Rick Rubin

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The ghosts of poets that have recorded albums in a gasp of expectation only to suffer anticlimactic shrugs haunt us still. With notable exceptions (Li(...)

Golden but oldies: Dylan, Bowie, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson

It’s good to have Madonna back. The world seems a weedier, less vital place without her. A whole generation has punctuated life-altering moments with (...)

Sharon Jones (centre) with the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones died on November 18th, 2016 and the world became a few shades less funky. Jones had the kind of voice that could instantly warm your bloo(...)

Beige might be a more appropriate title for Angus and Julia Stone’s fourth album. The Australian siblings are known for their intimate folk-driven son(...)

There’s a whiff of the music industry not really knowing what to do with Jake Bugg. The 23-year-old Nottingham songwriter started well in 2012 with a (...)

Kate Tempest: “It’s very unusual for a woman to be taken seriously just at first glance. We’re much more used to kind of looking at rather than listening to what a woman has to say.” Photograph: David Stewart.

“For my whole life I’ve been condescended to, I’ve been underestimated, I’ve been dismissed. And that’s because of how I look, my agenda, the fact th(...)

Guns N’ Roses backstage at LA club Fender’s Ballroom in March 1986, five days before signing to Geffen. Photograph: Marc Carter

The people who work behind the scenes always have the best stories. In the case of Vicky Hamilton, she has put many of her stories about working as a(...)

Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, you have to admire Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bloody-minded determination. Now in their 33rd year, Anthony Kiedis and co have had(...)

Neil Strauss: “There was a threesome I had, and a husky dog there kept trying to make love to me. I left that out of the book”

‘How do you take notes while participating in an orgy?” is a question I’ve not asked many interviewees. But now Neil Strauss is explaining how it’s(...)

Damien Rice: “Once I got to that place and I started fixing the things inside, everything changed”

“You’re doing something, you’re doing something, boom, you crash, burn, you fail. You beat yourself up, and then you find your way out of it.” (...)

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