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Beth Ditto: how we made Gossip's Standing in the Way of Control
‘The lyrics came out in a two-minute splurge. I drew on personal experiences, like growing up in the Bible Belt and being labelled a bitch’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

15, Jul, 2019 @3:50 PM

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Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar review – southern punk swagger

Emily Mackay

18, Jun, 2017 @6:59 AM

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Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar review – sequinned stompers to strut to

Kate Hutchinson

15, Jun, 2017 @9:00 PM

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Disco rock – 10 of the best
Led Zep and the Stones liked to up the tempo, Blondie blazed a trail that led to Duran Duran and the Gossip … but was it all dreamed up by George Harrison?

David Bennun

14, Jun, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Beth Ditto: ‘We got too comfortable, but everyone’s awake now’
Bold, outspoken and punkily positive, Beth Ditto is going solo with her first album since leaving Gossip. She talks to Craig McLean about Trump, tolerance and reasons to be cheerful

Craig McLean

28, May, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Beth Ditto on liking the word fat, meeting Kate Moss and shopping at thrift stores
The singer’s second plus-size fashion collection is out now. She shares her style secrets

Lauren Cochrane

07, Nov, 2016 @3:13 PM

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Beth Ditto webchat – as it happened
The Gossip singer and now fashion designer joined us to answer your questions – catch up with her answers here, from her plans for a solo record – with “songs like Bobby McFerrin’s Don’t Worry Be Happy, but sad” – to her new venture into ethical fashion, via surname puns and how she combats sexism

18, Feb, 2016 @1:29 PM

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Beth Ditto's plus-size range – buy of the day
The Gossip frontwoman goes high-end high street with an eclectic mix of print dresses, denim jackets and silhouette dresses in sizes 18-32

Priya Elan

15, Feb, 2016 @2:52 PM

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Riot grrrl: 10 of the best
With Sleater-Kinney, Babes in Toyland and L7 back in action, we look back at punk’s great feminist movement

Kate Hutchinson

28, Jan, 2015 @11:43 AM

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Where were all the lesbians in Queer as Pop? | Ray Filar

Ray Filar: No Wendy Carlos, no Tracy Chapman, no riot grrrls, no female DJs – this music documentary was historical revisionism at its worst

Ray Filar

30, Dec, 2013 @4:30 PM

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Beth Ditto arrested after allegedly kicking barman in the groin
Gossip singer's St Patrick's Day celebrations end with alcohol standing in the way of self-control

Sean Michaels

19, Mar, 2013 @10:36 AM

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Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir by Beth Ditto – review
Beth Ditto's riveting memoir has plenty of shocks, but not always in the places you'd expect them, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

20, Oct, 2012 @11:10 PM

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