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Madonna Appeals For Release Of Russian Punk Group

8th August 2012

Madonna appealed for the release of three members of the punk group Pussy Riot at her Russian concert last night (07.08.12).The singer was performing in Moscow as part of her 'MDNA Tour' when she told...

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British Stars Sign Petition Backing Imprisoned Punk Band

2nd August 2012

Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have signed a petition demanding a fair trial for Russian punk band Pussy Riot.Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant and...

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Jarvis Cocker Lends His Painting To English Gallery

19th July 2012

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has loaned a Damien Hirst painting from his private collection to a gallery in his native Sheffield, England in a bid to support future arts funding.Officials at The Graves Gallery were...

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John Lydon To Battle Louise Mensch And Company On 'Question Time'

5th July 2012

John Lydon will be appearing on Bbc One current affairs program 'Question Time' this evening (July 5, 2012), the ever-outspoken elder statesmen of punk being given his biggest opportunity on TV in years to get...

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Jarvis Cocker: Pulp Won't Last Forever

2nd July 2012

Jarvis Cocker insists Pulp won't go on ''indefinitely''.The group reformed last year following a nine-year hiatus and though the singer says they won't split for good, he admits they may take another long break.He said:...

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Jarvis Cocker Tricks Himself Into Writing Tracks

1st July 2012

Jarvis Cocker has to ''trick'' himself into writing songs.The Pulp frontman admits he has no typical routine when it comes to penning new material and can't force himself to write new tracks.He said: ''I'm always...

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Pulp's 'Accidental' Hit

20th June 2012

Jarvis Cocker says Pulp's 'Common People' was a ''popular song by accident.'' The band's 1995 single was a number two hit in the UK, and has remained the band's defining moment, and Jarvis admits as...

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Jarvis Cocker's Emotional Trip To The Arctic

4th June 2012

Singer Jarvis Cocker has travelled to the Arctic Circle in his new role as a Greenpeace ambassador - and was moved to tears at the region's majestic landscape.The Pulp frontman has signed up as the...

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Jarvis Cocker 'Worried' About Pulp Reunion

5th April 2012

Jarvis Cocker was ''super worried'' people wouldn't care about Pulp's reunion.The 'Disco 2000' hitmakers played a string of comeback shows last year following a nine-year split and the singer was delighted by the positive reception...

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Pulp To Tour?

2nd April 2012

Jarvis Cocker has suggested Pulp will tour again.The Britpop group - who reunited last year after splitting in 2002 - took to the stage as London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (31.03.12) as part of...

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Jarvis Cocker Set For Night-time Radio Show

6th March 2012

Pulp star Jarvis Cocker is to host a new late-night radio show exploring what Britons get up to after hours.The rocker will take to the streets to investigate the unusual nocturnal activities of listeners, from...

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Jarvis Cocker Praises 'Visionary' Occupy Protesters

15th January 2012

Pulp star Jarvis Cocker has thrown his support behind the ongoing 'Occupy' protest movement, calling the campaigners "visionary" and praising their dedication.The British rocker admits he was pleased to see demonstrators take over swathes of...

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Pulp Hint At 2012 Return After Cryptic Tweet

9th January 2012

Pulp have been one of the more popular among the slew of artists making their active return to live music as the demand for nostalgia echoes across the music industry's decaying wasteland, their shows last...

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Chili Peppers Rock Out At London Gala

23rd November 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boy George and Jarvis Cocker helped raise more than $629,000 (£393,000) for charity at a star-studded gala in London on Monday (21Nov11).Gillian Anderson, Eva Herzigova and Meg Mathews were among...

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Jarvis Cocker And Lily Cole Protest In London

10th November 2011

Rocker Jarvis Cocker and model-turned-actress Lily Cole showed their support for Britain's university students by taking part in a London rally against hikes in tuition fees on Wednesday (09Nov11).Pulp frontman Cocker and the British beauty...

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Jarvis Cocker To Be An Editor At Publishing Company

12th October 2011

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has been hired as the editor-at-large at a U.K. publishing company.The rocker will join the Faber & Faber team in a "broad commissioning" capacity and begin his two-year role in January...

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Jarvis Cocker Returns To Former School

8th October 2011

Pulp star Jarvis Cocker has finally returned a borrowed library book after 30 years during a visit to his old school in his native Sheffield, England earlier this week (begs03Oct11).The rocker made a surprise appearance...

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Brett Anderson Wrote Album In A Week

8th October 2011

Brett Anderson wrote all the songs for his new album in a week.The Suede frontman has just released his fourth solo LP, 'Black Rainbows', on which he collaborated with musician-and-producer Leo Abrahams.When Brett went into...

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Beyonce Battling U2 For UK Festival Awards Crown

16th September 2011

Beyonce, U2, Foo Fighters and Muse are battling it out to be named Headliner of the Year at the UK Festival Awards.All acts who headlined festivals in the UK in 2011 are in the running...

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Cocker Hints Pulp Reunion Is Over

5th September 2011

British singer Jarvis Cocker hinted that his reunion with Pulp is over during the band's last gig of its summer tour on Sunday (04Sep11).The 1990s Britpop icons announced last year (10) they would be reteaming...

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Cocker Performs With The Strokes At Reading Festival

28th August 2011

The Strokes were joined by a guest performer during their set at Britain's Reading Festival on Saturday night (27Aug11) - Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.The Common People hitmaker was beckoned onstage by Julian Casablancas during The...

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Jarvis Cocker Joins The Strokes Onstage

28th August 2011

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker joined The Strokes during their co-headlining set at Reading last night (27.08.11). 'Common People' singer Jarvis appeared with the New York band to perform a version of The Cars' 'Just What I...

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Fascinating Fact 11810

21st July 2011

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker picked up an honorary degree from the University of the Arts London at the British capital's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday (20Jul11).

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Jarvis Cocker Set For Honorary Degree From Common People College

14th July 2011

Rocker Jarvis Cocker is to receive an honorary degree from the British university he immortalised in Pulp hit Common People.The singer studied fine art and film at University of the Arts London and later referenced...

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Jarvis Cocker To Release Lyric Book

4th July 2011

British rocker Jarvis Cocker is to put all his lyrics down in print in a new book.The Pulp frontman will release Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics in October (11) and the tome will feature song...

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Pulp Close Wireless Festival

4th July 2011

Pulp performed a triumphant set to close London's Wireless festival last night (03.07.11).The legendary Britpop group - who are playing their first shows since originally splitting in 2002 - closed the three day festival in...

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Jarvis Cocker And Borrell To Man Fairground Rides For Charity

14th June 2011

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and Razorlight's Johnny Borrell are to work on fairground rides in London this week (beg13Jun11) to raise money for charity.Cocker, who made his British live comeback with Pulp at the Isle...

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Pulp Reformed For Friend

27th May 2011

Pulp were inspired to reunite by the death of a friend. The 'Common People' group are playing a string of festival dates this summer - their first shows since splitting in 2002 - and frontman...

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My Chemical Romance Influenced Pulp

1st April 2011

My Chemical Romance are influenced by indie group Pulp.The 'Planetary (Go!)' rockers said they related to the British group's hit 'Common People' when they were growing up and desperate to leave their native New Jersey.Guitarist...

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