Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranbrries RIP

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Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London at the age of 46. No cause of death has been revealed. The singer was in London for a recording session on a new album. Police in Westminster said they were called to a hotel on Park Lane at 9.05am. “A woman in her mid-40s… Read More…

TRUST

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There’s an old saying about trust — it takes years to build, seconds to break, and a lifetime to repair. Repairing trust requires an industry-wide commitment to come together for the long haul to rebuild the music market place. The buzzword of the music industry is ‘transparency’ – perhaps it should be ‘simplicity. Robert Horsfall… Read More…

Politics and music 2018

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A rabbit and a snake met in the forest and both of them were visually challenged. So the snake then slithered up to the rabbit and said: “your are soft, furry and have long floppy ears so you must be a rabbit”! So the rabbit then said: “you are slimy, low to the ground and… Read More…

Remembering Kurt Cobain

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On April 8, 1994 (24 years ago) shortly before 9 a.m., Kurt Cobain’s body was found in a greenhouse above the garage of his Seattle home. Across his chest lay the 20-gauge shotgun with which the 27-year-old singer, guitarist and songwriter ended his life. Cobain had been missing for six days. An electrician installing a security… Read More…

Touring – living the dream

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While many may envisage the life of a touring musician to be that of a glorified jetsetter, the reality is far from idyllic. A recent study by charity Help Musicians UK found that over 60% of musicians have suffered from depression or other psychological issues, with touring an issue for 71% of respondents. “The classic image… Read More…