Emo feels like the last days of grunge right now: the bubble's burst, but the major players still fill arenas.
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Friday 08 March 2013
'John Frusciante is a genius with the guitar'
Thursday 28 February 2013
'I betcha going to miss me when I'm gone' – we sure will
Friday 22 February 2013
Thom Yorke: Samey sounds spoil Radiohead frontman’s debut album with supergroup
Thursday 10 January 2013
Sir Simon Rattle has announced that he will leave the coveted role of conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra amid rumours of a “simmering rebellion” among the world’s finest, and fiercest, players.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
"It's surprising how physical those spoons were," Geoff Richardson confesses after his feverish spoon-playing on the giddy "Golf Girl", a song about affairs of the heart on a Canterbury golf course.
Sunday 09 December 2012
Actors among array of celebrities in attendance to watch Manchester United beat Manchester City
Monday 15 October 2012
It's among the most popular shows on television, but if you work nine to five, chances are you've never seen it. Pointless asks its players to come up with obscure answers to broad general-knowledge questions; those with the fewest points proceed to the next round. Like the best game shows, it makes perfect sense as soon as you've watched five minutes of it.
Monday 20 August 2012
The Seventies saw the emergence of several Jamaican deejays and toasters whose claim to excellence in the genre that prefigured rap and dancehall was reflected by the use of Ranking in their stage name.
Saturday 04 August 2012
With their fifth album, the Brooklyn-based Antibalas show themselves to be almost as potent an Afrobeat ensemble as even the late Fela Kuti's greatest bands.
Sunday 22 July 2012
Jazz violinists are routinely compared with Stephane Grappelli, but young Polish fiddler Adam Baldych seems less concerned with lightness and charm than in creating a thick, heavy line that can function like that of a tenor sax.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Despite a closing solo piece, "Oslo", invoking the aftermath of the Breivik massacre, there's not a great deal of drama to this rather poppy acoustic-trio album; and that's what's so good about it.
Friday 06 July 2012
U2 star Adam Clayton's former personal assistant has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the embezzlement of 2.8 million euro (£2.2 million) of his money.
Sunday 10 June 2012
A partial return to top form for the widdly-diddly axe-meister.
Thursday 24 May 2012
As a member of the Dillards, the banjo-player Doug Dillard played an important role in the evolution of bluegrass music, modernising its sound and bringing it into the living rooms of millions of Americans through a series of popular TV appearances. Later he formed a partnership with the former Byrd, Gene Clark, that would help usher in the country rock movement, before becoming an in-demand session musician for acts such as Harry Nilsson, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.
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