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Keane man on success, songs and Steve Lamacq
Tegan Chapman, 13 January 2005
Interview The frontman of the Mercury Music Prize nominated group explains why they certainly aren't just another Travis or Coldplay…
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Rock’s finest descend on Download
Charline Adams, 8 June 2004
One of the world’s biggest and best metal festivals is held in Scotland for the first time to the delight of thousands of hard-rocking fans.
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Waging war on the web's ticket touts
Michelle Wright, 1 June 2004
The music industry and the internet continue their rocky relationship into the online ticket arena, with the king of music festivals proving, once again, to be a hurdle too high.
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How to be a music journalist
Alexander Hay, 16 May 2004
A rising reporter offers newcomers practical advice based on his own experience of the long, hard road into the music press.
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Morrissey did WHAT to Princess Diana?!
Kirk Pepi, 14 January 2004
Crazed conspiracy theories or elaborate musical masterminds? One reporter goes on the trail of the best and worst of the music industry's "tallest tales" online.
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Inul Daratista: 'The devil’s dancer'
Aulia Andri, 1 October 2003
She is a singer, dancer, and a political hot potato. Waggling her hips in Indonesia’s "dangdut" style, Inul Daratista is hitting the big time and courting controversy as she goes.
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Sleepless in Abidjan
Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque, 18 September 2003
Nightclubbing in the Ivory Coast capital is a rich experience if you can get from your front door to the entrance without meeting a local militia gang.
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Iraq: Rolling the barrel
Richard Powell, 14 September 2003
Going to war can be thirsty work, especially when you're holed up on the border with a small but desperate army of fellow hacks for company.
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Music for militias
Dominic Hipkins, 13 September 2003
Serbia's most famous singer said her life was the stuff of fairytales - the poor peasant girl who became her country’s most famous singer before the age of 30.
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Charlie's Angels: All throttled out
Dean Murray, 1 August 2003
The original Charlie’s Angels film released in 2000 was surprisingly fresh and funky. With its tongue firmly in cheek, the film had real fun with the notion that three beautiful ladies could use every feminine trick in the book to fight crime.
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