Brand, Take That and The Who to perform
A list detailing the artists set to appear at the London Olympics closing ceremony has been leaked, according to reports.
Big names featured in the document include The Who, Take That and George Michael, reports the Daily Mail.
Queen and Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Ray Davies and Russell Brand are also among the stars alleged to be performing at the two-hour-long event, which will take place on 12 August.
Rather than going through a stand-up routine, Brand is instead expected to cover The Beatles’ track I Am The Walrus and join up with comediennes Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French for a version of the Sex Pistol’s Pretty Vacant.
There will also be a line-up of models – led by Kate Moss – to showcase the best of British fashion.
A spokes person for Locog, the London 2012 organising committee told the publication:
“We won’t comment, we want the line-up to be a surprise.”
Tickets for the event are still available, with prices ranging from £655 to £1,500.
Lady Gaga is in talks to become the new singer of iconic rock band Queen.
According to reports, Gaga – whose name was inspired by Queen song Radio Gaga – is someone that the band have approached to front them for a possible future tour.
The band’s guitarist, Brian May told the Daily Express that they talk about touring again “all the time”, but are in need of a new singer, after parting with Paul *** Rodgers in 2009.
May, who worked with the eclectic star on her new single Yoü & I, explained to the newspaper:
“We talk about going out on the road all the time but there’s a bit of a singer problem, to put it mildly.
“We get a lot of offers to work with other people. I worked with Lady Gaga and she’s very creative and is someone we’ve talked about singing, fronting the band with.
“She’s not just a singer, she writes her own material.”
May also revealed plans for a possible television show, saying:
“We have talked about doing duets with other people and in a strange way I almost pressed the yes button. We were debating the idea of a TV show where we have all these guest stars.
“We didn’t press it today but we are still looking at it. Lady Gaga has said she would like to do something with us.”
Queen recently celebrated their 40th anniversary with a series of BBC documentaries, looking back at the band’s incredible career.