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Supremely Groovy New Video And Song From The Moons!

We love The Moons here at PWNews.  Check out the super cool video for their new single, Double Vision Love.

The Moons will be playing a special Christmas show in London this Friday, December 2nd! 
Get your tickets HERE and go help The Moons spread a little Holiday cheer.
The Moons

Pre-Sale Ticket Info For Paul Weller's Roundhouse Concerts In London!

Paul will be previewing his forthcoming album, Sonik Kicks IN FULL with two concerts at the Roundhouse in London on March 18 & 19, 2012. Tickets go on an exclusive pre-sale Wednesday November 23rd at and available in general on Friday the 25th.

"Weller isn’t one to wait 20 years to be invited to perform his ‘classic’ album. He would rather do it here and now, there’s no need for nostalgia to play its part. So SONIK KICKS will be performed in full at The Roundhouse on 18th & 19th March 2012."

Source: &

New Paul Weller Album Titled, "Sonik Kicks" Out 26th March 2012!

Sonik Kicks Released 26th March 2012
Green  The Attic  Kling I Klang  Sleep of The Serene  By The Waters  That Dangerous Age  Study In Blue  Dragonfly  When Your Garden’s Overgrown  Around The Lake  Twilight  Drifters  Paperchase  Be Happy Children
Pre-Order Deluxe CD/DVD At Townsend Records  w/Ltd Edition Print!

Paul Weller Releases "Around The Lake" Digital Single THIS MONDAY!

Paul Weller has a new single listed at that will be available THIS MONDAY, 21 Nov 2011 for download/purchase. The song, "Around The Lake" was previewed heavily on Paul's last tour.

Around The Lake at AmazonUK LINK

A Few Guests On Bruce Foxton's New Album Including...Paul Weller!

AN UNEXPECTED reconciliation with former Jam bandmate Paul Weller has led to a creative rebirth for Bruce Foxton. The bass player with Britain's most successful band of the late 1970s and early 1980s comes to the Hall for Cornwall on Tuesday with From The Jam.

But that group has moved on – no longer just a vehicle for performing the old Jam classics, Bruce, singer/guitarist Russell Hastings and former Big Country/Cult drummer Mark Brzezicki are now playing originals too.

Bruce told me: "Two-thirds of a new album has already been completed at Paul Weller's studio and it will be released next year, probably under the name Foxton, but it will still be the members of From The Jam. We will be playing two or three of the songs among the Jam stuff in Truro – hopefully Jam fans will relate to it, as there is a similar feel, mostly down to Russell's vocals which share a Weller vibe."

"Ray Davies is on one song and it looks as though Steve Cropper will be on another…

Paul Weller Interview With!

PAUL WELLER  In mod we trust
"I swear Noel’s obsessed with me,” says Paul Weller, with a sly smile. “Honestly, he’s always mentioning me in interviews.” He’s responding to the Weller-comments in ShortList’s recent interview with Noel Gallagher. But the former Oasis guitarist isn’t the only rocker you could accuse of having a Modfather fixation. Since he snarled on to the scene with The Jam nearly 35 years ago, he’s cast an impeccably tailored shadow over pop culture as an icon of music, style and singular hairstyles. So it’s no surprise that Liam Gallagher has enlisted him to design his own Pretty Green capsule line. But does this foray into fashion mean the 53-year-old’s quitting music? Not a chance…

You’ve got a new collection on Liam’s label. Does that make him your boss? [Laughs] Yeah, I’m working for Liam. Working for the man. Nah, he hasn’t really been involved, but I showed him the stuff and he likes it. [Pretty Green] made a suit for me last year when I was playing the Ro…

Paul Weller Talks Fashion With GQ!

"Did I want anything from my dad's wardrobe? Only his copies of Playboy." Paul Weller is sitting in the former offices of Hammer Horror on, appropriately, London's Wardour Street, discussing his new range of suits for Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green label. One of the country's best-dressed musicians, Weller has gone from Burton-suited mod revivalist with the Jam in the Seventies to Britpop's founding father in the mid-Nineties, via the Style Council and the gloriously OTT Eighties.

