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METHOD MENAngus Batey befriends Staten Island collective the Wu-Tang Clan (Hip-Hop Connection, 1994), while RJ Smith talks to RZA and co. about their mighty second album Wu-Tang Forever (Spin, 1997). Plus William Shaw meets doomed Clan man Ol' Dirty Bastard in jail (Guardian, 2002)…

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HEATHEN CHEMISTRYTim Cooper befriends David Bowie and discusses the starman's 22nd album (Observer, 2002). Plus Tim hangs out with Baltimore dream-popsters Beach House (Independent, 2010) and looks back at Quadrophenia with the Who's Pete Townshend (Guardian, 2015)…

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