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National, The

National, The

The National is a government-owned English-language daily newspaper published in Abu Dhabi since 2008. It is also available online.

Metallica: Magnetic Metallica

Report and Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, July 2008

THERE IS a certain grim irony to the news, announced last week, that Metallica’s latest album Death Magnetic will be released in September in a ...

Depeche Mode

Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, April 2009

IF THERE was a manual that rock bands could follow to guarantee long-term success, Depeche Mode would probably fail every test. During three decades together ...

Robert Plant, Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara

Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, April 2009

A LIGHT BREEZE of mellifluous music wafts from behind the half-open door of a long, low, bunker-like building nestled deep in the English countryside. Inside ...

Kanye West

Profile by Stephen Dalton, National, The, September 2009

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA branded rapper Kanye West a "jackass" for his one-man stage invasion at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York last Sunday, ...

The Stone Roses at 20

Retrospective and Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, September 2009

TWENTY YEARS AGO, the Stone Roses felt like an unstoppable force of nature. These four baggy-trousered young moptops from Manchester were adored all over Britain, ...

This Charming Manchester (Manchester Music, Then and Now)

Overview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, October 2009

From Joy Division and The Smiths, to the headliners at next month's Dubai Sound City, Happy Mondays and Doves, Manchester has long been Britain's self-styled ...

Flying Lotus

Profile and Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, October 2010

ONE OF THE MOST exciting breakthrough artists of 2010, Flying Lotus has been hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation. Besides his own genre-blurring ...

Tricky

Profile and Interview by Stephen Dalton, National, The, October 2010

THE GREAT LOST BOY of British music, Adrian "Tricky" Thaws has been on an exotic, erratic musical odyssey since he first added whispered raps and ...

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