Thankfully his new clothing line is inspired by the late Sixties and early Seventies and includes well-cut three-piece suits which can be worn both in and out of an office. "I wouldn't want to be involved in anything that I wouldn't wear myself," says Weller. "It's been a dream really - I brought reference pictures, graphics, sketches, vintage things I've collected over the years and stuff from my own wardrobe." Here he talks to about sa…

Paul Weller To Play "Crisis" Charity Concert!


On Tuesday December 20th at the Hammersmith Apollo, Paul Weller will join a host of stars from the world of music and comedy to perform at Stand Up and Rock: a music and comedy gig in aid of homelessness charity Crisis. Weller will be performing a full live show while there will also be appearances from Graham Coxon, Tim Minchin, Jo Brand and Ross Noble.

The night will help mark the 40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas and all proceeds will go towards helping the charity continue its life changing services. Since 1972, Crisis has provided vital services for homeless and vulnerably housed people.

Speaking about the show, Weller said: "It'll be good to get on stage for Crisis again. In hard times like these more and more people need their help so I'm happy to support Stand Up and Rock as Crisis at Christmas turns 40."

Tickets for the show go on sale from 10am on Friday (November 4) via and Ticket …

A Street Interview With Andy Lewis!

Check this great little street interview from Paul's bass player
and superb solo artist, Mr. Andy Lewis!

Paul Weller On The Cover Of Q! Special Collector's Edition!

To celebrate 25 years of Q, Weller is this month one of 25 musicians to grace the cover of 25 anniversary collectors issues of the magazine. Inside the issue Paul also discusses the music that most influenced and shaped his career.

The magazine goes on sale on September 27th but you can pre-order the Weller version via from today (September 23rd), while stocks last!

Paul Weller Inspects The New Burberry 2012 Womenswear Line!

Here's a few pics of Paul attending the Burberry Spring/Summer 2012 Womenswear line at Kensington Gardens in London on September 19, 2011.

Official Classic "The Jam" T-Shirt To Be Released In Limited Quantities!

The Jam - Spray T-Shirt 
 The Jam are to release a fantastic new t-shirt of their classic logo at the end of October.   These t-shirts will be done on a limited pressing and sell out very quickly. 
 Order yours now or you will miss out! The t-shirt comes in Small, Medium, Large & X Large. PRE-ORDER HERE!

Paul Weller Recipe In Teenage Cancer Trust's Rockstar Cookbook!

With the exception perhaps of American Pie, gigs rarely rock to the sound of songs about food.

Musicians tend to prefer coffee and cigarettes to a nicely balanced risotto, and so food has become the preserve of novelty records such as music hall’s Boiled Beef And Carrots or more recently, a certain singing chef on South Park. But this month sees a new cookbook that admits something we’ve all been suspecting. After Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi fights through the fans, dives into his blacked-out limo and screeches off – he’s thinking about getting his raw fish onto marinade, rather than seasoning his groupies with a champagne shower.

The Teenage Cancer Trust’s Rock Star Cookbook features over 60 musicians and their recipes (although, strangely, no Bucks Fizz). From Katie Melua to Cliff Richard and Paul Weller, they all have one thing in common – a love of cooking.

Paul Weller loves… the perfect amaretti biscotti: 
(Makes 36) 

400g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
125g butter, soften…

"Slow Time Mondays" : The Legendary Splinters Project Surfaces!

One of the finest fan made projects ever, surfaces at Mixcloud for all the world to hear. A true gem!!!

