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In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I’ve put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year’s band breakups. It’s a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side. Sometimes it takes a decade or more of inactivity for a band to really maximize its fanbase. Ask American Football, Slint, Neutral Milk Hotel, OutKast, the Replacements, or any of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Roxy Music Break Up Again

You could be forgiven for assuming that glam rock and new pop pioneers Roxy Music were already broken up, seeing as how they haven’t released anything since 1982 and haven’t toured in nearly four years. And now guitarist Phil Manzanera confirms it: Roxy Music is, once again, done. The band ended its original run i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2014 - 9:03 am

Roxy Music – “Love Is The Drug (Todd Terje Disco Dub)” Video

Recently, Norwegian space-disco producer Todd Terje remixed “Love Is The Drug,” the classic early Roxy Music single, and turned it into a seven-minute disco throwdown without tweaking it too heavily. Last month, we posted that remix, as well as the Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas “Avalon” remix that appeared on the same 12″. And now the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Roxy Music – “Avalon (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Version)”

Songs and remixers don’t often pair off this perfectly. As a production duo, Norwegian dance dudes Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas specialize in a luxuriant, champagne-dipped form of exotica-informed space-disco. And Roxy Music’s mighty 1982 track “Avalon” feels like the most expensive piece of chiffon-lined synth-rock ever recorded. So, naturally, the new Lindstrøm & Pri… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2012 - 11:30 am

Bryan Ferry Gets Married, Remixed By Todd Terje

A big week for former Roxy Music leader Bryan Ferry! Newsday reports that the dapper, 66-year-old glam veteran got married, for the second time, to 29-year-old Amanda Sheppard on January 4. The ceremony went down on the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Caribbean territory that I’ve never heard of. Only true iconoclasts, it should… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2012 - 5:42 pm

10 Classic Albums Released 10 Years Into A Band’s Career

It’s a new year, and every Thursday, we’re going to be publishing a new list in this space. You guys like lists, right? Good! For our first one, we got to talking about Guided By Voices, who just released a pretty great album about 25 years after their first one. And that raised the question:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Bryan Ferry – “Song To The Siren” (Feat. Roxy Music, Jonny Greenwood, David Gilmour, Nile Rodgers) (Stereogum Premiere)

When we first wrote about Bryan Ferry’s forthcoming solo effort Olympia, I put the “solo” in square quotes because the 10-song collection includes a number of guests — Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Groove Armada, Scissor Sisters, Marcus Miller, Flea, Mani, Jonny Greenwood. That, and old Roxy Music folks Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay. More »

By: brandon / October 14, 2010 - 10:07 am

Jonny Greenwood, Flea, Roxy Music (Including Brian Eno!) Join Bryan Ferry On New Album

Bryan Ferry’s forthcoming “solo” album Olympia finds the Roxy Music frontman collaborating with Radiohead classicist Jonny Greenwood, Red Hot Chili Pepper/Atoms For Peace bassist Flea, Nile Rodgers, Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada, David Gilmour, and Primal Scream’s Mani. Pitchfork reports he’s also teaming with Roxy Music bandmates Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and onetime squabbler Brian Eno. More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2010 - 3:27 pm

New Nite Jewel Video – “Lover”

The glammy Italians Do It Better-associated Nite Jewel, aka Ramona Gonzalez backed by Emily Jane, give Roxy Music’s “Lover” a lo-tech go on their Good Evening LP. If you close your eyes, it’s a melancholic take, but once you open them again, the soft-focused video finds the L.A. duo hamming it up with a conch… More »

By: brandon / April 8, 2009 - 10:18 am

Division Day Cover Roxy Music, Sponge

After fine, thoughtful covers of Depeche Mode and Sunny Day Real Estate, it’s getting hard to remember what Division Day’s own songs sound like. Well, let’s wait a bit longer to refresh our memories and instead sink some teeth into this pretty redo of Roxy Music’s “More Than This.”

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By: Stereogum / October 17, 2007 - 12:10 pm