Return of the Legend: An Interview with Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft. At one time, the leader of The Verve, one of the most iconic and successful bands of the 1990s. Then he performed solo, and after that he disappeared…

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Make People Happier: An Interview With Nothing But Thieves
This summer, one of the UK’s brightest young bands, Nothing But Thieves, will perform at the Park Live Moscow music festival. On this occasion, Masha Polyakova met with drummer James…

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Indie labels: the best of the best
It is these labels that release interesting and unusual music. Have you ever noticed a small logo on the back of album covers of your favorite bands? This logo may…

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It’s impossible to screw up with a black suit: interview with Hurts

From the very beginning of their career, opinions about Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft are diametrically opposed: some love them for aesthetics and pop music for a wide audience, others hate them for the same reasons. Moreover, they are invariably impeccable in matters of style and fashion. This is recognized even by haters.

At the beginning of your career, we heard from you, “Do not leave! Never give up, because it is such a wonderful life!” On your third album, “Surrender” even the name itself hints at submission. Before or before whom are you capitulating?
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16 types of people you encounter at every concert

The music is beautiful, isn’t it? When we go to a concert, we meet many different and unusual people who enjoy wonderful sounds with us.

Also, attending a similar event, you will surely meet big gig adorers. It is very interesting to watch such people, but some are not as harmless as it seems. We have compiled a list of 16 types of people that you will definitely find at any music event. Read carefully, suddenly you will find out which category you belong to.

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Return of the Legend: An Interview with Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft. At one time, the leader of The Verve, one of the most iconic and successful bands of the 1990s. Then he performed solo, and after that he disappeared somewhere. After 6 years spent in a distance from the world, he returned, and in complete riot, says Mark Beaumont.

When rock stars disappear from the public eye and go into the wild, what do they do? They can barricade themselves in drug traffickers, experience nervous breakdowns in rehabilitation clinics or travel to the most remote corners of the planet with a backpack at the ready.
But Richard Ashcroft went the farthest.

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12 ordinary people to whom great songs are dedicated
Almost all performers, ask them more specifically about whom they sing, will find a way to evade the answer: to protect someone’s privacy or to maintain intrigue. Although there are…

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Straight from Nottingham: Interview with Jake Bugg
Our friend Jake Bugg sings like a chipmunk, spread rot "X Factor" and strumming an acoustic guitar as if he were in a folk band. The new Jake Bugg is…

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Great rock songs based on classic literary works
Here is a selection of songs that have paid tribute to books, novels, anthologies and short stories. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus The name of John Lennon's meaningless…

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The best Manchester bands of all time
The expression "Manchester music" itself has become tautological, given the activity with which this city generates significant groups. An almost impossible feat is to fit the unique Manchester scene of…

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