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Fleetwood Mac is back: Christine McVie sings again as the tour starts anew
Wednesday, 20:01 01 October 2014
Though Stevie Nicks and the band are older, they opened their first reunited show in 16 years with the hallmark brilliance for playing off each others strengths Continue reading...
The Replacements: 'Were arrogant little pricks' a classic interview
Wednesday, 17:54 01 October 2014
To mark the 30th anniversary of their classic album Let It Be, heres a classic interview with the Replacements one of the greatest rock n roll bands in the universe published in Creem back in Septembe ..
The Velvet Underground's classic third album gets a 45th anniversary reissue
Wednesday, 17:37 01 October 2014
Including new and reworked versions of their self-produced third album, as well as live footage from San Franciscos The Matrix, the 1969 LP gets a bumper six CD release Continue reading...
Spandau Ballet: We wanted to design the next decade's pop culture
Wednesday, 17:29 01 October 2014
The songwriter and guitarist from one of the 80s biggest bands explains what Spandau Ballet meant for him and how a new film recaptures those daysSpandau Ballet interview: Once more with girdles Conti ..
Ed Sheeran dedicates song about crack-addicted prostitute to David Cameron
Wednesday, 17:21 01 October 2014
Dedication at private gig may have been more awkward obligation than a genuine desire to celebrate the prime minister Continue reading...
Fabric is 15 - in pictures
Wednesday, 16:33 01 October 2014
Fabric nightclub first opened its doors in October 1999 - and in the intervening years has played host to the drumnbass boom, the birth of grime, not to mention hip-hop, electroclash, French house, du ..
Ustvolskaya: Violin Sonata; Trio; Duet CD review Kopatchinskaja projects sharply and ferociously
Wednesday, 16:30 01 October 2014
Kopatchinskaja/Hinterhäuser/BieriECM Continue reading...
The playlist: hip-hop Your Old Droog, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$ and more
Wednesday, 16:28 01 October 2014
Joey Bada$$ and Your Old Droog bookend this weeks selection with a 90s revival, all drawled flow and boom bap beats while Kendrick Lamar innovates but alienates with a bizarre voice experiment Continu ..
Mystery Jets review Transgressive celebrates 10 years
Wednesday, 16:19 01 October 2014
Barbican, LondonThe London record label presents the more refined end of its artist roster in a joyful showcase Continue reading...
Wu-Tang Clan to release new album on boombox speaker
Wednesday, 15:23 01 October 2014
RZA says A Better Tomorrow will be available on a special-edition speaker and affirms that all existing ten members will appear on itCher confirmed to appear on forthcoming Wu-Tang Clan albumHave Wu-T ..
Daniil Trifonov review a hugely imaginative musical mind
Wednesday, 14:21 01 October 2014
Royal Festival Hall, LondonThe young Russian pianist played with refinement, unflinching precision and breathtaking clarity Continue reading...
Jimmy Page: from cherubic choirboy to rock god - a life in pictures
Wednesday, 14:05 01 October 2014
One of the best guitarists in history in one of the best-selling rock bands in the world (which he also founded): Jimmy Page has lived a remarkable life. Ahead of the release of his photographic autob ..
Spandau Ballet review return of the shoulder-heaving soul boys
Wednesday, 13:55 01 October 2014
Royal Albert Hall, LondonNew Romantics parade their 80s pomp at the premiere of a tremendous biopic of the band Continue reading...
Beatles cover versions: 10 of the best
Wednesday, 13:10 01 October 2014
There are thousands of Beatles covers, but which ones are worth listening to? Dip in a toe, with our expertly curated guide Continue reading...
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young 'has dementia'
Wednesday, 11:24 01 October 2014
Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy, the Young family are reported to have saidAC/DCs Malcolm Young was a master of discipline and economy Continu ..
Jimmy Page hints towards career-spanning tour
Wednesday, 10:26 01 October 2014
With his bands reformation looking unlikely, Page says hed like to assemble a group to play new material and alternate versions of Led Zep and Yardbirds hits Jimmy Page: from cherubic choirboy to rock ..
Björk working with Kanye producer Arca on next album
Wednesday, 09:27 01 October 2014
The 24-year-old electronic artist, who has worked with West and FKA Twigs, is co-producing the Icelandic singers first LP since 2011Björk talks about the influence of Aphex TwinBjörk on the Environm ..
Slipknot's music festival will have an official aroma of burning camel dung
Wednesday, 09:18 01 October 2014
According to a press release, the ensuing memory-triggering aroma at Knotfest will infest your brain, body and clothes for days after the festival is over Continue reading...
Later... with Jools Holland: Jamie T, Ali Campbell, Gorgon City, MNEK, Damien Rice and Future Islands - liveblog
Tuesday, 23:54 30 September 2014
Its episode three of the new season of Later , with live performances, chat, and the cockneyest of all hosts Continue reading...
Revealing the role of jazz under the Nazis
Tuesday, 21:07 30 September 2014
Dylan Howes Subterraneans review rich and imaginative Bowie tribute
Tuesday, 18:24 30 September 2014
Kings Place, LondonA starry roster including Andy Sheppard allowed Howes jazz versions of Bowies Berlin albums to hum with mystery Continue reading...
The lockout continues in Atlanta, while in London the LPO looks to the future
Tuesday, 18:18 30 September 2014
The tide might be turning for Atlanta Symphony Orchestras locked-out musicians; plus Jurowski extends his LPO contract to 2018. Continue reading...
Fleetwood Mac, Muse and AC/DC tipped to headline Glastonbury 2015
Tuesday, 17:14 30 September 2014
With the first batch of tickets about to go on sale, the bookies have unveiled the names most likely to appear Continue reading...
Rock bottom: why Mastodon's misogynistic new video misfires
Tuesday, 16:03 30 September 2014
I thought metal music was edging away from a culture of crass sexism but then I watched Mastodons new satirical video Continue reading...
Delia Ruhm obituary
Tuesday, 15:48 30 September 2014