Gig List for 2001

3697 Slade 2 Roadhouse,Cov Garden,London 22.12.2001 9,25 one of those bands that are great to see at xmas time because of that mega Merry Xmas Everybody single . Really good 65 mins set . Dave Hill and Don Powell are still in the band and they have a new singer with a great throaty rock voice .Great atmosphere . 
3698 Trextasy Half Moon , Putney,London 31.12.2001 9,25 special show as this venue is less than a mile away from Marcs fatal car crash. 2 sets of 45 mins each that was great . Lovely new year party atmosphere . 
3695  Hives Virgin Megastore , London W1  17.12.2001 9,25 7pm show . 20 mins set that feat the 2 best songs Main Offender and Hate To Say I Told You So only about 200 people here tonight . 
3693 Sus-sex Pistols(Sex Pistols Tribute)+ Mamones(Ramones Tribute) Cartoon Club , Croydon , Surrey 15.12.2001 9,25 Mamones did an ok 40 mins set . Sus-sex Pistols did a really good 55 mins of Sex Pistols anthems.Singer is best with plenty of stinging one liners to wind up the crowd.The others could look a bit more like The Pistols but the overall sound was great. 
3696  Tubes Astoria , London 17.12.2001 9,5 8pm show . The Tubes did a mega 2 hour set . Not the force they once were but Fee Waybill puts so much effort and theatre into the stage show with numerous costume changes and 2 very sexy female dancers .Finale of a 10 mins White Punks On Dope was superb. 
3694  Hives + International Noise Conspiracy Astoria , London 16.12.2001 9,25 swedens top 2 garage rock bands . support did a really good 40 mins set . The Hives did a really fast rockin 40 mins set of 3 minute anthems . all dressed sharply in black and white with a cool mouthy singer. 
3691 Ronnie Wood Band ( 1 song played live) + 10 mins interview. BBC Studios , London W12 13.12.2001 Ronnie was on great form and really funny but just the one song . For Jonathan Ross BBC1 TV show. 
3692 Status Quo  Wembley Arena , London 14.12.2001 9,25 sadly they are not the classic rock band live that they were in the 1970s but when they played their older songs in this 1 hour 40 mins set Wembley really did bounce along to it. 
3690 Paul Weller Royal Albert Hall , London 12.12.2001 9,25 solo acoustic show .Paul Weller still has a really strong set of loyal fans . 1 hour 40 mins set of mainly solo stuff with a couple of Jam and Style Council hits . Noel from Oasis came on for the Beatles cover version. 
3687 999 + Girls On Top  Camden Underworld , London 09.12.2001 9,25 support did a good set . 999 did a great 60 mins set of their catchy punk rock tunes. 
3688 James Wembley Arena , London 10.12.2001 9,5 last tour with Tim Booth as singer . James did a mainly greatest hits set lasting nearly 2 hours . Always a great live band so I will miss them. 
3689 Ronnie Wood Band with Slash + Glen Matlock And The Philistines Shepherds Bush Empire, London 11.12.2001 9,5 really good double bill UK rock legends. Glens band did a 30 mins set that went down well with Ronnies fans . Ronnies band did a 1 hour 45 mins set of solo material mixed in with a few Rolling Stones and Faces classics . Slash was on stage playing guitar for the last 30 minutes. 
3684 Rammstein Brixton Academy , London 02.12.2001 9,75 What an amazing show this was . All their lyrics are in German but the stage show was out of this world . I never seen so much fire used at a rock show ever . Every song rocked along to fireworks ,explosions and fire. 90 mins of pure entertainment. 
3685 Nitin Sawhney Royal Albert Hall , London 04.12.2001 8,5 Nitan takes his music seriously for his 1 hour 45 mins set that feat rapper JC0001 , Courtney Pine and a great encore with guitar legend Jeff Beck. 
3686 White Stripes + Von Bondies Kentish Town Forum , London 06.12.2001 9,5 ok support did a 30 mins set . White Stripes dressed in red and white looked fantastic and their 65 mins set of punk rock blues was superb and all done with just the two of them. 
3679 Jools Holland And His Orchestra with Marc Almond + Suggs + Sam Brown Royal Albert Hall , London 25.11.2001 enjoyable 1 hour 45 mins set . guest vocalists were a great idea. 
3680 Australian Pink Floyd  Royal Albert Hall , London 26.11.2001 they did 2 sets of 40 mins and 80 mins good light show and some good songs. 
3681 David Essex  Royal Albert Hall , London 27.11.2001 the ladies still love him thatís for sure. simple pop songs feat new material and loads of those 1970s hit singles . 90 mins set that was enjoyable. 
