Richard Ashcroft

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Richard Ashcroft quits Tramlines festival owing to its Covid research
Verve frontman was set to headline Sheffield event, but says it was ‘sadly forced to become’ a ‘Government Experiment’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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It’s bliss, arriving early – so why am I always late? | Hannah Jane Parkinson
Some people don’t seem to mind tardiness. I am lucky to know quite a few of them

Hannah Jane Parkinson

03, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Richard Ashcroft making up with Mick can’t change the mould | Rebecca Nicholson
The Verve frontman has settled his dispute over Bitter Sweet Symphony but this won’t be the last row over songwriting royalties

Rebecca Nicholson

25, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft
An acrimonious copyright dispute meant Ashcroft was forced to give up royalties to Bitter Sweet Symphony, but a ‘kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith’ passes rights to him

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, May, 2019 @4:58 PM

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The 1975 win two major awards at 2019 Ivor Novellos
Pop-rock band win songwriters of the year and best contemporary song, with Ben Howard and Idles collecting other big prizes

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, May, 2019 @3:30 PM

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Richard Ashcroft review – pout and attitude from indie rock maverick
Former Verve frontman strikes ‘havin’ it’ stance at this rescheduled London show

Mark Beaumont

23, Dec, 2018 @9:32 PM

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Richard Ashcroft: Natural Rebel review – roots rocking for car journeys everywhere
Strong music offsets some lyrical hokum on Ashcroft’s fifth solo offering, made for drivetime

Michael Hann

19, Oct, 2018 @8:30 AM

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REM, Christine and the Queens, Marilyn and more – our favourite interviews of 2016
The Guardian music team pick their most rewarding encounters with musicians from the last year

Michael Hann, Rachel Aroesti, Laura Barton, Tim Jonze, Laura Snapes, Simon Hattenstone, Alexis Petridis, Jude Rogers, Michael Cragg, Dave Simpson, Dorian Lynskey and Harriet Gibsone

27, Dec, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Watch the Verve's video for South Pacific
The band’s cosmic-rock debut album, A Storm in Heaven, is reissued featuring this previously unreleased track

Guardian music

12, Aug, 2016 @10:14 AM

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Richard Ashcroft: These People review – bloated production and clunking metaphors
(Righteous Phonographic Association/Cooking Vinyl)

Phil Mongredien

22, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Richard Ashcroft: These People review – nothing brutal from a mellifluous foghorn

Rachel Aroesti

19, May, 2016 @5:30 PM

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Richard Ashcroft: ‘I wouldn’t trade what Coldplay have achieved for any of my songs'
From careering around Wigan in his mate’s Mini to posing with a drip in his arm, the former Mad Richard has had a breakneck ride. He may now be living a quieter life but he still wants to be ‘bigger than the Verve’

Dave Simpson

28, Apr, 2016 @5:42 PM

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