Mick Jagger and designer L’Wren Scott pictured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in  2011. File Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters 1:27

The Rolling Stones have cancelled their planned concert in the Australian city of Perth after the death of the fashion designer L’Wren Scott, t(...)

 Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the  200 metres  at the World Championships in Moscow. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

Just when it seemed plausible to get one last Christmas out of giving friends a cassette tape mix of my favourite running tracks, along came Spotify a(...)

Muscle Shoals

Since the 1960s, the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, has been celebrated as the home of the Muscle Shoals Sound. That sound, a fusion of coun(...)

Today Ben Johnson seems a little confused over how beneficial the drugs were, and maintains he would still have won the 1998 Olympic 100 metres gold medal if he hadn’t been doping. Photograph: Reuters

“Sprinters are born, my friend. Not made. You have to understand that. The hard training was put in there, 12 years of hard training. The only thing t(...)

The Rolling Stones perform at Hyde Park in London on July 6th. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty Images

At the sound of the third chord, I let out a roar of recognition, lifted both arms above my head (quite an achievement when 170,000 bodies are pressi(...)

May Kay from Fight Like Apes lays down a track at Helium

Imagine my delight when a young lady at a gig last weekend asked me which band I was playing with. What had led her to this assumption? Was I emitt(...)

George Jones was nicknamed No-Show Jones for the concerts he missed during drinking and drug binges. Photograph: AP Photo/John Russell
Obituary: George Jones

George Jones, who has died in Nashville aged 81, was the definitive country singer of the past 50 years, whose songs about heartbreak and hard (...)

Sound and vision: musician and director Dave Grohl arrives at the SXSW screening of Sound City, his film about the famous LA recording studio of the same name. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The best documentaries usually turn out to be the ones with the best stories and characters. A keen documentarian will always relish coming acr(...)