Johnny Marr on the Smiths, Morrissey and putting politics back in pop

Friday, January 11th, 2013

With the release of his first solo album The Messenger, the former Smiths guitarist talks about finally embracing his old sound, David Cameron and why he and Morrissey don’t talk any more

Guardian and Observer to adopt ‘digital-first’ strategy

Friday, June 17th, 2011

GMG chief executive says newspaper group aims for ‘major transformation’ as he announces £33m cash losses for last year

A history of modern music: Jazz – download the playlist

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

As part of the Guardian’s summer of music, we are releasing a history of modern music. Download the jazz playlist here
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Download the hip hop playlist
Download the rock playlist
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Why there will never be another David Bowie

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Lady Gaga has got it wrong: the Thin White Duke’s brilliance cannot be reduced to his ability to strike a decent pose

Storm Large

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Underbelly, Edinburgh

Jimi Hendrix: ‘You never told me he was that good’

Monday, August 9th, 2010

On the the 40th anniversary of the great guitarist’s death, Ed Vulliamy speaks to the people who knew him best and unearths a funny, if driven, superstar

Alex Higgins, snooker’s anti-hero, dies aged 61

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Alex Higgins was the people’s champion who was loved by everyone

Sex Pistols, ‘posh boys’ Cameron and Clegg, and those butter ads

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Ahead of PiL’s UK tour, frontman John Lydon scratches his nuts and surveys the pop-cultural landscape – Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z and all