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‘Heroic, sexy and a warrior bravado’: how Adam and the Ants redefined pop

They were a riot of makeup, feathers, tribal drums and surf guitars – and, for a spectacular moment, they became the biggest band in the UK. Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni tell the story of their breakthrough<p>On the morning of 17 October 1980, Adam Ant discovered he couldn’t go to the corner shop. Or, …

Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Gig to Protest 'Bathroom Bill'

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have canceled their Sunday night concert in Greensboro, North Carolina to protest the state's passing of the …

N.W.A, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple Enter Rock Hall at Hit-Packed Ceremony

With the enormous exception of N.W.A, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was all about honoring guitar groups that reached the …

Janet Jackson's Unbreakable Tour Postponed Until 2017

Days after Janet Jackson revealed that she was postponing the remainder of her Unbreakable tour in order to start a family, Live Nation has clarified …

Steve Miller Rips the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | Pitchfork

Last night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2015: N.W.A., Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago, and Steve Miller. Kendrick Lamar inducted N.W.A. and there was an opening tribute to David Bowie from David Byrne, the Roots, and Kimbra. After the Black Keys gave a speech inducting …

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Corinne Bailey Rae review – lap of luxury

Tabernacle, London With her urbane soul subtly updated, the angelic singer is the Sade of her age<p>Have you ever been tempted to inject Baileys Irish Cream intravenously? How about snorting crushed candy floss cut with Cadbury Flake fragments and moistened pages torn from <i>The Little Book of Calm</i>? With …

Guns N' Roses reunion review: show makes Las Vegas paradise city for fans

Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan thrill in first show together since 1993 despite fractured past, frontman’s foot injury … and songs from Chinese Democracy<p>From the moment the long-rumoured Guns N’ Roses reunion was confirmed in January with the release of the Coachella line-up – for a sum reports …

Signe Anderson, Original Jefferson Airplane Singer, Dead at 74

Signe Anderson, Jefferson Airplane's original female vocalist who sang on the band's 1966 debut LP <i>Jefferson Airplane Takes Off</i>, passed away January …

Charlie Puth: Nine Track Mind review – subtly retro, softly burning R&B pop

(Atlantic)<p>Fresh from committing crimes against the English language with his chart-topping single Marvin Gaye – a collaboration with Meghan “All About That Bass” Trainor that co-opted the soul giant’s name into one of the more grammatically cavalier refrains of recent times – Charlie Puth releases …

Tributes to David Bowie pour in on internet and social media

Tweets and pictures have been posted online celebrating the life of David Bowie, and mourning the death of the hugely influential rock star<p>Rock legend David Bowie has died, 18 months after being diagnosed with cancer. His son Duncan Jones first confirmed the news, and shortly after, Facebook, …

David Bowie obituary

Artist who blazed a trail of musical trends and pop fashion, reinventing himself, his music and media across many decades<p>Until the last, David Bowie, who has died of cancer, was still capable of springing surprises. His latest album, Blackstar, appeared on his 69th birthday on 8 January, and showed …

Chris Martin on Post-Divorce Depression, Coldplay's New 'Hippie Album'

A few years ago, Coldplay's Chris Martin was feeling  "depressed and overwhelmed." He was in the final stages of his 10-year marriage to Gwyneth …

Sinéad O’Connor Is "Unwell and Receiving Treatment" After a Series of Disturbing Facebook Posts | Pitchfork

This weekend, several posts emerged on Sinéad O'Connor's Facebook page detailing an emotional battle with her family. The most recent entry, posted three hours ago, suggested that O'Connor might harm herself. Police have reportedly confirmed that O'Connor has been found, is "safe and sound," and …

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Chris Martin on Paris Attacks: 'I Don't Want to Give Up Hope'

Coldplay singer Chris Martin said that when he learned of the terrorist attacks on Paris last month – shortly before taking the stage at his own …

