Supposedly lost tapes of Unknown Pleasures have been 'looked after' Julia Adamson since the 1980s
This year may be the first to see a dance stage across all three days
Ellie Goulding's new single "Burn" has scorched its way to the top of the charts to score the English singer-songwriter her first ever UK number one.
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Buddhist monks have put a new spin on sporting chants after blessing the playing field at Lord's ahead of the Ashes.
Editors shed a key band member and a producer as they struggled to make their new record. They tell James McNair that it was worth it
"I’m going through an awkward stage," Matt Berninger pleads on standout new track “Demons”, in that battered, beautiful baritone voice of his.
Will.i.am, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among the stars who have recorded new versions of celebrated protest songs to highlight issues of global poverty.
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Growing up with grace is difficult for any band, but when, like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, you make your early name with a bratty, sexy, art-punk squall, with feral, strutting anthems of youth, what do you do when you’re all edging into your 30s and you’ve already done the ‘going electronic’ shtick?
The Pulitzer Prizes in America are more often associated with journalism and literature, but in among the awards is one for musical composition. At this year's recent prize-giving, the music gong went to American composer Caroline Shaw (pictured), who at 30 years of age is the youngest ever recipient. Her winning four-movement piece, Partita for Eight Voices, is also reportedly the first time the winner has been a vocal-only composition. The 25-minute piece, recorded with her vocal group Roomful of Teeth, has recently been released as an EP on iTunes, Amazon and at Spotify. The strange, beautiful music that ensues nods to the past – but with chanting, counting, spoken word, harmonising, sighing and all manner of other things thrown in, it sounds unlike most music you'll hear this year. Look out, too, for the suggestive sighs of the third movement, which give Serge Gainsbourg's “Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus” a run for its money.
"The singing is no problem," Edwyn Collins maintains. "[But] the talking is a bit dodgy, to say the least."
Tottenham winger was targeted during north London derby
In the Sixties and Seventies, tiny clubs played host to the biggest music stars. Now some of them are reopening. Nick Hasted drops in
Metal Hammer and HRH present Hammerfest V: In Fear of the Dragon
Darlings of the Grammy Awards Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will perform together at the ceremony on Sunday night.