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Kevin Graham with A Celtic State of Mind: Tierney will be sold when the price is right

The summer transfer window is all click, click, click-bait with sites looking at message boards and Twitter for some rumour dinner. It’s a big obsessive business. Clubs, agents and players step into the pay zone and are asked: “Cash, chip or pin, or instalments?” or “Sorry, for

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Paul John Dykes with a Celtic State of Mind – When a former Celtic captain nearly bought Liverpool Football Club

THE BILLION DOLLAR BUYER’S CLUB An extract from Hoops, Stars & Stripes – The Andy Lynch Story. “When the piles of gold begin to grow… That’s when the trouble starts.” Howard,‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre’ (1948) Have you ever wondered what it entails to purchase an

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Into Music Reviews: The Tea Street Band at King Tut’s, Glasgow

Act: The Tea Street Band Venue: King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow Date: 9 December 2018 The Tea Street Band are wrapping up their early winter road trip, promoting the recent LP release Frequency. The tour may have been in the closing stages by the time the

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Into the Music Vault: Rage Against The Machine Debut

On the 3rd November 1992 Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut album. The 4-piece band from Los Angeles led by vocalist Zack de la Rocha unleashed a 10 track, 52 minute long masterpiece of Rap Rock / Funk Metal. Zack along with the other “Guilty

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A Celtic State of Mind: The McCann Takeover – Rebellion in Paradise

The McCann Takeover Part 1: How photocopied fanzines and fan power led to rebellion in Paradise It took just ten minutes to sell 500 copies of the photocopied first edition of Celtic fanzine, Not The View, before the first Old Firm game of Celtic’s centenary season. Just

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Into the Music Vault: Nirvana in Glasgow – The One That Got Away…

I suppose I can thank my older sister for tuning my ear towards Nirvana and their Nevermind album, released in 1991. I was lucky in that respect, being the youngest, I would benefit from the varied music tastes from the rest of my family. When my sister

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Into Music Reviews: Miles Kane at Glasgow Barrowland

Act: Miles Kane Venue: Barrowlands Date: 22 November 2018 After an intimate acoustic set in Fred Perry at Buchanan Galleries, the enigmatic indie rocker headed for Glasgow’s East End to perform to a sold-out audience at The Barrowlands. Already this year I have had the pleasure of

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Into Music: Mark E. Smith & Ed Blaney’s 40-minute Train journey

Prior to Mark E. Smith’s passing at the beginning of the year, The Fall’s notorious frontman approved and initiated this collaboration with long-term associate, Ed Blaney, and producer, Mike Bennett. This reworking of The Train is part of a deluxe double CD set, which features the vocals

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Into Music: The Zutons reform to play debut album in its entirety

After a break of almost nine years, it’s time to get that Zuton Fever back in your head, those indie blues revival rockers from Liverpool will be back on the road after a 10-year absence. The tour will coincide with the 15th anniversary of the release of

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Into Music Reviews: Metallica ‘…And Justice For All’ 30th anniversary remaster

1988 saw Metallica with three albums behind them and, following the death of Cliff Burton two years before, with a new bassist in the form of the never-to-be a long-term feature Jason Newsted. Within the band it seemed new ideas were developing and many see this as

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