No Lights, no Lorde: impersonator dupes Auckland partygoers

Convincing impersonator found to be behind surprise live performance by super ultra special guest at lights-off New Zealand dance party New Zealand has been sent in a tailspin after a surprise performance by Lorde at an Auckland public library was found to have been by a convincing impersonator. The pop star was widely reported by … Read more

Our daughter died. Now she lives in the pages of a romantic novel

In 2003, Alice Martineau was on the brink of a successful pop career when she died, aged 30, of cystic fibrosis. Now her family have given permission for her inspiring life story to be fictionalised In November 2014, an email pinged into Luke Martineaus inbox from Cystic Fibrosis Trust helplines: 0300 373 1000 or 020 … Read more

‘Greatest rocknroll writer who ever lived’: tributes pour in for Chuck Berry

Some of the most famous names in music have paid their respects to the 90-year-old, who was seen as a pioneer of rocknroll Figures from all walks of life have paid tribute to rock n roll pioneer Chuck Berry after March 18, 2017 Drummer-producer Questlove posted an image on Instagram: Thou Shall Have No Other … Read more

Brian Eno: ‘Donald Trump is a complete disaster’

Eno takes to Facebook to clarify his position after US rightwingers interpreted his Guardian interview as supportive of the new president Brian Eno has inisisted that Donald Trump is a complete disaster. The legendary musician/producer/thinker/renaissance man took to Facebook in the wake of

Encounters with George Michael ‘His publicist thought I was tabloid scum’

but George himself was perfectly happy with Simon Hattenstone, who produced two memorable, soul-baring interviews with the star. He remembers a man who was generous, brilliant, honest and who made you want to parent him There was something wonderful about George Michael. Great singer (when he hadnt smoked too much), great looking (though he didnt … Read more

Pink Floyd to release rarity-packed 27-disc set of their early years

The Early Years 1965-1972 will include Syd Barrett tracks never officially released, as well as the soundtrack recording called the Floyd holy grail Thought that 18-CD set of everything Bob Dylan recorded in 1965 and 1966 was the last word in period-specific artist box sets? Think again. Pink Floyd have announced a new box set, … Read more

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