Madness Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th February 2013

Fact: British band Madness will play a special gig to mark the British Broadcasting Corporation's (Bbc) departure from its iconic Television Centre base in west London later this year (13).

10th June 2011

Fact: Mexican wrestling extravaganza Lucha Future arrives in the U.K. for a series of shows later this month (Jun11) - and Madness frontman Suggs and movie director Tim Burton are rumoured to be among the stars who plan to attend.

4th August 2009

Fact: Lyrics about London written by Madness frontman Suggs, Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty and Small Faces are to be used in a promotional campaign for the British capital's underground train service, also known as the Tube.

28th June 2009

Fact: British ska band Madness turned their set at the U.K.'s GLASTONBURY festival into a family affair - they were joined onstage by their wives and children for a mass dance at the close of their performance on Sunday afternoon (28Jun09).

14th May 2009

Quote: "I came staggering out sideways and it was (in the papers) 'Suggs king of the Camden Caners'. I thought it's something when you're outdoing Amy Winehouse at my age!" Madness frontman SUGGS, 48, had a wild night out at one of the troubled singer's gigs in London.

14th May 2009

Quote: "I could see that. We both have a love of slightly retro-sounding music for sure, real music." Madness frontman Suggs hopes the band will one day record a duet with troubled singer Amy Winehouse.

10th May 2009

Fact: Madness frontman Suggs has just wrapped a documentary series, called Seasides Out Of Season, which takes a look at Britain's coastal resorts in the winter.

5th January 2009

Fact: Legendary 1980s British pop favourites Madness will re-release their entire back catalogue - complete with rare and unheard songs - to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary later this year (09).

28th January 2008

Quote: "I have just come back from Paris and they are smoking everywhere there, but you come back and you can't do this or that. I was thrown out of a restaurant for smoking in London." Madness star Suggs is not a fan of the U.K. smoking ban.

19th January 2008

Fact: British band Madness are the focus of a new docu-film by acclaimed director Julien Temple. The project is slated to hit screens later this year (08).


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