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Articles by Mick Burgess


17. June 2018

Towards the end of the `80`s Metal had reached something of a nadir.  With an excess of ozone busting backcombed hair, six inches of lipstick and spray on spandex, and that`s just the men, it had become a sad parody of itself so when Nirvana and their grunge revolution showed up, Metal as we knew ...READ MORE

YES Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (live)

14. June 2018

For those not quite in the know, things have got a little confusing in the camp of Prog Rock legends Yes lately.   Didn`t they just complete a tour celebrating their 50th anniversary a matter of weeks ago?  They did indeed but those with gleaming Prog credentials will have known that was the ...READ MORE


13. June 2018

I wonder what a venom spitting, establishment bashing Johnny Rotten would have made of the prospect of a 40th anniversary tour back at the height of the foundation shaking explosion of the Sex Pistols back in 1977? The Pistols may have flickered very brightly and ever so briefly but they certainly ...READ MORE


13. June 2018

For someone who has, over the years, recorded and toured for 30 odd years with the likes of Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder, Black Star Riders, Delores O`Riordan and er…..Right Said Fred, yes, really, Marco Mendoza certainly has a rather impressive and varied CV.  You`d have thought however, ...READ MORE

JIM McCARTY Would be up for a Yardbirds Reunion With Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton

9. June 2018

The impact of the legendary The Yardbirds on the formation of Hard Rock cannot be underestimated.  Their influence on Led Zeppelin, Rush, Aerosmith and Rainbow and many others is undeniable.  Drummer, Jim McCarty was the only ever present member of the band and saw Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page come and go.  Mick Burgess called him up to chat about his new solo album Walking In The Wild Land that sees him in a more singer songwriter reflective mood. He explained the Rush connection that saw Alex Lifeson, Terry Brown and Hugh Syme become involved in his record.  He also spoke candidly about his time in The Yardbirds and the enticing possibility of a reunion one day with Beck, Clapton and Page. ...READ MORE

JOHN LYDON “I`ll Not Let The Queen Put A Sword Anywhere Near My Neck”

3. June 2018

He burst onto the music scene in the mid `70`s and shook it to its very core as Johnny Rotten fronting the Sex Pistols.  Now a little older and wiser he`s celebrating 40 years of Public Image Limited, the band he formed after the Pistols had crashed and burned.  Mick Burgess caught up with a hugely jovial, witty and eloquent John Lydon to talk about 40 years of PiL, the celebratory tour, career spanning box set and the prospect of being knighted by the Queen of England. ...READ MORE

JON ANDERSON on 50 Years of YES

30. May 2018

Jon Anderson formed YES 50 years ago and spent most of his career in the band establishing them as one of the biggest Progressive Rock bands on the planet. Ill health forced him out of the band he founded but Anderson picked himself up and worked hard to regain his fitness by touring hard as a solo singer.  He recently reconnected with former YES members Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin and decided to put together his own version of YES who are on the road celebrating their 50th anniversary.  Mick Burgess called up Anderson ahead of his UK shows to chat about the tour, working with Wakeman and Rabin again and staking his claim to the YES name. ...READ MORE
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