Kiss, Make Up, Share Your Jet
Aw, now this is how all musical feuds should end. When the poor little Indie Rock band Coldplay was recently confronted with a major touring problem — the band’s jet wasn’t working properly — U2 reportedly jumped to the band’s assistance immediately and loaned the group its own private jet!
U2’s Bono reportedly has called Chris Martin a “wanker,” but it looks as though the singer/activist has expanded his crusade to include helping superstar artists who have fallen on hard times. No word on whether U2’s Jet Aid project will extend to other acts.
He Is the (’Stache) Champion!
When you think mustache and Rock & Roll, only one name should pop into your head: late Queen singer Freddie Mercury.
Mercury’s fanny-duster beat out the crumb catchers of other noted, non-musical fellas, including John Cleese, Charlie Chaplin, Peter Sellers and, as this was a British poll (by Remington to support the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign's Tacheback campaign), a bunch of British dudes you’ve never heard of. Hitler wuz robbed!
If you’d like to participate in Tacheback, all you need to do is set up a sponsorship page at tacheback.com, get some friends to sponsor you and then start growing that soup strainer! Women, we can only assume, are welcome to participate.
Bob Dylan Who?
One of the more humbling experiences of any superstar’s life has to be when they are forced to go, “Don’t you know who I am?!” and are met with, “Absolutely no idea.” While in New Jersey recently, on tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan decided to take a little stroll and look at some houses in the beachfront, low-income housing area of Long Branch, N.J. Police received a call about some weird, decrepit guy wandering around aimlessly.
When the twentysomething cops arrived, they asked Dylan his name. When he told her, the officer reportedly asked, “What are you doing here?,” completely oblivious to the Rock & Roll icon standing in front of her. Dylan didn’t have ID, so he was escorted back to the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, where the bands were staying, and things got sorted out. Hmm, maybe it’s time for a makeover, Bob?