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Ian Winwood

Ian Winwood

Ian is a music journalist of almost 30 years' standing. Over the course of an imbalanced career, his work has appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Kerrang!, Rolling Stone, Q, MOJO, Revolver, The Daily Mirror, NME, and more. He is the author of three books, while his fourth will be published by Faber & Faber in 2022. He lives in Camden Town with his fiancée and their two cats. A proud citizen of the People’s Republic of South Yorkshire, for his sins he supports Barnsley Football Club.

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Marc Almond: "The Royal Family are the one continuous thread that holds Britain together"

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 13 February 2020

The non-stop Soft Cell singer on his confrontational past, Twitter troubles, and why he doesn't mind being part of "the establishment". ...

Biffy Clyro: "We wanted to be the opposite of Oasis"

Profile and Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 19 August 2020

IN THE AUTUMN of 2004, Biffy Clyro offered me a job as a roadie. It was an unpaid short-term position that consisted of just one ...

Def Leppard: "We never wanted to smoke weed and stick two fingers up to The Man"

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 21 July 2020

ON THE FIRST day of December 1987, Def Leppard arrived for a concert at the Tacoma Dome in Washington state. Embarked on the initial North ...

Peter Gabriel, Genesis: The shambolic Genesis reunion that saved Peter Gabriel from financial ruin

Retrospective by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 6 August 2020

Womad crippled Peter Gabriel, so his former bandmates offered to keep the bailiffs away. If only they could remember how to play together…  ...

Ice-T: "I don't hate cops – I hate racists"

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2020

ON SEPTEMBER 30th, 1992, Ice-T performed a concert with his metal band Body Count at the Jack Adams Stadium in San Diego. On a bill ...

Lamb of God: Metal's moral backbone: the uncompromising, righteous rise of Lamb Of God

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 23 June 2020

AS A YOUNGER man, D. Randall Blythe conducted social experiments with bleach. As jocks in passing cars screamed insults, the singer with the metal band ...

Tommy Lee, Mötley Crüe: Tommy Lee: "Back then, there were no consequences – excess was a daily thing"

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 16 October 2020

IN THE SUMMER of 1987, Mötley Crüe embarked on a tour of the largest indoors venues in North America. Travelling aboard a private jet, the ...

Public Enemy: Chuck D: "The presidency aged Obama – what will it do to Biden?"

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 13 July 2020

The hip-hop pioneer talks about the ongoing protests in America, the forthcoming presidential election and how to face down the KKK. ...

Rammstein: Rock's most dangerous band: why Rammstein's incendiary retelling of history terrifies Germany

Report and Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 1 July 2019

Playing with fire ...

The Scorpions: Can a power ballad change the world?

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 20 May 2020

A hit podcast investigates the theory that the German rockers' global smash was written by the CIA. But the truth is even more incredible. ...

Sex Pistols, The Stranglers: The true punk confessions of Stuart Pearce

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 6 November 2019

ON THE MORNING of the 23rd of June 1996, Stuart Pearce was the most famous person in the country. The previous afternoon, England had beaten ...

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