Courtney Love introduced the Virgin Prunes at the ‘Gavin Friday and Friends’ event in Carnegie Hall on October 4th. She did so eloquently and passionately, explaining how she came to know of them and what they meant to her life. What follows is a close approximation of what she said and it includes a brief…

Read More

Gavin Friday was interviewed outside Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona on June 20th where he is working on the production of U2’s 360 tour, which starts on June 30th. The brief interview was broadcast in U2Valencia’s podcast. Gavin discussed his role in U2’s production, calling himself an ‘aesthetic midwife’ and in a message to the…

Read More

After the work on the re-releases had been completed, Virginprunes.com caught up with Gavin in late August to find out how the project had progressed from initial idea to final execution. Keen to explain the process, in this first installment of the interview Gavin takes us through the building of the relationship with Mute Records…

Read More

1982 interview from U2 Info Service, by Geoff Parkyn Apart from the fact that Edge’s older brother Dik Evans plays guitar in The Virgin Prunes, there are links between the two bands that go back to their childhoods, and recently Gavin Friday of the Virgin Prunes shed some light on their names: “The U2 connections…

Read More

By Peter Murphy Back in their terrifying heyday, they threw pigs’ heads around on stage, covered themselves in muck, provided Marilyn Manson with a career and wrote ‘Community Games’ for Aidan Walsh. Having escaped the clutches of a sinister born-again Christian turned transvestite, they’re now making movies with Neil Jordan, dining with Damien Hirst and…

Read More

Gavin Friday remembers the Virgin Prunes From The Independent, October 7, 2004 Virgin Prunes – A Terrible Beauty Re-released Blame it on the Prods and the Plymouth Brethren… Blame it on the Christian Brothers and the GAA… Blame it on Georgie Best and the cider drinking Boot Boys…. Blame it on Sister Nora, my career…

Read More

The Irish Hospice Foundation is delighted to announce the publication of ‘Peter & The Wolf’ on 1st October 2003. Described as “A modern take on the classic Prokofiev children’s tale”, Peter & The Wolf was adapted for the Friday-Seezer ensemble by Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer. Using instruments such as the accordion, the banjo and…

Read More

Gavin spent early April in America, accompanying U2 on the start of their ‘PopMart’ tour. Listed in the album as ‘Consultant Poptician’, the subsequent tourbook refers to him as ‘Consultant Popmartician’. Asked about Gavin’s influence on the current tour, Bono explained that Gavin had among other things helped with the visuals projected during the concerts.…

Read More