Friday Dec 6
Prince George Citizen
Hearing Mandela's message
He had already been in a South African prison for more than 20 years when Sun City came out in 1985, a protest song by the Artists United Against Apartheid.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
U2, Judas Priest, Stevie Nicks star in US Festival '83 restored DVD
Fire up the flux capacitors, set the Delorean for Memorial Day weekend 1983, and travel back to a time in rock history before Live Aid or Lollapalooza.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
The Boomtown Rats are latest act confirmed to appear at Tring's Chilfest next year
It has just been announced that the Boomtown Rats will be performing at Tring's Chilfest music festival next year.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
The Georgia Straight
Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches tweets names of moms who let Ian Watkins abuse their babies
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of former Boomtown Rats singer and Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof--who was once the music editor of the Georgia Straight-- is being investigated by police after she tweeted the names of the two women who allowed Ian Watkins to sexually abuse their babies.
Review: Simple Minds/Ultravox, SSE Hydro, Glasgow
This was the first of only four UK gigs to combine the sleek, electronic style of Ultravox with the pomp and grandeur of Simple Minds.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Not Fade Away 1986: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, by The Smiths
"I think there are a lot of stories to be told about the eighties, but people fall into the shorthand: 'Oh it was all about yuppies and bankers and Thatcher'.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
The Northern Scot
Mike Hall of After Midnight's Classic Clapton show.
PERHAPS Eric Clapton may never get around to playing The Ironworks, but the Inverness venue will soon be echoing to the sound of Slowhand with the return of After Midnight's Classic Clapton show .
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Not Fade Away 1985: Yesterday's Men, by Madness
"If you look beyond the Nutty Boy image, Madness were a very sussed band. Not just in the way they observed life in their songs and videos, but also in the way they responded to the political climate of the 1980s."
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Brian Ferguson: Dundee could host next big thing
For Glaswegians of a certain vintage, the very phrase "The Big Day" conjures up golden memories of that long, hot, adrenaline-charged and wonderfully chaotic event in the early summer of 1990 when the city fell under the spotlight like never before.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Why so many celebrities struggle when their fame fades
Comedian Ruby Wax likened it to "death." Singer-songwriter Gary Barlow compared himself to an addict, who overate to numb the pain when, without warning, his "drug" was withdrawn.
Eighties icons are alive and kicking on arena tour
THEY were both born and brought up in Glasgow in the 1950s and 1960s, both topped the charts in the 1980s and were both involved in landmark charity concerts - but Jim Kerr and Midge Ure surprisingly hadn't met until relatively recently.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Ethiopia: PM Hailemariam Holds Talks With Bono
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Saturday held discussions with Bono - former Irish rock star and philanthropist - on the AU Year of agriculture and Ethiopia's progress on MDGs.