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News Guitars The Corrs' Jim Corr talks signature Avalon acoustic, gear tragedies and T Bone Burnett With his new signature guitar freshly unveiled, Acoustic caught up with Jim Corr to hear the story behind the new model and find out what the Corrs have planned for 2017.
With a new best of album out now, David Gray is about to set off on tour – but, as he explains to Acoustic, attendees shouldn’t expect to just hear a rundown of hits
As firm Smiths fans, it's fair to say the Bass Guitar Magazine team collectively came across a bit faint when hearing that former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke would be gracing their pages last year - so you can imagine their squeals of joy when he was confirmed as one of the headliners at the 2017 London Bass Guitar Show .
News Acoustic Jason Isbell on the Nashville sound, gear addiction and why he steers clear of guitar solos On their forthcoming album, Grammy award-winning singer-guitarist Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, are digging into American politics and serving up their take on the Nashville Sound.
BRITAIN'S Got Talent Series 9 runner-up Jamie Raven was famously beaten to the crown by a performing dog in May this year. But, as the magician explains in conversation to the Western Gazette, he has resisted calls to incorporate his own pets into his act to capitalise on the 'awww' factor.
News Acoustic Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers talks Four Voices, guitar roots and multi-instrumentalism Grammy-winning US act Indigo Girls are approaching 30 years in the business. Acoustic spoke to one half of the duo, Emily Saliers, fresh from their sell-out Four Voices shows with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Yui Mok/PA Wire PATTI Smith looked cheerful and relaxed as she started her set on the Pyramid stage to a post-lunchtime Sunday crowd. But the singer was there with a checklist of messages to issue, make no bones about that.
King Creosote wants the audience to know that he knows you are probably waiting for him to play a big hit. "The thing is, though we only really have one." At which point the audience-members look like they wish to climb over the barrier to the Avalon stage and give Kenny Anderson, aka the king in question, a big, reassuring hug.
For anyone nervous that the Wave Pictures' 2014 UK tour would consist of Daniel Johnston covers, such feelings would have been natural. But in their Salford set on Saturday night, the band put any such snivelling naysayers in their places from the get-go.
THE Britpop alumni's trademark cool didn't hide their evident joy to be back on that stage - a sentiment more than echoed by an audience packed with adoring fans. A headline Glastonbury act is born not made.
MARK Morriss, of the newly reformed Bluetones, is a funny man. A lot of his decisions are informed by passing ideas that tickle him. Hence, during our conversation, when I unthinkingly laugh at what he has called his latest album - A Taste of Mark Morriss - I do not get the telling off I thought I might get.
IF Enter Shikari were a boyband, drummer Rob Rolfe would probably be the 'cheeky' one. But despite Radio One adoration and boyish hairstyles Enter Shikari are no boyband - the nu-rave era punk band having translated what could have been a one-album career into 12 years of success.
Claire Sweeney chats to Kate Puttick about her new play, Sex in Surburbia, and the stories that inspired it as it arrives in the south west... She was one of the stars of Brookside and has hosted Loose Women.
TFI FRIDAY, Channel 4, 9pm: One-off special of the 1990s TV show that broke the mould for others. It remains to be seen if the host Chris Evans, now a Radio 2 breakfast-time staple, can recreate the edge of the original show. Scheduled guests, according to Evans, include Blur and Liam Gallagher.
Mark E Smith, lead-singer of The Fall has built up a reputation as one of Manchester's most famous old bastards. Manchester has been home to many old bastards.
ALTRINCHAM musician Liquithority caused a stir in Manchester City Centre while filming for his new music video. The police showed up on Market Street, where the former Altrincham Boys student, also known as Jack Richardson, was creating a promo for MTV Artists.
Yui Mok/PA Wire It's Friday night's headline spot on the Pyramid stage and Florence Welch wants the audience to turn to each other and embrace. Not sure, Florence... Now she wants everyone to take off the clothes they don't need. This is getting a bit weird. But peace and love!
A giant 'chess set sculpture for the people of East Manchester' will not go the way of the disastrous B of the Bang project, the council have promised. Dad's Halo Effect, a public sculpture by internationally-renowned contemporary artist Ryan Gander, was unveiled in Beswick on Wednesday.
