Arts and Entertainment Jake Bugg's musical transition to America has not adversely affected his work

If the challenge faced by Jake Bugg on his second album is to prove you can take the boy out of Clifton (the Nottingham council estate where he was born) without taking all traces of Clifton out of the boy, then it’s one he rises to. Those who see Bugg’s so-called “authenticity” — whatever that means — as a storm of hype might spy signs of “grooming” in the decision to record in LA with producer Rick Rubin, but the follow-up to his hit debut makes the Midlands-to-Malibu move look largely seamless: as an exercise in expanded range, Shangri La is too diverse and distinct to dismiss.

Noel Gallagher reprises Oasis hits at gig

Noel Gallagher was backed by strings and a choir as he performed a host of Oasis's best known hits at the Royal Albert Hall, saying he was saving his new material.

Carola Long: Don't let's be patronised by 'celebrities'

If ever there was a TV programme to leave one ranting at an invisible audience and lamenting the various ills of the age, it was this week's Famous, Rich and Jobless. Unfortunately, the ills affecting my blood pressure weren't the soul-destroying trap of unemployment and the difficulty of escaping it, as they should have been. Instead, it was the meaningless ubiquity of celebrities symbolised by Not Famous, Rich and Clueless – as it should have been called.

Noel Gallagher seeks permission for summer house

Rock star Noel Gallagher has applied for planning permission to build a summer house in the grounds of his home.

Noel Gallagher solo concerts announced

Noel Gallagher's only two concerts planned for this year have been announced as part of a string of charity gigs climaxing with a performance of Quadrophenia by The Who.

Party Of The Week: Monday night with Jonathan Ross

Russell Brand made a bee-line for Noel Gallagher at a champagne reception before the Music Industry Trusts' awards in London on Monday night.

Observations: Psychedelia and some heavy lifting: what Noel Gallagher did next

After Noel Gallagher's seemingly irrevocable split from Oasis, fans have searched recent interviews with the benefit of hindsight to seek hints about his dramatic move. One area that deserves closer inspection, though, is the star's extra-curricular activities. For while his main band limped to its ignominious end, the elder Gallagher has been dallying with the psychedelic collective Amorphous Androgynous (AA).

Oasis - Don't look back in anger

Noel Gallagher's decision to quit Oasis is years overdue, says Nick Hasted. The band were no longer relevant. And yet there is much to celebrate about their Champagne Supernova

Noel reveals why he left Oasis

Noel Gallagher claimed yesterday that "verbal and violent" intimidation caused him to walk out on Oasis hours before a gig in Paris. He said on Friday that he could not bear working with his brother Liam for a day longer.

Noel Gallagher leaves Oasis, unable to work with Liam

Lead guitarist walks out before Paris gig, with crowd told of ‘altercation’ in band

The ten best rock’n’roll feuds

Liam and Noel Gallagher's relationship may have deteriorated to the point where the pair no longer speak, but the Oasis siblings aren't the first rock'n'roll stars to fall out.

Oasis stars 'no longer speak to each other'

Relations between Oasis stars Liam and Noel Gallagher are now so bad they no longer speak, travel separately on tour and only see each other onstage, Liam claimed today.

'I need something different – maybe another band,' says Noel Gallagher

Songwriter reveals he wouldn't mind moonlighting with someone other than Oasis

Bruce Springsteen: The man, the music, the politics...the Boss

Intensity, passion, scale and a sincere rapport with his audience are the hallmarks of Bruce Springsteen's finest shows. As the singer's Glastonbury debut approaches, Andy Gill celebrates a great American star and performer

Big boy Bono rocks the playground

U2 frontman attacks 'dysfunctional' Coldplay singer

Oasis gear up for NME Awards

Oasis are hoping to triumph at tonight's Shockwaves NME Awards.

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