“That’s Lennon’s class difficulty he had. He’s a working-class lad. I’m sure he had that same fight withGeorge Martin because he was afraid that he was betraying his class. I know I’m going to get into hot water if I get into this but I have controversial opinions about him”
I’ll see a young band like them become that popular and think, ‘Please God, don’t let them self-destruct’. Because it happens, you know. But they seem like a band of brothers. Those four dudes seem like they’re doing really well and will be for a while.’
this guy has recorded with about everybody in the music business, from The Rolling Stones to the Who, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, The Beatles, the Kinks, the Clash,… basically there is a great chance that the classic song stuck in your head right now, was recorded by Glyn.
‘Can I tell a director of photography how to frame a shot? No. But my biggest job as a director is to just sort of excite and cheerlead a group of people to find that one common goal or vision. I can convince people. I can convince people to do lots of things.
Taking us from session musician work as a sixteen year old, through the Yardbirds to overnight success, literally three months between recording LZ1 and touring the States to sold out Arenas, the interview had the length but not the depth. .
‘I think it goes in cycles, honestly, and I think that we’ve just been through a particularly low cycle point for guitar-based music, and electronic dance music has been kind of the focus’, he declared. ‘But I think it’s about doing something fresh and novel
QOTSA has been called by Trent Reznor ‘the best rock band in the world’ that ‘could kick your ass if you ran into them in a bar somewhere’, and a lot has been made of Homme’s Elvis-Presley-like charisma
“It is hard to go a pitch in Hollywood and sit across from a guy who says ‘OK, explain Miles Davis to me,” that was Vince Wilburn Jr. , Miles’ nephew, expressing his unconcealed contempt for the movie business.,”So I stopped going to the pitches because it was personal, I took it personally.”
A lot of what I do is to try and make cool things popular in their own time. But I’m not trying to be new or different. It’s just the same as ever – creative ideas come in my mind and I just execute them.’
From our panel participation and various Austin visits, we teamed with our Rock Star publicist (Karen Sundell) and had a brainstorm to create an annual Miles experience. We got so much love from SXSW and the music community, wanting more Miles, that we decided to roll-out an event that would honor Miles, while supporting the next generation of musicians
“East coast punk rock has always been a huge influence in our music. My first band was called The Thunder Boys named after our gloomy Rock N Roll hero Johnny Thunders. We’re pretty excited to continue the legacy of a venue that housed the Ramones first gig and bands like Television, Blondie, and Richard Hell”
Viv Peyrat sounds to these ears like a classic rocker with a modern hook bent! Here are his answers to five question posed to him with his suitable for streaming debut EP The Introduction. Here Viv answers five questions.
Who decided it was time to start liking her again? I never even liked her the first time round. It’s like all these radio DJs have been raiding their mam’s and dad’s record collections and decided that Kate Bush is suddenly cool again. But I’m not having it.”
“There’s someone whose entire job it is to figure out things that I don’t want the world to see. They look at your career, they look at what you prioritize, and they try to figure out what would be the most revealing or hurtful.” If we lose Taylor to L.A. we have only ourselves to blame.
‘Have you seen us play lately? I’m a little more chipper these days. Nowadays we try to write setlists for shows and there are too many songs to choose from, which is a nice problem to have.’ Banks is even described as looking almost happy… I saw them last weekend and they didn’t say much more than ‘Thank you’
I sat with Robert Plant for a talk and when I say sat with Robert Plant for a talk what I mean nu sat for a talk is cut and pasted an interview he conducted with Lane Brown of New York Magazine and tilled it for any interest, but no stabbing Page in the back, no chariots of the gods, not a sausage
I’m too old to care who likes my records. It’s all bullshit anyway. People make judgments about records but the music is eternal. I like ‘Be Here Now’. I don’t even care if Noel Gallagher doesn’t like it, because you know what? I will take two bong hits and that record will blow my mind.’
