Monthly Archives: February 2008

Yes, America, Amy Winehouse Is a Star

Five – count ‘em – five Grammys. Amy Winehouse nearly matched Christopher Cross‘ achievement back in 1980, the year he won all four “general field” awards (Album, Record, Song, and Best New …

Anglo For Your Ear: Whitesnake’s “Is This Love”

So cheesy you could spread it on a Ritz, this power ballad was a No. 2 hit for the British hair metal band in 1987.

Winehouse’s Visa Denied – But Grammy Performance Still On

So Amy Winehouse‘s visa was denied yesterday. She’ll still appear at this year’s Grammys – via live satellite feed from London.

Anglo For Your Ear: Simply Red’s “Stars”

No longer “Holding Back the Years,” Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall had put on some pudge and a few wrinkles by the time “Stars” came out in 1991. But he’s still in great voice here: he goes from a dusky …

Girls Aloud Declare War Against Crap Indie Bands

Which “indie clone” is Girls Aloud talking about in their new single, “Hoxton”?

Life On Mars, Hollyoaks Stars Nominated For Olivier Awards

They are the equivalents to our Tonys, the highest honor in British theater: The Laurence Olivier Award nominations have been announced, and Hairspray leads with a record 11 mentions. Life On Mars star John Simm has secured a Best …

Anglo For Your Ear: The Communards’ “Never Can Say Goodbye”

In my mind, this holds up better against the original disco version (sung by the great Gloria Gaynor, in a remake of the Jackson 5 hit) than “Don’t Leave Me This Way” does against the Thelma Houston classic.

Foul-Mouthed Father Ted Star Diagnosed With Cancer

Frank Kelly, who played Jack “Feck! Arse!” Hackett on the sitcom Father Ted, has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is undergoing chemo.

Jerry Hall’s Vajayjay and Morrissey’s Bum: The Gratuitous Middle-Aged Nudity Post

Jerry Hall gives a commando performance, revealing more than she bargained for when she hastily exits a limo.

Anglo For Your Ear: Level 42’s “Lessons In Love”

There have been only a handful of singer-bassists in rock music. Of course, that group includes many greats – Sting, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Jack Bruce of Cream, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, soul singer Me’Shell …