Talk about suspense. Further to the news that Prince is soon releasing PLECTRUMELECTRUM, his first album with all-female rock trio 3RDEYEGIRL, a short teaser for their track "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" went up on YouTube this week. Warning: blink and you'll miss it. The album was written and recorded in Prince's Paisley Park recording studio in Minneapolis, London and New York. Meanwhile, at time of writing, we are still waiting to know exactly which "iconic venues in and around London" Prince will be playing on the Hit and Run Tour any time from Monday. Keep your diary clear…
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Friday 02 November 2012
Take That frontman Gary Barlow has signed up to play what could be the smallest gig of his career - in DJ Chris Evans' pub.
Monday 29 October 2012
The Killers were always bound for arena-level stardom, one felt, thanks to their gold-dust blend of attractive pop choruses, a certain down to earth authenticity as unembellished alternarockers in the traditional vein and a true talent for sheer, unalloyed blandness where it’s really necessary.
Saturday 27 October 2012
1. Hilary Mantel.
Sunday 14 October 2012
If, in the past, Bat for Lashes has sometimes seemed a better proposition on paper than reality – all feathers and no parrot – then The Haunted Man is the album on which Natasha Khan should truly silence all doubters.
Saturday 13 October 2012
TV pick of the week: Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender: An Imagine Special
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Investigations are under way after a member of a brass band wore a golliwog-style mask during a competition performance.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The Chemical Brothers are following in the tracks of electro pioneers Kraftwerk and releasing a cycling-inspired song for the Olympic Games.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Minnesotan avant-synth musician John Maus, a philosophy professor by day, is best known for the 2011 track "Streetlight", although you'd be forgiven for assuming his work was some 30 years older.
Saturday 14 July 2012
Remix albums are usually tedious affairs simply involving the fitting of more contemporary rhythm undercarriages to tracks that don't need them.
Friday 29 June 2012
Respected music magazine The Word is to close after nine years.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Having made her name following a Sandy Denny tribute concert in 2008, Mary Epworth spent four years revitalising the kind of psychedelic pop singer the late 60s created so well. The resulting feral stomp of ‘Black Doe’ was play-listed at 6 Music and Radio 2 and introduced a fiery raw talent.
Friday 08 June 2012
Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who went on to write songs and record several hits during a solo career, committed suicide at his Tennessee home, police said.
Monday 04 June 2012
The Beatles have held off artist such as Elvis Presley and Madonna to be declared the biggest selling singles act since charts began 60 years ago.
Saturday 26 May 2012
'I wanted to be in musicals'
Sunday 20 May 2012
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