SUEDE Share Remastered Video Clip Of Their Classic Cracker ‘ANIMAL NITRATE’ For A Reason

24 February 2023

Artwork ‘Animal Nitrate’ single

Next month, 29 March, it will be 30 years since London‘s glam rock heroes
released their monumental self-titled debut LP (stream below) that
catapulted them to the top of the indie rankings, in and outside of the UK.

Yes, the album with the notable front artwork. A photograph taken by Tee Corinne that, in its entirety, shows a woman kissing an acquaintance in a wheelchair. Corinne had turned down the band’s request to use the full shot of the two naked women and insisted they could only use a head and shoulders close-up of the women to protect their identity.

To start the festive celebrations of the 30th anniversary the band
just shared a remastered video of one of the 4 sublime singles.



SUEDE: Website – Instagram

First DEPECHE MODE Concert Since The Passing Of ANDY FLECTHER

13 February 2023

Last Saturday darkwave Goths DEPECHE MODE played their
first concert without keyboardist Andy Fletcher who passed
away last year, only aged 60.

It happened at the San Remo Music Festival in Italy. Brand new single
Ghosts Again
from new, upcoming album Memento Mori, got its live

Watch here.

DEPECHE MODE: Facebook – Instagram – All Albums

British Guitar Pop Sensation WET LEG Win 3 Grammys

6 February 2023

The album’s artwork

Well, sometimes the Grammy Awards pick great non-corporte artists.
Yesterday night Isle of Wight‘s guitar pop sensation WET LEG won no less
than 3 Grammys. For Best Alternative Album (their 2022 self-titled debut), for
Best Alternative Music Performance
with the LP’s super-duper single Chaise
and for Best New Artist.

The other nominees in the category Alternative Album were Arcade Fire’s ‘WE’,
Big Thief’s ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You’, Björk’s ‘Fossora’,
Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ ‘Cool It Down’


CHAISE LONGUE (fantastic live version)


WET LEG: Facebook – Instagram

(Last Summer in Belgium – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

After 43 Years BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Fanzine BACKSTREETS Call It A Day As THE BOSS Only Plays For The Rich

announced that after 43 years it will cease publication.

“It’s a “three-part predicament: [Springsteen] concerts that we can hardly
afford; that many of our readers cannot afford; and that a good portion of
our readership has lost interest in as a result.” Basically, “hardcore fans in the
Backstreets community” can no longer afford to see their hero live, thanks to
Springsteen opting into Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing model for his 2023 tour.”

Full statement HERE.

And it’s not only The Boss‘ concerts prices that go through the roof.
Check entrance prices for Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, Nick Cave,
Bob Dylan, Billie Eilish, Madonna
, U2, The Stones, Béyonce, Neil Young
and so on. Rich artists only play for the rich. Rock ‘n’ roll! NOT!

Born to be rich.
Playing for the rich.

No More Live Shows For Metal Black Sabbath Icon OZZY OSBOURNE

Due to permanent psychical suffering from a major accident that damaged his spine
4 years ago, , metal icon OZZY OSBOURNE – aged 74 – is forced to cancel his upcoming tour and it seems like playing live is over forever for patient number 9.

Here’s his message.

No more going paranoid…

OZZY: Facebook – Instagram

Definitely, Maybe – Do The Gallagher Brothers Make Up? GRAHAM COXON (Guitarist BLUR) Says: “Do It”

The first almost credible rumours of a reunion of Manchester‘s
infamous band OASIS (the best band in the world for 1 and half
year, according to Noel) are now coming from the longtime fighting
brothers directly. Liam said several times that Noel‘s wife opposed

A few days ago the news came in that Noel and his wife are divorcing.
So, if Liam‘s tweet (below) is credible, it’s possible Noel took inspiration
from his Oasis classic Don’t Look Back In Anger, or he needs the band’s
reunion money for a, probably, sky-high alimony.

Yesterday Liam started the fuss with this tweet.

The countless reactions, of course, were in favor
of a Liam/Noel meeting with an Oasis reunion
as the final result.

I love Blur’s guitarist Graham Coxon‘s response.

Many hate them, but millions love them. Anyway, I only saw Oasis 27 times
and It would be awesome to make it at least 35 times. Yes, if they do a reunion
tour, I’ll take a break from my daily blogging and follow them around Europe
like a fool on the hill.


You could wait for a lifetime
To spend your days in the sunshine
You might as well do the white line
Cos when it comes on top
You gotta make it happen!

Romantics THE NATIONAL Tease New 9th LP With Frankenstein Book

Romantic pop-rockers THE NATIONAL teased their 9th album
via a short clip on their social media with frontman/songwriter
Matt Berninger
reading Frankenstein, while a piano melody is
playing, alongside a link to their website.

The website is now password protected and includes a clip of the piano
ballad as well as a snippet for a more upbeat song. Alongside these teasers,
there’s an image of an open book titled ‘LETTER ONE’ with references to
Mrs Bridgers‘ ‘Taylor‘ and ‘Uncle Sufjan‘. So will Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift
and Sufjan Stevens (are there no artists in this world?) guest on the new LP.
We will see/hear soon.

While waiting for the new one
let’s listen to the previous one.


THE NATIONAL: Facebook – Instagram

C.C.R.’s Commander JOHN FOGERTY Gets The Rights Of The Band’s Catalogue… After 50 Years

16 January 2023

77-year-old JOHN FOGERTY, the legendary singer-songwriter and main man-voice-face
of memorable American rockers CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (also named in short C.C.R. featuring John & Tom Fogerty, Doug Clifford and Stu Cook) has finally, after a legal battle of 50 years with bandmates/labels/publishers the rights of the band’s full catalog
of which the major part of the songs was written by him.

John Fogerty: “As of this January, I own my own songs again. This is something
I thought would never be a possibility. After 50 years, I am finally reunited with my
songs. I also have a say in where and how my songs are used. Up until this year,
that is something I have never been able to do.”

These and the countless other songs are yours again, Fortunate Son.




JOHN FOGERTY: Facebook – Instagram