When Jim Lea’s mother-in-law advised him to write a Xmas song, the bass player from Slade politely informed her that it was a terrible idea. But then she said something that changed his mind – Christmas doesn’t happen once, it happens every single year. Seeing the financial potential, he started thinking, and a few days … More Look to the Future Now
While recording for the hugely acclaimed album, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen spent twelve long months in the studio. In that time, he wrote a staggering 70 songs and recorded over 50. But when the album was finally released it featured only 10. Now I’m sure he could have released a very … More All Killers No Fillers
Since the mid-nineties, I’ve been sporadically nodding my head to the electronic beats created by the Parisian duo, Daft Punk. But it wasn’t my ears that were first drawn to the band, it was my eyes. Ask anyone to tell you the first thing they think of when you mention Daft Punk and nine times … More Better. Faster. Stronger.
After the death in 1980 of their charismatic frontman Bon Scott, AC/DC auditioned for a replacement, eventually picking the relatively unknown Geordie, Brian Johnson. The antipodean rock band may have changed their singer, but little else over the following 35 years. For their next eleven albums, the band kept doing what they do best, simple … More If It Ain’t Broke
Regarded as one of the most influential rock bands in history, The Who are responsible for a number of groundbreaking albums that went on to sell over 100 million records worldwide. If you ever hear anyone talking about the group, they’ll probably wax lyrical about Townsend’s incredible songwriting, Daltrey’s rasping stadium-filling voice, or perhaps the … More Let’s Hear It for the Quiet Ones