The artist, who began his career anonymously, worked with Damon Albarn on his debut album
Unreleased songs from the first ever recording session by punk pioneers The Clash are to finally see the light of day.
'Nick Cave is the quintessential frontman'
Singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Londonewcastle Project Space, London
If now's the time to assess Blur's place in the grand scheme, this was a reminder that they were always streets ahead of the monobrows
Meet Mr T, the Hollywood veteran making his London debut in 'Dr Dee'
The Royal Opera is pushing boundaries in a new show which mixes music, dance and two very different composers. By Jessica Duchen
The classical violinist only recently found her voice, and what a voice it is, says Fiona Sturges
Recorded in much the same way as previous efforts (jamming, recording, looping, cutting and pasting), the biggest surprise about the latest from this Portland, Oregon, trio is how darn traditional it sounds.
From Mamma Mia to Jersey Boys, the stage is awash with kitschy jukebox musicals inspired by pop bands. But Damon Albarn's Monkey kicked off a credible age for the rock musical, as new works from Tori Amos, Fela Kuti and Sparks now show. Andy Gill reports
Steve Rider opposes plan to provide affordable homes for locals in Devon hamlet
A series of songs written using the Chinese pentatonic scale and sung in Mandarin might be considered a hard sell, but with Jamie Hewlett's animations of Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy now on TV rotation in trailers for the BBC's Olympics coverage, Journey to the West appears to be in the process of becoming a cultural benchmark. Rightly so: there can't be many multimedia projects that are quite as satisfying and entertaining as this phantasmagoria of myth, music and mummery.
Simian and The Wiseguys, the previous bands respectively of Black Ghosts duo Simon Lord and Theo Keating, both had tracks used to soundtrack car commercials, so it’s no surprise to find their debut album brimming with the kind of smooth, rolling technopop that gets wheels turning and wallets emptying.