Music

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Jeff Beck obituary
Virtuoso musician who took the guitar in new directions with a firework display of contrasting techniques and textures

Adam Sweeting

12, Jan, 2023 @4:22 PM

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Dessau: Lanzelot review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
One of the German Democratic Republic’s most significant composers used his opera about a dragon and a knight to question the regime

Andrew Clements

12, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Pharrell Williams: ‘Life without music would be like a human being without sense’
The singer and producer on his devotion to De La Soul, his bad acceptance speeches – and the secret to his pearly whites

As told to Rich Pelley

12, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Clavish: Rap Game Awful review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Using a limited, hook-free palette of mid-tempo beats, mournful piano figures and samples, Cian Wright illustrates the paranoia and interminable grind of his world

Alexis Petridis

12, Jan, 2023 @2:01 PM

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Heart full of soul: the maverick genius of Jeff Beck, the ‘guitarist’s guitarist’ | Alexis Petridis
He began with bubblegum pop in the Yardbirds, then moved on to psychedelia, funk, jazz fusion, even techno – but no matter what the genre, Beck was always ahead of the curve

Alexis Petridis

11, Jan, 2023 @10:35 PM

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Legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck dies aged 78
Beck rose to fame with the Yardbirds before fronting the Jeff Beck Group and making forays into the jazz-fusion sound he pioneered

Shaad D'Souza

11, Jan, 2023 @10:01 PM

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Kingsize Taylor obituary
Singer and guitarist with the Dominoes, Merseybeat rivals to the Beatles in the early 1960s

Spencer Leigh

11, Jan, 2023 @7:20 PM

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Gwen Stefani faces backlash over ‘I’m Japanese’ comment
Singer and TV host, who is of Irish and Italian descent, made comment in interview promoting her beauty brand

Maya Yang

11, Jan, 2023 @6:19 PM

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Billy Nomates: ‘Some days I think I’ve done something good, the next I’ll set fire to it’
Tor Maries took her band name from an insult, and her sick-of-it-all songs decry sexism, dead-end jobs and social inequality. She’s still wondering how success found her

Emma Garland

11, Jan, 2023 @2:29 PM

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From Abba to enka: how my 10-year-old fell in love with 1940s Japanese music
This post-war Japanese sound, primarily sung by ladies in their 50s and 60s, is adapting to seek a younger audience. My besotted daughter is first in line

Daniel Robson

10, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Ian Tyson obituary
Folk-rock and country musician who wrote Four Strong Winds, often described as the unofficial national anthem of Canada

Michael Carlson

09, Jan, 2023 @5:55 PM

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John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd compete to represent Ireland at Eurovision
Former Sex Pistols’ frontman, who was born in London to Irish parents, has entered the song Hawaii, a love letter to his wife who has Alzheimer’s disease

Laura Snapes

09, Jan, 2023 @1:27 PM

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