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Friday 04 December 2009
Two years after forming at the end of 2004, Phantom Limb's progress was derailed when singer Yolanda Quartey fell ill.
Trailblazers: The Tragic Lives of Gram Parsons, Nick Drake & Jeff Buckley, By David Bret<br />Rock Roadie: Backstage and Confidential, By James Wright
Sunday 26 July 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Vocals: Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush and Thom Yorke
They all have a lot of personality and I'd really like to hear them harmonise together. If they can perform one of my songs, that'd be the dream.
Sunday 24 May 2009
The best ideas are usually the simplest, and Andrew Smith's quest to interview all the men who've walked on the Moon turned into an award-winning bestseller.
Thursday 26 February 2009
What exactly does the new "r" stand for in the reformed title of Peter Doherty? In formalising his name from the casual "Pete", perhaps what the ex-Libertine desires is "respectability". But on tonight's evidence that new consonant may just as well stand for "recidivism".
Sunday 25 January 2009
First released to mark the 10th anniversary of Jeff Buckley's death in 2007 and now dusted down in the light of "Hallelujah", the question is: does anyone need this?
Saturday 20 December 2008
Saturday 20 December 2008
Friday 05 December 2008
Monday 14 July 2008
Thursday 12 June 2008
Friday 21 March 2008
His work with Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart probably makes Gary Lucas the world's most popular avant-rock guitarist, though his solo work can lack focus.
Friday 07 March 2008
Wednesday 24 May 2006
It would be tempting to call the question of the moment - will he stay? - age-old, but it would be erroneous. Time was when the matter of stamina in a Derby contender was not really up for debate. Most Thoroughbreds were produced with the idea that they should be able to gallop a mile and a half and the best ones turned up to do it on Epsom Downs in early June.
Wednesday 18 August 2004
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 1 Morgan Freeman on the riot-focused coverage of the Baltimore protests: 'F**k the media'
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 4 Frankie Boyle on Scottish independence: 'In the Interests of Unity, F**k Off'
- 5 Length of pregnancy can vary by up to five weeks, scientists discover