They’re a band born out of heartbreak and contradiction. Their sometimes down-and-out lyrics don’t fit the up-tempo dance pop that gets crowds moving, but somehow it works.
Most musicians have a moment when a song, a piece of music or the sound of an instrument hits them like a lightning bolt. It can lead to a career, or at least a lifetime passion for the profession
Josh Homme shakes his guitar and hammers home the final moments of A Song for the Dead. A smile breaks across his face.
Richie Sambora says Jon Bon Jovi is “making it very difficult” for him to rejoin the band. The guitarist dropped out of Bon Jovi’s most recent sting of international concerts Because We Can: The Tour in April.
Brian May thinks The Voice is an “insult to music”. The Queen guitarist blasted the TV talent show which has editions across the world, including the United Kingdom, America and Australia.
BLOODSPORTS Suede (Warner) It’s been well over a decade since the last Suede album and yet their new album is such a natural progression of what’s come before that the cellular memory kicks in straight away. And while singer Brett Anderson and guitarist Bernard Fanning might have appeared to have mended their errant ways with their duel project The Tears it hasn’t led to a full reconciliation.
Slayer founding member and guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died of liver failure at the age of 49.
The French and great pop music aren’t two things that often go together.
Success doesn’t seem to have clouded French band Phoenix’s minds. While their 2009 album was titled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, tipping their hat to the famous composer, they named the follow-up simply Bankrupt! The title of the band’s fifth album, out tomorrow, is a nod to the beauty of failure, guitarist Christian Mazzalai says.
Simon Cowell isn’t concerned gossips think he’s gay because it has zero impact on his career. The 53-year-old television mogul is considered somewhat of a Lothario counting Carmen Electra and Dannii Minogue among his exes.