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Duran Duran sue their own American fan club over payments to band
Thursday, 19:46 24 July 2014
Band say Worldwide Fan Clubs has breached contract by not meeting payments agreed in 2010 deal Continue reading...
Space is the place again as a new generation of artists embrace Afrofuturism
Thursday, 19:00 24 July 2014
Janelle Monáe has taken the philosophy into the mainstream, while the likes of Flying Lotus are pushing the spirit of Sun Ra and Jimi Hendrix further forward Continue reading...
Prom 7: BBCSO/Blohlávek review Tavener, Shostakovich and Bartók
Thursday, 18:42 24 July 2014
Royal Albert Hall, LondonIsabelle Faust's passionate Bartók and Bach reached an even higher spiritual plane than Tavener's meditation Continue reading...
Brecker Brothers Band Reunion review still emitting wired energy
Thursday, 18:37 24 July 2014
Ronnie Scott's, LondonRandy Brecker and his wife, Ada Rovatti, celebrate the old repertoire and Michael Brecker's memory Continue reading...
Pet Shop Boys review Alan Turing Prom curiously lacking in modernity
Thursday, 18:19 24 July 2014
Royal Albert Hall, LondonA Prom dedicated to a 'man from the future' was stirring, but cried out for more input from Chris Lowe Continue reading...
Charli XCX: From east London warehouse parties to US No 1
Thursday, 17:57 24 July 2014
Hotly tipped for six years, the singer had given up fame before Fancy, the song she co-wrote for Iggy Azalea, topped the US charts. Is it enough to put an end to her panic attacks? Continue reading...
My top 10: 80s teen angst anthems
Thursday, 17:31 24 July 2014
Readers create a playlist on a theme of their choice. This week: 10 teen angst classic from the 1980s Create your top 10 here Continue reading...
Weird Al Yankovic scores first US No 1 with new album
Thursday, 16:45 24 July 2014
The pop star parodist, who has been making records for three decades, has become the first comedy act to hit the top spot for more than 50 years What Weird Al Yankovic deems 'Tacky' is actually just f ..
Vinyl Cut: Little Dragon go record shopping with the Guardian video
Thursday, 16:35 24 July 2014
The Guardian took Yukimi Nagano, lead singer of Swedish electronic band Little Dragon, shopping for records at Rough Trade's New York store. Nagano revealed her love for R Kelly's 'cheesy but amazing' ..
The 20 acts the Hype Machine thinks you should hear in the rest of 2014
Thursday, 16:30 24 July 2014
From major-label signings to DIY bands, here's a brief introduction to 20 acts on the rise in the second half of 2014 Continue reading...
Pharrell Williams' Happy goes triple platinum with 1.8m sales
Thursday, 16:04 24 July 2014
Hit track which featured on Despicable Me 2 soundtrack becomes fourth single to reach triple platinum status in 20 years Continue reading...
Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty review spectacular, way-out hip-hop
Thursday, 15:59 24 July 2014
Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire's music seems totally without precedent, and even if sometimes it's just too weird to enjoy, more often it's genuinely thrilling Continue reading...
Gwilym Gold - Muscle: video premiere
Thursday, 15:57 24 July 2014
Directed by White Cube's Eddie Peake and featuring dance artist Fernanda Munoz-Newsom, take a look at the innovative singer's new video Read more about Eddie Peake here Gwilym & the album that w ..
Burt Bacharach review not so much a gig as a primer in composing genius
Thursday, 15:34 24 July 2014
Royal Festival Hall, LondonThe dapper 86-year-old is humble about his amazing songbook, but when he takes the mic, its bittersweet magic is revealed Continue reading...
Dolly Parton: 'I've seen my songs slaughtered pretty good'
Thursday, 15:10 24 July 2014
The Queen of Country on people amateur and professional singing her classics, being the toast of Glastonbury and who should play her in the biopic she's planning Continue reading...
Belle and Sebastian review twee in the park, but in a good way
Thursday, 14:26 24 July 2014
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowA trawl through back-catalogue riches gave this Commonwealth Games party a more than sporting chance Continue reading...
Readers recommend: songs about Jones and Joneses results
Thursday, 14:13 24 July 2014
From Bob Dylan to the Bee Gees, RR regular deanofromoz picks this week's Jones-themed playlist Continue reading...
Duran Duran sue own fan club for breach of contract
Thursday, 12:42 24 July 2014
Simon Le Bon and band mates seek £23,500 in damages from US-based Worldwide Fan Clubs Continue reading...
The playlist Americana: Bon Iver, DD Dumbo and Sturgill Simpson
Thursday, 12:15 24 July 2014
New influences from African desert music to Delta blues provide forward momentum in the genre, topped by the majestic storytelling of Sturgill Simpson Continue reading...
Kele Okereke returns with second solo album, Trick
Thursday, 10:05 24 July 2014
Bloc Party frontman has announced details of his followup to 2010's The Boxer Kele Okereke: 'Being in Bloc Party isn't always easy' Continue reading...
Justin Bieber told to curb Beverly Hills partying by police
Thursday, 09:46 24 July 2014
Bieber hasn't been charged for his reported levels of excessive noise, but local residents could make a citizen's arrest, according to a police spokesman When teen poppers turn rock'n'roll Continue r ..
Courtney Love considering host of 'new Brad Pitts' for lead role in Cobain biopic
Thursday, 09:14 24 July 2014
Plans for the Kurt Cobain film are under way, according to the Hole singer, who is currently considering demo reels Ten myths about grunge, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain Courtney Love claims she may have f ..
How the Gloaming assembled their craic squad
Wednesday, 19:15 23 July 2014
Five-man supergroup the Gloaming are taking folk where it's never gone before. They tell Alfred Hickling how it's all thanks to a 12-year-old pianist and a fiddle with eight strings Continue reading.. ..
Coolio releases music video on adult website PornHub
Wednesday, 18:30 23 July 2014
Rapper signs deal to debut all his new tracks on adult entertainment site Clarification: The Guardian contacted Coolio's manager before this story was published to ask if it the TMZ story was true. He ..
Good news for music education... but the fight must go on.
Wednesday, 18:20 23 July 2014
Tuesday brought a Double Victory for the Incorporated Society of Musicians' Protect Music Education Campaign. But challenges remain. Continue reading...