From Cpt. Stax:
10 yrs ago today, we (at Splinters) were working on the final details for our own version of the 2001 Acoustic Tour album, called "Slow Time Mondays" after Jim Pinkington's suggestion. All the tracks played on that tour not included on the official album, and out 1 month before "Days of Speed"! A successful project involving many members like Karl (archive supremo) Dodger (drawings) Martin (database distribution) me (artwork and tracks consultant) and others. The result was more interesting and "true" than the official live album, even if "just" audience recordings. The (free) distribution started just after the 9/11 tragedy, and I remember myself trying to do the back sleeve artwork at home that sleepless night, watching the news in horror and despair. In the end, almost unconsciously, I made what could be seen as a simple …

Paul Weller In This Month's Q Magazine!

Paul appears in this month's issue of Q magazine with some pics and a short interview announcing that his new LP titiled, "Sonik Kicks" will be released in early 2012. Noel Gallagher appears on two tracks.

Universal Has Released The Jam's "All Mod Cons" via Their "Back To Black" Vinyl Series!

The Jam All Mod Cons Original Release: 1978

An album that, according to Mojo magazine, “encapsulated life in dull mid-'70s suburbia with sharp, faintly surreal character songs”, the Jam’s 1978 album for Polydor is considered by many to be their finest achievement. Their third record within 18 months, the LP’s title might be meant a little ironically considering Messrs Weller, Foxton and Buckler are featured on the cover in a near empty room, this after having inadvertently kick-started a mod revival across the UK.

A transition from the more straight ahead punk attitude of their first two albums, all the songs were written by Paul Weller, except for a cover of the Kinks ‘David Watts’. Produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and Chris Parry, it was ranked at No. 50 of the 100 Greatest British Albums Of All Time by Q Magazine, who reckoned, “The past met the present on All Mod Cons and the sparks flew in a white-hot Rickenbacker fusion of punk, pop, psychedelia and R&B”. The al…

Paul Weller's "Starlite" Official Promo CD!

Here's a photo of the "Starlite" promo CD that has been popping up on some auction sites the past few days. Aside from the vinyl, this seems to be the only official route of getting the non-mp3 version of Paul's Summer single, as a CD version, up to this point, has not been announced for commercial retail release.

The Style Council - Promised Land (Drop Out Orchestra Unofficial Live Remix)

Drop Out Orchestra live in studio, based on the original Pianopella mix. The Style Council - Promised Land (Drop Out Orchestra Unofficial Live Remix) by Drop Out Orchestra

Paul Weller Visits His Photographic Exhibition In Woking!

Steve Pilgrim & Paul Weller
Paul Weller Returns To His Roots At The Lightbox
By Beth Duffell
August 08, 2011

From Get Hampshire

WOKING’S Modfather returned to his hometown on Friday (August 8) to attend a private view of a photographic exhibition at The Lightbox.

Paul Weller was back in Woking for one night only when he was a guest at the museum and gallery for a Town Called Malice, Stanley Road Revisited: Photographs of Paul Weller.

Portraits by Weller’s favourite photographer, Lawrence Watson, adorn the walls of the upper gallery in the exhibition that runs until September 25.

The last time Weller made a public appearance in Woking was when he did a gig for Woking Hospice at Woking leisure centre, which raised more than £60,000 for the cause.

Paul, who was born at Woking’s Victoria Hospital, chatted to the Surrey Advertiser about the exhibition and music.

The evening also featured a private view of Snap, Crackle and Pop: British Pop Art meets the High Street in the Swinging Sixtie…

Paul Weller's "Strarlite" Download Now Available For Amazon UK Customers!

The three track digital EP is available for purchase HERE!
(Update: Rescheduled to August 5th)

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Pre-Order Details For Paul Weller's Upcoming Single, "Starlite!"

Pre-Order NOW available at Townsend Records!

Starlite [Limited Edition 12 Inch Single]
August 29, 2011


This summer Weller has a treat for his fans in the form of a brand new track - 'Starlite'.

The song comes accompanied by several remixes and will be available on 12" vinyl.

