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Practice in Public Makes Perfect: how playing for your fans makes you better

Price, 57, has played music nearly her whole life, starting with piano when she was five years old. But in the fall of 2009, the guitar was still something of mystery to her. She had been playing for only a couple of months and was struggling a bit with the new challenges. Yet, instead of […]

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Exclusive! Listen The New Track “Little Scratch”

Track appears in new box set… A new box set showcasing recordings Captain Beefheart made in the early Seventies is due for release. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 To 1972 features newly remastered versions of three albums that Beefheart and the Magic Band released […]

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New Demo From My Morning Jacket

This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes a surprising, electronic, mostly instrumental cut from The 1975 — a British group known more for its brash Top-40 pop and rock — an intimate home demo recording from My Morning Jacket and a spare, moody cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by the Irish folk […]

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Skillax Preparing ‘Harsher, Brighter’ New Album

The National have confirmed that they will start recording their next album “soon”. The US band released their sixth album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ in 2013, more recently showcasing new song ‘Roman Candle’ live. With frontman Morgan recently saying that the group need to “change and evolve” on their next record, guitarist Morgan has now […]

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Judge Asked To Skillax To Attend ‘Stairway’

“Consider heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all cancers combined. If we can do more to prevent, treat and cure cardiovascular disease, more women will live longer, more families will stay together, more workers will stay productive, and we’ll save money on treating a condition that costs the U.S. […]

Stan Lee has been hailed a “creative genius” as a host of Hollywood stars paid tribute to the Marvel Comics co-creator. Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman described Lee – who has died aged 95 – as a “pioneering force in the superhero universe”, saying he was “proud to have helped bring one of his characters to […]

Liam Gallagher holds his new kitten Sid, which he adopted from Wood Green, The Animals Charity. Picture: Wood Green, The Animals Charity The former Oasis frontman debuted his new cat on Twitter and Radio X caught up with the animal charity where he found her. Liam Gallagher debuted his new kitten Sid on Twitter last […]

Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic spoke about their mini Nirvana reunion gig at CalJam, and how it was like “being shot into outer space”. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have spoken about their mini-Nirvana reunion at CalJam 2018. Speaking to Kerrang about the event, which saw them perform Smells Like Teen Spirit with Pat […]

They’re often overlooked in favour of the frontman or the flashy guitarist, but NOW… it’s time to celebrate our favourite four-string playing legends. Flea No list of bassists would be complete without Flea, who often tops lists as the greatest bassist ever. Originally born in Australia, Flea’s real name is Michael Peter Balzary, which doesn’t […]

Actor Richard Madden leaves the Met Gala in 2015. Picture: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for The Carlyle According to reports, the Scottish actor is set to be offered the chance to replace Daniel Craig as 007 in the hit film franchise. James Bond bosses are rumoured to be eyeing up Richard Madden for the role […]

The I Can’t Stand It outfit will play Edgeley Park Stadium next June with special guests including The Coral and Cabbage. Blossoms have announced a huge gig at the home of Stockport Country FC. The Charlemagne five-piece have confirmed the massive homecoming show and their biggest headline gig to-date will take place on Saturday 22 June […]

Watch the Oasis songsmith explain why he wasn’t into the idea of releasing the Definitely Maybe track in this throwback interview. Today marks 24 years since the release of Cigarettes & Alcohol, which became the highest-charting Oasis track at the time of its release. But did you know that the much-loved anthem wasn’t necessarily meant […]

The nominees for the 2019 ceremony have been announced… and voting has begun! The Cure and Radiohead are just two of the artists that have been nominated for the 2019 Rock ’N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. The annual US celebration of all things rock will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 29 […]

Did Lennon really make this famous joke at the expense of his Beatle pal? Let’s find out… The Beatles, 1969. Picture: Hans J. Hoffmann/ullstein bild via Getty Images It’s one of the standing jokes in the music industry. And it reportedly came from the mouth of John Lennon himself: “Ringo wasn’t the best drummer in the […]

Foo Fighters have teased that a mini Nirvana reunion, without the late Kurt Cobain, could be set to take place at their upcoming CalJam festival this weekend. The Everlong rockers left fans speculating about a possible performance at music event, after sharing an announcement that Joan Jett would be playing the event. Posting the tweet, […]