I’ve just received the latest R.E.M. fanclub newsletter, and guess what – they’ve revealed the full tracklist for their upcoming fifteenth album Collapse Into Now, to be released in Spring 2011! Some song titles are really extravagant; can’t wait to hear what the actual songs sound like! Here’s the tracklist: 1. Discoverer 2. All The [...]

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Hello friends – long time no see! Alas, even the most ardent bloggers sometimes have to take a break, in order to deal with real-life challenges and commitments. Anyway I’m back, and I’ve just updated the Interviews – Audio page with some old/new interviews. Happy download! As for recent news, I expect y’all know that [...]

A huuuuge thank you to Conni Freestone, a very talented New York based photographer (and a die-hard Big Star fan), who has kindly allowed us to share her story and photos from the Alex Chilton Memorial show, staged at the beautiful Levitt Shell amphitheatre in Memphis on 15 May 2010. I have added some of [...]

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More videos from the Alex Chilton Memorial concert held on 15 May in his hometown of Memphis, TN have surfaced online. In the first clip you can see Mike Mills join his Big Star buddies Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer and Jody Stephens, plus Brendan Benson, for a singalong of “September Gurls”; and even better, in [...]

Ta-dah! Rolling Stone has just published a detailed review of the memorial concert in honour of Alex Chilton, staged two days ago in his hometown of Memphis. Some interesting (for us) bits: The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills joined the surviving members of power-pop pioneers Big Star to pay tribute to the late [...]