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More bands have joined U2 in cancelling their concerts in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Foo Fighters, who were due to perform in Paris on November 16, have called off the remaining dates of their European tour “in light of this senseless violence”.

Motorhead, who were scheduled to perform in Paris on November 15, will now play there in January.

Coldplay, meanwhile, called off a live stream of a concert “out of respect for the terrible events in Paris”.

Last week’s attacks in the French capital hit a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and bars.

Of the 129 people killed, 89 died when gunmen stormed the Bataclan concert venue where rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing.

Members of Eagles of Death Metal escaped unhurt.

Foo Fighters wrote on the band’s Facebook page: “It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour.

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“In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.”

Foo Fighters had been due to perform in Turin on November 15, with two dates in France on November 16 and 17.

Motorhead tweeted: “Due to the serious situation in Paris we have to postpone our gig until January.

“We are rescheduling and will give details ASAP.”

Deftones, who had been scheduled to play two shows at the Bataclan on November 15 and 16 and were in Paris at the time of the attacks, have also called off their shows.

The metal band wrote on Facebook: “Thank for all your inquiries on our wellbeing.

“Band/Crew all safe and accounted for at this time. Prayers for those affected in these tragic events.”

Coldplay, meanwhile, called off a live stream of a concert at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.

The concert was to have been beamed to fans across the world, but was not made available “out of respect for those affected”.

However, Coldplay did play a short, unbroadcast set for those already at the venue on November 14 “so that [their] journey [wasn’t] wasted”.

U2, who had been due to perform in Paris on November 14, instead spent the evening laying flowers near the Bataclan concert hall.


Florence and the Machine will replace Foo Fighters as the headliner of this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Foo Fighters cancelled their Friday’s appearance at the Pyramid Stage after Dave Grohl broke his leg in a stage fall in Sweden.

Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis said: “Once we heard… Foo Fighters had been forced to pull out, there was only one person we wanted to call and that was Florence.”

Florence Welch, 28, had already been confirmed to perform with her band before Foo Fighters on June 26.Florence and the Machine to headline Glastonbury 2015

She last performed at the Somerset event in 2010.

Ironically, Florence Welch’s recent concerts have been hampered by her breaking her foot on stage at the Coachella music festival in April.

This summer will mark Florence Welch’s first performance on Glastonbury’s famed main stage.

“Every time she has played here she’s done something spectacular and we always knew she would headline the Pyramid one day,” said Emily Eavis, who runs Glastonbury with her father Michael.

“I’m delighted she’s agreed to step up to it – she’s going to smash it!”

Michael Eavis added: “I’m absolutely delighted. She’s a fantastic girl, and she’s English as well.

“It’s a moment for her and she will be triumphant.”

Michael Eavis added that he hoped to book Foo Fighters for next year’s festival, but nothing was confirmed yet.

Kanye West is the headline act on June 27, while The Who will close this year’s festival the following night.

According to organizers, revised Pyramid Stage set timings for June 26 would be announced soon.


The Foo Fighters have cancelled Netherlands and Switzerland concerts after Dave Grohl sustained “at least one fracture” when he fell off the stage during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The band will no longer play the Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands, on June 14 and a show at the AFG Arena in St Gallen, Switzerland, on June 15.

A statement issued by the band said the full extent of Dave Grohl’s injuries were yet to be determined.

They are yet to say whether two Wembley shows in the UK will go ahead on June 19 and 20.Dave Grohl broken leg Gothenburg

The Foo Fighters were two songs into their set at the Ullevi stadium when Dave Grohl went to jump on a ramp but missed and fell into the security area.

The band were due to play their next concert on Sunday at the Pinkpop festival, followed by two dates at Wembley Stadium and then a headline set at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26.

A statement on the Wembley website said: “We are aware of the incident last night involving Dave Grohl and are in contact with the event organizers, who at this stage have no further information.

“As soon as we have news from the artiste this will be made public.”


Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl apparently broke his leg after falling off the stage during a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 12.

The Foo Fighters were two songs into their set at the Ullevi stadium when Dave Grohl went to jump on a ramp but missed and fell into the security run.Dave Grohl breaks leg onstage in Gothenburg

He told the crowd as he lay on the ground: “I think I just broke my leg.

“I’m going to go to hospital. I’m going to fix my leg. And then I’m going to come back.

“You have my promise right now that the Foo Fighters – we’re going to come back and finish the show.”

The band reportedly continued the concert, playing cover versions whilst Dave Grohl sought medical attention.

The singer later reappeared to continue the concert, sitting in a chair with his leg bandaged.

It is not yet known whether his leg is actually broken.

The Foo Fighters are due to play Wembley Stadium next weekend, followed by a headline set at the Glastonbury Festival on June 26.


