Music

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Les McKeown obituary
Troubled Bay City Rollers lead singer known for string of hits such as Shang-a-Lang and Bye Bye Baby

Caroline Sullivan

23, Apr, 2021 @5:05 PM

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‘Like losing a hand’: musicians on the crisis in hearing loss
Oscar-nominated film Sound of Metal depicts a drummer battling hearing loss. As rock stars like Myles Kennedy explain, it’s a debilitating and worryingly widespread problem

Hannah May Kilroy

23, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Rochelle Jordan: ‘I had to learn to not let anybody strangle or suffocate my career again’
Illness and toxic deals held the leftfield R&B star back for too long. Now she returns with a radical rethink

Owen Myers

23, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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This week’s new tracks: Years & Years, Pizzagirl, Rina Sawayama
This week we’ve got a long-awaited summer bop, a Balearic banger, and a cheesy Disney-style duet

Luke Holland

23, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Shock G, co-founder of hip-hop group Digital Underground, dies aged 57
Rapper scored a US hit with raunchy single The Humpty Dance, and produced some of 2Pac’s early work

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Apr, 2021 @8:02 AM

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‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars
Born in the Pacific north-west scene that produced grunge – but often in opposition to it – Kill Rock Stars pushed women to the front of the stage, and also gave Elliott Smith a platform

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey: Uneasy review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Touching on both Cole Porter and Eric Garner, this long-time trio invigorate bop with thrilling, socially conscious free jazz

John Fordham

23, Apr, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Dawn Richard: Second Line review – joy and mess from a musical eccentric
The former Diddy collaborator brings Black female perspective to the fore in an ambitious collection of electronic sound

Kemi Alemoru

23, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Les McKeown, Bay City Rollers frontman, dies aged 65
Singer died suddenly at home according to family, with no cause of death announced

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Apr, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Jim Steinman obituary
Composer and songwriter who masterminded Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, one of the biggest-selling albums of all time

Adam Sweeting

22, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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El Mundo/Richard Savino: Archivo de Guatemala review – perfect balance of sacred and profane
This thoughtful collection of compositions from the Cathedral of Guatemala City archives reimagines a wealth of music made in colonial Latin America

Andrew Clements

22, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Tom Jones: Surrounded By Time review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Playing the hits on stage allows Jones free rein in the studio – spoken word, doomy electronics and 60s psych are threaded through songs by Dylan, Michael Kiwanuka and more

Alexis Petridis

22, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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