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Adrian Deevoy

Adrian Deevoy

Adrian Deevoy has written since 1978 for a variety of publications including Trouser Press, International Musician, Penthouse, Cosmopolitian, Q Magazine, GQ, The London Times, The LA Times, The Sunday Times, Blender, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, The Times Of India and The Observer. He is perhaps the only writer of his generation to have conducted extensive interviews with Bob Dylan, Prince, Madonna, Freddie Mercury and Mick Karn’s Bestial Cluster.

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Alien Ant Farm

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, November 2003

"BLENDER HATES us, man," slurs Dryden Mitchell, Alien Ant Farm's pained singer. This is pretty rich, considering that only this evening we have given him ...

Björk, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos: PJ Harvey, Björk, and Tori Amos: Hips. Lips. Tits. Power.

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1994

Well, would you spill their pint? In the last 18 months, Polly Harvey, Björk, and Tori Amos have rogered the charts with their special brew ...

The Bee Gees: Forgive and Forget

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1989

They made the parquet-pounding record that launched the jacket-shedding dance that gave birth to the thing they call Disco. And for this appalling misdemeanor The ...

Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzy Osbourne: Summer of Love

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, June 2002

Could things be any better for Ozzy Osbourne? His family's TV show, The Osbournes, is a runaway smash, and his traveling metal revue, Ozzfest, is ...

Blur: Stop The Band, I Wanna Get Off!

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, March 1996

Are BLUR really going to the dogs? Behind all the adoring screams, we hear internal bickering, the tell-tale snii-ii-i-iff! of media-centric decadence, a hollow champagne ...

Bon Jovi

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1989

"BON JOVI... Back To Kick Ass" declare the T-shirts outside the Royal Dublin Society Arena. Below this raunchy statement of intent is the list of ...

David Bowie: Boys Keep Swinging

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1989

Six years since his last convincing album, and with the overblown Glass Spider tour still fresh in the memory, David Bowie has rapidly returned to ...

Cher: Who The Hell Does Cher Think She Is?

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, August 1991

Ladies and gentlemen. You are about to meet a living legend. A goddess. A true star. Any minute now... Well, half an hour, definitely... (Tum-ti-tum ...

Leonard Cohen: Porridge? Lozenge? Syringe?

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, 1991

He's been a poet and songwriter for more than 40 years, but Leonard Cohen still can't find a rhyme for 'orange'. "It drives you mad," ...

Sheryl Crow

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, October 1998

She hasn't taken heroin and she won't gossip about Eric Clapton, so what will she do? "People have needs," she tells Adrian Deevoy, darkly. ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: 'I've Always Said An Artist Should Have His Heart In One Hand And His Nuts In The Other.'

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1993

From nowhere, his first LP sold like thermonuclear cakes and he became the most sexy, mouthy, loppy, self-promoting star in pop. Then his second album ...

Dexys Midnight Runners, Kevin Rowland: Who The Hell Does KEVIN ROWLAND Think He Is?

Profile and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, April 1988

It's that time again, when the curmudgeonly chairman of Dexys Midnight Runners rejoins the giddy carousel of pop to peddle more intense ideology in a ...

Dido: She's Cracked It!

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, August 2001

Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong left home at 15, reckons she's "worth 15 billion pounds", guzzles painkillers and measures hotel swimming pools before she ...

Elastica: You're Never Alone With Elastica

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1995

...Elastica. With impeccable Suede, Blur and, ahem, Stranglers connections, 1995's Great British Export-in-waiting put the "New" in New Wave. And, Iggy Pop tells Adrian Deevoy, ...

Fountains of Wayne: How to Be a Rock Manager for a Day

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, September 2003

EAGER TO LEARN if we have what it takes to make our way in the talent-management industry (sticky fingers, violent tendencies), Blender asked pop maestros ...

Bob Geldof: Radio Argh! Argh!

Report by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1999

In summer 1998, and to a chorus of indie-kid disapproval, Capital Radio took over London station XFM and, preposterously, put Bob Geldof in the drive-time ...

George Michael: Music Review of the '80s: George Michael

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1990

A year and a half on from Wham!'s last concert, George Michael's solo career was ripening nicely as 1988 began. His hugely successful album debut, ...

INXS, Michael Hutchence: Michael Hutchence: The Q 100 Interview

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1995

HOW THE devil are you? ...

INXS: Welcome To Our New Direction

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, August 1993

In a fully comprehensive roots-and-reality reacquaintance exercise, INXS are nostalgically experiencing the sights, the sounds, the smells of their earliest days in a series of ...

INXS: We're Getting There…

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1991

Loud, powerful, seemingly invincible, the INXS Express comes thundering into yet another city. But this particular journey has not been altogether smooth. Stung by accusations ...

Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Jackson: Lisa Marie Presley

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, GQ, January 2004

ELVIS NEVER came to England. He touched down at a Scottish airfield in 1960 but not once did the King set foot in the green ...

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones: Who The Hell Does Mick Jagger Think He Is?

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, March 1993

MICK WAS so out of it that I could tell the waiters were scared he'd pass out. His head was so far back and he ...

The Lemonheads: Evan Dando: Just Say No… Kinda

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, November 1993

A respectful silence, please, for Evan Dando, Lemonhead-in-chief and arguably the most generously gifted songwriter of his generation: "I'd like to impart this message to ...

