Blog Entries by Jess Grant

Author Jess GrantJess 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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  • Maxi PriestMaxi PriestThe British reggae legend tells the story of his #1 hit "Close To You," talks about his groundbreaking Shabba Ranks collaboration "Housecall," and discusses his latest project with Robin Trower.
  • Andrew RoachfordAndrew RoachfordBritish soul man Andrew Roachford discusses "Cuddly Toy (Feel For Me)," his 2020 album Twice In A Lifetime, and *that* Alan Partridge cameo.
  • David Bowie Lyrics QuizDavid Bowie Lyrics QuizHow well do you know your David Bowie lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.
  • Trans Soul Rebels: Songs About TransgenderismTrans Soul Rebels: Songs About TransgenderismA history of songs dealing with transgender issues, featuring Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Morrissey and Green Day.
  • Martin Gordon: "I think pop has stopped being art"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.
  • Larry John McNallyLarry 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.
  • Martin GordonMartin 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.
  • Marshall CrenshawMarshall CrenshawThe "Someday, Someway" singer also played Buddy Holly in La Bamba and toured with a reunited MC5.
  • Jeff BerlinJeff 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.
  • Toby LightmanToby 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.
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