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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Chrissie Hynde and Neil Tennant perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Dominic Wheeler at the BBC Proms 2014

Prom 8 Pet Shop Boys, review: Alan Turing remembered in rare foray into pop

The Proms’ occasional forays towards pop found the Pet Shop Boys already writing their tribute to Alan Turing, A Man From the Future. It was deemed perfect for this Late Night Prom, alongside two supporting pieces.

Neil Young performs on stage at Hyde Park

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, BST Hyde Park, review: 'The hippie dream is still fiercely alive'

There’s internal rhyme and reason to the Canadian musician's set

Nick Hasted: 'Tommy Ramone’s rock’n’roll legacy should not be underestimated'

Every punk band in London bought a copy of Ramones, and most attended their two gigs in the capital in July 1976

Eminem, Wembley Stadium, London, review: Rap monster's unruly energy is rare antidote to pop in 2014

While venue's enormity means rapper's words are lost on the crowd, but charisma and personality still shine throu3gh

Black Sabbath, BST Hyde Park, review: Ozzy Osbourne and co remind us how rock 'n' roll feels

Blazing sunshine and lower-than-11 volumes do their best to rein in the metal on the festival's hard-rock day

Tori Amos performs on stage
Coldplay's Ghost stories lacks the emotional grittiness of a break-up album

Coldplay's Ghost Stories, album review: 'The most dour, muted music of the band's career'

Chris Martin accepts his 'conscious uncoupling' too meekly to approach the anguish of a great break-up album

Ned Derrington (Pete), John Dagleish (Ray), Lillie Flynn (Rasa) and George Maguire (Dave) in Sunny Afternoon
Damon Albarn of Blur will release his debut solo album on 28 April

Toy, Koko - gig review

 

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