BBC show thrashes ITV's Splash, where viewing figures dived
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Thursday 30 August 2012
The film Alien popularised the phrase "In space no one can hear you scream", and with that logic, no one can hear music either. But that hasn't stopped various attempts at playing tunes in a galaxy far, far away.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Sir Elton John was coy this week when insulting Madonna by saying she looked like a "fairground stripper". There are stronger insults. My hunch is that Madonna wouldn't mind being compared to a fairground stripper. In her seemingly never-ending range of personae designed to shock, it's likely that fairground stripper was only a few tours away. Sir Elton might have cut his fellow superstar more deeply if he had said that on stage she looked remarkably like a suburban, middle-aged woman. That would have stung.
Thursday 09 August 2012
The hit of The Free Fringe and a newcomer nominee for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award last year, Cariad Lloyd is back with another collection of loopy characters and sparkling one-liners.
Monday 12 March 2012
Danny Cohen betrays his nerves as ITV reschedules Britain’s Got Talent to drown out The Voice
Tuesday 10 May 2011
On an altar-like raised platform, a French DJ is making the walls of Brixton Academy physically move. David Guetta leaps onto the decks, standing with his hands stretched towards the ceiling, so all that is seen is a silhouette of a man against glowing lava-red light as a powerful baseline makes the audience yelp with delight.
Friday 18 February 2011
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Tuesday 11 January 2011
"Rock and roll is here to stay," sang Danny and the Juniors in 1958. If only. New statistics reveal the number of rock hits in the top 100 biggest-selling singles of 2010 to be the lowest in half a century.
Thursday 02 December 2010
Wednesday 24 November 2010
Tuesday 26 October 2010
The clues were always there. Bert and Ernie have been living together for 31 years. They like to wear flamboyant "his & his" pyjamas. And (here's the clincher) they tuck themselves up together each night in the same bed.
Friday 07 May 2010
The Black Eyed Peas occupy an uncomfortable area of pop music, somewhere in between easily identifiable cheap schlock and irrefutable – often accidental – genius. There's no doubt that, as performers, they are top-notch, focusing all their energies on crowd satisfaction, but as artists they are either oddly flimsy under scrutiny, or woefully misconstrued. It was impossible during this gig to come down firmly on either side.
Friday 05 March 2010
To call your album The E.N.D. can give a certain impression. But, far from it being the end for the Los Angeles-based Black Eyed Peas, the world's best-selling hip-hop group are celebrating their chart-troubling career on tour. "The E.N.D.", it turns out, stands for "The Energy Never Dies".
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Most rappers want to tell you about where they are from, but few can take you there as completely as this compact performer from Brooklyn. One highlight of a rare European appearance is a zingy run through hip-hop classics and familiar samples. Talib Kweli freestyles over them all as if at a block party in a New York project.
Sunday 25 October 2009
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