Vocalist Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys: lack of crowd interaction at Marlay Park last night suggests that he is still somewhat uncomfortable in the ‘frontman’ role. Photograph: EPA

The last of the standalone concerts at Marlay Park took place yesterday, with Arctic Monkeys topping a bill of afternoon entertainment specially tailo(...)

This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Kate Moss receives the British Male Solo Artist award on behalf of David Bowie at The Brit Awards 2014 at 02 Arena  in London last night. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images. 1:48

Indie quartet Arctic Monkeys picked up the coveted best album award and triumphed over boy band One Direction to be named best group, promptin(...)

(From left) Nick O’Malley, Alex Turner, Jamie Cook and Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys who lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. Photograph: PA

Arctic Monkeys lead the field for this year’s NME Awards with eight nominations. The annual music bash sees the Sheffield quartet competing for(...)

The Ticket Awards: Music

See winners list below 2013, the year of the monkey. That’s the immediate takeaway as we run our eyes over the votes cast in our end-of-year po(...)

The Ticket Awards 2013

Click here to cast your vote Nothing in the world gets people more annoyed or excited than a list. Lists are the Bitcoin of the media busine(...)

The Strypes (Evan Walsh, Josh McClorey, Ross Farrelly and Pete O’Hanlon) at Electric Picnic, where they left the crowd in a daze. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some bands receive unhealthy levels of hype and acclaim too early in their careers. When impresario BP Fallon took to the stage at Electric Picnic to (...)

Danielle Haim of Haim

The summer of 2013 was a season of stellar musical highs from David Byrne and St Vincent at the Electric Picnic to Bruce Springsteen’s Irish tour to C(...)

Teddy pickers: Jamie Cook, Alex Turner, Nick O’Malley and Matt Helders

We’ll say one thing for Arctic Monkeys: they’ve certainly come a long way since their first Irish gig at Whelan’s in 2005, when they were spotty of fa(...)