Music

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The Killers review – Brandon Flowers thrills intimate venue with Vegas showman swagger
The sound system at this rare small gig struggles to handle the Killers’ bombast, but it hardly matters with a crowd of millennial super fans primed to roar back the hits

Jenessa Williams

18, May, 2022 @10:51 AM

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Broken Oasis guitar behind band break-up auctioned for £325,000
Noel Gallagher’s red Gibson, damaged in backstage row with brother Liam, sold at Paris auction

Nadeem Badshah

17, May, 2022 @11:12 PM

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William Bennett obituary
Flautist who improved the design of his instrument and expanded its recorded repertoire

June Emerson

17, May, 2022 @6:45 PM

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Nigerian singer Obongjayar: ‘In life, you get through or you get trampled over’
After a hardscrabble childhood in Nigeria, the genre-defying artist chafed against his family when he moved to the UK – but the struggles find stunning voice in his music

Christine Ochefu

17, May, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Bath Festival Orchestra/Manning review – watery theme fails to float relaunched ensemble
Works by Takemitsu, Daniel Temkin, Joey Roukens and Grace Williams featured in a disappointing maritime-themed programme

Rian Evans

17, May, 2022 @12:15 PM

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My Chemical Romance review – emo’s elder statesmen march into new era
Frontman Gerard Way’s emo scream is back at full throttle as a new generation of adoring fans join in the rowdy singalongs

Elle Hunt

17, May, 2022 @11:49 AM

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Ricky Gardiner, guitarist for David Bowie and Iggy Pop, dies aged 73
Musician who wrote classic riffs for songs including The Passenger had Parkinson’s disease

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, May, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Kasabian on sacking their frontman: ‘It was like seeing your house burn down’
The band are back – with their first record since sacking Tom Meighan for assaulting his fiancee. Serge Pizzorno talks about that ‘heartbreaking’ decision – and why he finally decided to step up as singer

Niall Doherty

17, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mallrat: Butterfly Blue review – a confident, compelling and dreamy debut
With her long-awaited and frequently brilliant first album, the Australian artist continues to find sublimeness in the mundane

Michael Sun

16, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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40 years of the Wire magazine: ‘Music deserves intelligent treatment. If that’s elitist, so be it’
From free jazz to doomy drones, outsider artists have always found a home in the Wire. Its creators reflect on upending the orthodoxy, coining genres – and their hatred of big-name rivals

Daniel Dylan Wray

16, May, 2022 @10:27 AM

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‘I run screaming and crying from karaoke’: Skin’s honest playlist
The Skunk Anansie star is in awe of Redemption Song and enjoys London Grammar in the bedroom, but which pop anthem was spoiled for her by Biden?

16, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We have to fight – and I’ll do my part’: John Legend on Roe v Wade, Kanye West and his mother’s addiction
What does a man want when he’s already got 12 Grammys, two Emmys, an Oscar and a Tony? An America where fewer people go to jail and abortion rights are not under attack

Ammar Kalia

16, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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