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.
The Glasgow-based Mod revivalist band Button Up have released a terrific, four-track EP of covers of Mod classics titled Covered.
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.
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.
Influence seems to be the main criteria for entrance into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Modfather hit New York City this past weekend for two shows as part of his very brief U.S. tour.
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.
Paul Weller, still one of rock’s best interview subjects, gave a great interview to XFM Manchester’s Clint Boon last week.
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.