Liam Gallagher, Muse drummer Dominic Howard and three members of The Spice Girls clearly partied long into the night after the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday August 12. Emma Bunton, who had earlier reunited with her fellow Spice Girls for the first time in four years, tweeted a picture of her, bandmates Melanie Brown and Geri Halliwell, Howard and Gallagher.
Beady Eye, Muse and The Who were among the artists who performed at the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday August 12. Beady Eye played Oasis’ classic ‘Wonderwall’ during the ‘A Symphony of British Music’ segment. Backed by a string orchestra, Liam Gallagher was joined by the athletes and the thousands in attendance in singing the ’90s Britpop hit.
Noel Gallagher dedicated ‘Wonderwall’ to “Stratford’s finest Oasis tribute band” at a War Child benefit gig in London on August 14. Noel made the jibe in reference to his brother Liam’s appearance at the Olympic Games closing ceremony on Sunday night, which saw the younger Gallagher performing ‘Wonderwall’ with his band Beady Eye.
David Bowie, Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones and Kate Bush all turned down the chance to appear in yesterday’s Olympic Games closing ceremony. According to The Guardian, all of the above artists were approached, but declined the invite to take part from the ceremony’s producer Kim Gavin.
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The Who’s Roger Daltrey has invited Olympic gold medal winning cyclist and Mod extraordinaire Bradley Wiggins to join the band onstage. Wiggins – who became the most successful British Olympic athlete ever in terms of medals won earlier this month – has become well-known for his love of indie and mod music.