Watch Shirley Manson fall off stage at Garbage gig

Watch Shirley Manson fall off stage at Garbage gig

Garbage singer Shirley Manson fell off stage while performing at a festival in Los Angeles over the weekend – but somehow managed to continue singing. Watch the footage below. The Edinburgh-born singer and her band were playing at KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday (May 14) when she stumbled off the stage during a rendition of 1998 song Special. Stockbridge-raised Manson, 49, seemed to be unhurt by the fall, which was caught on camera by a fan – see…

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Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson announces memoir – read an excerpt here

Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson announces memoir – read an excerpt here

Ahead of his eagerly-anticipated visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on May 26, Brian Wilson has set a release date for his long-in-the-works memoir. The legendary Beach Boys mastermind will launch I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir via music-leaning publisher Da Capo Press this October. The 73-year-old Californian, who is currently on the road touring his band’s seminal Pet Sounds album in celebration of its 50th anniversary, has teamed up with Ben Greenman, who previously worked with funk maestro…

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Review: The Last Shadow Puppets, Usher Hall

Review: The Last Shadow Puppets, Usher Hall

Just a bus stop away on Lothian Road, caped crusaders Batman and Superman were doing battle on the big screen at the Odeon – but enough about those lightweights. The real dynamic duo, it turned out, were to be found on the stage of the Usher Hall. Granted, it was tight trousers not latex-tight costumes the pairing of Alex Turner and Miles Kane were sporting on Saturday night, but they displayed super powers aplenty during their…

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Exclusive Interview: Jeff Wootton

Exclusive Interview: Jeff Wootton

You may not know the name, but there’s a fair chance you’ve heard Jeff Wootton’s work. The Mancunian guitarist has collaborated with Brian Eno, Massive Attack, Noel Gallagher and Damo Suzuki from Can – but perhaps most famously, he’s been lauded for his work alongside Damon Albarn, contributing to Gorillaz and Africa Express. Late last month, the 28-year-old took his first step into releasing solo albums with The Way The Light – an excellent debut album that should…

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Alex Turner: ‘The Last Shadow Puppets might release two more albums’

Alex Turner: ‘The Last Shadow Puppets might release two more albums’

Speaking ahead of their eagerly-awaited gig at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this Saturday (March 26), Alex Turner has said The Last Shadow Puppets might release two more albums – but they haven’t decided yet. Previously, Turner said they were intent on releasing a trilogy of albums, but now he’s hinted that they may end up extending it to a fourth release. In an interview with Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre, Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre, Top Tickets

It’s hits galore at the Edinburgh Playhouse this week as the ever-popular musical Jersey Boys returns to the Capital, while Arthur Miller’s classic play The Crucible continues to pack them in at the Royal Lyceum – and for good reason. At The Augustine Church, Julius Caesar sees a brand new twist on Shakespeare’s famous play, with the action recast in the cut-throat world of professional football. Jersey Boys Winner of 54 major awards worldwide, including the…

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Gig preview, Hozier, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Gig preview, Hozier, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Twenty-fifteen, it’s fair to say, was pretty monumental for Hozier. The Irish songsmith was catapulted to stardom after his single Take Me To Church became an international hit, earning him army of worshippers and a Grammy nomination to boot. The soul and contemporary blues-folk singer’s September-released debut album has sold more than 1.5 million copies to date, and has him marked as a frontrunner at this year’s Grammys, where he’s up for both Album of the Year and Best…

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Preview: A Christmas Wish, Usher Hall

Preview: A Christmas Wish, Usher Hall

Talented students from The MGA Academy of Performing Arts are set to spread some festive cheer while raising money for charity when they star in a Christmas stage production at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall tomorrow.  A Christmas Wish is a family-friendly stage spectacular featuring a dazzling array of uplifting festive songs, spectacular costumes and stunning dance routines. Directed by Andrew Gowland, the annual show brings together more than 200 young performers from The MGA Academy, ranging from…

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Gig review: Stereophonics, Usher Hall

Gig review: Stereophonics, Usher Hall

They’ve been around for nearly two decades but Stereophonics are living proof that, when it comes to performing live, polished experience can sometimes trump a willingness to experiment. Tickets to their gig at Edinburgh’s majestic Usher Hall sold out in a matter of minutes, with fans eager to watch the band play a gig in the relatively small venue as a warm-up for their upcoming arena tour dates. Opening their set with I Wanna Get Lost With…

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