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The Moons Set To Release New LP, "Mindwaves!"

You should know Andy Crofts (keyboards) and Ben Gordelier (percussion) as fixtures for the last few years in Paul Weller's band. But, they've got their own group along with Chris Watson (guitar) and Ben Curtis (bass) called, The Moons and they're set to release a brand new album on 21 July.

Given the coveted FOUR STAR rating by MOJO magazine, Mindwaves is chock full of groovy psychedelic glam rock & soul and was recorded at Paul's Black Barn Studio. Fill your eyes and ears with the first two singles, "Heart & Soul" and "Body Snatchers."

“Mindwaves is a melting pot of melody, love, dreams and nightmares. Its every brick my mind has built over the years, it’s my favourite album!” Andy Crofts / The Moons.

"Fifty years of Pop with an English suss!" Mojo Magazine

"Positive on every possible level. If you’re a fan of The Moons, you should be very excited indeed." Gigslutz

If you DIG the sounds, you can order The Moons' "M…

Watch Paul Weller's Set At France's Beauregard Festival!

Paul Weller played to an enthusiastic crowd at the Beauregard Festival In Normandy, France this past weekend. You can check out his one hour set in sound and vision below. Enjoy!!

The Who's Roger Daltrey Joins Paul Weller On Stage At Bedgebury Forest!

Paul Weller welcomed a surprise guest at his Forest Live concert at Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest in Kent. Roger Daltrey joined Paul for rousing renditions of The Who's classic tunes, "Substitute" and "I Can't Explain." Roger also accompanied Weller on his own "The Changingman." As you might expect, the crowd went wild and the band were all smiles! You can check out some footage below!

Paul Weller At Sherwood Pines!

Paul Weller started off his run of Forest Live concerts at Sherwood Forest. By all accounts, it was a wonderful evening. 
Paul Weller Saturday 14 June  Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Nr Mansfield, Notts, UK
Image By: Kevin Cooper Review by: Tony Allen
Paul Weller kicked off his run of Forest Live shows with a storming performance at Sherwood Pines, Nottingham. Fresh from his European dates, the Modfather played a set featuring two encores, supported by young up-and-coming groups The Merrylees and The Rails.

But the night belonged to a rejuvinated Weller, who played a variety of hits from his long career. His set started with three staples of his recent live performamces; Sunflower, From the Floorboards Up and Wake Up The Nation. These powerfully-riffed songs were followed by 2010's Fast Car/Slow Traffic, and another offering from 2005's As Is Now, Come On/Let's Go. The crowd's volume was brought right back up following the superb Sea Spray from 2008's 22 Dreams and That D…

The Style Council - Mr. Cool's Dream Book Released! Our Interview With Author Iain Munn!

The ONLY book in the world solely dedicated to The Style Council is Mr. Cool's Dream. We've been reviewing a copy here at PWNews and, quite simply, we can't recommend it enough. The book has been a passion project by Iain Munn, who has been vigilant in carrying on the legacy of Paul Weller's post Jam project that often gets lost in the shadow of The Jam. But there can be no doubt! There are fans out there as passionate as those hard core Jam fans for what many still affectionately call, "probably the best pop group in the world!"
We were lucky to catch Iain amidst the frenzy of filling, packaging and sending out orders for the book and he was gracious enough to answer a few questions about the project. 
I suppose the obvious question is, why did you decide to write a book about The Style Council? When did you become a fan?
I have been interested in The Style Council going back as far as my musical memory will take me. I was 13 in 1983, Long Hot Summer it was. I…

Paul Weller's More Modern Classics Debuts At Number 6 On The UK Charts!

With a debut of number 6, Paul Weller's More Modern Classics notches the 31st TOP TEN placing of his career, including The Jam and The Style Council, all according to the official UK charts. MMC had a mid-week position of 8, but got a sales push and overtook three releases from the mighty Led Zeppelin. Congrats to Paul! 

Paul Weller Announces Charity Concert In Liverpool For Be One Percent!

Paul Weller has announced a charity concert in Liverpool for the Be One Percent organization on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the East Village Arts Club. Tickets on sale tomorrow (Wed, 4 June) and are limited to two per household with the purchasers name printed on each ticket and must be accompanied by matching identification to gain entry.

Purchase Tickets HERE!
Steve Pilgrim is the drummer with Paul Weller’s band and is one of the founding members of the charity Be One Percent.  Paul has been supporting this charity for a while now and when booking his summer touring, he thought it would be good to do a small show in Liverpool to help raise much needed funds for the charity.

Be One Percent is a network of individuals who commit to giving 1% of their income each month to help the world’s poorest people.  It’s a simple idea.  By giving as a network we create a powerful and effective fundraising mechanism, which means that together, we make a greater impact for some of the worlds poorest co…

Paul Weller Announces "More Modern Classics" For June Release!

Paul Weller will release the second greatest hits/best of collection of his solo career titled, "More Modern Classics." There will be a 3CD Deluxe Edition, Standard CD and a double 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl. The collection will include Paul's new single, "Brand New Toy." All pre-orders through the official store will receive a special code to purchase tickets early to two intimate concerts in London.

You'll find all the details along with track listings for each version HERE!
"Brand New Toy" is available NOW on iTunes for 99p HERE!

