1997: when 3 Colours Red were the next Oasis and no one had heard of digital piracy. Craig McLean was right there, and as the forthcoming film 'Kill Your Friends' revisits the last, deluded golden age of the British record industry, he recalls the excess, the greed, and the hangover
Foals combine indie rock with electronic beats and African-inspired rhythms
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.
As ever with the ever-grinding X Factor rumour mill, talk is rife that lead judge Gary Barlow is quitting the line up.
Jake Bugg will headline a festival in his hometown Nottingham this summer.
Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is to receive a top honorary prize at this year's NME Awards - the annual Godlike Genius title.
Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross have told of their regret and embarrassment about sparking the Sachsgate scandal which engulfed the BBC as they discussed the incident together on TV for the first time.
It is one of the most quoted gobbets of British poetry: “Sexual intercourse began/ In nineteen sixty-three/(which was rather late for me) –/Between the end of the Chatterley ban/And the Beatles’ first LP.”
The rock world has promised to "crank it up to 11" to mark the death of Jim Marshall, the "Father of Loud", whose groundbreaking amplifiers gave the gift of extreme volume to generations of guitar heroes.
The best thing about Noel Gallagher is that he isn't Liam. Sadly,it's also the worst thing about the former Oasis songwriter
Tonight sees the biggest names in pop go head-to-head in one of the most anticipated nights of the British musical calendar.
Football's a funny old game, never more so than in 2011 when those involved opened their mouths – or took to their mobiles
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' debut tour has sold out in six minutes.
Noel Gallagher says his second solo album is "far out" with "space jazz" on it.
Pulp are just the latest Britpop band to re-form. What happened to the other musicians who defined the Nineties? Alice Jones meets the retired rock stars
Farmer Michael Eavis decides to hold a festival to pay off his overdraft. With tickets costing £1 and free milk provided, 1,500 people descend on Worthy Farm near Pilton in Somerset to watch sets from the likes of T Rex (standing in for The Kinks). Eavis is so enamoured with it he decides to continue.