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Ten Movie Bands That Would Rock Glastonbury
The line-up we'd like to see in film-land...

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Glastonbury - the greatest music festival in the world - starts on Thursday. Empire won't be there, because we can't stand the thought of slumming it in a tent and having to go number two in a plastic prison, but we did get to thinking, in our top movie magazine kinda way, about the line-up we'd like to see on the Pyramid Stage if - and this is where it gets high-concept, folks - the groups involved were movie bands. From out of the movies. So get out your lighters (or your lighter apps on the iPhone) and push your way to the front for this little lot.

WORDS CHRIS HEWITT
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Marvin Berry & The Starlighters

Kicking things off with a slice of fabulous old-style rhythm & blues, Marvin Berry and his band will get the crowd swaying with a succession of mid-tempo numbers, including Earth Angel and Night Train. They'll finish up with a raucous version of Johnny B. Goode (as made famous by Marvin's cousin, Chuck), which might get a little heavy for the delicate ears of some members of the audience, thanks to the rather over-enthusiastic fretburning of guest guitarist, Mr. Martin McFly. But trust us - your kids are gonna love it.

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1 What? No Juicy Fruits?
From "Phantom Of The Paradise"? No? Just me then? Fuck yeez. More

Posted by Fletch on Friday June 28, 2013, 19:15

2 RE: Spinal Tap played Glastonbury already!
Lone Rangers! More

Posted by Invader_Ace on Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:22

3 Spinal Tap played Glastonbury already!
I saw Spinal Tap at Glastonbury in 2009, seem to remember Jarvis Cocker turned up and played with them too but I may be wrong. Also, can't believe Wyld Stallyns aren't in the list, they are the greatest band in history after all (according to Rufus) More

Posted by Splug_Dude on Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:06

4 RE: Where are Strange Fruit?
Lestats band from Queen of the Damned! only decent bit of the movie! More

Posted by Dannybohy on Tuesday June 25, 2013, 16:46

5 Where are Strange Fruit?
Surely it's time for another comeback? After all, they're Still Crazy... More

Posted by KubrickSmith on Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:50

6 Happy Birthday Buckaroo!
It's Peter Banzai Weller's 66th birthday today! Sorry, yesterday. More

Posted by Pelle on Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:30

7
I would've liked to see Sex Bomb-Omb live too, or Crash and the Boys, or Clash at Demonhead...all Scott Pilgrim's bands were awesome! More

Posted by LudoAnders on Tuesday June 25, 2013, 08:53

8 ....and the flame doesn't burn?
No Strange Fruit? More

Posted by Babtash85 on Monday June 24, 2013, 23:55

9 Notable omissions include...
Wyld Stallyns from Bill & Ted Steel Dragon from Rock Star The Lone Rangers from Airheads Crucial Taunt from Wayne's World The Revolution (with optional appearance from Morris Day and The Time) from Purple Rain More

Posted by Sharky J Mansour on Monday June 24, 2013, 21:11

10 One of these bands actually has played Glastonbury
Spinal Tap played in 2009. Thanks to youtube you can judge for yourself if they were any good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ayn2PE8-fM More

Posted by antrabbit on Monday June 24, 2013, 17:35

11 Ex-squeeze me? Baking powder?
What? No The Oneders? Or is that The Wonders? Anyway it's the band from That Thing You Do. Do they go on the BBC Introducing Stage? And how can you forget the Mos Eisley Cantina band with all their hits... ahem, with that great hit of theirs. And where will we put the great Ted Theodore Logan and Bill S Preston Esq and their legendary Wyld Stallyns? More

Posted by stilli666 on Monday June 24, 2013, 16:14

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Where's the lone rangers? More

Posted by kindredpunk on Monday June 24, 2013, 16:03


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