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Acid, nudity and sci-fi nightmares: why Hawkwind were the radicals of 1970s rock
Dismissed by the press at the time, and now all but forgotten by many, we need a reminder of the mind-blowing band who ushered in punk and multimedia raves

Joe Banks

19, Oct, 2020 @10:06 AM

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One Direction star takes up plight of roadies left jobless by coronavirus
Niall Horan says touring road crews have been forgotten by government

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

13, Oct, 2020 @4:51 PM

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Mötorhead members win inclusion on Rock Hall of Fame nominations list
Outcry from fans and long-serving musicians wins change after US institution includes Birmingham band on 2020 shortlist

Edward Helmore

20, Oct, 2019 @7:09 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about volunteering
Our reader explores the nominations you put forward and picks a playlist including Fats Domino, Alison Krauss, Motörhead … and Paper Lace

Scott Blair

10, Nov, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Sting's new album tackles the deaths of Prince and Bowie
The singer’s 12th LP, 57th & 9th, ‘gets philosophical’ about the dark side of success, and also addresses climate change sceptics

Guardian music

31, Aug, 2016 @8:27 AM

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Glastonbury tributes to Bowie, Prince and Lemmy revealed
A 50-piece orchestral performance, a DJ set and giant sculptures in honour of each of them among the plans

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

16, Jun, 2016 @4:56 PM

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Thousands will pay tribute to David Bowie at Isle of Wight festival
Festivalgoers will wear Bowie masks at event on Saturday, and Glastonbury also planning celebrations of his life and work

Nadia Khomami

10, Jun, 2016 @2:20 PM

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Glastonbury plans final encore for David Bowie, Prince and Lemmy
Organisers of this year’s festival say hundreds of tributes to the three stars will be staged throughout the event

Mark Townsend

05, Jun, 2016 @9:00 PM

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Download festival sets up Lemmy stage in honour of late musician
The annual rock festival will pay respects to the Motörhead frontman with a newly named stage, and another musical tribute is in the works for the Grammys

Harriet Gibsone

08, Feb, 2016 @9:59 AM

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Mötorhead's Lemmy died of prostate cancer, says death certificate
Congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia also contributed to much-loved metal frontman’s death on 28 December

Guardian music

20, Jan, 2016 @8:47 AM

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The week in music: goodbye to Bowie, MIA's Borders video drama and more
The world mourned the loss of David Bowie, Run DMC made Grammy history and Squeeze insulted David Cameron, all in this week’s news roundup

Tshepo Mokoena

15, Jan, 2016 @5:45 PM

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Ay up, why the stress on indefinite articles? | Letters
Letters: What is driving me crazy is that nowadays everybody, including professionals all over the BBC, says ‘ay’ all the time, instead of the correct short ‘a’


13, Jan, 2016 @7:27 PM

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