LONDON – Former glam rocker Gary Glitter was convicted on Thursday of sexually abusing three young girls decades ago, and he could spend the rest of his life in prison. Paul Gadd, 70, whose stage name is Gary Glitter, was convicted by a London jury on one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent …

UPDATE: Gary Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison for multiple offenses of sexual abuse. the Associated press noted that Glitter “showed no response” during sentencing. Glam rock singer Gary Glitter has been convicted of numerous crimes of sexual abuse committed against three young girls in the 1970s, reports the Associated Press. A London …

Before becoming David Bowie-sanctioned glam superstars, Mott the Hoople was the brainchild of rock producer and manager Guy Stevens. His vision of a group mixing Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones first bore fruit on their eponymous debut album, released in November 1969. Previously, most of the members were from British beat groups which had …

Roxy Music has been completely inactive for over three and a half years, and guitarist Phil Manzanera says this hiatus is likely to go on forever. “I don’t think we’re going to do any other shows,” he said. “I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011 Andy [Mackay] and I looked …

After nearly four years of inactivity, Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera has confirmed that the pioneering art-rock group is unlikely to reunite. “I don’t think we’re going to do more shows”, Manzanera told Rolling Stone. “I think our job is done. When we stopped touring in 2011 Andy [Mackay] and I looked at myself and …

While Roxy Music’s New Millennium Reunion didn’t get as much attention as other more high-profile comebacks over the past 15 years, until a few years ago, they still worked together. But it looks like they’ve stopped for good this time around. According to guitarist Phil Manzanera, the band is unlikely to perform together anymore. “I …

Something was missing when the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League played their first home game of the 2014-15 season on September 25: Gary Glitter. Previously, whenever the team scored a goal, the Bridgestone Arena would play a clip from Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2” – aka “The Hey Song”, with its rolling …

September 2, 1972: Britain’s first purpose-built rock arena opens in Manchester, but everyone’s talking about David Bowie, the new glam star headlining Metal Guru by T. Rex on Top of the Pops, 1972 September 17, 1977: Marc Bolan dies at 29 in a car accident in South West London. The T. Rex star has been …

Mott the Hoople appeared to be on top of the world on March 29, 1974, as they followed the unqualified triumph of the previous year Mott with their inevitably named seventh album, The hoop. But, sadly, beneath the quintet’s shimmering glam surface, things weren’t quite as sparkling as they looked. While David Bowie’s gifted hit …

British rockers Mott the Hoople have had a somewhat confusing career arc. Best known to pop radio listeners in the United States for the film produced by David Bowie in 1972 All the young guys – their only Billboard Top 40 hit – the band had been there for a few years on both sides …