News 'Fender was too clean...': Marshall with his amps in 1999

In the mid-1960s, the emergence of the powerful Marshall amplifiers enabled musicians to turn up the volume – and effectively transformed pop music into rock.

Lemmy desperate for Jeff Beck duet

Lemmy has been trying to collaborate with Jeff Beck "for three years".

Why have we fallen out of love with Joss Stone?

The alleged plot against Devon's soul superstar is just the latest chapter in the singer's increasingly uneasy relationship with her home country

Brits scoop awards at Grammys

British stars Muse, La Roux and Jeff Beck have scooped awards at the Grammys - where Lady Gaga hatched from a giant egg.

Gary Moore: Virtuoso guitarist who had his biggest hits with Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy

A versatile virtuoso guitarist with a clean sound and a distinctive, sustained tone, Gary Moore would grimace and unleash torrents of fluid notes from his trademark Gibson Les Paul, and drew ecstatic responses from audiences across Europe throughout the last three decades. However, as he willingly admitted, he often had a tendency "to play a song four minutes after it's finished."

A Concert for Killing Cancer, HMV Apollo, London

Rock gods are better than all right

Eric Clapton to sell off guitars

Music legend Eric Clapton is to sell off part of his extensive guitar collection - including one he played on stage with Cream - to raise hundreds of thousands for his rehab clinic.

On the agenda: British illustration; Cirque du Soleil;

We're off to knock on Badger's door. Plus, the secret to ensuring a bestselling title

Boyle is nominated for a Grammy

Susan Boyle will take on Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in a bid to bag a Grammy award, but said she does not expect to win.

Album: Buddy Guy, Living Proof (Silvertone / Sony)

Buddy Guy is the least lyrical, most virile of all the great Chicago blues lead guitarists, as well as the only one left apart from BB. Go figure.

American Football: Smith seizes his chance as 49ers impress at Wembley showdown

Annual London NFL game attracts capacity crowd to confirm game's soaring popularity

American football: Broncos and 49ers cross the pond to play for pride

The Denver Broncos only flew in yesterday for tomorrow's game at Wembley against the San Francisco 49ers, who arrived in London on Monday – the Broncos, perhaps, were hoping not to draw too much attention to themselves while the 49ers are probably happy to have been a long way from the Bay Area while baseball's Giants were basking in the glory of a World Series appearance.

Maybe I'm amazed at being McCartney's chosen guitarist

The former Beatle's right-hand man tells Pierre Perrone what it's like working with a legend, and having him help you with your new album

Album: Herbie Hancock, The Imagine Project (Sony)

Herbie Hancock's new project involves collaborations with a swathe of guests – mostly vocalists like Chaka Khan, James Morrison and Seal, but also more intriguing musical cross-fertilisations.

Imelda May: Queen of rockabilly takes centre stage at last

Ahead of her slot at this weekend's Womad festival – and two years after her blistering breakthrough – Irish siren Imelda May talks to Fiona Sturges about the rocky road to success
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