What is the best gig you've been to at Brixton Academy? Perhaps it's Public Enemy, or The Smiths' final show in 1986? Simon Parkes bought the seminal venue for £1 in 1982 and what stories he has to tell in his new memoir Live at the Brixton Academy: a Riotous Life in the Music Business.
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Friday 10 August 2012
Ailing music retailer HMV has crashed to an £80m after-tax loss as departing chief executive Simon Fox ran up big charges in his final results.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
How does it feel to be topping the bill at this year's Latitude?
Tuesday 17 July 2012
With music-lovers still reeling over the plug being pulled on Bruce Springsteen's duet with Paul McCartney, Madonna has been warned that she too faces being cut off mid-song if she over-runs a strict curfew when performing at Hyde Park.
Thursday 12 July 2012
The producers of ITV soap Coronation Street have axed a storyline with similarities to the recent death of a Stone Roses fan.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Elbow's status as perennial festival favourites saw them playing an energy-sapping 29 events last year. But not this summer, their frontman tells Andy Gill – it's time the 'travelling circus' hung around to soak up the vibe
Tuesday 03 July 2012
It's time to ban ticket touts at festivals, says Latitude founder Melvin Benn
Sunday 01 July 2012
A trim for the fringe: less hair, same flair from comic Kitson
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Testing, testing?... Hello?? Elisa Bray on the gigs that went wrong, brilliantly
Saturday 23 June 2012
An Olivier award earlier this year for her sex-trafficking drama Roadkill confirmed director and performer Cora Bissett's status as one of Scotland's most important theatre-makers and brought her the first flush of deserved national attention.
Thursday 14 June 2012
The resurrection has been a long time coming, and there were fears last night it might be somewhat short-lived. Less than a week into The Stone Roses' hotly anticipated comeback tour, the tempestuous band were at each other's throats after the drummer stormed out of a gig, prompting abuse from lead singer Ian Brown.
Monday 11 June 2012
Coldplay fans have been spooked after the coloured wristbands which turn stadiums into a spectacle of lights during the band's shows suddenly began flashing of their own accord, days after the event.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Take your seat for an evening of beautiful, exhilarating and truly breathtaking entertainment.
Sunday 20 May 2012
The Great Escape is half frenzied gig-dash, half music-biz convention. But it's a hundred per cent fun
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General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
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