If you were a fan, you probably watched with horror, incredulity and fretful concern at the things Lou Reed put himself through in the '70s,…

ARE WE ROLLING? I was sorry to read in last month's Uncut that old-school country star Slim Whitman had died, news that had otherwise passed…

Before Melody Maker swept me off the street in the manner of a benevolent old codger taking a pallid waif into his kindly, white-haired care…