3682 Pulp + Fat Truckers  Brixton Academy , London 28.11.2001 9,25 First of 3 sold out Brixton Pulp shows . They avoided a greatest hits set by playing material mainly from the last 2 albums . Jarvis is a pure star 
3683 Bootleg Beatles Royal Albert Hall , London 01.12.2001 they did 2 sets of 45 mins and 85 mins. amazing how much they look like the Beatles .Loads of great costumes . Very emotional evening as it was just 2 days after death of George Harrison. 
3678 Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros  Brixton Academy , London  24.11.2001 9,5 9pm show I left the Astoria early to catch the Strummer show which meant missing Stiff Little Fingers at Astoria . Joe and band did a 1 hour 50 mins set of Clash anthems and solo material . Great sold out atmosphere and we got into the aftershow party as well. 
3677 Slaughter And The Dogs + Dickies  Astoria , London 24.11.2001 9,5 6pm show Dickies did their 30 mins comic punk . Slaughter And The Dogs did a superb 55 mins set of old and new material. 
3676 Midge Ure  Shepherds Bush Empire, London 22.11.2001 9,25 This was his first London show for a good few years .Not many here tonight . Nice idea to have a 30 mins video of his career highlights .He played lots of Ultravox hits and it was really good. 
3674 Paul Young + Kim Wilde + Curiosity + Heaven 17 + Go West + Nick Heywood + Carol Decker  Wembley Arena , London 15.11.2001 9,5 really good idea where each of these 1980s acts do a short greatest hits set. Paul Young and Kim Wilde both seem to have lost their voices a bit but there were enough good songs to keep things going . For the encore Micheal Aspel came on with his red book to surprise Paul Young. 
3675 Stereophonics + Feeder  Wembley Arena , London 18.11.2001 second of two Wembley shows . Feeder did a great 45 mins set . Stereophonics did a mostly good set but there were a few dull bits in there. 
3670 Ocean Colour Scene Shepherds Bush Empire , London 08.11.2001 9,25 better than expected 1 hour 45 mins set as they stuck to greatest hits as it was recorded for a future live DVD. 
3671 UB40 + Pretenders  Wembley Arena , London 09.11.2001 9,75 Great double bill who first toured together over 20 years ago . Pretenders did a brilliant 55 mins set wth a stunning I ll Stand By You Chrissy Hynde still looks so cool . UB40 did a really good 1 hour 40 mins set that got everyone up and dancing . 
3672 Dead Men Walking feat Glen Matlock + Pete Wylie + Mike Peters + Kirk Brandon Civic Hall , Guildford , Surrey  11.11.2001 9,5 the songs are still the same but they are really top quality classics that I just never get tired of hearing live. 
3673 Dead Men Walking feat Glen Matlock + Pete Wylie + Mike Peters + Kirk Brandon Town Hall , Reading , Berks  12.11.2001 9,5 lovely old venue with great acoustics . Glen sings Pistols , Rich Kids and solo material , Mike Peters does Alarm and solo material , Pete Wylie does some Mighty Wah stuff and Kirk Brandon does Spear Of Destiny , all really good. 
3668 Sting BBC Radio Theatre , London W1 05.11.2001 9,75 invite only show for Radio 2 .This great venue only seats 400 people . Sting and his great band did a superb 75 mins set of Police and solo hits. 
3669 Dead Men Walking feat Glen Matlock + Pete Wylie + Mike Peters + Kirk Brandon The Swan , High Wycombe  06.11.2001 9,5 The same set as the show 3 days ago but it was still a brilliant evening . Rich Kids Ghosts Of Princes was my fave track tonight . 
3667 Dead Men Walking feat Glen Matlock + Pete Wylie + Mike Peters + Kirk Brandon The Stables , Milton Keynes 03.11.2001 9,5 they did 2 sets of 45 mins and 50 mins in this lovely seated venue . They each play about 4 or 5 songs each from their own collection of songs and end with a superb Pistols Pretty Vacant and Alarm 68 Guns Really good . 
3666 Neil Sedaka Royal Festival Hall , London 02.11.2001 just Neil and his piano doing 2 sets of 50 mins each with some great songs. 
3663 Errol Brown + Oliver Darley Royal Festival Hall , London 29.10.2001 9,25 support did an ok 30 mins covers set . Errol is still a winner with the ladies . Smooth pop soul 85 mins set with lots of those great 1970s hit singles. 
3664 Soft Cell  Brixton Academy , London 31.10.2001 Soft Cell did a 90 mins set of new material and older classics .Started slow but got better and better. 
3665 Nancy Griffith And The Blue Moon Orchestra Royal Albert Hall , London 01.11.2001 1 hour 40 mins set of country folk . lots of great stories between songs . tight band and it was enjoyable. 
3662 Dressed To Kill ( KISS Tribute ) Cartoon Club , Croydon, Surrey  26.10.2001 9,75 What an amazing show this was . This was the best gig I had ever seen by ANY tribute band . Stunning 1 hour 45 mins set with full KISS costumes, fireworks , explosions ,firebreathing and best of all loads of classic KISS tunes . Well worth the 2 houe trek each way to get to this venue from West London . 
