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The write stuff: David Gilmour and his novelist wife and lyricist Polly Samson

Mark Ronson did it, but is working with literary giants on lyrics a tried and tested formula?

The write stuff: David Gilmour and his novelist wife and lyricist Polly Samson

Jackson Browne today

Jackson Browne interview: Co-writer of the huge Eagles hit on new album and political activism

Browne, who still looks every inch a rock star with his luxuriant hair and open-necked shirt, is frustrated with big business

Too cool for school: Willow and Jaden Smith

Willow and Jaden Smith have made waves with a gloriously over-the-top interview, but will their music match their musings?

Aside from flat-out denials of the existence of time and pondering the antithesis of fruit, the siblings also discussed prana, their suspicion of formal education and their reading lists

Lucky Elephant

Lucky Elephant take inspiration from Ken Ashton film for new album The Rainy Kingdom

Lucky Elephant number among the gems on Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best label

A Thompson Family Christmas. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Keeping it in the family: Why do the children of some famous musicians fare better than others?

As anyone with an instantly familiar surname could explain, music is far from stable as a family business

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen interview: 'All the bands out there are made up of rich kids'

Catfish and the Bottlemen might have a chart album and sell-out shows at last, but their leader isn’t about to forget all the nay-sayers

Circa 1946: Listening to the radio

Radio gaga: Is podcast binge listening replacing TV?

A weekly US podcast based on a real life murder is the latest cult radio show to attract record audiences

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger performs in front of a crowd of 70,000 at Wembley Stadium in 1982

The Rolling Stones' tour insurance policy: Have they got Keith Richards coverage?

How do you underwrite a band on the run? Simon Usborne asks the experts

Write stuff: Amanda Palmer at a performance in Berlin, 2012, where she stripped off and invited the crowd to scribble on her

Amanda Palmer: From being a living statue to crowdfunding a $1.2m album

Years spent busking as a living statue taught musician Amanda Palmer a valuable lesson. One that enabled her to crowdfund $1.2 million to make an album. As her new book is published, she reveals what all of us could learn about the art of asking

Edward O'Sullivan Lee, better known as Bunny

Jamaican music producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee: Rewinding a career that never missed a beat

At 73, Lee is a living musical archive, the most influential of all Jamaica’s music producers

Carl Barât

Carl Barat on The Libertines, The Jackals and his attempted suicide

The Libertines' Carl Barât is about to tour with his other band, The Jackals, and has a starring role in an art-house film. It's a long way from 2003, when, in the depths of depression, he attempted alcohol-fuelled suicide, as he tells Charlotte Cripps

Bryan Adams: The singer-songwriter and photographer on falling asleep at the wheel, his vegan diet and his shots of wounded servicemen

I was surprised to learn I could sing I always wanted to be a guitarist, but when I was rehearsing with my first band, at 14, in my mother's basement, no one in the room wanted to be the singer, so I said I'd fill in until we found someone. So I became the singer.

How John Grant emerged from the booze and cocaine to find happiness (in Iceland...)

Addiction, illness and heartbreak; John Grant has been through it all. But could things finally be looking up for the singer-songwriter?
Svein Berge, left, and Torbjorn Brundtland, right, met as teenagers in Tromso, Norway’s northernmost town

Royksopp interview: Electronic music duo on making their final album, The Inevitable End

Purveyors of ambient, glacial electronica and dance-pop, they are perhaps still best known for Melody AM, their million-selling, serenely beautiful 2001 debut album

Singer-songwriter and DJ, Ronika (Hand out press photograph provided by Rob Chute)

Doing it for themselves: The new generation of women that are taking over the music studios

Cooly G: “Some people go: “You’re a girl – you can’t make beats!’"

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The sixteen celebrities taking part in The Jump 2015

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British author Helen Macdonald, pictured with Costa book of the year, 'H is for Hawk'
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Tom DeLonge has announced his departure from Blink-182

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Review: Broadchurch

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Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo are teaming up for a Hurricane Katrina drama

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Just folk: The Unthanks

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Eddie Redmayne with his Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor

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Rowan Atkinson is bringing out Mr Bean for Comic Relief

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Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'

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Grace Dent on TV

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‘A Day at the Races’ still stands up well today
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‘The Royals’ – a ‘twisted, soapy take on England’s first family’
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Icelandic singer Bjork has been forced to release her album early after an online leak

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Colin Firth as Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Anne Kirkbride and Bill Roache as Deirdre and Ken Barlow in Coronation Street

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Marianne Jean-Baptiste defends Joe Miller in Broadchurch series two

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny may reunite for The X Files

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Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated

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A history of violence: ‘Angry, White and Proud’ looked at the rise of far-right groups

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An expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle

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