This morning The Dead Straight Guide To Queen was released on Amazon worldwide. It will be available via most major online book retailers and selected high street book chains in the UK. HMV stores will also be stocking it alongside the other Dead Straight Guides from Red Planet. It’s just over six years since the
We hit a few delays in the final stages of typesetting the book, due to the number of Red Planet Publications being produced for the Christmas 2017 market. I took advantage of the additional time to revise a few areas I thought I wouldn’t have time to return to. The book’s now finished, editing and
I took a chance and started work on the book whilst we were still finalising the contract. It’s just as well, as it’s taken several weeks, but I now have a signed contract. If I’d waited I’d never have made the deadline of August 15, 2017. So, I’m now working in earnest on the Dead
I’m at the contract stage with Red Planet Publishing. It looks like the deadline for the book will be this June, with a publication date in October, in time to catch the Christmas 2017 market. I’m not sure how much of the original work I’ll be able to use, but it will at least provide
Over five years after embarking on a This Day In Music Apps project it appears finally to be on the verge of bearing some fruit. I’ve been asked by Red Planet Publishing if I’m interested in writing the latest in their Dead Straight Guides series of books on major rock artists. I’ve contributed to a
Headlander 2015 finished last night with headliners From The Jam providing a suitably crowd-pleasing conclusion. After Hayfest last year the organisers had some late nights and a busy couple of days after the festival, working on the get-out and clean-up, mostly in the torrential rain which had stayed away for the duration of the event.
Headlander 2015 is nearly here. It runs for two days over Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June. I’m stage managing the Happy Valley stage, with Darktown Jubilee headlining on Saturday and Jeremiah Ferrari on Sunday. I’m looking forward to seeing Chickenbone John, Clive Gregson and Alex McKown again, who all played Hayfest last year.
So, just over a month after telling us they wouldn’t be going ahead with the app they’d confirmed they wanted to be official, they’ve released their own app. You never know how much involvement band members have with this type of decision; I suspect most of the discussions and planning were done without having to
Well, over eighteen months after being told the app would be official the band’s representative has just told us they don’t wish to proceed with the app at present. Whilst I’m not surprised I am very disappointed and don’t understand why it’s taken so long to get to this point. If we’d been rejected right
After missing the Christmas release we went back to the band’s management and legal team to say we’re going to go ahead and release the app as an unofficial version. It meant pulling all the official images and music they’d provided but at least it would finally be available. Their response was to tell us