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Happy vibes in the direction of Rick Rubin

Happy vibes in the direction of Rick Rubin

The chunky ZZ-Topping Roadie in Jay Z’s 99 Problems video. He’s Rick Rubin. You know him. You just don’t know how much. Beastie Boys:’ “You’ve got to fight for your right to party”. Johnny Cash: “Hurt”. Chili Peppers: “Under the bridge” & “Give it Away”. Run DMC:  “It’s Tricky” & “Walk this Way”. Adele, JayZ, Metallica, […]

Amy.

Amy.

Enough has been written about Amy in the last two days. The morbid fascination with the 27 club, the hangers on wanting a part in the drama outside her Camden home, the crass jokes before and immediately after, but nobody can deny the fact that behind the rock and roll cliché was not just a […]

Please Mind The Gap

Please Mind The Gap

The Gap Band didn’t mean much to me until two months ago. This is unacceptable. Growing up in a Motown-for-breakfast household with an unhealthy helping of 80s ballads, I was unreasonably proud of my funk collection. Before the wretched early teens kicked in, dad would take me to car-boot sales to hunt for records. A […]

The Pub Pianist that got lucky

The Pub Pianist that got lucky

Elton John played the last of five sell-out gigs at Madison Square Gardens last Saturday. I took some ridicule for the big-budget ticket, at a price that would’ve shown me at least four memorable bands in the same city, the same night. I saw it as one of those box-tickers; Bruce, Billy or Elton at […]