Before releasing his second solo album, The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers believes he has found an adult formula suitable for a radio pop album.
Dressed in a leather jacket, with a mug of green tea in his hand, Brandon Flowers, being in a studio in West London, can not remain calm, listening to ready-made tracks from the new album. Flowers shakes his head to the rhythm of “Still Want You” and smiles to the singing of the backing vocalists: “Nuclear distress, I still want you. Climate change and death, I still want you.” At first glance, the theme is apocalyptic, but the Flowers know exactly what the final versions of the new songs will be. “I want to sound on the radio, and I have never been ashamed of it,” he says. Continue reading
The punk godmother Nina Hagen remains true to herself: the punk grandmother attracts attention among the German mainstream
Nina Hagen rarely gives balanced, thoughtful answers to questions. But she hesitates when answering the question of how to behave, realizing that you are 60 years old.
“Probably, as always, but by no means like an old racist,” the answer appears on her Facebook page. On March 11, the singer and actress should already have known the answer to this question, since it was then her birthday.
“Obstruct” was on the security officer’s request form for Nina to enter the theater school in the early 70s. Such as she, from the age of 12, “dishonestly” refusing to join the FDJ youth in the communist union, and besides being the stepdaughter of the author of the songs, dissident Wolf Birman, could not be promoted. Continue reading
In connection with the 20th anniversary of the album “The Bends” John Harris recalls the difficult story of the creation of Radiohead’s masterpiece.
It was February 1994, and Radiohead had two minor problems: Britain and America. Oasis was quite successful in their homeland, and their Blur label mates were preparing to release Parklife. What we now know as Brit pop was gaining momentum at that time, and the five outsiders of the indie rock from Oxford had no idea what to do with all this.
“I was overwhelmed with paranoia,” Tom York later recalled. “Blur decided to be mods, we had to become something else. But I just couldn’t figure out what.” Continue reading