Paul Weller dropped by BBC’s ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ last night to perform two tracks — ‘The Attic’ and ‘Kling I Klang’ — off his just-released new solo album ‘Sonik Kicks,’ both of which you can see via the clips posted here. Weller is due on these shores later next month to play a pair of gigs in New York City and one in Toronto.
On Friday night, John Lydon’s reconstituted Public Image Ltd. performed at the 10th anniversary concert in London for BBC’s 6 Music, and, in the process, debuted two tracks — “Deeper Water” and the single “One Drop,” which has been aired on U.K. radio — off the group’s forthcoming album ‘This Is PiL.’
Morrissey debuted three new songs — ‘Action Is My Middle Name,’ ‘The Kid’s A Looker’ and ‘People Are The Same Everywhere’ — in a live session recorded last week and broadcast tonight on Janice Long’s late-night show on BBC Radio 2. Hear all three here.
Fans will get a chance to hear three new Morrissey songs — ‘Action is My Middle Name,’ ‘The Kid’s a Looker’ and ‘People are the Same Everywhere’ — next week on the BBC.
The first and second albums from classic synthpop duo Erasure — 1986’s ‘Wonderland’ and 1987’s ‘The Circus’ — will be reissued this summer in deluxe 2CD/1DVD packages stuffed with remixes, B-sides, live sessions, music videos, TV performances and concert footage.
It’s Ian Brown’s birthday today — he’s turning 48 — so to mark the occasion, we present one of those oft-told tales of Stone Roses lore: The band’s appearance on BBC’s ‘The Late Show’ in September 1989, which ended less than a minute into a live performance of ‘Made of Stone’ when the power abruptly cut out.
Billed as its ‘only European show of 2011,’ organizers of the U.K.’s Bestival this morning announced The Cure will headline one of the festival’s four nights next September alongside Crystal Castles, the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, DJ Shadow and Primal Scream performing its 1991 album ‘Screamadelica.’
Earlier this month, the Pet Shop Boys stopped by ‘The Graham Norton Show’ to support of their just-released new best-of set ‘Ultimate’ by performing their 1987 No. 1 single ‘It’s a Sin.’
With his new album, ‘National Ransom,’ out in the U.K. this past week — and due to arrive on these shores on Tuesday — Elvis Costello dropped by the studios of BBC’s Radio 4 on Thursday to chat with host John Wilson and play this track, ‘Jimmie Standing in the Rain,’ off the new record.
Bob Mould’s turning 50 today, so to celebrate, here’s a clip of Sugar — whose debut, ‘Copper Blue,’ is arguably the former Husker Du leader’s finest moment — playing ‘Helpless’ on the BBC in 1993.
The Jam’s Paul Weller is lining up a live CD/DVD package called ‘Find the Torch, Burn the Plans’ this fall that will feature a new Julien Temple documentary and a full live concert recorded earlier this year at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
On May 26, 1984 — just three months after the release of ‘The Smiths’ — a young and occasionally smiling Morrissey appeared on the BBC TV game show ‘Pop Quiz,’ which pitted two teams of musicians against each other in a battle of musical knowledge hosted by a ridiculously attired DJ named Mike Read.
The Pet Shop Boys today revealed the tracklist for their upcoming 19-song best-of ‘Ultimate Pet Shop Boys’ — which also will be available as a special edition with a bonus DVD of vintage BBC live performances — and announced the set will close with a newly recorded single called ‘Together.’