Mother and daughter Louise Conville and Jacqui Costigan, from Carlow at Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan 2:16

Fifty thousand people arrive at Stradbally in a Wacky Races traffic jam of campers, buses and jalopies. They’re here to commune with nature via massiv(...)

Mother and daughter Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum: in a reversal of stereotypes, the mother is racehorse thin with an androgynous Keith Richards type of glamour, while the daughter is curved, with a beautiful face lit up on occasion by Ruby Woo lipstick by Mac. Photograph: Kacie Tomita

The internet has changed everything about the fashion world – hello, online retail – except its propaganda. In fact fashion’s whispered manipulatio(...)

A Ferrari 250 GTO from the personal collection of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

When the hammer came down on the black Ferrari 250 GT California, the rise and rise of the celebrity classic car was confirmed. Once owned by James C(...)

Jimi Hendrix’s ex-girlfriend Kathy Etchingham claims that scenes of domestic violence in All Is By My Side are entirely invented. We hardly needed (...)

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(...)