Articles Tagged 'Billy Bragg'

The Small Faces

RIP Ian McLagan: Five of his Best

The Small Faces and the Faces are two of the greatest bands in British rock history, and the story of both bands is remarkably similar: a mercurial, egotistical lead singer being driven to the very peak of his game by a backing band of phenomenal talent. Ian McLagan—who died yesterday after suffering a stroke at […]

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A Covers Tribute: The Smiths’ ‘Queen Is Dead’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this month, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce issued The Smiths‘ landmark LP, The Queen Is Dead. And to many faithful fans, the 10-song collection is the band’s finest hour; a sonically gorgeous mix that sees Morrissey’s remarkable wit and dark compassion taking center stage. His most heartfelt lyrics are […]

Music Roundup: ‘All You Need Is’ Duran Duran

Out today is the new album from English new wave legends Duran Duran. All You Need Is Now marks the quartet’s 13th studio album, which is being hailed a solid return to form à la their 1982 classic LP, Rio. English Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson manned the nine-song set and it’s as slick as you’d […]