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Just days after he accused Taylor Swift of making “a corporate power play” and selling her soul to Google, outspoken activist musician Billy Bragg has issued an apology to the country-pop star. Earlier this week, Bragg publicly criticised Swift and accused her of acting hypocritically, claiming she masked her decision to pull music from Spotify
Outspoken activist musician and all-round legend Billy Bragg has publicly criticised pop star Taylor Swift, calling her recent decision to remove her entire catalogue from streaming service Spotify “a corporate power play” after he found that her music will instead be made available through the new player in the streaming game, Google’s YouTube Music Key.
English folk-punk hero and left-wing activist Billy Bragg has drawn some unfavourable comparisons between Leicester Brit rock act Kasabian to fictitious metal parody act Spinal Tap, famously featured in 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. Speaking with NME prior to his annual appearance at Glastonbury festival, of which Kasabian are headlining, Bragg said that the
A group of musicians including Billy Bragg, the Smiths‘ Johnny Marr, Pink Floyd‘s Dave Gilmour, Seasick Steve and Radiohead‘s Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway have signed a petition contesting the banning of steel-string guitars in British prisons. In an open letter published by The Guardian, the 12 signatories urge the minister for justice, Chris Grayling,
Incendiary British singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg is set to speak and perform two songs at the Sydney March In March event, a protest rally organised on a parliamentary sitting day for people who have “no confidence” in the current Tony Abbott-lead Coalition government. The Sydney March In March will take place this Sunday,
Fire has destroyed a stage at Botanic Park in Adelaide just hours after the iconic world music festival, WOMADelaide, came to a close, with English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg played the festival’s final set. Emergency services were called to the stage in Adelaide’s Botanic Park just before 6.30am (CDT) on Tuesday. The ABC reports the Metropolitan
Festival promoters seem to be the only ones who can’t be trusted with their own lineup. Promoter Peter Nobel has let slip a previously unannounced artist set to perform at Bluesfest 2014, while another artist has already been confirmed for Bluesfest 2015. UPDATE: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 third lineup announcement has arrived – full details
Essex’s own folk-punk-poet, activist icon Billy Bragg, still revels in a bit of political discourse. Only last week he expressed heartfelt pity for Australian voters required to vote in an election which could only produce one of two outcomes: a “hotch-potch” Labor party being reelected or a “decidedly slimy” Liberal party being installed. In the
Billy Bragg has announced that he will be following up his whirlwind jaunt Down Under with a nationally encompassing run of headlining shows for March next year. Currently in town for BIGSOUND, Bragg has also confirmed a one-off Sydney showcase taking place this Friday, 13th September. Bragg’s return next March will be in support of
English folk-punk-poet Billy Bragg has said that we should “pity the Australian citizen”, who is having to choose between a Labor party which is “hotch-potch” and a Liberal party which is “decidedly slimy”. Taking to his Facebook page to give us his two cents, Bragg posited: “Everyone knows that they are good for you, but
With just a few days to go until Australia’s biggest music industry conference, BIGSOUND, officially kicks off, the addition of Billy Brag, Robert Forster and Regurgitator to the event’s live music roster has excitement levels rising to fever pitch. Of course, those who have been paying attention will know Bragg and the ‘Gurge have already
Following the successful release of his latest LP Tooth And Nail, Billy Bragg has announced a super-special, super-intimate, one-off performance to take place in Sydney where the new tracks from the album will be showcased in all their glory. Taking to The Factory Theatre on Friday, 13th September, Bragg will unveil the final results of
Musical statesman Stephen William Bragg, more commonly known as Billy Bragg, is headed our way in a couple of months for the 2012 instalment of the Melboourne Festival. However, not content with just making two appearances at the festival, Bragg will be sticking around for a 6-stop national tour that does include SA & WA.