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John Cage, Brian Eno: John Cage & Brian Eno: A Meeting of Sound Minds

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, September 1985

BRIAN ENO is waiting in the calm, green courtyard between his apartment and studio, just a short distance from London's trend-setting King's Road. Under the ...

John Lennon, Yoko Ono: The Ballad of John & Yoko

Retrospective and Interview by Carol Clerk, Uncut, September 2003

IT'S THE summer of 1969, and John and Yoko are in bed in room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal. They are in their ...

Meat Puppets: Swimming In A Lake Of Fire

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, 28 April 1995

"Where do bad folks go when they die?They don't go to heaven where the angels flyThey go down to the lake of fire and fry ...

Senior Moments: The Best 30 Albums of 2012 by Artists 50 and Over

Special Feature by Steven R Rosen, Rock's Backpages, 10 December 2012

As voted by over 80 of RBP's leading lights, here are the year's 30 best long-players made by artists of a certain vintage – those ...

Todd Rundgren: 'Go Ahead, Ignore Me!'

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1998

HELLO, it’s him. ...

The Clash

Book Excerpt by Ira Robbins, The Big Takeover, 1994

Even if the basic impetus for punk rock was just traditional teen needs like pissing off parents and claiming a cultural identity, some of the ...

Joe Meek: Hearing A New World: The Joe Meek Story

Retrospective by John McCready, MOJO, May 2001

NOTE: This piece originally featured in Mojo magazine in a truncated 8,000 word edit. this is the full near-12,000 word original piece. This is such ...

The Story of Pye Records

Sleevenotes by Jim Irvin, Sequel Records, 1998

"AY-YI-YI, THE BEAT IS CRAZY!" ‘Sucu Sucu’, an insanely catchy samba novelty, was a chart sensation in the autumn of 1961. The forgotten theme to ...

Roy Thomas Baker

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, The Record Producers (BBC Books), 1982

RUNNING NORTH off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood is a steep road which twists and turns upwards into the Hollywood Hills. ...

Oldies In The 70's

Overview by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, March 1972

The dog days of rock are upon us. ...

Radiohead and Whose Army

Profile and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, 2001

THE TOWERING inferno is visible from miles away. Thom Yorke drives towards the horizon, the acrid stench of toxic smoke filling his car. He cranks ...

Depeche Mode

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, May 2001

DAVE GAHAN can't breathe. He can also hear nothing. Which is a little odd because there are 30,000 Depeche Mode fans just yards away, screaming ...

Led Zeppelin: Let's Get Physical: The Story of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Classic Rock, September 2010


Oasis: Titanic!

Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, March 2000

OASIS, if you hadn't noticed, have just resurfaced. But will they sink or swim? After the druggy excesses of Be Here Now, following the departure ...

Sonic Youth: Way Downtown Way Kool

Retrospective and Interview by Steve Roeser, Goldmine, 16 September 1994

THERE ARE four of them, and they're definitely fab, but nobody (to our knowledge, anyway) has ever compared Sonic Youth to the Beatles. ...

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