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FIRSTLY some really important news! GenSTEPS – yes thats us – have made the final Top 10 vote in the MTV UK & Ireland best Fansite Award – yay! But we need YOUR votes to allow us to win! We are the ONLY Steps website to be nominated and we currently only have 6% of the total vote so spread the word and please vote for us and lets get another Steps website victory :o)Thanks to Colin for this news about a performance of the forthcoming Christmas Single from the Evening Standard: “As well as the magic of Harry Potter’s new music, the audience will be able to catch another first – the performance of Steps’ Christmas single, Words Are Not Enough”. Not one to miss now I think! :o) Thanks to Sophie for this review of the Steps show yesterday at the Brixton Academy: It was called Music 2001 and was being filmed for a TV show in Japan. I arrived late (only interested in seeing Steps) and caught performances from Bellefire, x4, Swing Out Sister, Bond and finally, having saved the best till last, Steps. Steps got the biggest cheer of the night, not surprisingly considering the average age of the audience (10) and the other bands – a classical music meets dance music and an 80’s band? Steps came on looking simply divine, with all of them in a brown/beige/gold/denim combination, and performed Tragedy, ITWYMMF, Stomp, OFS (Tony Moran remix) and ending on Chain Reaction. H and Lee did the traditional left half, right half crowd screaming bit. Best band of the night by far and well worth the trip to London, but my only gripe is once again, they mimed and that I didn’t take my camera as I managed to wangle my way to the front. Anyway in other news Jon has kindly written the transcript to the recent Radio 1 Interview! Many thanks to him! Read it below. Warning it is a very long read :o) First Part of Interview Second Part of Interview Chris Moyles: Morning H. Have you been in make-up this morning H? H: We have done an early morning TV show Chris Moyles: Wow you look stunning! H: Oh well thank you very much Chris Moyles: You really do, you look great. H: Ooh you charmer Chris Moyles: Morning Lee Lee: How are you kid? alright? Chris Moyles: Very good. Last night you were switching on the Blackpool lights and then you come all the way back to London… H: We flew over in a plane the size of a hairdryer CM: YOU FLY! Lee: It was the smallest plane ever! CM: Speak into the microphone Lee, come on mate you know you’re trained, remember your training. Lee: I do my best. We’ve never been trained actually. H: Can you tell? CM: With you yeah H: Oh you little git CM: You’re not supposed to hog the interview. Have you ever seen S-Club-7 interviewed? They all answer a question each. It’s really good. CM: So you flew to Blackpool, switched the lights on and flew back… Lee: And before that we were in Thorpe Park. We were up at about 7am going to do a gig in Thorpe Park. CM: You do work like dogs though Lee: We do (laughs) H: But we’re really sucsexful…ooh can’t speak! (laughs) Lee: We’re very sexfull apparantly H: We’re really sexfull CM: Good Lord, you are tired aren’t you CM: But you do work really hard. You all put the effort in but then again you reep the rewards H: Can’t complain. CM: I’m really put off by you this morning because you look like the fella from Bert & Ernie in Sesame Street. H: Why? CM: I don’t know, you just reminded me of him Lee: (imitates Ernie) Hey Bert H: Faye’s a Big Bird. CM: Oh dear Lee: Let’s not go down that route CM: You and your big birds, we know what you’re like. Unbelievable CM: What were you doing this morning? Lee: We were on a TV show called Diggit. CM: Jesus, you may as well open a window and shout you’ll reach more people. What you doing that for? Lee: Oh i’m sorry CM: You’re big stars, you don’t need to do that rubbish. Lee: No it’s good fun. CM: Little 11 year old presenters (imitates) “So tell us about your new album!!” Lee: It gives us a chance to talk about it. You know the new album Gold coming out in October. CM: I’m gonna you all the questions that you’re gonna get asked. (flat) Because you have a best of coming out does this mean that you’re going to split up? Lee: We already have. Doesn’t everybody know? That’s why we’re all here today doing an interview. No of course we’re not, don’t be silly. CM: You’re not going to split up…because you’ve made too much