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Several women say Adams offered to jumpstart their music careers, then pursued them sexually and in some cases retaliated when they spurned him. He denies the claims. Photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg/The New York Times.

For nearly two decades, Ryan Adams, one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of his generation, has been heralded as a mercurial creative genius a(...)

Some 51 years ago, give or take a day or three, Bobbie Gentry released The Delta Sweete (those swinging sixties!), a concept album about growing (...)

Last month the English singer Josienne Clarke retweeted an Henri Matisse quote: “Creativity takes courage.” Marry that thought to the questioning of S(...)

UK-based cellist Laura Moody: ‘music of startling originality and drama’

The cello makes a bid for artistic freedom next weekend with the second edition of Spike – Dublin’s alternative cello festival. Time was, to hear this(...)

By the and large, record shops have been chased out of town. Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg

Every trip to New York comes with certain rituals. Down the years, I’ve found myself heading to joints such as Strand Books and Veselka on every visi(...)

On a purely nutritional level alone Starbucks should be banished. A cup of black coffee contains 2 calories; some of Starbucks’ coffees contain over 500 calories a cup. Photograph: Alan Betson

Inspiring and nurturing the human spirit-one person, one cup, one neighborhood at a time. Such a sweet and sincere Starbucks mission statement. But t(...)

Michael Kiwanuka: "I knew I wanted to do something different to the first album. It took a bit of time to get it right.”

Four years have passed since Michael Kiwanuka was last on promotional duties. Back then, he was hawking his debut album (Home Again) and was the BBC (...)

Melody Gardot: “The first recording was a surprise. It was almost like the songs fell out of me.” Photograph: Franco P Tettamanti

‘It was like an open invitation from the world around me to do something, and I said yes.” Melody Gardot is talking about how music saved her life.(...)

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd’s groundbreaking groups in the 1960s brought post-Coltrane improv to rock audiences, but behind the catchy tunes and dancea(...)

James Mercer has had several identities over the years, but to call his latest endeavour a “side project” would be doing both him and it a disservice.(...)

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