The 'Wire in the Blood' killer is back, but his creator Val McDermid tells Danuta Kean there is more to her work than violent crime
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A little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll, a hint of Dolly Parton and an avalanche of Carlene Carter.
It is supposedly banned in some guitar shops and has become the stuff of cliche, but Led Zeppelin track Stairway To Heaven has been named the UK's favourite rock song.
Lucky Soul's debut album, The Great Unwanted, was adored by everyone who encountered it.
It's the norm for workers in dotcom companies to wear headphones at their desks – and the trend is spreading. So are plugged-in employees more productive? Tim Walker listens in
Emmylou's Daniel Lanois period is over. She's back in Nashville with Brian Ahern on the other side of the thickened glass, which means that an elegantly chiming country-rock sound replaces the arty false perspectives and cultivated grit of the Lanois vibe.
The first album on her own label has apparently secured Dolly Parton her first Top 20 placing since 1993 – and no wonder, given its combination of technical accomplishment and sheer likeability.
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