Having spent the best part of 15 years touring the country, as well as America’s West Coast, it seems that finally Scottish singer/songwriter Pete MacLeod may have harnessed the attention that has been long overdue.
Virgin founder Richard Branson has been looking back on the Sex Pistols‘ classic single ‘God Save The Queen‘, which features on the band’s landmark debut album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks…Here’s The Sex Pistols‘, as the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this month.
Hot Chip have unveiled full details of a short UK tour, with dates beginning this month ahead of wider tour of mainland Europe following later in the year.
The Last Jubilee festival – which was aiming to be ‘a celebration of the true spirit of 1977′, hosting punk veterans such as the The Damned, The Buzzcocks, UK Subs, The Vibrators and Hugh Cornwell – has been cancelled with a statement on the event’s official website blaming ‘dark establishment figures’.
Love them or loathe them, and the jury’s very much still out on that one, Guns N Roses were a once in a lifetime band that typified yet simultaneously reconstructed an entire generation’s attitude to rock music.
Those five Sunset Strip degenerates sat atop the very apex of their genre for some five years before Kurt Cobain’s grunge juggernaut rolled into town and delivered the mother of all onslaughts.
But Guns’ legacy was never forgotten.
That is why, 25 years after ‘Appetite For Destruction’ first ruptured eardrums the world over, any whiff of output, creative or otherwise, the former Gunners emit is met with a lingering interest on both a critical and public level. Duff McKagan is off exploring his punk heritage with Loaded, Steven Adler has become something of a morbid curiosity as years of drug and alcohol abuse have taken their toll, and we all know what Axl has been up to.
And then there’s Slash.
Razorlight, The Charlatans and Space are among the acts confirmed to appear at this year’s Bingley Music Live festival, which will be held at Myrtle Park in West Yorkshire over the weekend of August 31st-September 2nd.
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