Ray Davies, Suzanne Vega, Paul Weller, The Zombies, and Corinne Bailey Rae are among the artists that were featured on the first series of BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes. The Mastertapes program presents artists discussing and performing songs from an album that was vitally important to their career.
Johnny Marr will be touring the United States in April and early May in support of his new album, The Messenger.
Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and company brought The Who’s 1973 album Quadrophenia to life with a magnificent performance at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Wednesday, November 14th.
The Glasgow-based Mod revivalist band Button Up have released a terrific, four-track EP of covers of Mod classics titled Covered.
The excellent documentary film The Who: Quadrophenia—Can You See The Real Me? The Story Behind The Album had its premiere in theaters across the United States last night (Tuesday, July 24th).
Roger Waters discussed his current tour of The Wall and other topics when he was profiled this past Sunday night on CBS News’ 60 Minutes.
Paul Weller and his excellent backing band performed an outstanding show on the second of two nights at the Best Buy Theater in New York City’s Times Square on Saturday, May 19th.
Squeeze performed a very entertaining show for a packed Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, April 28th.
BBC 6 Music recently aired an excellent four-part special about The Jam. The four parts can now be heard on demand on the BBC 6 Music Web site. It is a must-listen for fans of The Jam.
Paul Weller’s 11th solo album, Sonik Kicks, will be released in March 2012.