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THE WATERBOYS - The Freewheelin' Mike Scott

03. June 2019

THE WATERBOYS - The Freewheelin’ Mike Scott

Waterboys boss Mike Scott is what you call a real type: an indestructible loner, idealist, romantic and do-gooder. One who doesn't care about commercial success, who does everything to be unpredictable. But also one who possesses great entertainer qualities and enjoys a high reputation among his colleagues. Now he presents his 13th band album - and enthuses about Bootlegs, Burg Herzberg and The Clash.

eclipsed No. 167 / 2-2015

09. December 2015

STEVEN WILSON - Frei, that means alone

two years ago Steven Wilson climbed the Prog-Olymp with his solo work "The Raven That Refused To Sing". The active Englishman has received exuberant criticism across the scene. Now he lays with "Hand. Cannot. Erase." A work as ambitious and complex as its predecessor. However, the bar is high. If and how Steven Wilson wants to overcome them and which direction he takes, he tells in a big interview.

GOV'T MULE - Pink Floyd and all the others

THE WATERBOYS - Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' roll

20. January 2015

THE WATERBOYS - Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' roll

"An Appointment With Mr. Yeats", Mike Scott's tribute to the famous Irish poet W. B. Yeats, dates back three years. After a few years of disorientation, the Waterboys found their way back to their folk rock roots. Since then, other artists have recalled the Waterboys: Ellie Goulding covered "How Long Will I Love You". Prince played "The Whole Of The Moon" at a show in London. But where is the journey of the Waterboys, who will perform again in Germany in 2015, heading with their new album?

eclipsed: The last time you had your classic folk rock on it was in 2011. Now you come with a completely different style: Rock'n'Roll and American sounds. What happened, Mike?

Mike Scott: Well, I just wanted to make an album in America. I have a bunch of friends in New York and also a new American booking agent, which made it much easier for me to play shows in the USA since then. Of course I met musicians in the USA. I wanted them on a new album.