US singer and actress Courtney Love. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty Images 1:55

US singer Courtney Love has called on the US to ban all travel to France after she was caught up in violent anti-Uber protests in Paris on Thursday. T(...)

French taxi drivers clash with riot police on the ring-road around Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:55

France’s interior minister called for a nationwide legal clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs(...)

 Kim Gordon  and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth perform  in New York in 2009. Photograph: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images

One of the most surprising things about Kim Gordon, when she picks up the phone on the American west coast, is how quiet she sounds. Seeing as she’s t(...)

Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

Caitlin Moran: A modern, pop culture hero. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 3:43

Caitlin Moran Vicar Street, Dublin *****The tipping point for Caitlin Moran was There’s Something About Mary. Moran made a career as a fine music jour(...)

Lynn Barber: ‘If I know somebody as a real person, I don’t then feel I can write about them because I know things about them that I shouldn’t know.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Lynn Barber is not happy to see me. Proper order. This is, after all, the woman they call “Demon Barber” and a woman who wrote of me – accurately – in(...)

Teen spirit: Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, performing in 1993. Photograph: Robert Sorbo/AP

The day, 20 years ago on Tuesday, that Kurt Cobain’s body was found in his home in Seattle, his band Nirvana were supposed to have been playing(...)

Sometimes you need to get away from Irish theatre to get a clearer view of it. It’s easy to become jealous at the Divine Comedy festival in Krakow, fo(...)

Kurt Cobain performing with Nirvana in 1993. Photograph: Robert Sorbo/AP Photo

Seattle will always be always be associated with grunge. It will also, of course, be associated with Starbucks, rain, Microsoft and Amazon, but it wil(...)

Sophie Lancaster: died after being attacked in a park in  2007

A police force has begun recording offences against members of alternative subcultures as hate crimes. Greater Manchester Police is (...)