Category Archives: Rock

Interview With Charlie Gillett From 2008

ÔĽŅ The late Charlie Gillett was a renowned broadcaster, journalist and author. He wrote the acclaimed and influential ‘Sound Of The City’ (“the first serious and comprehensive history of rock & roll”) and the story of Atlantic Records ‘Making Tracks’. … Continue reading

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George Duke – Ex Mother and Jazz Rock Keyboard Player Dies

Sad to report that George Duke, the Grammy winning jazz rock and fusion keyboard player has died. He was aged 67. George¬†died August 6th in Los Angeles. He was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Duke‚Äôs son, Rashid, thanked his … Continue reading

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The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 ‘Another Self Portrait’ – unreleased Dylan sides 1969 – 1971

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Bruce Springsteen & I

Due in cinemas in late July this feature film is directed by music video director Baillie Walsh. Created for fans, by fans, the film includes some of Bruce‚Äôs greatest songs along with previously unseen performances, alongside the remarkable stories of … Continue reading

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Albert King To Be Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Albert King one of the giants of the post war blues scene will be posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame on April 18th this year. King came to fame in the early 1960s and later became … Continue reading

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Zappa’s 200 Motels Score To Make London Debut After 42 Year Ban

Frank Zappa’s avant garde orchestral work ‘200 Motels’ is to have its London¬†¬†premiere at this year’s ‘The Rest Is Noise’ classical music festival in London, 42 years after it was banned in the city. Zappa had hoped to debut the … Continue reading

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Career Spanning Box Set From Stephen Stills Out On March 25th

A new career spanning b4 CD set from Steve Stills is due out in the UK on March 25th (26th in the USA). Called ‘Carry On’ the set released by Rhino will feature for the first time, material from Stills’ … Continue reading

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Ed Cassidy – an unlikely rock star

Ed Cassidy, the drummer for the legendary 1960s rock band Spirit, died in San Jose, California on December 6th last year, after battling cancer. Cassidy was an unlikely rock star – when he died he was aged 89. For those … Continue reading

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Ex Mother Ray Collins RIP

Ray Collins, a founder member of the Mothers of Invention with Frank Zappa¬†died on December 24th after being admitted to the hospital a week earlier after a heart attack. He was aged 73. Collins hailed from Pomona, California and started … Continue reading

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A Van For All Seasons

On a recent visit to Liverpool I picked up a copy of ¬†Low Down – The Definitive Liverpool Listings Magazine, an excellent publication. The main feature was an edited interview with Van Morrison, who’s new album ‘No Plan B’ has … Continue reading

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