Arts and Entertainment French electronica act Daft Punk have been photographed at LAX airport minus their famous robotic helmets

The French electronica duo were photographed while going through security

Rufus Wainwright: 'Our family is a battered ship...'

Back with an album, a tour and an opera, the Canadian singer reveals how a series of births and deaths forced him to grow up

My Way: Chistian Scott, jazz trumpeter

'The best thing I ever did was to listen to myself'

Cohen delays Europe tour after back injury

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has postponed an upcoming European tour by six months after hurting his lower back while exercising.

Party Of The Week: Pre-Grammy bash keeps guests up late

Comedian Russell Brand and his fiancée, the pop star Katy Perry, fooled around with Rihanna at Hollywood's pre-Grammy bash at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

All the Grammy ladies

American women were the overwhelming winners at the music industry's big shindig this week. But, says Elisa Bray, why were their British counterparts ignored?

Tom Sutcliffe: Time to have confidence in the future

The great aphorist Ambrose Bierce defined an aphorism as "pre-digested wisdom" in his Devil's Dictionary – a blankly unaphoristic definition which contains more than a hint of self-criticism. He was right to be suspicious, with the memorability and neatness of aphorisms so often seducing us into forgetting everything that contradicts them. But sometimes you encounter an aphoristic phrasing of an idea that requires you to do all the digesting, so neatly does it encapsulate a much larger thought.

Greg Ladanyi: Grammy-winning record producer noted for his work with Jackson Browne and Toto

The American recording engineer and producer Greg Ladanyi helped make some of the biggest records of the Seventies and Eighties, by such California-based acts as Jackson Browne, Don Henley and Toto, the group of top Los Angeles session players turned performers. Indeed, his excellence as an engineer was recognised when the multi-million selling Toto IV, including the transatlantic hits "Africa" and "Rosanna", won the Best Engineered Recording – (Non Classical) Grammy in 1982, and Toto received a further seven Grammies individually and collectively for the album.

Clitheroe can wait: unknowns vie for Grammy

Jonathan Brown meets the unsigned band leaving the Burnley club scene to compete for glory in Los Angeles

Heidi Klum gives birth to baby girl

"Project Runway" star Heidi Klum has given birth to her fourth child, a baby girl, her representatives said yesterday.

Paramore: Red alert for teen pop's old guard

Madonna's latest album has been knocked from the top of the charts by a young American band barely into their twenties. Gillian Orr is dazzled by Paramore, and especially their striking lead singer, Hayley Williams

On hold in Oldham: Soulja Boy's wrong number

It seems unlikely that platinum-selling rap artist Soulja Boy has ever even heard of let alone visited Grotton. But for one family in this quiet suburb of Oldham, the singer's latest hit has bequeathed an unwanted legacy.

David 'Pop' Winans: Patriarch of the Winans family gospel group

David "Pop" Winans was the patriarch of a family of gospel singers whose far-reaching influence has by no means been confined to the world of spiritual music, but has also crossed over into the worlds of pop, R&B and rap. In 1988, four of his seven sons – the twins Carvin and Marvin, along with Ronald and Michael, better known as The Winans – backed up Michael Jackson on his hit "Man in the Mirror".

Winehouse misses US gig after assault case

Singer Amy Winehouse will not get a work visa to travel to the United States in time to perform at a leading music festival because she was charged with assault last week, her spokesman said today.

Winehouse charged with assault

Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault following an incident at a ball in London's Berkeley Square last year, her spokesman said today.

Caught in the net - The award goes to... Rosanna

It was perhaps when they awarded the Best Polka Album gong that ?uestlove's mind started to wander. In attendance at Sunday's Grammy Awards, the drummer and spearhead of rap band The Roots surveyed those around him and observed, coarsely, "rosanna arquette is 50 and can get it. SERIOUSLY." We know this because he listed it as one of his highlights of Grammys night, during regular updates from the event on his Twitter account, http://twitter.com/ qoolquest. It makes for some enjoyable, if surreal reading. "Robert Plant just kicked me outta his seat lol," he writes at one stage. He wasn't the only guest using Twitter to provide a unique insight into the Grammys. Diplo, the influential producer/DJ, a co-nominee for his work on MIA's "Paper Planes", got in on the act too ( http://twitter.com/ diplo). "Jonas broz go home," he declared in one of his many postings. He also, earlier, gave a snapshot of his preparation for the long night ahead, "Went no tie.. But shoulda got haircut.. 175 dollar whiskey in 5 oz flask ready to go."

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