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‘Not just a drummer – a genre’: Stewart Copeland and Max Weinberg on Charlie Watts
The Police and Bruce Springsteen drummers share memories of their late Rolling Stones counterpart, explaining his technical brilliance, his verve – and his clothes-folding skills

As told to Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Shibe/Giunta/Walker; ASMF/Bell review – Piazzolla up close and personal
Two proms celebrated the rich music of Astor Piazzolla in contrasting but illuminating ways

Tim Ashley

26, Aug, 2021 @11:34 AM

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Big Red Machine: How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Aaron Dessner and Justin ‘Bon Iver’ Vernon recruit Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes and more for this album full of misty autumnal beauty – and a quiet punch

Alexis Petridis

26, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘I’m a one in a billion’ – how Diane Warren penned windswept power ballads for Cher, Gaga and Dion
She’s the queen of the power ballad mega hit – and has even written songs for Biden, Harris and Ringo Starr. Now the world’s most successful female songwriter is finally releasing her own album

Dorian Lynskey

26, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How John Cage, the great disrupter, had the last laugh - by writing beautiful music
Late in life, maverick composer Cage decided to stop finding ‘alternatives to harmony’. The results have been rediscovered by a new generation of musicians

Andrew Male

25, Aug, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Chineke!/Bovell review – young orchestra continue to make strong case for neglected repertoire
In a programme featuring Proms debuts for three of its four works, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason gave a poised performance of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto, but Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Hiawatha overture lacked impact

Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @1:27 PM

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Charlie Watts: a rock’n’roll legend whose true love was jazz
He may have backed the world’s most successful rock band, but the late drummer worshipped his jazz heroes through big bands and other projects

Richard Williams

25, Aug, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Baby on Nevermind cover sues Nirvana over child sexual exploitation
Spencer Elden, who appeared at four months old on iconic album design, claims the image is child pornography

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

25, Aug, 2021 @9:32 AM

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Kanye West formally applies to change name to Ye
Rapper, whose new album Donda is expected this week, previously announced name change in 2018

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

25, Aug, 2021 @9:03 AM

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Charlie Watts: the calm, brilliant eye of the Rolling Stones’ rock’n’roll storm
Unruffled amid excess, personality clashes and musical disputes, the Rolling Stones’ exceptional drummer used technique to deepen the meaning and power of their songs

Alexis Petridis

24, Aug, 2021 @7:49 PM

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Charlie Watts obituary
Dapper and elegant drummer who was the rock-steady heartbeat of the Rolling Stones

Adam Sweeting

24, Aug, 2021 @7:39 PM

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Confusion reigns in UK music due to vaccine passports and event insurance
Boris Johnson’s statement that a double vaccine dose would be required to enter music venues is in doubt, and criticism is mounting around insurance for Covid cancellations

Rhian Jones

24, Aug, 2021 @11:28 AM

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