Bizarre Magazine - Adam Who's Sane

Bizarre - Adam AntBizarre by name, bizarre by nature, the "world's #1 alternative magazine" dedicates three pages to the mad world of Adam Ant in this month's issue.

Interviewed by 'Front Section' Editor Alix Fox (pictured with Adam, right), Adam chats to the magazine "in his first interview since he was sectioned in May." The article explores Adam's heteromorphic home life as well as his continued public taunting of Marco Pirroni and Liam Gallagher.

And this time he also bemoans the Scala for their 11pm Sunday curfew for the recent Matthew Ashman tribute night. But never mind all that, we just want to know when the clothing and make up range is due to be launched!*

Bizarre magazine, January 2011 is available now from all half-decent newsagents across the UK or online.

Happy New Year, Antpeople!

A few nice piccies from the last few monthsRoyal Wedding in the offing, riots on the streets of London, snow at Christmas, Tories sucking the lifeblood out of the social sector, and live Ant Shows a-plenty - you could almost be forgiven for confusing 2010 with 1981! ;")

It's been a busy old year for Ant Lib as well as Adam - with a new Ant Lib Online launched in February/March, Warriors 4 completed in the summer and a packed-out Ant Lib Weekender in November. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during these very busy twelve months (the busiest of all our 12 years so far!) and wish all members, subscribers and supporters a very happy & prosperous New Year.

But enough of all that sentimental stuff, our Caroline's put together a rather nifty video of Adam & Ant Lib's antics in 2010, featuring interview clips, live shows and sneak preview footage from our 10th Adam & the Ants Celebration (a full report to follow soon), so enjoy - and here's to 2011, in which we hope there'll be much more of the same!

The Sun - Adam Ant: Don't Bother Coming to My Shows!

Adam in the Sun on New Year's EveThat's the New Year's message to Ant fans concerned for Adam's health as he plays (half-empty) concerts this winter.

Interviewed in the Sun's Something for the Weekend supplement, Adam muses that "Some fans say I should still be taking medication. Well, I have one thing to say to them - don't bother coming to my shows."
Although, by charging inflated prices for concert tickets, Adam's already priced out most of his committed UK supporters from attending recent gigs.

Adam also airs his dirty laundry with rants aimed at Liam Gallagher (again), the Goverment (again), the music industry (again) and Marco: "I'll never work with Marco again, never. Let's just say I wrote the songs while he was in the room. If he walked in here now I would just walk out."

Good luck with the new album Adam, and Happy New Year from us too.

Adam Ant at the Signal Gallery - via Steve Strange, Stringfellow & Shabba Dabba Da...

Adam Ant at The Face earlier this monthToday sees the launch of Beyond Punk art exhibition at the Signal Gallery, east London, featuring early artwork of Adam Ant and his punk/new wave contemporaries including Poly Styrene, Spizz Energi and Gaye Advert who curates the exhibition.

The Signal Gallery told Ant Lib: "Adam has given us two very rare and unseen drawings from 1976, which really demonstrate his talent as an artist. We spent a great evening looking through his portfolio of work from that period with him. It was very exciting for us, as Ant fans ourselves, to look through with him, all the artwork from that early period."

The gallery is also planning to issue a strictly limited edition, signed print of one Adam's drawings from the 1970s.

Adam may not have made his tentative date at the Electric Ballroom this week but he's certainly been prowling around London's nightlife of late, with a short surprise PA at Steve Strange's new club night The Face where he performed an impromptu version of Young Parisians (pictured, above). He also popped into Peter Stringfellow's Angels club a few days later.

This Saturday 14 August, Adam is billed as Special Guest DJ for Shabba Dabba Da III at Avalon, Shoreditch High Street E1 6JE.

  • Find out more on the Beyond Punk exhibition here
  • Find out more on The Face clubnight over at Facebook here
  • Read Peter Stringfellow's blog post on Adam's club visit here
  • Add yourself to the Shabba Dabba Da III £5 guestlist here

Photo: Gerard McNamara

All Girl Action for Adam Ant Band

Adam Ant at the Scala earlier this yearWe all know from his autobiography that Adam has a prolific eye for the ladies, but it would seem he's replaced his Pirate Extravaganza with an ALL FEMALE band for forthcoming London shows over the summer months.

Currently in rehearsals in east London, Adam is working with a new backing band featuring original Babyshambles drummer Gemma Clarke for a revamped live set which includes a large chunk of tracks from unreleased solo project Persuasion for a rumoured show at the Electric Ballroom on Thursday 12 August.

Also in the band is Gemma's pal Claire Wakeman, lead guitarist/vocalist with the Suffrajets and underground NME darlings The Krak. It is understood the only remaining member of Adam's original 2010 live band is guitarist Miles Davis Landesman who has been quite open about the Electric Ballroom show on his Facebook page.

There are t's to be crossed and i's to be dotted first, but look out for official confirmation from the promoters early next week relating to forthcoming live Adam Ant shows.

In the meantime, there will be a hint of Ant essence for the Spear of Destiny gig at Electrowerkz (Slimelight), London EC1V 1NQ on Saturday 24 July - with Marco's mates Department S, Pirate Extravaganza's The Cesarians, and Ant Lib All Dayer 2007 openers Dead Heaven supporting; plus Ant Lib's Madam Stan will be DJing the aftershow. Simply tell the door staff "There's a whip in my valise" for half price entry (£7) all night - bargain!

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