'Jaki Liebezeit has a motorik style but he's funky too'
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Friday 11 October 2013
'Debbie Harry is kind of an idol of mine and a legend'
Saturday 25 May 2013
Wrote a Song for Everyone finds John Fogerty revisiting his Creedence songbook in the company of rock and country guests, with a final nod to his imagined bayou roots on a "Proud Mary" bristling with cajun raunch and second-line New Orleans funk, courtesy of Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band.
Thursday 21 March 2013
PJ Harvey nearly became the new singer with Nirvana at a UK concert last month, Dave Grohl has revealed.
Friday 16 November 2012
For the majority of the all-seated crowd in Glasgow’s atmospheric underground railway arch venue, the suspicion is they’re here because of the ‘featuring John Paul Jones’ element of tonight’s bill.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
This year’s Reading bill looks over-familiar from top to bottom, faithfully reflecting a rock scene desperately waiting for new heroes.
Monday 13 August 2012
Richfield Avenue, Reading / Bramham Park, Leeds
Monday 13 February 2012
Adele made her long-awaited comeback as she took six gongs to become the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards - and dedicated one of the prizes to the doctors who saved her voice.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
After seven years with a no-host format, the Grammys will have an emcee — LL Cool J.
Thursday 01 December 2011
British songstress Adele has been given the perfect get well gift after being nominated for six Grammys at next year's awards.
Friday 19 August 2011
At least three people were killed last night, and 71 injured, when a stage collapsed during stormy weather at a Belgian music festival.
Thursday 28 July 2011
Live, My Morning Jacket are awesome – you could play them against Foo Fighters with no doubt at all as to who would be the winners. They begin with a five-song assault that seems to cow even the weather on a day of repeated downpours – the cloud gods only dare to release more water once the two-hour set has finished. In between, Jim James whirls like a dervish in a raincoat and a Rebekah Brooks wig, glowing sampler round his neck before switching to guitar. His fellow lead guitarist, Carl Broemel bashes, tugs and bends soaring licks from his own axe.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Amidst the Sunday mudbathing, the novelty of an almost completely redesigned site and some thrilling headline performances, this year's T in the Park was memorable for two very different sets that nailed the spirit of their times. One, although not quite up there with Glastonbury '95, was the latest instalment of Pulp's reunion tour on the Sunday evening, a poignant reminder of just how few contemporary pop artists write from the position of taking a close look at the world around them.
Monday 18 April 2011
Dave Grohl dreams that Kurt Cobain is still alive and they have reformed Nirvana.
Monday 18 April 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
Back to basics time for the Foo Fighters. Well, kinda.
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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