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Last Shadow Puppets, The: The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You've Come to Expect

Press Release by Barney Hoskyns, Domino Records, March 2016

WHETHER OR NOT we expected it, Everything You've Come to Expect has been a long time coming: to be exact, eight whole years since the ...

Donald Fagen, Steely Dan: Donald Fagen: The Man Who Came In From The Cool

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Arena, Spring 1993

Steely Dan were the muso's band. As icily astute chroniclers of the Seventies, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker recorded a series of virtuoso albums of ...

Echo & The Bunnymen: Echo And The Bunnymen: A Promise of Rock Re-Born

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 20 February 1982

THE DAY AFTER THIS venerable paper's hardcore readers have enjoyed their brief, communal moment of glory in the polls, all-round prize guys Echo And the ...

Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music: Glam’s Great Melancholic: Bryan Ferry

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, Independent, The, 2000

BY HIS OWN slightly shamefaced admission, the first thought that raced through Bryan Ferry’s mind as he came within a hair’s breadth of plunging to ...

Hail, Hail, Rock'n'Roll Writing!

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 9 May 2003

This month, Bloomsbury – the home of rockin' Harry Potter – publishes The Sound & the Fury: A Rock's Backpages Reader, a selection of seminal ...

Kim Fowley: Tycoon Of Trash

Report and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 27 November 1982

"Only the mice and the great ones are happy when I arrive." ...

Wah!: The Mighty Wah!: Waaaugh!

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, NME, 8 September 1984

WHAM! The door opens and it's Wah! The mighty WAH! There he is! ...

Sylvester: Woofers And Tweeters

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 25 September 1982

HAD I BEEN expecting some shimmering trans-sexual diva to sweep into the room like a hostess into her salon, the rotund, maternal figure who welcomed ...

Did Video Kill The Radio Star? MTV 20 Years On

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Observer, The, 28 July 2001

"MTV makes me want to smoke crack..." (Beck, 1992) ...

The Orb: Orbiting The Orb

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Request, May 1997

"DOCTOR" ALEX Patterson, overlord of the Orb and revered godfather of the genus Ambient Techno, would like another brandy and ginger, if you don’t mind. ...

Kim Fowley: Tycoon of Trash: The Life And Grimes Of Kim Fowley

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, LA Reader, June 1983

"Only the mice and the great ones are happy when I arrive" ...

Elvis Costello: "Now is the time, and the time is as good as any": The Elvis Costello Interview

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, RAM, 25 November 1983

IF THE GREAT GREY they put the numb into number and the boot into beauty, then who, pray, puts the El into the element within? ...

The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs, The White Stripes: The Backpages Interview: Jack White

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, November 2009

ON THE 18TH of August 2009, in Salt Lake City, I was privileged enough to sit down with Jack White – variously a White Stripe, ...

Talking Heads: All Mouth and Trousers!

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 27 August 1983

TALKING HEADS ARE BURNING DOWN THE MOTIONS AND BEING WILLINGLY DRAGGED INTO THE ROCK MACHINE. A TONGUE-TIED DAVID BYRNE SQUEAKS UP FOR HIMSELF. BARNEY HOSKYNS ...

Beck, Al Hansen, and the new Art Rock

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, World Art, September 1998

LAST MAY, "Beck and Al Hansen: Playing With Matches" opened at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. This fall and winter the exhibition can be ...

Ron Sexsmith: Long Player: In Praise of Ron Sexsmith

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2011

"We have had a gutful of fast art and fast food. What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a ...

Lester Bangs, Big Star: The Great Lig in the Sky: The Legendary Rock Writers Convention of May 1973

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, June 2006

ON MEMORIAL DAY weekend in May 1973, over a hundred of the leading rock writers of the day flew into Memphis, Tennessee, for 72 hours ...

Prince: The Special One: The Return of Prince

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, Observer Music Monthly, February 2006

This is a previously unpublished version of a cover story for the Observer Music Monthly. ...

Hold Your Head Up: In Praise of Bi-Level Rock!

Comment by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2003

Barney Hoskyns, co-author of The Mullet: Hairstyle of the Gods, hails Mullet Rocks!, a new compilation of bodacious bi-level hard rockers. Below we feature cool ...

Little Feat: The One That Got Away

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 1994

OK, SO THERE aren't many of them, but Little Feat's 1975 show at the Rainbow Theatre was one LEGENDARY GIG EVERYONE SAYS THEY SAW that ...


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