Foo Fighters have been confirmed as one of the chief attractions at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals.
It’s a hot day in the east of London, as the hordes leave a trail of order and calm at local tube stations and on the buses. Hang on, this a rock festival… where’s the expected chaos? Even the stewards appear relaxed. Trouble? They’re not on the bill this year.
Four young blokes from Liverpool go out into the big, bad world to make their musical mark. Heard that one before? Well, this time we’re not talking about Beatles, but Spider, creeping and crawling along the NWOBHM web. Never huge news, they still do well enough for some to shed a tear or two at their memory. Why? Read on…oh, and check out all the past Cult Heroes here.
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose was busy napping when due on stage at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, according to a report in this morning’s Daily Star newspaper.
They toured with Queen and Black Sabbath, were hotly tipped by many in the mid-70s to become big news, and even had a management connection with Peter Grant. But Liverpudlians Nutz were destined to be consigned to features such as this, eventually failing to make the grade in the unforgiving yet all too forgetful world of contemporary music. Malcolm Dome looks back at what might have been. Check out all…
Two hot Aussie sisters – one blonde, the other brunette – fronting a rock band? Yeah, sounds like the stuff of top-shelf fantasy. But it happened at the end of the 1970s. Cheetah were that band. Should have been a lot bigger than they were. So we tracked down one of the sisters, Chrissie Hammond, to explain what might have been, yet never was. Check out all the Cult Heroes…