Mass-marketed music for the X-Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers is hardly a new thing.
The cover is part of Nest’s Audio Sessions by Google, which enlists top artists to cover past Christmas No.1s, including Olivia Dean, Ella Eyre, and Sam Tompkins.
‘Solid Gold Easy Action’ became the second consecutive single by Bolan and the band to peak at No.2 in the UK in less than three months.
‘The Groover’ made its British chart entry on June 16, 1973, on the way to becoming their final UK Top 10 single.
Acclaimed rockers Cheap Trick have announced the release of their festive new album Christmas Christmas due for release through Big Machine
A Tribute To Keith Moon: There Is No Substitute, a new tribute to the late Who drummer compiled by Ian Snowball, has been newly published by Omnibus Press.
Rod Stewart, Mark King and Bernard Butler guest on a new Christmas song written by BBC Radio 6 Music breakfast show presenter, Shaun Keaveny.
Queen won the Living Legend Award and there were victories for Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and others at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour.
Bryn Merrick, bass player with punk stalwarts The Damned for five years in the 1980s, has passed away after a battle with cancer, at the age of 56.
The recent sad passing of James Last put us in mind of a favourite story told by Jim Lea, guitarist with UK chart regulars of the 1970s and ‘80s, Slade.