The Specials

The Specials’ Horace Panter on why ‘Ghost Town’ remains relevant in 2019: “Injustice is timeless”

The Specials' Horace Panter has said it is "scary" that some of the band's most iconic tracks remain relevant almost 40 years since they...

Coventry councillor calls for The Specials to receive hometown honour

A plea has been made for The Specials to be honoured by their home city of Coventry. More: The NME Big Read – The...

Doves, The Specials, and You Me At Six lead names for new Gunnersville concert series

Doves, The Specials, and You Me At Six will headline a new concert series in London, called Gunnersville. The trio of shows will take...

Los Angeles City Council announce “The Specials Day” to take place next month

Los Angeles City Council have announced that “The Specials Day” will be commemorated in the city next month. Read more: The Big Read – The Specials...

The Big Read – The Specials and Saffiyah Khan: “What we said has reached people – and that’s the only important thing”

Celebrating their 40th anniversary and back with a chart-topping third album, 'Encore', The Specials are still pushing the boundaries of social and racial injustice – with a little help from a new recruit. Dan Stubbs meets one of Britain's most iconic bands and collaborator Saffiyah Khan, activist, model and all-round badass, ahead of their major UK tour.

The Specials’ Neville Staple releases knife crime song after grandson was stabbed to death

Founding member of The Specials Neville Staple has released a single called 'Put Away Your Knives' in tribute to his late grandson who was...

The Specials react to scoring new number one album: “It couldn’t have been better timing”

The Specials have reacted to the news that their new album ‘Encore’ has reached the top of the Official UK Albums Chart. ‘Encore’ is...

The Specials’ Terry Hall speaks of his depression after being kidnapped by paedophile ring aged 12

The Specials' frontman Terry Hall has spoken of his battle with depression after being sexually abused by a paedophile ring when he was 12-years-old. The...

Manic Street Preachers and The Specials top bill at Splendour Festival 2019

Manic Street Preachers and The Specials have been confirmed as the headliners for Splendour Festival 2019. The one-day festival will return to Nottingham’s Wollaton...

Watch the new lyric video for The Specials’ ’10 Commandments’

The Specials have released the lyric video for new single '10 Commandments' –and it's a socially charged track featuring the voice of activist Saffiyah...
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