Nick Hasted

Nick Hasted has been a film journalist since 1986. He writes about film, music, books and comics for The Independent, Sight & Sound, Uncut and Little White Lies. He has published two books: The Dark Story of Eminem (2002), and You Really Got Me: The Story of The Kinks (2011), both from Omnibus Press.

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Jimmy Cliff, performing here at the San Sebastian Jazz Festival, played to an elated, generation-spanning Brighton crowd

Jimmy Cliff, Brighton Dome, review: There’s a ska light that never goes out

Cliff’s high-voltage charisma is undimmed at 67

Singer Stevie Nicks and drummer Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac performs on the Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival 2015 review: Reunited Fleetwood Mac prove Dreams can come true

The band's secret, only recently returned weapon, Christine McVie dominates the early, Anglo-Californian harmonies

Elvis Costello in concert

The Cribs interview: Wakefield brothers talk depression, rebirth and America

'I’ve often thought that if you can make a living out of something you love, that’s a Utopia - but that experience can still be more negative than positive'

Disraeli & The Small Gods perform at The Great Escape 2014

The Great Escape, review: Kate Tempest stands out proudly in midst of hustling between scattered venues

George The Poet shows how difficult Tempest’s trick is

Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi, Brighton Dome, review: She's like a Roxy Music fantasy come to life

Mercury-nominated artist channels Edith Piaf but will never succeed in being quite so strange

Turning the page: Gruff Rhys has returned to tour with Super Furry Animals after a successful solo stint

Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys: The journey through 'a distorted vision of reality’

With the band members’ more settled lives now limiting the extreme experiences that fed those records, does that make another album unlikely?

The ex-'Cream' drummer Ginger Baker

Whiplash has put drummers in their rightful place as music's irreplaceable root

Drummers are finally beginning to shake their tag as 'clueless thumpers'

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Changing man: Billy Corgan

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan interview: Hanging on in 'this dirty pop business'

'I had this interview in Paste magazine in 2005, when the journalist said: ‘I don’t understand what it is about people like you that had your success, and why you keep hanging on,’ and I thought, ‘Jesus Christ, I’m 37!’'

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