Pussy Riot trial a test for rebranded Putin

Pussy Riot trial a test for rebranded Putin

MOSCOW, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a tough test as he grapples with feminist punk and rock stars and their friends worldwide.
Jones, Spinal Tap booked for Glastonbury

Jones, Spinal Tap booked for Glastonbury

LONDON, May 25 (UPI) -- The musical acts Status Quo, Tom Jones, Franz Ferdinand and Spinal Tap have all been booked for this year's Glastonbury Festival in England, organizers said.

Lily Allen, Muse pace Brit Awards

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Singer Lily Allen, capturing four nominations, leads the field of nominees for the 2007 Brit Awards, followed by rock band Muse, with three.

NME's cool list's strong female presence

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Singer Beth Ditto of the U.S. punk band Gossip is the first woman to come in at No. 1 in NME Magazine's annual Cool List.

Best soundtracks nominated at Flanders

GHENT, Belgium, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Nominees for best song, composer and soundtrack have been announced at the sixth annual World Soundtrack Awards at the Flanders Film Festival in Belgium.

Canadian band takes Harry Potter to court

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A band called The Wyrd Sisters of Winnipeg, Canada, is threatening to block the Canadian opening of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

Thousands attend funeral of DJ John Peel

SUFFOLK, England, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Entertainers Elton John, the Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and The White Stripes were among mourners attending the funeral of legendary British disc jockey John Peel. John left a wreath of yellow roses at Friday's ceremony in Suffolk, England, with thousands of ot

Nancy Sinatra performs rare show in London

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- Nancy Sinatra, who left the music business in 1972, made a rare concert appearance at Morrissey's Meltdown festival in London.

Nancy Sinatra to release new album

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- Nancy Sinatra's new album features numerous collaborations with performers raised on her brand of stylish pop, Rolling Stone said Wednesday.
Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis Cocker performs on the main stage at the 2009 Virgin Music Festival at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby near Vancouver, British Columbia, July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963) is an English musician best known for fronting the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, Cocker became one of the key players in the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s.

Cocker founded "Arabacus Pulp" (named after a tradeable commodity seen by Cocker in an economics class) at the age of 15 while he was still at The City School. After numerous line-up changes, and a shortening of the name to "Pulp", they eventually found fame in the 1990s with the success of the albums His 'n' Hers (1994) and Different Class (1995).

Pulp released two more albums (This Is Hardcore and We Love Life) to critical acclaim, though neither achieved the commercial success of Different Class. After releasing a greatest hits album, the band are now on hiatus.

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