❉ Dick Manitoba has come up with a quality album that both keeps the listener invigorated and wanting more, writes Paul Matts.
❉ Paul Matts profiles Valentine’s significant contribution to the Blondie success story.
❉ Paul Matts uncovers hidden Punk & Power Pop gems, including unreleased performances from Mick Ronson.
❉ Writer Paul Matts praises the Pretenders’ late, great “ragged lieutenant”.
❉ The ’70s West Coast band’s melodic brand of glam-style power-pop rock is back in style.
❉ Why was Jerry Dammers such a significant figure in the punk and new wave movement?
❉ ‘Topper’ Headon was a drumming genius who propelled a good band to become the best around, writes Paul Matts.