‘Woodstock Was Extremely Terrifying,' Says Melanie Safka

Melanie vividly recalls the day she busked in London. It was 1983, and the performance she was supposed to perform had been canceled owing to low ticket sales. So she was dining with friends, sipping Pimm's, when she got a phone from someone informing her that admirers had gathered outside the Royal Albert Hall. "I […]

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No. 1: The Church Competes with LadBaby and Adele

Even though the sausage-roll-loving dad and his family have yet to disclose if they are fighting for this year's prized Christmas Number 1, the bookmakers' choice is LadBaby. According to the bookmakers, Adele, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and Abba are all in the race. However, they are suddenly up against competition from an unusual source. […]

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The Cops Don't Want Us to Win, They Want Us in Prison

Dennis Junior Odunwo, a.k.a. Tion Wayne, is an elusive figure. We meet at a friend's home in Lower Edmonton, London, where Odunwo has just finished having his hair trimmed, to discuss his first album, Green With Envy, after a brief wild-goose chase from our planned meeting location. On the mike, Odunwo's threatening demeanor contrasts with […]

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Duran Duran Review - Still Wild Boys at 40

Simon Le Bon shouts, "Number two in Birmingham!" as he kicks off a second sold-out home town performance at the 1,500-capacity Institute. The far more intimate setting than Duran's usual stadiums provides a sense of what it must have been like to see them when they were the resident band at the Rum Runner club […]

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