Shepherds Bush Empire, London
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The Barometer: Karen O and Trent Reznor; James Blake; Lana Del Ray; Jackmaster; Cloud Nothings; Bos Angeles; Toy; Sapphire Slows; Nite Jewell
Friday 16 December 2011
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Saturday 03 December 2011
Crystal Palace 1 Derby County 1
Friday 29 July 2011
An exhibition of new digital collages opened at the Vitrine Gallery in London. Vicki Bennett's work is created using an unusual technique which expands film scenes beyond their conventional screen ratio making familiar Hollywood situations stretch out to reach the viewer.
Michael 'Würzel' Burston: Guitarist who contributed some of Motörhead's finest rocking moments
Friday 15 July 2011
Led by the ultimate rock'n'roll reprobate, the gruff-voiced bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, Motörhead have been playing faster, heavier and louder than most of their heavy metal competitors for over 35 years now. Known to all the group's fans by his suitably umlaut-accented nickname, the guitarist "Würzel" – né Michael Burston – was a semi-professional musician whose take-no-prisoners approach to the instrument lived up to Kilmister's high expectations when he auditioned to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Brian Robertson, once of Thin Lizzy, in November 1983.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Former Motorhead guitarist Wurzel has died.
Sunday 10 April 2011
The new album from Metronomy might as well be by a different band than Nights Out.
Monday 21 February 2011
Keep boredom at bay this half-term with a little help from wonderful wildlife, creepy castles and even the odd T Rex.
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Saturday 11 December 2010
The son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour has apologised for climbing on to the Cenotaph during Thursday's tuition fees demonstration.
Sunday 10 October 2010
How tidy is this? Ambient-house collective enters studio with Pink Floyd guitarist and emerges with...Echoes II?
Friday 06 August 2010
Once upon a time, there was a wooded wonderland where long-haired men and women wore flowers in their hair and often little else, where wood cabins nestled among cypresses and bougainvillea and the sound of birdsong mixed with guitars. Just a 10-minute drive north of Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood, Laurel Canyon was home to Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Frank Zappa, The Mamas and The Papas, Jackson Browne and The Eagles.
Sunday 01 August 2010
A posse of Southern and Midwestern twangers united in the Angeleno sun, to play a four-square, tuneful, occasionally country-ish rock. Sound like the Eagles? Well, yes, at moments, in their attention to melodic detail and in the chime of the harmonies.
Friday 02 July 2010
To compliment the cinema release of Tom DiCillo’s documentary about the The Doors ‘When You’re Strange,’ the Idea Generation Gallery is hosting an exhibition of previously unseen and lesser known photographs from the controversial band’s history.
Friday 02 July 2010
Tom DiCillo's documentary about American rock band The Doors is rather ploddingly dominated by the personality of their lead singer Jim Morrison, whose death in a Paris hotel room in 1971 has burnished his myth ever since.
Ronnie James Dio: Singer who worked with Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow and replaced Ozzie Osbourne in Black Sabbath
Tuesday 18 May 2010
As lead vocalist with some of the biggest heavy metal bands of the 1970s and '80s, and fronting his own group, Ronnie James Dio bestrode festival stages and delighted millions of rock fans around the world. He also popularised the "devil's horns" gesture beloved of metal fans of all ages, and made it his trademark. "The 'sign'" is a superstitious symbol used by many older cultures," he remarked of the gesture he picked up from his Italian grandmother. "It's meant to intercept the evil eye and other curses, and what better place to use it than at a metal show?"
Friday 05 March 2010
Valleys Of Neptune is the opening salvo of what we're promised is a "monumental" 2010 Hendrix Catalogue Project, involving various CD/DVD reissues of the original studio albums and, doubtless, several more ransackings of the tape vaults like this.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
- 1 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Prince to donate entire $32bn fortune to charity