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.
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.
The first episode of the Razor Cuts podcast from XFM Manchester is now available for free download from iTunes in the UK and the United States. The episode features interviews with Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays as well as Paul Weller.
This past week, Paul Weller took to the airwaves of XFM London and Absolute Radio to be interviewed about his new album and to perform some tracks from it.