3659 Air Royal Albert Hall , London 19.10.2001 8,5 One of the coolest bands ever to come out of France .Their 90 mins set of soft dance music was ok but only got good with the 3 hit singles encore. 
3660 Feeder Water Rats ,Kings Cross,London 22.10.2001 9,25 invite only secret club show . 50 mins set full of brilliant rockin tunes. last month they were voted best UK live rock act by Kerrang mag. 
3661 Corrs  Royal Albert Hall , London 25.10.2001 9,25 show for Princes Trust with Prince Charles up in the Royal box .All the girls in the band look great as usual . Pleasing 95 mins of Irish folk,pop,rock. 
3658 Brian Setzer 68 Special  Shepherds Bush Empire ,London 18.10.2001 9,5 Stray Cat singer still looks so cool as a 1950s rocker . Loads of Stray Cats classics in this great 85 mins set. 
3655 Saxon Mean Fiddler LA2 , London  13.10.2001 a 1 hour 45 mins set . They look a bit dated but they did a really good set of old and new material. 
3656 Lulu + Marc Almond + Graham Norton + Julian Clary + others Royal Albert Hall , London 14.10.2001 8,5 Stonewall Equality Show . About 15 acts in all but my faves were Lulu and Marc Almond who both did a few songs each. 
3654 Spiritualized Hammersmith Apollo , London 11.10.2001 13 band members on stage for the first of their 2 shows at Hammersmith . trendy and critically loved but I thought their 2 hour show was the most boring event I have seen for months. 
3657 Baaba Maal Royal Festival Hall , London 16.10.2001 8,5 Fantastic colourful costumes and lots of dancing to the african beats . 2 hours 15 mins set. 
3653 New Order  Brixton Academy , London 10.10.2001 9,5 First of 3 sell out Brixton shows . Fantastic 90 mins set feat lots of New Order classics , a couple of newies and a few stunning Joy Division songs . Hooky is still a mega bass player. 
3651 Saw Doctors  O Neills Pub , Soho , London 04.10.2001 invite only megabash to celebrate the opening of this new super pub with free drinks and food all night . Saw Doctors did 2 sets of an hour each and everyone jigged along happily. 
3652 Oasis  Shepherds Bush Empire, London 07.10.2001 9,5 First of 2 London small venue shows as part of the 10 Years Of Noise And Confusion Tour .The only way to get tickets was to camp out for them but luckily I got to review it for local paper and got a guest ticket .Fantastic atmosphere for the 1 hour 50 mins set . Avoiding a greatest hits set they played a few lesser known songs and tonight Paul Weller came on for a stunning Champagne Supernova . 
3649 Roxy Music Hammersmith Apollo , London 02.10.2001 9,75 this show was filmed for xmas DVD and was better than yesterdays with everyone up and dancing for the cameras .I reviewed the show for the local paper and met the band at the aftershow but Bryan was not there. 
3650 Micheal McDonald  Royal Albert Hall , London 03.10.2001 8,5 pleasant 1 hour 45 mins set but some of the new album was pretty boring but the old classics were great and it was nice to see Petula Clark come on and sing 2 songs for the encore. 
3647 LA Guns Camden Underworld , London 25.09.2001 First UK shows for 10 years .Yet another 1980s rock band to reform . Singer Phil Lewis still looks the part . Good solid live 85 mins set. 
3648 Roxy Music Hammersmith Apollo , London 01.10.2001 9,5 these were last shows of world tour . great 1 hour 45 mins set similar to Wembley but this was a better venue. 
3645 Lamont Dozier And Friends Roachford + Mis-Teeq + Damage + Jmelia  Royal Festival Hall , London 22.09.2001 he was co writer of over 50 Motown hits so we had a few acts doing covers with Mis-Teeq doing a great Supremes 3 song tribute which was my fave. 
3646 Gary Numan Shepherds Bush Empire, London 23.09.2001 still has all those great loyal fans . 90 mins set that started off with the newer goth metal stuff before the last 30 mins had a few of the old hits. 
3644 Chelsea + Alternative TV + Emergency  100 Club , London 20.09.2001 9,5 still trying to figure out why glamour model Jo Guest has been here all 3 nights yet I never see her at any other gigs .She looks lovely though . a couple of bands pulled out tonight but Chelsea did an extended hour set with a few punk covers at the end. 
3641 Residents Royal Festival Hall , London 14.09.2001 arty san fransisco combo with mad video displays and odd head gear but nothing that exciting song wise for me. 
3642 One Way System + Warriors + Only Alternative + Argy Bargy 100 Club , London 18.09.2001 7,5 3 day punk festival at The 100 Club to celebrate 25 years since the original 2 day punk festival in Sept 1976 . sadly headliners UK Subs and Menace pulled out so tonight was not much. 