money. Lee: Exactly! CM: Are you all millionaires? Are you a millionaire? Lee: On paper CM: WOW! Lee: But if you look at my bank account…no. *laughter* CM: You obviously haven’t spent it on clothes looking at what you’re wearing. Lee: Oh look that’s below the belt. Look you want to lose some weight, come and play football with me. CM: You play footy every week? Lee: Every week. CM: Is it a bit of a celebrity football thing? Lee: It can be at times CM: I’m no good, i can’t. I’ve been asked before but i can’t play, i can hand out oranges. Lee: Ok. You’ve got to wear a little skirt for it though. CM: You’re weird. You’ve got to stop. Lee: Now you’re finding out! CM: I wouldn’t have thought it was coming from you in this interview. Lee: You didn’t say that last time. H: I’m staying out of this! Lee: Where are we going with this? CM: I’ve no idea but it sounds good…the kids love it! Just keep on talking. CM: So you’re Greatest Hits…are there new tracks on the Greatest Hits. How many…3? H: There are 4 including Chain Reaction. HA! Lee: One we’ve written ourselves. CM: Congratulations. About time…5 years. Lee: We did get there in the end. CM: Is it any good, the one you wrote? Lee: I think so. H: Yeah it was something we’ve wanted to do for ages and we all sat down and it was really successful so we put it on there: CM: So the 5 of you wrote it together, who wrote most of it? Lee: We sat in a room, came up with loads of ideas, we all wrote them down and we worked with a guy called Andrew Frampton who has produced other stuff for us before and we can honestly say hand on our hearts that we wrote this as a five Pretty rare. *Plays Chain Reaction* CM: (sarcastic) That’s brilliant! H: haha I said comments off air! CM: So why did you do that one? Lee: Honesty? Our management. CM: What happens when they go, ” We’ve got a great idea. Tell you what guys. Chain Reaction, big hit all around the World. You guys should cover it, it would be lovely” What happens if you turn around and say “no that’s crap” Do they say “Well tough because you’re doing it anyway!” H: No, nobody makes us do anything we don’t want to do but generally the things they come up with usually do really well for us. I mean Tragedy wasn’t our idea and that’s been the biggest single for us…even for the Beegees. Can’t complain. CM: I was asked to be in the video for Tragedy. Lee: We had all our friends and family in it so you probably were. H: Why didn’t you turn up? CM: I was at the pub! H: Nice to see where you prioritise lies. CM: No because somebody said do you wanna come up because we’re filming the video. Do you wanna come up and just hang around, have a laugh. H: They were short of one bride actually! (laughs) CM: Darling as you know me i’m always the bridesmaid. H: …never a bride CM: But seriously there are 5 of you in the band… Lee: Really! CM: Shut up! CM: …when it comes to arguments about stuff right… H: (interupts) But you’ve only got 4 dolls on your shelf and 2 of them are of me. CM: I’m gonna come round there and slap you silly in a minute. H: Oh just get on with your show! CM: Shall we give him a kick-in? Seriously Lee there must be times when you wanna put H’s head through a window. *Laughter* Lee: I wouldn’t wanna damage the window! CM: Do you know what i mean, he’s always hyper, he’s always jolly and bubbly. It’s like hanging out with Snow White! H: Could you shut up and please promote our record! CM: I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT IT AND YOU STARTED CHANGING THE SUBJECT TO THE DOLLS!!! H: Well continue. CM: Jesus! Let’s talk about the Steps doll and when you push H’s tummy he makes this noise “Tragedy” Let me tell you in real life it’s a completely different noise. “Tragedy” That doesn’t sound anything like you! “Tragedy” H: It’s our song, isn’t it!!! CM: The Faye doll goes “Tragedy” She sounds more like you that you do!. Listen “Tragedy” Lee: The batteries must be running out on that one! H: There’s a little story behind those dolls because The Beegees were the only producers that would give us permission to use their songs. CM: Right, so? That’s the story about the dolls!? That’s the worst story you’ve ever told. What kind of story is that!!! *laughter* H: Oh shut up and promote the record! Lee: I think he means that’s why Tragedy is played when you press the doll. CM: Thank you very much. Hey Bert! H: Shut up and do your show. CM: (reading) Chain Reaction was originally a hit for Diana Ross written by The Beegees. Lee: Out September 24th,. CM: Someone from the Beegees works for your management company Lee: You reckon CM: Yeah and what they are doing is going “Um how about doing one of those Beegees songs because their making money”. The video for Chain Reaction is designed to get fans pulses racing and features Faye dressed as a nurse, Lisa and Lee as doctors, H as a patient (that’s because he’s sick!) and Claire as a receptionist. I must admit i’ve seen that video and no offense to you 2, i don’t watch you 2. I’m watching the chicks. Lee: That’s about right. H: I was pulling Lisa’s top down to show more cleavage. CM: Good, yeah because you know it’ll get played more on MTV and The Box. H: I said it’ll sell more bloody records! CM: (laughs) Cleavage sells records! Kylie’s arse got her to #1! CM: The girls from Steps. The foxy ladies. Lisa: How ya doing? CM: I’m very well, how are you? Faye: I would just like to say you look like a new man. There’s an energy. I just can’t believe how you look. You look wonderful! CM: Do you want some? Faye: I want some! CM: Seriously the video for Chain Reaction, whoever thought of that idea for the video is a genius. Lisa: It is a good idea. Faye: Naughty but nice. CM: Oh Faye! You’ve no idea! Lisa: She makes a great nurse Faye: You’re not a bad doctor yourself! Lisa: Oh thank you Faye. CM: You’ve no idea because i fantasise about you being a nurse. Faye: Oh stop it! Claire: Eurgh! Lisa: Did you ever play doctors and nurses when you were young? CM: No but if you wanna play right now i would love to. Would you like me to take your temperature? Lisa: I can tell you now it’s hot! CM: Oh it’s just Faye dressed as a nurse Faye: It was quite embarrassing walking aroung Greenwich in that dress though because that sandwich shop across the road…and everyone was a bit shocked to see me in my high heels as well because nurses don’t usually wear those high-heels. CM: Oh no but i’m glad you did. And Lisa as a doctor is so good. And i’ve always fantasized about H being in hospital anyway. *Laughter* Faye: What about the lovely Claire? CM: I’m getting there! And Claire as a foxy receptionist. Lisa: She was very good at answering the phones. Claire: I actually think i look like the woman in the Spec Savers advert in that video. CM: You look foxy. You look really good. You look great today. Claire: Thank you. CM: Is this too much? Claire: Keep it coming. CM: Oh baby, if you were the receptionist i’d be sick everyday. All three: Ooh! CM: As in i’d have to turn up and see you everyday, that’s what i mean…i wouldn’t vomit! Claire: On me? CM: No…well whatever floats your boat! All three: Eurggghhh! Faye: Stop! CM: Good Lord, she started it Claire: Did not!!! CM: So how are things? Are you happy? Faye: Yeah! Things have been really really busy. Claire: (flat) Ecstatic *Laughter* Faye: That was meant! That was really heartfelt. CM: Let me ask you again, are you happy at the moment? Claire: Ecstatic. Thank you. No i am happy. Faye: We’ve been running around the country doing loads and loads of roadshows… Lisa: In helicopters! Faye: We’ve been in jets and had a really really exciting time. We’ve seen loads and loads of people because we’re promoting at the moment, our new single… CM: Yes oh what’s that called?, oh when does it come out? Faye: Chain Reaction, out on the 24th which is going to be followed by our album which is out in October called Gold and then onto our tour in November. CM: Is there are B-Side to Chain Reaction? Faye: There actually is, we’re not calling it a B-Side, it’s more like a big bonus. CM: Oh right! Claire: Actually it’s a revamp of one of our previous hits… CM: You’re joking! Claire: No! It’s a remix by a man called Tony Moran. Faye: Who’s actually quite cool. Lisa: So you might play this one! *Laughter* CM: I’ve always really like One For Sorrow. Claire: Well that’s the one! CM: You’re kidding me!! Faye: Do you fancy playing it? CM: What now? No Faye: Oh go on! Claire: I’m sure everyone would love to hear that. Lisa: Go on. I’ll come and touch the button if you show me which one. CM: I don’t think we’ve got it. Faye: You have. Claire: It’s on the B-Side. CM: No because we’ve only got a special DJ version. Claire: Ohhh bad organisation. Lisa: They haven’t got it Faye: This is very very bad. Lisa: Will you play