BBC Manchester: Interview with Nick Jago of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Nick Jago of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Having replaced The White Stripes at Leeds, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are on a high. Drummer Nick Jago chatted to Chris Long about new album Take Them On, On Your Own and the future of the band.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Interview: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
By David A. Cobb
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club garnered a bunch of interest with their major label debut, BRMC in 2001, and their sound echoed the fuzzed-out tunes of Psychocandy-era The Jesus & Mary Chain and modern spacey Britrock. During the tour for their second effort, 2003’s Take Them On, On Your Own, the band performed several new songs and stripped-down versions of their hits. It was quite a departure for the band, and one that showed a gentler, countrified side of the band.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Dark Howl
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
In 1998, Peter Hayes and Robert Been, two mop-topped junkie looking rockers from San Francisco decided they’d had enough with the direction of rock music, so they started their own club – the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. And their plight couldn’t better be served than by their illustrative lyrics: “I have my heart to a simple chord/I gave my soul to a new religion/Whatever happened to my rock’n’roll?” They were a duo on a mission to save rock from itself, and when they added the fervent drumming of Nick Jago, BRMC flexed a new muscle in rock that hadn’t been heard in years.
Ever since Michele started her new BRMC News/Press/Reviews blog, I’ve been lazy about updating on press. Well, at least here. This is my last update on BRMC press for the year. Ice Cream Man has a review and lots of great photos from the Hotel Cafe show.
Daily Texan Online
Been tries to shake line-up changes, label drop
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club arrives in Austin, returns to musical roots
By Craig Whitney
No Depression: The Acoustic Motorbike
BRMC shifts gears and strikes a spark
by Allison Stewart
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB [ September 6th, 2005 ]
If you read any recent article about Black Rebel Motorcycle club, you are sure to find mention of how the band has changed their sound for their latest album, Howl. This change has been met with various reactions and many fans wonder if this is the future of BRMC. However, the band insists it is merely a part of their music that has been there all along, just maybe hidden a bit.
Silent Uproar recently talked with the band’s frontman Peter Hayes about the change in sound, what we can expect from the band on future records, and the problems with our throwaway consumer culture.
Howl – Action and Reaction with the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
by Andrew Lawless
How BRMC’s Peter Hayes and Robert Turner Got Everything Wrong and Produced One of the Year’s Most Brilliant Guitar Albums
By Michael Molenda
Guitar Player, 10/2003
Ticketmaster, Published November 2005
Interview with Robert
Known for their Brit-flavored, supercharged rock, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club may surprise some fans with their latest album, Howl. A wide-ranging, heartfelt collection of songs, Howl proves that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are just as at home playing stripped-down folk, clap-your-hands gospel and blues as they are amped-up rock.
Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club recently talked with Ticketmaster about the new album, the band’s U.S. tour and how a group of rockers came up with such a soulful tribute to Americana music.
Excerpt from Sentimentalist Mag Interview w/Peter
BRMC/Peter Hayes (excerpt from cover feature issue 19)
3 Voor 12 audio interview w/Robert
Restless Sinners by Paula G
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club could have broken up on numerous occasions. In just over a year, such events as dropping from record label Virgin, almost losing drummer Nick Jago and the uncertainty of where the music was heading almost made the band history. But it didn’t.