FROM THE NEWS NEST: MGMT doesn’t want to be pop stars and more
U.S. duo MGMT (pictured) really want to thank them for the offer and opportunity, but forget about MGMT performing with the likes of U2 or Lady Gaga: they really don’t want to be pop stars. Ben Martin Goldwasser, half of the duo, told Contactmusic.com, “Well, we really do feel like we were blown out of proportion by everybody. We don’t feel like pop stars, we feel like a rock band. We don’t want to play arenas. It’s not our mission.”
The ever-ready-to-collaborate David Byrne has his sights set on St. Vincent. We’re excited to see how it pans out, considering the amazing success of the Dirty Projectors/BjÃ¶rk collaboration that both Byrne and St. Vincent were inspired by. No word on when their project will see public light.
We were worried some time ago that the Dixie Chicks were hanging up their guitars and zipping their not-ready-to-back-down mouths, especially since the Chicks’ Emily Robison and Martie Maguire had revealed their side project Court Yard Hounds, but it looks like after four years the trio is ready to tour again. They’ll be co-headlining with The Eagles and Keith Urban for a stadium tour. Back in a big way!