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Edward O'Sullivan Lee, better known as Bunny

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At 73, Lee is a living musical archive, the most influential of all Jamaica’s music producers

Carl Barât

Carl Barat on The Libertines, The Jackals and his attempted suicide

The Libertines' Carl Barât is about to tour with his other band, The Jackals, and has a starring role in an art-house film. It's a long way from 2003, when, in the depths of depression, he attempted alcohol-fuelled suicide, as he tells Charlotte Cripps

Bryan Adams: The singer-songwriter and photographer on falling asleep at the wheel, his vegan diet and his shots of wounded servicemen

I was surprised to learn I could sing I always wanted to be a guitarist, but when I was rehearsing with my first band, at 14, in my mother's basement, no one in the room wanted to be the singer, so I said I'd fill in until we found someone. So I became the singer.

How John Grant emerged from the booze and cocaine to find happiness (in Iceland...)

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Royksopp interview: Electronic music duo on making their final album, The Inevitable End

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Cooly G: “Some people go: “You’re a girl – you can’t make beats!’"

Musician Alex Clare

Alex Clare interview: Three years after his debut album flopped, the musician is back with a bang

Clare: 'I went from sleeping in a tiny bedroom which I shared with a stray cat and ants in Jerusalem to being at a five-star hotel in Frankfurt'

Tom Odell has recorded a cover of John Lennon's 'Real Love' for the John Lewis Christmas advert 2014

John Lewis Christmas advert songs: Meet the singers from Tom Odell to Gabrielle Aplin

Ellie Goulding and Slow Moving Millie have also covered songs for the retailer

Tom Odell has been selected to score the John Lewis advert

John Lewis advert 2014: Tom Odell - From a one star NME review to scoring the biggest Christmas gig on TV

The musician has been asked to score the new ad following Lily Allen last year

Seeing red: Mick Hucknall has done countless solo shows since the band’s ‘farewell’ tour

Simply Red's reunion tour: Who exactly are their fans?

Simmy Richman on one of rock’s great mysteries

Music maestro: Philip Glass

Philip Glass: From Glassworks to Glassfest

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