On rock n’ roll (& indie)

Interview features

Legends and heroes

Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones

Duff McKagen of Guns n’ Roses

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler

Carlos Santana

Deep Purple’s Roger Glover

Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson

Gary Moore

The Stranglers’s JJ Burnel: in 2016 & 2009


Britpop and beyond

Johnny Marr of The Smiths

Noel Gallagher (er, Oasis)

Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)

Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder

Kasabian: SergeTomChris

Stereophonics: 2015 & 2012

Justin Hawkins of The Darkness

Midge Ure (Ultravox, etc…)

The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie

The Beat


Indie kids

The Kooks

Of Monsters and Men

Kaiser Chiefs

Razorlight: Johnny & Skully

The Temper Trap

LCD Soundsystem’s Pat Mahoney


Jamie T

Nouvelle Vague

The Horrors

The Cat Empire

The Courteeners

The Coronas


Jagwar Mar


Wild Beasts: 2016 & 2010


More white men with guitars

Neil Finn of Crowded House


3 Doors Down

Dave Mathews Band

Iron Maiden’s Blaze Bayley

The Parlotones


Guns n’ Roses’ Bumblefoot: 2013 & 2012


Think pieces and longer reads

In praise of Joni Mitchell, 50 years on

Obituary: Chuck Berry

Some Girls at 40: The Stones’ last outlaw stand

Head to head: Noel vs Liam

Covers LPs: The good, bad and ugly

Does Neil Young’s online Archives dump represent a new model?

On seeing guilty pleasure Bon Jovi a fifth time in 15 years…

Has Morrissey gone too far this time? (probably)

The Magic Whip: Blur’s unlikely renaissance 

The Killers vs Foo Fighters: End of the big rock release?

Why we really don’t need another U2 album

On Pet Sounds (and a useless Brian Wilson Q&A)

Elvis Presley at 75

Prophets of Rage: A supergroup squared

Making sense of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Growing pains: Neil Young in the Noughties

A surreal encounter with Jared Leto of 30 Seconds to Mars

How film composers became rock stars

The story behind The Stones 20 best songs


Gig reviews

The Rolling Stones: 14 on Fire first night  /  Guns n’ Roses (reformed) Brian Wilson does Pet Sounds… badly  /  Eric Clapton’s failing farewell  /  Bon Jovi: Sucking in 2015… & satisfying in 2010  /  Bryan Adams’ collective yawnKings of Leon… meh Pearl Jam in Hyde Park  /  Sting = steadfast  /  The Gaslight Anthem come of age  /  Thom Yorke’s solo ‘surprise’  /  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds finally win me over  /  Paul McCartney…  /  Patti Smith’s Killer Road  /  Stereophonics (and Razorlight)  /  Florence + the Machine   /  Band of Horses  /  Spiritualized


Album reviews

Leonard Cohen: You Want it Darker

Bob Dylan: Tempest

Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball

Keith Richards: Crosseyed Heart

Neil Young: Storytone

Brian Wilson: No Pier Pressure

Muse: Drones

Kings of Leon: Mechanical Bull

Alabama Shakes: Boys and Girls

Wilco: Star Wars

Bon Jovi: Burning Bridges

Bon Iver: 22, A Million

Charles Bradley: Changes

Jesus Mary Chain: Damage and Joy

Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Gateway

Smashing Pumpkins: Monuments to an Elegy

Wild Beasts: Boy King

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Mumford & Sons: Wilder Minds

Benjamin Clementine: At Least for Me

Foals: What Went Down