New material from 80’s band Animotion

Earworms. You hear that catchy song once and it’s stuck in your head for the rest of the day. That’s what it was like in 1984 every time Animotion’s Obsession came on the radio. A number 6 hit in the U.S., it was the first of six singles that made the American charts between 1984 and 1989. It was at the end of the 80’s that the band broke apart. Charles Ottavio and Astrid Plane were fired during the recording of their third album and Bill Wadhams left when the record label refused to let him continue to write songs for the band. Over the years, there have been a few reunions for events and TV programs but it wasn’t until now that there has been a true reforming of the band. Wadhams and Plane along with two other original members, Don Kirkpatrick and Greg Smith, have recorded a brand new album, the first for the group since 1989’s Animotion (Room to Move) and the first that included all of these members since 1986’s Strange Behavior.   Read more and see the tracklist at Noise11.com

Ian Wills talks about getting Princess Diana’s letters and his Top 30 Amazon top selling charity single for cancer “ Mercy”

Notorious performance poet and lead singer of Wills and The Willing, Ian Wills has released a touching charity single ‘Mercy’, under the pseudonym of London Country, with all proceeds being donated to Charity. The song has reached No 29 on the Amazon pop chart, No 56 of the top 100 songs on Amazon and is tipped to enter the official U.K charts. Wills has been surrounded by controversy throughout his life, being the man who attempted to buy Princess Diana’s letters to her lover James Hewitt, whilst also illegally selling copies of Peter Wright’s ‘Spycatcher’ in 1987. The song is a powerful ballad that speaks candidly about past sins, reflecting Wills’ own personal journey of man determined to turn his life around. Mercy is the first single off London Country’s new album ‘Three Chords & The Truth’, which is set for release next year. What inspired you to become a singer/songwriter ? In 1990 I did national sleep out with Billy Bragg, I had always been a fan of his, we spent the night camped out just down from Victoria station, Billy had admired my work as a poet and said I should pick up a guitar. We spent most […]

The Top 5 80’s Pop Music Magazines

In the 80’s music magazines were the bibles of our youth. Telling us all about colourful, exciting new artists and their incredible inventive music, flashy music videos, how to style their hair and what they had for breakfast. Not to mention the shiny photos in exotic locations and of course, the lyrics were the best part. It’s not quite the same now is it ?. So to cheer you up,  we have put together a list of the top 5 80’s music magazines. 1. Smash Hits 2. Record Mirror 3.  No 1 4. NME   5. Melody Maker

Lady Gaga has been secretly suffering from post-traumatic stress

Lady Gaga has been secretly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ever since she was raped at the age of 19. The Perfect Illusion hitmaker has been candid about her sex assault since going public with the news in 2014, revealing she was attacked by a producer at the start of her music career. She has previously detailed the shame and emotional pain she struggled with after her rape ordeal, but it was only after visiting a homeless shelter for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youths in Harlem, New York that she shared her PTSD diagnosis in public for the first time. Her recent trip to the Ali Forney Center was filmed for U.S. breakfast show Today, and in the footage, which aired on Monday (05Dec16), Gaga surprised the youngsters with gifts of clothing, make-up, and other treats, while she also performed an acoustic set and offered them her support and words of wisdom. “These children are not just homeless or in need; many of them are trauma survivors. They’ve been rejected in some type of way,” explained the singer, who runs her own Born This Way Foundation to help and empower troubled youths. “My own trauma in […]

British girl band Little Mix are currently in talks about starring in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary.

British girl band Little Mix are currently in talks about starring in a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary. The Black Magic singers have revealed to Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper that they are in discussions for a reality program which will give viewers an “intimate look” into their lives. The girls – Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – are looking to make a deal with U.K. broadcasters and are planning to have cameras constantly follow them around for a year while they are on tour promoting current fourth album Glory Days. “We are in talks at the moment. We really want to do a ­documentary as we feel people do not know much about us,” Jesy told the publication. “They know our songs and have seen us perform but they don’t know our personalities, so we would love to do a documentary… We want to get someone to follow us around on this whole tour for a whole year.” Leigh-Anne adds that the idea sounds appealing now, but she may eventually get fed up being followed by cameras all the time. However, she thinks it will be a great way for fans to get an insight into the drama […]

JereMaya – Everything About you–

JereMaya is an Abu Dhabi, U.A.E born entertainer. JereMaya has played with a numerous number bands and has travelled around Europe and Asia performing with different bands and is a passionate session artist both live and studio. JereMaya has been a performing drummer and vocalist since he was 15 years old and decided in 2016 that he needed to bring his music back and launch his solo career. He is very inspired by the ChainSmokers , Flume, Sia, Major Lazer, Hed Kandi  and Kygo. • JereMaya has Opened for Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant, The Prodigy, Incubus and Iron Maiden at the Dubai Desert rock festival 2009.  He has also opened for The Killers, Stone Temple Pilots, Sting , Macy Gray, Kings of Leon, Stone Sour, Earth Wind and Fire and Michael Learns To Rock. JereMaya has immense ability when it comes to playing drums and singing at the same time. His ability to adapt to any genre has won him many accolades as a drummer and percussionist. He also plays the “Cajon”and sings with different performing artists in his spare time. JereMaya has also performed in Dubai as a session artist with Rock Titans “Julianna Down” , Funk […]