Former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, who was handed a 35-year sentence for a string of child sex offences, has lodged an application for permission to appeal the length of his sentence.
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Friday 28 June 2013
64-year-old had to use grunts and taps to lead emergency services to her house
Friday 28 June 2013
Researchers said the event was the 'most powerful ever recorded' by the system
Monday 24 June 2013
Batsman waited decade for his Test chance but then appeared too eager to take it
Friday 14 June 2013
There's a deceptive warmth to Tunng's Turbines, exemplified both by the description, in “Trip Trap”, of a woman as “sweet and sour, a poisonous flower”, and musically by the blend of wispy analogue synth and tingling acoustic guitar in “Heavy Rock Warning”.
Friday 14 June 2013
The biggest names in rock and metal descended on London last night for Kerrang! magazine’s annual awards, with British acts flying the flag in the capital by taking home some of the top gongs.
Friday 07 June 2013
Sir Elton John has spoken of his excitement at playing on a rock record for the first time - as his collaboration with Queens Of The Stone Age hurtles to the top of the charts.
Friday 31 May 2013
Album of the Week: Singalong anthems with a Sixties beat and lots of swagger
Saturday 11 May 2013
This UK ensemble have followed up a collaboration with Mulatu Astatke with their most compellingly immersive work to date.
Saturday 27 April 2013
Louis Armstrong singing spiritual-jazz anthem "The Creator Has a Masterplan" (and sounding great) is one of the more bizarre experiences on this neat compendium of black consciousness from the vaults of Bob Thiele's Flying Dutchman label.
Friday 26 April 2013
For their follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed Buffalo, New Zealand psych-poppers The Phoenix Foundation chose to ignore the “short-form game” of contemporary pop and make “Test Match music” – an indication of the double-album length of Fandango which, alas, also hints at its yawning longueurs.
Friday 19 April 2013
Jamie Linden DVD/ Blu-ray (100mins)
Sunday 14 April 2013
Eccentric toilet, Love Me Butch, Burgerkill… the names of the bands on the CD that accompanies siblings John and Lena Resborn's underground-music journey through Southeast Asia might sound juvenilely abstruse– but the bands themselves are deadly serious.
Thursday 11 April 2013
Police in Manchester have arrested two people for an attack on a 16-year-old emo in the first recorded hate crime against followers of alternative subcultures.
Friday 05 April 2013
The daughter of a Malian diplomat, Rokia Traoré is perhaps the most naturally cross-cultural of her country's abundant musical offspring, effortlessly blending styles and sounds as easily as she switches between languages.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Two former Guardian radio bosses have teamed up to buy the leading rock music magazines Classic Rock and Metal Hammer in a £10.2m cash deal backed by Harwood Private Equity.
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