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Jarvis Cocker Says His New Record Managed To 'Catch The Zeitgeist'

Jarvis Cocker managed to ''catch the zeitgeist'' by accident with his new track.The 56-year-old star admits it's purely a coincidence that his isolation anthem 'House Music All Night Long' was released around the start of...

Six Unexpected Things Musicians Are Doing To Help While Quarantined

Plenty of artists have been donating money to various organisations, and plenty more have been taking part in virtual concert series as we all do our best to navigate the uncertain, isolating waters of the...

Jarvis Cocker And Bez To Compete In 'Bargain Hunt' Special For Bbc Music Day

It's Common People vs 24 Hour Party People! Former Pulp star Jarvis Cocker is to face off against Happy Mondays’ Bez in a one-off special episode of ‘Bargain Hunt’ to mark 2018’s BBC Music Day.The...

Jarvis Cocker Supports Sheffield Protest Against Tree-felling

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has voiced his support for a popular movement in Sheffield to prevent the council from up-rooting thousands of trees in the city.The 54 year old star is joining fellow Sheffield-based...

Florence Welch Given Glastonbury Advice By Jarvis Cocker

Florence + The MAChine have been bumped up the bill to replace headliners the Foo Fighters after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg at a show in Sweden and cancelled the band's Friday...

We Might Have Just Found Out Who Inspired Pulp's 'Common People'!

Ever since it was released nearly twenty years ago, music fans have speculated as to the inspiration behind Pulp’s classic single ‘Common People’. Now, a Greek newspaper has come up with a theory that the...

Jarvis Cocker Shares 'Nu Troglodyte' Manifesto Railing Against Modern Technology

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has published an alternative ideal for living in the modern world, entitled the ‘Nu-Troglodyte Manifesto’ and which espouses the benefits of living “offline”. Writing in the latest edition of Another...

Paloma Faith: 'I'm Probably The Most Punk Person In Music'

Paloma Faith thinks she's ''the most punk person in music''.The 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' hitmaker feels dismayed with the majority of current musicians because she believes they are all too well-behaved.She said: ''Everyone's...

Jarvis Cocker Always Felt He'd Be Famous

Jarvis Cocker always thought he'd be famous.The Pulp frontman didn't find success with the band until over 15 years after they had formed, but he insists they always knew deep down that they'd make it...

Jarvis Cocker To Judge Pulp Karaoke Contest

British rocker Jarvis Cocker has signed up to judge a Pulp karaoke contest in New York City.The band's frontman will preside over the competition, which will be held at the Industry City venue in Brooklyn...

Jarvis Cocker: Metallica Could Be A Bit Abrasive

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker thinks Metallica's forthcoming headline appearance at Glastonbury could be ''a bit abrasive''.The frontman has voiced his concerns about the metal act topping the bill at Worthy Farm later this month and thinks...

Pulp Didn't Intend To Be Political

Pulp never intended to be political.The 'Common People' band - made up of Jarvis Cocker, Steve Mackey, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle and Mark Webber - were ''surprised'' at how their working class anthems were perceived...

Is Pulp's 'Common People' Really The Best Britpop Anthem?

Pulp's Common People has been named the ultimate Britpop anthem by BBC6 Music listeners, beating the likes of The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony and Oasis's Wonderwall. More than 300,000 listeners voted for the track to celebrate...

Iggy Pop To Take Over Jarvis Cocker's Bbc Radio Spot

Iggy Pop has landed a year-long British radio show after signing on to temporarily replace Pulp star Jarvis Cocker as the singer takes a break from his popular Bbc 6 Music programme.Cocker will cut short...

Jarvis Cocker Announces Year-long Hiatus From Bbc Radio 6 Music

Jarvis Cocker has apparently been taking a note out of Justin Bieber's book, by announcing his year-long hiatus from his popular radio show Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service. In a recent sit-down with the Radio Times,...

Jarvis Cocker Fined Over Car Plates

British rocker Jarvis Cocker has been hit with a $405 (£270) fine over a number plate blunder on his car.The Pulp frontman is the proud owner of a U.S. model Chrysler vehicle, but his prized...

Jarvis Cocker Lost His Best Ever Song

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker fears he has lost his greatest ever song after a voicemail message containing the melody was erased by a cell phone company.The Common People hitmaker calls his own number and sings...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican Theatre on Sunday (July 7, 2013), with a huge cast...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative or unforgivably pretentious. Released in December 2012, Song Reader comprised...

The Rolling Stones Throw Huge Glastonbury Party

The Rolling Stones threw a star-studded after-party to celebrate their Glastonbury gig. The rockers booked 20 rooms at the Babington House hotel in Somerset, South West England, and invited a group of famous friends, including...

Ronnie Wood To Battle Jarvis Cocker At Sony Radio Academy Awards

British rockers Ronnie Wood and Jarvis Cocker will go head to head for a top broadcasting prize at the U.K.'s Sony Radio Academy Awards next month (May13).The Rolling Stones star and the Pulp frontman are...

Pulp's Ten Year Hiatus Properly Over With New Track 'After You'

Pulp is back, and not back like they were last year, doing a bit of touring, but properly back with new music and everything. Their latest track - the first new one in ten years...

Jarvis Cocker Says Pulp Will Not Record New Music

Jarvis Cocker has stated Pulp will not record any new music.The band - also formed of Candida Doyle, Mark Webber, Steve Mackey and Nick Banks - are reuniting for a Christmas show in their hometown...

Pulp Will Not Release New Material

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has ruled out making any new material with the band.The Common People hitmakers got back together in May, 2011 for a string of shows, including sets at U.K. music festivals including...

Q Awards: Are Muse Really The Best Act In The World Today?

The answer, of course, is no. But it's that time of year again folks: the Q Magazine Awards! Muse picked up the biggest gong at the event in London on Monday afternoon (October 22, 2012)...

I Love The Beatles But It’S Time To Move On: Jarvis Cocker Reviews John Lennon Letters Book

Jarvis Cocker has reviewed the latest book to be have been published about The Beatles. 'The John Lennon Letters', edited by Hunter Davies, is a collection of missives from the late Beatles’ songwriter, dating from...

Damon Albarn's African Party

Damon Albarn is having a ''24 hour party'' touring the UK for his Africa Express shows.The Blur singer - who is travelling with musicians including Carl Barat, Jarvis Cocker, Gruff Rhys and Eliza Doolittle on...

British Stars Sign Petition Backing Imprisoned Punk Band

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...

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

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...

Pulp's 'Accidental' Hit

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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