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Title: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 18, 2013, 05:45:49 PM
You might even have to stretch to playing 34 gigs in 1 year  :o

"JLS have been crowned Britain's hardest-working band in 2012 after headlining more major concerts than any other artists.

The boy band performed 34 UK shows in the last year, securing the four-piece the title for the second year in a row.

PRS for Music is the organisation which collects royalties on behalf of songwriters.

JLS said: "We're delighted to once again be crowned the hardest-working band of the year. 2012 has been an awesome 12 months for us and it means a lot that so many of our fans have had a chance to see us perform live. Thanks again for the support and we look forward to doing more in 2013."

PRS for Music spokesman Barney Hooper said: "JLS have once again demonstrated that they truly know how to engage with their massive fan base, performing live to as many of them as possible.  Gigging is as important for the biggest performers as those starting out and it's great to see that it is thriving in the UK.  Congratulations to all the performers and their supporting songwriters who have together created the music that so many of us enjoy."

Westlife played 31 arena gigs and were runners-up in the list compiled by the PRS for Music.  Come-back kings Steps made it to third place with 25 concerts and Olly Murs (21) and Florence + the Machine (17) completed the top five.

2012 may have been a sell-out year for One Direction but the US favourites only managed 12 gigs on home turf."


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 18, 2013, 05:48:08 PM
Who are JLS?


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 18, 2013, 05:50:49 PM
You mean you haven't been to one of their 34 gigs to find out ?

They probably played Cambridge.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: roger on January 18, 2013, 06:09:39 PM
Who are JLS?

That's what I asked on Blunder's Facebook thread. 

I still don't know.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 18, 2013, 06:12:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m%2BWGb-Q4L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: roger on January 18, 2013, 06:48:08 PM
helpful, thanks.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: roger on January 18, 2013, 06:48:29 PM
What's JLS an acronym for?


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Mouse on January 18, 2013, 06:55:01 PM
I don't know, but after a friend of mine misread their logo, they're known to me as Jizz.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 18, 2013, 07:03:18 PM
Just Lovely Sounds.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 18, 2013, 07:08:21 PM
Pah.

Martin Carthy does a couple of hundred gigs a year, and has done since 1966.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 18, 2013, 07:13:37 PM
Maybe he doesn't work 'em hard, baby.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: roger on January 18, 2013, 07:39:44 PM
Just Lovely Sounds.

heh


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Mouse on January 18, 2013, 08:50:05 PM
I love how every single one of the comments on the newspaper website that posted the story said how it was utter bollocks. Someone even called them "goons".  ;D


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 18, 2013, 08:58:59 PM
 :D


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 18, 2013, 10:58:15 PM
Juvenile Lazy Swindlers?


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Mouse on January 18, 2013, 11:01:42 PM
Just Little Sh*ts.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: roger on January 18, 2013, 11:04:37 PM
heh


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 18, 2013, 11:10:51 PM
Jesus Loves Singers


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Mouse on January 18, 2013, 11:13:23 PM
You Don't Know Jesus. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Action_%28album%29)


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Trace on January 19, 2013, 08:43:35 AM
I used to meet him regularly. He was odd.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 19, 2013, 08:49:54 AM
Jesus, He knows me.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Bert on January 19, 2013, 11:19:59 AM
What an absolute joke


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: ɹǝʇsɹoɟɾɹ on January 19, 2013, 12:08:12 PM

"JLS have been crowned Britain's hardest-working band named JLS in 2012 after headlining more major JLS concerts than any other artists with a name so easy to spell.


Fixed it for you.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Robert on January 19, 2013, 04:03:27 PM
substitute "highest money spinner for the PRS" for "hardest working".


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 19, 2013, 11:07:19 PM
If you added up the band members IQs, you'd be lucky to reach double figures. Or is that N-Dubz I'm thinking of?


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 19, 2013, 11:46:40 PM
How about IQ's IQs ?


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 19, 2013, 11:56:17 PM
Off the scale!  ;D

They're all bright lads.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 20, 2013, 12:18:02 AM
Sparkly bright.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 20, 2013, 01:15:46 AM
They're shiny and glittery and fluffy and lovely and gorgeous and glowy and brilliant  ;D


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Robert on January 20, 2013, 01:17:53 AM
They're shiny and glittery and fluffy and lovely and gorgeous and glowy and brilliant  ;D

Ok, you've even made me puke now.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: roger on January 20, 2013, 01:18:03 AM
heh


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2013, 08:36:09 AM
Thea, our work here is done.  ;D


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 20, 2013, 08:52:59 AM
IQ make people puke.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 20, 2013, 10:55:57 AM
IQ make people puke.
No they don't. They're lovely.  >:(


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 20, 2013, 11:28:19 AM
You've not had much to do with them, have you, Thea?


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 20, 2013, 11:52:34 AM
If you added up the band members IQs, you'd be lucky to reach double figures. Or is that N-Dubz I'm thinking of?

I think the latter - though I am not a fan of their music, the four young men from JLS come across as reasonably intelligent and for young men being thrust into the limelight, rather grounded and obviously receiving good managementadvice on coping with their sudden fame. Cowell may be destroying music, but it would appear that he is not in the business of destroying young lives.

Dappy is a nobhead of the first water and will end up in jail.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 20, 2013, 11:54:21 AM
Dappy is a nobhead of the first water and will end up in jail.
Possibly very soon, or has there already been a decision from his current Court case ?


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 20, 2013, 12:25:05 PM
You've not had much to do with them, have you, Thea?
I've hugged some of them! And they're all lovely.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 20, 2013, 12:25:15 PM
Dappy is a nobhead of the first water and will end up in jail.
Possibly very soon, or has there already been a decision from his current Court case ?
He's been in trouble before, remember hearing he was harrassing someone that called in to a radio show he was on - as part of an anti-bullying campaign  ::)


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 20, 2013, 12:29:46 PM
I read he was involved in some affray at a petrol station...


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: A James on January 20, 2013, 12:34:43 PM
He was found guilty (http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/21058340) and will be sentenced in February.

The whole story paints a depressing picture, where selling a story to the papers seems more important than justice.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2013, 02:56:04 PM
As far as I can see, Dappy has no redeeming features whatsoever.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: ursula on January 20, 2013, 03:47:51 PM
As far as I can see, Dappy has no redeeming features whatsoever.

and his name wasnt a give away on that score?

( I can't stop reading Nappy - and he certainly behaves in that age group)


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: The Naughty Sorceress on January 20, 2013, 06:44:35 PM
As far as I can see, Dappy has no redeeming features whatsoever.
He was mildly amusing on Never Mind the Buzzcocks when he didn't realise everyone was laughing AT him  ::)


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 20, 2013, 07:00:46 PM
Mildly amusing? More like deeply embarrassing.


Title: Re: It's a long way to the top, if you wanna rock 'n' roll
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 21, 2013, 09:55:03 AM
Indeed - he wasn't amusing - as Thea says it was his complete inability to see that he WAS the joke rather than him making the joke that was the source of any amusement.