rock music

I’m never happier than when an arts show on TV is cancelled

11 October 2017 14:34

I am, to paraphrase myself, ‘a freethinking middle aged rock ‘n’ roller, still on the toilet circuit hoping it’s a…

Despite everything, I love Glastonbury – and I wasn’t the only one booing Jeremy Corbyn

26 June 2017 17:07

‘You don’t look like Radiohead fans, lads,’ said the old fashioned Northern lady as she served Boy and me our…

There’s a reason why Isis targets gigs: music is the enemy of fundamentalism

23 May 2017 15:48

Until last night Ariana Grande’s fans, predominantly tweens and teens, were more preoccupied with the concept of friendship than the…

An original and brilliant show: Loudon Wainwright III at Leicester Square Theatre reviewed

24 March 2017 17:03

Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin Leicester Square Theatre Even by the standards of his fellow confessional singer-songwriters who emerged alongside…

The Nobel Prize for literature, at long last, has been awarded to a complete idiot

14 October 2016 10:49

Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for literature. And quite right too. But many people seem discomfited by the…

Slash at 50: why is this rock god so underappreciated?

23 July 2015 15:27

Saul Hudson, more commonly known by his childhood nickname ‘Slash’, turns 50 today. It is safe to say that the next…