The frontman has called for a halt to medical advances which could extend mortality well beyond the age of 100
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Friday 24 January 2014
Backstage: 'Everybody now is a celebrity, or so they think'
Thursday 02 January 2014
After the rush of Christmas albums and deluxe repackagings, it remains a thin time for music. But that's all set to swerve in a more exciting direction. First up are albums by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks and Ed Harcourt, both out on Monday. As a new year's gift to the fans, Malkmus's sixth studio collaboration with the Jicks, Wig Out at Jagbags, is being streamed in full on Amazon. Pepping up a weak month for gigs, they start their UK tour on 13 January, reaching London's Forum on 16 January.
Wilko Johnson: 'I'm supposed to be dead' - music hero defies terminal cancer diagnosis to take Classic Rock award
Thursday 14 November 2013
The musician said he was currently 'feeling fine' and joked his farewell tour could get 'embarrassing' if it extends into next year
Friday 11 October 2013
Changes to privacy settings will make Graph Search - Facebook's 'semantic search engine' - more powerful
Sunday 29 September 2013
A sideways look at the world of music
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Former chart star Charlotte Church has been chosen to deliver an annual lecture to the radio industry in honour of late broadcaster John Peel.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Helicopter engine stake sold by Rolls
It's no more than a sprinkling of controversy. But what does it say about Alastair Cook’s captaincy?
Tuesday 27 August 2013
With their late-night antics, the England cricket team have made the mistake of handing the moral high ground to Australia
Friday 16 August 2013
Dave Lee Travis faces 11 sex charges
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Gap in UK society between rich and poor – means sufficient punters won’t blink at any price from promoters or touts, while the majority are excluded.
Thursday 11 July 2013
The Feeling will perform the medley at Buckingham Palace this weekend
Wednesday 26 June 2013
The experienced Russian Mikhail Youzhny, a potential fourth-round opponent for Andy Murray, was in danger of going out at 2-4 in the fifth set against Vasek Pospisil, but after some careless hitting he found his length at just the right time to come through 6-2, 6-7, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.
Music review: The Who, SECC, Glasgow - Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend can still command Quadrophenia's magic
Thursday 13 June 2013
One of the most telling moments of this 40th anniversary revisit to The Who’s best-known album Quadrophenia came in one of the least likely locations, amidst the video montage which accompanied martial instrumental “The Rock” on the three circular screens hanging behind the band.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Drummers are axiomatically the madmen of rock, but there's never been a mad drummer quite like Ginger Baker, subject of this hugely enjoyable documentary profile. It gets off to a magnificent start, with a scene of the 73-year-old Baker attacking the film's director, Jay Bulger, with his walking stick – and just gets better.
Friday 26 April 2013
'Pino Palladino is the funkiest Welshman in history'
Jo from Northern Ireland was less than impressed by Russell Brand's attempt to stage a publicity stunt
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more