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Gig review: BLACK SABBATH – 02 Arena, London, 31 January 2017

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Gloomy, doom-laden and portentous. And that was just the weather at North Greenwich station. A busker was smashing out ‘War Pigs’ in the ticket hall on his Gibson SG. Quite a crowd of gig-goers had gathered and he finished with … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEEP PURPLE – 02 Arena, London, 3 December 2015

DEEP PURPLE - 02 Arena, London, 3 December 2015

One of the first lessons I ever learned in rock school was it was an (un?)holy British trinity of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple who effectively invented heavy rock, or heavy metal as it was later badged. You … Continue reading

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Gig review: FLEETWOOD MAC – 02 Arena, London, 24 June 2015

FLEETWOOD MAC - 02 Arena, London, 24 June 2015

When I paid over the odds to see Fleetwood Mac at the soulless 02 in Autumn 2013, it was in the knowledge that this was a chance to see the legendary band one last time, yet less than two years … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE WHO – 02 Arena, London, 22 March 2015

THE WHO - 02 Arena, London, 22 March 2015

The Who may have at least half failed in their mission statement to die before they got old, but a 50th anniversary is an extraordinary achievement. So it is a good moment to reflect on what a seminal band they … Continue reading

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