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Another Conversation With Martin Atkins

Best known for his work in post-punk and industrial groups including Public Image LtdMinistryNine Inch NailsPigface, and Killing Joke, drummer, Martin Atkins has many fascinating stories to tell. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere, Martin shares never before revealed intrigues of his time in and out of Public Image Ltd. He talks of his often uneasy relationship with John Lydon and the mutually volatile association with Keith Levene. With his charming Midlands brogue, Martin Atkins recalls unexpected moments – when backstage at a concert two of his (then) very young sons had giggly-fun pulling back the ears of an atypically docile Mr. Lydon. And, he blames Sir Paul McCartney for Public Image Ltd not being able to play in Japan, (listen for details). The question of age comes up in the conversation,  Martin suggests that to have survived all these years of the non-stop rounds of a rough and tumble life on the road with an often motley cast of characters, is quite possibly a miracle. Martin’s buoyant energy and enthusiasm for life and rock ’n’ roll permeate through the airwaves as you enjoy one of the best raconteurs in the business. 

Show #356

“Smell The Road Crew!”

When teaching a class about the music business, Martin Atkins wastes no time in getting down to reality. “I tell them to smell the road crew!” He states earnestly. Martin, an engaging character, whose skillful drumming has resulted in collaboration with PiLMinistryBrian BrainKilling JokePigface and Nine Inch Nails. In the most recent edition of Life Elsewhere, we talk to Martin about the ups and downs for a musician on the road, his passion for teaching, subversive clothes and The Hit That Never Was. 

Plus attorney and critical thinker, Ted Corless joins Norman B to discuss Parody News Vs. Real News. We ask what is “Main stream media?” and “Have cable channels, online magazines and blogs distorted our understanding of news?”

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In Depth & Personal With Martin Atkins & Parody News Vs. Real News With Ted Corless

The next edition of Life Elsewhere features an in depth and personal interview with Martin Atkins, one of rock’s legendary drummers, who also happens to be a really good guy. Martin‘s stellar resume includes PiL, Brian Brain, Ministry, Pigface, Killing Joke and Nine Inch Nails. We talk with Martin about his experiences and collaborations with these legendary bands and how he became an educator on the workings of the music business. He’s an engaging man, you’ll not want to miss his real-life anecdotes. Plus, Martin Atkins selects this week’s Hit That Never Was…can you guess what it will be?

Ted Corless, attorney, critical thinker and media personality will join us to address the question, “How did parody news become real news?” With antagonistic talking heads, split screens, omnipresent news crawls, animated graphics, quick cut-aways and non-stop moving cameras, do we now live in a world where sedate, non-confrontational dialogue has all but vanished?

Life Elsewhere airs live, 9.00am ET Monday, October 14

WMNF 88.5fm

Streaming: wmnf.org

What Is It?

Martin Atkins is one of rock’s legendary drummers, having played with PiL, Brian Brain, Ministry, Pigface, Killing Joke and Nine Inch Nails. On the next edition of Life Elsewhere he talks with Norman B about his life on the road, his passion for music and how he discovered an aptitude for teaching. Plus Norman asks Martin to select his Hit That Never Was. Can you guess what he selects? Find out on the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

9.00am Monday 14, October

WMNF 88.5fm

streaming live: wmnf.org