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David Byrne: The True Story of David Byrne

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Mail On Sunday, 1986

THERE'S SOMETHING faintly forbidding about David Byrne. Oh, he's friendly enough, sitting over the table of a discreet suite at Blake's Hotel in Kensington for ...

Dwight Yoakam: Hillbilly Hipster

Interview by Cynthia Rose, Mail On Sunday, April 1987

DWIGHT YOAKAM was eight years old when he wrote his first song: an American lament patterned after those of 1940s blue mountain balladeers the Stanley ...

Sting: I Ask The Questions by Sylvie Simmons: Sting

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Mail On Sunday, 1996

STING – pop star, actor, philisopher , father, Rover car salesman and generally all-round bit of a god – is trying to steal my job. ...

Buffy Sainte-Marie: I Ask The Questions: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Mail On Sunday, 1996

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE. Supersquaw, or what? Writes her first song as a papoose, gets a degree in philopsophy, tosses in a PhD in Fine Arts just ...

Donovan: I Ask The Questions: Donovan

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Mail On Sunday, 1996

THE CURLY hair’s still there, the elfin face, incense wafts about the room, but there is something amiss. That’s it: Donovan is wearing a suit. ...

Meat Loaf: I Ask The Questions: Meat Loaf

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Mail On Sunday, 1996

A DUSTY abandoned cinema in London. There are cobwebs and chandeliers. There is a large man on a balcony in a tuxedo and American tan ...

Babyshambles: Down In Albion (Rough Trade)

Review by David Bennun, Mail On Sunday, 2005

WELL, here comes a record more laden with baggage than an Andalucian pack mule. ...

Babyshambles: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by David Bennun, Mail On Sunday, February 2005

FOR THE BENEFIT of readers in Turkmenistan, I should explain that Babyshambles is the band led by former Libertine Pete Doherty — a man whose ...

The Stranglers: Whatever Happened To The Heroes

Interview by Jon Wilde, Mail On Sunday, July 2006

JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL is happily reminiscing about his days on punk's frontline with The Stranglers. "The one thing I couldn't stand was the spitting," he says. ...

Foo Fighters, Nirvana: Monster of Rock: Dave Grohl

Profile and Interview by Dan Gennoe, Mail On Sunday, September 2007

DAVE GROHL IS TIRED. Pulling a back-crunching, jaw-cranking comedy stretch, he twists, grits his immaculate white teeth and let's out a little squeak. Finished, he ...

Joss Stone: Joss Stick: Joss Stone

Interview by Dan Gennoe, Mail On Sunday, 2008

JOSS STONE is smoking a fag. Crouched on the pavement outside the BBC's Maida Vale studio, a grey cardigan pulled around her, a skinny roll-up ...

Velvet Revolver: And Now Let's Go Over to the Leather Report: Velvet Revolver

Profile and Interview by Dan Gennoe, Mail On Sunday, March 2008

IF THERE'S A definition of a rock star, Scott Weiland is it. The ever-present Aviator sunglasses; the hip-jutting swagger; the slow croak of an LA ...

Alicia Keys: The Girl's On Fire: Why Alicia Keys Is Such Hot Poperty

Interview by Angus Batey, Mail On Sunday, June 2008

Alicia Keys is red hot right now: Prince wants to be her towel roadie, Dylan wrote a song about her, and Halle Berry head-hunted her ...

Neil Sedaka: New York's Rock'n'Roll Rhapsody

Overview by Philip Norman, Mail On Sunday, July 2008

NEW YORK HAS inspired so much of the greatest popular music ever written. London may have its chirpy Cockney ditties like 'Underneath the Arches', and ...

Take That: Stadium of Light, Sunderland *****

Live Review by David Bennun, Mail On Sunday, May 2011

YOU CAN TELL it's a chilly evening in Tyne and Wear. Some of the women even have their shoulders covered. It's the first night of ...

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