Protesters march to show their opposition against what they called ‘Hate Bill 2,’ which they urged lawmakers to repeal as legislators convened for a short session in Raleigh, North Carolina on Monday. Photograph: Marti Maguire/Reuters

Supporters and opponents of a new North Carolina transgender law have been holding competing rallies on the first day of the state’s legislative sessi(...)

Opponents of a new state law that restricts transgender bathroom use and pre-empts local governments from creating their own anti-discrimination policies at a counter-rally across the street from a rally for proponents of the new law, outside the the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh earlier this month. File photograph: Ray Whitehouse/New York Times

North Carolina business leaders on Tuesday called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses as opponents of the legisla(...)

Bono speaks at the fourth annual Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images.

Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Pearl Jam were among the acts that performed at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Saturday n(...)

Eddie Vedder: letter man. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eddie Vedder, Rihanna, Neil Young and Roger Waters have all have had something to say of late about the living hell that is the Israel/Hamas conflict.(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

A police handout photo released by Seattle Police Department shows articles left at grunge rock musician Kurt Cobain’s 1994 death scene. Photograph: Seattle Police Department

Seattle police have released previously unseen images showing drug paraphernalia from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s suicide 20-y(...)

Danielle Haim of Haim

The summer of 2013 was a season of stellar musical highs from David Byrne and St Vincent at the Electric Picnic to Bruce Springsteen’s Irish tour to C(...)

Ben Shepherd and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden perform an acoustic set in Seattle earlier this year.

Ben Shepherd was born in Okinawa Japan (where his father served in the US army), in 1968. When Ben was 3-years-old the family moved to Texas where (...)

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(...)

The Opus 11 music shop on Dublin’s George’s Street which is closing and moving to an online environment at opus2.ie. Photograph: Alan Betson

On a small stretch of pathway along George’s Street in Dublin, a music shop is about to close its doors after more than 100 years in various city loca(...)