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Mark Kermode: ‘There’s a magic in going on stage with a band’

70 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Observer film critic’s new memoir focuses on his parallel life in music. Here he talks school bands, busking and recording in Sun Studio...• Read an extract from Mark Kermode’s memoir How Does It Feel? A Life of Musical MisadventuresYou got... more info

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 'I Think It's Important For Everybody That Record Stores Survive'

933 days ago
Roadrunner - BlabbermouthMETALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich recently spoke to BBC Radio 6 Music about the band's love of records and record stores. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he first got... more info

Glam Rock Star Alvin Stardust Dies Aged 72

1487 days ago
MTV.co.uk NewsThe singer and actor's manager confirmed that he died this morning (October 23) after a short illness... more info

Alvin Stardust: the great reinventor

1487 days ago
The TelegraphAlvin Stardust, who has died aged 72, changed his image to have the hit song My Coo Ca Choo and reinvented himself for a career in TV and theatre more info

Alvin Stardust dead aged 72 weeks before first album in 30 years

1487 days ago
The Daily MailAlvin Stardust's death comes just weeks before he was meant to release his first studio album in 30 years. more info

Alexis Petridis on glam rock

2345 days ago
Guardian MusicThank you, glam rock, for years of pop bedlamThe introduction to Wired Up, a new book about the glam era, calls it "rock's last innocent pop flowering". It seems a funny thing to say about the genre that gave us Gary Glitter, but once you've looked t... more info

Nottingham's music scene: soon to be heard?

2607 days ago
Guardian MusicIts biggest claim to pop fame was once Su Pollard. Now, a formidable new generation of Nottingham artists is emerging'So, which acts from round here have been in the charts?" In any decent-sized city, there's a standard pub conversation to be had –... more info

Alvin Stardust | Pop review

3107 days ago
Guardian MusicEmbassy, SkegnessAlvin Stardust was one of the more curious 1970s glam phenomenons. A giant-quiffed, leather-clad rocker with oversized jewellery who inspired a generation of children to copy his movements in their own PVC gloves, his signature hit M... more info

It's a record: When music and charity collide

3211 days ago
Guardian MusicAs We Are the World is re-recorded to aid victims of the Haiti quake, Esther Addley looks back at other fundraising singles – both good and badWell, you can't knock the sentiment – so I'm not going to try. Fair play to Quincy Jones and Lionel Rit... more info

thursday afternoon updates

3440 days ago
Totally Fuzzymarram62 said...JELLY FISH SAMICH - FLOAT ON IN AND TAKE A BITE+ Delicreeps (Buckethead) - Slim's 5.25.03+ Banyan Live At Perkins Palace+ Eric Dolphy - Music Matador+ OVER @ WEIRDTOWN STUFF!!!+ Vivian Stanshall+ Wynona's Big Brown Beaver (Letterman)+... more info

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