Glenn Cornick, who has died aged 67 after suffering from heart failure, can take much of the credit for the memorable music created by Jethro Tull on their first three albums, when they were a tightly knit band and not merely accompanists for the increasingly dominant singer/flautist/composer, Ian Anderson.
My parents had me young and I’d often go to restaurants and dinner parties with them and their friends and I’d be the only child there. I’d draw on napkins and say “I’m bored!” and be told “Well, you have to suggest topics to talk about, Sophie.”
Hi Craig! Your new double album is called Wicked Nature and includes a song called Killin The Planet, about the encroaching environmental catastrophe. Are we all doomed?
Leonard Cohen has opened up about his upcoming 13th album, revealing that most of Popular Problems’ “musical ideas” came from someone else: Patrick Leonard, who co-wrote eight of the LP’s nine songs.
One Direction – Fireproof
As any fule kno, the iPhone 6 was unveiled last night in a blizzard of anticipation, malfunctioning streams and vague disdain, and one of the more intriguing/horrifying add-ons for potential customers was the fact that it effectively comes with a free U2 album as standard – indeed, as the album has been downloaded straight into all iTunes accounts everywhere across 119 nations, it has basically become the biggest music release of all time.
There are “oh-ohs-ohs” that will sound huge ringing out across stadiums the world over when the band inevitably tour next year, some crunching guitar and then Bono starts singing: “I was chasing down the days of fears, chasing down a dream before it disappeared.”
A long-gestating biopic of singer Peggy Lee which fell into Hollywood purgatory following the death of writer Nora Ephron looks set for a high-profile revival after Far from Heaven's Todd Haynes signed on to direct.
Billboard has announced that Eminem has broken an official world record with his 2013 single Rap God, specifically that of “most words in a hit record”.