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Muse: 'The guitar is no longer a lead instrument'

Image caption Muse have always combined pyrotechnic guitar work with elements of hip-hop, electronica and even classical piano The days of rock gods posing heroically with a Fender Stratocaster are over, says Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. “The guitar has become a textural instrument rather than a lead instrument,” he told the BBC. “And I think […]

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10 David Brents – and more on the way…

Image caption Ricky Gervais (centre) with the original cast of The Office It’s conquered Europe, crossed the Atlantic and spawned a big-screen movie spin-off. Now The Office is to have another new branch – in India. Wernham Hogg will become Wilkins Chawla in the latest international version of Ricky Gervais’s mockumentary sitcom. Gervais, who co-wrote […]

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What the Baftas tell us about the Oscar race

Image copyright PA Image caption Director Martin McDonagh with two of Three Billboards’ five Bafta film awards Sunday’s Bafta Film Awards saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri beat The Shape of Water to the best film prize. The two go head to head again at the Academy Awards on 4 March. Will Three Billboards triumph […]

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The Script shocks buskers with 'random kindness'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAberdeen buskers perform on stage with The Script Irish pop band The Script shocked two young buskers after plucking them from obscurity and putting them on stage in a Scottish arena. Singer Danny O’Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power searched Aberdeen for buskers on “Random […]

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Sex scene rules would be 'censorship' star says

Image copyright Alamy Image caption This scene from Fifty Shades of Grey could have been governed by such rules Hollywood star Andy Serkis says new rules surrounding the filming of sex scenes could amount to “censorship” and stifle creativity. Actors’ union Equity is considering bringing in guidance for intimate scenes on stage and screen in […]