KASABIAN did not endear themselves to fans in Belfast when they cancelled their headlining appearance at Custom House Square at the last minute due to singer Tom Meighan being hospitalised with a severe vomiting bug – but the Leicester band have already confirmed they'll have another go at it next year.
IT'S probably high time Noise Annoys checked in with Belfast singer-songwriter Rory Nellis again – not least because the Seven Summits leader has released a couple more tunes from his forthcoming new solo album since he last featured on this page.
1. When did you think about music as a career and what were your first steps into it? As a young girl, either while watching Top of the Pops or watching classic movies such as Calamity Jane with those fantastic soundtracks.
DO YOU remember when you used to catch The Oprah Winfrey Show at odd hours in your student house courtesy of the NTL box you had installed once you left home and learned there were more than seven TV channels available? There was no need to go to the library when you could learn all you believed you needed to know from Oprah.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – VILLAINS Queens Of The Stone Age may have lost a bit of their earthy authenticity since the days of Nick Oliveri and that golden run from Rated R on but there's absolutely no doubt that Josh Homme still knows how to hook you in.
IS IT still traditional music if it is played with electric guitars and drums by a rock band? The question might be a tad philosophical and, once you hear the opening riff of Dearg Doom by Horslips, famously based on the tune Marcshlua Uí Néill – and the theme tune to the Jack Charlton soccer years – you may wonder if it really matters.
"I WAS picturing a car driving across San Francisco; it was heading towards a bridge clouded in fog and gradually it just dissolves into the mist," says Adam Granduciel, the frontman and founder of US rock group The War On Drugs.
The Gospel According to Blindboy at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast THE higher profile half of bag-headed Limerick hip-hop/comedy duo The Rubberbandits has got a new book coming out later in the year – and he's coming to Belfast to promote it, courtesy of The Belfast Book Festival.