Murray may well be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year tonight, but he won’t be there
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Friday 05 April 2013
With his geeky glasses, it's hard to imagine this indie pop singer from Liverpool was once a professional rugby player.
Saturday 23 March 2013
As in "comfy as an …". Clapton in sunny eclectic mode. Reggae, show tunes, Hank Snow and low-temperature choogling as far as the ear can hear – "All of Me", "Born to Lose", Gary Moore's "Still Got the Blues", buttressed by the rhythm attributes of Willie Weeks and Steve Gadd.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
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.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Sir Paul Ruddock, one of the world's best-known hedge fund managers, is to step down from Lansdowne Partners later this year. The 54-year-old, who co-founded the company with Steven Heinz in 1998, will leave in June to focus on his work in the arts and on charity work.
Thursday 03 January 2013
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?
Monday 31 December 2012
The year that royal diamond turned to Olympic gold
Thursday 06 December 2012
X Factor bosses are aiming to keep the winner's single secret until it is performed at the final.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Thursday 22 November 2012
The Beatle speaks to The Independent's arts editor David Lister about his friendship with the disgraced DJ
Saturday 10 November 2012
Music producers rarely leap from mixing desk to live room – even Ian Broudie of Lightning Seeds fame had form on the Liverpool band scene before he worked with Echo and the Bunnymen.
Monday 22 October 2012
The future of concerts being held in Hyde Park is in doubt after the world’s largest live music reportedly pulled out of the bidding process over noise restrictions.
Saturday 06 October 2012
'My husband is a very underrated guitarist'
Monday 27 August 2012
An attorney for three members of the Pussy Riot punk band says she has appealed the verdict of a Moscow court that sentenced the women to two years each in jail.
Thursday 16 August 2012
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.
Saturday 11 August 2012
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
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit