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The Who: Pete Townshend

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1978

KAREN TOWNSHEND answers the door wearing a puzzled look. "Hello. I'm here to see Pete. We've got an interview scheduled for ten o'clock." The puzzled ...

Blur, Elastica, Oasis, Sleeper: PERRY Britpop: The Great Rock'n'roll Swindle

Retrospective and Interview by Various Writers, MOJO, April 2003

LONDON, IT SEEMED at the time, hadn't been so good since it was swinging in the '60s or spitting in the '70s. There were sharply ...

XTC: The Great XTC Problem

Essay by Craig W. Thomas, Rock's Backpages, 2006

Back at the start of 2002 I wrote this essay for XTC and their management, partly because I wanted to do a book on the ...

Madness by Madness

Interview by Max Bell, No.1, February 1984

IT'S FIVE years and 18 hit singles since Madness first ran riot on Top of the Pops and straight into the nation's hearts. ...

The Slits: An extract from Typical Girls; The Story Of The Slits

Book Excerpt by Zoë Street Howe, Omnibus Books, 2009

NOTE: Zoe Street Howe managed to interview all four original members of The Slits – Ari Up, Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt and Paloma 'Palmolive' Romero ...

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 ...

The Clash: The Fastest Gang In The West

Report and Interview by Paul Morley, NME, 20 October 1979

DETAILS: THE FIFTH MEMBER Micky Gallagher turned up in Boston. Four or five dates into the Clash itinerary and The Blockheads' jumpy Irish keyboardist slips ...

Live Aid, Saturday 13th July 1985: The Greatest Show On Earth

Report by Various Writers, Smash Hits, 17 July 1985

LAST DECEMBER when Bob Geldof and Midge Ure assembled a choir of extremely famous pop stars to record a song in aid of starving Ethiopians, ...

Morrissey: Who's The Daddy?

Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, June 2004

After seven years away, Morrissey, the exiled don of indie misery, is back, with some old scores to settle. Keith Cameron meets the ex-Smiths frontman ...

Oasis: I Am Disturbance

Interview by Max Bell, GQ, February 1998

And so's my brother... but not for long. After four years of tours, scraps, hits and hedonism, Liam and Noel Gallagher are settling down, buying ...

Kenickie: To Hell With Teen Spirit

Interview by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 11 January 1997

KENICKIE may be young, they may use guitars, they may be supernaturally exuberant. But they are not, repeat NOT, a teen punk band. With their ...

George Michael: Artist or Airhead?

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Musician, January 1988

IS IT TIME TO TAKE WHAM!'S ARCHITECT SERIOUSLY? ...

Oasis: Fan-ish Inquisition, Pt. 1

Interview by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, 19 February 2000

Go Letter It Out. The New Oasis. Your Questions! Their answers! Oh no, it's…the fan-ish inquisition. In the first of a two-part interview with Oasis, ...

Elvis Costello: Master Blaster

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 8 October 1983

WHEN IT COMES TO SOUL, THIS MAN BEATS ALL YOUR WELLERS AND ROWLANDS HANDS DOWN — BUT FOR ELVIS COSTELLO PASSION HAS NEVER BEEN JUST ...

Jesus & Mary Chain, The, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Primal Scream: Alan McGee: The father of Creation

Profile and Interview by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 5 July 1997

Hedonism was a way of life for Alan McGee. And who would expect anything less from the man behind Oasis? But the road to pop-tycoon ...

David Bowie: Sermon From The Savoy

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 29 September 1984

When David Bowie recently visited Britain he agreed to do one ‘official’ interview — with NME’s Charles Shaar Murray. In this exclusive story he gives ...

Blondie: The Misfits

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, February 1999

"And you don’t stop/Do the punk rock..." ...

The Police: Princes of the City

Profile and Interview by Richard Cook, NME, December 1983

PRINCES OF THE City. There's nothing like an American stadium show to make you feel small and alone. ...

Human Switchboard, The Pagans: Maxima Moralis: Relections from a Healing Mind – Cleveland, Independent Music, and the 1970s; Part 3

Essay by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, November 2004

V. The Pagans: Claustrophobia and Creation ...

Oasis: Liam Gallagher

Interview by Carol Clerk, Uncut, April 2000

THE LOCATION IS LONDON'S flashy Landmark Hotel, a place where palm trees loom over drinkers in the lobby and there's a better class of toiletry ...


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