Live wire: Bob Marley onstage in London in 1980

A certain well-known singer brought half of his/her vocals to Glastonbury this year on a disk. Other acts had ProTools playback rigs hidden away. S(...)

Matt Berry: ‘It’s difficult for people to swallow someone who does more than one thing. They think, hang on, that’s the comedy guy – what’s this?’

He is well-known for his sense of humour, so when Matt Berry casually mentions how he has been “rediscovering Hawkwind” of late, there is a pause a(...)

Love them or hate them – and the band don’t care one way or another – Metallica have earned the right to headline Glastonbury next week. If commercial(...)

They have spent most of the past decade pegged by many as lad rockers, barrel-scrapers, knuckle- dragging musical neanderthals not fit to lick Oasi(...)

Surfer safari: Brian Wilson (left) with the rest of The Beach Boys – Mike Love, Dennis Wilson, Carl Wilson and David Marks (Al Jardine’s temporary replacement) – in 1962. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Preparing to interview Brian Wilson can make you fear what’s ahead. The Beach Boy’s battles with drugs and depression over the years have left a mark (...)

Nils Frahm: ‘It is basically the Photoshop generation; you can take a photo that looks shit and then after two hours you can make it look “perfect”. That’s also what has happened to music’

I expect to talk to Nils Frahm from the environment of his “laboratory-like” studio in Berlin, but it turns out he is in Denmark. “Yes, it’s a rare ca(...)

 Gary Barlow holding his OBE. The Take That star faces calls to hand back his OBE over claims he invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Take That star Gary Barlow to hand back his OBE over claims the pop star invested in a tax avoi(...)

Joanne Milne, who was deaf since birth and having never heard a sound, as she hears for the first time. Photograph: Tremayne Crossley/PA Wire

Deaf since birth and having never heard a sound, the moment a woman hears for the first time and has her life transformed has been captured on (...)

Will the Speedback’s classic lines invoke the ire of Aston Martin’s corporate lawyers?

Newly formed car maker David Brown Automotive (DBA) has revealed the fruits of its recent labours, a car that is effectively a tribute to the c(...)

Musicians Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk perform during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Daft Punk, the electronic music duo from France, won five Grammy awards including album of the year, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four tr(...)