The frontman has called for a halt to medical advances which could extend mortality well beyond the age of 100
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Friday 20 November 2009
Vocals - Iggy Pop
As well as being a fantastic songwriter, he lives the rock 'n' roll dream... or nightmare! When I was in New Order we played with the Stooges and we were so terrified to talk to Iggy, we couldn't do it.
Friday 09 October 2009
Ironically, while younger bands strive to revive the sound and mood of Joy Division, Bernard Sumner's subsequent career has sometimes seemed like a desperate flight from his earlier group.
Monday 07 September 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Their appearance at the Woodstock festival in 1969 might have gone against the grain of the "peace and love" generation, but the US group Sha Na Na started a rock 'n' roll revival craze which lasted through the Seventies and took in American Graffiti by George Lucas, the long-running Happy Days sitcom, and inspired British acts such as Showaddywaddy, Rocky Sharpe and the Replays and Darts. The guitarist "Dirty Dan" McBride was a mainstay of Sha Na Na between 1975 and 1980, the high-watermark years of the group, as they hosted their own series on American television and also became part of the Grease phenomenon.
Friday 07 August 2009
With the 40th anniversary of the original Woodstock Festival looming, various commemorative releases are being prepared to markthe occasion.
Sunday 19 July 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
Is it possible to be both an icon and an iconoclast? Well, if anybody can have it both ways it is probably the singer Grace Jones.
Monday 29 June 2009
Sunday 29 March 2009
This is the baked bean-saturated work from 1967 that validated Townshend's vision of his group as an "art installation". Yep, it's psychedelic in parts and interleaves songs with advertising jingles.
Sunday 29 March 2009
Saturday 21 March 2009
This week I received a letter from some of the biggest worthies in the arts – the likes of Nicholas Hytner of the National Theatre, Kevin Spacey of the Old Vic, Michael Boyd of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Grandage of the Donmar, and Mike Attenborough of the Almeida. They wanted to share their concern that in the present climate the arts were under real threat of losing much of their private sponsorship. Artistic output is likely to be affected. These are fast becoming financially difficult times for the arts.
Sunday 01 February 2009
Thursday 04 December 2008
There is little doubt that Jo Wood has had her patience tested of late. What with her husband Ronnie's affair, then his claims that his mistress – a twentysomething Russian blonde – was responsible for his sobering up, few could blame the former model for wanting to sever all ties with the Rolling Stone.
Thursday 13 November 2008
Mitch Mitchell has been described as one of the three great British rock drummers of the 1960s.
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