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As long as you don't have your suit & tie: Kanye West criticises Justin Timberlake's new song on stage in London
Monday 25 February 2013
Kanye West hit out at Justin Timberlake’s comeback song “Suit & Tie”, the Grammys and commercial sponsorship in an 11 minute on-stage rant this weekend.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Fleetwood Mac have had a number over the years; Take That's was a masterclass in money making; East 17’s went south fast. Reunions can be soaraway successes or damp squibs, but that doesn’t stop bands reheating their acts for another taste of fame.
Monday 11 February 2013
Trialling new jokes in front of a sell-out, international crowd is an act of supreme confidence
Thursday 06 December 2012
My Bloody Valentine will play three UK shows following the band's Japanese and Australian tours early next year.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The Jacksons are to bring their reunion tour to the UK with five newly-announced dates next year.
Monday 19 November 2012
Leaving the stage, Greg Davies describes his show tonight as one of the high points of his career.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Troubled music retailer HMV slumped to a loss of £16.2 million today but said its recovery was on track as it ramps up sales of electronic devices.
Sunday 05 August 2012
Troubled music chain's finance director to quit just days after chief executive announces exit
Friday 20 July 2012
Rap superstars Ice-T and Melle Mel have slammed the state of today's rap scene.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Your weekly guide to what's really going on in the world of books
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Peter Dubens' Oakley Capital is among the private equity firms and trade players considering a bid for the live music business of HMV, the troubled entertainment retailer.
Friday 26 August 2011
Few groups have the musical courage of The Roots. Philadelphia's favourite hip-hop sons approach a genre overrun with blandness and imitation, with the intelligence and precision of a mathematician, combined with an alchemist's passion for experimentation. What other group, regardless of genre, would not only employ a full-time sousaphone player but start their show with a solo from him? It's hard to imagine anyone else having the nerve, much less the talent, to make it work.
Friday 15 July 2011
Like the Beach Boys, with whom they have often toured and occasionally recorded, Chicago make some of the sunniest, beaming smile-happiest music ever. They also both exemplify what the US music industry can do to its brightest sparks as commercial considerations take over and suck the life out of a group.
Friday 08 July 2011
"We love you, Lou!" shouts a crazed audience member. "You know, by now, I love you too," croaks The Velvet Underground legend, who is notoriously uncompromising when it comes to testing what fans are willing to accept as entertainment. Having endured the unlistenable electronic clamour of Metal Machine Music and the crashing downer of Berlin, none of the audience are expecting a full-blown radio-friendly hits showdown tonight.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'