What is the best gig you've been to at Brixton Academy? Perhaps it's Public Enemy, or The Smiths' final show in 1986? Simon Parkes bought the seminal venue for £1 in 1982 and what stories he has to tell in his new memoir Live at the Brixton Academy: a Riotous Life in the Music Business.
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Thursday 22 August 2013
Outlook Justice secretary Chris Grayling used emotive language to demand G4S and Serco "purge themselves" after the electronic-tagging scandal. The companies should, he declared, undergo "corporate renewal" before being considered for new government contracts.
Monday 19 August 2013
Even credible indie bands have their whole performance pre-loaded onto a laptop, according to J Willgoose Esq
Sunday 18 August 2013
Bands like 5Angels have a growing army of fans known as 'cherubs'
Friday 09 August 2013
Pop sensation Rita Ora has pulled out of a live performance tonight.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Device will sell for £399.99 and aims to capture the "unseen and authentic" moments of your life
Monday 22 July 2013
Presenter Jonathan Ross has signed a further deal with ITV to extend his chat show on the station until the end of next year.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
It was a disappointing stereo that started off Amar Bose. When he bought it in the 1950s, Dr Bose – at the time a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), near Boston – was frustrated to find the sound quality was a pale comparison to listening to live music.
Saturday 06 July 2013
Rolling stones guitarist Keith Richards has spoken of the moment the band witnessed a man being killed in the crowd in front of them, and how they kept on playing to “distract people”.
Thursday 04 July 2013
Mick Jagger has hinted the Rolling Stones might play the same setlist at Saturday's Hyde Park gig that they played first time round in 1969 - but there will be no repeat of the stunt that saw him release hundreds of butterflies into the crowd.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Metal band Motorhead have been forced to cancel a number of summer concert dates due the ill health of frontmant Lemmy Kilmister.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
If you did attend Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, you're probably just about recovering now.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Muscular dystrophy group campaigns to fix myriad frustrations with concert experience
Simon Price on Depeche Mode - You wait for ages for a different sort of frontman, then two show up at once
Saturday 01 June 2013
For a man who has been through not just one fire, but two – heroin addiction and cancer – Dave Gahan is a highly dynamic frontman. And Depeche Mode effectively have a spare one of those, in the shape of Martin Gore. Both men, tonight, are exercising the right to bare arms. Beyond that, their styles are different: Gahan the tanned rock god in tattoos and Cuban heels, Gore the glamourpuss in blue eyeshadow, silver kilt and a star guitar borrowed from the Glitter Band.
Friday 17 May 2013
Jamie Oliver has compared unhealthy packed lunches with child abuse and said the Government should do more to improve school meals.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
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