New UK ‘X Factor’ Judges Panel Impresses

'X Factor' judging panel Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Kelly Rowland

News of the World was on hand for the first ‘X Factor’ audition in Birmingham the other day at the NEC Arena, where fans who attended the taping were impressed with the new judges. “The panel was much better than I thought it would be – especially Gary. He was so funny and his humor was really dry,” one said about Take That member Gary Barlow.

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Take That Explore Conspiracy And Armageddon On ‘SOS’

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘SOS’. “For me it was an amalgamation of internet conspiracy, chat rooms, and is there a global warming, or isn’t there a global warming,” Robbie Williams said of the track. “Is there going to be a 2012 because it feels like everything’s speeding up into Armageddon.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Take That Discuss Their “Epic” Song ‘Progress’

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘The Flood’. “It’s an epic sounding song, and it needed kind of epic words and a big melody,” Robbie Williams said. “It was an exciting moment for something to work so quickly.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Take That Discuss ‘Wait’

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘Wait’. “It’s actually the best pop record on ‘Progress’,” Gary Barlow said. “The first time all five of us sat in a room and picked away at this carcass and made this song from it, so it was a great day.” Watch the group’s commentary via YouTube below.

Take That Discuss ‘Progress’

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘Kidz’. “It’s one of those tracks you can put on and everybody was running into the vocal booth to do different ideas and different vocal stuff,” Howard Donald said about the recording process for the track. “I was whacking the drums, doing beatbox. He was doing melody, he was going in to do backing tracks, and Jason was coming up with melodies and the other. It was just a really good time and was quite easy to piece together actually.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Take That Explore Pop Star Aging With ‘Pretty Things’

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘Pretty Things’. “‘Pretty Things’ for me was sort of, I was out of shape and I’d been a pop star at some point, you know, with muscles and hair that was black and unboundless energy and I found girls sexy and some of them were into me too,” Robbie Williams explained. “Then all of the sudden I was depleted of energy and the hair was going grey and you kind of felt unpopstar like.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Robbie Williams On Take That’s “Antisocial Disco Song”

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘Happy Now’. “It’s the antisocial disco song,” Robbie Williams said. “The opposite of we’re all in this together having a good time. It’s the schizophrenic, depressed version of an upbeat pop song for me.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Take That’s Mark Owen Discusses ‘What Do You Want From Me’

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘What Do You Want From Me’.

“My wife [Emma Ferguson] had gone away for that week, and she went away to a spiritual place,” Mark Owen explained about the song he contributed lead vocals on and was primary songwriter. “I was at home and I suppose when you’re on your own and thinking about your life, the song came out and I was really worried. It came from an insecurity, the song initially. She’d find herself out there and half-way she’d come back and not want to be with me. That’s where it initially came from. It was just a chance to be honest on the record and just be really open, and I wanted to be the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.”

Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Take That Discuss ‘Affirmation’

Take That talked about tracks on their new album ‘Progress’, in this clip the song ‘Affirmation’. “That’s probably the only song that I’ve helped co-write the lyrics with and helped steer them, because it’s about a personal situation of needed affirmation really,” Howard Donald explained about the song he contributed lead vocals on. “Needed everything to be okay again.” Watch the English pop group’s comments via YouTube below.

Wives And Children To Join Take That On Upcoming Tour

The new complete Take That are reportedly bringing their other halves and children with them on tour. “The families have been consulted at every stage in negotiations so far, and the women are adamant they will be a part of this tour,” a source told The Mirror. “They won’t be at every venue but facilities – family dressing rooms, a [day care] and healthy backstage food and drink options – will be provided at each arena.”

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