Forgive me if this sounds a bit pathetic, but it takes a lot for a book to hold my attention these days. Like everyone, I'm
Lauren Laverne has opened up about her early career, crediting radio legend John Peel with giving her the encouragement needed
"People still try and emulate John Peel," says David Gedge, leader of The Wedding Present and one of the last true survivors of the British music scene of the 1980s. "His work as a musicologist put everything into context."
Picture it. The kitchen radio, a glistening hunk of bakelite, its alignment of valves producing a sound that commanded attention. You're a kid busy hanging onto your mother's skirt as she cooks the evening meal. It's a moment of inspiration.
Terri Hooley, whose life story has been brought to life on screen in the heartwarming film ‘Good Vibrations’, has told HuffPostUK
The new 100-strong musicians' letter on behalf of the still-jailed Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a wholly good thing. And it is. It's not about whether I'd listen to music from this enormous body of artists (though I would in a few cases), but ... well, you know what I'm saying. It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.
The faded words 'Teenage dreams, so hard to beat' will soon be gone completely. The tribute to John Peel that was spray-painted
So, why is it that, unlike my fellow comrades assembled around me in this café, I still desire, nay, demand, a record contract? After all, I can still create my music and release it on a plethora of digitally-based platforms. I don't need the permission of one of the music industry's behemoth labels to be a musician, do I?
Hundreds of the late radio legend John Peel's radio shows have been digitised and made available online. The project - not
When John Peel decided to play a long instrumental album by an unknown musician on his radio show, he put the wheels in motion