Fans of the Arctic Monkeys were left outraged after the hashtag #RIPAlexTurner started trending on Twitter.
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Sunday 11 July 2010
An artist to make Gaga curse her own abject banality, 24-year-old Kansas girl Monae has found her way to Oz.
Friday 04 June 2010
America's very own Syd Barrett, 13th Floor Elevators founder Roky Erickson virtually invented psychedelia and garage-rock before drug abuse and paranoid schizophrenia left him committed to a mental asylum for years.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Just six months on from the excellent Blakroc – on which the Keys backed hip-hoppers Mos Def, Ludacris and the like – the next move for the former White Stripes wannabes was always going to be crucial.
Friday 12 March 2010
Emmett Malloy's rockumentary follows Jack and Meg White, aka The White Stripes, on their 2007 tour of Canada, where they aim to play in every province.
Friday 28 August 2009
Nashville's resident "garage-rock lounge lizard extraordinaire", Dave Cloud looks like Jim Royle readying himself for a "tom tit" trip to the loo, and sounds like something nasty lurking in the undergrowth waiting to scare small children.
Friday 28 August 2009
"When Arctic Monkeys get hold of a song like the roaring 'Potion Approaching' they sound like the most exciting rock band on the planet. But more often than not on 'Humbug', they sound like a less inspired version of themselves." - Noel Murray, avclub.com
Friday 17 July 2009
Jack White has effectively become the American equivalent of Damon Albarn.
Sunday 21 June 2009
If you're only gonna have one trick, make it a good 'un. The Gossip's template – Beth Ditto's almost absurdly soulful vocals set against an urgent rock-disco backing – hasn't altered significantly on their Rick Rubin-produced fourth album.
Sunday 17 May 2009
Uninitiated TV viewers moved to investigate who that scary wrinkly man is pimping car insurance in the ad breaks will be doubly baffled when they find out that his latest album is a collection of understated French jazz, retro ragtime and neo bossa nova.
Monday 04 May 2009
Getting involved in fisticuffs with your former mentor, who also happens to be one of the heroes of the garage rock scene, may raise your profile, but when it becomes the one thing everyone knows you for – as happened when The Von Bondies' Jason Stollsteimer was attacked by Jack White of The White Stripes in 2003 – then it is unlikely to prove a recipe for long-lasting success.
Sunday 26 April 2009
Swiftcover, the online car insurer that uses punk idol Iggy Pop to advertise its wares but refuses to insure musicians, has reversed its decision ahead of an Advertising Standards Agency ruling on Wednesday.
Sunday 12 April 2009
Swiftcover, the online car insurance group that brought us the curious sight of rocker Iggy Pop advertising insurance, is to branch out into home insurance in the next year.
Wednesday 01 April 2009
Monday 23 February 2009
A car insurer admitted today it refuses to cover musicians - despite featuring Iggy Pop in its adverts.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/mixtape-a-few-w.html">MixTape: A few words with Iggy Pop</a>
Monday 20 October 2008
Iggy Pop has been knocking the hell out of rock and roll with raw power for decades, but now, as he displays his more artful side with a documentary about his painting exploits, we had a quick chat with the great man.
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- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more