Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper has been charged with a series of historic sex offences against an under-age girl.
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Friday 10 December 2010
The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour could be questioned by police after he admitted swinging from a Union Flag on the Cenotaph during the student protests.
Friday 26 November 2010
Saturday 30 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
"I've been singing it for the latter half of my life," said Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears of the 1979 Pink Floyd classic, "Comfortably Numb".
Sunday 10 October 2010
How tidy is this? Ambient-house collective enters studio with Pink Floyd guitarist and emerges with...Echoes II?
Friday 08 October 2010
Though something of a letdown after the splendid Octopus, there's still much to enjoy about Every Step's a Yes, which as usual arrives steeped in a mulch of musical influences from the heritage era of rock classicism.
Monday 04 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Bubblegum marks something of a shift for the always inventive Clinic: with its reliance on acoustic guitars and understated accompaniments, it has more of a folksy approach, the pastoral obverse to their usual surging psych-rock grooves.
Friday 01 October 2010
Alex Paterson has every right to sound slightly tetchy as he points out: "You've ignored us for years, but suddenly everyone's interested just because of who we're working with." His ambient-house pioneers The Orb have been treated as whimsical irrelevances for much of their career; now they're getting to work with one of their heroes and the world is sitting up and listening. Paterson's latest album is Metallic Spheres, by The Orb featuring David Gilmour. The chill-out mavens have been paying tribute to Pink Floyd since their 1991 debut album The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, with its Battersea Power Station cover and a track called "Back Side of the Moon". Now they have worked the guitarist and vocalist's precise, bluesy style into their own dubby excursions.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Suddenly the Royal Opera House looks downright cheap. Britain's biggest rock venue, the O2, is charging up to £400 for a pair of "Platinum" seats to see bands like Simply Red or Supertramp.
On the agenda: Notting Hill Carnival; Film4 FrightFest; Fabergé; Josephine Angelini; Otarian; Avalon
Sunday 22 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
Something stirs over on the West Coast of the US... Until recently, it seemed that the indie-rocking youth looked no further back musically than to Animal Collective.
Thursday 29 July 2010
A terrified young woman in a red headscarf bolts through a door into a darkened room. Chased by an angry mullah, she pulls out her phone and desperately tries to call for help, but there is no signal.
Monday 12 July 2010
Fans had assumed their Live 8 collaboration was their last hurrah, but Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters have put their differences aside to perform on stage for charity once more.
Friday 25 June 2010
The tribute album is often damned by the diffidence of disciples wary of offending against their holy musical text.
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