it if we send it? CM: I’ll tell you what. Why don’t you sing it! All three: Nah! Lisa: We don’t sing, we mime. We can’t sing. CM: Oh no that’s not fair. I’ve heard them sing once. Claire: According to every other pop group on the planet we don’t sing live and they all do. Faye: Enough said there! CM: Who accused you of that? Westlife? S-Club? Faye: Oh no S-Club have never said that. CM: Who slagged you off? Claire: I’m not going to say anything. I just wanted to make that statement. CM: Come on Claire, get it out of your system. Claire: I’ll never work again! CM: You tell me who had a pop at you and i’ll say the bad things. Faye: I think it’s who hasn’t had a pop really. Lisa: You know what…it doesn’t matter. Claire: It doesn’t matter anymore. Lisa: We are happy smiley people but that’s because we’ve got jobs, we’re earning money. CM: The premise behind Steps is that life is always sunny in Steps World. Faye: Yes! CM: (Reading) The Greatest Hits doesn’t mean they are splitting up, it’s the closing of a first chapter to allow for the beginning of a another. Lisa: Exactly. It’s the end of a chapter, not the book. CM: Who writes that crap? Faye: I think it’s Press Pack Pete CM: Seriously i think it’s really funny when people slag you off. I find it really really funny. Faye: It’s quite funny how many people we offend by just being normal… CM: But seriously i don’t understand when people have a go at you because it’s not like you pretend to play instruments and it’s not like you’ve ever gone “Hey listen we’re gonna change music” And it’s not like you’ve ever said you’re not a pop band. I find it really funny and what i find even funnier is somebody has a go at you who sells 12,000 copies of their single and they slag you off and you just think these people have sold like a million concert tickets. Lisa: Aww we love you! CM: But it’s true! And i find it really funny and i’m hoping that if i’m nice enough to you i might get off with you. *Laughter* All three: (singing to Kylie’s new song) la la la la lalala CM: Was that live singing? Faye: No that’s miming. CM: Are you miming now when you talk to me? Claire: Yes of course! Lisa: Do you know what, we do get a bit of jip about it all but we do sing live 100% on tour, if anyone wants to come and see us we’ll prove it. CM: Can i just say your doll is just an amazing likeness of yourself. Faye: You should have seen the first one. It was so funny. The first prototype came back and i put it in my fireplace and it looked like a mini-model of my Dad with a wire brush on it’s head. It was really really scary. You think that looks good…well it took a long time to get to that stage. CM: You must be really proud of them. Claire: I don’t think they look anything like us. CM: So people can buy the dolls and the new single and the new album. Claire: And the new book and video! CM: You’re kidding me! Faye: We’re actually going to televise this tour so that will be available on video. Lisa: I don’t want you thinking we’re just here to plug because it’s not about the money but the enjoyment. Faye: For the love of you! First Part of Interview Second Part of Interview Chris Moyles: Morning H. Have you been in make-up this morning H? H: We have done an early morning TV show Chris Moyles: Wow you look stunning! H: Oh well thank you very much Chris Moyles: You really do, you look great. H: Ooh you charmer Chris Moyles: Morning Lee Lee: How are you kid? alright? Chris Moyles: Very good. Last night you were switching on the Blackpool lights and then you come all the way back to London… H: We flew over in a plane the size of a hairdryer CM: YOU FLY! Lee: It was the smallest plane ever! CM: Speak into the microphone Lee, come on mate you know you’re trained, remember your training. Lee: I do my best. We’ve never been trained actually. H: Can you tell? CM: With you yeah H: Oh you little git CM: You’re not supposed to hog the interview. Have you ever seen S-Club-7 interviewed? They all answer a question each. It’s really good. CM: So you flew to Blackpool, switched the lights on and flew back… Lee: And before that we were in Thorpe Park. We were up at about 7am going to do a gig in Thorpe Park. CM: You do work like dogs though Lee: We do (laughs) H: But we’re really sucsexful…ooh can’t speak! (laughs) Lee: We’re very sexfull apparantly H: We’re really sexfull CM: Good Lord, you are tired aren’t you CM: But