Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Rihanna used to lure Arctic Monkeys?

Arctic Monkeys claim Rihanna was used as ''bait'' to entice them into headlining the UK's V Festival.
Great deals on musical instruments

Arctic Monkeys claim Rihanna was used as "bait" to entice them to headline V Festival.

The 'Brick by Brick' rockers were excited by the prospect of playing at the UK festival for the first time when they were told they'd be taking to the stage after the Bajan beauty, but the event's organisers eventually moved her to perform on a different day of the event.

Frontman Alex Turner said: "We were under the impression that we were playing after Rihana. That was a draw. They duped us."

Drummer Matt Helders jokingly added: "They used her as bait!"

The British group added they take great interest in the acts they share a stage with, and always like to pick the groups they tour with.

Matt added: "It's always something we pick and think about wherever we go really. There's only been a couple of times where we haven't been able to pick or it hasn't worked out. But that's just because someone drops out and we end up with a stinker."

The group have recently finished a short tour of the US, and will headline two huge shows in their hometown of Sheffield.

Matt added to NME magazine: "They'll feel a bit more special. A bit more personal. It was always an idea to a big show in Sheffield."

V Festival is headlined by Arctic Monkeys and Eminem and takes place on August 20 and 21 in both Chelmsford and Gloucestershire in England.

Posted on 8 Jun 2011 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53
thumbnail

Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA

16 Nov 2016 13:09
thumbnail

Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.

14 Nov 2016 10:46
thumbnail

Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.

7 Nov 2016 12:12
thumbnail

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38
thumbnail

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51
thumbnail

A limited time edition of the Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the white equivalent operates as an eye catching alternative that looks as good as it sounds.

28 Nov 2016 15:37
thumbnail

Bursting with a number of great features, the Celviano Grand Hybrid offers the player unparalleled performance and unprecedented tone

28 Nov 2016 15:06