The rapper will join Arctic Monkeys and Bruno Mars at the February event
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Free gigs, the hottest new bands as your best mates, and the chance to discover the next Arctic Monkeys: the life of a record-label scout appears terribly desirable. But is the reality as glam as the dream?
Thursday 01 May 2008
He may be just 22, but Alex Turner is being hailed as a singer-songwriter to compare with Ray Davies.
Friday 11 April 2008
The Last Shadow Puppets is an Arctic Monkeys spin-off project, in which songwriter Alex Turner and his pal Miles Kane from The Rascals indulge their passion for sophisticated, grandiose pop.
Friday 14 March 2008
Five years ago, I ended a love affair with a nasty itch. The itch, it turned out, when I went to the doctor complaining that entire armies of creepy-crawlies were apparently trying to burrow through my skin (which now resembled a bloody battlefield) was scabies. Armies of creepy-crawlies were indeed, said the doctor, trying to burrow through my skin. But where had they come from? Had I, asked the doctor, been in close proximity to anyone, er, new? No, I had been living like a nun. But I had just been on holiday in Goa.
Friday 29 February 2008
Gordon Brown and Andy Burnham both claim to listen to them on their iPods, but the Arctic Monkeys received a slightly hipper seal of approval last night when they were called the "Oasis of their generation" by the New Musical Express.
Friday 22 February 2008
Alvarez's desire to escape lit crit and go "beyond all this fiddle" bears fruit in this journalistic trawl that ranges from rock climbing to the infantilisation of Las Vegas. He still writes brilliantly about literature – an essay on Saint Exupéry includes a brisk exploration of the relationship between art and aviation, while a critique of Thom Gunn explores his late fulfilment as a poet when Aids struck San Francisco – but one of the most perceptive pieces here is an account of the author's experience of a Grateful Dead gig, even though Alvarez admits, "I had never been to a rock and roll concert." Maybe he should give the Arctic Monkeys a whirl.
Thursday 21 February 2008
Best British Male: Mark Ronson
Thursday 21 February 2008
It was the first time they have turned up to the Brits – and they did it in style – dressed in tweed jackets, plus fours and flat caps, possibly a nod to their native Yorkshire.
Saturday 09 February 2008
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Tuesday 11 October 2005
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Vote Ukip, says far-right group Britain First
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- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Video shows what happens when lava is poured onto ice
- 5 Cate Blanchett loses temper during interview: 'That's your f**king question?'