After a sold-out show at the Emirates Stadium at the weekend, Muse decided to celebrate in typical rock-star fashion: by throwing a riotous after-party.
Within five seconds, you can understand what happened in Coventry. Six nights previously, as Muse warmed up for the Midlands instalment of their 2nd Law Tour with some stage-set rehearsal, the good citizens of that town feared that their Ricoh Arena was on fire, and alerted the authorities. As the music grinds to a stuttering, screeing start and giant transformer-pillars atop a bank of TV screens begin to belch flames hot enough to flash-fry your face even in the cheap seats, their confusion seems natural.
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Storm Thorgerson was cantankerous, couldn’t draw and wasn’t a great photographer. But his album artwork for Pink Floyd, described yesterday as “revolutionary”, has become part of our cultural wallpaper.
Tonight's awards will celebrate bands' overseas success
Brit Awards host James Corden says he has no idea if organisers have a contingency plan in case the live event overruns again this year.
Former lovers Taylor Swift and One Direction's Harry Styles could have an uncomfortable moment at the Brit Awards later this month after both were booked to perform.
For too long, rock’s guitar-wielding stars have sneered at the button-pushing upstarts of electronic music.
Despite a comfortable LA lifestyle and a multi-million pound home in the beachside haven of Malibu, it seems Sir Anthony Hopkins is yearning for the small semi in Wales where he was born.
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British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons are in the running for six Grammy awards as they continue to enjoy huge US success.
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Essex five-piece Missing Andy finished as runners-up in the Sky1 talent competition Must Be The Music. Comprising Alex Greaves (vocals), Rob Jones (bass), Jon Sharpe (keyboards), Steve Rolls (guitar) and Elliot Richardson (drums), they released their debut album The Greatest Show On Earth – Act I in October 2010. The band’s single “The Way We’re Made (Made In England)” reached no.38 in the UK singles chart.
Jarvis Cocker and his band were among the stars of the 90s making a comeback at Reading, alongside a spectral appearance by Kurt Cobain