Prince aimed to make his listeners want to have him or be him. He did not like them to consider themselves his equals.
While fans’ eyes are fixed on the songs of the past, artists eye the future - and who can blame them?
We can’t blame him. We can’t even blame the BBC. We can only blame ourselves.
Exhibitionism: the Rolling Stones is upfront about one of the Stones' biggest innovations: the way they sold themselves.
Men inexplicably wore hats and women thought they fancied that guy from The Kooks. It was a dark time.
This week, we chat ITV's Doctor Thorne, Female Friendship Week on the New Statesman website, and the debut album from British band Alt-J.
The vote falls on the Thursday of the music festival, which 200,000 people attend.
As part of Female Friendship Week, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell revists the joy and fear of her closest childhood friendship.
Zayn’s new song discusses his decision to leave the boyband that found him fame.
Although Eurovision song lyrics are not permitted to be political, the 2016 Ukrainian entry has found a way of bringing an historical injustice into present-day popular culture.
On the pop culture podcast: The 1975's second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, the true-story drama The People v OJ Simpson and Tina Fey/Steve Carell comedy Date Night.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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