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Ian Hunter: When I'm President

Review by Jeff Slate, Examiner.com, 17 July 2013

WHILE MOST OF the Old Guard have slipped into the comfort of greatest hits packages and endless reissues, a few of them – Bob Dylan, ...

Morcheeba: Specs & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll: True Stories Of Morcheeba

Profile and Interview by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, 18 October 2013

Morcheeba may no longer be flavour of the month, or even the decade, but they've lived it large and survived to tell great tales. As ...

Boy George, Duran Duran, Bob Geldof, George Michael, Sting, U2, Midge Ure, Paul Young: A World Of Dreaded Fear: Band Aid's Unforgivable Crimes

Retrospective by Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, 10 December 2013

Band Aid raised awareness of a disastrous famine, as well as huge sums of money to try ease it. But, one year ahead of its ...

Leonard Cohen: This Is What It's Like To Have Lunch With Leonard Cohen

Retrospective and Interview by Jon Wilde, Sabotage Times, 20 January 2014

ONE OF THE finest talents of modern music, Leonard Cohen has enjoyed something of a resurgence in later life. I got the opportunity to pick ...

Robert Wyatt: Soundtrack of my life: Robert Wyatt

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Observer, 26 October 2014

The prog-rock pioneer on his love of jazz, falsetto singing, the thrill of meeting Bulgarian folk singers and why Pharrell Williams is as good as ...

Ian McLagan, 1945-2014

Obituary by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 4 December 2014

MUSIC HISTORY has a special niche reserved for Ian McLagan, who has died aged 69 after suffering a stroke. ...

Brother To Brother: In The Bottle – The Complete Album Collection

Sleevenotes by Bob Fisher, unpublished, March 2015

IF THE GROUP, Brother to Brother is remembered for anything, it's their hit interpretation of Gil Scott-Heron's classic 'The Bottle'. The song was written as ...

Kate Tempest: The Great Escape festival, Brighton

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 18 May 2015

Kate Tempest stands out proudly in midst of hustling between scattered venues ...

Belle And Sebastian, Alice Cooper, Grateful Dead, Jam, The: Slaves to the rhythm: What the non-frontmen have to say

Book Review by James Medd, New Statesman, 18 June 2015

That's Entertainment: My Life in the Jam Rick Buckler Omnibus Press, 384pp, £14.95 Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams and Drugs with the Grateful Dead Bill ...

Sniffin' Glue: A fanzine that epitomized punk

Retrospective and Interview by Peter Silverton, The Independent, 10 May 2016

It's UK punk's 40th anniversary year – sort of – and among the work being celebrated is Sniffin' Glue, the photocopied publication that embodied the ...

Special AKA, The: When Pop Went Political: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, June 2018

IT WAS A party staged to express solidarity with the world's most famous political prisoner, while concurrently expressing vehement opposition to an overtly racist system ...

Billy Bragg: Best Of Billy Bragg at the BBC, 1983–2019

Review by Tony Burke, Morning Star, 24 October 2019

The radical pedigree of Billy Bragg's latest compilation release shows why he's in danger of becoming a national treasure, says Tony Burke. ...

Oasis' Remastered Masterpiece: What's the Story?

Retrospective by Wayne Robins, Copper, 30 November 2020

THERE IS A Saturday Night Live sketch from 1996 in which then Prime Minister John Major (Mike Myers) partakes in the traditional 15 minutes of ...

Specials, The, Jam, The, Ian Dury, Terry Farley, Gregory Isaacs, Natalie Cole: Top 10 interviews

Memoir by Paul Wellings, Louder Than War, June 2021

10. Terry Farley, Superstar House DJ Terry was my Editor at Boys Own fanzine. He was a country bumpkin from Royal Berkshire but he had ...


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