Revolutionary approach: Mark Ellen, writer and editor. Photograph: Virginia Turbett/Redferns
The man who sold the Word
  • Music
  • May 10, 2014, 01:00

Certain incidents may cause one to reconsider one’s career as a rock journalist. Having one’s head banged repeatedly against a wall by Elvis Costello’(...)

Always destined for stardom: Rufus Wainwright. Photograph:  Barry J Holmes

The music business is full of talented people. There are musicians, there are songwriters, there are singers. But then there are the Rufus Wain(...)

Tracey Thorn: “up onstage in front of an audience is a place where neurosis meets narcissism”
Funny and frank: a worthy hit
  • Books
  • February 25, 2014, 14:46

Asked by a teenage pop magazine in 1985 to name the last book she had read, Tracey Thorn recalls replying: The Bri(...)

With their 12th studio album, the indefatigable Neil Tennant and Chris Low are all loved up and determined to dance into their fourth decade as a goin(...)