AS the proud life and soul of Girls Aloud, there was nothing Sarah Harding needed greater than to see the group again on stage earlier than her tragic death this month.
And in a touching transfer that may assist cement her legacy as considered one of her era’s favorite pop stars, I’m advised plans are underneath manner for the remaining members to reunite at a concert in her honour
Discussions for a comeback to mark the group’s twentieth anniversary stalled when Sarah’s devastating prognosis meant she needed to commit absolutely to remedy.
Now pop insiders say there are talks behind the scenes for a charity concert — impressed partially by The Wanted star Tom Parker’s Stand Up To Cancer gig — which they hope will increase cash for important causes.
A music supply tells me: “It’s bittersweet, after all. They’ve all been by means of essentially the most devastating news and it’s past tragic.
“But when the time is right they’d love to see a concert in Sarah’s memory.
“It could be vastly emotional for everybody concerned, however it seems like a beautiful factor to do after everybody had hoped they may be capable to do it collectively.
“They loved her energy and her zest for everything, so it would have to be done in that spirit. And if it could raise some money for charity too, then even better.”
Sarah was simply 39 when she sadly died from breast most cancers simply over every week in the past, prompting an outpouring of grief from the world of pop and shifting tributes from her bandmates Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts.
And earlier this week Nadine added a second tribute, writing on-line alongside an image of the pair collectively: “One week with out you!! Thinking of you all day on daily basis and attempting to think about how your new journey goes.
“Please be at liberty to return go to me anytime. I do know a number of individuals will need some Sarah spirit time so I can wait my flip. I hope you now understand how a lot you might be cherished and the way you impacted so many lives by being wholeheartedly your self.
“Always an inspiration, all the time a shining gentle and all the time my good friend.”
And yesterday Nicola posted a photograph on Instagram of herself and Sarah with rockers Arctic Monkeys, and wrote: “Waves of disbelief and realisation as we navigate by means of this.
“I needed to indicate appreciation for the beautiful tributes to Sarah and outpour of affection we now have obtained. Also, acknowledgment for the way Sarah’s passing has affected many people who find themselves preventing this merciless illness. My coronary heart is with you.
“Here is Sarah in her factor with the Arctic Monkeys boys on the NME awards.
“A habitat extra pure for her than any glitzy social gathering.
“The most rock and roll in the room — showing the indie boys how it’s done.”
Pop followers and the music trade cherished her. If solely there have been extra folks as energetic as she was.
Here’s hoping a concert in her reminiscence may recreate a contact of her sparkle
LOOK WHAT MAISIE HAS THROWN ON
MAISIE WILLIAMS has swapped sword swinging and preventing zombies for the couture tradition of New York.
The actress appeared unrecognisable two years on from slaying the Night King within the Game Of Thrones finale.
Maisie discovered world fame because of her portrayal of Arya Stark in HBOs cult fantasy collection.
But right here appears to be like completely completely different in a pinstripe swimsuit and matching skirt combo for New York Fashion Week, the place she sported bleached blonde hair and eyebrows.
She even pulled her socks up for Thom Browne’s present within the Big Apple on the weekend.
I can’t think about the designer would have been too impressed by her kooky look, although.
A STEP BEHIND
BACK in 1998, Manic Street Preachers’ album This Is My Truth Now Tell Me Yours beat Steps’ Step One to the highest of the charts.
More than twenty years later they’re battling it out once more.
The Manics’ 14th album, The Ultra Vivid Lament, is 3,000 gross sales forward of the brand new document from Steps, What The Future Holds Pt. 2.
But Steps spent the weekend doing signings at HMV shops throughout the nation in a bid to spice up gross sales.
LANA QUITS INSTA
LANA DEL REY has change into the newest star to fall sufferer to cancel tradition.
The singer has give up all types of social media, together with Twitter and Instagram, after a collection of controversies, telling her followers she desires to “keep her circle a little bit closer”.
Before saying farewell to her 20million followers, Lana stated the transfer was as a result of that she has “so many other interests and other jobs that require privacy and transparency”.
She added that she is “still present and I love what I do”.
Over the previous few months, Lana has been “cancelled” by keyboard warriors.
Once it was for carrying a face masks with holes in, after which once more for showing to not characteristic any black individuals on the duvet artwork for her album Chemtrails Over The Country Club, which featured her surrounded by a number of pals.
Ed Sheeran and Lizzo are amongst different stars to have stepped away from Twitter. At this price, there shall be nobody left on there.
MEGAN THEE STALLION was the most-nominated lady at Sunday night time’s MTV VMAs in New York – however she swerved the bash for Wireless Festival.
The US rapper carried out an lively set backed by dancers at Crystal Palace Park in South London, wearing a racy crimson outfit.
Using the nickname “hotties” for her followers, she advised the gang: “Thank you to the UK hotties. It’s my second time out here and it’s f***ing lit.”
JADE SPOTTED ON VISIT TO LA
JADE THIRLWALL could have jetted out to the US, however it’s Canadian star Shania Twain she is taking her style cues from.
The Little Mix singer dressed head to toe in leopard print, harking back to the outfit Shania wore in her 1997 video for That Don’t Impress Me Much.
Clearly feeling good about herself, Jade strutted her stuff in a pretend fur hat and matching cuffs.
Making gentle of her outfit, Jade – who’s believed to be in LA to jot down new music – captioned the shot: “Doing the absolute most for absolutely no reason.”
I’m all for pushing boundaries however I believe I’ll depart the animal print to Jade.
ALICE AND CULT TOURING
LIVE music is lastly getting again on its ft after the pandemic known as issues to a halt – and a collection of excursions have now been introduced.
Rockers The Cult and Alice Cooper will hit the street along with six area reveals in Swansea, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Leeds in May and June subsequent yr.
Rising British star Mimi Webb, greatest identified for her Top Ten hit Good Without, will play throughout the nation in February.
Meanwhile, Australian rapper The Kid Laroi will tour the UK in April, beginning with a gig in Manchester.