Blog Entries by Jess Grant

Jess is a music journalist based just outside of London, England. She started writing record reviews for her local newspaper at age 15, and has written for numerous arts publications, both online and in print. A fully fledged guitar geek, Jess plays music when she's not writing about it.
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  • David Bowie Lyrics QuizHow well do you know your David Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.read more
  • Trans Soul Rebels: Songs About TransgenderismA history of songs dealing with transgender issues, featuring Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Morrissey and Green Day.read more
  • Martin Gordon: "I think pop has stopped being art"The former Sparks, Jet and Radio Stars bassist reveals why he's recording an entire album's worth of Gilbert and Sullivan tunes, and what he really thinks of the supergroup FFS.read more
  • Larry John McNallyA top-tier songwriter, the Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart and Chaka Khan have all recorded the songs of Larry John McNally. As he explains, it's all about translating the human experience.read more
  • Martin GordonAn erstwhile member of Sparks, Jet and Radio Stars, Martin shares some fascinating stories from across his 40 years in music, including what he got up to in Paris with The Rolling Stones in '79. read more
  • Marshall CrenshawThe "Someday, Someway" singer also played Buddy Holly in La Bamba and toured with a reunited MC5. read more
  • Jeff BerlinMeet the man Geddy Lee called "the greatest bass player on the planet," which no doubt explains why Rush, Yes and Frank Zappa have all collaborated with him. read more
  • Toby LightmanNow on her own label, Toby talks about her bevy of television and movie placements, and what it was like opening for Train, Marc Cohn and, on one very special evening, Prince. read more
  • The Real Nick DrakeThe head of Drake's estate shares his insights on the late folk singer's life and music. read more
  • John Wheeler of Hayseed DixieHayseed Dixie's front man, John Wheeler, hangs up his dungarees to tackle politics on his debut solo album, Un-American Gothic. Wheeler talks Barack Obama, Bob Dylan and not being the next Billy Bragg. read more
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