A sideways look at the world of music
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Tuesday 29 January 2013
"It's time to re-Rat, to go back to Boomtown for a visit," Bob Geldof said as he announced the Irish post-punk outfit that really don't like Mondays were to reform for shows including a Sunday-night spot at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Bistros and 'real lavatories' will replace kebab stalls and portable loos at the outdoor gig venue
Tuesday 22 January 2013
The Olympic Park will welcome hundreds of thousands of music fans this Summer when the East London venue stages the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals.
Saturday 19 January 2013
1. Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Sunday 13 January 2013
When it came to modernist funk, New Orleans composer, producer and performer Toussaint was your go-to guy.
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Australia's record heatwave, which is sparking hundreds of bush fires across the country, has forced meteorologists to redraw temperature scales and introduce new colours to their forecasting maps.
Monday 31 December 2012
Veteran rockers Black Sabbath have topped the charts thanks to sales of their best-selling vintage T-shirt.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Adele's "Someone Like You" has been named the most sung song by a karaoke website.
Sunday 09 December 2012
Tributes poured in immediately for eccentric stargazer Sir Patrick Moore as news of his death broke.
Monday 03 December 2012
They may have been sitting down in their tuxes rather than tearing across the stage in their flares, but in the words of Barack Obama: “Guys who are not completely youthful can still rock.”
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Our diarist on the frosty welcome awaiting the return of the native
Monday 26 November 2012
After five decades, heavy metal’s most outrageous made-up men refuse to grow old gracefully. James McNair meets Kiss
Friday 16 November 2012
Former first children recall life at world's most famous address
Thursday 08 November 2012
The Beatles and Sex Pistols are top of the costs, dominating a newly compiled list of the world's priciest vinyl.
Monday 05 November 2012
Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi has described how Jimmy Savile invited him to a ‘sex party’ when he was just 18-years-old in 1968.
It looks very much as though 2015 will be a good year for the world economy, after all – and, if it is, that will be thanks to the fall in the oil price. It won't be good for everyone and we have already seen the pressure it puts on the Russian leadership – though, before you conclude that sometimes there is natural justice in the world, remember that the people who are hurt are not leaders such as Vladimir Putin. Other oil- and gas-exporting countries are damaged, too, and I think we will see further fallout in unpredictable ways. But the net impact is strongly positive, more so than most commentators at present acknowledge. The winners far outnumber the losers.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more