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Joe Walsh Goes Solo With A Barnstormer

<b>Joe Walsh</b> served notice of his preeminence as a guitarist and songwriter in his days with <b>the James Gang</b>, but before he became a member of the Eagles, …

Joe Walsh

Roots Of The Blues: Otis Rush’s Thrilling ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’

Willie Dixon is <b>one of the most significant songwriters in blues history</b>. The man who wrote classics such as ‘Little Red Rooster’, <b>‘Hoochie Coochie …

Universal Music

Non-Stop Ecstasy Part 1: Marc Almond’s Pop Years

He was such an unlikely pop star. Edgy and keen on keeping you guessing, the 24-year-old <b>Marc Almond</b> was not long out of a Leeds art school and …

Universal Music

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid, MAAD City’: A Lesson In Storytelling

The best concept records still have fabulous singles. There is a reason that people know ‘Juicy’ by the Notorious BIG, ‘Mercy Mercy Me’ by <b>Marvin …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Roy Orbison Hologram To Embark On UK Tour In 2018

Roy Orbison, one of the most iconic figures in rock and roll died in 1988 – but he will tour the UK again in 2018, albeit in hologram form.<p>Using 3D …

Universal Music

That’s Not Metal: Trivium, A Perfect Circle, And Trent Reznor 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

Sam Smith Announces First Ever UK, Europe Arena Tour For 2018

Sam Smith has announced his first ever arena tour of the UK and Europe for the spring of 2018. The singer, who will release his highly-anticipated …

Sam Smith

Why ‘Masseduction’ Should Turn The World On To St Vincent

St Vincent is one of the more enigmatic performers of today. Creatively restless, in just six albums she has dipped into genres ranging from art rock …

Universal Music

reDiscover John Martyn’s ‘Grace And Danger’

Born in Surrey but raised in Glasgow, <b>John Martyn</b> only began playing guitar when he was 15, yet within two years he was already eking out a living …

Universal Music

reDiscover Nine Inch Nails’ Genre-Defining Debut Album, ‘Pretty Hate Machine’

Industrial music’s long, twisted history reaches back to the 70s and such diverse acts as prolix prog experimentalists <b>Tangerine Dream</b>, electro …

Universal Music

New ‘1977’ Box Set Revisits The Jam’s Classic Albums ‘In The City’, ‘This Is The Modern World’

A new Jam collection, the 5CD <i>1977</i> box set, is set to extensively revisit <i>In The City</i> and <i>This Is The Modern World</i>, the first two albums by the group. …

Universal Music

Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town Headline 2018 C2C Festival

Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw have been announced as the headliners of the 2018 C2C: Country To Country Music …

Little Big Town (Band)

Record Store Day Announces Full List Of Black Friday Releases

The full list of Record Store Day releases for Black Friday 2017 has been announced. Over 150 records will be released in the US on Black Friday on …

Vinyl Records

Rush Album Landmark ‘A Farewell To Kings’ Gets Multi-Format 40th Anniversary Update

The 40th anniversary album celebrations of the Rush catalogue will continue with UMe/Anthem/ole label group's 1 December release of a lavish, …

Universal Music

reDiscover Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ ‘Damn The Torpedoes’

Promising, Florida-born singer-songwriter <b>Tom Petty</b> initially pitched up in LA with his first band, Mudcrutch, who recorded a lone 45, ‘Depot Street’, …

Tom Petty

Second Instalment in ‘Jazz Loves Disney’ Series Set For Release

The second installment of the <i>Jazz Loves Disney</i> series, <i>Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic</i> is set for release through Verve Records on 10 November …

Walt Disney Company

INXS In 20 Songs

Learning their craft in tough Sydney pubs and clubs, INXS graduated from rock’n’roll’s school of hard knocks, and their initial slow burn eventually …

Universal Music

Keith Urban’s Country Breakthrough

<b>Keith Urban</b> has been a fixture in the top division of country music for all of this century. As the old one ended, he was releasing the album that …

Keith Urban

Cass Elliot’s Solo Debut Was More Than A Dream

If the demise of <b>the Mamas and the Papas</b> was the cause of sadness among their devoted fans, then on 19 October 1968, they had cause to celebrate. Cass …

Universal Music

Diana Ross To Receive American Music Award For Lifetime Achievement

Diana Ross is to receive the American Music Award For Lifetime Achievement at the 2017 American Music Awards, in recognition of her remarkable career …

American Music Awards

Black Sabbath Share Live Footage Of ‘Paranoid’ From ‘The End’

Black Sabbath have shared the live version of their classic song ‘Paranoid’ from <i>The End</i>, the concert film that documents the legendary heavy metal …

Black Sabbath

Slipknot Unleash ‘Before I Forget’ Footage From ‘Day Of The Gusano DVD

Slipknot have unleashed a ferocious live performance of ‘Before I Forget’, taken from their forthcoming <i>Day Of The Gusano</i> DVD.<p>Shot in high definition …

Universal Music

Tragically Hip Frontman Gord Downie Dies Aged 53

Gord Downie, the lead singer for the influential Canadian alt-rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53. The cause was terminal brain …

Universal Music

reDiscover Cannonball Adderley’s ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live At “The Club”’

When 27-year-old Julian “Cannonball” Adderley went up to New York from his native Florida in the summer of 1955, he blew the Big Apple jazz community …

Jazz

Top 10 Greatest Ricky Nelson Songs Of All Time – Vote Now!

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Universal Music

Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar Head Up Nominations For 2017 MOBO Awards

Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Drake are heading up the nominations for the 2017 MOBO Awards, which celebrates the best in urban music.<p>Now in its 22nd …

Universal Music

Cover Stars: The Power Of The Music Press

In <b>our Know Your Writes feature</b>, we examined the history of the international rock press and how a variety of stellar music magazines on both sides of …

Universal Music

Top 10 Greatest Hank Williams Songs Of All Time – Vote Now!

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Hank Williams

reDiscover Gong’s Final Radio Gnome Broadcast, ‘You’

Arguably <b>Gong</b>’s greatest album, <i>You</i> marked <b>the culmination of both the Radio Gnome Trilogy</b>, and of singer, guitarist and visionary Daevid Allen’s first …

Universal Music

reDiscover T-Bone Walker’s ‘Complete Imperial Recordings’

Texas-born <b>Aaron Thibeaux Walker</b> remains one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the 20th Century. Walker is the fountainhead of …

Jazz