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Editors shed a key band member and a producer as they struggled to make their new record. They tell James McNair that it was worth it
As bands like the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Genesis moved into arenas and stadiums in the 1970s, stage design became an important part of the fan experience.
Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane has been discharged from hospital in America following treatment for a blood clot on his brain.
Will.i.am, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among the stars who have recorded new versions of celebrated protest songs to highlight issues of global poverty.
The invitation to the show was a plastic polar bear and the entry card called for the species to be saved, so it was of little surprise that the hottest ticket at the ready-to-wear shows in Paris came with an environmental message too.
The reluctant pop star who came out of the wardrobe
While non-famous people might consider it a little grandiose, comparing yourself to the Lord is fairly common among celebrities.
Hollywood director Steven Spielberg was outbid by his wife when the pair went head-to-head at a charity auction following the European premiere of Lincoln.
British musicians are urged to follow in Adele's conquering footsteps and look to Australia
Stockhausen! Not so long ago the composer’s name served as an expletive for conservative music lovers, expressing not so much their dislike as their nervous fear of radically modern music. It is five years since he died, and he has suffered the usual post-mortem slump in attention.
Is this electro-pop's newest star? Or just Christina Aguilera for hipsters?
Concerto for hairies and orchestra
Named after the inscription “dramma per musica” to be found on 18th-century opera librettos, Dramma offers a remarkable collection of arias mostly drawn from longforgotten works by (now) unperformed composers.
Steven Osborne is one of the unsung heroes of British pianism. This 40-year-old Scot tends to be typecast as a Beethoven and Schubert man, but he can create subtle spells with Ravel and Debussy: how would he handle Grieg’s ‘Piano Concerto in A minor’?
Formed in Aldeburgh only a few weeks ago, and drawing in musicians from four continents, the Aldeburgh World Orchestra is the newest youth band to grace the Proms, and under Mark Elder’s direction it gave a noble account of Britten’s "Sinfonia da Requiem".
Daniel Barenboim displays persuasive subtlety and style with his complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies at the Proms