Carl Barât of The Libertines just published a memoir and has his first solo album coming out on Monday in the UK.
One of the recent stops on the promotion tour for Robert Plant’s Band of Joy album was the London studios of Absolute Radio, where Plant gave an interesting and sometimes quite funny interview to DJ Geoff Lloyd.
BBC 6 Music broadcast an interesting and comprehensive two-part documentary this past Thursday and Friday that concerned the legendary London Mod band The Small Faces.
The Elvis Forever concert, which was held this past Sunday, September 12th in London’s Hyde Park and was broadcast live by BBC Radio 2, is now available for on-demand listening on the BBC Radio 2 Web site.
BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting the Elvis Forever concert live on Sunday from London’s Hyde Park. It is a three-hour event, airing from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. BST (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern in the United States).
Newcomers The xx have been named as winners of this year’s Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut album during ceremonies held tonight (Tuesday, September 7th) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Last Wednesday, August 11th, one of the most heralded British rock bands of the 1970s returned to the concert stage at the British Music Experience at The O2 in North Greenwich, London. And from all reports, The Faces put on a great performance.
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.
Absolute Radio will broadcast a documentary about the 25th anniversary of Live Aid next week. The documentary will be aired in two parts. The first will be broadcast on Monday, July 12th at 10 p.m. BST (5 p.m. Eastern) and part two can be heard the following night at the same time.
The Coral’s latest single, “1000 Years,” sounds like a great old rock single that was recently discovered in a time capsule. It brings to mind Crosby, Stills, and Nash circa 1972.