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‘Creem gave you a ground-level excitement about music’: the 1970s rock magazine makes a comeback
Founded in 1969, the Detroit title that first used the term ‘punk rock’ was daringly derisive but also often racist, sexist and homophobic – so why bring it back?

Michael Hann

01, Jun, 2022 @2:16 PM

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‘I used to sing Mona Lisa on the street for coins’: George Benson’s honest playlist
The jazz guitar great remains in awe of Etta James, Nat King Cole and Mario Lanza, but what’s the disco classic he’d recommend to get a party started?

As told to Michael Hann

09, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I got hooked on tattoos at 52. Is this a midlife crisis – or a new me?
My sister-in-law calls it my ‘manopause’ – but getting inked has helped me feel more confident than ever

Michael Hann

06, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Rammstein: Zeit review – ridiculous, but no risk of boredom
The Gothic, operatic metallers deliver hook after hook on an album so streamlined and efficient you can almost hear the pyro cues

Michael Hann

29, Apr, 2022 @7:30 AM

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George Ezra review – as happy and sunny as a travel ad
The chart-topper’s songs are ruthlessly professional but also full of charm, and this gig ahead of his third album release shows what a warm and clever writer he is

Michael Hann

13, Apr, 2022 @9:39 AM

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Hardcore punks Soul Glo: ‘The real character of America is sheer apathy’
Finding their voice despite racist resistance, the Philadelphia band have made a thrilling, ferocious album – but after abuse allegations against a former member, the future is uncertain

Michael Hann

29, Mar, 2022 @9:18 AM

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Reunited prog-rockers Porcupine Tree on surviving their rift: ‘You can’t help but feel bitter’
The cult prog band fizzled out in 2010 when leader Steven Wilson lost interest – but never thought to tell his bandmates. What’s brought the trio back together? And is this closure or a fresh start?

Michael Hann

10, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘What chance did I have against Pete Tong?’ Morgan Khan, the unsung hero who made the UK dance
The founder of the influential Street Sounds compilation label of the 1980s introduced underground hip-hop and house to schools, suburbs and small towns across Europe. So why haven’t you heard of him?

Michael Hann

22, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Ziggy bows out, Madonna scares the pope and Dylan goes electric: 50 gigs that changed music
Five decades after David Bowie’s seminal tour, our music writers reflect on the concerts that have left a mark, from Billie Holiday to Billie Eilish

Laura Barton, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Lloyd Bradley, John Fordham, Michael Hann, Alim Kheraj, Joe Muggs, Alexis Petridis, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Spoon: Lucifer on the Sofa review – timeless perfection from US indie stalwarts
Ten albums and nearly three decades in, Spoon still sound fresh, with swing and swagger – and there isn’t a dull moment

Michael Hann

10, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘We all need a plan B now’: the dicey world of live music after Covid
In August 2020, the Guardian spoke to live music industry professionals who had their livelihoods destroyed by Covid. How are they faring in 2022?

Michael Hann

09, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Gabriels: the gospel-soul trio set to be 2022’s word-of-mouth hit
Jacob Lusk was an American Idol contestant who had never found his true musical identity. Now, his astounding voice powers a trio who are steeped in the richness of Black musical history

Michael Hann

28, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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