Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast

EP28 - Jeff Slate - NYC Singer / Songwriter and Journalist - “Don’t break my heart about it, things I can’t change”

April 6, 2021

New York City based singer-songwriter Jeff Slate is not only an internationally recognized recording artist and music journalist...

From the discovery of The Jam in the 1970s, to a love of The Style Council and the first moments of Paul Weller Solo to now - Jeff has been there as a super-fan, a collector, master-interviewer and so much more!

Jeff has also got his copy of Fat Pop (Volume 1) so stand by for news on what Jeff calls 'the best moments of the past 5 or so records'.

Jeff co-founded the band the Mindless Thinkers in the 1980s, founded The Badge in the '90s, and has performed and worked with countless rock luminaries, including Pete Townshend of The Who, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Sheryl Crow and others.

As a music journalist, Jeff writes feature articles and conducts in-depth interviews for Rock Cellar, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The  New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, NBC and more...

READ 2020 Reappraising Paul Weller’s The Style Council

READ 2020 Paul Weller: ‘The Modfather’ Discusses Life in COVID-19 Isolation and His New Album, ‘On Sunset’

READ 2018 Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller

READ 2015 Weller talks Saturns Pattern


In October 2020,  Jeff released a new single, "Heartbreak" - recorded in sessions spanning the globe during the current pandemic lockdown and the first evidence of the sessions for a promised studio album in 2021 - the single featured an all-star cast of players, including his longtime collaborator Earl Slick (John Lennon, David Bowie) on guitars, Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses) on bass and Paul Weller's longtime drummer Ben Gordelier.

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