KISS expect to complete End of the Road World Tour in 2023
KISS' Paul Stanley "strongly believes" KISS will be done with touring by the start of 2023.The final jaunt across the globe, which began back in January 2019, has faced many delays over the past two years.
Coldplay will stop making records after their 12th album. © Bang Showbiz Coldplay
The band are releasing their ninth studio album, 'Music of the Spheres', this week, and frontman Chris Martin admitted the 'Yellow' hitmakers will only make another three records afterwards before quitting the recording studio for good.
He said: "I think that in a few albums time we will finish making albums.
"This is not a joke, this is true, I think after 12 that will be the end of our catalogue."
However, frontman Chris wouldn't want Coldplay to retire completely, as the 44-year-old singer is keen for the band - also made up of Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion - to play live shows into their 70s.
Gene Simmons: KISS will quit while we're ahead
Gene Simmons has confirmed rock legends KISS will call it quits after their final stint on the road.The legendary rock band - who formed in 1973 and released their self-titled debut album the following year - are set to call it a day after their upcoming 'End of the Road' tour dates, and the 72-year-old bassist is adamant it's truly the end.
He said: "But I think we will always want to play live together.
Gallery: Mamma mia, here we go again! ABBA are back but what about these other musical reunions? (BANG Showbiz)
Mamma mia, here we go again!
ABBA sent shockwaves of excitement across the world when they announced their reunion after 40 years apart. Tickets for their new hologram show are breaking records and fans can't get enough of their new songs 'I Still Have Faith in You' and 'Don't Shut Me Down'. But which other fans have stopped the press with by announcing their return?
Take That enjoyed stratospheric success in the early 1990s with hits such as 'Everything Changes' and 'Back For Good' before announcing a split which traumatised teenage girls in 1996. They soared to success once again in 2006 when they reunited for 'The Ultimate Tour' and have continued to play massive stadium shows - sometimes with Robbie Williams - and releasing several hit albums.
Iconic rock group Queen are still loved around the world today for hits such as 'Another One Bites the Dust' and the anthemic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. When frontman Freddie Mercury died of AIDS in 1991, it would be six years before the other members reunited to record 'Only the Good Die Young' in his memory. Following a few sporadic reunions, they have toured with 'American Idol' star Adam Lambert in Mercury's place almost every year since 2011 playing to huge audiences.
New Kids on the Block
New Kids on the Block consisted of brothers Jonathan and Jordan as well as Joey, Donnie and Danny and the five-piece enjoyed success with a string of hits in the 1980s including 'Cover Girl' and 'I'll Be Loving You (Forever)' but when their fourth album failed to perform as well as previous releases and they called it a day. Along with new material, the group reunited in 2008 for a sell-out tour. They continued their reunion success with new releases and more tours. Their latest release was an EP in 2017.
Irish boyband Boyzone enjoyed considerable success in the 1990s, selling 2 million copies of their second album 'A Different Beat'. Growing tensions within the group caused a hiatus which lasted seven years, but in 2008 and 2009 they sold out two headlining arena tours, but they were their last as a five-piece. Stephen Gately died in October 2009 from an undiagnosed heart condition, but the surviving members have since carried on the Boyzone name with four new albums and a further three tours.
Steps were billed as the "90s version of ABBA" when they hit the charts in 1997. Over the next four years, they released a string of successful choreographed singles including 'One For Sorrow' and megahit 'Tragedy'. A rift in the group caused them to split in 2001 but they reunited in 2011 for a warts-and-all documentary which was followed by a sell-out tour in 2012. The group reunited once again in 2017 and have since released a further three studio albums and continue to tour regularly.
Fleetwood Mac are one of the greatest rock bands in history, having sold over 120 million records since their debut in 1967. Affairs, addiction and scandal tore them apart in 1995 but have since had a 'revolving door' style of a line up. Most recently, they toured in 2018 and 2019 and streamed a concert in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blondie are rememrbered to this day for hits such as 'The Tide is High' and 'One Way or Another'. Despite enjoying a decade of success, the rockers called it a day in 1982 following low ticket sales, substance issues and financial problems. When a new generation discovered their music through the solo career of singer Debbie Harry, the band reunited in 1997 and have since released a further five studio albums.
The Spice Girls were the ultimate girl group of the 1990s and were flying the "Cool Britannia" flag with hits like 'Wannabe' and 'Who Do You Think You Are'. The band fizzled out after Geri 'Ginger Spice' Halliwell left in 1998, but they reunited as a five-piece in 2007 for a world tour that sold out in minutes. They reunited once more in 2012 for the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and again in 2019 for a stadium tour but this time as a four piece after Posh Spice Victoria Beckham declined to take part.
"So, I think in the way that the Stones do, it will be so cool if we can still be touring in our late 70s.
Surprising nicknames the British royals call each other by
Nicknames can be an affectionate way to refer to another person, and this is exactly what happens among members of the British royal family. While some are indeed short versions of their names, other nicknames used by the royals are actually quite surprising. Did you know, for instance, that the late Prince Philip used to call his wife, the Queen, "cabbage"? Browse through the gallery and discover how the British royals call each other.
"That will be wonderful, if anybody wants to come."
Chris also admitted it was a "real joy" to team up with K-pop sensation BTS recently on track 'My Universe'.
Speaking to Absolute Radio’s Andy Bush, he added: "It's just been a real joy to do that song with them from start to finish.
"It was such a weird idea, and it was so wrong on paper in a way, but it allowed us to bring out our inner boyband and them to bring out their inner old man band and collaborate in a middle-aged band."
The group shot to fame following their debut album 'Parachutes', which was released in July 2000.
Coldplay’s full interview with Andy Bush is on Absolute Radio on Friday (15.10.21) at 6:30pm.
Absolute Radio is also broadcasting Coldplay's London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire concert, which is in celebration of their incredible new album ‘Music of the Spheres’. Broadcast on album release day this Friday, you can listen to extended highlights from 7pm.
Sir Elton John is eager to spend more time with his family .
Sir Elton John is keen to spend more time at home with his family.The 74-year-old singer is poised to hit the road for one last time for his Yellow Brick Road tour, and he'll then focus his attention on spending quality time with his family.