Chris Martin wanted the band to 'marry all the music that they love'
'I asked where the band was from. Manchester, he said. Sorry, we’re a magazine about Liverpool, so it’s not our thing'
Her take on 'Half the World Away' has been met with praise by some and uproar by others
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
The Beady Eye singer showed off his backhand – and a closely shaved new haircut – in the Hot Shots area of Melbourne Park
Clever timing could see the Blur bassist capitalise on the power of pun in pop
The People’s Songs
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.
Robbie Williams is getting back into the swing of things with a new album mixing cover versions of classics and his own songs.
All kinds of shenanigans go on in Hampstead Heath after dark, so it’s perhaps no surprise to find long-term critical whipping boys Keane performing in one of its more secluded corners.
Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye have been forced to cancel their performance at V Festival while their guitarist recovers from a head injury.
He's not the first celebrity to face allegations of having it off with an assistant, and it's unlikely he'll be the last.
Dressed in black and protected by fifties-style shades, Richard Hawley explains the inspiration behind 'Don't Stare At The Sun': the mundane act of taking his youngest son kite flying. “What made it interesting was I was off me head on fucking acid”.
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Nicky Haslam is a man unafraid to wear a number of hats (figurative and literal, that is). But the 73-year-old’s latest venture just might be his strangest yet. The interior designer (full name: Nicholas Ponsonby Haslam), who also includes socialite, artist, book reviewer, art editor, cabaret singer, memoirist and literary editor in his list of achievements – he really does, it’s on his website – has just put out an album.
The Rolling Stones were the best headliners in Glastonbury’s 43-year history according to the festival’s ‘father’ Michael Eavis.