Fact: Primal Scream, The Charlatans and Basement Jaxx have been unveiled at the headliners for U.K. festival Kendal Calling. Mystery Jets and Ash will also perform at the event, which takes place in the Lake District, north-west England from 26-28 July (13).
Quote: "I hate New Year and don't have any good memories of Hogmanay. I've got to be honest - it's not my kind of thing. Hogmanay is not my specialist subject. I don't even want to talk about it." Primal Scream rocker Bobby Gillespie hates the Scottish New Year celebrations Hogmanay, despite signing up to headline with his band at the annual concert this year (31Dec11).
Fact: Cult rockers Primal Scream are planning to perform their landmark album Screamadelica in its entirety on tour.
Quote: "That we got to play the marimba Abba used on SOS just adds to the experience, to the fun." Bobby Gillespie on recording Primal Scream's new album BEAUTIFUL FUTURE at the Stockholm, Sweden studio where ABBA recorded DANCING QUEEN.
Quote: "I don't think anything of him. I saw him on TV recently. He looks like a dead man. They just put this bill through where you can be held for 42 days (without charge). He's not nice." Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie is not a fan of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Fact: Primal Scream star MANI and former The Smiths bassist ANDY ROURKE will mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Clash frontman Joe Strummer on 22 December (07) at a tribute show, called LONDON CALLING: REMEMBERING JOE STRUMMER, in Brixton, London.
Quote: "Make poverty history by eating the poor!" Primal Scream bassist MANI jokes about how he'd solve the world's poverty problem.