Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Shaun Ryder needs 'clean' team

Happy Mondays singer and former hellraiser Shaun Ryder now insists on having a ''clean living'' team with him on the road.
Great deals on musical instruments

Shaun Ryder insists on having a "clean living" team with him on the road.

The former Happy Mondays frontman - who was renowned in the late 80s and early 90s for his excessive, drug fuelled lifestyle - has revealed he has to have a sober touring band and crew around him when he tours.

He said in an interview with the Daily Mirror newspaper: "These days I insist on having a clean firm on the road. The kids I have working with me are good and clean living. We have a great, happy vibe. As I've got older I realise it's much easier to work with clean, sober people. It doesn't bring any baggage.

"I'm not born again - I don't mind a few pints or smoking the odd bit of weed, but hardcore people that need a drug bring problems."

As well as being a member of the reformed Happy Mondays, Shaun is also planning a new album with his other band, Black Grape, and a solo record with Sunny Levine, who is the grandson of legendary producer Quincy Jones.

He also recently married on the same day as the christening of his daughter, Lulu, without announcing it beforehand to any of the guests, which he admits came as a shock to everyone even his own mother.

Shaun explained: "Our Lulu was getting christened so we thought we'd get wed. People started walking off and I said, 'Wait! We're getting married!' My mum and her mum were telling everyone, 'He's only joking,' because they didn't know either."

Posted on 26 Mar 2010 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17
thumbnail

Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd

6 Oct 2016 15:31
thumbnail

Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way

30 Sep 2016 15:54

Recent Music News

thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00
thumbnail

With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas

1 Dec 2016 14:51
thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

With a new arpeggiator and synthesizer at the users disposal, several user requested updates provide the player with more versatility than ever before

29 Nov 2016 14:51