Chris Hadfield, the singing astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, has taken on a role as cultural ambassador for Ireland.
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Thursday 05 July 2012
Tuesday 03 July 2012
Blur last night debuted two new tracks in a live performance from a balcony at a secret London location.
Monday 14 May 2012
"Universal history...is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here," wrote Carlyle.
Saturday 12 May 2012
The new-wave synth sounds of George Lewis Jr, aka Twin Shadow, wouldn't have been out of place on the film soundtrack of the Ryan Gosling vehicle (ahem) Drive.
Saturday 21 April 2012
For the vinyl obsessive, camping outside one of the UK’s remaining independent record shops, today is the equivalent of Stella McCartney launching a limited edition high-street collection for fashion bargain-hunters.
Saturday 21 April 2012
Tributes pour in for Bert Weedon, the British musician whose tutorials inspired a generation
Sunday 15 April 2012
Last seen picking up a Mercury nom with the folk-rock-styled Twice Born Men, Buckinghamshire band SBP return for their third album with a far more complex musical palette.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
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Friday 06 April 2012
The rock world has promised to "crank it up to 11" to mark the death of Jim Marshall, the "Father of Loud", whose groundbreaking amplifiers gave the gift of extreme volume to generations of guitar heroes.
Sunday 18 March 2012
James Mercer may use the words "sublimate" and "indigent", but don't be fooled: The Shins trade in a highbrow equivalent of landfill indie.
Saturday 03 March 2012
They have already cut out record companies by selling music direct to fans. Now Radiohead are taking a stand against the inflated prices that fans are forced to pay for live concerts by launching their own "ethical" ticket exchange.
Friday 02 March 2012
Monday 27 February 2012
Cheering news for fans of elaborate eye makeup who are shaky of hand or just butter-fingered.
Friday 27 January 2012
Sunday 08 January 2012
David Bowie officially becomes a pensioner today as he turns 65, and one of Britain's leading mosaic artists has created a piece to mark the musician and actor's milestone.
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