3643 999 + The Troggs + Spizz Energi + Tenpole Tudor + TV Smith 100 Club , London  19.09.2001 9,5 this is more like it with 5 name bands doing good sets .The Troggs went down really well and 999 did a really good set of catchy punk rock. 
3638 Bangles  Shepherds Bush Empire ,London 06.09.2001 reunited again after splitting up a few years ago . Still one of the best all girl bands who can actually play live . some great songs in the 90 mins set. 
3639 Crazy Jay And The Part Timers  Ace Caf? , Park Royal , London 07.09.2001 opening party to celebrate this bikers caf? reopening on the original site . really good hour set from the 1960s themed rock n roll band. 
3640 Stereophonics Scala , Kings Cross , London 11.09.2001 short 55 mins greatest hits set . the band did not appear to be totally into it tonight as this was the day the planes flew into world trade twin towers. 
3637 Papa Roach + Therapy + Feeder + Embrace + Elbow + Gay Dad  Brixton Academy , London 05.09.2001 9,25 freebie gig for japanese tv programme . most played short sets under 30 mins . Gay Dad did a good indie rock set . Elbow and Therapy were boring . Feeder are always good live . Papa Roach did a full on 50 mins set that really rocked out. 
3635 Steps + Bond + Swing Out Sister  Brixton Academy , London 03.09.2001 freebie gig for japanese tv programme . they all did short 25 mins sets but all the backing was taped and only the vocals were acually live on the night. 
3636 Ocean Colour Scene + Faithless + Paul Weller + Alabama 3 + Shea Segar + Gene Brixton Academy , London 04.09.2001 9,25 freebie gig for japanese tv programme . each band did 20 to 30 mins set but they all played live .Gene were boring . Paul Weller and Alabama 3 did good sets . Faithless did a great set .OCS did a perfect 30 mins greatest hits set. 
3633 Eminem + Marilyn Manson + Queens Of The Stone Age + Cult + Papa Roach + Fear Factory + Seafood + System Of A Down Reading Festival , Berks 26.08.2001 9,75 Eminem was really good but used too many video clips .Marilyn Manson did his mega full theatrical stage production Nice to see The Cult back again with some great rock songs .Some of the supports were too thrashy for me. 
3634 Cult Brixton Academy , London 27.08.2001 9,5 They did a full 90 mins set that totally rocked out . Loads of old classics and we got into the aftershow party as well. 
3630 D12 with Eminem  Astoria , London 23.08.2001 9,25 D12 played for 50 mins and Eminem was on stage for 40 mins of it . Really good shouty hip hup show. 
3631 Travis + Green Day + PJ Harvey + Iggy Pop + Eels + Run DMC + The Strokes + The Donnas + The Parkinsons  Reading Festival , Berks  24.08.2001 9,75 Iggy Pop was the best act today . He did a wild show with mega songs . Parkinsons are the bastard sons of Iggy The Strokes were moved to the big stage and were just out of their depth . Eels were very boring this afternoon. 
3632 Manic Street Preachers + Fun Loving Criminals + Supergrass + Feeder + Rancid + Dropkick Murphys + Dirty Harry  Reading Festival , Berks 25.08.2001 9,75 All the support bands did really good sets . The Manics did a great set . Supergrass were full of hit singles . FLC playing ""Scooby Snacks"" always makes the crowd go mental . Feeder are always good live . 
3627 Achtung Baby ( U2 Tribute ) Swan Pub , Stockwell, London 17.08.2001 they did a really good 90 mins of U2 anthems that acted as a neat warm up for the real thing tomorrow night. 
3628 U2 Earls Court Arena , London 18.08.2001 10 the first of four U2 shows at Earls Court Arena that were a real hot ticket . I reviewed it for the local paper . sadly I did not get into the heart area at the front of the stage but it was still an awesome show .So many high points but Bonos voice and Edge guitar still sends a shiver down my spine .Mega. 
3629 Amen  Camden Underworld , London 21.08.2001 9,25 fast and messy 60 mins rock set that was really good . Casey Choas still keeping it real. 
3624 Pulp + Alabama 3  Guildford Festival , Surrey 03.08.2001 9,5 Alabama 3 did a super 50 mins set . Pulp did a great 80 mins set of old and new material . Jarvis is our leader. 
3625 James + Cast + Saw Doctors + Chumbawumba + Chameleons + Bjorn Again Guildford Festival , Surrey 04.08.2001 9,5 all the support bands did enjoyable sets but James did a superb 85 mins set of big indie rock anthems. 
3626 Dead Men Walking + Roland Gift + The Blockheads + Eddie And The Hot Rods + Mull Historial Society Guildford Festival , Surrey  05.08.2001 9,5 Eddie And The Hot Rods did a great 45 mins set with a fab Do Anything You Wanna Do Roland Gift did his first live show for ages .Dead Men Walking did a non stop 70 mins set of top tunes. 
