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Saturday 19 February 2022.
Saturday 19 February 2022.
Happy Birthday to guitar legend TONY IOMMI who is 74 today.
I have seen him on stage many times with Black Sabbath since 1974.
19 Feb 1980 - rock legend BON SCOTT died 42 years ago today.
I was lucky to have seen him on stage with AC/DC 19 times with the first time in 1976.
Happy Birthday to actor RAY WINSTONE who is 65 today.
One of my fave actors ever since he was in the classic borstal film "Scum" in 1979.
Friday 18 February 2022.
WOLF ALICE live at Hammersmith Apollo.
Wolf Alice play the first of three shows at this venue....part of a UK tour...
The band features founder members singer Ellie Rowsell and guitarist Joff Oddie, plus Theo Ellis - bass/ keys and Joel Amey - drums/ keys/ vocals....playing dirty indie-rock.
Wolf Alice were shortlisted for the BBC Sound of 2015 poll, releasing their debut album, "My Love Is Cool" the same year, followed by the 2018 Mercury Prize-winning album, "Visions of a Life", released in 2017. Third Album, "Blue Weekend" was released in 2021 and nominated for a Mercury Prize.
NME put their new album "Blue Weekend" in their Top 10 Best Albums of 2021.
In Feb 2022 Wolf Alice won "Best Group" at the prestigious BRIT Awards.
The support band LUCIA & THE BEST BOYS arrived onstage at 8pm for their 30 mins set.
They hail from Glasgow , and have a cool retro stage wear look , and with haircuts to match...a good set.
WOLF ALICE arrived on stage at 9.15pm for their 80 mins set.
For the first time in ages, i am front stalls standing at this venue.
Their fans are mostly under 30, but a few oldies are here too.
Starts off well, as the bass player is wearing the iconic punk t-shirt "Two Cowboys".
They had two of their crew videoing the show throughout the set.
It seems harder than ever to be a successful rock band these days ,with so many solo
singers around, but Wolf Alice have managed to do very well over the past few years.
They are a pretty unconventional band as they mix indie rock, grunge, shoegaze, dream pop and punk.
The crowd sing along to all the songs, as singer Ellie is in cool blonde indie-rock chick mode.
The set pretty much featured the best tracks from their three albums.
A really good show.
Full Wolf Alice setlist played tonight...
You're a Germ
Lipstick on the Glass
Safe From Heartbreak (If You Never Fall in Love)
How Can I Make It OK?
Play the Greatest Hits
Visions of a Life
Moaning Lisa Smile
No Hard Feelings
The Last Man on Earth
Don't Delete the Kisses