Tag: Wembley Arena

  • The Day I Appeared In An AC/DC Video

    The Day I Appeared In An AC/DC Video

    Ask a teenager now if they would stay up all night to watch TV on the off chance of seeing one of their favourite bands’ music videos and you’ll probably get as baffled a look as the one that Wayne Rooney might give you were you to ask him a tricky question such as “What…

  • London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    Let me set the scene: 1987. As yuppies carrying brick-sized mobile phones drank Champagne, wearing garish pin-striped suits and highlights in their hair, London enjoyed the benefits of a booming economy as well as its unfortunate side effects. These included a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, and the ghastly sight of yuppies wearing…

  • A Look At The Haunting And Sensitive Poetry of… Whitesnake

    A Look At The Haunting And Sensitive Poetry of… Whitesnake

    Whitesnake. Fronted by David Coverdale, and best known for their eighties videos featuring Coverdale’s then-girlfriend, the actress Tawny Kitaen who fetchingly writhed on Coverdale’s car whilst risking catching her death of cold by not wearing very much. All shaggy flowing perms and pouting lips – and that was just the band. And yet… before all…

  • David Lee Roth’s Just Like Paradise is 25 Years Old Today. How Old Does That Make You Feel?

    David Lee Roth’s Just Like Paradise is 25 Years Old Today. How Old Does That Make You Feel?

    The 21st January 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Skyscraper – David Lee Roth‘s second solo album following his acrimonious split from Van Halen. I mention this just in case you weren’t feeling old enough already. Given that a quarter of a century is the average age of some of Roth’s more…

  • How to get a front row seat at a gig…

    How to get a front row seat at a gig…

    Deep Purple played Wembley Arena and the Birmingham N.E.C. on their House of Blue Light Tour – and this was my first chance to see Ritchie Blackmore. After just the one UK show in ’85, Deep Purple‘s 1987 tour to support their second comeback album “The House of Blue Light“, attracted a huge clamour for…