Richard Smirke

Richard Smirke is a U.K. journalist specializing in music and the music industry, who writes regularly for Billboard magazine, and He has previously written for The Guardian, BBC, Associated Newspapers, and other publications.


Kanye West performs at Wireless Festival

Kanye West Rants Some More at London’s Wireless Festival Day 2 (Video)

Having succeeded in alienating an entire crowd on July 4, Kayne West's second show at London's Wireless festival once again saw the rapper deliver an impassioned monologue against media intrusion. Much like the night before, the audience response was a mix of jeers, cheering and mild indifference.
London’s Camden Crawl Festival Goes Into Liquidation

London’s Camden Crawl Festival Goes Into Liquidation

London’s indie and alternative festival Camden Crawl has been placed in voluntary liquidation, organizers have confirmed. The long-running two-day event recently celebrated its 19th anniversary.
Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman Biopic Director Indicted For Fatal Crash

Randall Miller, the director of Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider,” and two of the film’s producers have been indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges following the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.