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Book- Donald Brackett : Back to Black: Amy Winehouse's Only Masterpiece - Profiles
Donald Brackett's new book might claim to focus on Amy Winehouse but Fiona Hutchings fears his attempts at context just cloud the issue

Ub40 : Profile - Profiles
Just like the history of the band themselves, Fiona Hutchings finds 'UB40 Featuring Ali, Mickey & Astro Unplugged' paired with the original band's greatest hits a complicated and sometimes challenging combination

Madness : One Step Beyond - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Fiona Hutchings reflects on Madness's 1979 debut solo album 'One Step Beyond', which has just been re-released in an expanded edition

Fuzzbox : Interview - Interviews
Fiona Hutchings talks to Vix from 80's all girl pop punk icons and C86 act about her band Fuzzbox's extraordinary career

Profile : Del Amitri - Profiles
Fiona Hutchings reflects on the history of Scottish rock/pop act Del Amitri, who, to coincide with their first tour in a decade, are about to have three of their albums, 1989's 'Waking Hours', 1992's 'Change Eveything' and 1995's 'Twisted', re-released in double CD editions

Mark Morriss : Interview - Interviews
Fiona Hutchings speaks to former Bluetones front man Mark Morriss about his former band, whether they will ever reform and second solo album, 'A Flash of Darkness'

DVD : Convoy - Profiles
Fiona Hutchings enjoys Sam Peckinpah's 1978 Country and Western/trucker saga 'Convoy', which has just been re-released on DVD

Magic Brothers : Interview - Interviews
Fiona Hutchings speaks to Madness drummer Woody Woodgate about his new band the Magic Brothers which he has formed with his brother Nick, and their 70's pop-influenced debut album 'The Magic Line'

DVD : Love, Marilyn - Profiles
Fiona Hutchings examines new Marilyn Monroe documentary 'Love, Marilyn', which drawing on never before seen papers, letters and diaries is told from the perspective of several contemporary actresses including Glenn Close and Uma Thurman

Gig of a Lifetime : Mark Morriss, Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, 2012 - Features
In our 'Gig of a Lifetime' series Fiona Hutchings writes of attending her first gig after suffering a brain aneurysm which was an intimate solo show by Bluetones' front man Mark Morriss at The Lantern Theatre in Sheffield

Ten Songs That Made Me Love... : Queen - Features
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Fiona Hutchings reflects on her favourite songs by rock legends Queen

Fuzzbox : Big Bang! - Favourite Album Reviews
Fiona Hutchings reflects on all girl Birmingham-based alternative rock group Fuzzbox's 1989 third and final album 'Big Bang', which has just been released in a new double edition

Book-Lucy O' Brien : She Bops: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul: - Profiles
Fiona Hutchings finds groundbreaking Lucy O’ Brien’s history on women in popular music, ‘She Bop’, which has just been published in a third edition

Pete Ross and The Sapphire : Interview - Interviews
Fiona Hutchings chats to Susy Sapphire from Australian/New Zealand but Italian-based duo Pete Ross and The Sapphire about 'Rollin' On Down the Lane', which is their forthcoming debut album together

Book-Gillian G. Gaar : Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana - Profiles
Fiona Hutchings reflects upon Seattle-based journalist Gillian G. Gaar's meticulously researched and fantastic new biography on Nirvana's early years

Website of the Month : The Daily Waffle - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month this month is 'The Daily Waffle', which describes itself as "a blogging network with something for everyone"

Website of the Month : Ad Libbed - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is Ad Libbed, the blog of our regular WOTM columnist Fiona Hutchings

Website of the Month : She Blogs About Music - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is 'She Blogs About Music', the personal website of music professional and fan Alethia Austin who uses her her blog to highlight some of her favourite acts

Website of the Month : Goodnight London - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is 'Goodnight London', the blog of Pennyblackmusic writer Dominic Simpson in which he writes about what is going on musically, culturally and socially in his native city

Website of the Month : Electrocutie - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is Electrocutie, an electro blog that is written from a female point-of-view

Website of the Month : Rattlesnake - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is 'Rattlesnake', the website of Pennyblackmusic writer Sarah Maybank which focuses on Asian sounds, bellydance-inspired music and garage punk

Website of the Month : Classic Rock Music - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month column is moving in a new direction by focusing on blogs, and we begin with the American blog, Classic Rock Music

Website of the Month : British Association for Music Therapy - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is the website for the British Association for Music Therapy, the professional association of music therapists

Book-Pauline Black : Black By Design: A 2 Tone Memoir - Profiles
Fiona Hutchinhs finds Selecter frontwoman Pauline Black has lost none of her uncompromising edge in her brutally, but refreshingly honest autobiography, 'Black By Design'

Website of the Month : Swede Mason - Website of the Month
Our Website of the Month is Swede Mason, which matches reworked vintage TV and cinema footage with side-splitting songs

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