Following her victorious night at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards ceremony, Adele left last night’s BRIT Awards with two more statues under her belt…plus a little something extra.
The singer, who was delivering her acceptance speech for album of the year, was abruptly cut off and escorted off stage by show host James Corden. As a result, she delivered another, much more unpleasant, message to the producers of the show. ITV has since released a statement explaining their actions and apologizing to the singer herself.
“The Brits is a live event,” they say. ”Unfortunately, the programme was over-running and we had to move on. We would like to apologise to Adele for the interruption.”
The singer has also apologized to anyone who might have been offended by the gesture.
According to Rolling Stone, British icons Blur are set to be the headliners of this year’s Olympic closing ceremony, which will take place at London’s Hyde Park later this summer. The band, who split up in 2003 and eventually reunited in 2009, says that this performance for the BT London Live shall be even better than their reunion show. What’s more, they shall be receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the BRIT awards tonight.
Other bands scheduled to join Blur at the closing ceremonies are New Order and the Specials, making the event an iconic night for British music.
Gaga sweeps Brit Awards
Looking like Marie Antoinette in a wedding cake, Lady Gaga swept three categories at Tuesday’s Brit Awards, picking up trophies for International Female Solo Artist, International Album and International Breakthrough Act. For her performance, the singer paid an emotional tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, donning the designer’s lobster claw heels for an acoustic version of “Telephone.” Here’s the video.
EMI to sell Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios, a space that gave birth to albums by Pink Floyd, Radiohead and a little band known as the Beatles, may or may not have been put on the market. EMI, who has owned the studio since 1929, has declined to comment on the reported sale.
Mary J. Blige covers “Stairway to Heaven”
Forget the bustle in your hedgerow, here’s something more alarming. R&B singer Mary J. Blige, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and guitar legend Steve Vai have joined forces to record a cover of Led Zeppelin’s iconic hit, “Stairway to Heaven.” The superstar group has taken over Studio A at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood … they’ll either emerge with a genius remake, or an abomination that will leave Robert Plant yowling louder than he did on “Immigrant Song.”