Articles Tagged 'Madness'


15 Great British Tribute Band Names, And One We Made Up

There’s a definite knack to naming a tribute band: Ideally you’d want a devilishly-clever pun on the band’s name (or at a push, their most famous song or album title), but it has to be one that also explains that you’re definitely a tribute band and not the real thing, so that anyone coming to […]

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10 Songs That Encapsulate Sir Michael Caine

This Thursday is Sir Michael Caine’s 80th birthday. A movie legend, double oscar winner, and, as of two days ago, recipient of the Freedom of the City of London. We’ll be running a few features about his life and work all this week, because frankly he is worth it. But first, to get the party […]

The Brit List: Summer of London – 10 Great London Songs

“The Lambeth Walk” London is well served with hymns to its own populace, going back to Music Hall days and beyond. Here’s North London’s own Chas & Dave with a song from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl. The song, named after a street in the borough of Lambeth, was so popular at […]

News Roundup: Kate Winslet Battles ‘A Wall Of Fire’

Kate Winslet has revealed exactly what happened on the night of the fire at Richard Branson’s house, and who were the real heroes. She told Hello! magazine: “It all happened very fast. Richard’s daughter Holly became head girl immediately. She was totally unflappable and utterly practical. Her calm instructions set the tone for an efficient […]

Who Does The Best Michael Caine Impression?

In a recent interview to promote the film Cars 2, Michael Caine was asked about all the people who have attempted an impersonation of his unique way of speaking over the years. And let’s face facts; there have been enough of them (and by ‘them,’ I mean ‘us’). His response was as generous and affectionate […]

Music Roundup: Are the Libertines Are Over?

In the new issue of NME, Carl Barat reveals that the future of The Libertines isn’t looking too bright. Barat tells the magazine that while he and longtime bandmate Pete Doherty are in touch via sporadic phone calls, they are far from being on the same page. And the fact that Doherty was a no-show […]