According to Blabbermouth.net, According to DailyMail.co.uk, a British rock music fan stabbed himself to death after seeing the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures perform left him with severe tinnitus.
Robert McIndoe, 52, was unable to sleep for
three months after seeing the band — made up of current and
former members of Led
Fighters and Queens Of The Stone
Age - in July 2010 at the Brixton Academy in
His psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Stinson, said, "He accepted death as a side-effect of stopping the noise."
McIndoe's wife Shirley said, "When it first happened, he wasn't too bothered about it because he thought it would subside, and the friend he had been with also had ringing in his ears that day. But it was a constant irritation. He didn't get a night of sleep after that."Tinnitus is characterized by a constant ringing in the ears, with the noise coming from inside the body rather than an outside source.
Children of Bodom first time in Singapore in their 15 years of touring. Alexi Laiho and gang can't believe and we can't believe it too. They're one of my must-see-before-i-die band and they were perfect.
Lamb of God was the band that started the earliest of all the gigs I've attend. They started at 830pm but Children of Bodom has now broken the record. They started just ten minutes past 8pm, which honestly caught me by surprise.
The gig opened with musicians from a faraway land, France, Saycet. An electronic band that classifies themselves with Ambient/Pop/Visual. This band brings progressiveness, a feeling of melancholy and solitude in most of their tracks. Music that goes far beyond audio but an entire experience. And with any experience, it is never complete without the visuals, which is something Saycet has crafted so well into their stage performance. Their genre of music is not familiar territory to me but their musical talent is apparent.
2nd act of the night comes B-Quartet, which really is the band I was looking forward to for this gig. Having caught one of their last performances at Esplanade, you just cannot turn down the opportunity to watch them a last time before they go into hiatus. This is one of the bands that I can confidently say makes Singaporean musicians proud. The originality, musicality, complexity and expressiveness in their music is one of a kind. However reluctant we may be, let's wish them all the best in their endeavours. What we can be sure of, is that they've left behind masterpieces that will live on.
The headliner of the night from Indonesia, White Shoes & The Couples Company spots a retro outlook apparent from their hairstyle and costumes. With a traditional retro take mixed with indie pop elements, they certainly managed to bring out their own style. The vocal abilities of most of the members enable them to pitch their vocal harmonies to perfection, which is impressive by any standards. With the music heavily fronted by strong basslines, you can be sure about the groove of their music. Dancing will not be an option.
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We thank Figure8 agency for this fantastic opportunity to work together and we look forward to their next event, UpToTheSky Festival on 3rd Dec featuring The Trees & The Wild (ID), White Shoes & The Couples Company (ID), Tenderfist (MY), The Great Spy Experiment (SG), The Cambodian Space Project (KH), Deerhoof (USA) and much more to come.
Gem in the making
One in eight music fans will decide not to sleep with you if they discover you likeNickelback, suggests a survey.
And they’d actually be LESS turned off if you were into Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry.
The arena pop-rockers have been named the number-one passion
killers in music, ahead
of Coldplay, U2 and Creed plus
a stack of chart-fodder outfits.
The information was revealed by users ofTastebuds.fm, a website which matches single people according to their musical preferences.
In the survey, over 13% of people said you’d end the night alone if they were to findChad Kroeger and co on your MP3 player. Women were slightly more likely to be turned off than men, with 14% of females naming the Canadians versus 11.8% of males.
Tastebuds boss Aled Parish says: "We were curious to know which bands people would be most horrified to discover when browsing their date’s iPod".
"Although sharing musical tastes with your partner is no the be all and end all, it can certainly help in maintaining a harmonious relationship. And we’ve seen it’s a great conversation starter".
"It’s always best to be honest about your taste in music, but perhaps don’t mention your fondness for Nickelback until you’ve got the wedding ring on your finger".
Top musical turn-offs:
01. Nickelback 13%
02. Justin Bieber 12%
03. Lady Gaga 9%
04. Ke$ha 5%
05. Coldplay 5%
06. U2 4%
07. Creed 4%
08. Katy Perry 4%
09. Lil Wayne 4%
10. Britney Spears 3%
This gig didn't start well for me at all...I forgot my tickets, which meant i didn't make it early enough for the merchandise...and I brought the wrong SD card, which meant i only managed to take one video. But as the sending home song after the entire gig sings...always look on the bright side of life :) I realised I didn't bring my tickets early enough not to miss the gig and since i brought the wrong SD card, I might as well enjoy the concert to the fullest!
With a setlist similar, if not exactly the same as their recent concerts before landing in Singapore, they kicked off with "Best Years". Just when you think they've hit their best, they just keep getting better!
