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Rather like Jim Kerr's beloved Celtic did in the late 1990s, Simple Minds have undergone something of a career renaissance. Rising from the fallow ground of their less impressive turn of the century albums, they have made a much more coherent piece of work in the...

Stranger Single. Stranger will be released in various European countries in early February. Details below: Produced By Jez Coad & Simple Minds. Country Of Origin: Germany & Netherlands.   5" CD Single. Available at Amazon.fr & Amazon.de 01. Stranger (London Mix) (4.06) Additional Production & Remix By Jez Coad. Produced By Jez Coad & Simple...

Up close and personal with the fans. Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr believes it's because he's still a music fan that he's continued writing, recording and performing for the past 25 years. To prove his point he reveals that he waited outside a record shop for 20...

Simple but effective. Simple Minds returned to the Toon last night to make their Carling Academy debut. He promised you a miracle back in 1982, and for some it may seem something of a miracle that Jim Kerr is still fronting 80s icons Simple Minds. After all,...

Best State of Minds - Billy Sloan. SIMPLE MINDS have played gigs in venues all over the world. But frontman Jim Kerr says fans who see them tonight at Glasgow Academy are in for a special treat. The singer reckons the current lineup of the band...

Mindwaves. Though his lengthy career as lead singer of Simple Minds doubtless made Jim Kerr a very wealthy man, he's never been one for living in an ivory tower or maintaining an enigmatic silence. For many years, Kerr shared his thoughts with the public on the band's...

One week only and already we have blitzed our way through a handful of proud cities such as Dublin, Belfast, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Newcastle. Fascinating places, all the kind of towns that I could happily spend at least a couple of days in - wandering...

Waterfront Hall, Belfast, 31st January 2006. Irish News, Northern Ireland. Published Wednesday 1st February 2006. Simple Minds, at 25 years old, have been buffeted by the harsh tides of musical fashion. They began life in Glasgow in the late '70s as punk band Johnny & the Self-Abusers prior...

Black & White 050505 Review. The ‘80s are back. A result of nostalgia and commercialism, the musical revival is now in full swing. Bands like Duran Duran have re-formed and are touring to the delight of thirty-something moms and their teenage daughters.  The New new wave...