The Wanted has announced that member Nathan Sykes will be taking an unforeseen hiatus following his throat surgery on Thursday April 19th.
“Our lil Nath has to go in for an operation on his throat, on his birthday to make him better,” the group wrote on their Facebook page. “So please join us in wishing our brother and our friend well. Get well soon Nath, we love ya!”
The 19-year-old singer will have to rest his voice for about a month after the operation.
“The priority for Nathan, his label and management is that he is given time to recover and receive the best treatment possible,” said his reps. “The remaining four members of The Wanted will continue fulfilling the bands promotional commitments across the world.”
The band’s E! reality show The Wanted Life is set to premiere on June 2nd.
We hope Nathan has a speedy recovery!
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Tonight’s the night! Community is finally returning after it’s overdrawn hiatus. We know you’re already in the mood (how could you not be?) but in case you need a reminder of how awesome the show is, check out this fan promo, which showcases the show’s best clips with Madeon’s “Pop Culture” playing over them.
The video’s editor talks about the show’s influence on their life: “The writing on this show has effected me greatly since I found it, such that it convinced me to return to university after having dropped out. I truly love the show, so the goal of this video was to hook people into it as best I can. Hopefully the video isn’t cheesy though.”
I already revealed that I watched the entire two and a half seasons in a month, often cramming them in before bed or early in the morning…. I have an addictive personality when it comes to worthy TV shows. I don’t know how I’ll fare watching the show on a weekly schedule… it’s just not enough.
John Mayer has announced on his blog that he’s cancelling his upcoming tour due to a vocal cord injury. Last fall, he had a granuloma on his vocal cord and now it has grown back.
In the blog post, Mayer said, “This is bad news. Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down.”
Mayer goes on to explain, “a granuloma forms and continues to snowball because it’s in a spot where the vocal cords hit together and there’s no way to really give it a chance to heal without a good stretch of time and some pretty intensive treatment.”
Earlier this month, the singer announced a release date for his upcoming album, Born and Raised, which will come out on May 22.
Ouch! Reading Mayer’s description of a granuloma made me wince. Cancelling a tour due to a vocal cord injury is never a good thing and I hope he makes a fast recovery!
Although rumours were swirling that The Black Eyed Peas were breaking up, the band assures its fans they are just on hiatus.
Our friends at TMZ spotted Fergie and Taboo at LAX who were happy to clarify the situation. However, it’s understandable they need a hiatus with all the band members working on solo projects.
Do you think BEP should finally call it quits, or keep on going?
After a change in their line-up, Evanescence is back with their first album in five years. To celebrate the release of “Evanescence” (2011) we ignored everything musically relevant to discuss cats and dogs with the band’s frontwoman. Part 2 of 4 of our interview with Amy Lee (who is one of the nicest people alive FYI). Subscribe to catch the rest of the interview where we talk about the band’s hiatus, playing the harp and Evanescence’s legion of fans.
“I’m not sure if people are aware of it, but these are probably our last shows for a while,” guitarist Dave Keuning told the Associated Press. “Unless some surprise thing comes up… we’re having a break.”
“We haven’t had a break in quite a while,” he continued. “It’s just been touring and making records on and on and on.”
“There hasn’t been much time where we haven’t been either touring or taking time to make another record.”
The break should give all band members some time to do other things. For singer/keyboardist Brandon Flowers, that probably means more time with his two sons. Keuning also has a young son.
After TV on the Radio topped year-end lists the world over last year with their sophomore release, Dear Science, the band have announced they are taking time off.
Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe told MTV last week the band will be taking some indefinite time off.
“This was the last show for us, for a while,” he told MTV following their set at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. “We decided to take, well, the going theory is to take about a year off, because you have to go and live a life and change things up.”
The changing bit is already well underway, as the band have dispersed in various directions to pursue other projects.
Adebimpe teamed up with Massive Attack to record “Pray for Rain”, a track from the long-awaited EP Splitting the Atom slated for release Oct. 6.