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Here’s what the future holds for Camden’s The Lock Tavern

Camden's legendary venue The Lock Tavern is not closing after all - but is set to return after half a million pounds of investment to "restore the venue to its original glory". The Chalk Farm pub has famously seen early gigs from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Florence + The Machine, Adele, Franz Ferdinand, Metronomy, Mystery Jets, Warpaint, Savages, Run...

New photobook of Amy Winehouse images reveals the artist’s intimate moments – get a sneak peek here

With this week marking the seventh anniversary of Amy Winehouse's untimely death, publishers Taschen are gearing up to release a new book featuring photos of the icon's most intimate off-stage moments. Shot and compiled by Blake Wood, a longtime friend and photographer for the singer, who met her in 2007 following the explosive success of 'Back To Black', the book...

London’s legendary ‘The Good Mixer’ will return

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London's legendary Camden boozer 'The Good Mixer' is set to re-open. The famous indie haunt on Inverness Street, which the late Amy Winehouse regularly used to frequent and was also the scene of the start of the Blur vs Oasis feud, closed its doors seemingly for the last time in January. Among the performers at the pub’s last night was John Chapman, a...

Hear this newly-unearthed demo from a 17-year-old Amy Winehouse

A previously-unheard demo recorded when Amy Winehouse was 17 has surfaced online. The song, titled 'My Own Way', has been shared by London musician Gil Cang, who co-wrote the track with James McMillan and Maryanne Morgan. Cang says Winehouse recorded the song in 2001 while trying to attract the attention of record labels and that it only took three takes. "We’d been...

Amy Winehouse’s father says that her ‘spirit’ regularly visits him

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Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has opened up about life since her tragic passing, claiming that he is regularly visited by her spirit. The soul sensation died from alcohol poisoning aged just 27 back in July 2011. However, her father Mitch has said that he still feels her presence through a variety of 'strange happenings'. "We do have our moments, ­particularly on...

Remember Frog, Nambucca and The Rhythm Factory? Check out these pictures of London’s mid-2000s indie disco scene

Remember the mid-2000s? Well photographer Gregory Nolan certainly does. His new book and exhibition  - This Was Our Scene - features pics taken at London's finest sticky floored indie discos, when Babyshambles and pints of snakebite reigned supreme. If the names Frog, Nambucca, KOKO and The Rhythm Factory mean anything to you, then get yourselves down to 2 Newburgh...

Amy Winehouse’s family in talks to turn her life into a West End musical

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The family of Amy Winehouse are in talks to turn her life story into a musical. The soul sensation died from alcohol poisoning aged just 27 back in September 2011. Her life, rise to fame, her struggles with fame and battles with addiction became the subject of the acclaimed documentary 'Amy' in 2015. But now, it looks like her family...

Dua Lipa and Gallant mark Amy Winehouse’s birthday with beautiful cover

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Dua Lipa and Gallant honoured what would have been Amy Winehouse's 34th birthday with a stunning cover of 'Tears Dry On Their Own'. Winehouse passed away in 2011 and yesterday (September 14) marked her 34th birthday. Appearing on Gallant’s web series In the Room, the two artists collaborated on the cover which you can see below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLQAuQsOWI Last month, Noomi Rapace praised “angel”...

Noomi Rapace praises ‘angel’ Amy Winehouse for helping her out of ‘bad place’

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Noomi Rapace has praised "angel" Amy Winehouse for helping her when she was going through a bad time. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star has discussed how the late singer was a "big part" of her life and whether she still intends to appear in a...

Jay-Z told Amy Winehouse ‘stay with us’ the first time they met

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Jay-Z has recalled meeting Amy Winehouse for the first time in New York. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 The rapper spoke about the meeting in a new interview, during which he also discussed his beef with Prodigy, his mum coming out and daughter Blue Ivy's cameo on '4:44'. Speaking about the importance...