On your playlist: a Halloween special

You're hosting a party on Halloween. The decorations are up, the costumes are ready, you've got some games planned for the day and, hell,...

Songs to awaken the dead – a myth?

This, with research, has become a really hard question to answer. Spookily. It seems there are many songs in cultures that help the dead...

The life and works of music icons: Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd is a hugely successful English rock band formed in 1965 by Syd Barrett on guitar, Nick Mason on percussion, Roger Waters playing bass...

Life and works of music icons: the Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys were formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band is made up of Alex Turner (lead vocals, rhythm...

Life and works of music icons – Foo Fighters

The band was named after the apparent UFOs and other aerial phenomena reported by Allied aircraft pilots during the Second World War which were...

Raising the temperature: August’s hottest festivals

Lollapalooza, July 31—August 2 (Chicago, USA) The festival season is carried seamlessly from July into August by Lollapalooza. Downtown Chicago plays host to the music...

Copyright penalties in UK to face 10 years imprisonment

We have all heard horror stories about people being caught sharing or downloading music having been fined incredible amounts, but these horror stories might...

Album review: 5 seconds of summer

Latest on the music block, Australian group 5 seconds of summer has soared to the top of the charts with their hit single She...

Florence and the Machine to replace Foo Fighters at Glastonbury

Glastonbury, the biggest music festival of the year, has announced that Florence and the Machine will replace rock band Foo Fighters. Foo Fighters were...

Indian music streaming site hacked

Gaana, an Indian music streaming service that has more than 7.5 million monthly visitors, was hacked by someone who goes by the name Mak...