Music

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’
Punk

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’

As the Sex Pistols’ original bass player, Glen Matlock wrote some of the most iconic punk songs of all time. He tells us what inspired him.

Soweto Kinch’s pandemic reflections draw parallels with Civil Rights Movement music
Anne Frankenstein

Soweto Kinch’s pandemic reflections draw parallels with Civil Rights Movement music

Soweto Kinch, with White Juju, has given us a means to reflect on a global pandemic and the discomfort of discovering that our world is a very fragile place, writes Anne Frankenstein.

Simon Le Bon: ‘I’m very lucky. Solo artists have nobody to tell them they’re being an arsehole’
Letter To My Younger Self

Simon Le Bon: ‘I’m very lucky. Solo artists have nobody to tell them they’re being an arsehole’

Can you hear me now? Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon was a lonely teenager but found friendship, and fame, through a love of David Bowie.

Where to catch some live Christmas music this year
Claire Jackson

Where to catch some live Christmas music this year

Adele’s 30 is here and she’s belting out the big numbers
Music

Adele’s 30 is here and she’s belting out the big numbers

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An independent record store is boycotting Adele’s new album in a row over vinyl
Music

An independent record store is boycotting Adele’s new album in a row over vinyl

In praise of re-issues, the musical goldmines which never run dry
Music

In praise of re-issues, the musical goldmines which never run dry

ABBA’s comeback is set to make money, money, money
Music

ABBA’s comeback is set to make money, money, money

Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road
Books

Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road

‘Godfather of hip-hop’ Gil Scott-Heron played by his own rules
Music

‘Godfather of hip-hop’ Gil Scott-Heron played by his own rules

Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie review: Primal Scream star strikes a tangible note of melancholy
Books

Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie review: Primal Scream star strikes a tangible note of melancholy

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK
Music

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new
Music

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new

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Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie
Music

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’
Music

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’
Music

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’
Music

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’

Bobby Gillespie: ‘Some writers are embarrassed to say they loved lockdown’
Music

Bobby Gillespie: ‘Some writers are embarrassed to say they loved lockdown’

Tom Odell: The UK government is intent on destroying live music
Music

Tom Odell: The UK government is intent on destroying live music

The orchestra determined to thrive in a Covid world
Music

The orchestra determined to thrive in a Covid world

My comfort in these trying times? Spiritual Jazz
Music

My comfort in these trying times? Spiritual Jazz

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From our very first step, humans have been slaves to the rhythm
Music

From our very first step, humans have been slaves to the rhythm

‘You can almost smell it’: How music moves us during lockdown
Music

‘You can almost smell it’: How music moves us during lockdown

The lyrics of sea shanties are dated but the melodies and rhythms persist
Music

The lyrics of sea shanties are dated but the melodies and rhythms persist

Olivia Newton-John still tells daughter Chloe Lattanzi to tidy her room
Music

Olivia Newton-John still tells daughter Chloe Lattanzi to tidy her room

Let’s celebrate the value of music
Opinion

Let’s celebrate the value of music

Russell Watson wants you to join him for The Big Singalong
Music

Russell Watson wants you to join him for The Big Singalong

English National Opera: How music can help you breathe
Music

English National Opera: How music can help you breathe

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Bands like us don’t normally get to number one’
Music

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Bands like us don’t normally get to number one’

Without support, freelance musicians will continue falling into hardship
Opinion

Without support, freelance musicians will continue falling into hardship

Rock royalty: Cashing in on a classic
Music

Rock royalty: Cashing in on a classic

In mod we trust: The ever-green subculture
Music

In mod we trust: The ever-green subculture

Seoul music: How K-Pop is embracing Christmas
Music

Seoul music: How K-Pop is embracing Christmas

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