Not a good week for the elder rock guys. First, Bee Gee singer Robin Gibb was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains, and now Bryan Ferry is reportedly quite sick? Yikes! According to The Daily Mail, the Roxy Music frontman was slated to attend an Olympics 2012 event on Tuesday (April 5), but landed […]
(L-R) Morrissey, Johnny Marr English guitar legend Johnny Marr recently took to Twitter to vent his dislike for British Prime Minister David Cameron recent admission of liking his former band The Smiths. "David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don't. I forbid you to like it," Marr tweeted last Thursday (December […]
Bryan Ferry has unequivocally defined the meaning of cool for nearly 40 years and the Roxy Music frontman does not disappoint on Olympia, his 13th solo effort and follow up to 2007's Dylanesque. The 10-song stunner features a star-studded list of collaborators like The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, David Gilmour, Flea, and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, just […]
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This is definitely a top 5 favorite for me. In fact, if I ever had my own TV show, Brian Eno‘s 1975 track “I’ll Come Running” (audio only) would be the theme song. Eno, genius producer and former Roxy Music member, wasn’t a great singer, but he has a deadpan English accent that makes lyrics […]
In today’s Daily Telegraph, Bryan Ferry responds to the controversy over his 2007 comments about Nazi aesthetics. “‘It was like being in some film noir. Bizarre. Very scary actually. And very ugly. There was a feeding frenzy and because there is 24-hour media now…’ He trails off. ‘I’m sort of speechless about it. I don’t […]
It’s the song that anticipated Love Me, Love My Doll by almost 35 years (“Inflatable doll/My role is to serve you…”): a sweaty, intense-looking Bryan Ferry intones the lyrics, building up to the lusty climax at the end. And Brian Eno‘s here on keybs! Classic.
The former Roxy Music frontman has come under attack for comments made in a German magazine. Apparently, he finds those Nazis quite snappy, really, remarking, “The way in which the Nazis stage-managed and presented themselves, my gentlemen! I’m talking about Leni Riefenstahl films and Albert Speer’s buildings and the mass rallies and the flags – […]