Category: Music News

Charity honour for rocker Neil Young

‘Singer-songwriter Neil Young is to be honoured by the US Recording Academy, the body which awards the Grammys. Young, 63, will receive the MusiCares person of the year award award for his “influential artistic accomplishments and philanthropic work”. He will be honoured at a dinner and concert in Los Angeles on 29 January, two days […]

Radiohead 'to stop making albums'

‘Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has said recording another album would “kill” the band because making records has become a “real drag” to them. Speaking to US magazine The Believer, the singer said their last release, In Rainbows, worked because the group had a clear vision for the record. “None of us want to go into […]

Willy DeVille RIP

‘Punk pioneer Willy DeVille has died at the age of 58 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The band he formed, Mink Deville, appeared at the legendary CBGB club in New York in the 1970s. “The rock world has lost another one of its influential pioneers,” his publicist Carol Kaye said.’ – read more here

John Reis

‘I turn on the TV and there’s this band, tattoos, shirts off… I laugh at first, but then I get kind of sad. People really think this is the alternative. It’s a bunch of millionaires pretending to be bad boys, pretending to be the pivotal elements of youth.’

Michael Jackson

I feel a bit odd, Michael Jackson died today and it feels like I’ve lost a weird uncle. I mean for all the weirdness and accusations the guy was omnipotent when I was growing up. The guy was a god reduced to a carnival attraction by himself, his fans and his advisors. But the man […]