you do work really hard. You all put the effort in but then again you reep the rewards H: Can’t complain. CM: I’m really put off by you this morning because you look like the fella from Bert & Ernie in Sesame Street. H: Why? CM: I don’t know, you just reminded me of him Lee: (imitates Ernie) Hey Bert H: Faye’s a Big Bird. CM: Oh dear Lee: Let’s not go down that route CM: You and your big birds, we know what you’re like. Unbelievable CM: What were you doing this morning? Lee: We were on a TV show called Diggit. CM: Jesus, you may as well open a window and shout you’ll reach more people. What you doing that for? Lee: Oh i’m sorry CM: You’re big stars, you don’t need to do that rubbish. Lee: No it’s good fun. CM: Little 11 year old presenters (imitates) “So tell us about your new album!!” Lee: It gives us a chance to talk about it. You know the new album Gold coming out in October. CM: I’m gonna you all the questions that you’re gonna get asked. (flat) Because you have a best of coming out does this mean that you’re going to split up? Lee: We already have. Doesn’t everybody know? That’s why we’re all here today doing an interview. No of course we’re not, don’t be silly. CM: You’re not going to split up…because you’ve made too much money. Lee: Exactly! CM: Are you all millionaires? Are you a millionaire? Lee: On paper CM: WOW! Lee: But if you look at my bank account…no. *laughter* CM: You obviously haven’t spent it on clothes looking at what you’re wearing. Lee: Oh look that’s below the belt. Look you want to lose some weight, come and play football with me. CM: You play footy every week? Lee: Every week. CM: Is it a bit of a celebrity football thing? Lee: It can be at times CM: I’m no good, i can’t. I’ve been asked before but i can’t play, i can hand out oranges. Lee: Ok. You’ve got to wear a little skirt for it though. CM: You’re weird. You’ve got to stop. Lee: Now you’re finding out! CM: I wouldn’t have thought it was coming from you in this interview. Lee: You didn’t say that last time. H: I’m staying out of this! Lee: Where are we going with this? CM: I’ve no idea but it sounds good…the kids love it! Just keep on talking. CM: So you’re Greatest Hits…are there new tracks on the Greatest Hits. How many…3? H: There are 4 including Chain Reaction. HA! Lee: One we’ve written ourselves. CM: Congratulations. About time…5 years. Lee: We did get there in the end. CM: Is it any good, the one you wrote? Lee: I think so. H: Yeah it was something we’ve wanted to do for ages and we all sat down and it was really successful so we put it on there: CM: So the 5 of you wrote it together, who wrote most of it? Lee: We sat in a room, came up with loads of ideas, we all wrote them down and we worked with a guy called Andrew Frampton who has produced other stuff for us before and we can honestly say hand on our hearts that we wrote this as a five Pretty rare. *Plays Chain Reaction* CM: (sarcastic) That’s brilliant! H: haha I said comments off air! CM: So why did you do that one? Lee: Honesty? Our management. CM: What happens when they go, ” We’ve got a great idea. Tell you what guys. Chain Reaction, big hit all around the World. You guys should cover it, it would be lovely” What happens if you turn around and say “no that’s crap” Do they say “Well tough because you’re doing it anyway!” H: No, nobody makes us do anything we don’t want to do but generally the things they come up with usually do really well for us. I mean Tragedy wasn’t our idea and that’s been the biggest single for us…even for the Beegees. Can’t complain. CM: I was asked to be in the video for Tragedy. Lee: We had all our friends and family in it so you probably were. H: Why didn’t you turn up? CM: I was at the pub! H: Nice to see where you prioritise lies. CM: No because somebody said do you wanna come up because we’re filming the video. Do you wanna come up and just hang around, have a laugh. H: They were short of one bride actually! (laughs) CM: Darling as you know me i’m always the bridesmaid. H: …never a bride CM: But seriously there are 5 of you in the band… Lee: Really! CM: Shut up! CM: …when it comes to arguments about stuff right… H: (interupts) But you’ve only got 4 dolls on your shelf and 2 of them are of me. CM: I’m gonna come round there and slap you silly in a minute. H: Oh just get on with your show! CM: Shall we give him a kick-in? Seriously Lee there must be