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.
Winston Churchill's ability to lift the spirits of the British people in times of adversity were neatly balanced with a sparkling line in withering put-downs
The Tour de France winner also reveals he took inspiration from Liam Gallagher
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.
Never heard of her. Is she a celebrity?
Newspaper claimed the former Oasis singer fathered a child during a one-night stand
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.
Liam Gallagher has fuelled rumours that his band Beady Eye will play a secret gig at Glastonbury this weekend.
Liam Gallagher does not even have his brother Noel’s phone number, the Beady Eye singer has revealed.
Liam Gallagher has been booked as an unlikely guest on BBC1 talent show The Voice - and claimed it has been ambition to appear on the series.
McGee tells Paul Bignell about ‘semi-rehab’ and his return to music
Wiry Kane's got the hair, the looks, the champions...but he doesn’t really have the tunes