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The Royal Albert Hall at 150: 'It's the Holy Grail for musicians'
It’s hosted opera greats, suffragette rallies, Hitchcock films, sports events, sci-fi conventions – and, of course, the Proms and countless rock gigs. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Abba recall their moments on the hallowed stage

Interviews by Michael Segalov

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Muse review – dizzying rock spectacle for the machine age
Neon robots, isolation-suit acrobats, 23rd-century cops … the glam sci-fi fantasists throw the lot at their extravagantly dystopian stadium romp

Mark Beaumont

02, Jun, 2019 @12:41 PM

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Experience: I was a stadium-filling pop star for one night
It had started out as an ordinary week, and now I was about to open for Muse, Dizzee Rascal and Biffy Clyro

Polly Money

12, Apr, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Muse: Simulation Theory review – riffing hard on the 80s

Kitty Empire

11, Nov, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Muse: Simulation Theory review – bring back the alien overlords, please
The band seems to have swapped overblown conspiracy theories about the tech takeover for rock-star gripes: it’s a lot less fun

Michael Hann

09, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Bringing Sexy back: how porn bots co-opted Kings of Leon’s biggest hit
A decade after its release, Sex on Fire’s legacy seems to be a slew of NSFW Twitter sex bots

Leonie Cooper

31, Aug, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Shaggy and Sting, Janet and Cliff: the eight weirdest collaborations in pop
From Janet Jackson and Cliff Richard’s Two to the Power of Love, to Shaggy and Sting’s new record, here’s a rundown of the oddest musical melanges

Michael Cragg

05, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Orwellian dystopia? Nashville roots? How not to make a pop comeback
From Lady Gaga to the Pet Shop Boys, music is full of ill-advised genre shifts and attempts at demolishing an old identity. Here are some of the worst

Peter Robinson

17, Apr, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Muse webchat – post your questions now
Matt Bellamy and Dominic Howard joined us to chat about their favourite conspiracy theories, secret side projects and what exactly Thought Contagion is

Guardian music

16, Feb, 2018 @1:05 PM

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Muse review – band unleash thunderstorm in a matchbox
There’s no downsizing in this pulverising set of audience-chosen tracks performed in an intimate space as they would be at Wembley Stadium

Ian Gittins

20, Aug, 2017 @2:12 PM

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Lana Del Rey and V festival: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs
The ‘gangster Nancy Sinatra’ delivers gothic decadence to Liverpool and Glasgow, while Pink and Jay-Z bring the bangers to Essex and Shropshire

Harriet Gibsone

18, Aug, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Gigs in space: will musicians ever rock the final frontier?
Metallica has joined a long line of musicians, including Muse and Gabriella Cilmi, who say they want to play the first concert in space. Is it all just more hot air?

Tim Jonze

16, May, 2017 @9:13 AM

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