Fans of the Arctic Monkeys were left outraged after the hashtag #RIPAlexTurner started trending on Twitter.
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Sunday 17 February 2013
From henceforth, all commercial-pop snobs should be obliged to listen to the Canadian sisters' seventh album.
Friday 11 January 2013
Crowd surfing continues with the band off-stage, a topless girl balances on a mate's shoulders and the bouncers look panicked. This year’s hotly tipped saviours of guitar rock take all this in their stride, at least until a chaotic finale, suggesting either they learn fast or this is typical of their gigs.
Saturday 15 December 2012
When Elektra's Jac Holzman first commissioned future Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye to compile Nuggets, back at the start of the Seventies, the intention was simply to collect overlooked Sixties gems worthy of rescue from oblivion.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The Mercury Prize isn’t much to get excited about these days. Despite its judges’ best efforts, it’s an increasingly predictable marketing tool for a more upmarket demographic than the Brits.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Until the Quiet Comes, the new album from Flying Lotus, arrives on 1 October.
Friday 10 August 2012
Extra tickets could be released on Sunday morning for the Closing Ceremony spectacular, which will feature The Spice Girls, George Michael and The Who heading a cast of British musical stars, the organisers have said.
Wednesday 04 July 2012
A former drama student whose dream of becoming an actress was ruined when she grew to 6ft 5in is suing the NHS for £2m for failing to spot her growth condition.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Testing, testing?... Hello?? Elisa Bray on the gigs that went wrong, brilliantly
Sunday 24 June 2012
Lawrence Hayward, former leader of Felt and Denim, is one of underground pop's true eccentrics.
Friday 22 June 2012
With expectations of its footballers suddenly on the rise, England needs a new anthem to unite behind. Dizzee Rascal has risen to the challenge after dashing to the studio to record an "emergency" England Euro 2012 song which he plans to release today.
Friday 22 June 2012
An entertainment agent with links to England stars Rio Ferdinand, John Terry and Ashley Cole appeared in court yesterday charged with the murder of a teenager in east London.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Cello Multitracks is Gabriel Prokofiev's four-part suite for nine cellos, here performed by the gifted cellist Peter Gregson, whose familiarity with laptop multi-track technology undoubtedly aids its realisation.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Melvyn Bragg is resurrecting The South Bank Show with an interview of Dizzee Rascal in a new documentary on the rise of the grime scene.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
What's the link between Ms Dynamite, Liam Bailey and Delilah, who all performed last night?
Sunday 01 April 2012
Received wisdom suggests this urban-ish popster is the first "credible" signing to Cowell's Syco label, in so much as he's emerged organically via initial success as a writer/producer.
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