3621 53rd and 3rd ( Ramones Tribute) Goldsmith Tavern , London SE New Cross  28.07.2001 8,5 midnight show start they did a messy 40 mins set of Ramones songs that was great fun. 
3622 Stereo MCs Sound , London WC1  30.07.2001 9,25 invite only show for XFM radio. superb sound quality for this 70 mins set with full on funky rock beats. 
3623 Tom Robinson Band  Olympia Beer Festival , London 01.08.2001 9,25 2 sets lasting 1 hour 45 mins with Tom selling loads of his own cds during the interval .Loads of old and new songs played along with great stage banter. 
3618 Patti Smith Band  Ocean , Hackney , London 23.07.2001 no support . 2 hour show . she may be age 54 but there is still plenty of punk rock spirit in there . the first hour was pretty average but the second hour was vintage material. 
3619 Tom Jones + Supersister  Hyde Park Arena , London 26.07.2001 9,5 support did a 6 song set of pop girlie tosh .1 hour 50 mins set from this total showman .Great voice and great tunes. 
3620 Sting + Jeff Beck  Hyde Park Arena , London 28.07.2001 9,5 7pm show start Jeff Beck is a great guitar player but its all instrumentals . last shows of 18 month Sting world tour. Sting and his great backing band did a really good 1 hour 50 mins set. 
3615 Black Crowes Brixton Academy , London 20.07.2001 9,25 They they a 2 hours 10 mins set of great and very average retro rock Great atmosphere and Noel Gallagher came on for the last two songs . Got some free drinks at the party after. 
3616 Run DMC + Mis-teeq + Phi Lite Cypher  Finsbury Park , London Anti Racism Festival  21.07.2001 Phi Lite Cypher did a great 30 mins set of UK hip hop . Mis-teeq did a mega 15 mins as their backing tapes failed they had to sing their 3 songs acapella which was just magical . Run DMC did a great 45 mins of old skool hip hop. 
3617 Status Quo + Beach Boys  Hyde Park Arena , London 22.07.2001 9,5 a great double bill out in the sunshine . Beach Boys did a really good 75 mins set of their pop classics .Everyone just had a really great time headbanging to Quo as they played a mainly 90 mins greatest hits set . Lovely evening. 
3613 Suzi Quatro  Roadhouse,Cov Garden,London 14.07.2001 9,25 Suzi still looks so great and she did a superb 70 mins set feat all her big hits. 
3614 Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros  HMV, Oxford Street , London 16.07.2001 9,25 invite only gig to launch their 2nd album Global A Go Go which Joe kindly signed for me after they did their set . They did a 40 mins 8 songs all from the new album that sounded really good . 
3612 Madonna  Earls Court Arena , London 09.07.2001 9,75 The songs she played came mainly from last 3 albums and I think a lot of the crowd wanted more of the old hits but thatís Madonna for you I suppose . First night I was halfway back but I was very near to the stage tonight . Madonna really worked hard tonight. 
3610 Madonna Earls Court Arena , London 04.07.2001 9,5 opening night of Madonna 6 nights . no support . 1 hour 45 mins set . Madonna has 20 dancers , 6 costume changes and a huge stage production with ticket prices to match. 
3611 BB King  Royal Albert Hall , London 05.07.2001 8,5 BB King is now 74 years old and still playing some cool blues guitar. 
3609 David Byrne Kentish Town Forum , London 01.07.2001 8,5 1 hour 45 mins set that should have been a lot better .Only 2 Talking Heads songs and new material did not stand out and finished with a bizarre encore of I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston . 
3607 Elvis Costello Royal Festival Hall , London 26.06.2001 3 sets lasting a total of over 2 hours . 1.solo with Steve Nieve 2.with Brodsky Quartet . 3.then with The Attractions . started a bit slow but got better. 
3608 Lieber And Stoller Tribute show featuring Tom Jones+ Ben E King +Dave Gilmour + Bob Geldof + Leo Sayer + Paul Carrack + Steve Harley + Heather Small + Jimmy Tarbuck + Elkie Brooks Hammersmith Apollo , London 29.06.2001 9,25 they wrote a lot of famous tunes inc lots of Elvis Presley hit singles so the guests did covers of their songs . really entertaining show and we had free drinks at the aftershow party. 
3606 Dead Men Walking feat Glen Matlock ( Sex Pistols ) + Mike Peters ( The Alarm) + Pete Wylie (Mighty Wah) + Kirk Brandon ( Spear Of Destiny ) Camden Dingwalls , London 25.06.2001 9,5 first time I saw this really interesting supergroup. 1 hour 50 mins acoustic set with each singing about 5 each of own songs with a great Pretty Vacant reviewed it for 
3603 Dave Gilmour + Sparklehorse Royal Festival Hall , London 22.06.2001 First solo show for 15 years .sold out . support did a good 40 mins set . The Floyd fans loved this 80 mins show as he played Crazy Diamond and Wish You Were Here 
3604 Roxy Music Wembley Arena , London 23.06.2001 9,75 First gigs as Roxy Music for 15 years . Got into the aftershow tonight ,met all the band , free drinks etc .superb. 
