Brian Eno

Tony Allen, the true owner of Afrobeat

On paper, New York theatre's biggest sensation may at first seem an unlikely proposition. But <i>Fela!</i> - a Tony Award-winning musical based on the life …

United Arab Emirates

Another Green World: Inside the resurgence of Japanese ambient music

<b>Over the last few years, obscure Japanese ambient classics like Hiroshi Yoshimura’s Green and Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass have surged</b> …

Music

A chronology of U2's Bad, an iconic live song

Ask a U2 fan to name U2's most iconic live songs and chances are that Bad will feature heavily. I went back through time and listened to nearly every …

Lou Reed

Lorde is a (bleep) and should marry Roger Waters, says Howard Stern

Lorde’s decision to cancel a concert in Israel continues to inspire debate.<p>Many artists, including Roger Waters, Brian Eno and Peter Gabriel, have …

Howard Stern

Review: Camila Cabello Eschews Bangers on Personal, Low-Key Solo Album

Our take on 'Camila,' the debut from the former Fifth Harmony singer<p>Only 20, Camila Cabello is already a seasoned veteran of the pop-star wars. Born …

Music

Multi-media show pays tribute to David Bowie; accent on Berlin era

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- He was a singer, a spaceman and a cosmic hero. And two years after his death, his songs, spirit and style continue to inspire.<p>Roll …

David Bowie

David Bowie's Daughter & Widow Iman Get Tattoos to Mark Second Anniversary of His Death

David Bowie's daughter Alexandria Jones joined his widow Iman in commemorating the second anniversary of his 2016 death from liver cancer with some …

David Bowie

Lorde is only the latest: How touring in Israel thrusts musicians into controversy

On Dec. 18, New Zealand pop music sensation Lorde announced plans to play concerts in Israel and Russia. On Dec. 24, she announced the cancellation of her Israeli concert, which was scheduled for June 5 at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre. “I’m not too proud to admit I didn’t make the right call on …

Celebrity News

Albums By Lady Gaga, Coldplay, And Lil Wayne Celebrate 10th Anniversary [Opinion]

The new year will likely bring in some groundbreaking albums, but it’s doubtful they will be as groundbreaking as the albums that came out 10 years …

Entertainment

Catharsis - A Purging of Demons

Since rebooting a few years back, Zhark Recordings has become a go-to label for murky, introspective techno. It releases music made for dance floors …

Music

Brooklyn’s Ambient Church Focuses on Close Listening

Ka Baird live at Ambient Church. All photos by Landon Speers.<p>Brian Sweeny was walking through his Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick when, to quote …

Music

The “True” Story Of How Brian Eno Invented Ambient Music

The True Story Of How Brian Eno Invented Ambient Music pic.twitter.com/Ip019oztxM<p>— Brian Eno (@dark_shark) November 7, 2017<p>Or maybe it didn't …

Culture

'Still offering reassurance and hope': our favourite David Bowie songs

David Bowie died two years ago today, but his songs remain endlessly open to interpretation. Eight Guardian writers pick their favourites, and dig into what makes them so special. Please share your own in the comments<p>Young Americans<p>On 11 August 1974, two days after Richard Nixon stood down in …

Music

Features | Beyond The Hits | David Bowie: Fantastic Voyages From Beyond The Hits

You could release countless Bowie anthologies and never quite capture how special the Thin White Duke really is. Here, Chris Roberts, Nix Lowery, Joe …

Music

One of David Bowie’s longtime collaborators speaks out on Lorde, Lady Gaga, his leftovers and legacy

Bowie still had plenty of exciting plans before his death<p>David Bowie‘s longtime collaborator and pianist Mike Garson has spoken out about the late …

David Bowie

'The rate of closure is terrifying': Nick Mason on UK venues

<b>Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (pictured, right) pledged his support for the Agent of Change bill outside parliament his morning, describing the rate</b> …

Music (UK)

UK Music Industry Bands Together to Save Grassroots Venues From Closure

"It isn't talent shows on television or theatre schools that propagate great music, it's small venues," said Chrissie Hynde.<p>A bill that supporters …

Music (UK)

Bowie’s Berlin: the city that shaped a 1970s masterpiece

Short Title: How Berlin shaped Bowie's 1970s masterpiece David Bowie’s groundbreaking album “Heroes” features a presence as palpable and influential …

Germany

A New Biography Tells the Story of All the David Bowies

If you want to understand the weird and wacky world that David Bowie was inhabiting during what was undisputedly his golden period of creativity, a …

Conservative View

Podcast 524: Burnt Friedman

Within a few moments of experiencing Burnt Friedman’s music—whether a live set or his recorded output—it’s apparent that the German artist has …

Music

David Byrne Announces First Solo Album Since 2004, Drops New Song (Listen)

David Byrne today announced his first solo album in 14 years, “American Utopia,” to be followed by a world tour that the singer has described as “the …

Keyboards

David Byrne Announces ‘American Utopia,’ His First Proper Solo Album In 14 Years

As soon as you saw David Byrne’s name in the lineup for this year’s Coachella festival, you had to expect that the Talking Head frontman would be unveiling a new musical project in 2018. Today, Byrne has lifted the veil of mystery, announcing a brand new solo album titled <i>American Utopia</i>. Though …

Music

David Bowie: The Gift Of Sound + Vision

When David Bowie passed away suddenly in 2016, it was amazing to read just how many different people - how many different <i>kinds</i> of people - regarded …

David Bowie

20 best David Bowie tracks – as voted by you

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is image <i>1</i> of 20<p>20. ‘Let’s Dance’.<p><b>20. ‘Let’s Dance’.</b> You voted for them and here’s the Top 20, starting with …

David Bowie

David Byrne Announces New Album 'American Utopia' & Tour

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will continue to build his prolific portfolio in 2018, announcing a new solo album on Monday (Jan. 8) …

Keyboards

Ranking: Every David Bowie Album from Worst to Best

<i>This feature originally ran in January 2016.</i><i>Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other</i> …

Lenny Kravitz

Dance to Your Own Anxiety on David Byrne's "Everybody's Coming to My House"

His new album 'American Utopia' is out March 9.<p>David Byrne, the man whose former band, Talking Heads, introduced paranoia to indie dance grooves, is returning with his first solo-ish effort since the literally horny St. Vincent collab <i>Love This Giant</i> in 2012. He's releasing <i>American Utopia</i> on March …

Keyboards

David Byrne Announces New Album 'American Utopia'

Check out tropical pop banger 'Everybody's Coming To My House'...<b>David Byrne</b> has announced plans for new album 'American Utopia'.The record was …

Keyboards

Lorde's Israel Show Cancelation Supported by Over 100 Artists

Lorde's decision to cancel her Israel concert in December was met with accusations of bigotry, namely by the Trump-supporting Breitbart bro and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, an actual bigot who castigated Lorde for promoting "a global antisemitic boycott of Israel" in a full-page Washington Post …

Keyboards

Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel Sign Letter Supporting Lorde's Israel Decision

"We write in support of Lorde, who made public her decision not to perform in Israel and has now been branded a bigot," BDS-supporting artists …

Peter Gabriel