RockArt: Bands That Never Existed

I’ve always been fascinated by design and iconography of rock – instantly recognizable art that so often pushes boundaries. Whether it’s a band logo, poster, t-shirt, album cover or photo, there are examples of truly clever and original… Read More

Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music – Review

I first read this when it came out in 2010, but I’ve re-read it a couple of times since. Why? It’s a fascinating and compelling story of the way recorded music has evolved. The real strength of Perfecting… Read More

Bass Culture: The John Entwistle Collection Review

When John Entwisle passed away in 2002, we lost not only a brilliant bass player but also a musician who was passionate about his instruments. In Bass Culture: The John Entwistle Collection, his extensive collection is displayed beautifully,… Read More

Rock’s Greatest Font!

Here’s a random one for you! I was checking out some album covers the other day and noticed that In It For The Money by Supergrass features the same font as The Black Keys’ Brothers album: Cooper Black…. Read More

How To Create Chord Progressions

Almost everything I write starts with lyrics – guess years as a journo has made the words the part that comes easiest! So what I’ll generally do is draft the lyrics, then come up with a chord progression…. Read More

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