Wednesday 22 October 2008

McCabe To Play One-Off DJ Set In London

Nick McCabe, The Verve's guitarist, is set to play a rare DJ set in London this October.

McCabe will appear at the 1234 Action night at Old Blue Last on October 7. Doors open at 8pm, and admission is free.

Playing live on the night are The Verve's favourites Lowline, who release new single 'The Sound Of Music' on October 13.

McCabe has joined the Manchester band onstage several times in the past.

Tuesday 7 October 2008

Andrew Loog Oldham Derides The Verve

In an interview for Uncut (Nov '08) Andrew Loog Oldham derided The Verve over their use of a Stones sample on Bitter Sweet Symphony.
He joked to Uncut that he'd bought "a pretty presentable watch strap" with the royalties he'd earned from the song.

He said, "They [Allen Klein, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards] have the watch and I have a pretty presentable watch strap. That's my little piece".

"As for Richard Ashcroft, well, I don't know how an artist can be severely damaged by that experience. Songwriters have learned to call songs their children, and he thinks he wrote something. He didn't. I hope he's got over it. It takes a while".