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1990-2015 Iron Maiden Vinyl Reissues coming soon…

March 24, 2017 JP Cartwright 0

The next series of Iron Maiden album reissues to be released from 19th May, twelve albums on heavyweight 180 Gram black vinyl.Parlophone Records will follow 2014’s reissue of the first eight IRON MAIDEN albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 in […]

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This day in 1965…

March 22, 2017 Tim Card 0

…..’Bringing It All Back Home’, Bob Dylan’s 5th studio album was released. The album was the first of Dylan’s LPs to break into the US top 10, and it also topped the UK charts later that Spring. The lead-off track, Subterranean Homesick Blues became Dylan’s first single to chart in the […]

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On this day in 1965….

March 19, 2017 Tim Card 0

….The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking the Rolling Stones to start wearing ties! The current fashion did not include wearing ties with shirts and many tie-makers were facing financial disaster. Mick Jagger said of the appeal, “The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in the […]

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Are Elastica about to reform?

March 18, 2017 Tim Card 0

From NME ‘Haha, honestly? Everyone looks so ooooold!’ Elastica have responded to rumours that they’ll be reuniting for new music and a tour in 2017. Back in January, photos were shared online of members of Elastica back together in the studio. However, it has now emerged that they were simply […]

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Erasure Release New Album ‘World Be Gone’ on 19th May

March 18, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Erasure’s new album, their 17th studio recording, World Be Gone is released on 19th May. World Be Gone will include 10-tracks and will be out on CD and vinyl. Limited editions including an orange vinyl and a cassette format will be released. The band will also guest with Robbie Williams’ […]

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Jimi Hendrix – 10 of the best – what should be number 11?

March 16, 2017 Tim Card 0

The Guardian Nearly five decades on from his death, Hendrix’s guitar playing is still electrifying. Here are 10 key songs by a musician never equalled 1. 51st Anniversary Jimi Hendrix introduced himself to the world in December 1966, when he turned Hey Joe, a Los Angeles garage rock standard that […]

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The Who announce residency in Las Vegas

March 14, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From The Guardian Rock legends will follow in the footsteps of Celine Dion, Elton John and Rod Stewart with residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Rock legends The Who have announced a residency in Las Vegas, putting off retirement as they wind down what they called a final tour. […]

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On this day in 1977….

March 12, 2017 Tim Card 0

…the Sex Pistols were involved in a fight at London’s Speakeasy Club with Bob Harris, presenter of BBC 2’s The Old Grey Whistle Test, resulting in one of the shows engineers needing 14 stitches in his head. Two days later Harris’s solicitors contact Derek Green at A&M the bands record […]

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Metal Hammer Magazine: What went wrong and how come it’s back?

March 10, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Independent The immoderate rise and expeditious fall of a global digital rock empire In 2013, Future Publishing sold three magazine titles, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Prog, to multi-media content creation and distribution start-up TeamRock for £10.2million. Just 3 years and 8 months later, TeamRock went into administration […]

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On this day in 1985…..

March 9, 2017 Tim Card 0

….Dead Or Alive were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). It was the first No.1 for the production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman who went on to produce over 100 UK Top 40 hits. Pete Burns R.I.P. Here’s the video, […]

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Has the ‘death’ of the album been exaggerated?

March 9, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Spectator The remarkable resurgence of vinyl shows there’s life in the LP yet We live in histrionic times. Keyboards rattle and opinions fizz. One day heralds ‘the death of X’, the next ‘the end of Y’. Yet, for all the white noise, the curious fate of perhaps the […]

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Status Quo The Vinyl Singles 13 x 7” box set out next week

March 9, 2017 Tim Card 0

Out next week is this whopping 13 x 7 ” vinyl single boxset from the mighty Status Quo, it’s the first of five boxsets that chart the band’s long career. All are remastered and in facsimile sleeves, there’s also a weighty booklet too – The Vinyl Singles Collection 1972-1979 will be issued […]