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Articles Tagged 'Bloc Party'

News Roundup: David Beckham Loves His Little Girl

There’s something unique about being the father to a new daughter, as David Beckham has recently discovered. You’re not dealing with a miniaturised version of yourself, and no matter how your raise her, her experience of the world will be entirely different to yours. Then there’s the father-daughter bond, an astonishingly powerful emotional tractor beam, […]

Liam Gallagher Tosses Some Four-Letter Words at Radiohead

You can take the man out of Oasis, but you can’t make him shut his trap: Liam Gallagher, currently frontman for the Oasis reboot Beady Eye, has laid into Radiohead for their recent rush release The King of Limbs. The reason? Their album title references a thousand-year-old tree. Gallagher told (via NME): “I heard […]

Kele Okereke: Security Put Madonna in a Headlock at Live Earth

From Digital Spy: I’m sure the members of Bloc Party are used to having security remove the riff-raff from their dressing rooms after live shows. One particularly rabid fan at London’s Live Earth concert required some extra muscle, and the band’s tour manager had her physically removed from the premises. If frontman Kele Okereke is […]

Ashes to Ashes, Funk to Funky, We Know Cokehead Keef’s a Junky…

Whether or not he actually inhaled his father's remains (it certainly wouldn't be a shocker if he did), Keith Richards has a wonderfully morbid sense of humor. The spokespeople for The Rolling Stones are stepping all over themselves to deny that the snorting incident actually happened. "File under April Fools' joke," says one. "Said in […]

Kele Okereke: Oasis “Made Stupidity Hip”

The frontman for Bloc Party is just the man to go toe-to-toe with the Gallagher brothers: Kele Okereke is whip-smart, well-read, and fearless. As prickly and blustering as he may seem, he outclasses them on nearly every level. Check out Kele's withering take on Oasis in Uncut Magazine, re-printed at U.TV: "I think Oasis are […]

Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke: Difficult Interview of the Day, Part II

Haha, a couple weeks ago, The San Francisco Chronicle had a rough time sparring with interviewing Bloc Party‘s frontman, Kele Okereke. Okereke is known for being outspoken, but rarely have I seen an interview of him collapse into such bitter contentiousness. He truly makes Van Morrison look cheery. Found via No Rock And Roll Fun: […]