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Mumford and Sons: Glastonbury Is a Risk

Mumford & SonsMumford and Sons aren't sure they can compete with The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury and admit the festival appearance is a big "risk."

The "I Will Wait" band see headlining the world renowned event as the biggest "gamble" they've ever taken, and aren't sure if they can live up to the legacy of their co-headliners - who have been touring for 50 years.

"It's a really huge deal to headline Glastonbury; we're a young band with only two records behind us. This summer is probably the biggest risk we've ever taken," frontman Marcus Mumford said.

Banjo player Winston Marshall added, "I've seen The Stones play for three hours and the crowd knew every song. It's what you want in a headline slot at a festival. I'm scared because it feels like a gamble. We don't know if we've earned it yet or not."

Bass player Ted Dwayne also admits he's getting nervous in the run up to their closing festival slot on Sunday June 30: "The other night was the first time I visualized the [main] Pyramid Stage in my head. I hadn't made that connection before, and it actually real, it's really, really scary."

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Rolling Stones to Headline Glastonbury?

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The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones may headline Glastonbury next year.

The "Brown Sugar" group are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013 with a series of concerts, and are rumored to be topping the bill at the iconic British festival, one of the largest music events in Europe.

"The band are gearing up for a load of live dates but tend to leave big decisions like this until the last minute. [Organizer] Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people. It would be a massive coup to get the band playing Glasto on what could be their last round of live dates. Getting a decision from the whole band can be tough and at the moment they are without an agent for live shows, which is not helping the situation. But there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it," a source told The Sun.

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Adele is Too Afraid to Sing at Glastonbury

AdeleAdele is too afraid to headline Glastonbury festival.

The "Someone Like You" singer has been hotly tipped to appear at the event in 2013, but organizer Michael Eavis says he can't convince her because she gets daunted by the number of people who attend the event, held in Somerset, Southern England.

"Adele knows that we want her anyway, but she doesn't want to do anything outside. She comes every year usually and has her own little party, but going on the pyramid stage is a bit daunting, playing in front on 80,000 people, it's a bit much," said Michael Eavis, speaking at the Ivor Novello awards.

Glastonbury is taking a year off to let its fields lie fallow, but when it returns next year, Michael said he's likely to invite Ed Sheeran - who has already performed at the festival a few times and took home Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the awards show - back.

Prince to Headline at Glastonbury

PrincePrince is set to headline next year's Glastonbury festival.

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker has reportedly taken one of the top slots at the UK music festival -- one of Europe's largest -- with U2 and Coldplay also being lined up by organizer Michael Eavis.

"Michael was very keen to get the line-up sorted early and is over the moon at securing such massive acts. He is a huge fan of Prince and has been trying to nab him for years," a source told The Sun. "The fact it's been tied up so quickly is a big, but welcome, shock."

Rockers U2 were forced to pull out of their first-ever appearance at Glastonbury earlier this year after frontman Bono injured his back. Cartoon-led pop band Gorillaz stepped in to replace the band as headliners at the last minute.

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Mix Tape: Behind the Music Special for DMX, Biopic for N.W.A.

Gorillaz-Glastonbury may be down a U2 performance, but its picked up some Gorillaz. The music festival has recruited the group to help fill the hole left behind due to Bono’s emergency surgery.

-YouTube star Greyson Chance didn’t sign with Interscope Records after all. He’ll now be working with eleveneleven, a record label American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres created just to sign him.

-Behind the Music will return to VH1 next month. A DMX special will kick it off on June 7. A Christina Aguilera hour will follow on June 13.

-World Trade Center‘s Andrea Berloff is in the middle of penning Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about rap group N.W.A. Ice Cube is one of the project’s producers.

Bono Not Worth the Money

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Performances, Rock

Bono thinks he is “overpaid.”

The rocker - who is worth an estimated $660 million - says he devotes so much of his time to charitable projects because he believes he has more money than he deserves to have.

Speaking at the launch of Nike’s “Lace Up. Save Lives” campaign - which raises money for HIV charity (Red) - he said: “These guys are very wealthy. I am very well paid, overpaid and even over-rewarded for what I do. But a lot of these soccer guys are giving something back and they don’t need to do that.”

Meanwhile, Bono admits he and his bandmates are “delighted and humbled” to have been asked to headline next year’s Glastonbury Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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U2 to Make First Glastonbury Appearance

U2 are scheduled to headline the Glastonbury Festival next year.

The music event’s organizer Michael Eavis has signed up the Irish rockers - Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. - to perform for the first time at the world famous festival which celebrates its 40th anniversary next year.

“Everyone is over the moon that the deal has been done. Michael really wanted a huge name for the 40th anniversary and the fact U2 have never played Glastonbury in their 32-year career only adds to the mystique,” a source said.

The “Get On Your Boots” hitmakers - who will headline the festival on Friday June 25, in Somerset, England - have been in discussions with Michael, 74, for some time.

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