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Rogue Traders Try the Flavour of Adam Ant for New Single

Rogue Traders - Would You Raise Your Hands coverThe celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the release of the Kings of the Wild Frontier LP have got underway with the Rogue Traders releasing a nod to Antmusic with their new single.

Released on Friday 9 April, Would You Raise Your Hands? features the lyrics made famous by Adam & the Ants in 1980: "Unplug the jukebox and do us all a favour" for an upbeat dancefloor stomper. Although huge in Australia, Rogue Traders are probably best known in the UK for Voodoo Child, which featured Neighbours actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte on vocals and was played on season three of the new Doctor Who series.

Have a sneaky listen to Would You Raise Your Hands? on the Rogue Traders' MySpace page or pre-order their new album Night of the Living Drums from Amazon UK.

Adam Ant Charity Day Sunday 7 March 2010

Adam Ant - Sunday 6 March 2010Adam Ant made a surprise appearance as part of the Passion hairdressers charity day for St John's Hospice in St John's Wood, north west London yesterday.

Donating some fabulous items including jewellery, signed records and books plus the tape recorder Adam used to record demos for Dirk Wears White Sox and Kings of the Wild Frontier albums, he chatted with locals and regulars of the salon and revealed that he is working with long-term cohort Marco Pirroni again after the pair drifted apart following Adam's well publicised psychiatric issues back in 2002.

Adam also found time to grant Ant Lib an interview for the forthcoming Warriors 4 DVD. Read more about the event on the Ant Lib blog - and see how well Adam looks now with exclusive photos.

Interview › Kevin Mooney › 2001

Kevin Mooney - Adam & the Ants 1980Teenage bassist Kevin Mooney has earned himself cult hero status amongst every rebellious young Ants fan over the years. In 2001, after twenty years of virtual silence regarding his time during the exciting and controversial Kings of the Wild Frontier period, Antpeople everywhere were invited to grill the so-called "bad boy" of Antmusic about his life, loves, "highs" and lows of being with the biggest band on the planet!

Give us a brief pre-Ants bio Kevin!
I was brought up in southeast London, Greenwich, with half-English half-Irish parents, and got into punk rock when I was 13 or 14, I was running around and knew all about Adam and Marco and stuff before I'd ever been in a band. Then when Malcolm stole the band, that's when I joined. I was in a couple of little bands, one was called European Cowboys and we rehearsed in a place called Mayhem in Battersea, where the Ants used to rehearse from time to time. There was this girl named Toyah, she used to run it.

Interview › Terry Lee Miall

Terry Lee Miall - Adam & the Ants 1981Back in October 1999, the Ant Lib organised its first full frontal (bathroom) function as a late night part of the annual Adam Ant Convention (back then organised by Umesh Mistry). A motley bunch of early Ant Lib members grabbed Adam & the Ants drummer 1980-1982 Terry Lee Miall for tasty grub and gossip at London's Rock Garden, Covent Garden.

Antpeople are in this type…
...and Terry Lee is in this one!

So, Terry tell us about your early influences?
Ringo Starr was the reason I got into drumming in the first place. John Bonham of Led Zeppelin …and Dave Barbe because I had to live up to him after he'd left the Ants. He's a fantastic drummer.

Adam Ant: The King of Sexual Diversity

Adam Ant - King of Sexual DiversityIn a previous article, I examined the lyrical content of Adam's songs and tried to make the case that his music had examined more types of sexual behaviour than any other musician. His songs have covered straight sex (S.E.X., Sexatise You, Strip, Playboy), sex in airplanes (Mile High Club), bathroom sex (Bathroom Function), high class prostitution (High Heels in High Places), sexual body art (Red Scab), sexual body piercing (Punk in the Supermarket), fellatio (Cleopatra), human orgasm (Can't Set The Rules About Love), sadomasochism (Beat My Guest, Whip In My Valise, Physical, Rough Stuff), transvestism (Greta X), exhibitionism (Lady), bondage (Ligotage, Human Bondage Den), homosexuality (Bright Lights, Black Leather, Piccadilly), lesbianism (All Girl Action), bestiality (Juanito the Bandito), infantilism (1969 Again), voyeurism (Lady), fetishes in general (Christian D’or, Survival of the Fetish) and specific fetishes like rubber (Rubber People).

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