It's been a while since I wrote about a musical subject and as all non-essential travel is out of the question at the moment, I've turned to thinking about those bands from the genre of music that I listen to, namely rock n' roll, that have a reputation for being brilliant to see live. I… Continue reading The greatest live bands ever.
You may have seen a news story doing the rounds recently that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had given their songwriting credits for Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve back to Richard Ashcroft. That followed two decades of Ashcroft not receiving any royalties for the hit song he'd written back in 1997. All because of a… Continue reading Why songwriting credits and disputes are kind of bullshit.
A while back I wrote a blog about my favourite bands. So it makes sense to then do a similar list about my favourite guitarists. So that's what this is. My personal favourite guitarists. Slash This man plays with fire. And it's telling that some of the magic left Guns N' Roses when he did… Continue reading My Favourite Guitarists
My musical taste has largely been shaped by my Mum and Dad and so a lot of the music I listen to is from the 60's, 70's and 80's. It's not that I don't listen to chart music, I just don't find a lot of it very interesting to listen to. There's not a lot… Continue reading My favourite bands
The tongue and lips. One of pop culture's most enduring images and the logo for one of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands. The Rolling Stones. Exploding out of the London R&B scene of the early 1960's, they rode the wave from popstar princes of the British Invasion to elder statesmen of rock 'n'… Continue reading Why the Rolling Stones are important