Tag: Billy Bragg

Photo: Billy Bragg and Morrissey — in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt — circa 1985

Photo: Billy Bragg and Morrissey — in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt — circa 1985

Now here’s something you don’t see every day: A snapshot of Billy Bragg and Morrissey — clad in knee-bearing shorts and some sort of floral or Hawaiian shirt, with his tongue jutting out — at Canada’s Wonderland amusement park in Toronto while on tour with The Smiths in 1985.

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen and Billy Bragg cover ‘Run Run Run’ on U.K. TV in 1985

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen and Billy Bragg cover ‘Run Run Run’ on U.K. TV in 1985

For the past day or so, Echo & The Bunnymen’s web folk have been uploading a stream of videos to the band’s YouTube channel, including this 1985 TV appearance that finds the band joined by Billy Bragg to play The Velvet Underground’s ‘Run Run Run.’

Video: Billy Bragg, Alison Moyet pay tribute to Kirsty MacColl at London benefit concert

Last night, a host of musicians — including Alison Moyet and Billy Bragg — gathered at London’s O2 Sheperd’s Bush Empire to remember the life and musical legacy of Kirsty MacColl on what would have been the late singer’s 51st birthday.

Kirsty MacColl tribute concert to feature Shane MacGowan, Alison Moyet, Johnny Marr

Kirsty MacColl tribute concert to feature Shane MacGowan, Alison Moyet, Johnny Marr

The life and musical legacy of Kirsty MacColl will be celebrated this fall at an all-star concert in London featuring the likes of Alison Moyet, Billy Bragg, Johnny Marr and Shane MacGowan, who famously duetted with the late singer on the Pogues’ classic ‘Fairytale of New York.’

Billy Bragg touring U.S. in September

Billy Bragg touring U.S. in September

British agit-rocker Billy Bragg will venture across the pond this September to play a short U.S. tour following his slot at Seattle’s Bumbershoot festival over Labor Day Weekend.

Video: R.E.M.’s Mike Mills covers Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’ for Voice Project

Video: R.E.M.’s Mike Mills covers Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’ for Voice Project

During a break from sessions for R.E.M.’s next album, Mike Mills contributed a cover of Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’ — off the agit-folkie’s 2008’s album ‘Mr. Love & Justice’ — to The Voice Project.

Video: Preview of Sonic Youth on Bravo! Canada’s ‘Innovators in Music’ next month

Music fans up north have been treated this month to a new documentary series on Bravo! Canada called “Innovators in Music” that profiles artists from different disciplines, including, next month, legendary noise-rockers Sonic Youth.

The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon reunite on Gorillaz’s upcoming ‘Plastic Beach’

The Clash’s Mick Jones, Paul Simonon reunite on Gorillaz’s upcoming ‘Plastic Beach’

Tweet The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have reunited on record for the first time since 1982’s Combat Rock, each contributing to the title […]

Video: Billy Bragg, Florence and the Machine perform the Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’

Video: Billy Bragg, Florence and the Machine perform the Pogues’ ‘Fairytale of New York’

Tweet Here’s a new take on a Christmas classic: Billy Bragg and UK indie sensation Florence and the Machine performing “Fairytale of New York,” the […]

Billy Bragg reunites The Clash’s Mick Jones, Topper Headon to record ‘Jail Guitar Doors’

Billy Bragg reunites The Clash’s Mick Jones, Topper Headon to record ‘Jail Guitar Doors’

Former Clash bandmates Mick Jones and Nicky “Topper” Headon recently recorded together for the first time in 27 years as part of a documentary being […]