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Gorillaz are not the world’s first virtual band. That honour probably belongs to Alvin and the Chipmunks, who bagged their creators two Grammy awards (...)

Bernard Sumner: ‘I was 17 and worked in a general office, thinking, ‘Jesus, to quote a Peggy Lee song, is this all there is?’. Photograph: Warren Jackson

It’s been a disappointing summer, but the sun is shining and New Order are back in town. Speaking of sunshine, their singer, Bernard Sumner, in his 20(...)

Johnny Depp presenting his film The Libertine, at Glastonbury. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Johnny Depp has apologised for joking about assassinating US President Donald Trump during an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. The Hollywood actor(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Peter Hook: The New Order bassist was challenged by Tom Dunne about including highly personal details about his marriage in recent memoirs. Photgraph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns

Just as the word “literally” is now used instead of “metaphorically” by so many people that its dictionary definition has changed, so “taboo subject” (...)

Actor and comedian Caroline Aherne married New Order bassist Peter Hook in 1994.

The former New Order bassist Peter Hook has spoken out about his troubled marriage to Caroline Aherne, saying she attacked him with knives, bottles an(...)

True faith: the new-look New Order. Photograph: Andrew Benge/Redferns/Getty

Given their past it may not be a surprise that New Order’s recent history has been an eventful one. The alt-electro pioneers return to Electric Picnic(...)

Caroline Aherne: created a string of memorable characters including Denise in The Royle Family and chat-show host Mrs Merton. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne has died at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. The star was best known for her work in The Royl(...)

Caroline Aherne: created a string of memorable characters including Denise in The Royle Family and chat-show host Mrs Merton. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne has died at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. The star was best known for her work in The Royle (...)

Bernard Sumner of New Order.  Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Back in the early 1980s New Order lost money on every copy of Blue Monday that they sold. “Only for the first 250,000 copies,” Bernard Sumner says. He(...)