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Why ‘Stairway To Heaven’ is now a heartbreaking listen

(Credits: julio zeppelin) Mon 15 July 2024 12:30, UK If a lot of classic rock ‘n’ roll fans were given three wishes, chances are, a lot of them would ask to be able to listen to ‘Stairway To Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin for the first time again. The song transcends all music, acting as a […]

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Five drummers who think Buddy Rich was the greatest of all time

(Credits: Far Out / James Kriegsmann) Mon 15 July 2024 12:00, UK Most people have a good idea of what a modern drummer is supposed to sound like in their head. It’s easy to call the percussionists meatheads if you want to, but the ability to keep time and play with the rhythm throughout a […]

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Why The Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’ is a masterclass in sampling

Credit: KeithFlinted Mon 15 July 2024 11:00, UK One of the most underrated art forms in music is sampling. This is a process where artists take a section of music from another source and then rework it to create something different or add to their already existing song. This could be something as simple as […]

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Missteps from a master: the five worst Meryl Streep performances

(Credits: Far Out / YouTube Still) Sun 14 July 2024 12:30, UK Actors who go down in history as among the greatest to ever do it rarely give terrible performances, but neither do they boast a 100% success rate. Meryl Streep is an all-time talent, but she’s not immune from the odd misstep or two. […]

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Who is “mother Mary” in The Beatles song ‘Let It Be’?

(Credits: Alamy) Sun 14 July 2024 12:00, UK In early 1970, with The Beatles already broken up unofficially and Paul McCartney on the brink of announcing it to the world, there was time for one last monumental Beatles single to add to their canon. McCartney’s hymnal paean to acceptance of ‘Let It Be’ was, in […]

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Pohoda Festival cancelled after disaster injures 29 people

(Credits: Dominic Hampton) Sun 14 July 2024 10:25, UK Slovakia’s Pohoda Festival has been cancelled halfway through after one of the tent stages collapsed. 29 people were injured as a result of the accident, forcing the festival to close its doors early. Nearly 30,000 people attended the festival, which is held in the north of […]

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The Big Indie Playlist: The best new releases of the week

(Credits: Far Out Magazine) Sun 14 July 2024 9:53, UK There must be something in the water this week as the opening of July brought about a bumper crop of incredible new releases. Artists of all shapes, sizes and genres delivered greatness this week, making it hard to keep up. To ensure no hits slip […]