Debbie Harry: ‘Maybe sexual explicitness has come of age’

Debbie Harry doesn’t believe in harbouring regrets. “I have made many, many errors, but nobody leads a perfect life,” she reflects down the telephone from New York. “So, should I regret anything? No. It is a waste of time. It really is a waste of time.” Dial back to the turn of the 70s and the life that Harry led before fronting Blondie – prior to her image being burned onto the retina of popular culture – was colourful to say the least.

Shakira on dark days, angry poetry and bounceback for the El Dorado Tour

In October 2017, Latin pop superstar Shakira was wrapping up five months of arduous rehearsals in preparation for her ‘El Dorado’ world tour when she suddenly felt a bit hoarse. A few days later, Shakira’s opening show in Cologne, Germany, was cancelled on advice of her doctors, who diagnosed her with strained vocal chords.

Bob Dylan needs to save from himself, and call time on The Never Ending Tour

For the purpose of an experiment go and gather all of your prized possessions. Now walk to the window, toss them onto the street and run wild-eyed down the stairs with a can of petrol in hand. Dance around the heap, douse it in the flammable liquid before striking a match in the full glare of your (quite possibly terrified) neighbours.

“She genuinely takes risks” - 'A Dog Called Money' director talks PJ Harvey

Solemn words sit atop desolate images of a derelict cinema in Kabul. PJ Harvey is observing the wreckage, contextualising it for the observer before her words give way to a sombre, alternate version of her song ‘The Orange Monkey’. Meanwhile, a film projector rolls and scenes of Afghan patrons enter a newer, but nevertheless still dishevelled, cinema.
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