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Adam Ant: Leave My Beautiful Hayley Alone!

Adam Ant with Hayley ThompsonAdam Ant has hit back at negative criticism from fans with regards to his friendship with Hayley Thompson, former Satanic Slut who performed on drums with Adam at the Troubadour last Friday night.

Speaking to Ant Lib via Hayley on our Facebook page, Adam tells fans who have been leaving negative personal comments on internet forums:
"Everybody is entitled to their opinion about my public acitivites but when it comes to my private ones, if you respect me or my work or my attitude to sexuality in any way shape or form, I think you should keep your judgements for my work. You have the right to say that it's good or bad but not that it's right or wrong. Hayley is not only a beautiful person and an excellent drummer, but a shining example of 21st century pirate metal womanhood. Love and kisses, Adam."

When asked on whether we should / could pass on his words, Adam concluded with "Please do, if they're fans they'll understand, if not then they should wallow in a tub of misery. Remember - It was always Ant Music for Sex People. They don't sound like sex people to me."

From what we hear of last Friday's performance, Hayley is indeed a talented young lady and we at Ant Lib are pleased to welcome her into the Ant family.

Adam Ant Live at the Troubadour Last Night

Adam Ant - Live at The Troubadour, Earl's CourtAdam Ant made one of his now legendary guerrilla live performances Good Friday night, this time at his old Earl's Court haunt, The Troubadour Cafe.

Featured in Adam's autobiography Stand & Deliver as a favourite hang-out when he lived in Redcliffe Gardens back in the late 70s, the Troubadour played home to an awesome extended live set of early Ants favourites including Red Scab, It Doesn't Matter and Lady along with hits such as Stand & Deliver and even a rare live outing for Prince Charming.

The gig also saw the debut of Adam's new song, written with Satanic Slut Georgina Baillie - the infamous grand-daughter of Andrew Sachs - who was at the centre of the Radio 2 'Sachsgate' affair involving Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.

With recent late night visits to the recording studio this week, Adam had the benefit of playing the last minute set with a full backing band (which included members of Rachel Stamp) as he performed to the small crowd of 30-40 lucky punters between 1-2am in the small hours of this morning.

Added 6 April 2010: New video of Adam performing Red Scab!

Adam Ant Convention 2010 Tickets Now on Sale

Adam Ant FansTickets and information has been released for this year's Ant Lib Weekender - featuring our annual Adam & the Ants Celebration - to be held over the weekend of Friday 5 November - Saturday 6 November in London.

The Ant Liberation Front is proud to present the Ant Lib Weekender 2010 - bigger, better, louder and prouder with eleven hours of live Ant tributes, big screen unseen Ant video, discount merchandise and the finest Antmusic - all to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ants' classic LP King's of the Wild Frontier.

This year we will be partying in 'Ant Land' itself - Chalk Farm: one mile east from St John's Wood, one mile south from Hampstead and a short "brush me, daddio" from Camden High Street. For from just a tenner, you'll have a weekend to remember with fellow Adam Ant fans and freaks.

For tickets & information, including our special accommodation package deal, visit the Ant Lib Weekender event page or use the form below to order your tickets instantly.

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Photo: Lynda Ant

Adam Ant at Drawn Petition Launch

Adam Ant - The Drawn PetitionAdam Ant showed off a new look on Monday evening as he sported a new image and - at last - clean trews for the launch party of the Drawn Petition exhibition in Piccadilly, central London.

Looking not too dissimilar from Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka in Charlie & the Chocolate Factory in his black ensemble of tailored suit, top hat and black bob-style wig, Adam appeared alongside his new celebrity chum Noel Fielding for the opening of Natasha Gomperts' (pictured right, with Adam) Drawn Petition exhibition, raising awareness and funds for sex workers.

Featured in the exhibition is a photo of a drawing of Natasha by Adam, which will be up for auction this Saturday 3 April. Bids can be made through the week in person at The Gallery, Shepherd Market W1 or at the auction on Saturday.

For more information on the exhibition and petition, visit the campaign website.

Photo: Charlie Pycraft

Uncut Magazine - The Making of Kings of the Wild Frontier

Uncut - Adam & the AntsAdam & the Ants in subject of rather good retrospective magazine article shocker! Yes, Adam and his intrepid 1980-era Ants feature in the May 2010 edition of the rather excellent Uncut magazine for The Making of Kings of the Wild Frontier - out today!

Featuring input from Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni, Chris Merrick Hughes, Terry Lee Miall, Kevin Mooney and former manager and key influencer Malcolm McLaren, the three page feature (including A4 pin-up of the particularly splendid Adam pic, right) details the circumstances leading up to the making and the release of the firm favourite Ants anthem Kings of the Wild Frontier, which although initally released in 1980, hit #2 in the UK singles chart in 1981, in the dawn of Antmania.

Uncut magazine, May 2010 is available now from all half-decent newsagents across the UK.

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