Showing posts from May, 2009

Rock stars sign up for web comedy

By Ian Youngs Music reporter, BBC News Pete Doherty, his former bandmate Carl Barat and ex-Creation Records boss Alan McGee are appearing in a new comedy about the world of rock 'n' roll. Svengali is earning a cult following on YouTube after McGee, who signed Oasis and Primal Scream, agreed to enlist in some of his famous friends. Barat plays himself in the new episode, with Doherty lined up for the next one. Noel Gallagher is next on the list of stars to ask. McGee said: "Anything is possible. We know everybody." The show was conceived by Shameless actor (and Dial M's very own) Jonathan Owen, who plays the manger of a hopeless new rock band called the Premature Congratulations. He is trying to get them a record deal and wants to persuade Doherty and Barat to reform the Libertines so his band can support them. Jonathan Owen plays struggling rock band manager Dixie. "It's a parody of the world of rock 'n' roll," Owen said. "But you can

Svengali episode 3 (2 parts)

Jon Owen, the fanzine's very own Taffy Fox, has produced a further two episodes of the Svengali series for your enjoyment;