With his geeky glasses, it's hard to imagine this indie pop singer from Liverpool was once a professional rugby player.
Classical singer Sarah Brightman will boldly go where no soprano has gone before when she becomes the first professional musician to record a song in space.
Today, Dennis Hone, the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, announced that the Olympic Stadium – currently the focus of a Kramer vs Kramer-esque tug of love as to who's going to look after it when memories of Mo have faded – could be hosting gigs by this July. With Hyde Park allowed to host only nine of its 13 usual big gigs, the Olympic Stadium will be hoping to compete with Wembley for London's big outdoor shows. So who might be the first to play there?
X Factor bosses are aiming to keep the winner's single secret until it is performed at the final.
Sir Paul McCartney has written to on-trial Russian rock act Pussy Riot, telling them to "stay strong" and saying he would do everything in his power to help.
Music labels are trying to cash in on a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl, putting often-inflated price-tags on albums, says Nick Hasted
Almost 900 million people watched part of the London Games' opening ceremony on television, the International Olympic Committee predicted today.
“If they'd have called me, my answer would have been for them to jam in the name of the Lord!” says London Mayor
Guitarist Bert Weedon, who played with stars including Frank Sinatra and inspired millions to pick up the instrument with his Play In A Day books, has died at the age of 91.
The people's favourites show they're still in a different class
Toby Leighton-Pope, 35, is vice president of music for Live Nation. He's been promoting Hard Rock Calling since it began seven years ago
Sir Paul McCartney has warned chart sensations One Direction about the "pressure" of being the next big thing.
Sir Paul McCartney stunned the crowd at the Coachella music festival by joining Afrojack on stage.
Two years may be a long absence, but as his fans readily accede to singer Matthew Murphy's request for another wave, the empathy between both parties remains strong.
Taylor Momsen wants to write music with Noel Gallagher.
Scientists are being subjected to shocking levels of personal vilification and distrust, Britain's most senior scientist has warned.