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Rock Star Graves

Isn’t visiting the graves of people you’ve never met just a bit creepy? But what if they are Rock Star Graves? That’s homage, right? Visiting Rock Star Graves paying your respects to your heroes. Well, that’s how I’m looking at it. Back in the mid 80s, I managed to persuade with my parents to sign […]

James Williamson teaches us to be AWESOME

James Williamson Tied with his sometime Stooges bandmate in my list of favourite guitarists EVER is James Williamson. Iggy Pop may be (ok, sure as hell IS) THE King of Detroit and Alice Cooper the Godfather, but James Williamson sure as hell has a place in the court. And here he teaches us to do […]

No one is innocent, but Sex Pistols just had to say it an awkward way

No One Is Innocent was recorded by Paul Cook and Steve Jones, the two guys who remained after Sex Pistols fell apart. The lack of a lead vocalist was solved in a very original way. They took Ronnie Biggs to play the part.

R Stands For Rotten, And Revolution

John Lydon was born 61 year ago. Who’s that? His stage name, Johnny Rotten, might clear things up for you if you’re still trying to remember. There is one word associated with this man’s name. It is revolution. He was the lead singer of the punk band “Sex Pistols” and frontman of the post-punk “Public Image Ltd.” When asked in a 2015 “Rolling Stone” interview what did he learn about himself, he answered – not too much. “How short life is and you best cram in as much as you possibly can. Once you’re gone, you’re gone and that’s it. I’m doing things to the best of my disabilities. I have humor about it. There’s no morbidity in it. There’s no self-pity or whinging or any of that, ’cause that’s incredibly unhealthy.” But did the generations that grew up under his influence learn anything? Speaking for myself, I have two significant pieces of memory that show some of the knowledge I have acquired. When I was 16, I was a member of a school theatre group. One day we were picking the music for one of the scenes. We needed something fast, something wild. My friend played a CD. This was the first time I ever heard “Anarchy In The U.K.” Memory No. 2: just a couple of months ago, I was watching “Hardware”, an underdog 1990’s sci-fi film. At one point the “Public Image Ltd.”‘s song “The Order Of Death” started playing. A precious feeling! Happy birthday, Rotten. You ARE the revolution.

The Pogues for the other 11 months of the year

In the latest of our Slade Are Not Just For Christmas posts, we remind you that the Pogues were a genuinely great band who’s legacy should never be written off as some sort of one hit wonder

Ramones live at CBGBs New York 1977

Since when did we need an excuse to post a Ramones clip? So here you go with The Ramones playing a hometown show just because… enjoy and come back soon for plenty more clips post for absolutely no reason other than they are awesome. Widgets

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