B-b-b-b-baconface. It's hard not to think of Lady Gaga when you're watching someone perform with raw meat draped over their head, albeit with a Mexican wrestling helmet as a protective layer in between.
From New Zealand by app to making momos in mountains
'We'd get Bootsy Collins to dress the band...'
Who lives in a house like this? There's dirty laundry all over the floor, piles of records strewn around, life drawings hanging in the bathroom and war medals displayed on the walls. Why, it's Pete Doherty, of course, the free-spirited scamp. In a video recorded for NME's website, the 33-year-old musician gives viewers a tour of his cramped Paris apartment.
Former Manchester City forward Neil Young has died, aged 66, the club confirmed today.
Acoustic experimentalists The Decemberists have opted for a simpler formula on their latest album. They tell Gillian Orr why
Edin Dzeko may make his Manchester City debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, according to his new manager, Roberto Mancini. Dzeko's signing was confirmed on Friday night but it was too late for him to participate in City's 2-2 FA Cup draw with Leicester City on Sunday, which he watched from the stands.
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Daniel Lanois is a producer who makes every record he works on sound like a Daniel Lanois album.
If ever an album begged not to be judged by its opening track, this is it.
The Harvest Moon album done solo and acoustically (guitar and piano) in front of an attentively reverent audience.
Corinne Bailey Rae's new album is suffused with sorrow over the death of her husband. Vini Reilly has recorded apaean to Factory Records legend Tony Wilson. The pain of bereavement can be heard in music, says Chris Mugan
I went to the Comedy Carnival in Dublin. It's a fantastic experience and really well programmed, with lots of interesting acts.
Said it before but it's worth repeating: Jason Molina is one of the great unsung heroes of authentic American music.
This week's contender for the "this year's Bon Iver" award is a mixed-race singer-songwriter from Brooklyn whose self-titled debut album shuffles from dark Neil Young-ish rock-outs to strung-out Bright Eyes-like campfire singalongs. Robinson has already attracted praise from Kyp (TV on the Radio) Malone while a couple of Grizzly Bears help out musically. There are tunes here catchier than his name and this fine, if at times disturbing record singles Robinson out as one to watch.
Sixties hippie, country-rock superstar, grunge godfather, modern protest singer... Neil Young's career is remarkable. Andy Gill gives thanks that the first segment of his huge retrospective is here at last