Tom Jones has been very busy of late, doing interviews and performances to promote his latest album, Praise & Blame. The Praise & Blame album is a change of pace for Jones, as it features gospel and soul songs.
The shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was announced this past Tuesday, July 20th, at The Hospital Club in London. BBC 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne did the honors. The Mercury Prize is an annual event that honors an album picked by a committee of music-business people as the top album in the UK.
Among the up-and-coming UK-based acts that are gaining notoriety these days are Glasgow’s rock/pop/electronica trio GoGoBot. They’ve been getting airplay recently from some of the UK’s most respected DJs.
In a recent interview with BBC 6 Music, Jimmy Page revealed that he is recording new music.
Filled with interesting interviews with John Bonham’s former bandmates, friends, and family members as well as music journalists, the BBC 6 Music documentary narrated by Dave Grohl paints a very vivid picture of Bonham’s life and explains in detail why Bonham continues to be so revered by drummers.
The funeral for punk impresario Malcolm McLaren was held on Thursday, April 22nd, in north London. McLaren died on April 8th of cancer at age 64.
by John Curley—Welcome to the Sounds From Across The Pond blog. In this blog I will be discussing the best of the music from the UK. I will be covering many genres—rock, pop, electronica, punk, indie—and discussing bands and artists from the classic-rock era all the way up to today.