Speaking about 'Starlite', Weller said: "Here's a brand new track called 'Starlite' in time for the Summer. It's not from the forthcoming album, it's just for NOW! It's part Balearic beat, poetry and psychedelic music. I hope you like it. PWx"

1. A. Starlite (Original)
2. AA. Starlite (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
3. B. Starlite (Black Van Remix)
4. BB. Starlite (D-Pulse Remix)

Paul Weller- Starlite by IslandRecordsA&RUK

Paul Weller - Starlite (Deadboy Remix) by DINMAG


New Weller Track 'Starlite'

This summer Weller has a treat for his fans in the form of a brand new track - 'Starlite'.

The song comes accompanied by several remixes and will be available on 12" vinyl and as a digital download.

Speaking about 'Starlite', Weller said: "Here's a brand new track called 'Starlite' in time for the Summer. It's not from the forthcoming album, it's just for NOW! It's part Balearic beat, poetry and psychedelic music. I hope you like it. PWx"

The tracklisting for the iTunes bundle released on August 7th is:

1. Starlite (Original)
2. Starlite (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)
3. Starlite (Black Van Remix)

The 12" vinyl released on August 29th will contain:

A. Starlite (Original)
AA. Starlite (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)

B. Starlite (Black Van Remix)
BB. Starlite (DJ Pulse Remix)

Stay tuned for pre-order details coming soon...


Woking Born Paul Weller Focus of New Photography Exhibition at The Lightbox!

From Woking People: Woking's rock and pop legend, Paul Weller is the subject of an exhibition of portraits going on show this Summer at The Lightbox gallery and museum, titled Town Called Malice, Stanley Road Revisited: Photographs of Paul Weller it runs from 16 July - 25 September.The photographs are by Weller's favourite photographer, Lawrence Watson, whose photographs cover Weller's entire solo career to date. with live shots at gigs in Amsterdam, New York and London as well as photos that have never been shown before in public.

Paul Weller was born and brought up in Woking, a town which has provided an influence throughout his career. Woking was the birthplace of the band, The Jam and the subject of The Jam's hit single 'Town Called Malice'. The title of his third solo album, 'Stanley Road' was also named after the road Weller spent his early years in, in Woking.

Paul Weller is considered to be amongst one of the most iconic artists of all time, kn…

Paul Weller To Appear On The Return Of The Old Grey Whistle Test!

"Whispering" bob Harris is to host The Old Grey Whistle Test once again in a radio revival of the classic BBC music show.

Artists who performed on the original series, including Sir Elton John, Robert Plant and Paul Weller, will return for the Radio 2 series, which marks the programme's 40th anniversary.

Whistle Test is credited with giving early exposure to acts such as Bob Marley, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Steely Dan. The BBC Two programme ran from 1971 to 1987 and was a showcase for the "serious" rock acts beloved by Harris.

Starting in August, the 16-part radio series, Old Grey Whistle Test 40, will feature classic archive, new performances recorded at the famous Maida Vale studios, and interviews with artists who appeared on the original series. The line-up will include Roger Daltrey, Mark Knopfler, Yusuf Islam, Emmylou Harris and Simple Minds.

Harris, 65, described the new show as "a massive reunion, featuring superstars of British and Americ…

Big Paul Weller Feature In Italian Vogue!

Paul Weller At The Azkena Rock Festival!

From (translation by google):

On Saturday night lifted the Englishman Paul Weller, a mod yet elegant and enthusiastic in his work that won the fight by U.S. rocker Brian Setzer, who seems content with the styling routine. Weller made about 18 pieces in a bolus intense better than that given by the late last year in Bilbao Live Festival. And not just because Vitoria appear without tummy! His 76 minutes with the intensity struggled for half a minute passed valley, and rebounded to finish. The sound of the godfather of the mods was powerful and left diapers Setzer rockabilly. With her hair dyed blonde and proud opened cane, he sang with onomatopoeia, shook the funk and dance, played guitar with attitude, moved to the mic with the swagger of a dandy, was heard by a band on (the battery liked), perhaps at the time loosens valley to approach the experimental lisergia recovered the 'Start' of the Jam, became ideological 'Wake Up The Nation', the piano singing …

Paul Weller To Play The Azkena Rock Festival!

