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Articles by Jason Draper

Turn And Face The Strange: 10 David Bowie Facts You Need To Know
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Turn And Face The Strange: 10 David Bowie Facts You Need To Know

He was born David Jones but found fame as a rock ET. These ten David Bowie facts sort reality from fiction to uncover the man himself.

Best Jimmy Page Guitar Riffs: 10 Hard-Hitting Led Zeppelin Highlights
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Best Jimmy Page Guitar Riffs: 10 Hard-Hitting Led Zeppelin Highlights

Powering Led Zeppelin to their greatest heights, the best Jimmy Page guitar riffs staged a blistering assault on rock’n’roll.

‘Toy’: How David Bowie Realised His Past Was “Really Fun” To Play With
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‘Toy’: How David Bowie Realised His Past Was “Really Fun” To Play With

Shelved for 20 years, the ‘Toy’ album found David Bowie revisiting his pre-fame songs. ‘His connection to them was so deep,’ says Mark Plati.

The Question Of U: 10 Prince Facts You Need To Know
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The Question Of U: 10 Prince Facts You Need To Know

One of pop music’s greatest enigmas, His Royal Badness made a sport of keeping fans guessing. Here are ten Prince facts you need to know.

The Black Album: How Prince Defeated His Dark Side
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The Black Album: How Prince Defeated His Dark Side

Starkly funky and unapologetically sexual, ‘The Black Album’ was Prince’s ‘angry bitter’ response to his critics – and he shelved it.

Echo And The Bunnymen: “It Was Like Our Backs Were Against The Wall”
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Echo And The Bunnymen: “It Was Like Our Backs Were Against The Wall”

Defiantly creative, Echo And The Bunnymen’s music resounds through the ages. “We thought we were the best band in the world,” they tell Dig!

Warnings/Promises Made Idlewild “A Band For Life”, Says Roddy Woomble
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Warnings/Promises Made Idlewild “A Band For Life”, Says Roddy Woomble

Setting Idlewild on a new creative path, ‘Warnings/Promises’ found the group ‘getting more expansive’, frontman Roddy Woomble tells Dig!

Tales Don’t Tell Themselves: “It’s Remarkable What We Pulled Off,” Say Funeral For A Friend
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Tales Don’t Tell Themselves: “It’s Remarkable What We Pulled Off,” Say Funeral For A Friend

A concept album inspired by prog rock, FFAF’s ‘Tales Don’t Tell Themselves’ is ‘the grower’, says Matt Davies-Kreye.

Hours Is “The Purest Funeral For A Friend Album” Says Matt Davies-Kreye
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Hours Is “The Purest Funeral For A Friend Album” Says Matt Davies-Kreye

Recording ‘Hours’ was ‘life-changing’, Funeral For A Friend frontman Matt Davies-Kreye tells Dig! ‘It charts the trip of us as a band.’

1999: Why Prince’s Visionary Album Still Sounds Like The Future
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1999: Why Prince’s Visionary Album Still Sounds Like The Future

With his '1999' album, Prince perfected the ‘Minneapolis sound’: a futuristic pop-funk concoction the world has yet to catch up with.

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