busybeeburns Posted May 24, 2010 Share Posted May 24, 2010 BONO busting his back is bad news for him - but not necessarily for the crowds at Glastonbury. DIZZEE RASCAL has been asked to step up to the plate if the U2 frontman is not well enough to honour his band's Friday night headlining slot on June 25. Organiser MICHAEL EAVIS has also put in a call to COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN to see if the lads are available. They are back in the studio after their Viva La Vida world tour but are weighing up the logistics of playing Glasto. I can't help feeling it could be a blessing in disguise if grime star Dizzee, who currently comes before U2 on the Friday night bill, gets to close the evening. The rapper - who ripped off his top at Radio 1's Big Weekend festival in Wales at the weekend to show how toned he is from kickboxing - is a big enough man for the job. He has the tunes and charisma to light up Glasto on its 40th anniversary. Hits including Fix Up Look Sharp, Dirtee Disco and Bonkers would bring the Friday night to an epic end. Bono had emergency spinal surgery in Munich on Friday after injuring his back in rehearsals for their 360° world tour. He is now recovering in Germany under the care of Bayern Munich FC's club medic Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, who has treated the likes of JURGEN KLINSMANN, RONALDO, STEVEN GERRARD and MICHAEL OWEN as well as marathon star PAULA RADCLIFFE. U2 have had to postpone the start of the latest US leg of their tour, which was to take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 3. And they are expected to announce later this week that they will bow out of Glastonbury. That would leave their fans very disappointed. The band's anthemic rock is tailor-made for the large crowds drawn to Glasto's main Pyramid Stage. But I'd love to see Dizzee given the chance to shine at the Somerset festival. Last year he played an incredible Saturday afternoon set to a full field. It included a tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON, who had just died. This year, Dizzee has become even bigger, with major shows in March at the Manchester MEN Arena and London's O2, for which he teamed up with LILY ALLEN. Meanwhile, I have discovered exactly how Bono hurt his back. He was standing too close toTHE EDGE. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/2984225/Dizzee-eyes-U2s-Glasto-spot.html#ixzz0ooqvTsl5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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