Earlier today saw an announcement that has sent shockwaves throughout the entire music community. David Hasselhoff, Shaking Stevens and Stephen Hawking have announced that they will be putting aside their differences in order to perform a special one off concert to be held at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on December 31 2005.
"We were inspired by Sir Bob Geldof's reformation of Pink Floyd for Julys' Live 8 concert," commented Gary Wilmot, of New Faces fame, who is the man considered most responsible for this concert taking place.
The concert, originally to be held in the summer of 1996, has been delayed due to a rift between David Hasselhoff and Stephen Hawking. Whilst specifics are not known, it is believed that it was due to an argument the two had during a rehearsal session in relation to black holes.
Neither have officially commented on the argument, though Professor Hawking once told Smash Hits Magazine that he found the former Knight Rider and Baywatch stars' theories to be "very disturbing".
"This so called ‘rift' between Stephen and David has been vastly thrown out of proportion by the media," Gary Wilmot told the gathered press, "it was a intellectual discussion, which got heated. It in no way impacted on the original concert."
Whilst the original concert was to be held in Wembley, Cardiff's Millennium was this time chosen to host the prestigious event, with a spokesman saying that "due to the construction work at Wembley, and seeing the high profile events that have taken place at the stadium, Cardiff seemed the perfect choice."
However, even though the trio will not perform together until the concert on the 31 December 2005, it is believed that they will be touring the country visiting selected HMV stores.
"Yes, it's true," confirmed Wilmot. "Shaking, Stephen and David will be travelling around the country on the tour bus and visiting the HMV stores as detailed on our website. And, though the schedule may be gruelling, it is hoped that they will also be using this tour to help police with any unsolved crimes."
The play list for the concert has not yet been released, with the trio and tour organisers still debating which songs are going to be used. Though, it has been confirmed that we will be treated to a "stunning rendition" of Merry Christmas Everyone.
Tickets for the concert go on sale as of November, with the proceeds being split amongst the trio's favourite charities. For HMV Tour dates please go to www.profshakinghassel.com/hmvtour