seen before. I don't think Harry needs any tips from me," he added. "He's beguiling, and so are One Direction. I wasn't him when I was 18. That didn't happen to me."
Robbie previously said that he felt 'sorry' for Styles, recalling his own time in a boyband as youngster. "I feel a bit for Harry," Robbie told The Sun newspaper in 2012. "At his age I was in this lilywhite boyband, Take That. But I was meeting up with mates, jumping out of the tour bus and into a Transit van at motorway service stations all around the country."
Continue reading: Robbie Williams On One Direction: As Big As The Spice Girls?
Adele's instant modern classic 'Someone Like You' immediately struck a chord for those mourning a relationship, so it's no real surprise that this solemn ballad has made it to number 22 in the Co-Operative Funeralcare's chart for funereal songs - a list of the most requested songs at funerals over the past 12 months.
Adele's appearance on the list continues a growing tradition of pop music overtaking the place of hymns at funerals, so found the survey of 250 of the 900 funeral homes run by the Co-Operative. In fact, Gigwise reports that “They found that pop music has replaced hymns in two-thirds of British funerals as hymns have fallen to 30% of funeral music requests.” For the past seven years Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' has topped the list, and is requested at 15% of all funerals. Plus more ironic songs such as Monty Python's 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' often makes an appearance.
The Top 10 pop songs requested at funerals in 2012 include Eva Cassidy's 'Over the Rainbow', Nat King Cole 'Unforgettable' and Robbie William's 'Angels' among others.Only 4% of funerals now have classic music requested and hymns account for only 30% of songs at funerals. The popularity of Adele's song may be in the million records that it sold in 2011 and her heart wrenching rendition that she performed at the Brit Awards in the same year, where she was overwhelmed by tears by the end of her performance.
Oh Lindsay! We'd really appreciate it if Lindsay Lohan made her mind up. Is she a good-girl-gone-bad, a bad-girl-gone-good, or something else? Just when we thought she was back on the straight and narrow, the actress has been arrested for a hit-and-run!
Hips Don't Lie? Fans of Shakira have been speculating on her 'possible' baby-bump for weeks, and the Columbian pop-star has finally confirmed that she and football star beau Gerard Pique are expecting their first child together! We here at Contactmusic.com send our heartiest congratulations!
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Robbie Williams baby girl has arrived safe and sound into the world, with attention on Wednesday turning to the Take That man and wife Ayda Field’s choice of name. Would it match Williams’ personality? Would the couple play it safe? Well, it’s a yes to both, kind of.
The 38-year-old singer took to his blog today to disclose that his baby girl would be named Theodora Rose Williams. Not the world’s most common name, though it’s certainly nothing to rival the more bizarre celebrity baby names of years gone by (Apple, anyone?) However, it seems that Robbie has given his first daughter a little nickname, telling fans that she will be “affectionately known as Teddy,” while adding, “Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7Ibs 4OZ…Baby, Mummy and Daddy are all rockin.... Thank you for your best wishes XXXX.” Robbie had expressed concerns last week that he may miss the London birth of his child while touring other parts of the UK, though he did have a private jet on standby. Of course he did.
Williams and wife Ayda have already confirmed their daughter will grow up as a British citizen, despite the singer owning a home in Los Angeles and spending the majority of his time there over the past couple of years.
A complicated birth saw Field, 33, go into labour eight days premature, but all is well, and she gave birth to a baby girl at London's private Portland Hospital. Her arrival comes just two days after Robbie finished a string of solo comeback gigs, during which he joked about rushing off-stage if Ayda gave birth, and before his gig in Dublin on September 14 he said: "We thought the baby was going to have to be induced today," but no such action was needed. A close friend of Robbie’s, Jonathan Wilkes tweeted: "Just had the best news!" The pair met in 2006, marrying four years later at Robbie’s home in Los Angeles and it was in March this year they announced that Ayda was expecting their first child.
The former Take That star has been forthcoming in the upcoming months to the birth of his first child. "Ayda's like a very slim girl with a basketball — from the back you can't tell she's pregnant. She has been like an athlete where being pregnant is concerned — she's been a machine," he said, probably trying to compliment his wife. Talking of his impending role of Dad, Williams was equally honest: "It's so alien and also I've lived a very selfish life for a very long time where I haven't had to do anything for myself,” he explained. "I still don't know how to do anything for myself and there's a little person who's going to appear within the week maybe and I'm crapping it because if I don't know how to look after me, how can I look after her?” Well you better figure it out soon, Robbie, because she’s arrived. Only joking: here at Contact Music, we wish the new family all the best.
Robbie Williams and The X Factor - Robbie Williams and Jonjo Kerr London, England - 'The X Factor' judges, finalists and guests depart the show's studios after the live results show Sunday 27th November 2011
"This is one of those avant-garde things, is it?" says a droll, dubious and dying Cole Porter (Kevin Kline) as he sits in an empty theater at the beginning of "De-Lovely," watching his life pass before his eyes on the stage, in a production conducted by an enigmatic, ironic, ethereal director named Gabe (Jonathan Pryce).
The answer to his question is a delighted "yes." This film is an imaginative, deconstructionist, celebratory musical biography woven together from elements of theater, meta-cinema, chamber drama and Porter's own MGM musicals with gratifying -- if deliberately glossy -- results.
Kline opens the picture as a frail but feisty old man (the age makeup is remarkable) who, as he watches his own story unfold, is alternatively tickled ("Oh, look, it's an opening number!"), critical ("He'd never wear that! Change it."), fondly reminiscent and pained by regret. And the actor also plays the younger Porter in the bulk of the picture, which has a merry, dreamlike quality to its stop-and-start interactions with the elderly Porter and his theatrical spirit guide.
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