A Wigan company has hit back at claims it is 'making a pretty profit' from disabled people's misfortune in the wake of the notorious Remploy closures. Remploy has recently been back in the news as it was announced earlier this month that it has been sold to private US welfare provider Maximus.
Villagers have told of their sorrow after a woman died as fire swept through the Dower House of an historic manor. The woman, who was in her 60s has not been formally identified following the blaze at Long Sutton, near Langport.
The pressure is on for Old Trafford to adopt the Living Wager after new research revealed it takes an MUFC cleaner 13 YEARS to earn what a Premiership footballer would earn in a WEEK.
We will see a rise in domestic and financial abuse issues if the Coalition's Universal Credit scheme is enforced, claim Manchester grassroots groups. With a single payment to each household under the scheme, concerns are being raised that money may more easily falls into the hands of abusive partners.
Oldham Council have admitted that it may be forced to close all but one of their youth centres if plans to make handover services to charity provision go ahead. On September 29, the council agreed to consult on proposals to 'develop the contracts of key third sector partners Mahdlo and Oldham Community Leisure'.
A young model and actress who has just landed her first starring film role says hateful comments from online bullies spurred her on to achieve her dream. Tanya Cooney, 18, has been modelling since the age of 15 and in recent years has taken offers of "implied nude" photo shoots - which she says she was inspired to do by the work of the Spanish master Pablo Picasso.
A HORRIFIED mother is demanding answers from Huish Episcopi Academy after it emerged that confidential details related to pupils had been accidentally sent out to a mailing list. The parent, who has a 13 year old at the school, has claimed that details of names and addresses of pupils have been released to other parents without their permission and fears that they may have fallen into the hands of people further afield.
A mum with terminal cancer has thanked 'amazing' fundraisers who helped send her family on a dream holiday. Last year doctors told Jane Dale, of Newhall Street, Macclesfield, that the oesophageal cancer she was fighting had spread to her lungs and become inoperable.
Thieves swiped wallets, mobiles, a wheelchair and even a hearing aid from Macclesfield Hospital. Figures from 2014 revealed nine reports of theft from East Cheshire Hospital Trust. The catalogue of items pilfered from staff, patients or visitors included a picture frame, a handbag, six mobile phones, a wallet containing £50, coats, a purse and £746 in cash.
Peace activist Colin Parry insisted that the Government will open a dialogue with Isis at yesterday's Oldham Peace Conference. The father of one of the two 1993 Warrington IRA bombings victims, Mr Parry provided the keynote speech at the community conference at the Queen Elizabeth Hall aiming to find an answer to the elusive question: is there a formula for peace?
A TIMPERLEY children's entertainer and writer is hoping to make the world smile with the help of a fluffy 'cub reporter' called Charlie Ted. Dave Thompson, 53, has gathered increasing numbers of followers on Twitter with the launch of a blog following the exploits of his creation, a fluffy teddy bear who travels around the world.
One Born Every Minute may be a hit with telly lovers but opting to give birth in hospital could become a thing of the past if mums-to-be take note of a new report urging women to have their babies delivered at home.
Macclesfield Town Football club has put out an SOS for volunteers help to clear the pitch of snow ahead of Saturday's match. While last week's snow has largely melted elsewhere, the pitch at Moss Rose was still covered in a thick blanket of snow yesterday (Tuesday, February 3).
The 'terrifying' moment a machete and hammer-wielding gang of four men, who 'steaked out' an Urmston McDonald's and stole more than £1,000, has been caught in CCTV footage released by GMP. Police hope releasing CCTV of the attack will assist investigations into the incident.
A GRATEFUL mum from Muchelney whose daughter was saved by the Somerset Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has raised £1000 for them by way of thanks. Jenny Curtis's daughter Rebecca was born 11 weeks early in 2010, weighing 2lb 9oz, and was cared for in Musgrove Park Hospital.
The North-West and UK in general has enjoyed its best year for honey production for five years and with beehives on the roof of the Printworks they are doing their part. MM spoke to Printworks manager Fred Booth about the bees and the year for honey.