If you are expecting a deep and meaningful experience from a music festival like glastonbury or Green Man, you’re not going to find it at V.
The producers of ITV soap Coronation Street have axed a storyline with similarities to the recent death of a Stone Roses fan.
When Glastonbury takes a year off, smaller festivals have a chance to mark out for themselves as much of the massive void left behind as possible.
The band – and 70,000 fans – look a little wrinklier, but the spirit of the 1990s still rocks
A cultural conflict between Britain and Australia sparked by the attempted sale of a sacred Aboriginal artefact in Kent looks set to be reignited.
Solicitor known as Mr Loophole makes passionate defence of Stone Roses frontman
The Stone Roses are as famous for their feuds as their music. But what else would you expect with a singer whose ego is the stuff of legend?
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.
Another season, another must-have Chanel nail varnish. This summer, talons are set to be painted mimosa yellow – a tricky shade to pull off, and therefore one which seems to have found a natural home on the fingertips of the It-crowd. Elsewhere in the range, there are gentle pinks and bubblegum shades – the perfect foil to all the bright, Pantone shades on the catwalks for spring. Les Fleurs d'Eté de Chanel, available now, from £17.50, selfridges.co.uk
The Stone Roses are set to reunite.
They should have been celebrating two decades of defying the odds as one of the most enduring features of British indie rock. But instead The Charlatans, who once described themselves as "the unluckiest band in pop", announced yesterday that their drummer had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
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
When Flowered Up formed on a Camden council estate in 1989, they didn't seem to have much of an agenda beyond "a few good gigs and some laughs", as their lead vocalist Liam Maher put it two years later. Yet the London band managed to encapsulate the hedonistic spirit of the acid house generation to perfection in 1992 with the 13-minute epic "Weekender", their sole Top 20 entry. That year, they appeared at two Madstock events in London's Finsbury Park but the New Musical Express chose to sensationalise Morrissey's antics with a Union Jack on the first day rather than draw the obvious parallels between Ian Dury and the Blockheads, also on the bill, and Madness, the headliners, and Flowered Up, then the latest in a direct line of culturally significant groups from the capital.
Regrets? He's had a few. But then again...
In a festival heavy on over-familiar or unimpressive bands, it was left to last night's closing act Radiohead to wrong-foot everyone. The odds on their angst-ridden singer Thom Yorke's first words being "Whassup?" followed by the initial hit song they've all but disowned, "Creep", would have been prohibitively long.
Festival crowds can be a nightmare, can't they?