It must be lovely to be a rocksnob. Imagine how much time you save in your music-loving day having your decisions already made for you. Your taste predisposes you towards things with guitars, things that sound like other things with guitars that have gone before, in an eternal lineage that stretches back over the 20th […]
The harsh realities of life as a successful member of a pop band are not to be taken lightly, and can lead to some bizarre situations as each new problem is met and overcome. And so, with One Direction storming the charts in America right now, here’s a cautionary tale from the last decade in […]
With the Sugababes lodged at No. 1 for the fourth straight week, The Guardian‘s Kitty Empire wonders where all the male pop stars have gone. It’s not a new observation – and it’s not even really true. There are, of course, our man Justin Timberlake and Britain’s own Shayne Ward and Take That. As Empire […]
Woah woah woah…major shakeup this week on the UK pop charts. Girls Aloud may be the critics’ darling, but Sugababes show their primacy in the hearts and minds of UK girl-pop fans. Girls Aloud’s “Sexy! No No No” topped out at No. 5, before taking the big plunge down the charts. Cheryl Cole and company […]
The original and finest lineup: Mutya, Keisha, Siobhan. They seemed so young, so happy, so united here in 2000. The behind-the-scenes reality was quite different, however; Mutya and Siobhan both made bitter departures in the following years. That said, this is an edgy but low-key piece of girl-pop.
Victoria Beckham was named Enterpreneur of the Year at this year’s Glamour Awards on Tuesday. On the heels of this honor, The Scotsman has assembled a team of prominent women to debate the merits of Miss Posh. Some, like editor Elaine Griffiths, are complimentary: “I think that Victoria Beckham is a pretty good role model […]
The celebrity jail docket is busy today: Boy George has been arrested again today for another bizarre incident at his home. Apparently, the singer hooked up with a Norwegian “escort” on Gaydar.co.uk and invited him over to “pose for photographs.” But The Daily Mail reports that Mr. “Auden Carlsen, 28, claimed he was grabbed by […]
Andy Pipkin, one-half of Little Britain‘s Lou and Andy team, can now add pop star to his many accomplishments. The wheelchair-bound character played by Matt Lucas lent his pipes to a Comic Relief remake of The Proclaimers’ “(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles” alongside Brian Potter, Peter Kay‘s disabled character from Phoenix Nights. The spoof was […]