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“Five thoughts: Gary Numan”

1. Riding up the escalator to the Hard Rock Cafe’s third-floor venue, I wonder how U.K. synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan, who penned his biggest hits in the late ’70s and early ’80s, would draw in 2014 for his first-ever Vegas … Continue reading

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Jaz Coleman’s “The Symphonic Nirvana” set for US release 2nd September (on 429 Records)

More information is emerging about Jaz Coleman’s (Killing Joke‘s front-man) Nirvana Symphony project. SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 11, 2014 429 Records is gearing up for the release September 2nd of The Symphonic Nirvana, the next in Jaz Coleman’s symphonic works … Continue reading

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The Everlove’s cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Cities in Dust” used on Game of Thrones trailer

Game of Thrones is a big hit at G&A towers, but we didn’t catch the trailer for season 4 which has The Everlove’s “moody” cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees‘ “Cities in Dust”.  The production is definitely moody, but the song … Continue reading

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David J’s new video for his cover of Britney Spears’ “Toxic”

The ex-Bauhaus members all seem to be busy at the moment, and none more so than the excellent Mr David J Haskins who has recently released a version of Britney Spear’s “Toxic”.   Interesting… (I couldn’t embed the video into this … Continue reading

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Joy Division rehearsals, 28 tracks cleaned up and remastered (Youtube & download – 1 hr 51 min)

Here’s a real treat for Joy Division fans. FageOner has collected together, and cleaned up, the best of Joy Division’s rehearsal recordings – and put it up for download, or to listen to via Youtube.

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Tones On Tail “Go! (HavocNdeeD BootleG)”

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David J on his new LP “An Eclipse of Ships”, SXSW and his favourite apps

David J on his new LP “An Eclipse of Ships”, SXSW and his favourite apps… David J, godfather of goth and founding member of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, chats about the inspiration behind his new solo album, “An Eclipse … Continue reading

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Robert Smith explains recent comments about upcoming LP “4:14 Scream”

Some information has been leaking out recently about the Cure’s (probable) upcoming LP “4:14 Scream”.  And not leaked in a kind of Government-leaking-it-out-officially-and-organised way, but an old school kind of un-guarded comments kind of way.  Apparently. Robert Smith has made some … Continue reading

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The Guardian’s lazy review of the the Cure live, and Robert Smith’s responses

This is a bit of a shocker from the Grauniad.  Complaining about the length of a three hour Cure set is like complaining about France being too French.  Lucky she didn’t go to the gig in Mexico on Smith’s 50th birthday … Continue reading

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Review of the Cure live at the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit gig at the Royal Albert Hall

Here’s a review of the first of two of the Cure’s recent live shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust, at the fantastic Royal Albert Hall ion London. Last night The Cure played the first of two shows at Royal Albert … Continue reading

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