Thursday, November 5, 2009

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Robbie Williams Confirms Take That Reunion Plans

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:35 PM PST

It looks as though the Robbie Williams/Take That reunion is an unstoppable force building more momentum by the day. Robbie has now confirmed he and the group have met up and recorded together again for the first time since he left in 1995. It’s now more a question of when rather than if.

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There has been rumors and talk of a reunion for months now, but the end of September saw Take That and Robbie Williams meet up in a New York recording studio. At the time, I thought it could just be newspaper talk but Robbie has now admitted it happened.

Robbie is due on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross this week, but the show has already been recorded. BBC News has a couple of the highlights. The first is that all-important admittance that he and Take That have been working on something together:

“We’ve got together, done bits and bobs. I can’t say much.”

Short and sweet, maybe, but it’s enough for me.

Robbie also spoke about his decision to stop performing live for a number of years. He claims it wasn’t so much a conscious decision as something which happened as a result of how he was living his life and where his head was at for a while, saying:

“The decision was made for me, I’ve always been very nervous. You don’t know what’s going on in my head. It’s traumatic, really scary. I ended up in rehab again, it was ‘what are you doing to yourself?’ I thought it’s time to break the cycle.”

Robbie Williams recorded five songs for Jonathan Ross, including new single You Know Me and his classic song Feel. The other three will be available to watch on the BBC’s Red Button digital service.

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Kele Okereke Working On Solo Album – Bloc Party Over?

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 09:32 AM PST

The signs are all there. A few weeks ago saw Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong talking about the band taking a break in order to “gain a bit of perspective on life outside of the band.” And now comes news that lead singer Kele Okereke is working on a solo album. Bloc Party really could be no more.

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As I’ve often recounted, Bloc Party have been a part of my life for the last six years, although my love for them has waned somewhat over the last couple as their style changed and mine pretty much stayed the same.

But I’d still rather they were out there and recording new material.

According to NME, producer Hudson Mohawke recently told BBC Radio 1xtra that he was soon going to be working with Okereke on a solo album. He said:

“It hasn’t been finalised yet, but I’m doing a bit of stuff for Kele from Bloc Party’s solo album. He’s doing a record with one of the guys from Spank Rock.”

Releasing a solo album doesn’t mean Bloc Party have no chance of coming back together in the future but it does signify the members wanting to break out of their little bubbles to try their hands at something else. I guess it all depends on how successful the solo stuff is as well.

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