Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Andy Copping, 51, senior vice-president of music at Live Nation, has been promoting Download Festival since its rebirth in 2003
Kings of Leon's cancelled US tour could cost up to $15 million.
Slipknot closed Sonisphere festival in the UK with a "f***ing celebration" last night.
Frank Zappa's youngest daughter, Diva, 31, has her first UK show of contemporary knitwear art and "couture canvases".
My parents were ... working class, but very supportive of our family of eight children. They moved from the city to the suburbs after the Second World War to give us a fresh start. They were both from Islington, and the street they lived in had been bombed during the war.
The first record I bought was...
A used dog-eared LP of Cosmic Thing by The B52s.
In Somalian, K'naan Warsame's name means "the traveller who carries the words of peace".
Everyone has come across at least one Metallica fan this week. You remember those sour-faced Goths at the bus stop? They like Metallica. Those creepy looking kids hanging out in the park? They like Metallica. Those long-haired old blokes talking about guitars in the pub? They really like Metallica.
This joke isn’t funny any more
After a record year for game sales in 2008 - up 17% on the previous year despite the recession - we've got some hot sequels to look forward to in the first quarter '09.
Did you ever doubt them? Nick Hasted on Metallica's triumphant return, in concert and on record