“None of my songs are about lesbian sex… They’re not limited to any gender, they are just about sex, I refuse to be restricted in that way.”
— Madonna to Gavin Martin (NME, 1992)
“I’m not saying I’m God. I didn’t create this place. But as far as lyrics go, I’m God MC…”
— Jay-Z to Paul Elliott (Q, 2000)
MAMA, YOU BEEN ON MY MIND — Remembering the great Cass Elliott, 40 years gone: Danny Fields witnesses a priceless encounter between Cass and Andy Warhol (Hullabaloo, 1967). Plus Derek Boltwood asks her about the Mamas & Papas’ split (Record Mirror, 1969) and Fred Dellar finds out about her life as a solo star (NME, 1972)…
There was a story that one day you walked around Manchester with £100,000 in a holdall, giving out wads to the homeless. Is that true?
Ian Brown: “It was a carrier bag.”
— Ian Brown to Dave Simpson (Uncut, 1998)
"I don’t know about cars… I don’t care about what I roll in. For me it’s just a place to put my bag."
— Mariah Carey to William Shaw (Blender, 2005)