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Wednesday 10 October 2012
Chart stars One Direction were delighted today after their new single Live While We're Young hit the US number 1 spot, to become the fastest-selling single by a UK act.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
One Direction's new single "Live While We're Young" has become the fastest-selling track by a non-US artist in chart history.
Monday 01 October 2012
Last week Lady Gaga hit back at the thinly-veiled criticism she received from the media, after putting on weight. This week another pop star tells the body fascist record industry where they can stick it.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Fourteen unseen photographs of fresh faced Rolling Stones on their way to a gig in Dublin in 1965 have been uncovered by archivists.
Sunday 04 March 2012
Popular songs about contemporary fads can be hit-and-miss affairs. For every "Surfin' USA" that captures the zeitgeist and endures in its own right, there is a "Convoy", those novelty records that sound laughable as soon as the trend (in this case, CB radio) passes its sell-by date.
Thursday 01 March 2012
Davy Jones, the lead singer of 1960s pop band The Monkees, has died in America.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
For an overnight success, Gotye (pronounced “goaty-eh") is quite a slow burner. He’s been popular in Australia, his homeland, since his first single, "Learnalilgivinanlovin" was released in 2006.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Friday 13 January 2012
Naming your band after one of the all-time great albums is quite a yoke to saddle yourself with, and The Big Pink are making heavy weather of it on Future This.
Friday 23 December 2011
There's an inter-denominational inclusivity theme to Carole King's seasonal offering. The star turn is "Chanukah Prayer", a haunting, jazz-inflected Jewish hymn on which she's joined by her daughter Louise Goffin (who also produced the album) and grandson Hayden Wells.
Monday 19 December 2011
Laura Marling has dropped the obligatory encore. Other acts should too, says Elisa Bray
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- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 4 Not all right on the night
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding