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Saturday 08 June 2013
Like track one of Black Sabbath's debut, this starts with big, sludgy Tony Iommi doom-chords and Ozzy Osbourne mournfully wailing a rhetorical question ("Is this the end of the beginning?").
Friday 07 June 2013
The Rolling Stones celebrated the release of their first single "Come On" by giving it a rare live performance to mark its 50th anniversary.
Friday 07 June 2013
Sir Mick Jagger has recalled how he was "over the moon" to hear his first ever single on the radio - 50 years to the day after the track's release.
Friday 07 June 2013
Sir Elton John has spoken of his excitement at playing on a rock record for the first time - as his collaboration with Queens Of The Stone Age hurtles to the top of the charts.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
David Cameron has hailed One Direction as a great British success story, as new figures showed that UK music is enjoying record global success.
Thursday 30 May 2013
The UK is on track for its coldest spring for more than 50 years following another fortnight of below average temperatures, according to provisional figures from the Met Office.
Friday 24 May 2013
Outlook Big Brother watched you. And Google? Google just loves you. The internet search leviathan's boss Eric Schmidt told us so this week. "Google will continue to invest in the UK no matter what you guys do," he told the audience at the company's annual Big Tent shindig this week. "We love you guys too much".
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The keyboard player and songwriter Ray Manzarek was a founder-member of the Doors, the Los Angeles group who seemed to embody the possibilities, contradictions and limitations of the rock medium more than any other in the late Sixties. The tall, professorial-looking musician exuded a gravitas commensurate with the dark, questing nature of the band's tours de force "The End", "When The Music's Over" and "Riders On The Storm" and with the fate that befell their shamanic frontman Jim Morrison, who died in mysterious circumstances in Paris in July 1971. This added to the mystique around the group, who have sold over 100m albums and been the subject of several documentaries, and Oliver Stone's biopic (Kyle MacLachlan portrayed Manzarek).
Monday 20 May 2013
Rod Stewart said he was "over the moon" as he celebrated his 15th number one record with a champagne toast.
Saturday 11 May 2013
The third album by Vampire Weekend is, by some distance, their most outwardly straightforward.
Friday 10 May 2013
People like a shed – especially if they are creative. For writers it is often a peaceful bolt-hole.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Chris Kelly was one half of Kris Kross, the kid duo who helped put Atlanta on the hip-hop map with their 1992 worldwide novelty hit "Jump". Known as "Mac Daddy", Kelly and his friend Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith were barely in their teens when the rapper and budding entrepreneur Jermaine Dupri, himself only 18, discovered them in a shopping mall in 1990.
Monday 29 April 2013
One Direction have confirmed they will release their third album in time for December to make the most of the “profitable Christmas market”.
Friday 26 April 2013
The below mixture of unrelated terms might look like something that has been thrown up during an advanced game of Scrabble, but it is actually a “work flow diagram” explanation of David Bowie’s new album.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Snoozebox is hoping the Silverstone Grand Prix and Glastonbury Festival will stop investors losing sleep over its profits, after the portable hotels company warned it would miss analysts' expectations for 2012.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train