times when you wanna put H’s head through a window. *Laughter* Lee: I wouldn’t wanna damage the window! CM: Do you know what i mean, he’s always hyper, he’s always jolly and bubbly. It’s like hanging out with Snow White! H: Could you shut up and please promote our record! CM: I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT IT AND YOU STARTED CHANGING THE SUBJECT TO THE DOLLS!!! H: Well continue. CM: Jesus! Let’s talk about the Steps doll and when you push H’s tummy he makes this noise “Tragedy” Let me tell you in real life it’s a completely different noise. “Tragedy” That doesn’t sound anything like you! “Tragedy” H: It’s our song, isn’t it!!! CM: The Faye doll goes “Tragedy” She sounds more like you that you do!. Listen “Tragedy” Lee: The batteries must be running out on that one! H: There’s a little story behind those dolls because The Beegees were the only producers that would give us permission to use their songs. CM: Right, so? That’s the story about the dolls!? That’s the worst story you’ve ever told. What kind of story is that!!! *laughter* H: Oh shut up and promote the record! Lee: I think he means that’s why Tragedy is played when you press the doll. CM: Thank you very much. Hey Bert! H: Shut up and do your show. CM: (reading) Chain Reaction was originally a hit for Diana Ross written by The Beegees. Lee: Out September 24th,. CM: Someone from the Beegees works for your management company Lee: You reckon CM: Yeah and what they are doing is going “Um how about doing one of those Beegees songs because their making money”. The video for Chain Reaction is designed to get fans pulses racing and features Faye dressed as a nurse, Lisa and Lee as doctors, H as a patient (that’s because he’s sick!) and Claire as a receptionist. I must admit i’ve seen that video and no offense to you 2, i don’t watch you 2. I’m watching the chicks. Lee: That’s about right. H: I was pulling Lisa’s top down to show more cleavage. CM: Good, yeah because you know it’ll get played more on MTV and The Box. H: I said it’ll sell more bloody records! CM: (laughs) Cleavage sells records! Kylie’s arse got her to #1! CM: The girls from Steps. The foxy ladies. Lisa: How ya doing? CM: I’m very well, how are you? Faye: I would just like to say you look like a new man. There’s an energy. I just can’t believe how you look. You look wonderful! CM: Do you want some? Faye: I want some! CM: Seriously the video for Chain Reaction, whoever thought of that idea for the video is a genius. Lisa: It is a good idea. Faye: Naughty but nice. CM: Oh Faye! You’ve no idea! Lisa: She makes a great nurse Faye: You’re not a bad doctor yourself! Lisa: Oh thank you Faye. CM: You’ve no idea because i fantasise about you being a nurse. Faye: Oh stop it! Claire: Eurgh! Lisa: Did you ever play doctors and nurses when you were young? CM: No but if you wanna play right now i would love to. Would you like me to take your temperature? Lisa: I can tell you now it’s hot! CM: Oh it’s just Faye dressed as a nurse Faye: It was quite embarrassing walking aroung Greenwich in that dress though because that sandwich shop across the road…and everyone was a bit shocked to see me in my high heels as well because nurses don’t usually wear those high-heels. CM: Oh no but i’m glad you did. And Lisa as a doctor is so good. And i’ve always fantasized about H being in hospital anyway. *Laughter* Faye: What about the lovely Claire? CM: I’m getting there! And Claire as a foxy receptionist. Lisa: She was very good at answering the phones. Claire: I actually think i look like the woman in the Spec Savers advert in that video. CM: You look foxy. You look really good. You look great today. Claire: Thank you. CM: Is this too much? Claire: Keep it coming. CM: Oh baby, if you were the receptionist i’d be sick everyday. All three: Ooh! CM: As in i’d have to turn up and see you everyday, that’s what i mean…i wouldn’t vomit! Claire: On me? CM: No…well whatever floats your boat! All three: Eurggghhh! Faye: Stop! CM: Good Lord, she started it Claire: Did not!!! CM: So how are things? Are you happy? Faye: Yeah! Things have been really really busy. Claire: (flat) Ecstatic *Laughter* Faye: That was meant! That was really heartfelt. CM: Let me ask you again, are you happy at the moment? Claire: Ecstatic. Thank you. No i am happy. Faye: We’ve been running around the country doing loads and loads of roadshows… Lisa: