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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.
Bertolucci's none-too-subtle study of youthful alienation is a film for auteurists – but claustrophobics beware
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.
Storm Thorgerson, the artist and designer of some of the most distinguished album covers in history, has died. He was 69.
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.
Justin Timberlake has confirmed rumours that he is to perform live at the Brit Awards 2013.
Olympics and Jubilee made it a very good year for some stars, but Sandé topped the podium
Whether tomorrow brings destruction or disappointed speculation, we've got the music to get you through it
British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons are in the running for six Grammy awards as they continue to enjoy huge US success.
Taylor Swift celebrated three wins at last night’s 2012 MTV EMA awards in Frankfurt, Germany.
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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
Laura Marling is the most gifted singer-songwriter working today. And with her third album, she's set for mainstream success, says Andy Gill