IN case you missed hearing the following announcement – Simple Minds are back. In a rather big way. Very much – as their own classic track goes – “alive and kicking”.
BEN CARTER WITH their recent 5x5 Tour and accompanying double live album, Scottish legends Simple Minds have not only replicated their back catalogue brilliantly, but also revived the long-lost art of audio-only live recording.
SCOTT BOURNE CLOSE to 62,000 people took up the offer of attending Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto world tour visit to Melbourne on November 13, with the English quartet putting on a party.
BEN CARTER IN this modern, instant-availability internet world, it’s surely a trickier prospect for a musician to make the right release decisions, career-wise.
BEN CARTER WHEN I first glimpsed the packaging that would house Coldplay's latest offering - the Live 2012 CD/DVD set - I asked myself, why has it been given a 15-plus film classification rating?