The Verve

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Richard Ashcroft quits Tramlines festival owing to its Covid research
Verve frontman was set to headline Sheffield event, but says it was ‘sadly forced to become’ a ‘Government Experiment’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Richard Ashcroft making up with Mick can’t change the mould | Rebecca Nicholson
The Verve frontman has settled his dispute over Bitter Sweet Symphony but this won’t be the last row over songwriting royalties

Rebecca Nicholson

25, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft
An acrimonious copyright dispute meant Ashcroft was forced to give up royalties to Bitter Sweet Symphony, but a ‘kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith’ passes rights to him

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, May, 2019 @4:58 PM

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Chris Floyd's best photograph: the Verve meet Dorothy, the Tin Man and Scarecrow
‘I was following the band round Vegas for a week and we ended up in this tacky casino with a Land of Oz in its foyer. Richard’s not afraid to ham things up’

Interview by Dale Berning Sawa

31, Jan, 2018 @1:59 PM

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Watch the Verve's video for South Pacific
The band’s cosmic-rock debut album, A Storm in Heaven, is reissued featuring this previously unreleased track

Guardian music

12, Aug, 2016 @10:14 AM

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Richard Ashcroft: ‘I wouldn’t trade what Coldplay have achieved for any of my songs'
From careering around Wigan in his mate’s Mini to posing with a drip in his arm, the former Mad Richard has had a breakneck ride. He may now be living a quieter life but he still wants to be ‘bigger than the Verve’

Dave Simpson

28, Apr, 2016 @5:42 PM

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‘I treated working with Paul McCartney as art’ – Youth on his five favourite albums
The producer and Killing Joke bassist has produced everyone from Alien Sex Fiend to Bananarama. Here he picks the best albums he has worked on, from Pink Floyd to the Orb

As told to Joe Muggs

18, Feb, 2016 @4:12 PM

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The 10 best walks in culture
As new film The Walk opens, we retrace some famous steps, from Monty Python and Julie Walters to the Verve

Stuart Husband

09, Oct, 2015 @11:00 AM

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Jazz Summers obituary
Music manager who turned Wham! into a global phenomenon during the 1980s

Joel McIver

24, Aug, 2015 @4:17 PM

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Charlatans announce first full album since death of co-founder Jon Brookes
Due in January, Modern Nature sees the group replacing their late drummer with members of New Order, Factory Floor and the Verve

Sean Michaels

21, Oct, 2014 @7:15 AM

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What songs are you most moved by?
Miley Cyrus was moved to tears when performing a cover of Fleetwood Mac's Landslide in concert last week. What music has the power to make you weep?

Hannah Jane Parkinson

08, Apr, 2014 @3:49 PM

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Euro 2012: England analysis would sound slicker if they cut back Verve
Martin Kelner: In PG Wodehouse's day they knew how to react when someone played a hackneyed, over-sentimental dirge – they hurled rotten fruit

Martin Kelner

03, Jun, 2012 @2:54 PM

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