Legendary West End: Misty Albion musicals
In the modern world, for most people the word "musical" is traditionally associated with American Broadway, the shining lights and posters of many theaters, each of which beckons a charmed…

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John Peel: The Legend of British Broadcasting
It has been eleven years since the death of the legendary British radio host and disc jockey John Peale, but so far no one has been able to compare with…

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Best Second Albums of All Time
Musicians often have difficulty writing a second album. This may be a bright debut, which requires no less vivid continuation, or the reverse situation, when the second album is almost…

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Male Friendship: Interview with FFS

Fans of unusual pop music, art rock provocateurs Sparks and Franz Ferdinand first met ten years ago. The promise to work together led to the recording of a full-length album called “FFS”, and, as Chris Cottingham from NME found out, it gave a lot of new strength to both groups.

Just think, because nothing would have happened if Alex Kapranos had not broken his tooth. In 2013, the 43-year-old frontman Franz Ferdinand was on a tour in Uruguay with the group when he was unsuccessful and Kapranos did not dare to entrust himself to the local health care system. The next stop was San Francisco, where manager Franz Ferdinand had an appointment with dentist Huey Lewis. Yes, Huey Lewis from the 1980s pop rockers Huey Lewis And The News. It looked like his toothbrush was the Continue reading

Eccentricity and Melancholy: Interview with Florence + The Machine

Two hours before the interview, a call comes in: you cannot drive up early, but is it best right now? Arriving at the Boutique Hotel, located right in the center of the Covent Garden district of London, which we got in a terrible hurry, we are told: Florence suddenly decided that she would have lunch after our conversation, so we decided to postpone the meeting. Oh yes.

The meeting takes place in an old-fashioned furnished room. Florence seemed to have become taller since our last meeting four years ago. At least it became thinner. And pale. But despite all this, she is full of health and, importantly, is in a good mood.

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Paul Weller: In Paul We Trust

Sunset The Jam during the commercial zenith, the total debacle of The Style Council, returning to the scene as a nostalgic rocker with recent albums as charmingly chaotic as the baskets from the flea market: Paul Weller has been doing what he wants for 40 years. Looking back, you can understand that you can trust him. Although this is sometimes difficult.

My ever-changing mood
The last precedent was 8 years ago: Paul Weller just recorded a live album, “Catch-Flame!” First new songs, then favorite songs by fans, solo hits and, finally, a powerful classic of past years: The Style Council songs “Shout To The Top”, “Long Hot Summer” and The Jam’s tracks “That’s Entertainment” and “Town Called Malice” . The 2007 Weller is the guarantor of an inspiring, furiously masculine rock Continue reading

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Legendary West End: Misty Albion musicals
In the modern world, for most people the word "musical" is traditionally associated with American Broadway, the shining lights and posters of many theaters, each of which beckons a charmed…

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Great rock songs based on classic literary works
Here is a selection of songs that have paid tribute to books, novels, anthologies and short stories. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus The name of John Lennon's meaningless…

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The Devil Made Me: Interview with Reverend Beat-Man
Beat Zeller is obsessed with music. The Swiss put together the monsters playing the crude minimalistic garage punk rock band in the early 1990s, when the genre was not yet…

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The Perfect Couple: Greatest Rock Duos
From The Last Shadow Puppets and The White Stripes, to The Chemical Brothers and Slaves, we suggest recalling some of the greatest rock duets. The last shadow shadow puppets Former…

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