Mark Beaumont

‘Gorillaz’ at 20: how Damon Albarn’s virtual band shaped music history

Their debut hit the big 2-0 this weekend. We celebrate the majesty of the Blur frontman's "monkey thing"

UNKLE: “There’s a lot of tension on the streets – we need clubbing to release that”

James Lavelle talks to NME about new mixtape ‘Rōnin I’, why clubbing matters, and a surreal encounter with some Beatles and Disney magic through working with Dhani Harrison

In a year of lockdown, Tim’s Twitter Listening Parties have been a source of joy

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess has played a vital role in keeping our spirits up throughout the 12 months since the world went wrong

Is ‘The Vaccination Special’ preparing us for the end of ‘South Park’?

One of the greatest episodes ever feels more like a final fling than a grand rebirth

WTF is an NFT? Kings Of Leon’s weird non-fungible token thing – explained!

The Followills obsessed with cowboys from yesteryear, but they've also one foot in the future

With Daft Punk powered down, where will pop’s mystery come from now?

The robots have called it a day after 28 years. Our columnist ponders who'll step into their enigmatic moon-boots

Scorsese vs Netflix: can streaming regain its artistic integrity?

Marty says 'content' has devalued cinema – but digital platforms may change his mind yet...

The secret to a brilliant posthumous album? Get started while you can

6 Dogs' forthcoming album was completed before his death in January, meaning he'll escape the indignity of the usual posthumous album

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has turned into a museum. Time for change

Kate Bush, Foo Fighters and Dionne Warwick are among the artists not yet inducted. Did rock and pop grind to a halt around 1986?

The long, noble (and sometimes ignoble) history of indie bands writing songs for pop stars

The Cribs recently revealed that they almost gave songs to One Direction, continuing a grand tradition
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