Bernard Sumner of New Order.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Back in the early 1980s New Order lost money on every copy of Blue Monday that they sold. “Only for the first 250,000 copies,” Bernard Sumner says. He(...)

Just after we shake hands and sit down for a chat, I make Johnny Marr a solemn promise. “Don’t worry,” I say. “I’m not going to ask you that question.(...)

Gary Barlow:  makes One Direction look like Maoist revolutionaries

Thank God for Lily Allen. She was the first, and so far only, musician to call Gary Barlow out for plunging tens of millions into a tax avoidance sche(...)

Where will you be Wednesday, October 16th at midnight? Actually, you may not have any choice in the matter, as we’ve already been told we will be trem(...)

Daft Punk

The modern fondness for lists has given us many commendable wastes of time. Between online citadels built entirely on the foundations of numbered f(...)

 Johnny Marr at the Academy last month. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Arctic Monkeys, Fatboy Slim and Bjork have been confirmed as the headliners for Electric Picnic. David Byrne, formerly of Talking He(...)