The Northern Territory news Sat 21 May 2022
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14 NEWS Saturday May 21 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Peking Duk brings DJ set back to NT PEKING Duk are bringing their infamous DJ set back to thousands of music lovers as they headline at the Territorys biggest music festival this year. After two years of a live performing hiatus due to the pandemic, one half of Peking Duk, Reuben Styles, said hes excited to be back playing in the Territory. BASSINTHEGRASS, its kind of the long standing reason that weve really built up a name in Northern Territory, he said. Its the first festival we played here. After two years of playing nowhere, really except BASSINTHEGRASS, its the only gig weve kind of got away with in the pandemic. The old DJ set, the thing that brought the start of Peking Duk, were finally bringing that back to Northern Territory. Alcoholic Fernet-Branca manufactured by Fratelli Branca is a staple of Peking Duk in more ways than one. The electronic music group have adopted the drink as part of their identity with multiple posters of the drink on the walls of Styles home and a logo that is oddly similar to Peking Duks. If you look up the FernetBranca logo, youll see that Peking Duk completely ripped it off that, Styles said. Our duck and even the font like we weve basically bottled our whole careers up in Fernet-Branca. It was made in Italy in Milan and its a very good concoction. Before every show we have to have one neat little 30ml shot. The drink has cemented the symbolic bond between both Styles and musical partner Adam Hyde as he told the NT News that Fratelli means brother. Swedish singer, Elliphant was a standout collaboration for Styles with popular Peking Duk song Stranger. All the collaborations are very fun, very memorable, but nothing will come close to the memories of Elliphant, he said. Shes just such a unique person, such an incredibly talented and raw person. Shes someone which I genuinely cant say Ive ever met anyone like. There wasnt any clear mention of whether Peking Duk will release any new music soon, but anything is possible. Given Peking Duks track record, which is like one song per year and weve already put out Honest this year featuring Slayyyter. I reckon if we just keep that in our minds that theyve already done this song this year, then if we do one in a few months then damn thats a massive bonus right? Styles reflected fondly on the time he was able to meet music icon Chris Chaney from The Living End at BASSINTHEGRASS in Darwin. I was so nervous to talk to Chris Chaney backstage, he said. I remember the day was so hot that there was like a big portable fridge on wheels and after the set, I stood in that fridge for like 10 minutes. It was incredible, Styles said. I got to meet Chris Chaney and that was one of the highlights of my career. Its one of those massive milestones, meeting someone youve admired for so long. After last years festival, Styles was able to spend time exploring the Territory. I went with my partner to Kakadu for a few days and it was great, because neither of us had Telstra, he said. Were actually had an off the grid experience where we got to look at a physical map and use that as our means of getting around. It was beautiful, Styles said. We got to do a tour of the wetlands in a boat and see, like, probably 100 crocodiles and it was the best time ever. If theres an opportunity after BASSINTHEGRASS this year, Ill definitely be going straight to Kakadu. Reuben Styles (left) and Adam Hyde of Peking Duk getting excited about the breakout NT gig. Picture: Jonathan Ng TIA EWEN MILLIONS of Australians are being targeted by Facebook scams fronted by unknowing celebrities despite an ongoing Federal Court case against the crime wave. A News Corp investigation found a long list of prominent Aussies, from Jimmy Barnes to James Packer and stars of MasterChef and The Project are still being used as bait by criminals with obviously fake profiles. Even one person calling themselves bread with nothing but photos of baked goods on their Facebook profile was able to place Bitcoin scam ads fronted by Karl Stefanovic. E x p e r t s have called for r e g u l a t o r y change to force social media giants to rein in the criminals after years of failing to take action despite skyrocketing consumer losses to investment scams. News Corp identified a long list of active Bitcoin scam ads on Facebook, reaching millions of users at the same time as Australias consumer watchdog pursued a Federal Court case against the activity. Celebrities used as bait for the scams included David Koch, Samantha Armytage and Edwina Bartholomew, as well as comedian Adam Hills, radio host Carrie Bickmore, and MasterChefs Andy Allen and Curtis Stone. Even James Packer and Gina Rinehart were exploited to promote get-rich-quick cryptocurrency schemes, and fans of Jimmy Barnes were enticed to click with an investment ad for his farewell. Barnes manager, John Watson, said the singer was angry about the illegal and misleading ads that have allowed scammers to prosper, and said the singer had not endorsed investment products. Many of the scams used Facebook profiles that should have been easy to detect, while others used pages that appeared to have been hacked. A Meta company spokeswoman said the scams were a violation of our policies and encouraged Facebook users to report fake accounts. Millions scammed by fake FB celebs Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson Jimmy Barnes Vangelis dies of Covid Athens: Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire composer Vangelis, the Oscar-winning electronic music pioneer whose distinctive style defined a generation of film soundtracks, has died at 79. Vangelis died from the coronavirus in France, where he lived part-time. His Chariots of Fire theme in 1982 won him an Academy Award for best original score. It topped the US billboard chart and was an enduring hit in Britain, where it was used at the London 2012 Olympics. Greek-born Vangelis worked on soundtracks such as Costa-Gavras Missing, Antarctica, The Bounty, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Roman Polanskis Bitter Moon and Oliver Stone epic Alexander. He also wrote the anthem of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Vangelis Papathanassiou has died of Covid-19. Queen to laud Queen TWENTY years after performing God Save the Queen on the roof of Buckingham Palace, Queen guitarist Brian May will return to headline the platinum jubilee concert on June 4. There was a moment when I wondered after Buckingham Palace roof where can you go? May said. Well you will see! While May, who played at her golden jubilee in 2002, was given top billing for the Queens platinum celebrations, the final performer listed gives a nod to the late Princess Diana. Elton John will take part with a specially recorded performance. His previous performance for the royal family, Goodby Englands Rose, became a famous moment in Princess Dianas funeral. Brian May on the roof of Buckingham Palace in 2002.
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