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Sky was a UK magazine launched in the late 1980s and focusing mainly on celebrities featured in film, television and music. It ceased publication in 2001.

Stock Aitken Waterman: Pete Waterman: The Prat Who Calls Himself The Hitman

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, April 1989

The prat who calls himself the Hitman is how Stock Aitken Waterman's Pete Waterman describes himself. It's an admission that a 42-year-old who throws himself ...

The Cure: The Art of Falling Apart

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, June 1989

The Cure's Robert Smith has been worrying about the meaning of life since he was only 13. So have his armies of fans - Cure ...

Is Acid's Mr Big Really All Bad?

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, November 1989

Twenty-three-year-old gambler and whiz-kid entrepreneur Tony Colston-Hayter has been called Acid's Mr Big, Acid's Mr Fixit and The Acid King by the tabloid press because ...

Neneh Cherry: Raw Nerve: Neneh Cherry

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, November 1989

In 1989 Neneh Cherry ruled the airwaves, her eclectic dance masterpiece Raw Like Sushi yielding a fistful of UK chart smashes. She also caused havoc ...

James Brown

Profile by Simon Witter, Sky, 1990

THE FIRST PHASE of James Brown's tempestuous career was as a '60s soul screamer in a suit at least two sizes too small for him. ...

The Darling Buds: Buds-U-Like

Interview by Paul Lester, Sky, August 1990

BEHIND THEIR pop outlaw image – which recently earned them a modelling assignment for The Gap – The Darling Buds have a crowd of hardcore ...

Happy Mondays: Is Shaun Ryder Really A Sex Symbol?

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, Summer 1990

He's no oil painting but the Happy Mondays' grubby lead singer Shaun Ryder is deluged with love letters from admiring teenage girls. Now the group's ...

Guns N' Roses: Guns' N' Roses

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1991

ONLY DAYS INTO Guns N' Roses' world tour and there was trouble. At a St Louis stadium Axl Rose jumped into the audience to snatch ...

The Doors: a profile of Jim Morrison

Profile by Simon Witter, Sky, 1991

IN THREE YEARS Jim Morrison went from being a rock icon to dying a bloated alcoholic at just 27 years old. But in that time ...

Evan Dando, The Lemonheads: Evan Dando: Deeply Dippy

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1992

SINKING INTO the bar-room sofa of one of Kensington's more sterile, demi-swank hotels on the morning after America re-bombed Baghdad, Evan Dando smiles with a ...

The Black Crowes: Afghan Rebels

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1992

It's late night in Dallas and the Black Crowes are partying in rock's most happening dressing room, an Aladdin's den of fairy lights, Afghan rugs ...

Walking With Panthers: Hip Hop and the Legacy of Black Power

Essay by Simon Witter, Sky, 1992

Rap chic, radical chic, Hollywood chic. In 1992 everyone wants a belated piece of the Black Panther Party’s guerilla chic. Simon Witter cuts through the ...

Faith No More

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1993

Mike’s pierced eyebrow epitomizes Faith No More’s finger to the world. With a trail of trashed hotels and hospitalized fans behind them and a singer ...

Manic Street Preachers: Glam Rock: Manic Street Preachers

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1993

The Manic Street Preachers were wearing Boots No.17 eyeliner and women's fun-fur coats way before Brett Anderson could even spell androgyny. "Our idea of glamour ...

Henry Rollins: Hooray, Henry!

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1993

HENRY ROLLINS IS the prime example of a uniquely American phenomenon, the punk turned poet (see Lydia Lunch, Exene Cervenka, etc.). ...

Spin Doctors: The Spin Doctors

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1993

ON A RECORD-BREAKING 105-degree day, the sun is finally setting as we pull into Long Island's Jones Beach arena, amid Spinal Tap-esque musings from our ...

Lenny Kravitz's Freedom Train

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, December 1993

Lenny Kravitz's Universal Love Tour is coming your way. So are iguanas, ritual white sage burning and Spodie the Plant Dancer. Simon Witter catches the ...

Suede

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, December 1993

"HELLO! WHAT HAVE WE GOT HERE?!" asks Brett Anderson rhetorically, staring at the fluff he has just removed from his ear. "I haven't taken these ...

PJ Harvey: P.J. Harvey: Come On Down

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, Fall 1993

She’s been called the indie Madonna, but Polly Harvey is not famous for upbeat frivolous pop tunes. So raw and angst-ridden is her music she ...

Blind Melon

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, February 1994

After 18 months on the road, supporting Guns N’Roses, Neil Young and Lenny Kravitz, platinum-selling slackers Blind Melon break for a curry in London, and ...

Joan Osborne

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1995

Joan Osborne isn’t your run-of-the-mill platinum-selling singer/songwriter – this lady sings about sex. Do-it-all-night, bagsy-me-on-top, can’t-walk-next-day sex. SIMON WITTER basks in the afterglow. ...

Weezer

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, February 1995

Weezer are a bunch of weird blokes who wear nerdy clothes, nerdy specs and sing nerdy songs. Which is why we love them, says Simon ...

Menswear: Suits You: Menswear

Report and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, December 1995

As overnight sensations go, Menswear’s hyper-speed rise to fame makes even Julia Carling look like a beginner. Plus their music rocks. Simon Witter talks to ...

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