Interview with Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs: A Fur piece (1987)

Jan 19

Interview with Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs: A Fur piece (1987)

Here’s a classic in-person interview with singer Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs, Love Spit Love) from San Francisco in May 1987, during the Midnight to Midnight tour. The text is presented below as originally written for my fanzine, Audivisse. We managed to stop RICHARD BUTLER of the PSYCHEDELIC FURS...

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Goodbye, Michael Hutchence (1997)

Mar 29

Goodbye, Michael Hutchence (1997)

This article was originally written for my Mining Co (now About.com) site on November 23, 1997 — the day after Michael Hutchence was found dead. It has not been updated, and only reflects the information and perspectives available at that time. Dateline: 11/23/97 On November 22, Michael Hutchence, the lead...

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Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

Feb 25

Paging Ms Shirley Chan…

I am looking for an old friend — the amazing Shirley Chan from Rego Park, Queens, New York! I lost touch with her in the ’80s, when I moved to England. Hoping she (or someone who knows her) will find this page and that she will get in touch! (My details are here.) :D Here are scans of a few photos...

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80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Sep 09

80s memorabilia on my bedroom walls

Here are some of the posters, album covers, autographs, ticket stubs and other random bits of music memorabilia I had up on my bedroom walls from 1983 to around 1988. Autographs below include Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Go West, Gene Loves Jezebel, Level 42, King, Julian Cope, Ten Ten, Peter Murphy and General...

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Concert ticket stubs: 1986 & 1987

Jun 16

Concert ticket stubs: 1986 & 1987

Ticket stubs from shows: a-ha, INXS, Depeche Mode (twice), Squeeze and Peter...

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The Secret Machines: On the road to Nowhere (2005)

Apr 20

The Secret Machines: On the road to Nowhere (2005)

by Nancy J Price David Bowie raves about them, REM’s Michael Stipe says their single is “pure sex,” and the lead singer of Snow Patrol admits, “I’ve cried every time I’ve seen them live.” Upon hearing all this, you may well wonder what kind of experience you’re in...

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Rhymes with Ash (2005)

Apr 20

Rhymes with Ash (2005)

by Nancy J Price For more than ten years, Ash have been generating hit singles in Britain. Their last studio album topped the UK charts, spawned five singles, and sold over a million copies worldwide. Coldplay — fans from way back — sometimes even play Ash songs during their live shows. And if all...

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10 questions with Rob Dickinson, formerly of Catherine Wheel (2006)

Apr 20

10 questions with Rob Dickinson, formerly of Catherine Wheel (2006)

For every lousy band that clutters up the charts with disposable pop, there are ten musical artists more deserving of such success — who, for whatever reason, just can’t quite manage to get there. And for every hundred of┬áthose, there’s one no-question, sure-thing, utterly brilliant group of...

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10 questions with Lifehouse (2005)

Apr 20

10 questions with Lifehouse (2005)

by Nancy J Price If you were anywhere in the United States during 2001, you’ve heard Lifehouse. You might not know them by name, but their smash hit single “Hanging by a Moment” was inescapable — in fact, it was the most played song on US radio that year. But where has the band been since...

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10 questions with singer/songwriter Jewel (2006)

Apr 17

10 questions with singer/songwriter Jewel (2006)

by Nancy J Price She was recently named one of People magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful” — but don’t let that distract you from the music. Sure, her looks probably helped move more than a few of the 25 million albums she’s sold, but to this singer/songwriter (and poet, author...

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