3605 Roxy Music Wembley Arena , London 24.06.2001 9,5 last of 3 Roxy Wembley Arena shows . Fantastic 1 hour 40 mins set each night with loads of early classic Roxy songs . Chris Spedding was on lead guitar. 
3602 Neil Young And Crazy Horse + Waterboys + Gary Moore + Starsailor  Finsbury Park , London 16.06.2001 9,5 We had free alchohol all day from The Ballygowan tent which was fun . Starsailor did a good 40 mins set in non stop pouring rain .Gary Moore is still a great guitar player .Waterboys did a good irish tinged 60 mins set . Neil Young did a 2 hours 15 mins set of acoustic and electric songs . Loads of cool guitar distortion. 
3600 Rocket From The Crypt Electric Ballroom , London 14.06.2001 9,25 They are a real rockin live band . 75 mins of high tempo rock n roll . the singer is a great front man. 
3601 Judas Priest Astoria , London 15.06.2001 9,25 new singer used to be in a Judas Priest tribute band so he did sound like him and it was great to hear lots of old JD rockers in the 1 hour 40 mins set. 
3599 Eagles Earls Court Arena , London 13.06.2001 9,25 last of 4 Eagles shows at Earls Court . ticket prices were steep for these gigs. they played 2 sets lasting a total of 2 hours 40 mins of great songs . band includes Don Henley ,Glen Fry and Joe Walsh (he did 2 of his own Rocky Mountain Way + Lifes Been Good which were superb) Great harmonies and they sound fab. 
3597 Anatasia  Shepherds Bush Empire,London 10.06.2001 9,25 sold out show .only on stage for 75 mins but she loves the stage and has a great voice . Played tracks from her big selling album and 3 cover versions. 
3598 Matchbox 20  Hammersmith Apollo, London 12.06.2001 nothing special 90 mins set .Hard Rock Caf? event. We all went to the big aftershow party with free drinks for 300. 
3596 Radiohead, Later With Jools Holland BBC 2 TV Special  BBC Studios , London W12  09.06.2001 9,75 this gig was so much better than the recent Royal Festival Hall show . for the tv it was an hour special but the band actually played for 1 hour 40 mins and they really treated it like a big gig . We also went to the aftershow party. 
3594 Limp Bizkit Wembley Arena , London 07.06.2001 9,25 full blown rock show production with lasers , fireworks , fire cannons and the loudest explosive bangs I have heard for ages . The floor was a huge moshpit for the first 50 yards and quite a sight . Fred Durst milked the crowd a bit too much but overall a really good gig. 
3595 AC/DC + Offspring + Queens Of The Stone Age  The Bowl , Milton Keynes 08.06.2001 10 only UK show this year . QOTSA did a 45 mins set that had a couple of good tunes but they did too much guitar twaddle . Offspring did a good 65 mins set that started slowly but got much better . AC/DC as always did a 2 hour set of great fiff laden rock anthems with a great stage show  
3593 Mark Knopfler  Royal Albert Hall , London 05.06.2001 9,25 His band were superb and he played loads of Dire Straits classics. 
3592 Mark Knopfler  Royal Albert Hall , London 04.06.2001 9,25 2nd of 3 sold out MK shows at RAH . Mark and band did 2 hours 10 mins. 
3590 Motorhead + Backyard Babies  Kentish Town Forum , London 25.05.2001 9,5 They played Sex Pistols GSTQ and my fave the mega Killed By Death Support did a good 30 mins set . 
3591 Black Sabbath + Slipknot + Tool + Disturbed + Amen + Mudvayne OZZFEST 2001  The Bowl , Milton Keynes  26.05.2001 9,75 lovely sunny day for this big rock event . around 50,000 must have been here . Black Sabbath did a superb 90 mins set of all their classic tunes . All supports did good sets but today belonged to Black Sabbath. 
3589 Motorhead  Kentish Town Forum , London 23.05.2001 9,5 totally rocking 90 mins set from Lemmy and the gang . The real deal. 
3587 Mark B and Blade Virgin Megastore , London W1  21.05.2001 8,5 enjoyable 40 mins set from these UK hip hop newcomers. 
3588 Echo And The Bunnymen Shepherds Bush Empire,London 22.05.2001 Macca is still so cool . 90 mins set of 1980s classics and tracks off their new album. 
3585 Alice Cooper + Dio  Wembley Arena , London 18.05.2001 9,5 mega classic rock double bill . Dio did a really good hour set . Alice Cooper did a great 1 hour 50 mins show full of fun and theatre. 
