Shepherds Bush Empire, London
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Chart-topping metallers Black Sabbath crowned their comeback with a double win at a top rock awards event.
Music review: The Who, SECC, Glasgow - Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend can still command Quadrophenia's magic
Thursday 13 June 2013
One of the most telling moments of this 40th anniversary revisit to The Who’s best-known album Quadrophenia came in one of the least likely locations, amidst the video montage which accompanied martial instrumental “The Rock” on the three circular screens hanging behind the band.
Wednesday 12 June 2013
13, the first studio album featuring the original lineup in 35-years, is currently top of the UK midweek charts
Saturday 08 June 2013
Like track one of Black Sabbath's debut, this starts with big, sludgy Tony Iommi doom-chords and Ozzy Osbourne mournfully wailing a rhetorical question ("Is this the end of the beginning?").
Oh, don't ask why: 40 million years after extinction, giant lizard is named after The Doors' 'Lizard King' Jim Morrison
Wednesday 05 June 2013
A newly discovered 6ft lizard that is up to 40 million years old has been named after The Door’s frontman Jim Morrison – adding a whole new meaning to the words ‘musical scale’.
Sunday 02 June 2013
Thousands of animal welfare supporters took to the streets of central London to protest against the controversial badger-cull policy, which came into effect yesterday. Many of the protesters were dressed in black and white and chanted "Shame on Defra" and "Stop the cull". Some were walking dogs dressed in badger costumes.
Album review: Kristjan Järvi, Absolute Ensemble, Simone Dinnerstein, Bach Re-Invented (Sony Classical)
Friday 31 May 2013
Kristjan Järvi here uses three of JS Bach's brief “Inventions”, played by Simone Dinnerstein, as jumping-off points for new pieces by members of his Absolute Ensemble, aiming to transport the originals “from baroque to rock to Gypsy folk, to Indian rhythms, to African beats and electronics”.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Mack Emerman, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of Criteria Recording Studios, where acts such as Eric Clapton, James Brown and the Bee Gees made some of their most famous records.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Business tycoon Sir Richard Branson has told how he was heavily influenced by the Dice Man books - which encouraged readers to hand over decisions to the throw of a dice.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player and co-founder of The Doors, one of the most influential rock groups of the 1960s, has died after a protracted battle with cancer. He was 74.
Championship play-offs: Ian Holloway claims to have got to grips with the rivalry between Crystal Palace and Brighton
Friday 10 May 2013
The Eagles manager annoyed some Palace fans earlier this season
Thursday 09 May 2013
The Eagles play Brighton tomorrow night
Thursday 09 May 2013
The Wigan manager, Roberto Martinez, has instructed his players to forget about their struggle to stay in the Premier League until Sunday evening and enjoy the privilege of playing in the FA Cup final.
Monday 06 May 2013
Former President’s appeal for heavy metal legends to play benefit gig fell on deaf ears
Wednesday 01 May 2013
A badger flash-mob protested today against a Government-led cull of the animals, outside the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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