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Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:14

Verve's Salisbury Stands In for Charlatans' Drummer BrookesThe Charlatans have announced through The Charlatans Official Website that The Verve’s Pete Salisbury will act as stand in drummer for the UK tour whilst Jon Brookes recovers from his operation.

The official announcement continues, "Brookes, who collapsed on stage in Philadelphia last week, is preparing for his operation this week, back in the UK. It is not known how long he will be out of action but it is thought that Salisbury will complete the October UK tour at least."

The Charlatans' US tour was postponed, following the collapse of drummer Jon Brookes during a gig at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s on September 15th.

The announcement that followed stated, "Early into the set Brookes suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing. Fortunately there was a doctor in the audience who administered first aid and got the drummer breathing again before the paramedics arrived minutes later. Brookes was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Philadelphia and during the night was given a CAT scan and has been responding well to treatment. He has now been transferred to a larger hospital in the city for further tests, although his condition is said to be improving and doctors believe there will be no long term effects on his health." Brookes was flown back to the UK for further treatment. Although The Charlatans were unable to continue their North American tour, they hope to reschedule the dates as soon as possible.

Brookes is reported to be undergoing treatment in the UK for a brain tumour. The band and Jon Brookes want to thank all well wishers for their kind messages of support.

Fans are advised to check the website regarding future tour dates.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 16:20
 

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R.E.M. is set to release its new album Collapse Into Now on March 7. The band has released the lead-track "Discoverer" as a free download from its official website. R.E.M. has further confirmed that the record will be available for iTunes pre-order on December 21. Listen to "Discoverer" here.

The release date of R.E.M.'s fifteenth studio album was reported by NME.

A feature on R.E.M and the making of the band's new album is also due to appear in the January edition of Q Magazine.

In the article, Peter Buck (guitar) and Mike Mills (bass and keyboards) talk about recording at the fabled Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, the band's time in New Orleans during the making of Collapse Into Now, how the album got its name, and about the guests who appear on the new record.

R.E.M. spent the summer in Hansa Studios, Berlin, where David Bowie recorded his landmark Heroes album in 1977 and U2 reinvented themselves with Achtung Baby.

“Great records were made there and I’m sure horrible records were made there, too,” Buck joked. “But you think about the good ones.”

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