More than thirty people have been hospitalized in Nurburgring, Germany, after two lightning strikes at the Rock am Ring music festival on June 6.

In total, “33 people were placed under observation in nearby hospitals”, police from Rhineland-Palatinate said in a statement.Rock am Ring 2015 lightning

All were reported to be “in good health.”

Tens of thousands of people are expected at the Rock am Ring festival over the weekend, where Foo Fighters are headlining.

Other artists on the line-up include Die Toten Hosen, The Prodigy, Bastille, Jamie T and Slipknot.

Foo Fighters are the headline act for June 7, they are scheduled to be on stage at 22.30.

The Rock am ring festival runs from June 5 to 7.


The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas full list of winners.

Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification

Best Album
Kasabian – 48:13

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World®
Foo Fighters

Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavored Beers
Royal Blood

Best New Band supported by Replay
Royal Blood

Best Solo Artist supported by Pilot Frixion
Jake Bugg
NME Awards 2015 winners
Best Festival

Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Jamie T – Zombie

Best Video
Jamie T – Zombie

Best Music Film
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

Best Film
Northern Soul

Best TV Show
Game Of Thrones

Best Quote

Dancefloor Filler
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy

Worst Band
5 Seconds Of Summer

Villain Of The Year
Nigel Farage

Hero Of The Year
Alex Turner

Music Moment Of The Year
Jamie T’s comeback

Best Fan Community

Small Festival Of The Year
Liverpool Psych Fest

Book Of The Year
Viv Albertine – Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys

Reissue Of The Year
Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible

Best Band Social Media
Liam Gallagher’s Twitter
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Foo Fighters will headline the Friday night at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

The rock band announced the news after being named best international band at the NME Awards.

In a video message, singer Dave Grohl confirmed they were returning in the summer for the festival. They’re the first big act to be announced.

Foo Fighters were unable to attend the ceremony in person, but Dave Grohl sent a video acceptance speech instead.Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury 2015

“We’re very thankful and very happy – sorry we couldn’t make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we’re playing. It’s Glastonbury.

“So we’ll see you at Glastonbury – thanks a lot everybody.”

Co-organizer of the festival, Emily Eavis, was at the award ceremony: “They are one of the greatest live bands on the planet, they’re just incredible.

“I mean Dave Grohl just ignites the field and will do something phenomenal. You so rely on those incredible live bands to take you somewhere else.”

Foo Fighters are already playing a series of dates later this year.

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Pukkelpop 2011 stages collapsed in Belgium.


[googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]Belgian festival Pukkelpop 2011 deaths toll raised to five after a severe storm struck, knocking down screens and collapsing tents and stages, officials said on Friday.


Another eight festival attendees were seriously injured according to Hilde Claes, mayor of the eastern Belgian city of Hasselt, were festival have been held. The mayor also told Belgian television that some 65 people had more minor injuries.

Belgian Pukkelpop Festival 2011 death toll raised to five

Belgian Pukkelpop 2011 deaths toll raised to five.


[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]About 65,000 mainly young people were attending Pukkelpop 2011 when the storm struck early in the evening. Many were sheltering in large festival tents, which were whipped away by the wind.


“The storm struck in an incredibly sudden way,” said Hilde Claes, who was there.

“It was a real whirlwind. I have never seen anything like it in Hasselt before.”


The three-day Pukkelpop 2011 was set to have featured rapper Eminem, Foo Fighters, 30 seconds to Mars and The Offspring among others.


According to a post on Pukkelpop 2011 official website, the organizers decided early on Friday to cancel the rest of the festival.


“Pukkelpop is in deep mourning. We truly sympathise with the families and friends of the victims.

Words are not enough. We have struggled with the decision to continue the festival. Therefore we have decided to cancel Pukkelpop 2011.

What has happened is very exceptional and could not have been predicted. We are deeply moved by… “


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[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] Pukkelpop is an annual music festival which takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium in mid-to-late August. It is held within a large enclosure of fields and woodland – between a dual carriageway called Kempische Steenweg – in the village of Kiewit, approximately 7 km north of Hasselt. It is the second largest music festival in the country after Rock Werchter, with an attendance rate of 180,000 over the course of the event in 2009.

The programme is noted for its wide variety of alternative music, spanning styles such as rock, pop, electronic, dance, hip-hop, punk and heavy metal. The event’s organizers aim the festival to be a “progressive and contemporary” musical event. Notable acts that have performed at previous editions include Sonic Youth, The Mission, Ramones, Nirvana, The Sisters of Mercy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Green Day, Guns N’ Roses, Pixies, Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden. The term “pukkel” is the Dutch word for “pimple”.

The Belgian tragedy comes just five days after another five people died when an outdoor concert stage collapsed in heavy winds at the Indiana State Fair in the United States.

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