Messages left by fans of Prince are seen prior to a memorial service held inside the Paisley Park compound of the music legend. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s “most beloved” friends and family have held a private memorial for the music superstar after his body was cremated. The American musician di(...)

Prince performing in LA in March 2005. Photograph:   Kevin Winter/Getty Images

(...) his position in the rock/pop/soul firmament as the smallest man with the biggest heart. Starting off(...)

The Beatles and George Martin in Abbey Road Studios. “He was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know,” said Paul McCartney

How vital was George Martin – who died yesterday at the age of 90 – to the extraordinary whirlwind of innovation and creativity that represents the re(...)

Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(...) it decreed universally not mainstream enough for its rock/pop brand. Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean(...)

Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 28th, 2008. Photograph: Chang Lee/The New York Times

Tributes have been paid to Eagles frontman Glenn Frey after he died at the age of 67. He died in New York from complications of rheumatoid arthriti(...)

(...) thegrandsocial.ie Say hello to this US band, which channels the spiky spirits of Nuggets-era garage rock/pop(...)

A Japanese fan photographs posters depicting Bowie’s  ‘Blackstar’ album, displayed at a music retailer in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sales of David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, have soared after the singer’s death, as a series of tribute shows and memorial events in his honour w(...)

David Bowie during David Bowie “Reality Tour” at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph:  KMazur/WireImage

The last time I worked with David Bowie was the Reality tour. I’ve kept in touch and we were always back and forth about the art in a monthly email. (...)

David Bowie albums in the window of Sister Ray Records in Soho, after the rock star died following an 18-month battle with cancer. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

For an artist as wide-ranging as David Bowie, it’s not so much a question of who he has influenced, it’s rather who he hasn’t. Direct lines include th(...)

Lanterns on the Lake: from left, Bob Allan, Paul Gregory, Ol Ketteringham and Hazel Wilde

Many bands are obsessed with the pursuit of celebrity, but orchestral dream-pop quartet Lanterns on the Lake are quietly preoccupied with a quest for(...)