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The ‘accidental musician’ who found fame and toured stadiums with REM

The ‘accidental musician’ who found fame and toured stadiums with REM

Former Go-Between Amanda Brown says it’s ‘absolutely nuts’ to be releasing a solo album at 55, but ‘Nick Cave wouldn’t think that for one minute’.

  • by Louise Rugendyke

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Turning toxic fame and misogyny into a musical catharsis

Turning toxic fame and misogyny into a musical catharsis

London Grammar have dug deep for their third album, Californian Soil, which reflects on the grief, fear and disillusion that came from the touring treadmill.

  • by Cat Woods
Jana Kramer's husband reveals how he cheated on her
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Jana Kramer's husband reveals how he cheated on her

Jana Kramer and her husband Mike Caussin spoke to Access Live about how they overcame Mike's cheating scandal during her first pregnancy.

Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird
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Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird

The music video for I'm Like a Bird by singer Nelly Furtado.

Jim Steinman, Bat Out of Hell songwriter, dies at 73

Jim Steinman, Bat Out of Hell songwriter, dies at 73

Among many other songs, Steinman also wrote It’s All Coming Back to Me Now, a top 10 hit for Celine Dion in 1996, and Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart.

  • by Neil Genzlinger
James Blunt - 'You're Beautiful'
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James Blunt - 'You're Beautiful'

The film clip for James Blunt's 2005 hit 'You're Beautiful'

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The year of nothing and everything

The year of nothing and everything

Becoming a mother has brought profound creative changes for The Middle Kids’ Hannah Joy.

  • by Bernard Zuel
Standout stars: Joe Strummer, AJ Tracey, Vikingur Olafsson and more

Standout stars: Joe Strummer, AJ Tracey, Vikingur Olafsson and more

AJ Tracey’s Flu Game, Vikingur Olafsson’s Debussy/Rameau, Joe Strummer’s Assembly and Berardi/Foran/Karlen’s Haven.

  • by Barney Zwartz, Kish Lal and John Shand
Funk/hip-hop bonanza fires sparks in a tinderbox

Funk/hip-hop bonanza fires sparks in a tinderbox

Genesis Owusu provided the perfect return to the dancefloor for the throng which turned out to revel in his high-energy brand of post-funk jazz-soul.

  • by Divya Venkataraman
You Am I: faded greatness gets lost in a muddy mix
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You Am I: faded greatness gets lost in a muddy mix

The epic, generational anthem Berlin Chair and the energetic Get Up had the 40s-plus Enmore crowd revelling in nostalgia.

  • by Shamim Razavi
After five years, Big Scary are back with disco effervescence

After five years, Big Scary are back with disco effervescence

Recorded during last year’s lockdown, the acclaimed Melbourne duo’s new release, Daisy, is a joyous party album

  • by Craig Mathieson