Feb 26 2016

Bruce Springsteen Forgets Which City He's Playing And Shouts Out Wrong Name At Gig

Springsteen was performing at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio when he made the mistake, exclaiming: "Party noises Pittsburgh!" before quickly correcting himself by saying: "And Cleveland, too!". Listen to audio of the moment beneath.

Terrie Carr, of 105.5 WDHA in Springsteen's native New Jersey, told Billboard that the mistake was likely due to Springsteen's heavy touring schedule.

"I have seen this happen frequently and I completely believe it to be a touring moment... especially on long tours, tours that dates are rescheduled or that are geographically piled on top of one another," she said.

"I have heard tons of bands call New Jersey New York, including The Rolling Stones. Guns N' Roses called New Jersey 'Philly', and a few Boston references as well."

 

Fan reports claim that Springsteen made up for the mistake later that same gig by taking a selfie while crowdsurfing.

Feb 26 2016

Elton John Slams Janet Jackson

Elton John just slammed Janet Jackson for lip-syncing in concert.

“You know, music magazines writing a review of Janet Jackson saying, ‘This is the greatest show – four and a half stars.’ It’s lip-synced! Hello! That’s not a show! I’d rather go and see a drag queen,” the 68-year-old entertainer told Rolling Stone about the 49-year-old singer’s show.

A decade ago, Elton ripped Madonna for lip-syncing in concert, but he does have some regrets about that one.

Feb 10 2016

Prince Sold Out In Under 10 Minutes

Tickets for Prince’s upcoming concerts at the Sydney Opera House sold out in under ten minutes.

Ticketek Australia’s managing director Cameron Hoy said they were allocated under 1500 tickets to sell for the opera house performances, which then sold out in under ten minutes.

Disgruntled fans took to social media to slam Ticketek for a “system glitch” that they claimed prevented them from buying tickets to Prince’s upcoming Piano & Microphone Tour, but Mr Hoy said there was no problem with the Ticketek website.

The Ticketek system can handle over 15,000 transactions at a time.

“The website was absolutely working — there were no glitches,” Mr Hoy said.

“We understand the fans are disappointed, we understand that frustration — it was a simple case of less tickets than demand.”

Tickets were also available for the tour from the Ticketmaster.com.au website, which appeared to have crashed.