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By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 7th, 2012
Having effectively blown cynics away with the opening ceremony (or at the very least shushed them up for a week or so), the organisers of the London Games have something of a hill to climb in coming up with an appropriate ending. ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on June 28th, 2012
We’ve all seen those rock docos where an endless parade of talking heads trot out their half-baked ideas about bands and music and how things are made and what they do when they are made and all that. It’s a format which is ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on May 2nd, 2012
We already looked at five British songs in praise of the US of A on Monday, so, purely in the interests of balance, and without meaning to start a global musical conflict (although I for one would welcome some new songs that are not ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 7th, 2011
Part of the fun with a new James Bond film is finding out who will be playing the lothario super-spy’s love interest, and for the 23rd Bond film, which has now officially been titled Skyfall, that honour goes to the relatively ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on August 5th, 2011
This November, at the Tucson Comic-Con, a new comic will be launched, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. It’s the 78-page brainchild of publisher Shawn Demumbrum, who brought in artists like ...
News Roundup: The Beckhams’ Golden Tribute to Harper, Pete Doherty and Carla Bruni Pal Up, and Helen ‘Body of the Year’ Mirren
By staff | Posted on August 1st, 2011
Y’know that family who’ve just had a new baby and they’re so smitten they can’t stop recording every aspect of their child’s growth? And changing their Facebook profile picture to a picture of the baby?
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 28th, 2011
There are times when it’s quite hard to be around the thoughts of Morrissey. He made his mark as a singularly sensitive songwriter, a man capable of making people feel less alone in the world because his songs appeared to project ...
News Roundup: Morrissey Dismisses Fan from Show, Charlie Gilmour Goes to Jail, and Posh ‘n’ Becks Are Here to Stay
By staff | Posted on July 15th, 2011
Morrissey is a man of high standards, and clearly judges himself by the quality of his sycophants. Why else would he have wished cheerful death upon the biographer Johnny Rogan? And why else would he take to the stage wearing a T-shirt denouncing the fansite Morrissey-solo.com, using very profane language indeed? And to add …
By MacKenzie Wilson | Posted on June 30th, 2011
Twenty-five years ago this month, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce issued The Smiths‘ landmark LP, The Queen Is Dead. And to many faithful fans, the 10-song collection is the band’s finest hour; a sonically ...
The British Gentleman Singer is a unique beast. Part peacock, part librarian, he exists in a strange world where being the beefiest, brawniest man in the room won’t necessarily get you all the girls.