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Old 03-17-2004, 01:06 AM   #1
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THE DARKNESS' Asking Fee For U.K. Festival Appearance: $1.8 Million

THE DARKNESS have asked for a massive 1million fee (approx. $1.8 million) to play this year's Glastonbury Festival, according to NME.com.

The figure is a far cry from the 75 (approx. $136) they were paid to play their Friday morning opening set last year.

Today festival organizer Michael Eavis told the Daily Mirror: "It's incredible how much things change in a year."

"When we booked them last year they were just a pub band no-one had heard of. We paid them 75 but they were thrilled to be given the opportunity."

Since THE DARKNESS' appearance at the festival last year, the group's debut album, "Permission To Land", has sold 1.2 million copies in the U.K. alone. In addition, the CD has achieved gold status in the U.S. for sales in excess of 500,000 copies.

A source close to THE DARKNESS told the Daily Mirror: "To play Glastonbury this year, they'd want 1million. The way they see it, they'd worked long and hard to get where they are and feel entitled to make the most of their success."

I was a little outraged when I read the headline, but I thought about it. You know something good for them. They should milk their success until their 15 minutes are over. More power to them
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1.7 million albums isn't 15 minutes of fame.

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THE DARKNESS ROCK!

check their new music video for (love is only a feeling) they are on the hills and playing solos(just what i like)
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I hope they do play Glastonbury...bloody good couple of hours work for them, if they get paid that!
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But Glastonbury gives a lot of the proceeds to Greenpeace and Oxfam......
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THE DARKNESS ROCK!

check their new music video for (love is only a feeling) they are on the hills and playing solos(just what i like)
the one which has drums like "in my place" to start the song ???

i think i have seen that.. just OK i think...nothing great
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But Glastonbury gives a lot of the proceeds to Greenpeace and Oxfam......
So a few whales die and a few thousand people starve to death, so long as the Darkness get rich what else matters in this world.
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even if the Darkness won't ever make another pound with their music then whales will still die and thousands of people will still starve to death
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See, now my whole belief system's messed up.....Rock and Roll can't save the world
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No, but it can save your world.
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