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Pills, thrill and maracas … Bez and the great dancing mascots of pop explain their craft
When Bez started bouncing around with Happy Mondays, no one could believe their eyes. But is there more to it than popping pills and shaking a tambourine? Three legendary dancers reveal all

Chris Salmon

24, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The hidden hit makers: how indie singers become pop songwriters
Chris Salmon: The former stars of bands such as Aqualung and Athlete are writing hits for One Direction, George Ezra and Lianne La Havas

Chris Salmon

29, Jan, 2015 @6:00 PM

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The gig venue guide: The Junction, Cambridge
Chris Salmon finds there's something quite civilised about a night at The Junction

Chris Salmon

18, Feb, 2014 @5:13 PM

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Devendra Banhart: 'I love almost every Britpop band'

The Venezuelan singer and artist on Britpop, life under Chávez and childhood memories of bugs' guts

Chris Salmon

21, Mar, 2013 @10:37 PM

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Dionne Warwick: 'I refused a couple of Bacharach and David songs'

The Walk On By singer has five Grammys – but she reveals she would really like the chance to win an Oscar or an Emmy, she tells Chris Salmon

Chris Salmon

29, Nov, 2012 @5:42 PM

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Brandon Flowers: 'The world is against the Christian man'

The Killers singer on the evils of coffee, hanging out with Mitt Romney and putting Richard Dawkins right on God

Chris Salmon

25, Oct, 2012 @5:58 PM

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Blur – Olympic Closing Celebration Ceremony Concert review

Blur bid farewell to the Olypmics in fine style, whether or not it proves to be their own farewell too, writes Chris Salmon

Chris Salmon

13, Aug, 2012 @10:20 AM

Once musicians were too cool for the terraces – not now
Chris Salmon: There was a time when music shunned sport – then something changed: sport started generating more money than music

Chris Salmon

27, Jun, 2012 @2:29 PM

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Pop stars working the web

Rihanna is the queen of Twitter. David Byrne's psychedelic radio show is a global hit. And Tim Burgess has his own virtual caff, writes Chris Salmon

Chris Salmon

26, Feb, 2012 @9:31 PM

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Click to download: Rick Ross's midwinter rhymes
Rick Ross's latest giveaway sets the bar high for his forthcoming album, writes Chris Salmon

Chris Salmon

11, Jan, 2012 @3:00 PM

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Click to download: the sound of January

New year, new bands. Chris Salmon wonders who will make it big in 2012

Chris Salmon

04, Jan, 2012 @3:50 PM

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Click to download: Undiscovered Christmas tunes

Want great music at Christmas? Ho ho ho! Chris Salmon tracks down the best festive releases

Chris Salmon

21, Dec, 2011 @3:30 PM

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