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Tuesday 01 July 2008
"It's great to see you in this super-cool venue," says Gabriela Quintero, one half of the Mexican semi-acoustic duo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, admiring the whooping crowd standing between the wrought-iron columns of this 19th-century steam engine repair shed.
Monday 30 June 2008
Led Zeppelin chose the relative glitz of the O2 Arena for their comeback. But in Wembley Arena's shed of a rock venue, where old-fashioned fans feel more comfortable, Def Leppard are carrying on regardless.
Thursday 26 June 2008
At which university did Led Zeppelin perform their first gig in 1968, the year that the university was establishing a 74-acre campus on the outskirts of a prosperous south-eastern town in the shadow of a great red-brick cathedral?
Tuesday 27 May 2008
The staging is distinctly understated: save for a gold curtain that unfurls before the closing number, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's show is almost completely devoid of visual distraction. Just a few rugs, a discreet curtain backdrop, and a couple of modest screens either side of the stage.
Sunday 25 May 2008
Tuesday 20 May 2008
He may have started out in the time-honoured fashion of promoting gigs on the pier in his hometown, Hastings. Yet yesterday, Simon Fuller, the man who quit East Sussex to bring the world the commercial glories of the Spice Girls, S Club 7 and Pop Idol – revolutionising the global music industry – was named the most successful British pop music manager of all time.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
The Black Crowes believe in a utopian sort of Seventies rock, a hard-played, hard-lived, freak-friendly style somewhere between The Allman Brothers Band, The Faces and the mid-period Stones at their most decadently loose.
Friday 21 March 2008
Thursday 13 March 2008
When rock stars reach the top of their game, they are prone to making extravagant purchases. And when they've come back down to earth, there's a place for them to dispose of the swag – art auctions. Next week, The Quest for the Holy Grail: the Achievement, a tapestry by Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, will go under the hammer at Sotheby's. The masterpiece is expected to fetch £1m and its vendor is none other than Jimmy Page, guitarist in the recently reformed Led Zeppelin.
Sunday 09 March 2008
I'm at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles at the end of an extraordinary West Coast golfing road trip. I've always wanted to stay here as it's a fairly legendary hotel.
Thursday 28 February 2008
The Rolling Stone Keith Richards has branded his bandmate Sir Mick Jagger a "power freak", slated the Led Zeppelin reunion and expressed regret over his past excesses.
Friday 28 December 2007
Sunday 16 December 2007
Thursday 13 December 2007
The hardest word for anyone to say no matter what age they are is sorry. So why has shadow Children's Secretary (and former journalist) Michael Gove chosen to pour contempt on the government's plans to implement a new kind of restorative justice for young offenders, one aspect of which involves offenders apologising to their victims?
Friday 07 December 2007
When a band gets back together after a lengthy hiatus, it's easy to assume that its members have run out of options or ideas and are just trying to recapture past glories. Not so Crowded House. Once the leader Neil Finn asked the bass player Nick Seymour to contribute to what was intended to be another solo album, this most organic of reformations became inevitable.
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