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New Live Dates

Paul Weller is to play two live dates in the next couple of months.

The first is the Crisis Consequences Concert at the Roundhouse, along with the likes of Graham Coxon and Dirty Pretty Things.

Tickets are from £45 are can be order online at www.roundhouse.org.uk

The second date is rumoured to be at The Marquee in Cork on the 6th July, with tickets going on sale 7th February at Ticketmaster.ie.

Info On the Next Issue of "All Mod Icon"

Here's a bit of info regarding the next issue of the All Mod Icon Fanzine from Drew Hipson via the Paul Weller Chat Forum.

"Hi, 48 page full colour edition to comemorate Weller reaching half a century scheduled for March. Contents to include interviews with Weller, Steve White, Bruce & Rick, Paolo Hewitt, John Reed, Candie Payne, Gabrielle, Twink, Andy Lewis...more to follow...will keep you updated
Best wishes, Drew"

Weller to Work With Aziz Ibrahim

According to NME.com Paul Weller is to work with ex-Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim on a new LP.

Full report:
Ex-Stone Roses man to play London club night gig

Ex-Stone Roses and Ian Brown band guitarist Aziz Ibrahim will play his debut solo London gig on Saturday night (January 26) at London’s Sin venue.

The gig will be part of the This Feeling club night, which has previously seen a live set from The Enemy.

Oasis’ Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Kasabian are regular visitors to the club night, which features house DJs playing classic indie hits and new music.

Ibrahim will play Ian Brown songs as well as his own material. He is set to work with Paul Weller on a forthcoming album.

Tickets can be bought through the Myspace.com/thisfeelingclub.

"To Clear Up Confusion Surrounding Weller/White..."

Here's a recent quote from Drew Hipson, the creator of the legendary All Mod Icon fanzine.

"Paul has recorded a new album, Steve White only plays on one or two tracks, other musicians were involved, there has been no fall-out between the pair, Steve doesn't know Paul's plans regarding the tour... Just thought that I'd clear this up.

Best wishes, Drew (All Mod Icon)"

Other Blogs Worth a Read!

Just wanted to mention some of the other Weller blogs that are worth taking a look at.

Weller Exclusives Dave's fantastic blog with many gigs to download
The Cornershop of the Man! Yann's great blog with downloads and various Weller news
Paul Weller Videos A fantastic collection of Weller videos and news.

Also, to all the e-mail subscribers, feel free to pop in and have a look on the blog itself from time to time to make the most of the news and to ensure you get the news as quick as possible. We always appreciate feedback! :)

Paul Weller's New Album Released In May?

Just a little snippet of info from the Ocean Colour Scene web site a few days ago hinted at the possible release date for the new Paul Weller Album.

From Chris Cradock:
"Steve (Cradock) will have a diary message for you soon, he has been busy with Paul Weller putting the finishing touches to PW’s album due May."

"A Thousand Things" by Paul Weller

Just in case you don't know about this upcoming book, here's a bit of info. It's quite expensive, but has a few choice limited edition features.

A SIGNED AND NUMBERED
LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND VINYL BOXED SET

A THOUSAND THINGS is the visual history of one of Britain's greatest and most-loved songwriters, a landmark tribute to a true British icon, Paul Weller.

Written by Paul, A THOUSAND THINGS features rare photos from the Weller family archive, fliers, posters, badges and the work of Paul's favourite photographers. Many of these images have never been published before. Paul Weller has personally autographed each book and has contributed an exclusive vinyl recording of previously unreleased tracks especially for this boxed set.

This limited edition of just 2,000 individually numbered copies worldwide will go on sale in 2008. We want to make sure all those who have registered with us are given the first opportunity to secure a copy. As such, for a limited time only, we ar…

A Message From Universal Regarding Releases In '08.

A recent message from Universal Music to John Abnett, the man behind "The Jam 30th Anniversary Petition."

My original petition is now a year old, thanks to all
that have signed. Below is a reply to my e-mail sent
to Universal last week. My guess is that now Weller
has turned full circle and is back at Universal, we
are only going to see his solo work pushed.

"Thanks Jon. No further Jam releases planned this year
– we are looking at a Paul Weller BBC collection
though and see what happens with his new album. More
news to follow…"

No More Whitey?

Paul Weller's drummer, Steve White, has told fans on his website that he won't be on the road with Weller for the foreseeable future.

From whiteydrums.com:

With regards to PW what is the score with the new album? How much have you heard? Is it any good and will you be part of his live band?

"Paul, I believe is well into recording, as regards touring, I don't know what he has up his sleeve, but at this point i am not planning to be on the road in the foreseable future, if it changes i will drop a line in the news page.To be honest
i've got a number of other fairly big commitements looming anyway".

Yep Roc to release "Wild Wood" Deluxe in the USA!

Yep Roc, Paul's US label, is releasing the Deluxe re-issue of Wild Wood. Here's the recent press release noting a February 5, 2008 release date. In addition, you can stream the ENTIRE album by just clicking HERE!

Yep Roc Records to reissue classic Paul Weller album, Wild Wood, on February 5th
December 10, 2007, 12:00 am

"[Wild Wood] made the Modfather, it changed British rock."- Uncut


Yep Roc announces the reissue of Paul Weller's seminal solo album, Wild Wood on Feb. 5, 2008.

Following the success of Yep Roc's release of the career-spanning Weller box set Hit Parade, Yep Roc is again making available the album considered by many critics to be Paul's post-Jam masterpiece. Wild Wood marks a creative rebirth in the career of one of music's most lauded songwriters and innovators, making the album an invaluable archive in the diverse canon of rock 'n' roll.

The 1993 release of Wild Wood single handedly changed Weller's persona. No longer was he…

Paul Weller appears on "The Wire" soundtrack!

Paul Weller's version of I Walk On Gilded Splinters is featured on the soundtrack to one of the finest shows HBO has ever produced called , "The Wire." The show is a gritty drama set in Baltimore, Maryland. The track was featured in the final episode from Season 4.

The Wire: “…and all the pieces matter.” - Five Years Of Music From The Wire' includes all versions of the show’s opening theme song - Tom Waits’ ‘Way Down in the Hole’, as well as versions by The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Neville Brothers, and DoMaJe. The deluxe collection from The Wire also includes several tracks of dialogue from the show. The CD booklet also includes essays by writer George Pelecanos and hip-hop journalist Jeff Chang.
The full track listing for 'The Wire: “…and all the pieces matter.” Music From Five Years Of The Wire' is: 1. “This America, man.” (0:24)
2. WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE - The Blind Boys of Alabama (2:54)
3. “Why would anyone ever wanna leave Baltimore?” (0:21)
4. OH MY G…