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Loosysmokes perform at the launch on the Electric Picnic at  Urban Plant Life on Cork Street, Dublin 8 on March 23rd, 2017.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main(...)

 Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft of The xx are due to headline this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Photograph:  Jakubaszek/Redferns

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main (...)

Songwriter Rod Temperton with his wife Kathy attending a Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Rod Temperton, who wrote the 1970s disco classic Boogie Nights and went on to compose some of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, including Rock With You (...)

Grammy-winning singer Chaka Khan has  said she has been battling an addiction to the same medication that led to Prince’s death. An autopsy found Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller. File photograph: Getty Images

US singer Chaka Khan and her sister have entered a drug rehabilitation programme to battle their addictions to prescription drugs. The soul singer sa(...)

Judith  Hill said Prince (above) had never revealed to her  he was in pain, after decades of high-wattage performance and hip surgery. “I only know what everyone knows about his pain - I read about it,” she said. File photograph: Claire Greenway/Getty Images

It’s the moment that Judith Hill has been replaying in her mind for the past two months: She was sitting on a plane with a man she loved, talking, hav(...)

Guitarists tend to like one another’s company, a curious penchant not often shared by other instrumentalists, and the guitar duo has a long and noble(...)

 Prince performs  at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark,  July 2010. Photograph: Jens Dige/EPA

The world of showbusiness has paid its respects to Prince, who has died aged 57. Chic frontman Nile Rodgers tweeted: “#RIP our dearly beloved #Prince(...)

Meet the musician behind the album of 2015 to date. His name is Kamasi Washington and the album is called The Epic. It’s epic by name and by nature(...)

Frankie Knuckles, a disc jockey, remixer and producer who was often called the “godfather of house” for helping that genre of dance music sprea(...)

Neneh Cherry: the Buffalo Stance lady has been working with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) of late. Photograph: Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

It can happen just like that. One day you’re another heritage act plodding away two levels above the wedding band circuit.You’ve had your hits, but th(...)

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