Music Gear News
The Charlatans' 'emotional' reunion
The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess says it was a hugely "emotionally experience" to have drummer Jon Brookes back on stage with the band on Saturday (23.10.10).
Brookes - who was diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly after collapsing in Philadelphia while onstage with the group in September - joined his bandmates for the encore of their gig at The O2 Academy Birmingham.
Burgess insists his return was extra-special because it happened in his hometown.
He told BANG Showbiz: "It was great to have him back on Saturday playing the drums. He got a bit tired, to be honest, but he's good.
It was an emotional experience. I just let him do his thing really, because it was his hometown and he wanted to come on and play for the last song so I just kind of stood out of the way and let everyone look at him."
Burgess also revealed Brookes has undergone surgery to remove the tumour and now has to have six weeks of gruelling chemotherapy.
Speaking at the Q Awards at London's Grosvenor House hotel yesterday afternoon (25.10.10), he added: "He's had an operation, which went well. He's on the road to recovery and he's doing good. "He's having six weeks of chemotherapy so he'll be getting quite tired, although I don't quite know how it works and how he'll be feeling."
The Charlatans cancelled their US tour in the wake of Brookes being diagnosed with the condition but continued with their European and UK dates with replacement drummer Pete Salisbury, formerly of the Verve.Posted on 26 Oct 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".
The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.
Recent Music News
In a three week celebration extravaganza, the city of Liverpool will be paying testament to the legendary Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.
Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.