“Anglia Square Not Leicester Square” is the slogan of a campaign trying to encourage producers to hold the premiere of the Alan Partridge film Alpha Papa in Norwich.
Thousands of music-lovers have been piling on to ferries to the Isle of Wight for the first of the major summer music festivals.
Fearless, if flawed, second coming for band that defined a generation
On an evening where the big news of the week was still a live talking point, there was precious little sympathy in a famed back room in Glasgow. “Did you hear what Frankie Boyle said about Thatcher?” asked Steve Mason, sometime Beta Band singer and now the proud-owner of an alias-spattered solo career which has recently taken a turn for the incisively political. It’s the old gag about spending the public money earmarked for the late former PM’s funeral on spades, then “everyone in Scotland can dig a hole and deliver her to Satan in person.”
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