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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...

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...