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NEWS: Big Takeover Issue #90 (Billy Bragg cover) About to Ship! If You Want It By Mail Straight From the Printer, Must Subscribe/Renew/Pre-Order Now! Existing Subscribers: Update Your Address ASAP!

Once again the big news is that Big Takeover issue #90 Spring 2022 has been completed from sessions in Brooklyn, NY and Oakland, CA! The issue stars beloved 40-year English “Bard of Barking” Billy Bragg on the cover, and features fabulous history interviews with 40-year New Zealand/Flying Nun stars The Chills part 2, indie rock icons Superchunk, ageless folk-era legend Richard Thompson, former Cocteau Twins maestro/guitarist Robin Guthrie , incredible ex- Smiths guitarist maestro/guitarist Johnny Marr, Brinsley Schwarz of the band of that name and Graham Parker & the Rumour, and ’60s Chicago chart heroes The Cryan’ Shames. We also have multi-page conversations with West Coast popsters The Chimes, and compelling Hamilton, Ontario Canadian band Basement Revolver.
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Billy Bragg at Carolina Theatre in Durham Sep 28, 2022 – presale code

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Billy Bragg at The Wilbur in Boston Oct 08, 2022 – presale password

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Billy Bragg tour coming to Northampton, Boston

Singer/songwriter/activist Billy Bragg has announced a long-awaited 14-date tour of the U.S. and Canada starting in September. The tour will kick off in Atlanta and include stops in Northampton on Oct. 9 at the Academy of Music and Oct. 8 in Boston at the Wilbur Theater. Tickets go on sale...
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Billy Bragg: “Most of my chord shapes are fists. It’s just the way I play – I’m hanging on for dear life”

Billy Bragg is a punk-powered agitator turned historian of early rock ’n’ roll. We joined him to talk about his new album and discuss why Lonnie Donegan ain’t no joke…. While some artists found it difficult to pick up a guitar during the national lockdowns of 2020, Billy Bragg was making his first album in eight years, entitled The Million Things That Never Happened. He’s always been one of the most distinctive, unflinching yet compassionate voices in rock.
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Billy Bragg and Beton speak out on Ukrainian band’s use of Stepan Bandera imagery

Billy Bragg and Ukrainian punks Beton have spoken out after an online debate emerged when the band were accused of co-opting far-right imagery. Last week, Beton reworked The Clash’s iconic track ‘London Calling’ to create ‘Kyiv Calling’, a protest song against the ongoing Russian invasion. Their rendition was then shared by The Clash’s social media accounts, as well as by Bragg.
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From Billy Bragg to Billie Eilish: 21 great Johnny Marr collaborations that aren’t The Smiths

With The Smiths, Johnny Marr created a distinctive guitar style -- inspired by rockabilly, Bo Diddley, Marc Bolan and post-punk -- that continues to be influential today. He was only 22 when The Smiths called it quits and hasn't looked back since. Over the last 35 years Marr has collaborated with some of the biggest pop stars on the planet, as well as edgy indie rock groups, film composers, and more.
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Billy Bragg welcomes new UEA protest song project

Billy Bragg has praised a new academic project to catalogue the history of the English protest song from 1600 to the present day, saying that songs “can’t change the world” but can “bring people together”. A website catalogue of about 750 songs in the Our...
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UEA protest song project welcomed by singer Billy Bragg

A project to catalogue the rich history of the English protest song from 1600 to the present day has been welcomed by political songwriter Billy Bragg. He said it was "great that the songs are recognised" in the University of East Anglia (UEA) project. It includes Royalist songs from the...
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Protest: Billy Bragg on Lockdown, Thatcher, and QAnon

The global pandemic may have stopped live music in its tracks but Billy Bragg has been spending his lockdown time productively. With all scheduled gigs cancelled for the foreseeable future, the English singer/songwriter and left-wing activist decided to transfer 2021’s plan to write and record a new album into 2020’s diary. He also informs us that he hasn’t set foot in a barbershop for six months and thus currently resembles the late hirsute country legend Kenny Rodgers. “I’ve stopped wearing a wristwatch too which I found strangely liberating,” he laughs.
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Billy Bragg on why he’s made his lyrics trans-inclusive

Billy Bragg has spoken out about why he’s changed the lyrics to his iconic track ‘Sexuality’ to make it trans-inclusive. The folk singer is currently on a UK tour and has changed the lyrics of the 1991 track from “Just because you’re gay, I won’t turn you away/ If you stick around, I’m sure that we can find some common ground” to “Just because you’re they, I won’t turn you away/ If you stick around, I’m sure that we can find the right pronoun”.
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