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‘Glastonbury is like Disneyland – when you’re there, you don’t really think of the outside world’ 
Culture

‘Glastonbury is like Disneyland – when you’re there, you don’t really think of the outside world’ 

Renowned documentary maker Francis Whately on his new BBC film Glastonbury: 50 Years And Counting, which chart’s the festival’s evolution

Top songs: a guide to Tom Cruise singing cheesy tunes in movies
Film

Top songs: a guide to Tom Cruise singing cheesy tunes in movies

Might as well face it, Tom Cruise is addicted to belting out an off-key classic in his films. Here’s a quick guide to some of his most memorable – and more forgettable – moments on the mic

The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue
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The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue

In 1996, George Michael bared his soul to us in an exclusive interview. Ahead of Older’s re-release, we look back at his unbeatable legacy

Steve Lamacq: ‘I’m still doing what I was doing when I was 16’
letter to my younger self

Steve Lamacq: ‘I’m still doing what I was doing when I was 16’

In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles
classical music

In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles

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The legendary Brian Auger has a goldmine of tracks and rock anecdotes
Music

The legendary Brian Auger has a goldmine of tracks and rock anecdotes

Beware, playlist connoisseurs – these well-known musicians deleted their own albums from existence
music history

Beware, playlist connoisseurs – these well-known musicians deleted their own albums from existence

Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’
Music

Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’

Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols TV show proves the filth and fury endures
TV

Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols TV show proves the filth and fury endures

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom
Culture

Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom

The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’
Music

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes
Music

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes

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Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years
Muse

Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’
Muse

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field
Music

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’
The music that made me

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’

A Muse concert will help Médecins Sans Frontières deliver medical supplies to people in conflict zones
Vickie Hawkins

A Muse concert will help Médecins Sans Frontières deliver medical supplies to people in conflict zones

How a Muse concert will help War Child support those impacted by the war in Ukraine
Dean Anderson

How a Muse concert will help War Child support those impacted by the war in Ukraine

Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show
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Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022
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After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022

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Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
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Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’
Music

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’

The BBC is one of the last decent things standing. And BBC 6 Music is a jewel in its crown.
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The BBC is one of the last decent things standing. And BBC 6 Music is a jewel in its crown.

It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms
Phil Ryan

It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms

Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine
Ukraine

Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine

Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue
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Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue

Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of
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Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’
The Music That Made Me

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’

Stephan Moccio: piano solos with a pop persuasion
Music

Stephan Moccio: piano solos with a pop persuasion

Clara Amfo: ‘You’ve really got to back yourself’
Clara Amfo

Clara Amfo: ‘You’ve really got to back yourself’

Tobias Forge explains the surprise influence of Eurovision on metal band Ghost
Music

Tobias Forge explains the surprise influence of Eurovision on metal band Ghost

The female composers you should be listening to on International Women’s Day
Music

The female composers you should be listening to on International Women’s Day

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