Fresh, if you can call it that, from Glastonbury and from the Rolling Stones iconic Saturday night slot we return to our keyboard wondering who could possibly get away with that slot in the next few years.
Note! This is not a list of our favourite bands or bands we demand should play the Saturday night legend slot- otherwise it would read The Fall, Stranglers, Rammstein, Killing Joke and all kinds of young bands who would pull about 50 people…we may not even like some of these bands in the list…
1. Fleetwood Mac
Well, the time is right as the flouncy California sunshine/UK rainy day outfit are back together and back in fashion…a headline slot next years would tick a lot of boxes. They may even bring the sunshine with them.
2. Stone Roses
The offers are on the table…will they ever make it to Glastonbury?
3. The Smiths
The severed alliance remains severed but you had to feel the power of reaction to Johnny Marr playing those Smiths songs to know this would be a very popular slot…
What is it with Mancunians in big bands falling out? Despite two successful solo careers the Gallaghers together would cakewalk this…the most heard song on site this year, blasting out of tea rooms and cafes and bars, was Look Back In Anger- complete with rowdy singalongs.
5. New Order
It would only take one phone call, mind you it would be quit a tense phone call and one from someone with nerves of steal to repair yet another Mancunian fractured alliance…
6. The Who
They are notching up the gigs but have they left it too late for the Glastonbury moment?
7. Kate Bush
Of course this could never happen….could it?
Would be an amazing way to return to the stage to the perfect audience who adore her…
8. Led Zeppelin
The only rock n roll band with the gravitas and the hits to the to match the Stones in terms of old school classic….
The 20th anniversary of their famous Stone Roses replacing moment celebrated in Britpop bonanza! Jarvis was at the Stones , down the front probablly having a great time, would a return to the Pyrimaid stage have crossed his mind?
10. Blur or Gorlliaz
Damon Albarn has the anthems and has the bands to pull this legendary slot off…not just indie big, not just chart big but part of the culture big, that’s the type of legend this slot demands,
also David Bowie
he’s dome it before and he won’t play any gigs but surely this would be the perfect comeback for the master of drama and comebacks…
There has been a bit more rock in the past few years at Glastonbury so surely it would be time to see AC/DC on the bill- they were never a metal band are far closer to the Stones than anything- they also have the second best selling album in the world of all time- that surely makes them a pop band…!
Also Red Hot Chili Peppers…
No-one ever admits to liking them but they sell shit loads of records…2 albums in the top 20 all time best sellers…people who don’t write music blogs would be ecstatic, reviewers would be typing furiously- and it wouldn’t be kind!