Primal Scream Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

28th February 2013

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).

23rd June 2012

Fact: Rocker Bobby Gillespie celebrated his 50th birthday on Friday (22Jun12) by performing at Britain's Isle of Wight festival with his band Primal Scream.

4th September 2011

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).

13th January 2011

Fact: Music mogul Alan Mcgee is calling on producers to cast Welsh star Rhys Ifans as himself in a new movie about Creation Records, the British label behind Oasis and Primal Scream.

19th February 2010

Fact: Cult rockers Primal Scream are planning to perform their landmark album Screamadelica in its entirety on tour.

8th October 2008

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.

23rd July 2008

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.

28th November 2007

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.

18th June 2007

Fact: Primal Scream, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse and The Jesus And Mary Chain are headlining the ecologically-friendly Norwegian festival Oya in August (07).

20th May 2006

Quote: "Make poverty history by eating the poor!" Primal Scream bassist MANI jokes about how he'd solve the world's poverty problem.

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