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By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 4th, 2012
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 23rd, 2012
When a beloved musician is no longer with us, the temptation is to preserve their work in amber, in honor of their memory. The hit songs are no longer emotional machines in their own right, they’re museum exhibits with fragile ...
Some songs are classics from the first moment, the first line. They arrive, mess with your mind, demand your full attention and leave insisting that you play them again right away.
Although we’re all still painfully aware that Amy Winehouse is no longer with us, it’s only just beginning to become clear exactly what a loss she has been as a musical talent. And not because her next album would’ve ...
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on November 30th, 2011
That Adele would cap her astonishing, record-annihilating 2011 with a slew of Grammy nominations was a foregone conclusion. She is Grammy voter catnip. (She already won Best New Artist a few years back.
By Paul Hechinger | Posted on October 26th, 2011
The formal inquest into Amy Winehouse’s death has concluded that she died of alcohol poisoning. Tests found her blood alcohol levels to be five times the legal limit for driving, enough to affect her breathing and put her into a ...
I know, it’s the first thing I thought too. Here’s Adele with a recurring throat problem, in which she blows her own voice out time and again, and apparently it has nothing to do with her fondness for the gaspers ...
Film biopics of musicians often follow a very similar pattern. There’s the childhood trauma, the discovery of talent, the struggling to get noticed, the fame, the drugs, the trouble that comes with success/fame/drugs, and the ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 13th, 2011
Can I begin with a question? If you had won an Academy Award for being the best actor in the world, where would you keep the trophy? On the mantelpiece? On the hood of your car? On a chain around your neck at all times?
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 9th, 2011
This already feels like a transmission from an alternate reality, one in which the happy, tanned and smiling girl, singing her dad’s favorite song with his favorite singer, is still with us.