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Stuart Bailie

Stuart Bailie

Stuart Bailie is a music writer and broadcaster, based in Belfast. His work has appeared in NME, Mojo, Uncut, Q, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Mirror, The Irish Times, Classic Rock and Hot Press. He was Assistant Editor of NME, 1992-96. He was offered out for a fight by Paul Weller, has been called "the wanker who started Blur versus Oasis" by Noel Gallagher and "a tough Nordie c**t" by Bono. 

Stuart's books include:  

Trouble Songs: Music and Conflict in Northern Ireland (Bloomfield, 2018)

We Hope You Will Enjoy The Show: British Music Since 1945 (British Music Experience, 2017) 

The Ballad of the Thin Man: the authorised story of Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy (Boxtree, 1997).

Stuart has presented a weekly BBC Radio Ulster show since 1999. He has researched and scripted BBC radio documentaries on U2, Elvis Costello, Glen Campbell and Thin Lizzy. In 2007 he was Associate Producer, author and narrator of So Hard To Beat (BBC NI) – a two part documentary on the story of music from Northern Ireland. It was also shown on BBC 4.

Stuart has presented a weekly BBC Radio Ulster show since 1999. He blogs at www.digwithit.com

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Foo Fighters, Nirvana: Foo Fighters: Happy Dave Is Here Again

Interview by Stuart Bailie, Vox, June 1997

Dodgy facial furniture aside, Dave Grohl is, without doubt, the most well-adjusted man in rock as he prepares to lead Foo Fighters onto further glory ...

Radiohead: Viva La Megabytes!

Profile and Interview by Stuart Bailie, New Musical Express, 21 June 1997

WHAAAH! SCREECH! Yakka yakka! They're incoming from all sides. Fierce noises from the right, altercations from behind. Just now there's a stormy advance on the ...

Ian Brown: "I'm Ian Brown. I used to be in a band called the Stone Roses."

Profile and Interview by Stuart Bailie, Hot Press, February 1998

It's re-introductions all round, as the Starman embarks on a hazardous solo mission. Stuart Bailie records him taking one giant leap for a man. ...

The Clash: Casbah Rock: A Death Threat against the Clash

Book Excerpt by Stuart Bailie, 'Trouble Songs' (Bloomfield), May 2018

Excerpted from Trouble Songs: Music and Conflict in Northern Ireland ...

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