‘As being successful doesn’t mean just having a good voice, it takes much more than this,…’ he adds, saying this has to do a lot with the content of his lyrics. But how is this possible when the western audiences do not understand? I am not sure, but US audiences have been very good to him, they ‘have fulfilled his wish’, ‘Everybody dance and is happy’…
My friend Ken Shane is a writer for Popdose and interviewed the Four Seasons songwriter Bob Gaudio. Gaudio is one of the all time greats, his songs include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,’ “Rag Doll,” “Big Man in Town,” “Bye Bye Baby” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” so, yeah, we pop guys are very very impressed
It encompasses a grueling period during which Lewis’ father passed away, her band of more than a decade broke up, and she conquered two years of chronic insomnia. “All these things pushed me over the edge. In your mid-30s, you have to take inventory, or you’ll stumble.”
As soon as I mentioned that he’s been referred to as “the voice of a generation”, he did a full body cringe. “I don’t know who called me that that could be anyone. Anyone on the internet could say things good or bad. I try not to take the bad too seriously, nor the hyperbolic good.
I don’t know what was worse. The fact that he made me wait half an hour, or the fact that he basically just provided me a six minute crappy interview. Maybe it was how I waited half an hour for a six minute crappy interview.
I am going to see the great Nick Cave twice this week, yes twice! First, at the American Cinematheque, I will attend ‘20,000 Days on Earth: An evening with Nick Cave’ , about the film he co-wrote with artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, then, the next day, I will go to a Nick Cave and the…
‘If I can’t get up and go to the bathroom myself and I’ve got tubes up my ass and an enema in my throat, then I’ve said to Sharon, ‘Just turn the machine off’. If I had a stroke and was paralyzed I don’t want to be here. I’ve made a will and it’s all going to Sharon if I die before her, so ultimately it will all go to the kids.’
Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Lana drops a celebrity name after another, she hangs out with street people but miraculously never gets an STD or a good beating. And She even pretends to still be doing this street wandering. Let’s sum up her myth so far, she has been homeless, alcoholic, she still sleeps with strangers she meets in the streets and she is so unhappy she wants to die
“My career is a reflection of journalism, current-day journalism. My public persona and career has nothing to do with my internal process or my personal life. It is actually just a reflection on writers’ creative processes and where they’re at in 2014. Literally has nothing to do with me”
“A guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before. I’ve felt the bad things. And what’s a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?
It is so hard, and it’s a really weird thing to do. I’m beginning to realize what’s more important to me, and I have a lot to think about. I had to end a ten-year relationship because it was too hard to do music and have that. I think it’s a real issue, especially for women. I hate to say it, I just feel like we have to think about having a life and having a family more.
How did Lorde discover Conor exactly? Well, that was easy:’ I knew about Bright Eyes because everyone at my school was obsessed with Bright Eyes. But I didn’t really have a supergood understanding of who you were. Then my current boyfriend introduced me to you — he’s an O.G., hard-core fan, like he had a forum in 2005 for you guys.’
As for the interview, that Flaming Lips guy Coyne needs to stop fellating pop stars, it is getting embarrassing. Muehl says “Sean is super-intelligent but lacking in self awareness.” No, she is wrong. I don’t even know the guy and I can tell you self-aware is what he does.
Four years ago at age 13 Mary Magpie set out to Worcester MA to interview a long time idol. Meeting up in a corner pizza shop she spoke to Rocket Summer front man Bryce Avary.
I have met her and she is always herself, unpredictable and vulnerable. She talked to the Guardian and I supposed this is a summary of a long discussion? I wonder why this is presented as bullet points, what is this, a power point presentation?
I noticed specifically in the tour we did last year that I did not feel that anymore. I felt like such a rock star some nights that it was scaring me. I was probably able to convey it earlier, but I never really felt it until recently. I’m still totally awkward in life.’
