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.
Toby Leighton-Pope, 35, is vice president of music for Live Nation. He's been promoting Hard Rock Calling since it began seven years ago
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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Since the break-up of Oasis, Noel Gallagher has been keeping a low profile, biding his time and quietly working on new material with one David McDonnell, lead singer of Liverpool's the Sand Band.
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
Recognise the name? He’s Gillian Welch’s other half, the idiosyncratic picker/producer who harmonises.
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
With his band the MGs, Booker T was the resident genius at one of America's great soul labels. Now, with a bit of help from Neil Young, he's turning off his organ and enrolling in the school of rock