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Eminem to headline Reading and Leeds

US rapper Eminem will take to the stage to headline the Reading and Leeds festivals next year - more than a decade after he first topped the bill.

Kiss: Why the crazy crazy guys are still monsters of rock

After five decades, heavy metal’s most outrageous made-up men refuse to grow old gracefully. James McNair meets Kiss

The TV presenter in his pomp

Jimmy Savile: Young girls were just another victim of the rock'n'roll years

Teens were easy prey in an era with different morals

Jack Osbourne and his fiancée Lisa Stelly

Jack Osbourne vows to ‘adapt and overcome’ after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

The reality television star Jack Osbourne has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it was revealed today.

Johnny Depp plays 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins
in Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows, Tim Burton, 113 mins (12A)

Tim Burton's stalwart star gives good fang, but this gothic comedy feels about as fresh as stale garlic

Album: Marilyn Manson, Born Villain (Cooking Vinyl)

On the first listen to Born Villain, you notice references to Shakespeare, Baudelaire and the Greek myths. Say what you like about Marilyn Manson: you don't get that stuff from Slipknot.

Album: Marilyn Manson, Born Villain (Cooking Vinyl)

One of the great things about the Sex Pistols was their brevity, the way John Lydon called time on the antagonism after a single album to embark on more fruitful endeavours.

Festival Guide 2012: Download - 'Booking festival bands is pure politics'

Andy Copping, 51, senior vice-president of music at Live Nation, has been promoting Download Festival since its rebirth in 2003

A$AP Rocky follows the hip-hop tradition of creating an alter ego to exorcise the darker side

Gene Simmons proud of KISS empire

The veteran musician can't understand why some bands refuse to endorse products and with his own group putting their name to over 3,000 different ventures, he believes they have properly embraced the spirit of the "music business". 

Gene Simmons pioneered the 'band as brand' philosophy in the US

Is Gene Simmons the man to give our economy the kiss of life?

Business leaders of the future are tuning into Kiss frontman's billion-dollar brand lecture

Kiss off Jackson tribute line-up

The rock band Kiss have been dropped from the line-up for a Michael Jackson tribute concert after it emerged the group's bassist had called the dead pop star a child abuser.

Tommy Lee thinks albums make no sense

Motley Crue's Tommy Lee thinks creating albums "makes no sense".

Slipknot close Sonisphere UK

Slipknot closed Sonisphere festival in the UK with a "f***ing celebration" last night.

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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
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Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
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Forgotten XV of the rugby World Cup

Now the squads are out, Chris Hewett picks a side of stars who missed the cut
A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

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Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says Starkey

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

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'An enormous privilege and adventure'

Oliver Sacks writing about his life
'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

The Rock's Chief Minister hits back at Spanish government's 'lies'
Britain is still addicted to 'dirty coal'

Britain still addicted to 'dirty' coal

Biggest energy suppliers are more dependent on fossil fuel than a decade ago
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Orthorexia nervosa

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Lady Chatterley is not obscene, says TV director

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