added: 31 Oct 2011 // by: VVN Music
Bono has told the U.K.'s The Sun that U2 must find a way to "make hits" if they are going to continue as a working entity. Their last album, No Line on the Horizon, only produced two marginal hits (Get Your Boots On, Magnificent).
Bono said "We've been on the verge of irrelevance for the last 20 years but this moment, now, for me, feels like really close to the edge of relevance. We can be successful and we can play the big music and the big places. Whether we can play music for small speakers of the radio or clubs, or where people are living right now, remains to be seen. We have to go to that place again if we are to survive."
Metallica was forced to cancel their first ever show in India as part of that country's F1 race and fans were not happy. Although the cancellation was blamed on technical problems, it was only announced about two hours before the concert starting time and 25,000 were already at the site.
Many of those in attendance began to riot, tearing down the stage and trashing a reported $200,000 in equipment along with numerous people being injured.
Yoko Ono will introduce a tribute to Steve Jobs at MTV's O Music Awards which will be broadcast on the internet tomorrow night (Monday) starting at 8:30 PM PT. The intro will lead to the Flaming Lips playing a version of the Beatles' Revolution created completely on iPads.
John Goodman has joined the cast of the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis which is based on the folk music scene in Greenwich Village during the 60's. Also in the cast are Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Oscar Isaac.
There was a little excitement over the weekend in the home of Nikki Sixx. He called the Malibu Police Department to report his son missing, believing that the boy had run off to a friend's house after a family fight and that's exactly where police found the boy and took him home.
Jimmy Savile, the British disc jockey who is widely credited with being the first to use two turntables to produce continuous music, passed away on Saturday at his home in Leeds, England. He was 84.
Along with his innovation for radio and dance clubs, Savile was also the host of Top of the Pops from its inception and returned for the last show in 2006.
Two additional passings that have been reported by the site The Topshelf Times. Bill Dalton of the Royal Teens died on October 23; however there are no further details and Reese Palmer, who performed with the Marquees, Harvey Fuqua's New Moonglows and the Spinners, passed away on October 26.