Monthly Archives: February 2008

Dave Clark Five Frontman Has Passed Away

One of the original comrades of the British Invasion has passed away: Mike Smith, frontman of the legendary Dave Clark Five, has died at age 64 after contracting pneumonia in the hospital. This comes a little more than a week before …

Arctic Monkeys Follow Up BRITs Triumph With NME Wins

The lads from Sheffield surprised everyone by scooping the two biggest awards of the night at last week’s BRITs, and now they’ve surpassed that triumph at today’s Shockwaves NME Awards, taking home three gongs. Arctic …

BRITS 2008: Interview with Mark Ronson

I have had my issues with Mark Ronson‘s music, but his work with Amy Winehouse is magical. They certainly brought out the best in each other during their triumphant performance of “Valerie” on the BRITs; Winehouse …

Backstage Observations From the BRITS 2008

The Osbournes as hosts were…eh. (The usually tart Sharon was surprisingly banal. If there was any night that called for Bitchy Sharon Osbourne, it was this one.) And they didn’t even do the red carpet. Shame.