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Emily Eavis puts Glastonbury sister festival Variety Bazaar on hold

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that their hotly-anticipated sister festival Variety Bazaar has been put on hold. Originally set to launch in 2021 but...

All the ways Taylor Swift truly outgays herself in the ‘You Need To Calm Down’ video

Taylor Swift's new single 'You Need To Calm Down' includes the pithy, pro-queer lyric: "Shade never made anybody less gay!" And on Friday night,...

“He was my brother for 43 years” – The Buzzcocks’ Steve Diggle remembers the late, great Pete Shelley

When Pete Shelley passed away late last year, from a heart attack, at the age of 63, it looked like an end to the...

Crumb: New York’s indie experimentalists that soundtrack a city that never sleeps

The phrase “New York album” can mean many things. It can be a byword for early noughties indie-rock, for squalid ‘70s punk that sounds...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Pauline Black, The Selecter

1: In 1980, Debbie Harry hosted a tea party that you went to… Pauline Black: (Interrupting) “Allegedly!” ..where a now-famous picture was taken. Can you name...

Sex. Religion. Death. Conical bras. Madonna’s ‘Like A Prayer’ and Blond Ambition Tour at 30

Some albums are worth judging by their cover. With two thumbs poked defiantly into a denim waistband – like a bedazzled answer to Bruce...

An ageing celebrity fox, two penis pullers and a band of Aussie circus activists – we meet some of Glastonbury 2019’s weirdest performers

“It’s not just about the music” is an idiom that comes hand in hand with Glastonbury festival. With theatre shows, comedy sets, flash-mobs, and...

Taylor Swift takes on keyboard warriors and stands up for gay pride in new song ‘You Need To Calm Down’

Recently, it’s seemed a bit like Taylor Swift has been stuck in two modes: one, a person telling you that you do want to...

Taylor Swift announces details of new album, ‘Lover’

Taylor Swift has announced details of her seventh studio album, 'Lover' on social media this evening. You can see the announcement below. READ MORE: All...

“I wanted to wipe the slate clean”: Adam Lambert on new single ‘Velvet’ and why there’ll be no ‘Bohemian Rhapsody 2’

He’s an American Idol runner-up and the man who restored Queen to their greatest glory since the death of Freddie Mercury. We, of course, refer...
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