From Paul Weller Official:

On June 25th Weller will be heading to Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain to perform at the Azkena Rock Festival.

The three day event will also see performances from the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, The Cult, Queens Of The Stone Age and Band Of Horses.

To get your tickets head to and visit the official website for more information on the festival.

Paul Weller Featured In Johnny Vegas' Series, Ideal!

Dope opera Ideal makes its long awaited return to BBC3 on Thursday 26th May – and there will be some extra special guest stars knocking on Moz’s dingy door.

The seventh series of the seriously twisted comedy starring Johnny Vegas is set to feature Paul Weller, Rula Lenska and former EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing star Kara Tointon, with Janeane Garofalo also returning for a second series.

Johnny said: “Paul Weller, or The Modfather, as the script rightly refers to him, is one of the coolest customers ever to step onto our sound stage. “He’s the Daddy! Pure class, and again, zero airs and graces.

Paul Weller Stops By The BBC's "Vinyl Revival"

Paul visited BBC Radio over the weekend and played a batch of his favourite records. You can listen to a replay of the show this week HERE!

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Show Details:
It's the World's only Vinyl Music show, celebrating the format with musicians who are avid collectors. Presented by Pete Paphides, former Chief Rock Critic at The Times, and now writer for Mojo and The Guardian. He has a vinyl collection worth $1m.

In the first hour he invites Paul Weller and Laura Marling in together to share treasures from their collections. Then in the final hour he travels to the Brighton home of Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, to rummage through his collection.

Paul Weller Contributes New Song Called "Devotion" To BBC 2 Film, UNITED!

Paul Weller has written and performed a song called "Devotion" specially for the film, United. The true story of Manchester United's famous 'Busby Babes' and the 1958 plane crash in Munich that claimed eight of their lives is recreated in this new BBC film. United can be seen on BBC Two on Sunday 24 April at 2100 BST.

More info on the film HERE!

Ltd. Edition Paul Weller T-Shirt In Support Of Teenage Cancer Trust!

Colour: Faded Black/White
Product Detail: Paul Weller vintage jersey tee. Printed graphics. 100% cotton. Raw edge neck and sleeve trim. Limited edition. All profits from the sale of this tee will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Teenage Cancer Trust Site

Review, Pics, Vids From Paul Weller's Performance At The Japan Disaster Benefit!

From NME:
Beady Eye, Primal Scream and Paul Weller helped raise over £150,000 at a London benefit show last night (April 3) for victims of the recent tsunami and earthquake in Japan.

The gig at the O2 Brixton Academy, which was orchestrated by Liam Gallagher and the Modfather, also featured sets from Graham Coxon, The Coral and Richard Ashcroft along with a few surprise collaborations and covers by The Beatles.

The Coral were the first to cover the Fab Four as they kicked off the night with their take of 'Ticket To Ride' in between songs from their 2010 album 'Buttefly House'.

Graham Coxon quickly followed as he took the chance to debut new song 'Running For The Light' before wrapping up with 2004 hit single 'Freakin Out'.

Next up was Paul Weller who loaded the early part of his set with The Jam's greatest hits including 'The Eton Rifles' and 'Start!' sandwiched between classic tracks from his 1995 album 'Stanley Road'.


Pretty Green Ltd. Edition Shirt To Benefit British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal!

Pretty Green has designed a limited edition Japan Paisley Print Tee to raise money in aid of the British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.

All profits from the sale of this product (£15) will go directly to the British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.

All Details And Order Info HERE!

Paul Weller Set List From The Japan Benefit Concert!

01. Peacock Suit 02. Whirlpools End 03. STaRt 04. The Changingman 05. Eton Rifles 06. Fast Car, Slow Traffic 07. Wake Up The Nation 08. From The Floorboards Up 09. Moonshine 10. 22 Dreams 11. Art School 12. Come On, Lets Go 13. Come Together w/ Kelly Jones

Paul Weller And Kelly Jones Will Duet At Japan Benefit Gig!

