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Alive and Kicking / Bristol Evening Post. Simple Minds, who are headlining this year's Orange Ashton Court Festival, have been on a year-long tour that has taken them across the world. And they are thoroughly enjoying being back on the road again, as frontman Jim Kerr...

Interview by Billy Sloan, Sunday Mail, July 16th 2006. We’re alive and kicking 30 years on. Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr tells how they’ll prepare for their 30th anniversary by playing Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on August 28 for T on the Fringe. What appealed about playing T...

Simple Minds go on tour at Audley End Following a three-year break from touring, Scottish super-band Simple Minds are back and they are coming to Audley End House in July. The legendary rockers, who have sold more than 30million albums, are opening the first night of...

Don't You Forget About Us / Liverpool Echo SIMPLE Minds are in the middle of World Cup fever. Having opened the tournament with aconcert in Berlin, the Scottish rockers are now gearing up for Liverpool Summer Pops. But unlike other Scots, frontman Jim Kerr says he's supporting...

Get On Down / The Sunday Times / Dan Cairns. Before visions of stadium-filling stardom filled their heads and swallowed them whole, Jim Kerr and co produced wonderful, angular Euro synth-rock; their 1979-82 albums are classics of the genre. The band kick off the World Cup...

Alive & Kicking - Jim Kerr talks about Sicily, Sunday Telegraph. Jim Kerr first visited Sicily when his group, Simple Minds, were just starting out. As the band's success grew so did his love for the island and when he lost his musical direction, it was...

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...

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...

Simple Minds explain to Neil McKay how they've stayed in the loop for nearly 30 years, and why Belfast has a special place in their affections. Simple Minds have had a long and happy association with Belfast. Their only British No 1 single was named after...

Interviewed during his current visit to Japan, Jim Kerr revealed that Book Of Brilliant Things was among the Simple Minds songs that he identified with most. Kerr was quoted as saying "more than music, ever since my earliest childhood years, books have meant so much to...