Strictly Personal – 50 year anniversary

Strictly Personal – 50 year anniversary

Yes, it’s 50 years since the band’s second album, Strictly Personal, was released. It was October 1968 in the US and December 1968 in the UK.Read More

Jeff Cotton speaks …

Jeff Cotton speaks …

Yes, it’s true the legendary guitarist of the Magic Band and MU has finally broken his silence. Although for years Jeff Cotton has kept a lowRead More

Rockette Morton Art – Noodles and Doodles

Rockette Morton Art – Noodles and Doodles

Since his heart surgery Mark Boston aka Rockette Morton, bassist extraordinaire for the Magic Band, has had to take things a bit easier so he hasRead More

Robert Williams needs your help

Robert Williams needs your help

Robert Williams, the Beefheart drummer from 1977 to 1981, recently posted on his Facebook page that he has a serious medical condition that will require majorRead More

Kristine McKenna talks about Don

Kristine McKenna talks about Don

Kristine McKenna is an American music journalist who has written for Wet, NME, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Washington Post and manyRead More

Gary Lucas UK Tour 2018

Gary Lucas UK Tour 2018

Probably one of the busiest performers on the circuit, Gary Lucas is coming to the UK in May 2018 with a solo multi-media show entitled “AnRead More

TMR vinyl on TMR

TMR vinyl on TMR

The remastered Trout Mask Replica is at last getting a vinyl release. It is in the capable hands of Jack White’s Third Man Records. Not onlyRead More

Knebworth Festival 1975 photos

Knebworth Festival 1975 photos

A great collection of photographs taken by Paddy Bergin at the 1975 Knebworth Festival are now available online and to buy. Some of these may alreadyRead More

Beefheart on BBC Radio 4

Beefheart on BBC Radio 4

Don will be the subject of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Great Lives’ on Tuesday 3 April at 4:30 pm (BST). The programme will then beRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart @ The City Winery

The World of Captain Beefheart @ The City Winery

Gary Lucas will be presenting another of his Don Van Vliet tribute shows on Monday 22nd January 2018, 8pm at the City Winery, New York City. TheRead More

Captain Mask Replica by Francesco Nunziata

Captain Mask Replica by Francesco Nunziata

A new book about Don’s work looking at his music, words and paintings. Currently only available in Italian. Published by Arcana Edizioni Price: € 25 Year:Read More

Freddy Bannister’s Festivals Box Set

Freddy Bannister’s Festivals Box Set

A huge box full of Beefheart and Zappa memorabilia, CDs and DVDs from Freddy Bannister who promoted many of their 1970s tours and festivals in theRead More

NTS Radio – Beefheart programme

NTS Radio – Beefheart programme

NTS Radio recently broadcast ‘The Magic Behind Beefheart’, an hour long look at Don and the Magic Band’s career by Imogen Eason. A great selection ofRead More

John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

John French ‘Rescue Rooms’ Interview

As the Magic Band begin their Farewell tour of the UK this excellent interview by John Martin has appeared on the Nottingham cultural website Leftlion toRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart

The World of Captain Beefheart

featuring Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas interpreting a selection of Beefheart favourites   Sun Zoom Spark My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains SureRead More

Men & Volts play Captain Beefheart

Men & Volts play Captain Beefheart

A Giraffe is Listening to the Radio is a collection of Beefheart songs recorded in rehearsal and performance during 1979 and 1980. Side A Electricity MoonlightRead More

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

John French @ Threadgills 2017: Review

Around July 2017 John French was invited to take part in the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta in October to celebrate the music of Captain Beefheart withRead More

Beefheart Weekend in Liverpool

Beefheart Weekend in Liverpool

It’s 45 years since Don’s first UK art exhibition at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and a special weekend of events has been organised to celebrateRead More

John French in Austin

John French in Austin

John French will be playing a show at Threadgill’s in Austin, TX, October 7th, 2017 as part of the Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta. Here’s what JohnRead More

The World of Captain Beefheart live

The World of Captain Beefheart live

As a teaser for their forthcoming album The World of Captain Beefheart to be released in October Gary Lucas and Nona Hendryx will be performing at Joe’sRead More

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