Kelly Jones has told Xfm he's going to do a cover with Paul Weller at the Japan Disaster Benefit gig on Sunday night.

He gave us this hint as to what they will play:

"I think its a little beat combo from Liverpool, it's one of them."

The Stereophonics frontman will perform several acoustic numbers at the show at O2 Academy Brixton - which also features Weller, Beady Eye, Primal Scream, Richard Ashcroft, Graham Coxon and The Coral.

All the money raised from the show is going towards helping those who have been affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The gig is sold-out - but Xfm is going to be broadcasting from backstage from 6pm.

You can donate money to the Red Cross Appeal now here.

Paul Weller Comments On The Japan Benefit Show In London!

PAUL WELLER is relishing his shift at LIAM GALLAGHER's benefit show for Japan as he's got a strong connection to the country.

The former JAM frontman joins BEADY EYE, RICHARD ASHCROFT, PRIMAL SCREAM, GRAHAM COXON and THE CORAL for the April 3 show at London's Brixton O2 Academy.

He said: "I really wanted to do something to show solidarity and sympathy with the Japanese people. Japan is a place I've been to many times in the last 30 years.

"I've made many friends there and have been treated very well.

"They are a kind race. My heart goes out to them.

"The line-up is great for the show and it's gonna be a brilliant night."

Paul Weller Wearing Pretty Green Teenage Cancer Trust T-Shirt!

Paul Weller To Play Benefit Gig For Japan!

On April 3 Weller will join Beady Eye, Graham Coxon, Primal Scream, Richard Ashcroft and The Coral to play a special show at Brixton Academy in aid of the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

The show is being held to raise money for Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11.

Almost 8,500 people have died in the disaster with thousands injured and with nearly 13,000 people still missing the need for an immediate response is immense.

The Japanese Red Cross has been working on the ground since the disaster struck, mobilizing 85 teams - made up of 700 doctors, nurses and support staff who have provided first aid, healthcare and assistance in assessing the damage and the needs of the communities affected.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (March 25) at 9am, limited to a maximum of 4 per applicant.

Tickets will be available from, and or via the 24hr hotline on 0844 81…

Paul Weller And White Lies To Support Kings Of Leon In Hyde Park!

Kings of Leon have today announced that joining them as special guests at their 2 Hyde Park shows this June will be British Icon Paul Weller playing his only UK shows for the remainder of 2011, White Lies and Zac Brown Band.

Paul Weller has a career that spans over 30 years, he remains one of British music's most Iconic figures, still making relevant music and receiving critical acclaim. In 2010 alone, he received for his latest album "Wake Up the Nation", the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award, NME Godlike Genuis Award, Uncut Award for Album of the year and a Mercury Music Award nomination, as well as embarking upon a totally sold out UK arena tour plus 5 sold-out nights at the Royal Albert Hall. Speaking on playing his only UK outdoor shows of 2011, Paul had the following to say

"I'm really looking forward to playing the 2 nights in my home town at Hyde Park with Kings of Leon. They will be the only shows I'm doing for the rest of this year so we…

Paul Weller Reveals Details Of Next Album!

Following on from the huge critical and commercial successes of his last two albums, The Modfather isn’t wasting any time with his next release, telling Q Magazine he expects it to be completed by March and ready for release sometime around August or September.

2008’s ’22 Dreams’ and 2010’s ‘Wake Up The Nation’ were described by many as his best work since his early solo days when he penned modern classics like ‘Wild Wood’ and ‘Stanley Road’ but Weller isn’t taking anything for granted and is continuing to follow the model of his most recent work and incorporating a wide variety of influences and genres into the new album.

As yet untitled, Weller says that despite having only spent 8 days working on the album so far it’s close to being complete and he already has the eleven tracks that will make up the record. He’s also confident there will be a couple of singles; including one they’ve already trialled at live shows

“There’s one called ‘That Dangerous Age’ that we’ve been playing live…