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Seven Essential Songs To Survive Christmas

Matt Roper | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Roper

Who can resist a Christmas song in which the two lead singers brand each other in the midst of an argument with such epithets as "scumbag", "arse" and "an old slut on junk"? Not me.

Dress Code: No T-Shirts (Unless You Want to Go to Jail)

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Over the years I reckon we've all had our run-ins with dress code authoritarianism. Requirements to wear suits ("lounge suits"). Being told you've got to wear a shirt with a collar. Or a tie. The need to turn up in "smart" attire. Or footwear that isn't a pair of trainers. Or trousers that aren't tracksuit bottoms. Tops that aren't football shirts ...

RIP Tommy: Ramones Drummer Dead Age 62

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Tommy Ramone, the last remaining member of The Ramones has died has the age of 62, following a battle with cancer. Tommy, an original member of th...

How Reorganising a Record Collection Lead to Mockery and Ridicule

Hannah McFaull | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hannah McFaull

According to my serious record collector boyfriend, if you polled a thousand other vinyl geeks, 98% of them would laugh at me and the other 2% would pity my worldview. And before anyone asks, his record collection is alphabetical. Bish bash bosh. No messing about.

Paul Ryan, Rage Against The Machine And Other Music-Meets-Politics Incidents

Adam McGibbon | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Politics
Adam McGibbon

Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan has caused a bit of a stir by revealing that he is a fan of revolutionary leftist rap-rockers Rage Against The Machine.

Number One Band in Heaven

Kevan Roberts | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kevan Roberts

Whenever a famous singer or musician dies it's only a matter of time - occasionally even before the price of the artist's back catalogue has been jacked up on iTunes - until someone is marvelling at the thought of the dead star rocking out as part of some celestial supergroup in the afterlife.

Why a History of Punk Rock Matters

Josh White | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Josh White

What began as an artistic movement, as an expression of counter-cultural angst, crossed continents into film studios, literature, poetry, theatres, art galleries and catwalks. By the mid-1990s, punk was a global commodity. Green Day, Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance are now household names.