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.
05 December 2014 10:07 AM
'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!’'
10 October 2014 12:30 PM
The Mercury Prize mostly acts as the slightly hip wing of the music industry's hype machine. It can, though, give a legitimate leg-up to a band such as Polar Bear, whose new album In Each And Every One has earned their second nomination, and whose questing post-jazz is a long-shot for mainstream acclaim.
Bob Dylan, The Basement Tapes Complete, album review: Get ready for no less than 138 tracks Dylan recorded with The Band
26 September 2014 10:17 AM
Though so little of Dylan’s carefree 1967 music was officially released, its impact has been huge
Robert Young: Primal Scream guitarist who summed up their potent and hedonistic fusion of punk, psychedelia and the rave culture
14 September 2014 04:25 PM
‘He can get a tune out of anything,’ said Bobby Gillespie
11 September 2014 11:20 AM
From his T-shirt to his funny, raw confessions, he ignores classical rituals
08 September 2014 01:38 AM
01 September 2014 05:05 PM
Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset
27 August 2014 11:44 AM
Stripped of Grizzly Bear’s layers, Rossen has singer-songwriting strength
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
The Mercury winner has written a paean to his home town – musicians love to do it
20 August 2014 11:46 AM
Royal Albert Hall, London
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more