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Lorde: ‘I’m not a climate activist. I’m a pop star’
She quit social media, embraced the feral and grieved for her beloved dog. Now rejuvenated, Lorde is back with a nature-inspired new album – though she tells our writer there’s a sinister side to its sunniness

Laura Snapes

25, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Britney Spears wants out of her conservatorship. Experts say a long fight could lie ahead
The pop star’s dramatic testimony has fueled calls for the court to end the arrangement immediately, but it could take years

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

25, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Britney Spears speaks out after testimony: ‘Sorry for pretending I’ve been OK’
In her first public statement, the star said her upbeat social media persona had given millions of fans the wrong impression

Sam Levin in Los Angeles and agencies

25, Jun, 2021 @1:20 AM

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Winston Marshall quits Mumford & Sons after Andy Ngo controversy, citing free speech
Guitarist and banjoist prompted backlash in March after supporting Unmasked, Andy Ngo’s book criticising the anti-fascist protest movement, antifa

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jun, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Stars and fans rally behind Britney Spears after shocking claims
Justin Timberlake and Rose McGowan among those calling for end to conservatorship

Laura Snapes

24, Jun, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Randall Goosby: Roots review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
The American violinist’s debut album unearths the jewels of black US classical music

Erica Jeal

24, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Something had gone horribly wrong’: me, Mick Jagger and the lost autobiography
Ghostwriter Barry Coleman says he was given two ‘awful’ weeks to finish an entire book with the Rolling Stone – then the singer pulled the plug in case it was too dull

Dave Simpson

24, Jun, 2021 @1:13 PM

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The Doors’ greatest songs – ranked!
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of singer Jim Morrison’s death, we rank the LA band’s best tracks, from the summer of love anthem Light My Fire to the apocalyptic The End

Annie Zaleski

24, Jun, 2021 @11:02 AM

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Doja Cat: Planet Her review – pop-rap queen is in a world of her own
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With her unerring ability to kickstart TikTok crazes, Doja Cat’s sci-fi concept album – with guest turns from Ariana Grande and SZA – shines as a paragon of 2021 pop

Alexis Petridis

24, Jun, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Datblygu’s David R Edwards: a brave, brilliant interrogator of Welsh culture
The frontman, who has died aged 56, was beloved of John Peel, Super Furry Animals and a generation of indie fans for his unsparing but humane songcraft

Elis James

24, Jun, 2021 @10:01 AM

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Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus diagnosed with cancer
Singer and bassist says diagnosis ‘sucks and I’m scared’, and he is having chemotherapy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jun, 2021 @9:09 AM

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Denied another child, forced to perform: key claims from Britney Spears’ hearing
The singer detailed the conservatorship’s control including not allowing her to remove her IUD and forcing her to take medications

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

24, Jun, 2021 @1:56 AM

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