He's hardly misleading the youth: Generation Y has turned into Generation Y Bother Getting High, It’ll Stop You From Getting A Job
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Monday 05 October 2009
Eyebrows were raised when Mott The Hoople's initial reunion shows at the Hammersmith Apollo sold out so fast that further dates had to be added, then more. One expects the likes of Led Zeppelin to inspire such sizeable affection, but Mott? Who knew there was such a collective yearning for the glam boogie monsters?
Monday 05 October 2009
Friday 02 October 2009
Eyebrows were raised when Mott The Hoople's initial reunion shows at the Hammersmith Apollo sold out so fast that further dates had to be added, and then some more. One expects the likes of Led Zeppelin to inspire fond affection on a sizeable scale, but dear old Mott? Who knew there was such a collective yearning for the glam boogie monsters?
Monday 17 August 2009
Friday 03 July 2009
Vocals - Prince
Prince is an amazing songwriter and performer. I have never seen him live but I have seen plenty of videos of him. I really hope to see him play in the future.
Sunday 15 February 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
Vocals - Robert Plant
I have so much love for Led Zeppelin. I met Robert in Switzerland, when we played a big concert together. He watched me perform and I was so proud. It was one of the best days of my life.
Tuesday 06 January 2009
When it comes to hiring drummers, the Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has always been a hard taskmaster since John Bonham's death in September 1980 precipitated the end of the legendary rock group. Throughout his solo career, Plant has probably had his late friend and bandmate at the back of his mind, and has performed and recorded with musicians such as Phil Collins, Cozy Powell, Barriemore Barlow and Richard Hayward behind the kit.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Klaipeda, Lithuania: Michael Palin is the most amiable of travel guides, one who wears his erudition lightly and touches on serious matters with grace and chard.
The Week In Radio: I've Never Seen Star Wars, Radio 4, Thursday<br />The Carmine Appice Story, Radio 2, Saturday<br />O Lucky Man!, Radio 4, Thursday
Thursday 25 September 2008
According to the continuity announcer, I've Never Seen Star Wars is "a journey outside the comfort zone". Every week, a guest will be invited to try a series of things he or she has never done before, and then engage in witty banter with Marcus Brigstocke: this week, for example, Phill Jupitus tried foie gras, pigs' trotters, Findus Crispy Pancakes, and – understandably, after that lot – colonic irrigation. Brigstocke sat in on this one with him, and their reminiscences about the process were jarringly candid: almost as disturbing as Russell Brand's account on his Radio 2 show a few months back of having a cyst removed (the "radioactively" green pus was what stuck in my mind).
Wednesday 27 August 2008
Chinese press and bloggers have been less than favourable about London's contribution to Beijing's Olympic closing ceremony – criticising contributions from the London Mayor Boris Johnson and David Beckham.
Tuesday 26 August 2008
Normally our sports stars come home with red faces. Yesterday, though, a golden nose descended from the cloudy skies above Heathrow, and once again Britain's Beijing Olympic heroes made the nation forget the summer gloom.
Friday 22 August 2008
Friday 25 July 2008
Saturday 19 July 2008
Mrs Irina Ivanova, mother of the lovely Ekaterina, the cocktail waitress and model who has so beguiled Ronnie Wood, isn't happy about how her daughter has been portrayed in the British media. "The way she is described is as a Russian waitress," wails Irina, "but what it means is she is a bitch." It will be news to many Russian catering staff in Britain that the terms are synonymous but there you are. Mrs E continues: "Jo Wood said that she is a bitch but she is only 20 –she is just a normal girl." Absolutely. Nothing could be more normal than for a young woman to link up with a 61-year-old legendary booze-hound and shag-monster, pose naked for him and decamp with him to his Irish mansion to live in innocent bliss for ever. What mother would argue with that?
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