Kraftwerk Momentarily On The Fritz

Attendees at Melbourne’s Global Gathering event were unpleasantly surprised when Kraftwerk’s Ralf Hutter announced onstage that Fritz Hilpert had fallen ill - with ‘heart failure’ - and that the band wouldn’t be performing. Rumours circulated that Hutter had had a heart attack, some even claimed he was dead, but as with most rumours it all proved to be untrue and the band - all four of them - materialised for their performance in Perth the next day. For those who seek more info or who just want to bend their heads a little bit Kraftwerk’s website is pretty seriously wtf-inducing.