Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan, dies aged 67

The band were idolized for their jazz-tinged music and cynical lyrics, and enjoyed hittings including Rikki Dont Lose That Number Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the influential band Steely Dan, died on Sunday aged 67, according to his website, which did not disclose the cause of death. Becker was lead guitarist of the…

How we made Musical Youth’s Pass the Dutchie

We met Michael Jacksons snake, made a film with Mr T, and were the first black band to be interviewed on MTV. It was a relief to get back to school Dennis Seaton, singer We were all still schoolkids in Birmingham when the band was formed. Patrick and Freddie ” Junior ” Waite’s dad was…

How we stimulated Musical Youth’s Pass the Dutchie

We met Michael Jacksons snake, made a movie with Mr T, and were the first black band to be interviewed on MTV. It was a relief to get back to school Dennis Seaton, singer We were all still schoolkids in Birmingham when the band was formed. Patrick and Freddie ” Junior ” Waite’s dad was…

2017: the year in pop culture

A month-by-month digest of 2017s most memorable moments, from Trumps not-so-triumphant inauguration to Get Out resuscitating the horror genre, Love Islands surprise success and beyond January Trump’s inauguration The year began with nobody RSVPing to Donald Trump’s inauguration invite. After reaching the end of his Rolodex, he eventually got 3 Doors Down to perform- so,…

Karen Carpenter: starved of love, by Randy Schmidt | Extract

Karen Carpenter &# x27; s velvet voice charmed millions in the 70 s but behind the wholesome image she was desperately unhappy. In a disclosing new biography Randy Schmidt tells the full narrative of her losing battle with anorexia The Carpenters were one of the biggest-selling American musical acts of all time. Between 1970 and…

Nile Rodgers:’ Sadiq Khan seems like a totally cool guy’

The Chic frontman talks about Bowie tributes, working with Noel Gallagher and inviting Londons new mayor to his festival Hello, Nile! Is it actually 4am where you are now? Yes! Im in a auto on the way to the airport. Youve said in the past that you dont sleep much. Do you think dreaming less…

Sean Paul: ‘Drake and Bieber do dancehall but don’t credit where it came from’

A decade after he defined the genre in the 2000 s, the Jamaican artist is having another moment. He explains how he plans to take dancehall back to its roots I will have some of dat green juice. Sean Paul has barely stepped over the threshold of Westlake Recording Studios, located in the sprawl of…

Madonna’s art collection and more on sale at starry benefit

As well as artworks and intimate photographs, auction items include a week in Leonardo DiCaprios Palm Springs villa and a poker game with Edward Norton and Jonah Hill Intimate photographs of Madonnas wedding to her first husband Sean Penn are among the lots up for auction at the pop singers star-studded benefit show in Miami…