The Bittersweet Symphony dispute is over

One of rock music’s most famous injustices has finally been resolved. For the last 22 years, The Verve haven’t made a penny from Bittersweet Symphony, after forfeiting the royalties to The Rolling Stones. The song was embroiled in a legal battle shortly after its release, after The Verve sampled an orchestral version of The Stones’ More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Lauren Child pays tribute to ‘generous’ Judith Kerr

The children’s author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95. Most famous for her book The Tiger Who Came to Tea and her series of Mog books, Kerr continued working into her nineties and published her most More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr dies

The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95, her publisher HarperCollins says. Charlie Redmayne, head of her publisher HarperCollins, said she was “a wonderful and inspiring person More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Daniel Craig to undergo ankle surgery following Bond injury

Media playback is unsupported on your device Actor Daniel Craig is to undergo “minor ankle surgery” following an accident on the set of the latest James Bond film. It was reported last More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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How author Lee Child lost his job and found global success

Lee Child has had the kind of success most authors can only fantasise about. He’s written 23 thrillers featuring American hero Jack Reacher – with total sales of at least 100 million copies worldwide. More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Eurovision 2019: UK’s last-placed entry has score lowered

The UK’s last-placed Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered by five points, organisers say. A revision of scores means Michael Rice’s song Bigger Than Us only picked up 11 points More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Sir Elton John’s best movie moments

The much talked-about Sir Elton John biopic, Rocketman, is released in the UK this week following its glitzy unveiling at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie, directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Taron Egerton More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Quentin Tarantino’s ‘brilliant’ Hollywood return

Lights, camera, action! The first reviews are in for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the latest movie from director Quentin Tarantino, following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. The filmmaker’s More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Jeremy Kyle Show death: Morphine found near TV guest

A Jeremy Kyle guest was found dead after “growing concerned about the repercussions of the show”, an inquest has heard. Steven Dymond, 63, was discovered at his home in Portsmouth about a week after More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Natalie Portman denies Moby’s ‘creepy’ dating claims

Natalie Portman has denied dating Moby in her teens, calling the musician’s behaviour “inappropriate”. The actress was responding to Moby’s new memoir, in which he claims Portman asked More...