“I’m too old to not do it,” says Bruce Hornsby on a recent spring day, talking about experimentation and his upcoming new album Absolute Zero, out Friday (April 12). And experiment he did, starting with the musicians he surrounded himself with. For the album’s 10 tracks, Hornsby rounded up a stellar cast of supporting players to help

The visionary director transports a feast of tidbits and anecdotes to the stage with innovation and genuine heart When Adam Horovitz, otherwise known as Ad-Rock, was at a 1992 gig in San Francisco with his fellow Beastie Boys band members Michael Diamond (Mike D) and Adam Yauch (MCA), he was given a ring by a pushy fan.

The voice of young France, Niska’s tunes boom from cars and shisha bars, and he’s worked with Skepta and Diplo. So why do the US rappers at Paris fashion week bypass his suburb? Niska is running late from his soundcheck in Brixton, south London. I am expecting the 25-year-old French-Congolese rapper to be slightly the

Many cinemagoers who saw Bohemian Rhapsody weren’t alive for Queen’s heyday. Now it seems the Oscar-winning biopic has won the group a few new fans – with their six-minute epic proving particularly popular. A decade-by-decade breakdown of music streaming figure has shown that Bohemian Rhapsody is the most popular song from the 1970s. The rock

Marina Diamandis was once so hungry for fame that she studied Madonna’s climb to the top and subscribed to entertainment bible The Stage because it was the magazine that launched The Spice Girls. A solo star who performed as Marina And The Diamonds, she emerged in 2010 and fulfilled her ambitions just two years later

Band of Skulls wraps up a trilogy of videos for its upcoming album Love Is All You Love with a clip for the title track, premiering exclusively below. And it doesn’t seem to have a happy ending. “It depends on where you see the end,” the British duo’s Russell Marsden tells Billboard. “There really isn’t an end. It’s just a

Morrissey has announced a 14-date U.S. tour launching this fall. The former Smiths frontman will kick off his American trek on Sept. 5 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. and play throughout New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Texas, Utah, and Oregon. The fall tour in support of Morrissey’s forthcoming record of 60s/70s covers album California Son will

The singer is expected to perform two songs during next month’s event in Tel Aviv, which British cultural figures have called on the BBC to boycott Madonna will perform two songs during the interval at next month’s Eurovision Song Contest. Organisers for the event, to be held in Tel Aviv on 18 May, told the BBC “no final

Red Bull Music Academy is closing, alternative culture outlets are retrenching – and big tech prefers pop. Experimental musicians need to stick together Just weeks after musicians and fans protested the BBC’s decision to marginalise Radio 3’s Late Junction show, the experimental music community has been dealt further blows. First, the news that the Red Bull Music

They worked with Hendrix and influenced Stereolab and Portishead. John Lennon was a fan. So why did the kings of the hippy oscillator disappear, in 1969, on the brink of stardom? At the start of 1969, Silver Apples had the world at their feet. The New York duo of Simeon Coxe and Danny Taylor had