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Gary Numan, XTC: XTC and Gary Numan: The New English Art Rock

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, February 1981

BOTH XTC and Gary Numan express a sense of the new English isolation. Americans seem to like the car-crazy Numan, while the pure British pop ...

Art Ensemble of Chicago: The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Like Hi Man, I's Yo New Neighbour

Report and Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 11 January 1975

Yep, it's a tough town and the music fits like a glove. BRIAN CASE meets The Art Ensemble of Chicago on their home patch. ...

English Trends in L.A.: Rodney Bingenheimer Makes Good

Report and Interview by Marty Cerf, Phonograph Record, December 1972

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — Just when we all expected it least, it happened. With our pants down, mouths wide open, Rodney Bingenheimer fulfilled the unknown pledge ...

Albert Collins' Showdown

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 3 October 1987

ALBERT COLLINS' CAREER has been on the upswing since he signed with Alligator Records in 1979 but the veteran blues guitarist has shifted into overdrive ...

Lou Reed: The Sinatra Of The 70's

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 28 April 1973

LOU REED SURE is a card. The day before this interview was supposed to take place, an associate of mine phoned up the Reed management ...

Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson: Hunter and Ronson Tie The Knot

Report and Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, August 1975

IF NEW YORK and Los Angeles are the nerve centers of rock 'n' roll in America, Cleveland is its heartbeat. ...

Mott The Hoople: Mott the Hoople: All the Old Dudes

Report and Interview by Robert Sandall, Sunday Times, 9 August 2009

They just weren’t cool, so 35 years on why has Ian Hunter's band managed to sell-out three nights at Hammersmith Apollo? ...

Nick Cave: One More Time with Nick Cave

Report and Interview by Toby Creswell, Rock's Backpages, January 2017

"NICK IS NAVIGATING a completely new world," says Andrew Dominik of his friend Nick Cave. That world began eighteen months ago when Cave's teenage son ...

Suede in the U.S.A.

Report and Interview by Simon Reynolds, Spin, June 1993

Britain’s new white-hot hope brings its liberated sexual stance to the States. Are you ready to get Suede? ...

Coldplay Mesmerises Madrid

Report and Interview by Alvaro Costa, Luis Oliveira, Rock's Backpages, April 2005

AN EVENING IN MADRID - "blessed" by los galacticos Ronaldo and Luis Figo - kicked off Coldplay's world domination plan for 2005. Real Madrid's ...

The Runaways: You Sexy Things!

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 16 October 1976

"AW, C'MON, you guys at the front. Sit down and give the rest of the lads a view of the girls..." And that passionate request, ...

Boxer: The Nude, The Boxing Glove And The Wooden Box

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, 10 April 1976

...a slightly misleading headline heralding an informative article on BOXER which does in fact refer to nudes, boxing gloves and wooden boxes. ...

How MTV Plays Around the World

Report and Interview by Simon Reynolds, New York Times, The, 7 July 1991

THE FACTS SPEAK for themselves. MTV Europe, the fastest-growing cable and satellite channel on the continent, is available in 24 million households in 27 countries, ...

Flaming Lips: Flaming good time: Lips lock on psychedelia rock

Report and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Herald, 24 July 2011

FEW THINGS ARE certain in life, but this is: At some point Wednesday during the Flaming Lips concert at Bank of America Pavilion, singer Wayne ...

Porcupine Tree branches out

Report and Interview by Gene Santoro, New York Daily News, 12 October 2007

WHEN PORCUPINE TREE started in 1987, they were a Spinal Tap-style flight of multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson's imagination. ...

Hunter-Ronson, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson: Hunter-Ronson: The Ashes Of Mott Comes The Phoenix Rise

Report and Interview by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, June 1975

"SINCE YOU'VE BEEN such a quiet, well-behaved audience tonight, we'd like to send you off a nice, soothing lullaby..." ...

Elton John, Marc Bolan, The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music, Slade, Sweet: Fashion: The Politics of Flash

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, NME, 6 April 1974

NICK KENT traces the Rise and Fall of The Satin Jacket...and generally walks it like he talks it into the land of 'Rock Chic.' ...

Robert Wyatt and Annie Whitehead: Songs In The Key Of Louth

Report and Interview by Nick Coleman, Independent, The, 25 October 2000

The trombonist Annie Whitehead has arranged a suite of Robert Wyatt's tunes, spanning 25 years of his off-beat career. Nick Coleman talks to them in ...

Stevie Wonder Returns With a Synthesized Howl

Report and Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 28 February 1974

LONDON — IT HAD been five months since his auto accident, five months since he had done a complete show onstage, and it was clear ...

ABC, Culture Club, The Thompson Twins, Yazoo: New Romantics: Sweat & Ice

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, March 1983


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