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Pop superstar and her partner Jay Z welcomed twins into the world last week, celebrity news websites report Beyonc has given birth to twins in Los Angeles, according to reports on several celebrity news websites that cited unidentified sources. The singer, who is 35, and her partner, the rapper and music producer Jay Z, already […]

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When I invited my father Bahram to read Persian verse over my music, neither of us were prepared for such an emotional reaction A couple of years ago I decided to collaborate with a poet on a piece of music Id written three melancholy minutes of me on piano, my friend Nick on viola and […]

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Kraftwerk reinvented pop music in the 1970s, but never dreamed they would one day be able to stage the multimedia spectacular of their current tour. Founding member Ralf Htter grants a rare interview For someone with a reputation for how can we put this politely taking their time over things, Ralf Htter isnt one for […]

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Recent battles between female pop and rap stars have been ruthlessly stoked by the media and characterised as catfights, but they are built on levels of complicity As the promo cycle began for Katy Perrys fifth album, anyone listen about her fallout with Taylor Swift. It started in 2013, when Perry reportedly stole Swifts tour […]

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Giant paintings are being planned in Cohens hometown alongside an expansive exhibition planned to coincide with the first anniversary of his death I feel at home when Im in Montreal in a way that I dont feel anywhere else, Leonard Cohen died on November 7 2016. At 82 years old, Cohen had hardly slowed down, […]

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The long read: Timothy Morton wants humanity to give up some of its core beliefs, from the fantasy that we can control the planet to the notion that we are above other beings. His ideas might sound weird, but theyre catching on A few years ago, Bjrk began corresponding with a philosopher whose books she […]

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After seven marriages and a near fatal heroin habit, the great singer-songwriter is now single, sober and interested only in caring for his autistic son. He talks about death threats, blowing $1,000 a day on drugs and being an incorrigible romantic Steve Earle has never been so busy. The 62-year-old is a singer-songwriter, actor, playwright, […]

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Fifty years ago, homosexuality was decriminalised and pop was never the same again. From Dusty and Motown to Mick Jagger and the Kinks, here are the songs, clubs and clothes that liberated Britain In one of his very last acts as Beatles manager, All You Need Is Love. Exactly one month later, Epstein was dead […]

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(Nonesuch) Theres something slightly disingenuous about the lyrics to the title track of the Stand By My Girl are the standouts, but really youd be hard pressed to find a weak link here. Watch the video for Waiting on a Song by Dan Auerbach. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jun/04/dan-auerbach-waiting-on-a-song-review-way-to-fake-writers-block

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Billy said, Ill do this but Im not one who performs because of an urgent need for approval I had seen the sign about eight months earlier at a prop house. It was just an odd piece that caught my eye and belonged in a daytime TV studio, to flash when the audience should clap. […]

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