John Lydon – Public Image conscious

It spring 2012 and with the first new music from Public Image Ltd in 20 years about to be released, John Lydon dons his showman’s hat and talks it up – a one-man army of startling soundbites. The album, This Is PiL, is Lydon’s attempt to assimilate all that’s happened to him in his 56-year journey from Read More…

Roger Daltrey

Roger Daltrey, owner of one of the greatest voices in rock history, played the O2 Academy Bournemouth on 19 March 2011 ahead of a triumphant re-imagining of The Who’s classic rock opera Tommy at the Royal Albert Hall five days later. He brought with him the band of crack American session musicians he toured the States with Read More…

Billy Bragg 12:12:2010

O2 Academy, Bournemouth BY his own admission on Sunday night, Billy Bragg is a half full kinda guy. Which is good news really as, with half the nation at home watching the craven Cowell anoint a poor karaoke singer the winner of X-Factor, the Bard of Burton Bradstock shares a new Christmas song, We’re Following Read More…

Henry Rollins 2009

With every justification he’s been described as a punk rock polymath and it’s clear that, in middle age, the barely contained intensity that drove his music has found a parallel in the relentless curiosity that fuels his wandering. I caught up with him over Christmas 2009 just after he returned from eight weeks in Saudi Read More…