Maria Alyokhina forced to appear at parole decision appeal by video link despite hunger strike over right to attend in person
U2 singer says honour is 'unspeakably special'
The Rolling Stones were the best headliners in Glastonbury’s 43-year history according to the festival’s ‘father’ Michael Eavis.
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
Within five seconds, you can understand what happened in Coventry. Six nights previously, as Muse warmed up for the Midlands instalment of their 2nd Law Tour with some stage-set rehearsal, the good citizens of that town feared that their Ricoh Arena was on fire, and alerted the authorities. As the music grinds to a stuttering, screeing start and giant transformer-pillars atop a bank of TV screens begin to belch flames hot enough to flash-fry your face even in the cheap seats, their confusion seems natural.
Two Door Cinema Club are one of those bands that make you wonder what the point is. Not in a the-end-is-upon-us sort of way (there's very little apocalyptic about this lovely little Northern Irish troupe) but in that, if this is the band that makes it, this is the band that gets massive, this is what people want, then... what do music journalists know about anything? Why bother?
Though no masterpiece, Suede's Bloodsports is a decent piece of work that stays true to the band's aesthetic while boosting its sound to arena size.
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.
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Darts star Eric Bristow admitted he was disappointed not to make the final of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after becoming the latest contestant to be voted out of the jungle.
With an incredible $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre has topped the list of 2012's highest-paid musicians.
British musicians are urged to follow in Adele's conquering footsteps and look to Australia
“Bad news, guys. Billie Joe has got laryngitis. But I’m here!” said drummer Tre Cool, taking centre stage before singing a solo rude version of “All By Myself”, thus setting the tone for an evening of nostalgic messing around.
"I won’t sit down and I won’t shut up/ And most of all I will not grow up", belts out the lean 30-year-old Frank Turner on his rousing anthem "Photosynthesis", and the bolshie folkie from Winchester is the highlight of this inaugural Able2UK concert for disabled awareness.
It would appear that YouTube really is the new MTV.
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.