Rock N Roll

Musings on Kim Fowley and Edgar Froese

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Nirenberg

These two artists couldn't be any more different, yet each had enormously prolific outputs that have influenced culture directly and indirectly. These two careers that cannot be summed up adequately in short order.

The Rolling Stones: From the Vaults

Tim Cumming | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Cumming

This month saw the release of two full-length concert films with accompanying CDs and vinyl, from the 1975 Tour of the Americas and the Tattoo You trek of 1981. The Tour of the Americas was Ronnie Wood's first tour of duty, busy and fleet fingered around Keef's frankly brutalist, angular riffing at its crushing, decadent, sloppy best.

Led Zeppelin's Reissued Albums Are a Wonderful Tribute to John Bonham's Monstrous Drumming

Stephen Hull | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Hull

It seems remarkable that almost 25 years later I found myself sitting in the old Olympic Studios where the band recorded a load of their classic records. In front of me was a grey-haired Jimmy Page, the composer who so let me down on the first hearing, but whose body of work has inspired me through my entire adult life.

The Libertines at Hyde Park Was a Much Needed Injection of Rock and Roll

Lisa Higgins | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Higgins

There were crowd crushes, there were flares, there were naked guys climbing up towers and there were bloody noses. But aside from all the ominous scenes and injured gig goers that have dogged the headlines since Saturday, The Libertines at Hyde Park was a much needed injection of much-missed rock and roll.

Is Subculture Dead?

Charlotte Mallory | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Mallory

At this year's Brit Awards, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, used his acceptance speech for Best Album of the Year to announce that "rock n roll will never die." He then threw the mic he was using down on the floor and mumbled "invoice me for the mic if you wanna."

A Slashed Neck and a One Finger Salute That Never Happened

Ray Quinn | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ray Quinn

There was a bit a controversy on Dancing on Ice this week - I was accused of giving the judges a one finger salute at the beginning of my performance. But it turned out after a few check backs from everyone including myself that I was innocent! Thank God.

Is Rock Dying?

Scott Rowley | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Scott Rowley

The End, it seems, is nigh. "It's strange in rock culture just now," Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie told BBC4's Review Show in December. "It's kinda dead, I think. It's over." The Cult's Ian Astbury, meanwhile, has decided that the album has also reached the end of the line.

Born to Be Wild

Rhodri Huw | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rhodri Huw

In many ways San Francisco was the perfect place to begin our journey exploring three decades of American rock. The city was spiritual home to the peace and love movement that reflected the dreams and aspirations of the sixties generation...

It's Not Only Rock 'N' Roll

Jenny Boyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jenny Boyd

Mick Fleetwood once said that the first time he saw me walking back from school in Notting Hill Gate he knew I was the girl he was going to marry. We were both sixteen and it was the summer of '64. The first time I saw him play at Brentwood Town Hall, I felt as though I'd been plugged into an electric socket.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 21 Oct - 27 Oct 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We all know Camden Town as the epicentre of London's alternative scene, but if you needed to pinpoint exactly where to head for a rocking night out, many will tell you that The Barfly's where it's at.

You Need To Hear This: New Music from Thumpers, Gang and Natasha North

Kat Jackman | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

It's heads up time again, as we've got a bunch of fresh new artists right here that you really need to get your ears acquainted with. The wealth of h...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 23 Sept - 29 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

The coming week's live listings are ready and waiting for you- so it's time you get yourselves organised. Get your diaries at the ready, because we've got a another round-up of unmissable shows for you to start looking forward to.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Mila Falls, Jody Brock, Worry Dolls and Discopolis

Kat Jackman | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We're like musical magpies, you see. It doesn't matter what shape or form the music comes in- if there's something about it, we just need to let you guys know about it. With the thousands of incredible acts out there it can of course be a little tricky to make our minds up- but hey, we always manage somehow.

Blast From The Past: Hemsby Rock N' Roll Weekender (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK

Teddy boys and rockabilly girls descended upon the Norfolk seafront this weekend to celebrate the 25th bi-annual Hemsby rock n’ roll weekender. ...

You Need To Hear This Featuring Emerging Icons The Flight, Lizo, Tiger Bite Fever, Familiar Creatures and Bela Takes Chase

Kat Jackman | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

This week we've got some electronic genius, a few old faces in new guises, some quirky folk and the latest contender to take the pop kingdom by storm. Sound good? You wait til you hear the tunes...

'Rock n' Roll President' Invites Ireland's Best Musicians to His House for Paddy's Day

Paddy Duffy | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

President Michael D Higgins, a former Minister for Culture and dubbed "The Rock n' Roll President" because of his love of music, got some of Ireland's best and brightest musical talents and poetic powerhouses together to perform. Below are a couple of teasers of what to expect, and the live show will be available here from 9:30pm tonight.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 4 March - 10 March 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Out of the vast list of ace live music coming up next week, we've plucked out just five shows to tell you about. These are the unmissable gigs- the ones you'll be thinking about for weeks to come and splattering all over your Facebook news feed. Every single one of them is going to be a fantastic night for new music- so if you can make it down there, let them know!

Sid Vicious Fatally OD-ed in NY Nearly 34 Years Ago

Larry Jaffee | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

A friend recently mentioned that one of his now-grown daughters was named 'Sidney' after Sid Vicious. I immediately chimed in that I once was in an elevator with Sid while I was covering his murder trial on 21 November, 1978 for a long-gone fanzine called Imagine.

Time for Revolution: Bibelots Join Emerging Icons and Dave Davies in the Campaign for Original British Music

Kat Jackman | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Your Sex Pistols and your Joe Strummers got things right, but these days it can be hard to come by a tune to entertain your brain as well as the temptation to dance.

Graham Coxon in Photo Self-Shoot Shocker

Tom Oldham | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Tom Oldham

So for all the wonderful privileges that being the in-house photographer for The Fly magazine brings, the greatest challenge for me is constantly coming up with new ideas for shoots to best represent the huge array of fantastic musical artists the title constantly features.

It's Only Rock n' Roll - But I Crave It

James Jackson | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
James Jackson

They say you are what you eat (ergo, President Assad of Syria must have eaten a lot of arseholes). Then again, you can tell much about a person - tastes, emotional temperature, even sexual orientation - from a cursory glance at a range of indicators.

Sam Parker

Dr Ozzy Osbourne's Health Advice (INTERVIEW) | Sam Parker | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

What becomes of our rock and roll heroes? Some die young and remain as we remember them forever, others grow old and end up selling us car insurance -...

Making the New Kooks Album and Getting Over My Jazz Allergy... With Rum

Luke Pritchard | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Luke Pritchard

I'm coming to the end of a year that has been full for us guys, and also it really is a mad time to be alive in general I think. Do you ever wake up and think, we live in time of such change and progress and yet seem to be standing on the edge of the abyss?