Voices Anti Clause 28 March and Demonstration, London, 1988

During the 15 years in which Section 28 was law, no local authority was prosecuted

It's true! Spandau Ballet are back

The new romantic pioneers have re-formed, despite one of the most vicious feuds in pop. Mark Hughes reports

Stone Roses to reform for 21 gigs

The Stone Roses could be on the verge of re-forming for a tour 20 years after their celebrated debut album.

One-click Wonder: Headliners

Last week, buzz around Glastonbury 2009 gathered steam with the news that Bruce Springsteen will top the bill on Saturday night - quite a coup, though will The Boss be able to match up to these legendary Glasto performances?

War Child - From Help to Heroes

As The Independent gives away an exclusive War Child CD, Ian Burrell looks at how the charity asked rock giants, including Dylan, Bowie, Springsteen and U2, to appoint a hot new act to cover one of their songs

Glasvegas win new music award

Glasvegas were today named winners of Xfm's New Music Award for their self-titled debut album.

Album: Nickel Eye, The Time of the Assassins, (Ryko)

In the early days of the Strokes, Nikolai Fraiture was so self-evidently the best-looking member that you wondered why he was not their lead singer.

Pandora: Heston's Little Chef manager moves on

Heston Blumenthal is usually regarded as the most mild-mannered of our leading super chefs, so I do hope one of the subjects of his latest foray into television hasn't been left badly bruised.

A Taste of Honey, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Music fails to enhance this grim slice of life

Sergeant, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

"Thanks to all the familiar faces," was how Sergeant singer Nick Mercer signed off from this show, "and a few new ones, as well." The quartet are from Glenrothes in Fife, less than an hour's drive north of Edinburgh, so this Edge festival gig fell somewhere between a big deal and a local show.

Snapshots of fame: The Sunshine Bores the Daylights Out of Me

A treasure trove of photographs of rock royalty lay hidden for years. Now, fans can rediscover them at a new show, says Charlotte Cripps

The 5-minute Interview: Ian Brown, Musician

'I wasn't sure I'd make it... until I heard the first Stone Roses LP'

The Music, ICA, London

"This is a song called 'Drugs'," frontman Robert Harvey announces to cheers from long-term fans, here to get their fix of post-Stone Roses danceable rock and mindless hedonism. Instead, they get a new number that is more equivocal. "You've got to give them what they want," Harvey snarls with surprising venom.

Red lines: Robert '3D' Del Naja's massive attack on the art world

Away from music, Massive Attack's Robert '3D' Del Naja has become a sought-after modern artist

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

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