“If arts awards are creating their own sort of version of border control around their eligibility, I think that’s really problematic.”
To recognize her “services to music” in Britain.
The musician is now a member of the Order of the British Empire.
Costello: “It is hard to receive anything named for the ‘British Empire’, and all that term embodies, without a pause for reflection.”
The Bee Gees’ co-founder Barry Gibb will also enjoy the distinction.
“But don’t tell Bob Geldof…”
Damon Albarn’s digital band weighs in on his live one.
The fancy plastic currency can buy you tea *and* play your favorite LPs.