Tony Visconti apologises to Adele: 'She has a great voice'
Tony Visconti has apologised for offending Adele. The legendary music producer hit headlines last week (ends10Jun16) when he questioned whether or not the singer's famously soulful voice is the result of studio trickery. Tony, 72, who produced many of the late David Bowie's most famous albums, told Britain's Daily Star newspaper that he believes it's impossible to tell whether Adele's voice is naturally as strong as it sounds in her hits like Hello, due to modern production techniques. "You turn the radio on and it's fluff - you are listening to 90 per cent computerised voices," he said. "We know Adele has a great voice but it's even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don't know." Last year (15), Adele did admit that her voice changed considerably after undergoing throat surgery in 2011, but that doesn't mean she's taking Tony's comments lightly and she hit back at a recent concert. In a clip uploaded to Twitter on Friday (10Jun16) by a fan, the singer can be heard saying, "Some d**khead tried to say that my voice was not me on record suck my d**k. Why don't you come to a show, my darling?" Tony has now come forward to say sorry for causing any offence with his remarks, insisting he is a big fan of Adele's talent. "I’m sorry that what I said in regards to what’s being played on radio was misconstrued yet I cannot apologise for something taken the wrong way," he told Billboard.com. "If Adele has taken my comments as offensive that was certainly not my intent. "Adele has a great voice and it brings pleasure to millions.
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Adele admits she's only creative when she's "momentarily depressed".
The 'Someone Like You' singer has been dubbed the queen of the break-up songs thanks to her heartfelt lyrics and says her previous heartbreak has helped her write some of her best music.
Speaking about her post break-up routine, Adele - who has a three-year-old son, Angelo, with long-term partner Simon Konecki - confessed: "I mope around for a little while. I do embrace the fact that I'm heartbroken. I don't move on quickly. I don't know if that's because it seems that I'm only really creative when I'm a bit momentarily depressed."
Glastonbury 2016: Adele headlines Pyramid Stage but why aren't more women topping the bill?
This Saturday (25 June) Adele will become the second solo female performer to headline the main stage at Glastonbury in 25 years, following in Beyonce footsteps in 2011. Gracing the iconic Pyramid Stage may be run-of-the-mill for Muse and Coldplay – who, staggeringly, have headlined a collective seven times – but a women headlining is viewed as momentous despite the record-breaking feats Adele has chalked up over recent years. One of the biggest, most respected music festivals in the world – with more than 100,000 clamouring to get to Somerset's Worthy Farm each year, and global superstars jostling for a slot on the prestigious Pyramid Stage – Glastonbury began as a small gathering, inspired by progressive hippies and the counterculture movement. Some question if Adele is festival material let alone a headliner. Critics complain her string of heartbreak hits, such as Someone Like You, will do little to trigger the festivalgoer spirit.But there is no diminishing her status as one of the most successful music artists in the world – with second album, 21, just trumping her third, 25, by selling 20 million copies worldwide – two of the biggest-selling albums of the 21st century. Pretty much everything Adele touches turns to gold so her place on the Pyramid Stage is deserved. But there are many who deserve headline slots, not just at Glastonbury. For instance, it is puzzling as to why Madonna – queen of pop – has never headlined a major festival this side of the pond.
Meanwhile, Adele has seen her third album '25' top the British charts again following her performance at Glastonbury over the weekend.
Despite being released back in November 2015, the record-breaking LP has shot up 13 places in the official charts, with sales increasing 176 per cent compared with the same period last week.
Her second album '21' has climbed 58 places to number nine, while her debut record '19' is currently at number 13.
During her 90-minute performance at the world-famous festival, Adele swore 33 times, despite a warning from the BBC to keep her language in check.
She told the crowd: "The BBC had to give me a warning about my potty mouth."
And Adele, 28, then said that another of the festival's headline acts, Muse, are unlikely to have been given the same advice.
She quipped: "I bet Muse didn't get that!"
While Adele's set drew a generally positive reaction from fans and critics, her expletive-riddled statements proved to be rather more controversial, with lots of fans taking to social media to voice their disapproval at her course language.
Adele invites impersonator on stage .
Adele fans were seeing double in Washington after the singer was joined by an impersonator during her concert on Tuesday night (25Jul16). The Hello singer was playing her second sold-out show at Seattle's KeyArena when she noticed a doppelganger in the crowd, whose uncanny resemblance prompted Adele to bring her onstage to get a closer look at the devoted fan.