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Respect Due To Robert Palmer

The death of <b>Robert Palmer</b> on 26 September 2003 at the age of just 54 was cruelly untimely. Today we shine some fresh appreciation on the career of a …

Universal Music

Frank Zappa’s 1977 NYC Shows Revisited For ‘Halloween 77’ Costume Box Set

From 28-31 October 1977, Frank Zappa and his band played six historic shows at the 3,000 capacity New York Palladium. All the performances were …

Frank Zappa

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Still Running Hot With ‘Fever To Tell’ Deluxe Reissues

Nearly 15 years later and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ impassioned debut album <i>Fever To Tell</i> is getting the deluxe vinyl reissue truly deserves with Interscope …

Universal Music

Cheap Trick Announce Festive New Album ‘Christmas Christmas’

Acclaimed North American rockers Cheap Trick will rock in the Yuletide season with the release of their first holiday-themed album <i>Christmas …

Christmas

When Mark Knopfler Set Sail For Philadelphia

The solo album catalogue of <b>Mark Knopfler</b> contains nothing but exquisitely crafted songs that uniquely tie together the roots music of British and …

Universal Music

The Beach Boys’ Slow-Blooming ‘Sunflower’

When <b>the Beach Boys</b> released <i>Sunflower</i> in 1970, their first on their own Brother label via Reprise,their 16th studio album in just eight years …

Universal Music

Debut Album From Prophets Of Rage Makes International Impact

Prophets Of Rage’s self-titled debut album, released on September 15 by Fantasy Records, scored top chart entries in multiple countries across the …

Universal Music

Why The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Was Streets Ahead Of Its Time

Prior to late September 1969, most people in the world were blissfully unaware that Abbey Road was the location of EMI’s London recording studios. …

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Van Morrison Delivers Knockout Blues Album, ‘Roll With The Punches’

Seminal, genre-blurring records imbued with folk, jazz and mysticism, including <i>Astral Weeks</i>, <i>Moondance</i> and <i>Veedon Fleece</i>, have long since crowned Van …

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Announce New Album

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced the release of a new album, <i>Who Built The Moon?</i> The record is due out on 24 November on Sour Mash/ …

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Supertramp Pull Off The Crime Of The Century

Supertramp were preparing to strike gold on 25 September 1974, so it was appropriate that their new album release that day was titled <i>Crime Of The</i> …

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Tears For Fears Grow Success From Seed

As the distance from <b>Tears For Fears</b>' hugely successful second album <i>Songs From The Big Chair</i> grew ever greater, both their fans and industry-watchers …

Universal Music

Voices Of Angels: The 15 Best Gospel Singers Ever

The <b>influence of gospel music stretches far and wide</b>, into soul, rock’n’roll and R&B, and can be found in recordings by everyone from <b>James Brown</b> to <b>Bob</b> …

Universal Music

That’s Not Metal: Machine Head, Asking Alexandria And Mastodon On The UK’s Biggest Metal Podcast

That’s Not Metal is <b>your weekly guide</b> to all of the comings and goings in the world of rock and metal, featuring hard-hitting opinions on this week’s …

Universal Music

The Complete Package: How Album Packaging Amplified Music

Album packaging has been in transition (and in vogue) for more than six decades. The Recording Academy has acknowledged it since 1959, when the first …

Universal Music

Delaney & Bonnie On The Singles Scene

In the late 1960s and early '70s, Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett focused their energy on building up a reputation among the best exponents of …

Universal Music

Demi Lovato Named Global Citizen Ambassador For 2017

Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador for 2017 at the organization’s annual music festival on Saturday, 23 September. Global Citizen …

Demi Lovato

reDiscover Roy Orbison’s Final MGM Album, ‘Milestones’

Ask anyone about <b>Roy Orbison</b> and they’re likely to fall into raptures over those Monument recordings – the ones on which The Big O built his …

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Rock & Classical Married By Deep Purple

These days we’re very used to the worlds of rock and classical music coming together. In 1969, for the most part, they lived at very different …

Universal Music

Charles Bradley, Beloved Soul Singer, Dead at 68

Beloved singer and the “screaming eagle of soul music”, Charles Bradley has passed away today after succumbing to a long battle with cancer at the …

Universal Music

The Genius Of Brother Ray Charles

Today we pay tribute to a musical giant who will certainly never be replaced, and who richly deserved to be known as the Genius. Brother <b>Ray Charles</b> …

Jazz

10cc Loved Cricket, And We Loved 10cc

Graham Gouldman was once in conversation with a gentleman from Jamaica, and, remembering one of that country's great sporting specialities, said to …

Universal Music

Hank Williams Tapes His Last Country No. 1

A recording session took place on 23 September 1952 at Castle Studio in Nashville that was both productive and poignant. It marked the final studio …

Hank Williams

Sitting On Top Of The World’s Best Blues Album Covers

We live in an age where the consumption of music is increasingly defined and dominated by digital music, and because of that the importance of album …

Guitar

Depeche Mode Share 40th Anniversary Cover Of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

Depeche Mode have shared a studio recorded cover of David Bowie‘s classic “Heroes” to mark the iconic song’s 40th anniversary.<p>Tomorrow – 23 September …

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Stevie Wonder Hits Hollywood With ‘The Woman In Red’

In September 1984, Kelly LeBrock was the woman in red, and Stevie Wonder was the artist singing about her. Stevie’s album of songs from the hit movie</i> …

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ABBA Have It All Covered

The distinguished recording catalogue of <b>ABBA</b> has attracted an extraordinarily wide range of interpretations over the years. In our latest spotlight …

Universal Music

Prequell Unveils Video For Single ‘Part XIV’ Prior To New Album

Under the soubriquet Prequell, composer/producer Thomas Roussel released his first single, ‘Part XIV’ on 30 June. He now unveils the video for the …

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20 Of The Best Lady Gaga Songs

It’s been too easy to be distracted by the visual drama surrounding Lady Gaga, but when <b>‘Just Dance’</b> entered a handful of the international charts …

Universal Music

New Rolling Stones ‘On Air’ Book Traces Rise Of The World’s Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band

Throughout the 60s, The Rolling Stones amassed an overwhelming amount of classic singles and game-changing albums, from their takes on the Delta …

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