Anthony Strutt chats to former Gene drummer Matt James about the 90's alternative rock band, who have just all of their albums reissued on double CDs
Islington Academy, London, 31/1/2004
At his fourth Gene gig in a week, Anthony Strutt finds that the band, now in their tenth year, still have a lot of offer as they deliver "number after number of classy English tales to a loving crowd"
Anthony Strutt talks to Martin Rossiter, the former front man with Gene, about his PledgeMusic-funded debut solo album, ‘The Defenestration of St. Martin’
Interview Part 2
In the second and final part of his interview with Palace Fires, the new band of former Gene stars Matt James and Steve Mason, Anthony Strutt talks to the group about why they decided to release their first two singles on 7@ and downloads only, and their forthcoming album plans
Interview Part 1
Palace Fires is the new band of former Gene stars Steve Mason and Matt James. In the first part of a two part interview, Anthony Strutt talks to the band about its formation and their first two singles
Interview with Martin Rossiter
Gene have had many up and downs since they first formed in 1992. Frontman Martin Rossiter talks to Anthony Strutt about the much acclaimed group's albums, and their long career
Gene Clark and the Gosdin Brothers
As Gene Clark's 1967 solo debut is re-released, Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through its history and its highlights.
Me, Inc: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God,
In her book column 'Raging Pages' Lisa Torem reflects on Kiss front man Gene Simmons' new self-help manual, 'Me, Inc: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business'
Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie
December 2004/January 2005
In the latest in his 'Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie' series, obsessive record collector Dixie Ernill writes about his latest musical finds, including records by the Kitchens of Distinction, Gene and the Wedding Present