Well, what did you expect? A sad attempt to recapture former glories? You were half-right.
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Sunday 03 July 2011
Blondie are the most reluctantly retro of bands, their leader a heritage heroine who hates being treated like a museum piece.
Friday 10 June 2011
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Many old shots of Brett Anderson posing coquettishly as a self-regarding dandy have been published in recent weeks, though none can prepare us for the sight of Suede's singer with arms heroically stretched out, encompassing his fans' adulation. And this is during "Breakdown", one of the less memorable tracks from their debut album, which now closes with a punishing coda to replace the original's yearning close.
Thursday 14 April 2011
"You Brits will love the Kennedy story. It has all the pomp, sex, money and power struggles you expect from us colonials. Jackie was our queen, Jack our prince. All very royal in an American way."
Friday 25 March 2011
There's much to enjoy about The Human League's comeback album, not least the way Phil Oakey expands the lexicon of pop to include such outré terms as witless, rancour and hellions, sprinkled among the 11 tracks.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Monday 21 March 2011
Debbie Harry was "absolutely" a drug addict for "a couple of years".
Monday 31 January 2011
This week's Culture Club is on the new series of E4's controversial teen drama Skins. Do you love it? Do you hate it? How do feel the latest cast members compare with their predecessors? Let us know your thoughts below.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is to be jailed for drunk driving.
Monday 17 January 2011
This week's Culture Club focuses on the second series of Glee. Do you love it? Do you hate it? How do you feel it is comparing with the first series? Leave your thoughts on Glee below.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Thursday 02 December 2010
Monday 08 November 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Band reformations are a depressing lottery. They're rarely done for the purest of reasons: the money from a reunion tour has got to be pretty tempting for people whose creative profitability is years over. Couple that with the fact that pop stars in their 40s are rarely as vigorous as in their 20s, and it's all too easy for a group to lose sight of what it was that made them special in the first place.
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