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Heath Ledger Died Of 'Accidental Overdose'

Heath Ledger Died Of 'Accidental Overdose'New York City medical examiner publishes findings about actor's death

Linda Thompson To Appear In London

Linda Thompson To Appear In LondonAs part of a special folk roots night

Ed Hamell Announces London Residency

Ed Hamell Announces London ResidencyOne-man folk-punk-poet-rock’n’roll protest singer is back with a new album too

Metallica And Pearl Jam To Headline Manchester Festival

Metallica And Pearl Jam To Headline Manchester FestivalMN, Tennessee that is, Bonnaroo line-up is announced

Band Of Horses Join Roskilde Festival Bill

Band Of Horses Join Roskilde Festival BillEnter Shikari also to join Radiohead at Danish music bash

The Beatles' Guru Maharishi Yogi dies

The Beatles' Guru Maharishi Yogi diesHe passed away peacefully, aged 91

Tinariwen To Play Larmer Tree Festival

Tinariwen To Play Larmer Tree FestivalFirst artists announced for Salisbury music bash, now in it's 18th year

Pete Doherty To Appear At Anti-Racism Gig

Pete Doherty To Appear At Anti-Racism GigThe Babyshambles frontman to help out Rock Against Racism

Public Enemy To Play Classic Album Live

Public Enemy To Play Classic Album LiveWu-Tang's Raekwon also announced for Don't Look Back 2008

Morrissey Greatest Hits Reviewed!

Morrissey Greatest Hits Reviewed!Plus, new releases by Earth, Laura Marling and Baby Dee - find out what to buy next week

Adele To Take Chart Topping Album On The Road

Adele To Take Chart Topping Album On The RoadThe singer announces nine new UK dates

Kiss, The Offspring And Lostprophets For Download Festival

Kiss, The Offspring And Lostprophets For Download FestivalMotorhead and Judas Priest also lined up for Donigton

Eels' Everett Gets Ad Aired During Super Bowl

Eels' Everett Gets Ad Aired During Super BowlIf you blinked you would have missed it though

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Add Extra UK Date

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Add Extra UK DateThe band's first shows since 2005 are proving a hot-ticket

The Mighty Boosh Set For Festival Appearance

The Mighty Boosh Set For Festival AppearanceFirst artists announced for this year's Big Chill

Win! Tickets for Pirates Trilogy All-Nighter!

Win! Tickets for Pirates Trilogy All-Nighter!Pirates Of The Carribean to screen back-to-back at London's BFI IMAX

Win! 500-song Rhino Music Hard-Drive!

Win! 500-song Rhino Music Hard-Drive!Includes The Doors, Led Zep and Prince!

Muse Wembley Double Gets Live Release

Muse Wembley Double Gets Live ReleaseA double-disc package to be released from band's two massive shows last June

Tom Petty Accused Of Miming At Super Bowl Show

Tom Petty Accused Of Miming At Super Bowl ShowWatch a clip here -- what do you think?

Crowded House Announce Forest Shows

Crowded House Announce Forest ShowsThe Charlatans also confirm a one-off woodland show

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Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...