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The Verve: On His Own

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 1999

Richard punched Pete and sunbbed Simon's wife. They all treated Nick like "kitty litter". Fame, money, workload, ego and mental illness killed The Verve just as they threatened to end the '90s as the kings of rock 'n' roll. "It was a competition thing," learns Phil Sutcliffe.

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