“It’s the most empowering and inspiring story I’ve ever had the privilege and pleasure of telling.”
Glen Matlock was the youngest member of The Sex Pistols at only 16 and he wrote many of their hits from God Save The Queen, he also played for many years in Iggy Pop’s band. Slick was Bowie’s guitarist. We caught up with Glen ahead of their gig at The Bungalow in Paisley to ask him a few questions.
With over 16 million copies of her books published and having been translated into 40 languages. Val McDermid is one of Scotland’s most prolific writers. Her first novel was published in 1987. It was the first British crime novel with a lesbian detective. This was the time of Thatcher government creation of section 28, making it illegal for local authorities to support anything that may promote same sex relationships. I asked her how hard it was to get her book out there.
Laura Forbes had never fully been out of her wheelchair before…
In response to a recent tweet asking “What have you ever done?” Janey Godley replied: “Jailed a paedo, wrote a book, bought a house, survived rape, won a comedy award, gave birth, owned a pub, made soup, had a fight
She’s been writing and performing for over 30 years. Q Magazine described her as having “one of the finest voices of modern times…” Horse has nine albums under her belt and many classic songs in the back catalogue, including the
I thought I was going to be one of those carefree parents who wore billowing skirts with children skipping merrily to and fro – flowers in our hair. Turns out, I’m not…
Elaine C. Smith is a national treasure. So it was HUGELY embarrassing when I had to text her after the interview we’d done saying I had lost the recording and could we redo it. I was downstairs berating myself for being an idiot, when I heard my phone vibrating… It couldn’t be, could it??
Helen McCookerybook (a.k.a Dr Helen Reddington) is a London-based musician and academic best known for singing and playing bass with Brighton punk band The Chefs. She talks to Rona Simpson about feminism, music and film ventures, her punk days and the violence that coloured that time.
Eddi Reader shot to fame in the 80s with her band Fairground Attraction. She is the recipient of 3 BRIT awards and in 2003 she gained worldwide attention for her album The Songs of Robert Burns. Rona Simpson caught up with her to chat about her new album Cavalier, feminism and the ‘instinctive beauty’ of playing live…