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Siân Pattenden

Siân Pattenden

At 16, Siân Pattenden was the youngest playwright at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and she has since written for Smash Hits, NME, The Face, The Guardian, The Word and many others. She has been one half of a band called 100% Ponies and has appeared in Doctor Who as Young Tegan (wearing a wig).

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Michael Bolton

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 21 March 1990

★ He's got a weedy ballad that's taken the charts by storm! ★ He's got a hairdo from hell! ★ He's got millions of ...

Primal Scream: "We're heavier than Guns n' Roses... We're loose and loaded delinquent rockers."

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 21 March 1990

Yikes! They're so tough! Practically all of Primal Scream have been in prison! They think they're dead sexy! They don't wash their hair! And they ...

Jason Donovan: "Nobody's forcing you to listen to my music. Turn the radio off if you don't like it..."

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 4 April 1990

JASON'S BACK! And he's rich! And he's famous! But is he happy? And is he really going out with Martika? SIÄN PATTENDEN investigates... ...

En Vogue: Dawn! Maxine! Terry! Cindy!

Profile and Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 13 June 1990

They're four "comely" maidens from Oakland, California, who don't wear many clothes, but cry at sappy greetings cards and think quite highly of women's "issues". ...

Was (Not Was)

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 13 June 1990

  ★ They're two blokes from Detroit who say they're brothers but aren't really! ★ They're all for killing dolphins for the sake of a tuna ...

Roxette: Oh no! Hide your hairspray, mother! It's... Roxette!

Profile and Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 27 June 1990

They may look like two solemn foreign persons with debatable hairdos but ROXETTE are, in fact, incredibly rich and famous pop heroes across the globe. ...

Primal Scream: At Home with Bobby Gillespie out of Primal Scream

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 22 August 1990

★ He's got a shrine to Madonna in his bathroom!★ He's got an old woman's sofa! ★ He's got some Winnie The Pooh mugs! ★ ...

EMF: They'd Sell Their Mothers for a Bunch of Bananas!!!!

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 9 January 1991

One of them won't talk! One of them's got chicken pox! One of them got prosecuted for forging money! They are the 'Mef and they're ...

808 State's Record Store: Are You Being Served?

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 6 February 1991

This is EASTERN BLOC in Manchester — the trendiest record shop in the land! It's where the stars buy their records. And it's owned by ...

MC Hammer: Here Comes The Hammer!!!

Report by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 6 March 1991

It's the all-rappin' all-dancing "revue" sensation that is MC HAMMER's American live show! It's coming to this country on May 2! And SIAN PATTENDEN has ...

Charlatans, The (UK): Tim... from the Charlatans

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 20 March 1991

★ He kips every night in a green sleeping bag ★ He thinks he can't sing to save himself ★ And he can't keep his ...

Cathy Dennis: Yes! It's Norwich's Most Famous Star!!... Cathy Dennis

Profile and Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 15 May 1991

IT'S MIDDAY at the Top Of The Pops studio and Cathy Dennis, flame-follicled damstrel from Norwich, is on her super new mobile phone to the ...

Paula Abdul: At Home in L.A. with Paula Abdul!!

Report and Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 26 June 1991

* She's got seven toilets (but no loo roll)! * She's got some margarine stuff in her fridge called I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! ...

Bryan Adams: Tiiiiimmberrr! It's The Singing Lumberjack!

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Smash Hits, 16 October 1991

★ He spends hours talking to trees! ★ He wears a checked shirt with the sleeves cut off! ★ He goes hiking up the Rockies! ...

Jarvis Cocker, Pulp: Boy's talk: Jarvis Cocker

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Just Seventeen, 23 March 1994

The lead singer from Pulp mutters on to Siân about eating worms, falling out of windows and, er, subtle hair colouring... ...

Erasure: Super Stereo Brothers

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Select, June 1994

Erasure: the electronic Status Quo, or bleep-pop's High Score? Insert Coin for three rounds with Mr Andy Bell! ...

The Flying Medallions, Stereolab, Suede, Take That, Tiny Monroe, Voodoo Queens: Take That and Indie?

Report and Interview by Siân Pattenden, Select, December 1994

What happens when a quintet of indie deities meet the locus of teen-lust that is Take That? Will they cop off? Will they agree to ...

Blur, Oasis: Blur vs. Oasis: What's the story?

Report by Siân Pattenden, Select, October 1995

We know who won the Blur-versus-Oasis singles showdown. But who trounced who in the media-othon? Sian Pattenden adds 'em up. ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Raging Bill

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Select, December 1995

It's just impossible being in the Smashing Pumpkins. No one understands, you see, what it is to be spokesman for a tortured and romantic Generation ...

Stereolab: It's The Sugarcubists!

Report by Siân Pattenden, Select, April 1996

OK, it isn't really. Only Stereolab would concoct a promo video set at a fictional 1930s surrealists' drug convention ...

Kenickie: Famous? Kenickie

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Select, November 1996

Punk rock. Splendid A-level results. Sponsorship by Boots No 7. Hail the sound of young Sunderland... ...

Kenickie: Our Friends in the North East

Interview by Siân Pattenden, Select, March 1997

In the greasy spoons of Sunderland, it was just a dream — but with a god-given combination of luck, talent and peroxide, Kenickie became trainee ...

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