Singer/actress Lio in the 80s

Singing with Lio at the Ancienne Belgique

Lio’s first appearance with a live band The AB/Ancienne Belgique venue has just celebrated its 35th anniversary, and released a book written by journalist...
"Shell Shock" Nick Cave and Nicholas Lens

Shell Shock: opera by Nick Cave, Nicholas Lens and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

  Shell Shock: Nicholas Lens, Nick Cave and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui “Some arsehole”. The first two words of the opera “Shell Shock” set the tone....
One Direction waxworks unveiled

Are One Direction’s lyrics creepy?

Does One Direction sound creepy to you? A fun piece on Britain’s Independent claims, “Spoken word One Direction lyrics are actually quite creepy”. They...
songwriter Bow Crewe

RIP: Bob Crewe

Another incredible “man-behind-the-songs” died recently. After years of ill-health, veteran songwriter and producer Bob Crewe died on September 11, 2014 at the age of...
Exodus

US man imprisoned for 8 days for posting lyrics to Facebook

In another weird case of over-reaction, a man in the US has been in prison for no less than 8 days after posting the...
Ian Curtis illustration

Ian Curtis notebooks to be published by Faber

Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis remains one of the most enigmatic figures of rock. The band’s songs were a reflection of Manchester in the...
Bobby_Womack_universe

RIP: Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack slipped away from us on Friday June 27 2014. At the time of writing, the cause of the singer-songwriter’s death has not...
Van Morrison

Van Morrison to release lyric book

SEE UPDATE BELOW Book publisher Faber and Faber is about to release “Lit Up Inside”, a collection of legendary Belfast artist Van Morrison’s song...
LyricFind top searches

LyricFind enables fans to find tour dates etc

Good news if you are a band and your lyrics are in the LyricFind database. The company is now rolling out an application that...
Skinny Puppy as torture

Skinny Puppy sends invoice for music used as torture at Guantanamo Bay

Weird news of the week is that the Canadian Industrial rock group Skinny Puppy has sent an invoice to the US Department of Defense,...

RIP: Bob Crewe

Another incredible “man-behind-the-songs” died recently. After years of ill-health, veteran songwriter...
album cover "Music to Watch Birds By"