Happy Mondays

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How to Be a Rock Star by Shaun Ryder review – candid, brilliant and bizarre
The lead singer of the Happy Mondays and star of Celebrity Gogglebox mixes funny stories with moments of real poignancy as he looks back at three decades of rock’n’roll debauchery

Emma Garland

02, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Bez’s teenage obsessions: ‘With cider, you can literally taste spirituality’
As the Happy Mondays dancer releases his first track as a vocalist, he reminisces about his youth, from spells in prison to bonding with Shaun Ryder at the Haçienda

As told to Will Lavin

29, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Shaun Ryder: ‘I was a heroin addict for 20-odd years, but there’s been no damage off that’
From ADHD to alopecia and learning the alphabet at 28, the Happy Mondays singer has had a wild, eventful life. He discusses hedonism, parenting – and why he has to spend so much time correcting Bez

Tim Jonze

10, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Get Buzzin’ With Bez: Happy Mondays star to launch YouTube fitness class
Cult hero wants to ‘get fit and mentally happier’ after ‘mainly sitting on sofa’ during lockdown

Mattha Busby

09, Jan, 2021 @6:08 PM

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Twisting my melon, man! The baggy, brilliant indie-rave summer of 1990
As the new decade dawned, indie and rave collided and a seismic party began. Bands from the Happy Mondays to Primal Scream relive that explosion of pills, thrills and endless possibilities

Joe Muggs

07, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Andrew Weatherall obituary
DJ and record producer whose work on Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica helped it win the first Mercury prize

Adam Sweeting

18, Feb, 2020 @1:54 PM

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Jack O'Connell to play Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder in biopic
Jason Isaacs and Maxine Peake in talks to star as Ryder’s parents in Twisting My Melon, based on ‘Madchester’ singer’s autobiography

Tom Knight

06, Sep, 2019 @12:54 PM

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Shaun Ryder: ‘I’m a really good dad, this time around anyway’
The Happy Mondays singer tells James McMahon about UFOs, coming off drugs, children, Bez and losing his hair

James McMahon

17, Aug, 2019 @1:00 PM

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‘Anyone else would have kicked him out’: celebrity flatmates reveal all
Stealing clothes, sharing a bed, cereal for dinner... from Shaun Ryder and Bez to the boys from Busted, former housemates remember their first house share

Martha Hayes

30, Mar, 2019 @8:59 AM

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Wrote for Luck: Selected Lyrics by Shaun Ryder review – unique, hilarious, vicious
The words of the Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman are utterly singular and never less than entertaining

Miranda Sawyer

03, Mar, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Shaun Ryder to publish lyrics collection through Faber
Wrote for Luck showcases words of Happy Mondays songwriter hailed in Madchester years as ‘on a par with Yeats’

Laura Snapes

24, Jan, 2019 @1:33 PM

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The five stages of a rock reunion - from Shiiine On to supporting Hard-Fi
The band are back together! But what happens next? Whether it’s the Streets, the Libertines or the Sex Pistols, there are predictable chapters to the comeback

Gavin Newsham

06, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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