HELEN COLLETT almost succumbs to the elements hitching a ride to the Simple Minds 1982 gig in Auckland and Jim Kerr writes in her diary.
HELEN COLLETT stalks the members of New Order and their greater entourage during their first New Zealand tour in 1982.
Lifelong fan GARY STEEL knows a thing or two about Frank Zappa, so who better than to pass judgement on the first official documentary on the eccentric composer/guitarist.
On the fifth anniversary of Keith Emerson’s tragic death, GARY STEEL calls for a reassessment of the pioneering keyboardist.
Fresh from soaking up Robert Wyatt’s newish book of lyrics and illustrations, GARY STEEL thought the time was right to disinter and publish – for the first time ever – his complete interview with the reclusive legend.
In the first of a new series celebrating the 30th anniversary of New Zealand record label Rattle, GARY STEEL takes a look at its debut release from 1991.
Nigel Gavin is one of our best-kept secrets: a guitar wizard with gregarious performative impulses and an astonishing discography. GARY STEEL subjects him to the Witchdoctor Q&A.
Thirty years ago GARY STEEL met David Lynch’s Twin Peaks musical muse, Julee Cruise. For the first time, here’s the encounter in full.