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The band – and 70,000 fans – look a little wrinklier, but the spirit of the 1990s still rocks
New bands should take top billing at the big festivals, says Emily Mackay
Bands like The Cranberries must beware of cashing in on nostalgia, says Elisa Bray
Parker McDonald, a 15-year-old pupil at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in Colorado, will have incurred the jealousy of his peers after he went to his homecoming dance with the darling of American sport, skier Lindsey Vonn.
If Radiohead's The King of Limbs wasn't quite abstruse enough for you, then this could be just what you're waiting for: 19 remixes of its eight tracks by dubstep and avant-rock producers – the best-known being Caribou, Four Tet and Modeselektor – most of whom seem to adopt the inscrutable manner of "Feral", whichever track they're remixing.
Orlando Bloom wants to play Joe Strummer in a biopic of the late singer.
What's the best way to begin a pop song? Guitar? Drums? Wind? Donald MacInnes chooses 12 of the best intros in pop history
It’s a big year for the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Not only is it 50 years this summer since Harold Pendleton, founder of the Marquee Club in London, launched the events’ precursor, the National Jazz Festival, but it’s also the 40th anniversary of the Reading site’s initiation. To celebrate four decades of revelry at Richfield Avenue we’ve taken a look back at some of the defining moments of this most beloved of festivals.
As revenues crash, record labels are opting to repackage classics by Lennon, Hendrix, and others, rather than invest in new artists. Fiona Sturges wonders where it will all end
On Tuesday, the nation's premier music awards will announce the best British album of the past 30 years. The shortlist, though, has been met with derision. We asked the experts for some more fitting suggestions
Manchester's new Haçienda has opened. Benjamin Halligan attends and finds much more than the ghosts of Tony Wilson and Happy Mondays
Legoland Discovery Centre has filled the post of master model builder at its new centre in Manchester after holding X Factor-style auditions to find the most talented amatuer Lego builder around.
Festival crowds can be a nightmare, can't they?
The Stone Roses may have been the most overrated band ever, claims Fiona Sturges. So why are people getting excited about the re-release of their self-titled debut album?
Veterans are top of the bill, but Glastonbury should still be a place for bands on the up, says Nick Hasted
The bafflingly popular Enemy are a band with their heart in the right place but an inability to express themselves in anything other than the most clichéd and graceless ways.