Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters take to Glastonbury‘s Pyramid Stage this Saturday. Following additional summer festivals and headline shows in Europe, Plant and his band will be touring the UK and IE in November.
A new album ‘lullaby and…. The Ceaseless Roar’ is due out on the 8th of September. It will be his first release since 2010’s ‘Band Of Joy’, which hit number 3 in the Official UK chart. Plant’s 2007 collaboration album with Alison Krauss ‘Raising Sand’ won six Grammy Awards, including ‘Album of the Year’.
“It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,” Plant says. Watch the album trailer here: http://bit.ly/1mh1xsY
See all upcoming tour dates. Tickets for the November tour go on sale Friday, June 27th at 9am.
Calling Festival (previously known as Hard Rock Calling) heads to London’s Clapham Common next weekend with ITB artists dominating the rock-infused Saturday bill.
Headliners Aerosmith take to the stage after a spectacular performance at Download Festival earlier this month. ITB’s Richie Sambora, Walking Papers, Toseland and Lonely The Brave round off the stellar line-up.
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Past award recipients have included The Clash, U2, the Rolling Stones and The Who. The music therapy charity is dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. The Silver Clef awards have raised over £9 million for Nordoff Robbins since its inception in 1976. Read more
Three time Grammy nominee Billy Idol has announced he will release his first new album in almost a decade this October.
The album will come out on Idol’s own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. Produced by Trevor Horn (Yes, Rod Stewart), the new album will arrive close to the release of Idol’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, “Dancing With Myself,” which will be released worldwide in October. The track of the same name was his first chart hit, first released by his former band Generation X in 1981.
The forthcoming release will be Idol’s first album since “Happy Holidays” in 2006 and his first of original material since “Devil’s Playground” in 2005.
Currently on the road in Europe with his band, which includes long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens, new music from the album will be released in late summer.
All Idol’s European dates here.
“Touring with the Who in 1964 nearly killed me.”
To celebrate his 50th year in the music industry, ITB co-Managing Director Barry Dickins sat down with the The Times to discuss some of his past and present clients including Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Who and The Kinks.
The ad features Neymar Jr, Bacary Sagna, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Blaise Matuidi, Cesc Fàbregas, Daniel Sturridge, Chicharito, Jozy Altidore, Luis Suárez, Mario Götze, and Robin van Persie, with special appearances from Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Serena Williams.
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