Adele's 25 becomes the US's biggest selling album of the year

The singer’s third album, now also the fastest-selling in the UK, sold more than 3m copies in its first full week of release<p>Adele’s 25 has become the year’s biggest-selling album in the US, with a record 3.38m copies sold in its first full week of release.<p>The tally for 25 is the largest for an …

John Lennon's 'Love Me Do' Guitar Sells for Record $2.4 Million

John Lennon's long-lost acoustic Gibson J-160E, used in the recording of the Beatles' <i>Please Please Me</i> and <i>With the Beatles</i> LPs, shattered all …

Musician Jim Diamond dies

Singer went to No 1 with I Won’t Let You Down and I Should Have Known Better also known for Hi Ho Silver, theme song to the TV series Boon<p>The musician Jim Diamond has died at the age of 64, it has been reported.<p>The Scottish singer-songwriter, whose hits included I Won’t Let You Down, I Should Have …

Watch David Gilmour Rehearse in Behind-the-Scenes 'Today' Video

David Gilmour grants a behind-the-scenes glimpse of his 2015/2016 tour in a clip for "Today," the second single from his first solo album in nine …

Squeeze review – 'play more new material' shout the crowd

Brighton Dome Difford and Tilbrook deliver a rousing reminder of their talent for tuneful and touching glimpses of everyday life<p>The T-shirts on the merchandise stand bear the words: “I’d forgotten how much I like Squeeze.” It’s a nod to an unexpected resurgence in songwriters Chris Difford and …

Roger Daltrey’s meningitis puts The Who’s tour on hold

Band postpone all 50 dates on North American tour until spring 2016 as frontman recovers from viral meningitis<p>The Who have been forced to postpone all 50 dates on their north American tour because frontman Roger Daltrey, 71, has viral meningitis.<p>A statement on the Who’s website said the shows would …

Demi Lovato Riffed Hozier's "Take Me To Church" To Shreds And It Will Never Be The Same

Demi Lovato Riffed Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” To Shreds And It Will Never Be The Same<p>You might as well go home.<p>Demi Lovato headed into BBC Radio …

Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne perform Complicated: OMI also joins 1989 tour stage

It’s still mad love between Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne, despite a misunderstanding on social media earlier this week.<p>Swift welcomed Lavigne to the stage in San Diego on Saturday as part of her 1989 world tour, and the duo sang “Complicated,” the 2002 hit that propelled the singer from …

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Duran Duran: Paper Gods

More than 30 years after they were first dismissed as vapid New Wave man-dolls, Duran Duran are still kicking, and sounding surprisingly vibrant. …

This week’s new tracks: Run Away With Me is Carly Rae Jepsen’s best work yet

Carly Rae Jepsen | Gin Wigmore | Rudimental ft Will Heard | Ciara Dance | Mumford & Sons<p><b>PICK OF THE WEEK</b><p>Carly Rae Jepsen<br>Run Away With Me (Polydor)<p>Run Away With me is about being intensely in lust with someone – a time when you call in sick, sack off your mates, turn your phone off, and that’s it …

Ringo Starr focuses on missing Beatles photos at launch of new book

Set of images recently found by drummer makes him think bandmates kept similar collections<p>Ringo Starr has called on Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison to sift through their private photograph collections for a new Beatles project: “If they’re listening ... dig out the negatives,” he …

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Elton John Deep Cuts

Elton John has a ton of hits, and he's made a very nice living out of playing them again and again to adoring throngs of fans all across the globe. …

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Bob Dylan and the Band's Big Pink Available for Rent | Pitchfork

How to Respond to the Latest Mass Shooting

Wednesday morning, a former employee of a Virginia TV news station waited until two of his former colleagues were live on air, then filmed himself …

Paul Simon to Join Underwood, Gill at Country Hall of Fame Benefit

One of the world's greatest living songwriters has been added to the already stellar lineup for New York's All for the Hall concert benefiting the …