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Farewell NME – irreverent, acerbic, essential. At least when I was there!

Comment by Barbara Ellen, Observer, The, 11 March 2018

In an era of bland stars and Spotify, is it any wonder the printed music press is no more? ...

Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead: The Last Great American Adventurer: Jerome John Garcia 1942-1995

Obituary by Tom Hibbert, Q, October 1995

On August 9, Jerry Garcia, leader of the Grateful Dead, the most successful live group of all time, died in a Californian rehab center. To ...

Grateful Dead: An Evening with the Grateful Dead

Report and Interview by Michael Lydon, Rolling Stone, 17 September 1970

WE CHANGE and our changings change, a friend said once. It sounded true, but it seems too that through it all we stay the same. ...

Grateful Dead: The Exhumation of The Dead

Essay by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 3 August 1974

They've been slagged, slated, abused, and misused – most often in these very pages. But Hell hath no Fury like a Dead fan scorned, and ...

The GTOs: Permanent Damage (Straight/CBS)

Review by Miles, International Times, 27 February 1970

IT'S NOT TOO difficult to reject the spectacle of Hollywood, to drop out, find yourself, re-evalue your ideas, unless you LIVE in Hollywood. What if ...

Guns N' Roses: Animal House

Interview by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 24 October 1987

GUNS 'N' ROSES get mad with BARBARA ELLEN ...

Madonna: Meanwhile Back at the Raunch

Interview by Barbara Ellen, New Musical Express, 2 December 1995

Phew!!! Hold on to your seats because MADONNA is about to reveal all... NOOOOOO!!! she's not stripping off again, but she IS telling all to ...

The Roots: Things Fall Apart (MCA)

Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 23 March 1999

ERUDITE, LITERATE and keenly aware of their surroundings, Philadelphia's the Roots have become an anomaly in hip-hop – even though they arguably stay truest to ...

The Roots: Deeper Roots

Profile and Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, November 1996

THE FUNKY FOUR FROM ILLADELPHIA GET ECLECTIC. ...

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