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Pearl Jam: Dark Matter review – the faithful will rejoice
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Pearl Jam: Dark Matter review – the faithful will rejoice with superproducer Andrew Watt working his magic, the Seattle grunge veterans sound on point and full of energy in their 35th anniversary year. Discussions about Pearl Jam’s 12th record should dwell on the extraordinary longevity of this grunge-era band, who arrive in their 35th year largely intact and on the right side of history – pro-environment, pro-voting. For their latest album they have turned to 33-year-old rock fan turned superproducer...

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Saturday, 18 May 2024
Bon Jovi break out the talkbox for new single Living Proof
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Bon Jovi have released another single from their upcoming album Forever, and it may remind fans of one of their earlier hits. Just like the 1986 classic Livin’ On A Prayer, the riff from Living Proof is powered by the talkbox, that peculiar effects-unit-cum-plastic-tube used to such great effect on songs like Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion and Peter Frampton’s Show Me The Way. Two tracks that both use the talkbox? Both with the word ‘Living’ in the title? This cannot be...

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Saturday, 18 May 2024
12 Feb 1977 Pink Floyd
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Pink Floyd released their tenth studio album Animals in the US, where it reached No.3 in the charts. The album’s cover image, a pig floating between two chimneys on Battersea Power Station, was conceived by bassist Roger Waters and realised by long-time design and photographic collaborators...

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Saturday, 12 February 2022
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Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Memories Are Made Of This’. The American actor, comedian, singer and TV hosts biggest hit. Also covered by The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and The...

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Saturday, 12 February 2022
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Whitney Houston was found dead in suite 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, submerged in the bathtub. Beverly Hills paramedics arrived at approximately 3:30 p.m. and found the singer unresponsive and performed CPR. Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. Local police said there were “no obvious signs of criminal intent.” It was later ruled by the coroner to have been an “accidental...

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Friday, 11 February 2022
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The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London. Other winners included Prince for best International Act and Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain, British Single was Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’, British Video was Duran Duran for ‘Wild Boys’, British Comedy Recording Neil ‘Hole In My Shoe’, British Album went to Sade for ‘Diamond Life’, British Male Solo Artist was won by Paul Young, British Female Solo Artist, Alison Moyet and Best...

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Paula Abdul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Opposites Attract’, her fourth US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK. On 11 Feb 1989 Paula Abdul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Straight Up’, the first of three No.1’s in 1989, a No.3 hit in the...

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Thursday, 10 February 2022