The Specials

Martin Compston: “Partying with Arctic Monkeys at 1am? I was in heaven”

On his gig-going youth, hard-drinking twenties and summer nights with Alex Turner

The Lightning Seeds on new album ‘See You In The Stars’: “I’d lost confidence in myself”

Check out tour dates and new single ‘Sunshine’ as frontman Ian Broudie explains why it’s taken 13 years to release new music, how The Coral and Terry Hall helped Ian get back on track, and plans for ‘Three Lions’ at this year’s World Cup

The story of NME in 70 (mostly) seminal songs

It's NME’s 70th anniversary! That's right: we've gone Platinum

The Specials would love to collaborate with Madness

"It would be good to do something with those guys"

Neville Staple details new solo album ‘From The Specials & Beyond’

As its title implies, the 12-track record will dive deep into Staple’s tenure with The Specials

The Specials – ‘Protest Songs 1924-2012’ review: thoughtful and considered dissent

The Coventry band know a thing or two about politicised tunes

The Specials announce new album of protest song covers: “Injustice is timeless”

The 12 covers, from between 1924 and 2012, feature Talking Heads, Bob Marley and more

Watch The Libertines and Terry Hall perform The Specials’ ‘Gangsters’

The collaborative performance took place in Coventry last night (August 1)
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