Anatomy of a Murder

I was asked about what was going through Iggy’s mind in his messy, legendary show Murder of a Virgin. The story is covered in Open Up and Bleed, featuring all … Continue Reading →


Missing Mac

I really miss Dr John. I interviewed him properly a couple of couple of times and it taught me sometimes you do get a second chance. The first time was … Continue Reading →


Berlin on the South Bank, 27 April

I’m very happy to announce I will be in conference at London’s South Bank on April 27, as part of the events around the final symphony, Number 12, in Philip … Continue Reading →


Working with Ken: an appreciation

In the wake of Ken Pitt’s recent death, Colin Farmer – a colleague of Ken’s from the early 60s – contacted me. Colin kindly supplied a memorial to his ex … Continue Reading →

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Ken Pitt: a farewell

Someone just mentioned that Ken Pitt has died.   He was an intriguing, multi-faceted individual, and I doubt David would have made it in the way he did, without him. … Continue Reading →


Non-stop talking blues

I enjoyed talking recently with Nate Wilcox, a very perceptive interviewer, for the Let It Roll podcasts over the last few months. We recorded one on Iggy Pop, one on … Continue Reading →

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Golden Times

            Always nice to be featured on the coverlines alongside terrific writers such as Charles Shaar Murray, Paul du Noyer and Nick Kent. But it … Continue Reading →

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Snapshot of a dream

There are fascinating stories in the press today describing a ‘newly-discovered’ early David Bowie demo. In fact, the demo is mentioned in Starman, although there’s more to the story, from … Continue Reading →


Travels with the Starman: a podcast

A few weeks ago I did a series of podcasts with writer Nate Wilcox, who’s a very astute interviewer; reads books with real precision, and always seems to winkle out … Continue Reading →


By the Grace of God…

Very happy that Sister Rosetta Tharpe – who we put on the cover of one of my first issues of MOJO – finally gets a full feature in this month’s … Continue Reading →