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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

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 …

Corinne Bailey Rae review – lap of luxury

<b>Tabernacle, London</b><br>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

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 have estimated at $8m – veteran fans openly wondered how the famously tempestuous Los Angeles rockers could eff it up this time.<p>Bully for those who took …

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

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 his debut …

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

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 that his gift for making dramatic statements as well as challenging, disturbing music had not deserted him.<p>Throughout …

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

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 …

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

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

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 Known Better and Hi Ho Silver passed away at his home in London, the BBC reported.<p>Jim Diamond obituary<p>Read more<p>Born in Glasgow’s East End, …

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

<b>Brighton Dome</b><br>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 Glenn …

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

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 be rescheduled for spring 2016 and added: “The band apologise to fans and realise that the postponement will …

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 …

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

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

10<p>“Take Me to the Pilot”<p>Bernie Taupin can recall the inspiration behind most of his lyrics, but "Take Me to the Pilot" has always been a bit of a …

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

<i>Photo via VRBO</i><p>After Bob Dylan survived a motorcycle crash in 1966, he and the Band recorded a bunch of music in the basement of an upstate New York house they called Big Pink. The legendary sessions were partially released in 1975 as <i>The Basement Tapes</i>, but the full archive surfaced last year as the …

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 …