Paul Weller Added To Beauregard Festival Line-Up!

Paul Weller will take part in the Beauregard Festival In Normandy, France on Saturday, 5 July!
Tickets And Info HERE! 

Paul Weller Announced For Italy's Umbria Rock Festival!

Paul Weller has been announced to perform in Italy at the Umbria Rock Festival. Paul will take the stage on Saturday, 2 August!

Tickets and Festival Info HERE!

Paul Weller Concert Announced For Royal Hospital Grounds In Kilmainham, Ireland!

Paul Weller has announced a solo show to take place on the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham on 24th June 2014! Support will come from Tom Odell.
Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 9am via Ticketmaster Ireland HERE!

Paul Weller To Release 45rpm, "A Brand New Toy" For Record Store Day 2014!

Although there's been no official word about this release, we've seen several Record Store Day 2014 lists that include a 45rpm from Paul titled, "A Brand New Toy" b/w "Landslide." The 7 inch single looks to be extremely limited as the distribution number is only 750. We're also assuming this is a UK only release. If you're a serious collector, you'll no doubt want to consider heading out to your local shop on 19 April and securing your very own copy.

Paul Weller Announced For Mouth Of The Tyne Festival In July!

Paul Weller is the first artist announced for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival at Tynemouth Priory and Castle. Paul is scheduled to perform Saturday 12 July! 
Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “We are thrilled to welcome Paul Weller to our tenth anniversary festival and can’t wait to see him in action - it’s a great way to celebrate ten years of live music and entertainment at one of North Tyneside’s most iconic locations.”
Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 9am HERE!
Additional artist announcements and festival info HERE! 

New Ocean Colour Scene Book Features Images Of Paul Weller!

We're been informed there's some great images of Paul Weller with the Ocean Colour Scene lads in this new book Soul Driver by Tony Briggs and Ian Snowball chronicling, probably the greatest era of the band, 1995-1999. Out in March. Looks like a good one! All print sales in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

If you didn't know, the tune called "Soul Driver" was written for and dedicated to Paul. 

Pre-Order and more info HERE!

Paul Weller Adds Concert Dates In The Netherlands For June 2014!

Paul Weller has added three concerts to his Summer 2014 touring schedule. Hague, Amsterdam and Groningen in The Netherlands will follow Paul's visit to Germany as he heads back to the UK for a series of outdoor festival appearances. Tickets for the concerts in the Netherlands go on sale this Saturday, 22 February at 10am!

Friday 06 June: Trojan Horse, Hague, The Netherlands Saturday 07 June: Paradiso Great Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Sunday 08 June: Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
Purchase Tickets!

Paul Weller To Play Germany In Early Summer 2014!

Paul Weller is set to play five concerts in Germany this summer. Tickets for at least two of the concerts, Frankfurt and Munich, go on sale tomorrow, 15 February. The dates and venues are as follows:

Paul Weller Germany Tour 2014
30 May 2014 Dresden, Slaughterhouse
31 May 2014 Berlin, Huxley's
01 June 2014 Cologne, E-Werk
03 June 2014 Frankfurt, Batschkapp
04 June 2014 Munich, Circus Krone
Purchase Tickets!

Paul Weller's New Fashion Line! "Real Stars Are Rare"

Info via:

REAL STARS ARE RARE is a new menswear label from Paul Weller. 

The collection has been designed by Paul in a collaboration with Phil Bickley, owner of Tonic, a menswear store in West London.

The Autumn/ Winter 2014 launch collection includes tailoring, knitwear, shirting and accessories.

There’s no ‘considered demographic’. REAL STARS ARE RARE is for men of all ages. Great care has gone into sourcing the best possible materials and fabrics. The collection works together, crossing over between formalwear and sharp casuals. There’s fluidity here. It’s all about movement and texture.

We’ve got 33 gauge wool Merino knits and super fine kid mohair jackets and trousers that feel as special as they look. Our tight, considered colour palette features purple, indigo, plum and bright blues
alongside rich, chocolate tones and cool greys.

REAL STARS ARE RARE has been in the planning, you could say, for forty years. Ever since a kid from Woking first cupped his hands…

Paul Weller Announces More 2014 Summer Concerts!

From Paul Weller Official:

Weller has just confirmed three more huge shows for Summer 2014. Paul plays Warwick Castle, Cardiff Castle and Audley End Concerts this July - and the fan pre-sale is open now. Buy tickets from the links below.

11th July - Warwick Castle

24th July - Cardiff Castle (Pre-sale code: luckypaul)

26th July - Audley End

Tickets for the dates go on general sale this Friday morning. Stay tuned for links.

New Summer Paul Weller Tour Dates Announced For Forest Live Series!

From Paul Weller Official:
After last summer's sold out Forest Live shows, Weller is once again joining forces with the Forestry Commission for a string of unmissable live dates. 
Catch Weller and special guests at the following shows:
Saturday 14 June: Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Nr Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 21 June: Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent. 
Friday 27 June: Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks.
Saturday 28 June: Cannock Chase Forest, Nr Rugeley, Staffs.
Friday 4 July: Delamere Forest, Nr Northwich, Cheshire.
Tickets to the dates go on sale at 9am on Friday 17th January from the Forestry Commission Forest Live box office tel: 03000 680400 and online at