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Move over, Fatboy Slim

A new PlayStation title could shake-up the recording industry.

THE 1990s IN REVIEW: ROCK AND POP - Samplers' paradise

Nothing was safe or sacred. Anything could be covered or parodied. By Nicholas Barber

Children; WHAT TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN LONDON ... AND BEYOND

Franco-British Children's Book Fair

Media: Don't they check anything these days?

IN MY time as an editor one thing that drove us potty every night on the stone [hot metal composing area] was waiting for the marks to come back from the proof readers. "Where's the proof?" That's what we got from the readers. But it gets worse today - there are no readers. They rely on these people from Sussex University who can't read or write anyway.

The Sketch: Labour Party Conference: Master of the Labour hounds asks them to follow common scents

AS PHOTOGRAPHS of Labour's historic landmarks were flashed on to the podium backdrop and Fatboy Slim sang "We've come a long, long way", delegates began to clap along obediently, a reflexive rhythm section that half-concealed the truly important lyric, the one that was intended to wedge itself irretrievably in their frontal lobes: "I have to praise him like I should."

Studios suffering as stars make tracks at home

RECORDING STUDIOS in Britain are "in crisis" according to senior music industry figures, who say the rise of cheap electronic equipment has led to studios lying empty as headline acts literally make their hit albums at home.

Fatboy Slim wins video awards

THE CHART-TOPPING dance music star Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, won three prizes at the MTV awards in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.

Radio 1 loses its star DJ to motherhood

THE BBC'S strategy for radio was thrown up in the air yesterday when Zoe Ball, the host of its flagship Radio 1 breakfast show, announced that she is to take a career break to start a family. Ms Ball, 28, will leave Radio 1 and end all her television commitments next April.

Radio 1 up, Evans is down

THE DJ Zoe Ball got an early wedding present yesterday with new figures showing an increase of 200,000 listeners to her breakfast show. But it was bad news for Virgin Radio's Chris Evans, who lost nearly a third of his London audience.

Interview: Norman Cook/Fatboy Slim - You've come a long way, Quentin

This man has an identity problem. His parents christened him Quentin Cook, his sister called him Julie, and he has called himself Norman and Pizzaman. Today, he is known worldwide as Fatboy Slim. But soon, will it be Mr Zoe Ball - and Daddy?

Clap hands across the sea

Rock festivals are upon us. And the Fleadh shows how they became an international franchise. By Cole Moreton

Pop Riffs: The first and last albums bought by faithless vocalist Maxi Jazz

Something, Anything Todd Rundgren

Music: God is in the Details

THE INDEPENDENT'S GUIDE TO POP'S FIDDLY BITS NO 7: TURN ON, TUNE IN, COP OUT

Football: Skint Brighton now rap up new kit deal

THERE ARE plenty of skint football teams around, but as of yesterday, only one Skint football team. Brighton & Hove Albion have teetered uncomfortably between mediocrity and oblivion in recent years, finishing second from bottom of the Third Division in two of the last three seasons. When it comes to the ice-cool trendiness of their shirt sponsor, though, they can now claim to be in a league of their own.

Words: twitten, n.

NO SOONER has Fatboy Slim's arrival in Hove turned every whist- drive into a rave than the Town Hall shook during a public inquiry over the recent banning of motor-cars from George Street, a shopping thoroughfare.
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