The Pogues, Shane MacGowan: Shane MacGowan: Crash Course To Oblivion

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, February 1993

Cancel the hearses! Desist with the obituaries! For Shane MacGowan lives, in spite of a heroic chemical intake and his ownership of the Western world's ...

Freddie Mercury, Queen: Freddie Mercury: Bravo Sir Frederick!

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, December 1988

NEVER HAVING been one to opt for the outrageous when the downright preposterous will do, Freddie Mercury concludes his operatic concert by attempting to blow ...

George Michael

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Big Issue, The, November 1996

In this world exclusive – his first interview in six years – George Michael talks candidly about dope, death and his sexuality ...

George Michael: One Night in New York

Report by Adrian Deevoy, Q, February 1992

In Britain, George Michael is a household name. In the USA, however, he is really well known. To alleviate the pressures of touring there, he ...

George Michael: The Lone Star State

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1988

His second career is already more succesful than his first. His spry and winning pop songs have a greater-than-average life expectancy. He is uncountably wealthy. ...

Kylie Minogue: The Tao of Kylie

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, April 2004

AS AN omnipresent international celebrity, Kylie Minogue is no stranger to unfounded gossip, but this one persistent item, as Australians are wont to say, is ...

Morrissey: Ooh I Say!

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, September 1992

The lighter side of football violence. The death of pop music. Getting the urge for sex. Being racist. The TV star who is "a pig ...

Morrissey, The Smiths: Morrissey

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, GQ, October 2005

The former Smiths frontman has had "20 very odd years": from indie outsider to LA's least typical expat, via court battles and enjoying self-imposed exile. ...

Neneh Cherry: What Is She Like?

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, November 1992

"Yo! Peace, darlin'!" Three years out of public view, Neneh Cherry returns this month with a rap/rock crossover record, 'Money Love', and an album that's ...

Oasis: Put It Next To The Other Three

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1998

What a shoddy old year it's been for Oasis. Only six million copies of Be Here Now shifted. Only voted The Best Act In The ...

Sinead O'Connor: Crazy Baldhead

Comment by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1993

IT'S A PHILOSOPHICAL agenda that would make David Icke vibrate with envy. Consider Sinead O'Connor's current take on the state of play: 96 per cent ...

The Police: Oh, How We Laughed!

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, November 1993

They were one big happy family. They were brothers by different parents. They were all for one and one for all. Except they weren't. The ...

Prince Talks To Q: 'I Am Normal!'

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, July 1994

Pleased to meet you... Hope you've guessed my name. For the first time since God alone knows when, the artist formerly known as Prince talks ...

Radiohead: The Garage, London

Live Review by Adrian Deevoy, Times, The, September 1993

IF THE success of a concert can be gauged by the number of moist and flailing bodies flung ceilingwards during the performance, then Radiohead's only ...

R.E.M.: St Michael

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1995

Fabled and reconstructed, the all-new, star-spangled, itinerary-wielding R.E.M. were poised to take on the world. Then Bill Berry took ill. ADRIAN DEEVOY caught the doomed ...

Scritti Politti: Green Machines

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, International Musician And Recording World, July 1985

"I'D JUST like to say now that I am not a knobist." ...

Simply Red: Have You Got A Bit Of Manchester In You?

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1998

And if not, would you like some? Beware, ladies, for it is Mick Hucknall, humbled by heartbreak but still hopping on like a russet-headed horny ...

The Smiths

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, International Musician And Recording World, October 1983

Here come The Smiths smiling, brandishing their blooms and being hotly pursued by ADRIAN DEEVOY, our very own handsome devil. ...

Sting: Sumner Holiday

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, November 1999

Sometimes even Q needs a break. Usually this means a week in a prefab on Selsea Bill, but this year Signor Sting – Tuscan summer ...

Sting: The South Will Rise Again

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1995

It is the biggest dilemma in the caring career of Pop's Very Own Captain Conscience. Sun City: should I stay or should I go? Sting ...

The Stone Roses: Another Early Night

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, July 1990

Stockholm, 4 am: the amateurs are going to bed. Not so the Stone Roses, who are limbering up to go out and dance...like fish. Having ...

The Stone Roses: Who The Hell Do The Stone Roses Think They Are?

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, March 1995

Their second album took longer to record than the equivalent World War took to wage. Meanwhile, Geffen kept them in golf clubs and "heroin". Last ...

Strawberry Switchblade

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, International Musician And Recording World, March 1985

ADRIEN DEEVOY FINDS STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE TO BE MORE THAN JUST FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH ...

Talk Talk: Come On, Market Me

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, February 1988

Stylists have thrown in the towel, promotional persons have blanched, record execs have shed real tears as, over six years, Talk Talk have been increasingly ...

Shania Twain

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Blender, April 2003

She was singing in bars at age eight. She lived for Supertramp. And she married the world's most successful hair-metal producer. So how on Earth ...

U2: I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, September 1993

It seemed like such a good idea at the time: serenading Axl Rose; sleeping in an igloo; drinking the swimming pool; licking the promoter; blowing ...

Suzanne Vega

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1988

THE FIRST time Suzanne Vega says "oral sex" it is most physically disturbing. But you get used to it after a while. Look, she's saying ...

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