Posts Tagged ‘british’

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Passing the Bar: Jessie Ware’s Ride From Law School to Drunk Nights With Miguel

One night last winter, Jessie Ware and Miguel decided to get drunk. They had been writing some songs for Ware’s second album, Tough Love , at New York’s Record Plant studio, and after a long day of work, they had completed the fun, flirtatious “Kind of… Sometimes… Maybe.” “We both really like whiskey,” Ware says with a laugh. “The first line of the song is, ‘Do I get lonely at all?/No, ’cause Jamie and Johnny and Jack keep me warm.’ So that night we were like, ‘Fuck yeah, let’s celebrate, let’s have whiskeys!'” Fall Music Preview 2014: 25 Must-Hear Albums The next morning, she says, “I had the worst hangover. Literally, I had Gatorade in one hand and salty fries in the other.

Doro: Scandi metal is new NWOBHM

Doro Pesch says the current Scandinavian metal scene reminds her of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal that roared out of the UK more than 30 years ago.

Sex Pistols will never play again, says Lydon

Sex Pistols will never take the stage together again, says frontman John Lydon.

Download our awesome FREE Lords Of The Riff Vol. 2 Sampler!

Next month, the very foundations of this sceptred isle will be shaking, as Metal Hammer and Classic Rock join forces to present the second Lords Of The Riff tour, a triple rock attack featuring three monstrously heavy riff machines.

Fleetwood Mac add second leg to “On With the Show” tour

Just a few days into the “On With the Show” tour, Fleetwood Mac has unleashed a second leg of arena shows in the New Year. More news: Fleetwood Mac , Stevie Nicks , Lindsey Buckingham

Reef announce UK headline tour

Reef have announced they’ll headline 13 UK shows next year.

Refugee charity to hold London gig

Refugee charity AMAR is holding a fundraising gig in London’s Shoreditch featuring upcoming British artists.

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Fricke’s Picks Radio: The Rock & Roll Ride of Paul Revere

Paul Revere and the Raiders’ fourth Columbia LP, The Spirit of ’67 – issued at the tail end of the year before – was the first album I ever bought. It is still one of the best I own, a perfect mid-Sixties nexus of euphoric pop, crisp-riff garage rock and subversive-Top 40 songwriting invention. And it was value for money, with three hit singles: “Hungry,” “Good Thing” and “The Great Airplane Strike,” a topical romp based on a labor dispute that grounded airlines for five weeks in 1966. I still hear that one going through my head every time I have the dubious pleasure of getting on a plane. By that point, Revere and the Raiders were two years into a wild ride of AM radio success and pop-TV celebrity – the first serious, sustained Yankee competition to the British Invasion and the biggest-selling rock band on Columbia’s roster

Win tickets to a free Thunder show!

Classic Rock is delighted to reveal that British rock legends Thunder will play a free show at London’s Brooklyn Bowl on November 6th.

Vote for The Blues!

Our sister publication The Blues Magazine has been charged with the honour of finding the UK entrant for the fifth annual European Blues Challenge, to be hosted in Brussels on March 13 and 14, 2015. Organised by the European Blues Union, an organisation that does so much great work to promote the blues and its artists, labels and festivals, the Challenge is like the Eurovision Song Contest… but with infinitely better music.

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