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Green Day: Brixton Academy, London

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, RAW, 1995

Billie Joe: "People suddenly see you as this voice of a generation. And you’re kinda going, Huh? All I was doing was pulling my pants ...

Dr. John: Doctor John: An Incantation to the Jollamallawalla Gods

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, September 1995

A QUARTER OF A CENTURY HAS PASSED SINCE MALCOLM Rebennack, trading under the sinisterly exotic stage name "Dr John The Night Tripper", descended the steps ...

Simple Minds

Profile and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1991

"I ENJOY staying here," says Jim Kerr, the broth of his Glasgow accent as thick as ever. His upturned palms take in not only ...

Ronnie Lane, The Small Faces: The Ronnie Lane Story

Retrospective by Ian Fortnam, Troubadour, June 1998

ON THE fourth of June, 1997 the world of popular music lost one of its finest song writing talents when Ronnie Lane, affectionately known to ...

Boomtown Rats: Bob Geldof, Frank Sinatra Not Linked

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1981

"I THOUGHT THE last album, where we thought we did something musically in a different direction, stood up," says Boom-town Rat Johnny Fingers. He's talking ...

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Siouxsie and the Banshees: The Most Elitist Band In The World

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 25 November 1978

'A gig is often an exaggeration of what we feel every day and therefore it can probably seem a bit ridiculous at times maybe. It ...

Dr. John: Dr John: Voodoo Lounge

Interview by Gavin Martin, Uncut, July 1998

MAC REBENNACK, IS SLUMPED ON A chaise longue in an elegant London hotel suite, the ubiquitous walking cane by his side, a straw Homburg tilted ...

Spiritualized's Jason Pierce

Profile and Interview by Ian Gittins, The National (UAE), 23 May 2008

JASON PIERCE is the great unsung hero of British rock music. As the singer, songwriter and philosophical pulse of his epic rock band, Spiritualized, he ...

Supergrass

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Select, March 1996

A STANDARD semi-detached on Oxford's fashionably downbeat Cowley Road appears an unlikely HQ for the UK's "hottest new band" (copyright the typically finger-not-on-the-pulse Today newspaper) ...

Very Noughtie: RBP's Best Albums, 2000-2009

Special Feature by Various Writers, Rock's Backpages, December 2009

WHILST CONCEDING that we are all "listed out" after a solid decade of anniversary-fixated list-o-mania – lists of lists of lists! – we at RBP ...

Billy Bragg: Who The Hell Does Billy Bragg Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, October 1991

Here he comes again: "pop's political conscience" in his dilapidated trousers and sensible shoes, worthily correcting the unenlightened and uplifting the downtrodden with his unsubtle ...

Everything But The Girl: Take The Melancholy Strain

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, NME, 1 December 1984

PUT SIMPLY, I wanted more than just a musical chit chat. ...

Björk: All Together Now

Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, September 1995

ICELAND, OR Lydvelid Island to give it its native name, is the westernmost state of Europe. It is a land of magnificent geo-physical architecture; three ...

Transvision Vamp: Whatever Happened To Baby James?

Interview by Betty Page, Vox, March 1991

Exploiter or exploited? Rock Bitch or just bitched at? Either way Wendy James just lurrves the attention – and the dosh. Betty Page probes for ...

Tricky: Return Of The Bristol Rover

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, 21 June 2008

After exploding on to the trip-hop scene with Massive Attack and as a solo artist, Tricky decamped to America to go through what some see ...

The Human League: Flesh And Blood

Interview by John McCready, NME, 20 September 1986

Born to make mistakes? THE HUMAN LEAGUE, CLASS of '81 veterans, saved Phil Oakey from a life on the bins. Jon McCready talks to the ...

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: From Cardboard City To Celebrity Central

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, September 1991

A Top 20 Single in Britain, feted in the USA and Japan...Suddenly Carter are hot. But it's been a long, hard haul for this duo ...

Ozzy Osbourne: Big Oz I Love You

Interview by Steven Wells, NME, 13 May 1989

Why does MR OSBOURNE bite the heads off small animals? Ozzy can. Get it? Is Oz a fat geriatric bastard who'd be better off playing ...

Propaganda: The Pop Machinery Cranks On

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 22 February 1986

In the frozen musical wastes of '86, Claudia Brucken-Morley thinks of PROPAGANDA as "being a life long thing". CHRIS ROBERTS is thinking more along the ...

Menswear: Mod-U-Like

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, 4 February 1995

"THE THING IS, we won't let anyone down." ...


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