What struck me the most from the start to finish was the tonal bliss throughout the entire performance. Doug Aldrich's and Reb Beach's guitars were piercing through the air with the searing solos, Michael Devin's and Brian Tichy's groove and beat pumping the hearts of the crowd, Brian Ruedy's keyboards creating an intense atmospheric sound and last but not least, David Coverdale's trademark vocals that could touch the souls of every single person at the venue. The sound was one of the best I've ever heard live.
The build-up through the gig was perfect and personally, the highlights of the concert was the trademark ballad, Is This Love,
to the title track off their latest album, Forevermore, to the Whitesnake classics, Fool For Your Loving and Still of the Night, and the encore of Burn/Stormbringer and Bad Boy.
It's like a dream to have heard Forevermore, Still of the Night and Burn live from Coverdale and Whitesnake will remain as one of the best classic rock bands to have ever lived.
Best of all, for all that attended the gig in Singapore, we had the privilege to experience an exclusive encore with "Bad Boy", something that wasn't part of the regular setlist. That's how hard you guys managed to rock the band.
Whitesnake, you guys will live on...Forevermore!
MANILA, Philippines - International singing sensation Charice cancelled her upcoming performance in Singapore, as she grieves over the death of her father Ricky Pempengco.
Charice made the statement on her official Twitter account, just after she found out about the murder of her father.
The singer apologized to her fans in Singapore who want to see her perform, but she explained that she needs to go back to Manila to be with her family, who are in mourning.
"I am very sorry to all my fans from Singapore. I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year," Charice said.
Ricky, who is separated from Charice's mom Raquel, was stabbed in A. Bonifacio Road, Barangay Laram, San Pedro, Laguna.
A police report said Pempengco was in a drinking session and then left to buy a cigarette. The suspect, identified as Angel Capili Jr., approached him and stabbed him with an ice pick. Pempengco was able to walk away and then sit on a pavement, but the suspect went back to stab him to death.
The suspect quickly left the scene.
Authorities said Pempengco might have survived the stabbing had barangay officials been able to rush him to the hospital.
Raquel cries over estranged husband's death
Charice's mother burst into tears after she found out that her children's father was killed. In an exclusive interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com Tuesday morning, Raquel said she was unaware of Ricky's death.
She said Charice still does not know about the tragedy. "Hindi ko alam. Hindi ko alam ang nangyari. Si Charice, hindi pa din niya alam," said Raquel, crying.Asked if she will go to Ricky's wake, Raquel said: "Hindi ko pa talaga alam, nabigla kami."
SINGAPORE: Cantopop diva Faye Wong has an otherworldly quality to her whenever she performs in concert.
Her performance at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday was no exception
Wong kicked off the evening with her classic hit "Promise", followed by the hauntingly beautiful "Red Bean" to the cheers of the 6500-strong audience.
She appeared to retreat into her own little world whenever she sang, closing her eyes and letting her voice ring through the venue.
Wong was in fine form. Her vocals were impeccable and brought the lyrics that pass her lips to life.
The brilliant lighting design and amazing sets, along with Wong's gorgeous costumes served to accentuate Wong's vocal prowess.
She went on to perform a medly of hits like "I'm Willing" and "Sky", with her performance of the latter being the absolute highlight of the concert.
Wong sat on an intricately decorate platform suspended from the ceiling of the Singapore Indoor Stadium and began to sing "Sky" even as the platform moved to the centre of the venue, just inches above the heads of her fans.
Seeing their idol up close caused a stir among the audience members and some literally ran down the aisle with their cameras to photograph Wong, who took time to wave to her appreciative fans.
Wong's detached performance style is well documented, and true to form, that segment of the concert was probably the only time Wong interacted at length with her audience.
The rest of the time, she mostly stood still, giving an occasional wave and saying only 12 words to her fans - "Thank You" in Mandarin five times and once more in Cantonese.
However, her fans loved her anyway, showering her with applause every time she spoke and even more so as the concert moved into its final minutes.
A mysterious end
Ironically, her fans could not give her a rousing sendoff after the show's finale, which saw Wong perform "Flower of Paradise" before a giant mirror.
They simply did not know it was the final song of the evening.
When the song ended, Wong slipped away wordlessly, like she had done after every song during the concert.
The only difference was that this time, she never returned.
The lights gradually went on, and a picture of a lotus along with words that translate roughly as "for them" appeared on the two video screens at either side of the stage.
It took the audience a good five minutes or so to realise Wong wasn't coming back and start shuffling out the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Some departing audience members believed that it is an esoteric reference, to how the rebirth theme prevalent in the last part of her concert is connected to Wong's own Buddhist beliefs.
Others did not read too much into it and expressed that it is just Wong's unique style.
"Don't care whether you like it or not, she just go, don't even want to say goodbye to you," one concert-goer said of Wong's wordless departure.