Ian Fraser Kilmister was born in 1945 in Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in North Wales.
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Wigan Casino is fondly remembered as a Northern Soul venue but - as Andrew Vaughan recalls - it also was a heavy rock venue.
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Its Saturday evening and I pop into a new venue in Dalston- or at least new to me, to see if it really lives up to its rock n roll name Cherry Cola.
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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:56

Rocket 88: The first Rock'n'Roll record?

Rock’n’Roll, the genre, did not acquire its name until the mid 50s.
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Monday, 08 February 2016 19:56

Husky Loops Chat to ZANI

Husky Loops is a young Italian band, Pier Danio Forni Jr, Pietro Garrone and Tommaso Medica from Bologna,
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Sunday, 11 November 2012 16:00

Ritchie Blackmore - 'The Prince of Darkness'



Now, anyone who knows my taste in music will tell you, I'm not into heavy metal, or rock music. When it's good, it's good, and there are some great bands around, like AC/DC, and Iron Maiden. There are also a few 'honest' bands, like Status Quo, Motorhead, and Slade, who just go out to entertain their audiences, and are not the least bit pretentious. However, the rest are on the mediocre side, playing endless, boring guitar solos, with some daft, longhaired bugger, shagging a mike stand, and wailing uninteresting lyrics.
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Saturday, 06 October 2012 14:31

Street Sounds

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Street Sounds is a new mag dedicated to punk, Ska, Mod, Casuals and all aspects of working class culture Issue #1 is out now costing £2 Here is the Mission Statement
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:07

Ahmet Ertegun - A Legend For Real

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Ahmet Ertegun was the music industry blueprint for somebody who cares about music and artists. He was rich, and a great business guy, but from the Stones to Led Zeppelin he took chance after chance and it paid off. The people who run the music business now are bean counters. There are very few people in the higher regions of the business who are there for the music, but Ahmet Ertegun was one of them.

I met Ahmet once in 1997. He came to my office in London and tried to buy Oasis from me. He also - bizarrely - tried to buy the Teletubbies for the States from me until I directed him to the BBC. He must have been about 73 that point but the man could still smell a hit.

I loved Ahmet, he was a legend, an absolute diamond human and musical genius. He knew every genre of music back to front. The time I met him he told me so many great stories. Obviously I said, "Ahmet, you should write a book", and he replied, "Alan, it would get me killed." He lived a life and then some.

Atlantic is the blueprint for every great indie label there has ever been - even if they don't know it. Ahmet invented the first one in 1947. He'll always shine on through the music he released, and he'll be remembered by music fans with gratitude and love.

Reproduced by Kind Permission of Alan McGee


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Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:49

Fleetwood Mac - The Perfect Pop Partnership

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This week, I received an email from Joe Cardamone of the Icarus Line regarding a new project he has been working on with Annie Hardy from Giant Drag. He included a demo of their song Lake of Fire, stating that "Fleetwood Mac is the new black". The track is fantastic. Joe and Annie have perfectly captured the vibe of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks in their pre-Fleetwood Mac days, when they were a folk-rock duo.
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Some days I find myself genuinely shocked by the music press. Since May, I've noticed a complete lack of excitement regarding the Black Sabbath remasters. How can you ignore the Sabbath? Do critics begrudge them for pissing on and killing the hippy dream? I think they might. After all, the band introduced working-class anger, stoner sludge grooves and witchy horror-rock to flower power. Black Sabbath confronted the empty platitudes of the 1960s and, along with Altamont and Charles Manson, almost certainly helped kill off the hippy counterculture.
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