Here are some of 2015's finest books to fire the imagination, engage the grey matter and invigorate the spirit over the festive period
Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.
A few low notes but the Boss has still got it covered
High Hopes was made available for download for a few hours on Saturday
'Sometimes I really hunker down in my old records'
A parking ticket stuck on one of rock star Bruce Springsteen's tour trucks as he prepared to play the first gig at the UK's newest music venue will not have to be paid, a council has confirmed.
Album of the week: Good-time grooves that will electrify the dancefloor
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
The band's 50-year shows don't mean it's the last time. John Walsh salutes rock's elder statesmen
Our writer is sceptical about those who find it easy to be happy
It is, as headliners Steps would undoubtedly have sung, a “tragedy”. A Hyde Park concert featuring Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and a host of 80s stars tomorrow has been cancelled after heavy rain turned the Royal grounds into a mudbath.
The Brooklyn-based band chat Bon Iver, adrenaline rushes and pink sheep
The sum of their parts: a rock band so in love with rock form that they're prepared to wear their loot on their sleeves.
"Drama on BBC Radio 4 is in rude health," wrote the station's controller Mark Damazer on his blog last month as he sought to reassure listeners over his contentious decision to decommission the Friday Play. No other network, he told them, could rival Radio 4's output of 650 hours a year of original plays and readings.
With an average of a new studio album every two years so far this century, few bands could challenge Bon Jovi as the most dependably prolific rockers on the planet.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrated its 25th birthday last night in the only way it knew how. By rocking out. Some of the biggest names in rock music including Sting and Bruce Springsteen graced the stage at Madison Square Gardens as part of the five hour concert. A further celebration is set to shake the prestigious venue tonight as the likes of Aretha Franklin and U2 provide birthday surprises.