In the debate about how to commemorate John McCain, one idea quickly too hold: renaming the Russell Senate Building in Washington, DC,  after the late senator. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The bustling hallways of the US Capitol came to a standstill on Friday as John McCain made his final trip to an institution where he spent much of his(...)

Undated selfie of Richard Russell. Photograph: Social Media/AFP)

The family of an airline employee who stole and later crashed a plane near Seattle have said they are “stunned and heartbroken”, as authorities invest(...)

The Arctic Monkeys have been named on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, has been named among the nominees for this year’s Mercury prize. The nod makes them th(...)

Although he may be best known as co-founder of renowned independent label XL Recordings and the man who discovered Adele, Richard Russell has a backgr(...)

Initially available as a limited vinyl release for Record Store Day a year ago, this posthumous album from Gil Scott-Heron is now receiving a (...)

Sister act Naomi   and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz

There’s quite a sister act happening on the other end of this Skype call to Paris. French-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz are smiling broadl(...)

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These are trying times for record labels, but some are bucking every trend in the book by going back to the future and concentrating on the music and (...)

This morning, Damon Albarn was a man on a mission. He left his house before dawn and headed towards the Thames to shoot footage of the river, w(...)

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Kwesi Sey’s debut album has been a long time coming, especially when you look at the long list of productions and collaborations which he already has (...)

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(...)