Alex James

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Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Women never enjoy the same liberties as men having their lost weekends, running around the fields peeing everywhere and generally behaving like they’re back in senior infants but this time with booze.

There will always be those who like to complain about the modern festival, that it literally “used to be all fields around here” those who bemoan the (...)

Blur recreate the famous Beatles pose on the balcony at EMI, Manchester Square, London, in 1995. Photograph: Chris Taylor

Dave Brolan arrives barely late but full of apologies; he was getting food, taking a break from setting up Blur 21: The Exhibition at the Irish Museum(...)

Blurred lines: Damon Albarn of Blur performing at a charity gig in 2012, at the invitation of old Britpop rivals Oasis. Photograph: Ian West/PA

We’ve all seen the picture. A smirking Noel Gallagher, glass of champagne in one hand, the fingers of a ruddy-cheeked Tony Blair in the other. They(...)

The Knife on stage at Primavera in Barcelona. Photograph: Burak Cingi/Redferns/Getty Images

It seems that there are two types of Kurt Vile in each set. There’s the solo Vile, a gentle(...)