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Friday 11 October 2013
A Government-backed report certainly suggests so, as it's revealed that music tourism boosted the British economy by £2.2bn last year
Monday 02 September 2013
We spoke to Lianne La Havas ahead of her performance at this year's Festival No. 6.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
At the end of Blam! the audience catapulted themselves to their feet as one and applauded wildly in a riotous standing ovation. Every festival has one totally unexpected hit and at Edinburgh 2013 it is Blam!.
Andy McSmith's Diary: They’ve got Leveson on the rack – but at least he’s not been locked up by the Serjeant at Arms
Friday 28 June 2013
Our man in Westminster
Andy McSmith's Diary: Nadine Dorries claims she will work as an MP ‘for free’ – but read the small print
Thursday 27 June 2013
Our man in Westminster
From North West to number one: Kanye West continues to fly high by topping the UK album charts with Yeezus
Monday 24 June 2013
If Kanye West weren't on enough of a high already following the birth last week of his baby daughter North, then the only direction is up as his latest album is at number one.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Chart-topping metallers Black Sabbath crowned their comeback with a double win at a top rock awards event.
Monday 17 June 2013
The heavy rock trailblazers have set a new UK chart record - and beaten Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye
Wednesday 12 June 2013
13, the first studio album featuring the original lineup in 35-years, is currently top of the UK midweek charts
Saturday 08 June 2013
Like track one of Black Sabbath's debut, this starts with big, sludgy Tony Iommi doom-chords and Ozzy Osbourne mournfully wailing a rhetorical question ("Is this the end of the beginning?").
Friday 07 June 2013
Album of the Week: Doom-laden, sci-fi metal signals Sabs' return to form
Tuesday 28 May 2013
After a sold-out show at the Emirates Stadium at the weekend, Muse decided to celebrate in typical rock-star fashion: by throwing a riotous after-party.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Mack Emerman, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of Criteria Recording Studios, where acts such as Eric Clapton, James Brown and the Bee Gees made some of their most famous records.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
TV bosses finally confirmed Sharon Osbourne will return to The X Factor judging panel to replace Tulisa Contostavlos.
Thursday 25 April 2013
Sharon Osbourne said she is "devastated" by her rocker husband Ozzy's return to drink and drugs, but said the family will cope with it.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition