When you're hot … Nile Rodgers has every right to do this in the glow of his Daft Punk moment, namely to rake the coals of his august 1970s/1980s Chic "Organization" – less a disco group than a business model, more an aesthetic code than a production style.
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Sunday 17 March 2013
Their names – and wellies – are emblazoned across the front of the packaging. But now the Yorkshire farming couple who launched one of Britain’s poshest sausage brands are urging shoppers not to be misled into thinking they still endorse the product – after it was bought by a firm at the centre of the horse-meat scandal.
Friday 08 March 2013
TV pick of the week: Shetland
Sunday 10 February 2013
Bobby Womack admitted he'd had an affair with Linda; the brothers did not speak for years
Saturday 20 October 2012
Actress and writer Mindy Kaling has secured Anne Hathaway to star in her romantic comedy The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, about a woman who opts to only date losers. Kaling, who co-wrote the script with Brent Forrester, will executive produce the project and may also co-star.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
As London's famous Sanctuary Spa turns 35, Harriet Walker finds out that there's more to success than its best-selling products
Friday 13 April 2012
A follow-up to the earlier Jeffrey Lee Pierce tribute album, We Are Only Riders, this likewise derives from rehearsal tapes discovered by Pierce's friend Cypress Grove.
Friday 22 July 2011
Its inner-city location may not suggest wellies, but numerous downpours over east London have left Victoria Park resembling something of a mudbath. It certainly makes Lovebox feel like more of a traditional festival, although the event – now in its eighth year – has been a summer fixture for a while now.
Monday 18 July 2011
The audience for tonight's gig includes many who were not even born when the New York band adopted their Blondie moniker in 1975, but everyone knows all of the words anyway.
Friday 08 July 2011
Thursday 12 May 2011
A musical myth was put forward at the start of this year – someone, somewhere proclaimed that guitar rock was dead. Clearly, whoever revved up that particular bandwagon had never heard Welsh trio The Joy Formidable play live.
Monday 21 March 2011
Debbie Harry was "absolutely" a drug addict for "a couple of years".
Saturday 19 February 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
Friday 17 September 2010
Stuck on punk's West Coast outpost, The Nerves' fame barely made it out of California. The trio recorded a solitary, self-titled EP in 1976 before breaking up.
Monday 16 August 2010
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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