Forget the steamy funk of Sly Stone’s Hot Fun In The Summertime, the cool punk of The Ramones’ Rockaway Beach… even old junk like Under The Boardwalk by The Drifters. The summer never delivers on its promise. Mostly you get sweat. Sweat, regret and disappointment. And rain, of course. Come inside for our Top Five list of real summer anthems – featuring The Beach Boys, Kim Fowley, Manic Street Preachers, Jonathan Richman and more
All the latest news in brief, including: Anthrax tour hell, Beach Boys all-new album, 30STM not splitting but changing… plus Weird Al Yankovic, Heart, Guns N’ Roses, Slash, Courtney Love and how music can make you a better athlete.
This week. Mick celebrates the career of Neil Young, looks at the Grammy winners list, sees French film with subtitles, gets back into listening to Baby Animals, Mountain and Black Stone Cherry, gets a new guitar, goes back on the road with Uriah Heep… and sees Spurs slip!