How do you replace the irreplaceable? That’s been the question for Brian May and Roger Taylor ever since Freddie Mercury died in 1991. And their settled answer is: with an actor-singer who almost won American Idol. Adam Lambert brings plenty of presence, chutzpah and camp – and a million more Twitter followers than Queen. But tonight, Matthew, he’s come as Dave from Depeche Mode, going hell for leather and tattoos.
The band most likely to become a lifelong pleasure is still The Beatles. This year a sparkling new Sgt Pepper and a vinyl box set of The Christmas Records were released. BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2017 is an artful blend of old and new, with Chris Martin singing Graceland and London Grammar revamping Purple Rain. Stormzy’s Gang Signs & Prayer is an impassioned and infectious landmark for British black music. For quieter types, Marika Hackman’s I’m Not Your Man is elegantly stroppy.
On stage, U2 are as big as ever. The Joshua Tree tour in the summer was short by their standards, whizzing through the sports grounds of the western world, yet it still ended up as the 12th most lucrative tour of all time – a chart topped by their own 360° tour. In the record shops, it’s a very different story. U2’s long run of Top 10 singles ended in 2007, and nowadays they barely reach the Top 100.
Nov 9: #ChristopherPlummer to replace #KevinSpacey as JP Getty in All the Money in the World
Nov 15: Plummer says he starts next week
Nov 30: new trailer out with Plummer in it
Dec 11: Plummer nominated for @goldenglobes
Lucky the producer, Quentin Curtis, used to be a journalist
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".