Two decades ago, he captured the dark side of Cool Britannia and was set for global stardom. What happened?
He was the best at what he did, and he did everything.
The singer and songwriter, who has died aged 57, always picked the best players for his band - and that often meant choosing women. His musical legacy is richer as a result.
From David Quantick hosting the pub quiz to Stuart Maconie singing karaoke, I can't imagine what the locals make of us.
People can be sniffy about jukebox musicals but in my opinion they are infinitely preferable to overblown and pretentious middlebrow stuff.
Deputy web editor Anoosh Chakelian and special correspondent Stephen Bush give us their verdict on Corbyn the Musical: The Motorcycle Diaries.
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.