3586 Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel  Shepherds Bush Empire,London 20.05.2001 no support . 2 hour show . a great mix of old and new songs with some nice story telling between tunes. 
3581 Cliff Richard  Royal Albert Hall , London 13.05.2001 9,25 this was the 2nd of 12 Cliff Richard shows at The Royal Albert Hall. 
3582 James + Nelly Furtado + Buju Banton + Matthew Jay Later With Jools Holland BBC 2 TV Show BBC Studios , London W12 15.05.2001 James did 3 really good songs . Nelly Furtados new single is superb. As usual a great mix of bands. 
3583 Cliff Richard Royal Albert Hall , London 16.05.2001 9,25 Each night he did 2 sets lasting a total of 2 hours 15 mins .Lots of good songs and he looks great for his age /60/ 
3584 Deacon Blue Royal Albert Hall , London 17.05.2001 reformed for a sell out RAH show as part of their first UK tour for a few years. The crowd loved the 1 hour 50 mins set esp the few really big hit singles. 
3579 Manic Street Preachers + Nick Cave + Neil Finn + Shaggy + Sunshine Anderson + Spek . Later With Jools Holland BBC 2 TV BBC Studios , London W12 08.05.2001 9,25 Manics did 4 great songs . Spek single is just superb . Met everyone in hospitality room after. 
3580 Lionel Richie  Wembley Arena , London 09.05.2001 9,75 Both Lionel shows I had great seats down the front .2 hours 15 mins set each night .All the oldies played. 
3578 Lionel Richie Wembley Arena , London 07.05.2001 9,75 Lionel Richie returns to London and he is simple mega .So many classic songs and you can hear every word sung. 
3574 Ash Virgin Megastore , London W1  22.04.2001 8,5 invite only gig for Ash new cd release . 40 mins set full of great tunes . record store gigs are never as good as proper gigs in a proper venue. 
3575 Tom Tom Club Electric Ballroom , London 23.04.2001 9,25 only UK show and their first show here for over 10 years . 90 mins set of lively , funky pop that got everyone moving with great versions of Wordy, Genius Of Love,Take Me To The River 
3576 R.E.M .+ The Corrs + Atomic Kitten + Labi Siffre + Dave Stewart +Ladysmith Black Mambazo + Beverley Knight + Hugh Masakela + speech by Nelson Mandela  Trafalgar Square , London 29.04.2001 9,25 invite only show for 17,000 to celebrate South Africa Day.A cold and rainy day. Each act did 1 to 3 songs apart from REM who did a good 6 song 30 mins set but highlight of the day for me was Labi Siffre singing Something Inside So Strong which was just stunning . 
3577 Paul Carrack 50th Birthday Show with friends Nick Lowe +Barry McGuigan + Chris Difford + Glen Tilbrook + BA Robertson + Rod Argent . Royal Albert Hall , London 04.05.2001 nice to have your birthday party at The Royal Albert Hall I must say . 2 hours 15 mins set of his solo material mixed in with duets from his friends/bands inc 3 Squeeze hits , 4 Mike And The Mechanics hits and finally How Long 
3573 Five + Hearsay + A1 Ocean , Hackney , London 21.04.2001 I won some tickets (honest) for this via Time Out mag so brought the kids.Five did an ok 50 mins set . Hearsay did an ok 20 mins set A1 did a dreadful 30 mins set. 
3571 The Blockheads with Suggs and Robbie Williams + Starsailor +Goldfrapp + Stereo MCs + Blind Boys Of Alabama Later With Jools Holland TV Show . BBC Studios , London W12  18.04.2001 each band did 2 or 3 songs for this great mix of musical styles . Best song played was Starsailor Good Souls 
3572 Van Morrison + Chris Farlowe . Royal Albert Hall , London 19.04.2001 1st of 3 Van shows at Royal Albert Hall. support did a good set . Van did a 90 mins set with all his best songs played. 
3569 Livewire ( AC/DC Tribute ) Spotted Dog , Willesden, London 12.04.2001 9,25 really loud and they look and sound great .Fantastic 1 hour 45 mins set feat loads of early Bon Scott songs that the real AC/DC have not played for 20 years. 
3570 Television Shepherds Bush Empire,London 15.04.2001 1 hour 40 mins of pure New York cool . Marquee Moon songs still get the big cheers of the night. 
3566 Bootleg Beatles + Counterfeit Stones + Fabba + Tribute To Elvis+DJ Tony Blackburn . Royal Albert Hall , London 05.04.2001 all this tribute acts did a 40 mins set each but I would say the best tonight was The Counterfeit Stones. 
3567 Badly Drawn Boy  Royal Albert Hall , London 06.04.2001 9,25 voted NME fave solo artist .he played for an amazing 3 hours . loads of amusing stories between songs big gig for BDB but a total success. 
