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LED ZEPPELIN cover feature in PLANET ROCK

Hello! Planet Rock magazine‘s sixth issue hits newsstands (an Americanism, but as I grew up reading Stan Lee’s Bullpen Bulletins I’m sticking with it, thank you) today. Led Zeppelin are on the cover – all four covers, actually (gotta catch … Continue reading

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KNOW YOUR ENEMY essay in new KERRANG!

Hey! With the assistance of Phearless Phil Alexander (which, as you’ll learn tomorrow, will be a recurring theme this week), I wrote an essay on the importance of protest music in today’s uniquely terrifying age in the latest issue of … Continue reading

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Young Fathers in MOJO / Lots of METAL in the Guardian

Happy New Year! Last December, on what felt like the coldest day of the year, I visited the cosy studio of inspired, Mercury-winning Edinburgh idiosyncrats Young Fathers to discuss their deftly perverse new LP Cocoa Sugar. I had so much … Continue reading

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2017 – My ten favourite albums

Argh I’m stuck in deadline hell writing about the music of 2018, but as everyone else is sharing theirs now, here’s some words on my favourite albums of 2017. 10/ Courtney Marie Andrews – Honest Life This Nashville singer/songwriter finely … Continue reading

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METALLICA / HUSKER DU

So. There’s a headline that gets to the knotty root of my teenage rock’n’roll obsessions. Buy the latest issue of Planet Rock Magazine, on newsagent shelves now! It has my none-more-epic Metallica cover feature, an account of the group’s earliest … Continue reading

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More Alice Cooper / Pointer Sisters / MC5 / Jay-Z / Korn / Grant Hart

Hello Again! Was that the shortest summer on record, or what? If you RUN to your newsagent and pick up issue 3 of Planet Rock Magazine – the one with the killer Sabbath feature by outgoing MOJO editor and all-round … Continue reading

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Alice Cooper / Living Colour / The Horrors

Hello! I been busy. Get thee to a newsagent. They still exist, right? I interviewed Alice Cooper for almost three hours on his tourbus as we drove across Minnesota for this piece in the latest issue of MOJO. He was … Continue reading

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