Willy Russell. Pic: Paul Cox

Sodajerker presents… Willy Russell

February 28, 2016 in Features, Interviews

The latest songwriting podcast features the playwright, lyricist and composer best-known for creating Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita and Blood Brothers…


Coldplay score seventh No 1 album

February 12, 2016 in News

British quartet’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ knocks Adele off the top spot to continue their remarkable No 1 streak…

The Beatles

Now streaming: The Beatles

December 24, 2015 in News

An early present for fans of the Fab Four, as back catalogue comes to streaming services for the first time…


Liverpool made UNESCO City of Music

December 13, 2015 in News

The home of the Fab Four has been honoured for its world class commitment to music, past, present and future…

PF Sloan

PF Sloan dies in Los Angeles, aged 70

November 17, 2015 in News

The ‘Eve Of Destruction’ songwriter, who was himself immortalised in song by Jimmy Webb, died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday…

Sananda Maitreya

Interview: Sananda Maitreya

October 26, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The prolific artist formerly known as Terence Trent D’Arby continues to mine a rich seam of mystical and musical inspiration…

Alan Parsons

Interview: Alan Parsons

October 11, 2015 in Features, Interviews

We catch up with engineer, producer and recording artist Alan Parsons ahead of his lecture series at Abbey Road Studios…

The Beatles

Korg reveal Beatles inspired keyboard

September 4, 2015 in News

Korg has revealed that it will release a keyboard that will come with backing tracks of the Fab Four’s songs…

Lennon & McCartney

“Dozens” of Beatles songs were “lost”

July 31, 2015 in News

Paul McCartney has said that “dozens” of potential Beatles songs co-written by himself and John Lennon were lost to memory…

Noel Gallagher & Paul McCartney

Gallagher challenges McCartney to write Oasis’ comeback song

May 31, 2015 in News

After Paul McCartney joined the clamour for Oasis to reform, Noel Gallagher has challenged Macca to write Oasis’ comeback song…

George Harrison

George Harrison guitar sells for more than £300,000

May 17, 2015 in News

A Maton Mastersound guitar used by the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold for more than £300,000 at auction…


Land by Novella (Album)

May 12, 2015 in Music

On their debut long player ‘Land’, the London-based quintet Novella do something entirely different with the omnipresent influence of shoegaze…

Jeff Lynne - Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Jeff Lynne honoured by the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

May 9, 2015 in News

The ELO frontman, songwriter and Grammy-award winning member of Traveling Wilburys is awarded a star on the famous LA boulevard…

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain solo recordings to be released this summer

May 2, 2015 in News

‘Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck’ director says that Cobain’s solo recordings from the film are to be released this summer…

Perri's Beatles guitar gig bag

Perri’s launches Beatles guitar accessories

March 20, 2015 in Gear, News

The Canadian family-owned leather company releases a range of guitar straps, gig bags and picks, honouring the iconic British band…

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney to head out on tour

March 7, 2015 in News

Paul McCartney has revealed that he will embark on a U.K. and European tour starting in May of this year…

Taylor Lock single

Call Me Kuchu by Taylor Locke (Single)

March 5, 2015 in Music

The former Rooney guitarist and vocalist Taylor Locke goes it alone on his west coast rock-fuelled single ‘Call Me Kuchu’…

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr to release new album

December 30, 2014 in News

Ringo Starr says he has completed his 18th studio album and also promises upcoming tour dates with his All-Starr Band…

Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker dies, aged 70

December 22, 2014 in News

The gravel-voiced rock and blues singer from Sheffield has passed away at home in Colorado, after a battle with cancer…

Official Christmas Number 1

50 years of Christmas No 1’s

December 21, 2014 in Features

Celebrating the best – and glossing swiftly over the worst – of 50 years of festive chart-toppers in the UK…

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

November 19, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own……

Dylan wanted to make a record with The Beatles and Rolling Stones

November 9, 2014 in News

Producer Glyn Johns has declared that Bob Dylan sought to make a record together with The Beatles and Rolling Stones…