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Slash has started work on his second solo album.
With classical music filling the air, this spectacular Swiss city provides the perfect setting for a summer break.
Rick Owens is face to face with a life-size wax sculpture of himself, staring out of shredded wadding and packed in a wooden crate in a corner of his London store. It's an oddly unnerving sight, as the cult Californian designer is first to admit: brown-eyed and eerily close in appearance to the man himself, the look of it is made no less disturbing by the fact that it is severed from the waist down – it has no legs.
Yony Leyser's new documentary seeks to find 'a man within' the controversial writer, wife killer and drug addict. But can anybody reveal this better than Burroughs himself? Matilda Battersby finds out
Before his recent death, alt-country icon Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse) and producer Danger Mouse began work on the collaborative project that would become Dark Night of the Soul, featuring an astonishing array of guest vocalists, among them Wayne Coyne, Iggy Pop and David Lynch.
They were hoping to live fast and die young, but at least they can cash in on the golden age of rock'n'roll
There's more to being a punk legend than the music – it takes raw style. Iggy Pop tells Carola Long about going shirtless, body glitter and transparent trousers
It's rock'n'roll (and I like it)
Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash have had the video game treatment in Guitar Hero 5 while the Beatles have been immortalised in their own title.
Uninitiated TV viewers moved to investigate who that scary wrinkly man is pimping car insurance in the ad breaks will be doubly baffled when they find out that his latest album is a collection of understated French jazz, retro ragtime and neo bossa nova.
Who said satire was dead? In the US, at least, plenty did. Once President Bush left office, they argued, political comedy would be moribund, irrelevant – specifically that scourge of the Bush administration, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Danny Boyle's latest film, set in the Mumbai slums, is his most exciting yet. And it's a hot tip for the Oscars, says Geoffrey Macnab
From Smashing Pumpkins to Edward Scissorhands, The Cure's Robert Smith has been influencing pop culture for decades. It's just a shame that the band's new album is a doom-laden swirl of angst and self-loathing. Please lighten up, urges Andy Gill
This stark and beautiful art-house cartoon is an animated coming-of-age story with a difference, set against the backdrop of war and revolution in Iran.
Ida Maria grew up in Norway with little to do but wish she was Iggy Pop and act mildly antisocial.