Happy Mondays: The Happy Mondays' maraca man Bez has a passionate following.
Last year we reported the iconic NME-compiled cassette compilation C86 would be given a massive reissue with an expanded track list. Now that full list, which takes the original 22 song compilation and blows out it to a massive 72 songs, is available. The expanded C86 will come with a lengthy collection of liner note… More »
The miraculously-still-alive Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, who I once saw on the Apollo Theater stage with his fly down, is the new host of a four-episode mini-series about aliens and UFOs. Ryder claims that he once saw a UFO when he was a teenager and that he’s been obsessed with them ever since. Weirdly,… More »
In today’s Listomania, we unveil our favorite 10 bands who have a member that doesn’t play or do anything, and that’s no intended sleight to these critical players, whether they be hypemen, “vibes managers,” or just token old dudes to round out a musical family. Honorable mention goes out to Broken Social Scene’s fourth guitar… More »
At the Hollywood Bowl a few nights earlier, Psychedelic Furs were joined by Brandon Flowers on “Pretty In Pink.” On Friday at LA’s Club Nokia Richard Butler handled vocal duties on his own, and it’s probably better that way. The iconic new wavers were in their rightful place, headlining a bill that included fellow Brit… More »
Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. This week: Shaun and Bez, in trouble with the law. More »