In helicopters! Faye: We’ve been in jets and had a really really exciting time. We’ve seen loads and loads of people because we’re promoting at the moment, our new single… CM: Yes oh what’s that called?, oh when does it come out? Faye: Chain Reaction, out on the 24th which is going to be followed by our album which is out in October called Gold and then onto our tour in November. CM: Is there are B-Side to Chain Reaction? Faye: There actually is, we’re not calling it a B-Side, it’s more like a big bonus. CM: Oh right! Claire: Actually it’s a revamp of one of our previous hits… CM: You’re joking! Claire: No! It’s a remix by a man called Tony Moran. Faye: Who’s actually quite cool. Lisa: So you might play this one! *Laughter* CM: I’ve always really like One For Sorrow. Claire: Well that’s the one! CM: You’re kidding me!! Faye: Do you fancy playing it? CM: What now? No Faye: Oh go on! Claire: I’m sure everyone would love to hear that. Lisa: Go on. I’ll come and touch the button if you show me which one. CM: I don’t think we’ve got it. Faye: You have. Claire: It’s on the B-Side. CM: No because we’ve only got a special DJ version. Claire: Ohhh bad organisation. Lisa: They haven’t got it Faye: This is very very bad. Lisa: Will you play it if we send it? CM: I’ll tell you what. Why don’t you sing it! All three: Nah! Lisa: We don’t sing, we mime. We can’t sing. CM: Oh no that’s not fair. I’ve heard them sing once. Claire: According to every other pop group on the planet we don’t sing live and they all do. Faye: Enough said there! CM: Who accused you of that? Westlife? S-Club? Faye: Oh no S-Club have never said that. CM: Who slagged you off? Claire: I’m not going to say anything. I just wanted to make that statement. CM: Come on Claire, get it out of your system. Claire: I’ll never work again! CM: You tell me who had a pop at you and i’ll say the bad things. Faye: I think it’s who hasn’t had a pop really. Lisa: You know what…it doesn’t matter. Claire: It doesn’t matter anymore. Lisa: We are happy smiley people but that’s because we’ve got jobs, we’re earning money. CM: The premise behind Steps is that life is always sunny in Steps World. Faye: Yes! CM: (Reading) The Greatest Hits doesn’t mean they are splitting up, it’s the closing of a first chapter to allow for the beginning of a another. Lisa: Exactly. It’s the end of a chapter, not the book. CM: Who writes that crap? Faye: I think it’s Press Pack Pete CM: Seriously i think it’s really funny when people slag you off. I find it really really funny. Faye: It’s quite funny how many people we offend by just being normal… CM: But seriously i don’t understand when people have a go at you because it’s not like you pretend to play instruments and it’s not like you’ve ever gone “Hey listen we’re gonna change music” And it’s not like you’ve ever said you’re not a pop band. I find it really funny and what i find even funnier is somebody has a go at you who sells 12,000 copies of their single and they slag you off and you just think these people have sold like a million concert tickets. Lisa: Aww we love you! CM: But it’s true! And i find it really funny and i’m hoping that if i’m nice enough to you i might get off with you. *Laughter* All three: (singing to Kylie’s new song) la la la la lalala CM: Was that live singing? Faye: No that’s miming. CM: Are you miming now when you talk to me? Claire: Yes of course! Lisa: Do you know what, we do get a bit of jip about it all but we do sing live 100% on tour, if anyone wants to come and see us we’ll prove it. CM: Can i just say your doll is just an amazing likeness of yourself. Faye: You should have seen the first one. It was so funny. The first prototype came back and i put it in my fireplace and it looked like a mini-model of my Dad with a wire brush on it’s head. It was really really scary. You think that looks good…well it took a long time to get to that stage. CM: You must be really proud of them. Claire: I don’t think they look anything like us. CM: So people can buy the dolls and the new single and the new album. Claire: And the new book and video! CM: You’re kidding me! Faye: We’re actually going to televise this tour so that will be available on video. Lisa: I don’t want you thinking we’re just here to plug because it’s not about the money but the enjoyment. Faye: For the love of you!


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