Fact: British band Pulp will be honoured with the PRS for Music Heritage Award on Monday (04May15). The accolade, presented as a commemorative plaque, will be presented to frontman Jarvis Cocker at The Leadmill in Sheffield, England, where the group played its first gig in 1980.
Fact: British rocker Jarvis Cocker will attend an album listening event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pulp's classic record DIFFERENT CLASS. Following the playback of the 1995 disc, Cocker will be interviewed onstage at the John Peel Centre of Creative Arts in Suffolk, England on 6 June (15).
Fact: British rocker Jarvis Cocker, who fronts U.K. band Pulp, has written an alternative manifesto ahead of the country's general election in May (15), urging Brits to give up the Internet and TV as part of his peace-loving policies.
Fact: Pulp star Jarvis Cocker is to go head-to-head with former Catatonia frontman Cerys Matthews for the Radio Broadcaster of the Year prize at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, which will be handed out in London next month (Mar14). Cocker presents shows on Bbc Radio 4 and Bbc 6 Music, the same station which hosts Matthews.
Fact: Rockers Pulp are playing a homecoming gig in their native Sheffield, north England on 8 December (12).
Fact: JOY DIVISION song Love Will Tear Us Apart has been named the greatest track of the last 60 years by editors of NME magazine. Pulp's Common People was second and "Heroes" by David Bowie came third.
Fact: Rockers Pulp introduced a special guest to the stage at Britain's Leeds Festival on Sunday night (28Aug11) - former guitarist Richard Hawley. The musician joined his ex-bandmates partway through their set and played with them for the rest of the gig.
Fact: British rockers Pulp will celebrate their comeback by re-releasing some of their classic albums - the band's 1983 debut It will hit shelves again in August (11) along with 1987's Freaks and 1992's Separations. The group played its first live show for nine years last month (May11) ahead of a number of summer dates.
Fact: Pulp star Jarvis Cocker has signed up to narrate four performances of PETER AND THE WOLF at the Royal Festival Hall in London next month (Dec10). The Prokofiev classic will be performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Fact: Pulp star Jarvis Cocker will receive an honorary doctorate at Sheffield Hallam University in England, where he studied as a teen. The rocker will collect the degree at a ceremony next month (Nov09).
Fact: Spoof rock band Spinal Tap thrilled fans at Glastonbury festival in the U.K. - they were joined onstage by British singer/pianist Jamie Cullum for a rendition of SHORT AND SWEET, and by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker on BIG BOTTOM.
Quote: "For about 10 minutes I thought I'd lost my son at St. Pancras Station (in London). Of all the places to lose a kid, an international train station is probably the worst you could pick. Immediately you imagine that they're being put on a train to some weird place on the continent. It was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life." Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will keep a closer eye on his son.
Fact: Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has set up a series of musical yoga classes in Paris. The singer will perform at the city's trendy Gallerie Chappe while attendees enjoy activities including yoga, Pilates and relaxation exercises.
Quote: "I found myself hearing this track a lot and ultimately liking it. It educated me about my latent musical snobbery." Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker credits Madonna's 1983 track BURNING UP with helping him learn to love pop music.
Quote: "I hated that term (Britpop) and never considered Pulp to be a part of that... I actually don't think that much interesting music came out of Britpop really, maybe other people would disagree with me." Former PULP frontman Jarvis Cocker dismisses the 1990s Britpop phenomenon.
Fact: Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, former CATATONIA star Cerys Matthews and BELLE + SEBASTIAN singer STUART MURDOCH all appear on SONGS FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART - a new compilation of children's songs being released next month (FEB07).