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The true story of Peter Criss writing Beth

Happy Birthday Peter Criss

What? Wait. Happy Birthday, Peter Criss? The one dude in Kiss that no one ever wanted to be? To quote Family Guy’s Peter Griffin “Nobody wants to be Peter Criss. Not even Peter Criss wants to be Peter Criss”. Remember that Kiss Day thing when the high school football team from Cadillac Michigan won the […]

“From The Ashes A Fire Shall Be Woken”

There could hardly be a more significant date in the history of rock music than December 4, 1971. That’s when the Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a Frank Zappa’s concert. This incident was to be immortalised in “Deep Purple”s “Smoke On The Water”, which is kind of a rock Bible and […]

My Generation â” The Song For 52 Generations (And Counting)

Probably the most recognisable The Whoâ’s song is basically a song about young frustrated people. It was released 52 years ago, but seems like young people of any generation can find themselves in it. Its ongoing popularity keeps on proving it. The song was written by Pete Townshend. He woke up one day and found himself dissatisfied with the […]

Samaritans Christmas Card

Giving Tuesday – Samaritans Charity Christmas Cards

Do you still send Christmas cards? We do hope so, as cards are so much nicer than a text or a Facebook message. I know that there are people out there that delight in joylessly emailing the whole office or posting on social media something pious like “I will not be sending Christmas cards this […]

Nick Cave shook Belgrade again (may his tour never end)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds shook Belgrade with their concert during their 2017 tour following the release of the Skeleton Tree album.


An Irresistible Charm Y’KNOW, BACK in the days when Kerrang dared let me write for ‘em, I took great pride in the fact that, in an interview situation, I could win a band or band member over within moments of our encounter. Yet, there were two customers who were impervious to my disarming charm; they […]

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