News featuring Serge Gainsbourg

The following news stories mention Serge Gainsbourg. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

’14 Feb 27 Thu

Thursday 27th February

  • Female pleasure in pop music

    Women pleasuring themselves in pop videos and lyrics isn't new – what's different is that male pleasure is no longer part of the equation

    Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, surprised fans last December with a new single Birth in Reverse, which featured the line: "Oh what an ordinary day, take out the garbage, masturbate." Shortly thereafter, a salacious video for Miley Cyrus's Adore materialised, in which the singer runs a sly hand down her body to signify that she too will procure her own pleasure – a routine she's also decided to play up on her current Bangerz tour. Not long after Adore appeared online, Nicki Minaj sneaked up on fans by releasing a remix of the song Boss Ass Bitch and from it sprung the words: "It's a holiday, playing with my pussy day." Most recently, on Valentine's Day, Minaj said on her new single Lookin Ass N*gga…

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’14 Feb 17 Mon

Monday 17th February

  • Juliette Gréco: 'We were very naughty'

    She was Miles Davis's lover, Orson Welles's drinking partner and Jean-Paul Sartre's muse. But Juliette Gréco is still going strong at 86 – and still singing chanson. Agnès Poirier meets the French icon

    Juliette Gréco, looking fabulous in her trademark black trousers and slender cashmere polo neck, is remembering the first time she sang in Rio de Janeiro. It was the 1950s, and she was far from famous, even in her native France. "Thousands of tickets sold out in a day," she laughs. "I found it extraordinary – until I realised a local newspaper had said I'd be singing naked! They all wanted to see that French woman singing in the nude."

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’14 Jan 28 Tue

Tuesday 28th January

  • Primavera announces full 2014 line-up

    The National, Kendrick Lamar and Slowdive are among those joining headliners Arcade Fire and Pixies

    Primavera Sound has announced its full line-up for this spring's 14th edition, adding Nine Inch Nails, Caetano Veloso, the newly reformed Slowdive and dozens more to an already blockbuster line-up. You can see the full list of bands here.

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  • Water Dreams: "Pull Marine" (1983) by Isabelle Adjani

    French actress Isabelle Adjani's curious exploration of love and death in a pop song co-written by the legendary Serge Gainsbourg is visualized as a cold, erotic dream, courtesy of Luc Besson.

    Iconic French actress Isabelle Adjani made a name for herself early on in her life, taking the lead in François Truffaut’s The Story of Adele H, a role that would earn the actress her first Academy award nomination in 1976 and bring her to the attention of cinema-goers worldwide. Adjani continued her streak in highly successful films and gained notoriety as one of the world’s most skilled actresses whose deeply nuanced and textured performances belied…

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’14 Jan 23 Thu

Thursday 23rd January

’14 Jan 16 Thu

Thursday 16th January

  • Mick Harvey – review

    This show of Serge Gainsbourg songs brought the tang of the Paris metro to Tasmania – as far down under as it's possible to get, writes Alex Needham

    Alex Needham

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’13 Nov 21 Thu

Thursday 21st November

  • Bound 2: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's almighty message of love

    What a beautiful thing their new music video is. She takes her top off, he's on a motorbike rapping, they kiss. Oh yes, it's love for everyone to see

    You find Lost in Showbiz stranded at something of an emotional crossroads. The problem is the issue of its parents. They have been married for more than 40 years, but it's impossible to know whether they're in love. Or if they've ever really been in love, for that matter.

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’13 Nov 12 Tue

Tuesday 12th November

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Sunday 27th October

’13 Oct 16 Wed

Wednesday 16th October

  • Elliott Smith – a classic interview

    Elliott Smith killed himself a decade ago this month. Remember him with this 1999 interview from Spin, taken from Rock's Backpages, the home of online music writing

    Elliott Smith recovers nicely. Just one hour ago he was sitting in a tiny backstage room, enjoying a post-show libation and breathing in a blue cloud of smoke courtesy of a gang of well-wishers.

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