Why do I do this? I may be a middle-aged disabled man with a tendency to drink too much, but I believe in the redemptive power of music. From the age of 12 (that's 40 years ago this summer) rock music has been a very important part of my life. I have a tendency to fetishise it, and also a tendency to endow it with more importance than anyone else does, but that is just the way that my proverbial cookie crumbles. And today my cookie is still very much crumbling. In fact it is crumbling so enthusiastcally that we have considerably more stories than usual..
Michael Des Barres is a very special artist. His latest album 'Carnaby Street' is one of the greatest albums of the year, not just on Gonzo, but everywhere, and I confidently predict that when the rock historians look back at 2012 with jaundiced eyed, that 'Carnaby Street' will be one of the few redeeming features that they will find.
For over four decades Hawkwind have been the embodiment of a certain ideal. They have a spirit of artistic and personal integrity which is sadly missing in the Pop Idol generation of musical performers. Today we link to an insightful review of their debut album all those years ago...
Another visit to the universe of Thom the World Poet..
An updated press release about Jon Anderson's imminent tour of South America, his Brazilian football song and other current and forthcoming projects from the legendary Yes vocalist
The annual prog awards have just been held. Here is a full list of the winners...
I am somewhat of a rock music historian, but I am also a Fortean, and the more peculiar aspects of rock music history have always intrigued me. Like, for example, the question of how a notorious mass murderer got the reputation of being a songwriting genius when (in my humble opinion) he couldn't sing for toffee..
Rick Wakeman has lived a long and interesting life, and in a new interview coinciding with his visit to New Zealand he tells some interesting and amusing anecdotes.
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