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.
Biffy Clyro want to team up with Adele on a "mad rock" record.
The Scottish rockers are known for their rock anthems, and released their seventh album, Ellipsis, on Friday (08Jul16).
They’ve previously collaborated with Good Charlotte and Marina and the Diamonds, but have also turned down joint ventures, including with Leona Lewis and Robbie Williams. They now have their sights set on Britain’s record-breaking star Adele.
“I’d love to make a mad f**king rock record with Adele, something edgy,” frontman Simon Neil told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper.
“So if she’s up for it we would make a f**king glitch rock record with Adele, we could help her sell less records.”
Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil mocks Bieber's rock star credentials
Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro has blasted Justin Bieber for calling himself a rock star and says he can't use the title because he doesn't write his own music.Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil has told Justin Bieber to stop classing himself as a rock star.
Simon got the idea after listening to the 28-year-old’s latest record, 25. He admits he had hoped it would be a little heavier, though quickly adds he would never bad-mouth Adele as the world loves her so much.
“It’s ridiculous how careful you have to be, if you criticise some pop stars like Taylor Swift or Adele you might as well go to a cave and see out your days,” he smiled. “But I think Adele will really surprise people next time.”
For the cover of their new album Simon and his bandmates, brothers James and Ben Johnston, have stripped off. The men keep their modesty though, by curling up in the foetal position.
Baring all is the done thing with some female popstars, so Simon decided he wanted in on the naked action too. © Provided by Cover Media
“If women can get naked on their album covers then why can’t we?” he asked.
“It’s patently ridiculous, we’re not looking forward to seeing the big prints on the Tube (London Underground).”
Skepta reveals how he almost quit music over Adele Twitter shoutout .
Skepta's critically-acclaimed album Konnichiwa competing for Mercury Prize. Skepta, 33, is on the Mercury Prize 2016 shortlist for his fourth studio album, Konnichiwa. The nod highlights just how far the rapper has come from his upbringing in Tottenham, the same area that borne Adele. In May 2016, the diva shared her admiration of Skepta by posting "Tottenham boy. Love you" alongside a picture of the MC.