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‘End Of The Road’ Begins For Boyz II Men

A momentous date in US chart history, as well as in the latter-day Motown story, arrived on 15 August 1992. It was the start of the road for <b>‘End Of</b> …

Music

Slash Reveals That Guns N’Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Tour Has Been A “Wonderful Experience”

Slash recently spoke to <b>Rolling Stone</b> about the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour, the partial reunion tour of Guns N’ Roses’ classic line-up which launched …

‘Welcome To Wherever You Are’ And Welcome To No. 1 For INXS

All the years of building their British fan base reached critical mass for <b>INXS</b> in 1992. After three consecutive top ten albums in the UK, they wasted …

‘Bleach’: The Caustic Debut Album That Brought Nirvana To The World

<b>Nirvana</b> seemed to arrive like a bolt from the blue when <b>their colossal second album, Nevermind</b>, went supernova across the autumn and winter of 1991. …

Kurt Cobain

Designs For Life: Celebrating The Art Of Punk

Angry, aggressive and defiantly anti-materialistic, the whole point of punk was to (literally) rip it up and start again. The manifesto read “Year …

Universal Music

James Brown, ‘Out Of Sight’ In ‘64

It’s the summer of 1964. America is knee-deep in <b>The Beatles</b>, of course, not to mention Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Dave Clark 5, the Animals and the …

Music

Jimmy Webb And The Great Americana Songbook

When <b>Ray Charles</b> recorded his groundbreaking album <i>Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music</i>, in 1962, he turned to some of the founding fathers of …

Music

‘Jazz At the Hollywood Bowl’: When All The Jazz Stars Aligned

On 15 August 1956 one of the jazz events of the decade took place, a concert that has been immortalised on record as <i>Jazz at The Hollywood Bowl</i>.<p>The …

Universal Music

Big Bill Broonzy: A Sadly Neglected Blues Hero

Big Bill Broonzy was a giant of the 1930s urban blues, a giant of a man and someone that just about every other musician who met him respected.<p>He was …

John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s Newly Expanded ‘Imagine’ Film Heading To Theatres

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1972 music film-cum-documentary <i>Imagine</i> is heading to select theatres on 17 September.<p>The film famously documents the …

Music

‘Who’s Next’ Takes Who To New Heights

As <b>Who’s Next</b> was being released on 14 August 1971, rock writer Dave Marsh avowed in Creem magazine that the band’s new album “is to <b>The Who</b> what the</i> …

Universal Music

Velvet Underground Exhibition Coming To New York City

A new multimedia <b>Velvet Underground</b> exhibition entitled ‘The Velvet Underground Experience’ is set to open in New York City on 10 October, according …

Velvet Underground

Robert Glasper Announces 48-Show Residency At NYC’s Blue Note Jazz Club

Robert Glasper has announced a month-long residency at New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club that will span 24 nights with 48 shows from 2 October to …

The Fiercely Funky Brothers Johnson

A funk explosion was truly taking place thanks to <b>the Brothers Johnson</b> in the summer of 1976. The sibling Los Angeles duo of George and Louis Johnson …

Music

Drake Launches New Merch Collection For Aubrey And The Three Migos Tour

Coinciding with Drake hitting the road on his Aubrey And The Three Migos tour in support of his <i>Scorpion</i> album, clothing manufacturers Drizzy have …

Rap & Hip-Hop

George Harrison Tells The World About ‘Bangla Desh’

<b>George Harrison</b> made it his life’s work to raise consciousness, in every sense of the phrase. In 1971, he managed the extraordinary combination of …

Bangladesh

Fortune Favours The Moody Blues

<b>The Moody Blues</b> always had a good ear for a hit single, but the turn of the 1970s witnessed their transition into an albums band. With a great …

Moody Blues

When Young Chuck Berry Went Incognito As Charles Berryn

Legions of fans of rock ‘n’ roll instigator Chuck Berry know that his birth name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry, and that he was born in St. …

Music

New Film, Soundtrack Album ‘The Man From Mo’Wax’ Set To Celebrate James Lavelle

A new film, <i>The Man from Mo’Wax</i> is set to chart the life of influential label owner, DJ, producer and latterly musician James Lavelle.<p>Drawing upon …

Universal Music

Pearl Jam’s Seattle Shows Raise Millions For The City’s Homeless Population

Pearl Jam have raised millions for homeless people in Seattle, after donating proceeds from their hometown shows to local organisations.<p><b>Eddie Vedder</b> …

Homelessness

Music For Misfits: The Story Of Indie

Rather like goth, indie music is one of pop’s most nebulous genres. The myriad bands operating within its parameters are generally labelled “indie …

Indie Music

‘Aftermath’: The Rolling Stones At The Dawning Of Rock

<i>Aftermath</i> was a move in a different direction for <b>The Rolling Stones</b>, the kind of movement that other bands were also embracing. <b>The Beatles’</b> Rubber …

Universal Music

Is Gene Vincent’s ‘Bluejean Bop!’ The Best Debut Album Ever?

“Blue Gene baby.” A generation of British rockers grew up knowing those two words from Ian Dury’s tribute to “sweet” Gene Vincent. Many fans never …

Universal Music

Supremes Give Birth To ‘Baby Love’

The group once dismissively referred to as the “no-hit <b>Supremes</b>” were on their way to becoming the hottest act in America in the summer of 1964.<p>On 13 …

Music

Nicki Minaj Drops New Tracy Chapman-Sampling Song ‘Sorry’ Ft. Nas

A day after the early release of her new album, <i>Queen</i>, Nicki Minaj has dropped another unreleased song featuring her ex-boyfriend Nas. Funkmaster Flex …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Allman Brothers Take Old Friend ‘Melissa’ Into Hot 100

When the Allman Brothers Band broke into the Billboard Hot 100 of 12 August 1972, they introduced us to an old friend. Her name was ‘Melissa,’ a song …

Allman Brothers Band

The Day Simple Minds Conquered Paris

On 12 August 1986, <b>Simple Minds</b> conquered Paris. The multi-platinum Scottish band were in what Jim Kerr has latterly called their “pomp and …

The Breakfast Club

Anarchy Around The World: Punk Goes Global

Forty years after it officially crash-landed in our midst, it’s easy to believe punk “sold out” its lofty original ideals, not least because its …

Universal Music

A Great Day In Harlem: The Most Amazing Photograph In Jazz history

Photographer Art Kane took the most wonderful photograph in jazz history – remarkable for many reasons. In features 57 of the best jazz musicians and …

Universal Music

Deep Purple Release 1970 ‘Black Night’ Performance With Unseen Footage

The official Deep Purple YouTube channel has released a split-screen video that will be eagerly received by their legions of fans. It includes …

Deep Purple