Scissor Sisters

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Jake Shears on life after Scissor Sisters: ‘I was put on Earth to show people a great time’
He may be older and wiser but the singer says his new album is his way of making the party last for ever

Michael Segalov

02, Jun, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Famous fans say farewell to the B-52’s: ‘They got me to question my own prejudices’
After 46 years, the Athens originals are taking off for good later this year. David Byrne, Boy George and more pay tribute to one of the most unusual pop bands ever

Interviews by Dave Simpson

13, Jan, 2023 @10:56 AM

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‘Fame, greed, redemption – the story is biblical’: behind the scenes of Tammy Faye
With songs by Elton John and Jake Shears and a script by James Graham, this new musical about the televangelist has a lot of talent behind it. The creative team explain how they brought her dramatic life story to the stage

Ella Braidwood

14, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Calvin Harris’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
With his new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2, out next week, we take a look through the Scottish producer’s hit-studded career

Michael Cragg

28, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Back in bloom: how queer male pop reclaimed its star status
The 80s put the gay man front and centre of pop. Then came the Aids crisis – and three decades of demonisation, discord and displacement. Now, with Troye Sivan leading a new wave of gay stars, has change truly arrived?

Brian O'Flynn

31, Oct, 2018 @12:36 PM

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Jake Shears: Jake Shears review – dirty pop with its makeup running
Indebted to Elton John – Shears’ has dedicated to him – the ex-Scissor Sister’s solo debut tells dark tales in poppy tones

Rachel Aroesti

10, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Jake Shears: ‘I just found out I’m related to Dolly Parton!’
The former Scissor Sisters frontman on Cher’s lifeline, go go dancing and finally going solo

Michael Cragg

05, Dec, 2017 @9:00 AM

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I Feel Love review – a moving celebration of sexual freedom and LGBT rights
Will Young, Alison Moyet and others raise the rafters in a heartfelt tribute to the end of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act – with a reminder of how far there is to go

Dave Simpson

30, Jul, 2017 @11:11 AM

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John McDonnell: 'Labour has broken the neoliberal grip on intellectual thought'
Shadow chancellor says voters were put off by exaggerated attacks on Corbyn and party will continue to campaign in expectation of a general election

Nadia Khomami

25, Jun, 2017 @5:54 PM

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Readers Recommend: share your songs about brothers and sisters
Make your sonic sibling suggestions in the comments now: you have until Feb 29

Guardian readers

25, Feb, 2016 @8:00 PM

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Ana Matronic: why we should raise robots like children
They can’t drive, play football or get goosebumps from listening to music. So why are we so afraid of our mechanical offspring, asks the Scissor Sisters singer

Ana Matronic

14, Sep, 2015 @3:44 PM

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Ana Matronic: ‘I’d love to be a cyborg and have bionic legs – a little bit longer than my current ones’
The Scissor Sisters singer can’t wait to see what technology has in store for humanity, so long as it doesn’t involve Facebook

Michael Hogan

13, Sep, 2015 @9:59 AM

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