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For the majority of the all-seated crowd in Glasgow’s atmospheric underground railway arch venue, the suspicion is they’re here because of the ‘featuring John Paul Jones’ element of tonight’s bill.

Captain Dave Wallsworth says: 'The view as you come down over Manhattan is amazing, especially if it is a clear night'

Inside travel: The greatest flights in the world

British Airways pilots select the best routes on the planet, as seen from the very front of the plane.

Sam Beasant, goalkeeper for Maidenhead United

Son of Beasant aims to keep cup in family

Maidenhead United's Sam Beasant tells Paul Newman about emulating his dad's heroics

The Saturday Quiz

1. Laurence Sterne, Laurie Lee, Compton Mackenzie, Noël Coward. What's the connection?

Playing for time: Wood shortages threaten world's best guitars

The electric guitar has survived ritual stage smashing and the rise of electronic pop. But now it faces a bigger challenge: guitar makers are running out of wood.

Dave Grohl dreams of Kurt Cobain

Dave Grohl dreams that Kurt Cobain is still alive and they have reformed Nirvana.

Album: Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (Roswell / RCA)

Back to basics time for the Foo Fighters. Well, kinda.

Album: Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (Columbia)

Just because it was recorded in Dave Grohl's garage doesn't make Wasting Light garage-rock, even if it was captured on analogue tape by Nirvana producer Butch Vig.

Dave Grohl dedicates NME award to Kurt Cobain

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl was declared a God-like genius at the Shockwave NME awards and dedicated the prize to former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain.

Album: Michael Jackson, Michael (Epic)

By my reckoning, Michael is the sixth posthumous album by Michael Jackson, albeit the first with any serious claim on containing a majority of original new material.

Them Crooked Vultures, Royal Albert Hall, London

Birds of a feather rock together

Pandora: Cold turkey for Dave Groh after caffeine scare

Fans across the world mourned when chemical dependencies prematurely robbed us of such musical greats as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Keith Moon, to name but a few.

Album: Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures (RCA)

At a time when it's widely assumed that Jack White and a handful of unknown indie chums merits the accolade, Them Crooked Vultures is a supergroup worthy of the term, in the classic rock tradition of Blind Faith and ELP.

Album: Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures, (Sony BMG)

You wait more than 30 years for a supergroup and then...

Caught in the net: Braids weave magic

A band picking up some "blog hype" (see below) are the young Canadian band Braids (right). Based in Montreal and comprised of two girls and two boys, the band are unsigned but have released two EPs, with talk of new material to come in the first half of next year. They play a sort of spacey, experimental pop that calls to mind Animal Collective, Broken Social Scene and Telepathe. Download two of their tracks, including the wonderful "Liver and Tan", at tinyurl.com/ya7q5x3.

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