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Friday 15 February 2013
'Nick Cave is the quintessential frontman'
Sunday 13 January 2013
No other band got close to Cream – or ever will I played the drums, Eric [Clapton] was the best guitarist of all time and our sets [featuring hits such as "Sunshine of Your Love"] were never the same two nights running; it was magic. Unfortunately it didn't last [the band broke up in 1968] but the reunion at the Royal Albert Hall [in 2005] was amazing; it felt like we'd not seen one another for a few weeks, not 35 years!
Saturday 05 January 2013
'Being a Muppet shouldn’t exclude him from the band...'
Saturday 08 December 2012
'I think Björk would just be the perfect twist of lemon on top of an already pretty weird band'
Saturday 01 December 2012
His roll call of collaborators was impressive; it included Bilk, Melly, Fawkes and Lyttelton
Sunday 18 November 2012
Up There (80 mins, 15)
Thursday 15 November 2012
P David Ebersole, 103mins, NC
Friday 09 November 2012
Chart stars Florence and The Machine were almost late for a live radio gig - after their drummer got locked in the loo.
Tuesday 06 November 2012
There's a rumble throughout much of Alt-J's set: it's the sort of dubstep, bass heavy production that makes them sound oh-so 'now', layered as it is under folky guitar and vocal harmonies. Think James Blake meets Mumford & Sons (but please, let's refrain from the tag 'folk-step', a term more juddering than their basslines).
Saturday 03 November 2012
'I've never heard dad play bass but it'd be cool to hang out'
Sunday 28 October 2012
A threnody for Stephen Lawrence, songs about escaped slaves and dedications to activist Claudia Jones, bandleader Leslie "Jiver" Hutchinson and Nelson Mandela are among the contents of Pine's typically expansive new release.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
A woman who spent £400 on a portrait of Jimmy Savile at a charity auction just days before the allegations about his paedophilia made headlines across the country has told the charity: “Keep the money, but I don’t want the painting”.
Sunday 14 October 2012
The best tracks on these two mid-1960s albums by the trio of Brazilian pianist Dom Salvador have a rhythmic density that could still get chin-strokers dancing.
Thursday 11 October 2012
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! winner Dougie Poynter has described how he tried to kill himself after his life became "a relentless hell".
Thursday 11 October 2012
When Al Spx sings away from the mic, her earthy vocal carries through the airy nave, proving this a fine match of venue and performer: a cavernous church, with its hard, cramped pews, and the stark spirituality of this Canadian singer/songwriter.
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