"I'm going to do something I never do," confesses Allen Stone. "I've got a song called 'The Fly' I wrote two days ago in my hotel room I'd like to sing to you." It's a courageous and daft act from this resolutely bland American soul singer.
"Teardrops" singer Cecil Womack has died, aged 65, his brother and fellow musician has confirmed in an emotional Facebook message referencing their troubled relationship.
The queues for the plastic champagne flutes might have rivalled those at Terminal 5 last weekend
A host of music stars paid tribute to Amy Winehouse as they gathered in her memory to raise money for disadvantaged young people.
Just as the couture catwalks aren't the best place to scout for a new wardrobe (unless your budget ends in six zeroes), the make-up that complements the super-luxe clothes enjoys an equally tenuous relation to the everyday.
Fresh-faced they may be, but new talents are turning to the songs of bygone eras.
Adele has led the way – and now a new crop of young artists like Michael Kiwanuka Emeli Sandé and Daley are spearheading the great soul revival
As newspaper reporting enters an age where it is as much about multimedia as it is about print, the videos Independent.co.uk readers have been most interested in this year provide a diverse snapshot of what you want from televised news.
Amy Winehouse's family and boyfriend Reg Traviss are to go on a ten day holiday to mourn her.
Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged to boyfriend Reg Traviss at the time of her death, according to reports.
Amy Winehouse was reportedly in the process of adopting a 10-year-old girl when she died.
The grief-stricken parents of Amy Winehouse today made an emotional visit to see the tributes left outside the home where she died.
Amy Winehouse is hoping to get pregnant this year.
This part-live, part-studio quintet recording might mark time more than break new ground, but it's still easy to succumb to Ms Wilson's charms.
Cee Lo Green is playing on The Album Chart Show on Monday 1 November at London's Koko. The Independent is offering 100 lucky people tickets to the show.
You may be familiar with the Be Good Tanyas: charming, literary all-female Canadian retro-folkies.