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SimpleMinds.com Exclusive In a matter of days from now simpleminds.com will hit a landmark within its four and a half year history when it launches “SIMPLEMINDS.COM EXCLUSIVES”. This new facility is set to enable registered Simple Minds fans the opportunity to regularly download specially produced magazine packages...

My mother - a music fan throughout her life - could always be relied on to give her enthusiastic approval whenever she came across a group that appealed to her. The thing about her view that always brought a smile to me was the simplicity...

After a European concert tour that involved almost three months of constant traveling, what do I do with myself during these few free days that I have between now and our next series of concerts? I go traveling of course! Being the case it is from...

It is difficult not to feel exhilarated as I write this and not even a two and a half hour wait in a dismal airport can take away the unique high from last nights concert. Frankly, we feel that we hit a performance peak here in...

Yesterday we found out that a former work colleague of ours had been found dead in his apartment in Edinburgh. Although it is years since we last saw him the impact of the news was no less shocking and utterly sad. In truth I had been...

It would be impossible to consider touring life without mentioning the part that hotels play. Who knows how many hotels that we have stayed in over the years that we have been in Simple Minds but surely we must have literally stayed in thousand. It...

Berlin - New album recording begins! Charlie Burchill and Jez Coad set up a portable studio earlier this week whilst in Berlin and in doing so officially started up work on the next Simple Minds studio album. Charlie said “We have so much live work in...

The Times Review, Simple Minds, Astoria, London. In Italy Simple Minds still sell enough records to keep a tribute band in business. In Britain they remain stadium rockers who ran out of steam towards the end of the Eighties. So the kids in the crowd sang...

Simple Minds at Academy, STILL GOING STRONG. THERE was a chorus of adulation from the Academy crowd as a sprightly, denim-clad Jim Kerr walked on stage. It has, after all, been 30 years since Simple Minds first inspired a generation with brilliant songwriting and musicianship. And, while...

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...