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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, …

Nature

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

"Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them," …

LGBTQ

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

Chicago and Steve Miller also entered Hall of Fame and came together for mega-jam at the end<p>With the enormous exception of N.W.A, this year's Rock …

Deep Purple

Janet Jackson's Unbreakable Tour Postponed Until 2017

Live Nation sends fans statement clarifying when to expect singer back on tour<p>Days after Janet Jackson revealed that she was postponing the remainder …

Janet Jackson
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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 …

Guns N' Roses

Signe Anderson, Original Jefferson Airplane Singer, Dead at 74

Vocalist who preceded Grace Slick passes away on same day as Paul Kantner<p>Signe Anderson, Jefferson Airplane's original female vocalist who sang on …

Airplanes

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 …

Charlie Puth

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

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 …

David Bowie

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

Coldplay team with Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Gwyneth Paltrow for Rumi-inspired LP<p>A few years ago, Coldplay's Chris Martin was feeling  "depressed and …

Chris Martin

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 …

Facebook

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

"It's so easy to get despondent and despairing about things in the world," singer says<p>Coldplay singer Chris Martin said that when he learned of the …

Chris Martin

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 …

Albums

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

Beatles' 'Ed Sullivan Show' drumhead, Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' cardigan also far exceed pre-auction estimates<p>John Lennon's long-lost acoustic …

John Lennon

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 …

Jazz

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

Pink Floyd veteran's clip for 'Rattle That Lock' single finds live band, road crew prepping for UK concert<p>David Gilmour grants a behind-the-scenes …

David Gilmour

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 …

Film (UK)

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 …

The Who

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 …

Taylor Swift

Duran Duran: Paper Gods

Three decades in, still trying new things, with help from Lindsay Lohan and more<p>More than 30 years after they were first dismissed as vapid New Wave …

Lindsay Lohan

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 …

Carly Rae Jepsen

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 …

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Elton John Deep Cuts

See what song managed to top "Madman Across the Water," "Ticking" and "Harmony"<p>Elton John has a ton of hits, and he's made a very nice living out of …

Elton John

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

Bob Dylan

How to Respond to the Latest Mass Shooting

Everyone must have a take — so here are some options you might consider<p>Wednesday morning, a former employee of a Virginia TV news station waited …

Happen

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

Intimate New York guitar-pull will also feature Brad Paisley and Emmylou Harris<p>One of the world's greatest living songwriters has been added to the …

Vince Gill