3562 Soft Cell + Add N To X Ocean , Hackney , London 15.03.2001 9,25 first ever show at this new venue . this was an invite only show the day before the 2 official Soft Cell shows at this venue in East London . Tonight was an hour set which was a bit shorter than the official shows . Bedsitter + Tainted Love + Say Hello were all played tonight .Free drinks during and after the show for all. 
3568 Black Crowes Scala , Kings Cross , London 09.04.2001 invite only secret secret club show . an hour set of mainly new material . neat video footage displaying all the mag front covers they have had and sales of 18m + albums. Noel Gallagher came on for 1 song. 
3563 Dee Dee Ramone Garage , London 16.03.2001 great to hear so many classic Ramones tunes again even though Dee Dee is not much of a singer and the set was a messy stop start 65 mins. 
3564 Kylie Minogue + Dimestars Hammersmith Apollo , London 17.03.2001 9,75 1st of a 6 night run for Kylie at Apollo . Reviewed this show for the local paper . Kylie as always looked amazing. 
3565 Kylie Minogue + Dimestars Hammersmith Apollo , London 18.03.2001 9,75 A stunning huge production with loads of costume changes and 8 dancers . This 1 hour 45 mins set really was a total visual treat.Lots of great tunes. 
3561 B.C. Sweet + Usual Suspects Standard Pub , London E17 10.03.2001 9,25 They did a really good 55 mins set of Sweet classics then we stuck into the glam rock disco after. 
3560 Shed 7  Astoria , London  03.03.2001 8,5 1pm show for Japanese TV . they did a good 60 mins set that had a few hit singles in there. 
3559 Paul Rodgers Hammersmith Apollo , London 25.02.2001 He did a 80 mins set that started off a bit slow then it kicked in with classics like All Right Now and Cant Get Enough 
3556 Joe Jackson Royal Festival Hall , London 17.02.2001 great to see him playing live again . 2 sets lasting 2 hours in total . he played a lot of the old songs but they had more of a jazz feel to them with some violins and percussion too. 
3558 Trextasy Standard Pub, London E17 24.02.2001 9,5 Fantastic 85 mins set of Bolan tracks . Lovely atmosphere and a great night. 
3557 Ocean Colour Scene 100 Club , London 20.02.2001 low key show for Virgin Radio . 65 mins set that had far too much boring new material in it. 
3551 Eric Clapton Royal Albert Hall , London  06.02.2001 9,25 The first night for me was the best of the four as that was the best seat I had. 
3552 Eric Clapton Royal Albert Hall , London  09.02.2001 9,25 the other 3 shows I was in the gallery which is not very nice to watch bands. 
3553 Eric Clapton Royal Albert Hall , London  10.02.2001 9,25 he played a 2 hours 10 mins set in 3 stages. 1.Eric playing acoustic guitar. 2. New material with The Impressions. 3.Eric on electric guitar playing all his best known tunes inc Layla  
3555 PJ Harvey Shepherds Bush Empire,London 13.02.2001 totally sold out show .90 mins set . some good songs there but I just expected something better. 
3554 Jools Holland Band + Gabrielle + Mike And The Mechanics +Damon Hill Band + Five + Spandau + Chris Rea Royal Albert Hall , London 12.02.2001 Grand Prix Party billed as cars and guitars .Show lasted 2 hours 20 mins and each act did 1,2 or 3 songs . Really enjoyable mixed music event . 
3549 Andy Williams  Royal Festival Hall , London 01.02.2001 His first UK tour for 20 years by this now 72 year old crooner .Really enjoyable 90 mins show plus some great film clips and so many great songs from the 1950s,60s,70s 
3550 Eric Clapton Royal Albert Hall , London  04.02.2001 9,5 Eric did 6 sold out Royal Albert Hall shows this time around. 
3546 Iron Maiden + Dirty Deeds Shepherds Bush Empire,London 07.01.2001 9,75 Maiden did a brilliant 2 hour set of old classics and new songs and it was great to see them in a venue even smaller than their great Hammy Odeon shows of a decade or so ago. 
3547 Marilyn Manson + Disturbed Docklands Arena , London 24.01.2001 9,5 support did a good 45 mins set . M.Manson did an 85 mins set that was his full american stage show with a band that really rocked. 
3548 David Johansen And The Harry Smiths + Glen Matlock Garage , London 27.01.2001 9,5 great punk legends double bill with a New York Doll and a Sex Pistol . This was David Johansens first UK gig for 18 years .Glen Matlock did a really good 30 mins acoustic set . David Johansen did a great white boy blues 1 hour 45 mins set that was really cool and he still looks great and he finished off with 3 New York Dolls classics as well. 
3545 Iron Maiden + Dirty Deeds Shepherds Bush Empire,London 06.01.2001 9,75 warm up shows for south american shows next week inc Rock In Rio . both shows sold out in one day.