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Bruce Fleming: On Jimi Hendrix, the 1960s and the Art of Photography

Jason Holmes | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Fleming speaks of Jimi's other-worldliness, of a man who could stand next to you in a room while giving you the impression he was elsewhere. But for Fleming the creative high point of the decade was 1967, the year that gave the world the Monterey Pop Festival.

Paolo Hewitt: Message In The Music

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Though identifiable as a music writer, Paolo is also very much a social historian. 'The thing about the internet these days, and home recording, is that music has become so much more accessible, but to be honest with you, I can't keep up with it all.'

60 Years of the NME

Ashley Hames | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Hames

A couple of weeks ago I applied for a job as a writer for an online journal. I was asked to submit some writing samples and then write 50 words about my favourite magazine. That last bit really bugged me, but hey ho. This is what I wrote.

The Sex Pistols: Never Mind The B*******, Re-released After 35 Years

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Steve raises his voice, a bit of the old punk rage perhaps asserting itself again after all these years. "You had to work to go and see a band back in '77, had to get off your arse and go to a gig, and then go to a record store to purchase the product. There was a lot more work involved. Now it's just mindless consumption."

Sod the BRITS, Here's the Best New Band in Britain

Ashley Hames | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Hames

On the day The Brits serves up its usual yawnfest - I take it on myself to announce that there truly is a best new band in Britain.