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IN THEIR PLACEMelody Maker's Robin Bresnark meets freshfaced graduates Coldplay in 1999. Plus Inside Entertainment's Nicholas Jennings interviews Chris Martin in New York in 2005 and the late Andy Gill explains why he hates the band so much (Independent, 2008)...

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BEFORE THEY MADE HER RUN — Music scribe turned PR legend Barbara Charone hears about Keith Richards' drug bust (Creem, 1977). Plus "BC" hangs out with the Who (NME, 1973) and meets country-rock queen Linda Ronstadt (Sounds, 1978)…

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“When you heard shooting you’d go: ‘That’s a Thompson’ or ‘That’s an Armalite’. All bollocks, really. We didn’t know the difference…”

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