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ANYONE WHO HAS A HEART… will remember soul superstar Luther Vandross, a decade after his untimely death. Blues & Soul's David Nathan meets the man pre-stardom in 1976 and David Toop interviews him for The Face in 1987. Plus EXCLUSIVE AUDIO of Vandross talking in 1989

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SOME KIND OF MONSTER — Kerrang! classics by Steffan Chirazi on Josh Homme's pre-Queens stoners Kyuss (1992), Pantera's Phil Anselmo (1994) and – naturally – Metallica (1997).

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“I like a lot of disco, but it’s not so much the artists I like — just the sound of it, the idea of disco...”

James Chance to Ian Penman (NME, 1979)

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 NME concert (1967)
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