“Lost!”: The Pick of Rock and Pop’s Rare and Unreleased Gems
The rock n roll memorabilia market has discovered how to turn old tat into cold hard cash. As Craig Brown’s “One Two Three Four” explains, one of John Lennon’s teeth, given to his housekeeper, sold in 2011 for £19,000. A single brick taken from the ruins of The Cavern sold in Los Angeles in 2019…
The Grammys 2015: Isn’t Kanye A Lovely Unassuming Chap?
The Grammy Awards were on TV tonight in a prime time slot on national TV shoe-horned onto obscure digital-only channel 4Music. AC/DC kicked things off in style. In the UK, seeing a schoolboy next to an old man in a flat cap at a music industry event just brings unwelcome thoughts of certain radio 1…
First Prince, Now Dan Reed Network: The Return of Funk Rock
What with Prince mid-way through a hit and run tour in the UK playing small venues like a one man musical Bonnie and Clyde (he played the Roundhouse this week), it appears that funk – and its offshoot genre funk rock has not yet gasped its final breath. There are some musical genre-mash-ups that simply…