Tag: Ian McCulloch

Ian McCulloch announces trio of U.K. solo shows to mark release of ‘Pro Patria Mori’

Ian McCulloch announces trio of U.K. solo shows to mark release of ‘Pro Patria Mori’

Having just scrubbed plans for a short U.S. tour this month, Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has now announced three ‘intimate’ solo shows in Liverpool and London this May to coincide with the release this spring of the singer’s new fan-funded solo album ‘Pro Patria Mori.’

The Week in Rock: Feb. 19-25, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 19-25, 2012

The round-up of this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Replacements’ Slim Dunlap and Tommy Stinson, New Order, The Specials, Squeeze, Visage, Ian McCulloch and Public Image Ltd. — plus Slicing Up Eyeballs’ third birthday.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch cancels U.S. tour, could reset shows for May

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch cancels U.S. tour, could reset shows for May

Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has scrubbed a short U.S. solo tour planned for late March — which was to have featured just six concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York — although his management told at least one of the clubs that the dates could be rescheduled for May.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant records ‘Things Inside’ instrumental album

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant records ‘Things Inside’ instrumental album

Ian McCulloch’s not the only Bunnyman with a solo project on the horizon: Guitarist Will Sergeant has recorded an instrumental, acoustic solo album called ‘Things Inside’ — featuring former Echo & The Bunnymen bassist Les Pattinson on a few tracks — and is asking for fans to help fund the record’s release.

Video: ‘How the Brits Rocked America’ in the ’80s, with The Cure, Duran Duran, Police

Video: ‘How the Brits Rocked America’ in the ’80s, with The Cure, Duran Duran, Police

‘We’re the Kids in America,’ the third chapter of BBC Four’s ‘How the Brits Rocked America: Go West,’ features interviews with John Lydon, Robert Smith, Elvis Costello, Jim Kerr, Ian McCulloch, New Order’s Stephen Morris and Peter Hook, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, and many more.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch adds New York, Los Angeles concerts to U.S. tour

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch adds New York, Los Angeles concerts to U.S. tour

Ian McCulloch has added a New York gig and two Los Angeles concerts to his short U.S. tour in support of forthcoming solo album ‘Pro Patria Mori.’ The March 23-24 concerts at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and March 31 show at Le Poisson Rouge join three already announced shows in San Francisco and Chicago.

The Week in Rock: Dec. 11-17, 2011

The Week in Rock: Dec. 11-17, 2011

This week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines included items on Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch, New Order, R.E.M., PiL, The Housemartins, Bob Mould, Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel and the Minutemen, plus the third installment of our Rhino ‘Just Can’t Get Enough — The ’80s’ Spotify playlist.

Ian McCulloch releasing new solo, live CDs — and playing U.S. concerts in March

Ian McCulloch releasing new solo, live CDs — and playing U.S. concerts in March

Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch will strike back out on his own next year with the release of both a new live album and his first solo record in nearly a decade — projects that he’ll support with a series of U.S. dates that so far include a single concert in San Francisco and two nights in Chicago in March.

Milestones: Ian McCulloch is 52 today; watch full Echo & The Bunnymen show from 1984

Milestones: Ian McCulloch is 52 today; watch full Echo & The Bunnymen show from 1984

To commemorate Ian McCulloch’s 52nd birthday today, here’s a full, 53-minute Echo & The Bunnymen live performance filmed in Madrid and broadcast on Spanish TV on Sept. 4, 1984.

The Teardrop Explodes’ ‘Kilimanjaro,’ Julian Cope’s ‘Floored Genius 2’ set for reissue

The Teardrop Explodes’ ‘Kilimanjaro,’ Julian Cope’s ‘Floored Genius 2’ set for reissue

The debut album from Julian Cope’s neo-psychedelic band The Teardrop Explodes — 1980’s ‘Kilimanjaro’ — is due to receive an expansive 3CD reissue next month, along with Cope’s 1993 compilation of post-Teardrop recordings entitled ‘Floored Genius 2: Best of the BBC Sessions 1983-1991.’

Video: Ian McCulloch plays ‘The Killing Moon’ for La Blogotheque’s ‘A Take Away Show’

Video: Ian McCulloch plays ‘The Killing Moon’ for La Blogotheque’s ‘A Take Away Show’

The lastest in French music site La Blogotheque’s impromptu “A Take Away Show” series — in which bands or artists throw together spontaneous performances, wherever they may be — features Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch offering up a stark, solo-acoustic take on the band’s classic “The Killing Moon.”

Guitar cam: Watch Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant play ‘Seven Seas’

Guitar cam: Watch Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant play ‘Seven Seas’

In this clip, Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant has attached a Flip Mino HD camera to the necks of his 12-string Vox Teardrop while playing the band’s 1984 single “Seven Seas” in what appears to be an Ian McCulloch-less soundcheck or rehearsal.

Video: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch sings ‘Killing Moon’ on East Village Radio

Video: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch sings ‘Killing Moon’ on East Village Radio

Tweet Although Echo & The Bunnymens’ fall U.S. tour still hasn’t been rescheduled after being scuttled over IRS issues, frontman Ian McCulloch did devote a […]

Quick Spins: Jane’s Addiction, Alison Moyet, Morrissey, Ian McCulloch, Roger O’Donnell

Quick Spins: Jane’s Addiction, Alison Moyet, Morrissey, Ian McCulloch, Roger O’Donnell

Photo by John Darwin Kurc Tweet The early-2000s lineup of Jane’s Addiction — with Chris Chaney manning the bass instead of original member Eric Avery […]