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Paul Weller At The Belsonic Festival In Belfast - Set List, Vids & Pics!

Photos Courtesy Of Gary Davies! Cheers!!!

Set List Courtesy Of Pete!
Video Via Spud1983!

Paul Weller Interview From The Guardian!

Paul Weller: 'You've got to be willing to upset people'
From The Guardian
By: Dave Simpson

It was the 2007 Glastonbury festival, and Paul Weller was pondering three decades of success. He felt restless, dissatisfied with much of his output in the first decade of the new century. He was still touring his album of two years earlier, As Is Now, which he liked but which hadn't found the wide audience he wanted. For the first time since Polydor refused to release the Style Council's house music album in 1989, Weller questioned his own relevance. Where once people had hailed his guitar classicism as the inspiration behind Britpop, they now called his music "Dadrock". He was nearly 50. Worse, he hadn't written a song in two years.

"I felt creatively empty," he says. "I realised I couldn't take the 'Weller sound' or whatever you wanna call it any further." Nor was he happy with the traditional cliche of the musician with the dw…

Paul Weller's V Festival Set Lists!

Saturday 21st August - Chelmsford Richard Branson Introduction Moonshine From The Floorboards Up Wake Up The Nation That's Entertainment No Tears To Cry The Changingman Up The Dosage Aim High Shout To The Top Trees You Do Something To Me Pieces Of A Dream Wild Wood Fast Car/Slow Traffic STaRt! Art School Whirlpool's End

Sunday 22nd August - Weston Park Staffordshire Moonshine From The Floorboards Up Wake Up The Nation Porcelain Gods Town Called Malice Sea Spray No Tears To Cry Aim High Trees You Do Something To Me Pieces Of A Dream Broken Stones Fast Car/Slow Traffic Art School Come On, Let's Go

Paul Weller's Band Mate Andy Crofts & The Moons Play London, 1st Sept!

Paul Weller Adds Another Concert In Australia!


Due to demand from his fans down under, Paul has announced a second show in Perth this autumn.

Paul nows plays the Freemantle Arts Centre on Thursday October 14th in addition to his previously confirmed show at the venue the following day.

A pre-sale for October 14th tickets takes place from noon (AEST) on Wednesday August 25th until 5pm on Thursday August 26th.

Tickets then go on general sale from 9am on Friday August 26th.

Paul Weller Interview & Live Audio From The V Festival!

Paul Weller To Appear On Janice Long Show - Monday, 30th August!


A date for your diaries - on Monday 30th August Paul will be doing an exclusive Janice Long radio session.

The two hour show will feature live acoustic tracks specially recorded at Paul's Black Barn Studio and an in-depth interview.

Make sure to tune in - it all kicks off at midnight on BBC Radio 2.

Click here to visit Janice Long's BBC website for more information.

Paul Weller's Full Set At The V Festival Will Be LIVE On Absolute Radio!

For the first time ever, Absolute Radio will be bringing you live, uninterrupted sets direct from the main V Stage on our new station, Absolute Radio extra, available on DAB and online this Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 21 August - 6:30pm to 10pm - Full, uninterrupted sets from the V Stage:
6:30pm - Editors
7:25pm - Stereophonics
8:50pm - Paul Weller

Sunday 22 August - 4:50pm to 11pm - More sets from the V stage:
4:50pm - Paolo Nutini
5:50pm - Madness
7:00pm - Kings of Leon
8:15pm - The Kooks
9:20pm - Kasabian

Absolute Radio extra is a new station from Absolute Radio, bringing you extra music, extra football and extra comedy. Tune to it on DAB nationwide or online.

You can also hear highlights from Virgin Media’s V Festival between 8pm and 11pm on Sunday on Absolute Radio.

Paul Weller Drummer Steve Pilgrim To Perform At Charity Gig!

Thursday 19th August At The Deaf Institute Cafe Bar & Music Hall, Manchester
Le Tower to Tower Fundraising Show
Steve Pilgrim
Finelines / The Rubys / Sleazy McGuires / Finchley

£7.50 ::: 7pm - 12am ::: Music Hall

Enjoy a fab night of music and mayhem at this fundraising gig for Fanconi Hope and NSPCC, and help send the Le Tower to Tower guys (and gal) off on their big bike ride to Paris in style!

Tickets are available online at and also from one of the tower to tower crew

Find out more at

Paul Weller's "Fast Car / Slow Traffic" Numbered White Vinyl Pre-Order!

Paul Weller
Fast Car / Slow Traffic [Numbered White Vinyl] We're proud to announce that the next single from the Mercury Music Prize nominated album 'Wake Up The Nation' is the double a-side 'Fast Car/Slow Traffic'.

'Fast Car/Slow Traffic' reunites Paul with Jam bassist Bruce Foxton for the first time on a record since 1983.

"It's a real London tune. It's pretty full on. It was really interesting to hear Bruce playing on it. You can instantly tell it's him." Says Paul of the track.

A - Fast Car, Slow Traffic
B - Fast Car, Slow Traffic (Primal Scream Remix)


Paul Weller Interview With The Bournemouth Daily Echo!

Paul Weller talks about being at the cutting edge of British music.
9:30am Sunday 1st August 2010
By: Nick Churchill
From: The Daily Echo

WE live in funny times. Of course it’s only right and proper for the young to hold dominion over pop music, but what happens when some of the most challenging, affecting and downright edgy music of the moment is being made by people in their 50s?

Paul Weller has been a fixture on our musical landscape since the late-1970s, first with The Jam, then the much maligned Style Council and, since 1990, as a solo artist.
The beauty of music is that you can never say you’ve learnt everything. You’ll go to your deathbed still not knowing what else is out there...

He’s never shied from his influences – The Beatles, Small Faces, vintage soul and funk; he even turned in an album of house music in 1989. It cost him his record deal.

In the mid-1990s he was labelled The Modfather, the godfather of Britpop, but by the end of the decade he was being unfairly dismisse…

Classic Article - "Paul Weller's 12 MUST HAVE albums!"

This ran in the US magazine, "Entertainment Weekly" in 2005.

Paul Weller's 12 MUST HAVE Albums!

1 THE ZOMBIES Odessey & Oracle 1968 (Rhino) ''It was completely unheralded at the time. Every track's great. It's very English, with wistful, autumnal melodies on it. In terms of strength of melody, this has definitely been an influence on me.''

2 STEVIE WONDER Innervisions 1973 (Motown) ''This word genius gets thrown around quite a lot these days, but I think he's worthy of that accolade. He was in full flight around this time.''

3 MARVIN GAYE What's Going On 1971 (Motown) ''I probably heard this at the end of the '70s or early '80s, but it was a real revelation. Marvin is one of my all-time favorite singers.''

4 JOHN COLTRANE A Love Supreme 1964 (Impulse!) ''It was his prayer, really, and it just has a very spiritual sound. Its greatness inspires me.''

5 ALICE COLTRANE Journey in Satchidana…