This week it was reported that Kate and William asked Sir Paul McCartney to sing at their wedding reception.
"Paul McCartney is their number one choice to perform," said a source close to the couple, according to The Times of India. "They can't think of anyone more perfect to kick off proceedings."
While McCartney’s invitation has not yet been confirmed (quite like the rumor that ABBA will play), other fine musicians have come forward to offer their services. Sir Elton John, who played at Princess Diana’s 1997 funeral, reportedly showed interest, whereas British boy band Westlife publicly acknowledged their desire, saying “every artist in the world would sing at that wedding.”
Every artist? Not exactly.
Notorious Scottish rock band Primal Scream will not add their names to the short list, going so far as to condemn the royal wedding. “I hate the royal wedding, man,” said frontman Bobby Gillespie, who believes an opulent event is “disgusting” when people in the world are starving. “It's wrong, y'know?"
Kings of Leon, on the other hand, have a smarter tactic: The band is holding out for Prince Harry’s wedding.
“'Wills and Kate look like nice people, but Harry is the dude,” said drummer Nathan Followill. “His is the wedding we would most likely play. I'm sure Wills and Kate know what they are doing but Harry would definitely throw a Kings of Leon-style party."
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