Robert Plant stunned village goers in the rural town of Northlearch, Gloucestershire last weekend when he performed at the town's local church.
Plant was joined by Steve Winwood, Bill Hunt from Wizzard and Tony Kelsey from The Move at the St. Peter and St. Paul church on April 13 with all proceeds of over £5,000 going toward The Children's Society, Christian Aid and Open Doors.
Over 400 villagers crammed into the church for the annual charity event, which usually only attracts around half that number.
David Bowie's controversial new video has been branded "juvenile" by a former Archbishop of Canterbury.
The singer plays a Christ-like figure in the video for "The Next Day", while his co-star Gary Oldman appears as a priest and Marion Cotillard is seen with stigmata wounds on her hands. The video premiered yesterday (May 8) and was briefly banned from YouTube before being reinstated later in the day.
The church in which Arcade Fire recorded two of their studio albums has been listed for sale, according to reports.
The band recorded their 2007 LP Neon Bible and 2010 record The Suburbs at the building in Farnham, Quebec in Canada but, according to Pitchfork, were forced to leave the church behind after the roof collapsed. With the group now working on their fourth studio album in a new location, they posted an advertisement for the building on their Twitter account.
This gig is being recorded for BBC Four and, as with this kind of thing, there’s something slightly odd about tonight’s proceedings. We’re in the splendid hall of a restored 18th century church, sitting around tables, mindful of the cameras and lengths of cables snaking across the floor, practising clapping for the Assistant Stage Manager. If “live” is a spontaneous celebration of the power of rock’n’roll, then we’re a long way from Kansas, Toto.
It is, arguably, a somewhat incongruous environment to see Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds play, anyway.