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Jimmy "Orion" Ellis, Orion: Hail, Hail O Mighty Orion!

Report by Robot A. Hull, Creem, June 1981

NASHVILLE,TN — Who is this masked man? Does he, in some way, bear a relationship to the original myth of the hunter Orion? Let us ...

Bjorn Again: Tribute Bands: Send In The Clones

Report by Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, 29 August 1992

What the hell's going on? BJORN AGAIN are on at Reading, ABBA are more popular than they have been for years and tribute bands devoted ...

ABBA, Bjorn Again: ABBA: The High Priests of Euro-naff

Report by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 21 September 1992

The sateen-flared Swedes are back again. Caroline Sullivan on Abba — The Revival ...

ABBA, Bjorn Again: Bjorn Again: You Saab Bastards!

Report and Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 19 December 1992

Are BJORN AGAIN the camp, knowing, so-bad-it's-good good-time covers band it's OK to like? Or the malignant cancer eating away at real rebellious new rock ...

Soft Machine: Who Was That Masked Voice?

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Vox, April 1993

So what if Elvis Presley isn't available for commercial breaks these days? Just get someone in who can impersonate him — the Hofmeister bear, for ...

Bjorn Again, The Bootleg Beatles, Gary Glitter: Hark! The Faded Popsters Sing

Report and Interview by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 6 December 1994

As Christmas approaches, turkeys aren't the only ones preparing to hop into the silverfoil. Ageing pop stars too come out but once a year ...

The Bootleg Beatles, Oasis: Where Were You... When We Were Getting High? Oasis: Earl's Court, London

Live Review by Paul Lester, Melody Maker, 11 November 1995

Last weekend at London's Earl's Court, OASIS played the biggest indoor concerts ever held in this country. In this four-page special, PAUL LESTER reports on ...

The Bootleg Beatles, Oasis: Oasis, Bootleg Beatles: Earls Court, London

Live Review by Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 18 November 1995


No Way Sis, Oasis: No Way Sis: Faker Makers!

Report and Interview by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 7 December 1996

• Tipped for the Christmas Number One spot, besieged by groupies, plagued by demented fans — yup, Oasis copyists NO WAY SIS have made it ...

Wishbone Ash: A Tribute to Heroes! Ashbone U Wish do Wishbone Ash

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Rock's Backpages, 10 May 2002

I WILL NOT feign objectivity. When Wishbone Ash dissolved in 1977 because of the usual "creative differences" (Nigel and Steve wanted to be creative, while ...

Hal Willner and the Creation of the Modern Tribute Album

Profile and Interview by Steven R Rosen, LA CityBeat, January 2004

"SORRY," Hal Willner says, sheepishly. He has just been complimented — or so this writer intended — for being the father of pop culture's rampant ...

The Great Pretenders

Report by Erik Himmelsbach, LA CityBeat, 24 February 2005

Putting on the hits at Paladino's in the Valley ...

Lez Zeppelin: How Many More Times? Many More, Please: Lez Zeppelin: The Garage, London

Live Review by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages, June 2013

SIX DECADES into the rock era, we are in the epoch of the tribute act. Which is to say, every act still going is a ...

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