Well, it’s about time. The good people at the Wellcome Trust charity have given £60,000 to the Clerks choral ensemble to explore the science of misheard song lyrics. The initiative hopes that the research into mistaken song words – otherwise known as mondegreens – will give a clearer understanding of how we perceive music.
'Billie Holiday just glides and floats over the chaos'
This month, the Isle of Wight festival and Glastonbury launch that British summer season of traipsing around fields to hear live music.
Nearly 1,500 yachts have entered the race around the Isle of Wight
Playful as ever, Richard Thompson has described his latest project as a “weedy power trio” that plays “folk-funk”. Fact is, tonight offers precious little folk, not much funk and his current, highly economical line-up sounds anything but puny.
Tumblr blog of the day (if not the year so far): Jim’ll Paint It. A man, presumably Jim, possibly with a lot of time on his hands, takes commissions for original artworks and posts several a day created using Microsoft Paint.Jim has an eye for the bizarre – and more detail than Paint should allow.
The former Chicago congressman son of civil rights leader the Rev Jesse Jackson has been charged with spending $750,000 (£483,000) in political campaign funds on personal expenses.
Amy Winehouse will be one of the first names to be immortalised in a monument inspired by Hollywood
What to see and where to be seen
This relaxed port city is full of rhythm. Linda Cookson heard it ... all along the watchtower
'Mitch Mitchell wasn't the most accurate drummer ever, but he had that swing...'
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.
An obscure outpost of psychedelia is about to get some exposure. Light in the Attic's latest discovery is South Korean visionary Shin Joong Hyun.
Drums - John Bonham
For the fact that he was such a musical badass, inventive, intense and our drummer, Matt, will have a real problem with me if I pick another drummer that's not Bonham.
Amy Winehouse left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released, people close to the singer say.
The soul and R&B star, whose drink and drug problems often made the headlines, was found in her London home yesterday