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Its two weeks since the final show and the “come down” that I am experiencing in the aftermath is noticeable. To summarize, I seem to be in the throws of a small depression. Sluggish, may be just one adjective I could use to describe how...

The Sunday Times September 03, 2006 Don’t you forget about them David Pollock Simple Minds, T on the Fringe, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Monday In the usual scheme of things, any band that could be described as a nostalgia act will find itself subject to the laws of diminishing...

Anyone taking a close look at Simple Minds currently will surely not be able to suggest that creatively speaking at least - the band is in anything but great shape. This is not me merely blowing my own horn either, it is genuinely how I...

Simple Minds T on the Fringe Princes Gardens, Edinburgh Monday August 28th 2006 Edinburgh Evening News Reviewed by Duncan Forgan / Tuesday August 29th 2006 Rating: 4 Stars "IS everybody doin' all right?" bellowed Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr as the Glaswegian stadium supremos reached the conclusion of yet another enormously proportioned...

DON’T FORGET THEBIGINTERVIEW www.bigissuescotland.com He’s no longer the firebrand he once was, but Simple Minds’ front man Jim Kerr has left his comfortable house in Sicily to hit the road – and it’s feeling good, he tells Leon McDermott Back in the 1980s, when such thingswere in vogue,...

DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT US Liam Rudden Arts & Entertainment Editor Edinburgh Evening News Thursday August 24, 2006 "WHEN I meet people, and they ask what style of music my band do, I say, 'Well, we started as a punk band. Then we were a new wave band. Some would...

Modern life began in Edinburgh when a handful of Scottish thinkers changed forever the way people thought about what it is to be human. But don’t worry – this is simpleminds.com after all and being so I am not tempted least within these pages to...

Simple Minds to appear in major new documentary Stay the Course Productions www.dontyouforgetaboutmethemovie.com today announced the making of a feature documentary that follows a sociological and psychological tribute to director John Hughes’ coming-of-age teen movies, including 1985's The Breakfast Club. The 90-minute feature film documentary, named after...

Many years ago I asked the driver who was taking me to perform a concert in the Midlands to pull over and pick up a couple of rain soaked fans who were hitch hiking to see SM play live later on that day. The driver...

Gothenburg Concert Will Go Ahead. Following today's terrorist news story, many of London's airports are under tight security alert, and this has resulted in many delayed and cancelled flights. Earlier today we announced that the security alert would have a major impact on tonight's Simple Minds...

We are now coming to the “dog end days “of our summer tour and to be frank I can’t stand it. Not the actual concerts of course. What I mean is the broken up schedule of a show here, a show there, a few days...

Glaswegian Jim thinks Princes Street is magic. There are few bands with the sort of massive sound which does justice to big open-air events. However Scots supergroup Simple Minds know exactly how to project their anthems to build the maximum amount of atmosphere. So when they take...