This would make a fun on going column, right? Helen Bach wrote one about Chrissie Hynde yesterday Some big time rock star gives a big interview but not to rock nyc? The list is almost endless
Chrissie has been an icon and one of the handful of women with earned respect in the entire rock world. She has held it together with bad ass appeal and beauty of conviction. Every girl should aspire to be her, no one holds a candle to her.
They talked about the oppressive Putin’s government, harassing gay people with this new movement ‘Occupy pedophilia’ linking homosexuality to pedophilia and allowing violence against the LGBT community.
She wants a kid to know and be able to snap their fingers and spend a day with their favorite band. It’s a fantastic vision that isn’t too far off, by any means. In a short amount of time, the organization has skyrocketed and made countless dreams come true.
“We’re a group, we make popular songs, I’m a girl, I’m quite young, but I’m maturing fast. Why do people have to make things so complicated for us? Why can’t they take Altered Images at face value?” Clare sighs, shrugs, smiles, giggles
later, like after I came home from prison, and I went back to Europe as a solo artist, I started to meet the Clash and Nick Lowe and Billy Bragg and all those guys would tell me that Back in the USA was the record that inspired them. I think Kick Out the Jams might’ve been just too over the top for them or maybe they were too young, I don’t know. But Back in the USA was everything they were talking about
“I don’t agree with that at all,” Tilbrook declared. “I’d say we’ve been on a couple of diversions. We’ve made two albums that’ve had their low points, probably lower than the albums that came before them. But I’m in the position where I’m involved with the new album now and I don’t think we’re going downhill”
hy teenage girls, why not middle aged men? Why pinpoint your dislike at the heart of the very people who love you most. His writing is getting worse, the last two times I saw him live he wasn’t very good, and he has a nasty fucking attitude. Conor wants to be alone and if he continues like this he will certainly get his wish.
‘It’s almost like when Pavement did “Crooked Rain,” we thought “We’re going to do the Eagles and Free, but like, indie rock. We’re going to see how much of this people can take, or how much we can take.” There’s a certain self-hate involved in it or something.’
Stephanie Rizzo and I quizzed Chanel and friends for an hour I pushed Chanel on the music; the album Now You Know, a Cash Money release, had dropped to pretty numerous acclaim and Chanel had opened for Lil Wayne on his summer tour
“I’m as much of a mess now as I was when I was 16.” It’s so true, and to see Morrissey the God acknowledging this fact makes him feel just a little bit more human. Oh, and he’s about to record a new album.
” I would like to ask all so-called celebrity chefs why they believe that animals should have no right to live. If Jamie ‘Orrible is so certain that flesh-food is tasty then why doesn’t he stick one of his children in a microwave? It would taste the same as cooked lamb.”
Bronson does self-conscious, a prodigiously gifted songwriter who has spent the past decade recording, arranging, writing and re-writing what is simultaneously his magnum opus and his first work
She had known Elliott for sixteen years and she is one of these friends who strongly think that more should be done to uncover the facts surrounding Elliott’s death.. Needless to say, she isn’t not one of these friends interviewed by W T Schultz, and absolutely convinced it was a suicide
“I remember playing a ‘Battle of the Bands’ in my hometown and there were maybe 400 people there and it was so loud- the screams were so loud when we were playing. It was the biggest rush ever. That was when I knew. I was like, ‘I could do this. Maybe all these people aren’t here for us, but one day they will be.’ “
"I have no other skills -this is the only thing that I've ever known how to do": The Black Veil Brides Leader Reflects
“The Golden God is much heavier than the Kerrang Award. The Kerrang Award, I can wield it drunk better. At the after-party, [grumbles drunkenly], I think I almost killed some people with the Golden God- it’s very heavy. My award’s too heavy- it’s not a common issue. It’s definitely a first-world problem.”
“”Metal doesn’t mean the same thing that it did before..metal is constantly evolving,” David remarks. “My opinion of heavy metal is what’s considered ‘old school’.. nowadays it’s all breakdowns and blast-beats. To me, that’s not heavy metal. That shit’s trendy. It’s not musical.””