Features & interviews

 

Features/ interviews include (click on link to read):

The Rolling Stones rock Clapham: what happened when the world’s biggest band turned up on my doorstep. The Daily Telegraph, 9 May 2018

Spotify playlists are not a window on the economy: they’re barely a window on what we like. The Daily Telegraph, 1 May 2018

 

 

Eat, sleep, rave, repeat: Avicii and the punishing life of the superstar DJ. The Daily Telegraph, 26 April 2018

Pitting opera against pop music is unhelpful, unfair and flawed. The Daily Telegraph, 11 April 2018

Pete Best interview: ‘Let’s have it out: Me, McCartney and a bottle of Scotch’. The Daily Telegraph, 2 April 2018

‘It’s gonna take a lot to drag me away from you’: How Toto made Africa. The Daily Telegraph, 31 March 2018

Stormzy’s Brits performance ignited Number 10 – and changed the awards for ever. The Daily Telegraph, 22 February 2018

Number one and broke: why are pop stars paid a pittance? The Daily Telegraph, 21 February 2018

Why are the Brit Awards always a triumph of the beige over the bold? The Daily Telegraph, 19 February 2018

‘You could hear him smile’: Jon Culshaw on playing David Bowie. The Daily Telegraph, 30 January 2018

Wuthering Heights at 40: the inside story of how Kate Bush reinvented modern pop. The Daily Telegraph, 19 January 2018

How Coldplay became the world’s comfort blanket. The Daily Telegraph, 11 January 2018

Inside Bowie’s Berlin studio: the story of Hansa. The Daily Telegraph, 10 January 2018

 

 

Saturday Night Fever: the real story behind the rise and fall of disco. The Daily Telegraph, 14 December 2017

Dinner for one: the rise of solo dining. The Daily Telegraph, 1 November 2017

Automatic for the People at 25: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills on the making of REM’s dark masterpiece. The Daily Telegraph, 4 October 2017

Noel Fielding’s unlikely journey from Camden cool kid to Bake Off presenter. The Daily Telegraph, 29 August 2017

How Britain’s Nazi punk bands became a gateway drug for US white supremacy. The Daily Telegraph, 23 August 2017

Glen Campbell: his 10 best songs. The Daily Telegraph, 9 August 2017

This charming man? Why Morrissey doesn’t deserve a myth-making biopic. The Daily Telegraph, 3 August 2017

Has Spotify created ‘fake musicians’? As the scandal of ‘singing Scot’ Hector Grant proves, they wouldn’t be the first. The Daily Telegraph, 11 July 2017

Lennon and McCartney: was rock’s greatest partnership doomed from day one? The Daily Telegraph, 6 July 2017

How will the music industry cope without Adele? It won’t. The Daily Telegraph, 29 June 2017

 

 

The best-selling album no-one wanted to release: how Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman made Bat Out of Hell. The Daily Telegraph, 20 June 2017

‘You never forget your first Glastonbury’: how 25 years of crusties and convention changed the festival. The Daily Telegraph, 13 June 2017

Glastonbury 1997: how I survived the muddiest year. The Daily Telegraph, 5 June 2017

God Save the Queen at 40. How the Sex Pistols made the most controversial song in history. The Daily Telegraph, 27 May 2017

OK Computer 20 years on – how Radiohead’s dark dystopia killed Britpop. The Daily Telegraph, 23 May 2017

Instagram has dramatically changed the nation’s eating habits – and it’s no bad thingThe Daily Telegraph, 2 November 2016

Nevermind at 25. How Nirvana’s breakthrough album changed the cultural landscapeThe Daily Telegraph, 30 September 2016

Led Zeppelin: the best covers band in historyThe Daily Telegraph, 16 June 2016

This Quadrophenia sequel should be pushed off a cliffThe Daily Telegraph, 10 June 2016

It’s porridge, but not as we know it. With mango, toasted seeds, moringa leaf, chocolate… Who knew there could be so much to porridge? The Observer, 28 February 2016

And the brands played on. How EDM can sell almost anything. The Guardian, 28 December 2015

The ten chart battles that changed music. The Daily Telegraph, 5 July 2015

 

 

Refunds after a bad concert? It’s a ghastly idea. Telegraph.co.uk, 8 July 2015

It’s a wrap: the working lunch – plus recipes from Britain’s favourite lunch chainsThe Guardian, 3 July 2015

‘My music is like beautiful maths.’ Susanne Sundfør interview. The Daily Telegraph, 2 May 2015

End of the Sunday chart show. The Daily Telegraph, 24 March 2015

A ‘cure’ for baldness? No thanks, I’m happy being hairless. Telegraph Men, 30 January 2015

Nick Drake: 40 years since his death, ‘He knew he was good’. The Daily Telegraph, 24 November 2014

Snack to the Future: hunting for the next food trend in Texas with Marks & Spencer food boss Steve RoweThe Guardian, 11 July 2014

Fallout. Whatever the result, Scotland’s referendum has unleashed financial turmoilThe Sunday Times, 14 September 2014

It’s Top of the Pops for the internet age. The Sunday Times, 23 February 2014

Behind the scenes at Top of the Pops Christmas special. The Daily Telegraph, 25 December 2013

A Greek Odyssey. How to buy a Greek island. FT How To Spend It, 5 November 2013

 

 

Brett Anderson interview. The best new band in Britain, again. The Daily Telegraph, 25 October 2013

Can anyone save the high street? The Sunday Telegraph, 31 August 2013

The real reason our shops are shutting. The Daily Telegraph, 28 May 2013

Horsemeat scandal: supermarkets battle to regain trust. The Sunday Telegraph, 16 February 2013

Away From The Desk: James Hall in Mozambique. The Daily Telegraph, 13 November 2012

Mary Portas: our high streets have reached crisis point. The Daily Telegraph, 12 December 2011

George Osborne interview. The Sunday Telegraph, 31 July 2010

Milked dry: British dairy farmers uncovered. The Sunday Telegraph, 2 September 2007

Fashion goes green: Woody Harrelson interview. The Sunday Telegraph, 12 February 2006

‘Being Jonny Wilkinson’. Interview. The Sunday Telegraph, 31 October 2004

 

 

 

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