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Annie Lennox Thinks Beyonce’s Feminism Is ‘Cheap’

Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics.Date: 24/04/1984

 

ONE of the big problems with feminism is that women like to spend great chunks of the debate, … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment


Virgin Media Fights The Great English Football Swindle

Newspaper tycoon Rupert Murdoch (left) and millionaire businessman Alan Sugar hold a model of the Astra Satellite at a London press conference, where Mr Murdoch announced … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Sports | Comment


Donald Trump Falls Foul of Fred West Prank (Photo)

OH dear.

We know Donald Trump is a bit thick, but today he excelled himself… and that’s saying something.

In the past, he’s spat that Barack Obama isn’t a real American, demanding … (read more)

Posted: 29th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1)


NFL UK: American Football Rules for Beginners

 

THIS weekend, the NFL comes to Wembley stadium for a series of league fixtures.

There’s been a number of games in England and this year, the NFL is pulling out all … (read more)

Posted: 25th, September 2014 | In: Sports | Comments (2)


Find Out Who Will Win at the MOBO Awards 2014

THE MOBO Awards have doled out their nominations, inevitably prompting spectacularly thick people to say “WHY DON’T WE GET A MOWO AWARDS EH?” Classical music awards are exactly that, you … (read more)

Posted: 24th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Manchester United: Just another Chelsea

FOR a long time now, Manchester United fans have goaded other clubs for throwing their money around and buying various titles, accusing their rivals of having no soul.

Of course, ManYoo … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, September 2014 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment


Jake Bugg: Everything That’s Wrong in Modern Music

 

ONCE upon a time, rock and pop lived together in perfect harmony and music fans didn’t feel the need to pick sides. Then, at some point in the ’80s, indie music … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Sepp Blatter Misses Irony of His Pro-Ethics Tweet

FOOTBALL fans (and even some non-football fans) will tell you that Sepp Blatter, arch ruler of FIFA and world football, is not a nice, upstanding bloke.

Many see him as the … (read more)

Posted: 19th, September 2014 | In: Sports | Comment


Kay Burley Calls IndyRef ‘Yes’ Campaigner A ‘Nob’ And Worse

Sky News presenter Kay Burley reads from a card with the wrong spelling of Kirkcaldy written on the back, at the Adam Smith College – where … (read more)

Posted: 18th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


The Best Worst Last Films by Legendary Actors

 

DEATH is a terrible inevitability. You could pop your considerable clogs at any given moment. You might be half way through a banana. You could be mid-poo, like Elvis. You … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2014 | In: Film | Comment


Before They Were Famous: The Music of Pop and Rock

 

IN September 1994, a reel-to-reel tape emerged and was put up for auction. Sotheby’s were all over it because this wasn’t any old recording they had on their hands.

What had … (read more)

Posted: 16th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


R Kelly Misses The Jeering Laughter As He Announces New Trapped In The Closet Episodes

COMPLETELY insane he may be, but the Colonel Kurtz of Soul, R Kelly has made an announcement that will reverberate around the halls of the sneering mockers the world over. … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Kardashian Functional Sex and Beckingham Palace

THE Kardashians are a gruesome spectacle, determined to tell us all about the ins-and-outs of their lives. Quite literally. Of course, we saw the ins-and-outs of Kim’s life when her … (read more)

Posted: 15th, September 2014 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Remembering Throb: Primal Scream guitarist is gone, but his riffs not forgotten

SAD news – Primal Scream guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young has died, according to reports and testimonials from friends.

The band’s publicist has confirmed the news, but there’s been no word from … (read more)

Posted: 11th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment


FZZZZZZ: In Celebration of the Fuzz Pedal

 

THIS week, in ’65, The Rolling Stones crash-landed at the top of the pop charts with a song that would become the band’s signature tune.

(‘I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ gave … (read more)

Posted: 9th, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Your 100% British Soul Extravaganza!

Blues and Northern Soul singer Joe Cocker (r) buys a copy of his own record from a London record shopDate: 01/09/1964

 

BRITISH soul music is in a … (read more)

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Your Vital Beginners Guide to Aphex Twin

A 1997 Aphex Twin Tour Itinerary is displayed at the new exhibit titled “Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience” at the Rock and Roll Hall of … (read more)

Posted: 5th, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival 1972: Possibly The Worst Music Gathering in History

AFTER The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Isle of Wight captured rock ‘n’ roll’s attention, everyone was soon trying to get in on the action by putting on their own … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Lou Alder Is Missing: The Strange Story of the Kidnapped Music Mogul

 

MUSIC legend, Lou Adler, is an inductee of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and responsible for a frightening amount of hits and given the world so much music … (read more)

Posted: 1st, September 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


Clem Cattini: British Pop’s Backbeat

 

TODAY is the birthday of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most legendary men… although, many won’t have ever heard of him. In 1939, in North London, the legendary Clem Cattini … (read more)

Posted: 28th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


August 26 1995: The Day That Britpop Died

NINETEEN years ago on this very day, all the way back in 1995, teenagers tuned into the chart rundown on Radio One to find out which of Britpop’s gargantuans were … (read more)

Posted: 26th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Hit or Bust: A Look At Pop Stars Immortalised In Statues

IT has been announced that a brass sculpture of Amy Winehouse is to be installed at Camden market, London.

The memorial has been designed by Scott Eaton and will be erected … (read more)

Posted: 21st, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Happy Birthday Immediate Records, A TinPot Haven For The Thin And Beautiful

 

ON this very day in 1965, something brilliant, eccentric and hip was born – Immediate Records.

In what has to be one of the finest record label names ever – c’mon, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comment


In Praise of The Monkees: The Brilliant Top 10 They Never Play On The Radio

31/12/1965

 

ON this very day in 1968, the last episode of The Monkees TV show aired in the States. Almost every US TV station re-ran the show, … (read more)

Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Key Posts, Music | Comments (3)


Woodstock’s 45th Anniversary: The Great Bands That Turned It Down

Rock music fans relax during a break in the entertainment at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y., on Aug. 16, 1969. (AP Photo)

 

FORTY-FIVE … (read more)

Posted: 18th, August 2014 | In: Music | Comment