Pulp Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

1st May 2015

Fact: British band Pulp will be honoured with the PRS for Music Heritage Award on Monday (04May15). The accolade, presented as a commemorative plaque, will be presented to frontman Jarvis Cocker at The Leadmill in Sheffield, England, where the group played its first gig in 1980.

30th April 2015

Fact: British rocker Jarvis Cocker will attend an album listening event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pulp's classic record DIFFERENT CLASS. Following the playback of the 1995 disc, Cocker will be interviewed onstage at the John Peel Centre of Creative Arts in Suffolk, England on 6 June (15).

12th March 2015

Fact: British rocker Jarvis Cocker, who fronts U.K. band Pulp, has written an alternative manifesto ahead of the country's general election in May (15), urging Brits to give up the Internet and TV as part of his peace-loving policies.

27th February 2014

Fact: Pulp star Jarvis Cocker is to go head-to-head with former Catatonia frontman Cerys Matthews for the Radio Broadcaster of the Year prize at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, which will be handed out in London next month (Mar14). Cocker presents shows on Bbc Radio 4 and Bbc 6 Music, the same station which hosts Matthews.

6th February 2014

Fact: Pulp star Jarvis Cocker will share his songwriting secrets with music fans at the upcoming South by Southwest festival in Texas after signing up to host a lecture there next month (Mar14).

10th July 2012

Fact: Rockers Pulp are playing a homecoming gig in their native Sheffield, north England on 8 December (12).

20th June 2012

Fact: JOY DIVISION song Love Will Tear Us Apart has been named the greatest track of the last 60 years by editors of NME magazine. Pulp's Common People was second and "Heroes" by David Bowie came third.

29th August 2011

Fact: Rockers Pulp introduced a special guest to the stage at Britain's Leeds Festival on Sunday night (28Aug11) - former guitarist Richard Hawley. The musician joined his ex-bandmates partway through their set and played with them for the rest of the gig.

21st July 2011

Fact: Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker picked up an honorary degree from the University of the Arts London at the British capital's Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday (20Jul11).

3rd June 2011

Fact: British rockers Pulp will celebrate their comeback by re-releasing some of their classic albums - the band's 1983 debut It will hit shelves again in August (11) along with 1987's Freaks and 1992's Separations. The group played its first live show for nine years last month (May11) ahead of a number of summer dates.

20th November 2010

Fact: Pulp star Jarvis Cocker has signed up to narrate four performances of PETER AND THE WOLF at the Royal Festival Hall in London next month (Dec10). The Prokofiev classic will be performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

17th November 2010

Fact: Foo Fighters have joined Pulp and Kings Of Leon as the headliners at next summer's (11) Isle of Wight festival in Britain.

20th November 2009

Quote: "I've got a girlfriend now so my hygiene's improved a bit, but I didn't used to bath that often." Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has started washing now he's in a relationship.

13th October 2009

Fact: Pulp star Jarvis Cocker will receive an honorary doctorate at Sheffield Hallam University in England, where he studied as a teen. The rocker will collect the degree at a ceremony next month (Nov09).

28th June 2009

Fact: Spoof rock band Spinal Tap thrilled fans at Glastonbury festival in the U.K. - they were joined onstage by British singer/pianist Jamie Cullum for a rendition of SHORT AND SWEET, and by former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker on BIG BOTTOM.

21st May 2009

Quote: "For about 10 minutes I thought I'd lost my son at St. Pancras Station (in London). Of all the places to lose a kid, an international train station is probably the worst you could pick. Immediately you imagine that they're being put on a train to some weird place on the continent. It was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life." Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will keep a closer eye on his son.

6th May 2009

Fact: Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has set up a series of musical yoga classes in Paris. The singer will perform at the city's trendy Gallerie Chappe while attendees enjoy activities including yoga, Pilates and relaxation exercises.

20th April 2009

Quote: "I found myself hearing this track a lot and ultimately liking it. It educated me about my latent musical snobbery." Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker credits Madonna's 1983 track BURNING UP with helping him learn to love pop music.

11th December 2008

Fact: Former Pulp star Jarvis Cocker is to guest edit revered BBC Radio 4 show Today between Christmas (08) and the New Year.

25th September 2008

Fact: Former Pulp star Jarvis Cocker will be a keynote speaker at a music conference in Manchester, England next month (Oct08).

6th June 2008

Fact: Music legend Tony Christie is opting for a new sound on his latest LP - he is recoding tracks with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and Pulp star Jarvis Cocker.

22nd April 2008

Quote: "It's about girls liking sex too, which sometimes boys forget." Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker confirms his upcoming solo album is solely about sex.

20th April 2007

Quote: "Listening to the music on the British charts right now you wouldn't even know there was a war going on." Former Pulp star Jarvis Cocker isn't a fan of current British pop music.

8th March 2007

Quote: "I hated that term (Britpop) and never considered Pulp to be a part of that... I actually don't think that much interesting music came out of Britpop really, maybe other people would disagree with me." Former PULP frontman Jarvis Cocker dismisses the 1990s Britpop phenomenon.

25th January 2007

Fact: Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, former CATATONIA star Cerys Matthews and BELLE + SEBASTIAN singer STUART MURDOCH all appear on SONGS FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART - a new compilation of children's songs being released next month (FEB07).


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