Adam Ant, a man who knows his pop culture through and through is so appalled Liverpool City Cuncil are thinking of knocking down the house that Ringo Starr was born in.

Adam told the Daily Post in Liverpool.

“When we played Eric’s in the punk era, I remember going out on Mathew Street looking for The Cavern. I went to where it was, and they’d bulldozed it and turned it into a car park. You wouldn’t get that in London. You wouldn’t knock down the biggest thing you had,” he insists. What else is there like The Cavern?
But then I hear they’re trying to knock Ringo’s house down. I can’t believe that. The most famous drummer in the world and they’re going to knock it down,”

“I bet you could get it for next to nothing,” he says. “I might buy it. What would they want? £500? Can you get me the details of how to go about it?

“I’d turn it into a museum of the world’s most famous drummer,” he pauses for a second. “It’s Ringo Starr. You can’t knock his house down.

“I like Ringo. I hope Liverpool has forgiven him for not coming home. You can’t be from Liverpool and not like Ringo. It’s like being from London and not liking the Sex Pistols.”

Adam Ant is on tour for the next couple of months – hope he is playing some tracks from the upcoming new album – when we heard the album a couple of months ago it sounded great…

May 2011
16th – Brighton, Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
17th – Cambridge, The Junction (SOLD OUT)
18th – Portsmouth, The Wedgewood Rooms (SOLD OUT)
21st – Dundee, Fat Sams
22nd – Inverness, Ironworks
23rd – Glasgow, O2 Academy
24th – Sheffield, O2 Academy
26th – London, Indigo O2
28th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
29th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
31st – Cardiff, Coal Exchange

June 2011
1st – Birmingham, O2 Academy
3rd – Holmfirth, The Picturedrome (SOLD OUT)
4th – York, Duchess
5th – Manchester, Academy 2 (SOLD OUT)
17th – Exeter, Phoenix
18th – Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
20th – Poole, Mr Kyps (SOLD OUT)
21st – Brighton, Concorde 2
22nd – Southend, Chinnerys
26th – London Hyde Park, Hard Rock Calling

July 2011
15th – Guildford, Guilfest 2011
16th – Southwold, Latitude 2011

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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