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Cabaret Voltaire to play first gig in 20 years

Cabaret Voltaire to play first gig in 20 yearsCabaret Voltaire are set to play their first gig in 20 years at Berlin's Atonal Festival next month...

Watch Prince and Nile Rodgers cover David Bowie

Watch Prince and Nile Rodgers cover David BowiePrince appeared as a special guest during Nile Rodgers' set at the Essence Music Festival on Friday...

Pink Floyd to release new album, The Endless River

Pink Floyd to release new album, The Endless RiverPink Floyd are set to release a new album, called The Endless River, in October. News of the LP...

Watch first trailer for new Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side

Watch first trailer for new Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My SideThe first trailer for Jimi: All Is By My Side, the Jimi Hendrix film starring Outkast's Andre 3000...

Annik Honoré, the inspiration for "Love Will Tear Us Apart", dies aged 56

Annik Honoré, the inspiration for "Love Will Tear Us Apart", dies aged 56Annik Honoré, the Belgian music promoter and journalist, has died aged 56, according to reports....

Ringo Starr on A Hard Day's Night: "It was mad, but it was incredible"

Ringo Starr on A Hard Day's Night: "It was mad, but it was incredible"Ringo Starr has discussed A Hard Day's Night movie on its 50th anniversary and ahead of its re-...

Six unheard Nick Drake recordings up for auction

Six unheard Nick Drake recordings up for auctionSix previously unheard Nick Drake recordings are to go up for auction. The tapes have been...

The Kinks announce 50th anniversary reissue campaign

The Kinks announce 50th anniversary reissue campaignTo mark their 50th anniversary, The Kinks have announced details of an extensive re-release...

Rough Trade announce plans to open more record shops

Rough Trade announce plans to open more record shopsRough Trade are to open a record shop in Nottingham, with more stores to follow. The record label...

Tony Allen announces new album, shares "Go Back" featuring Damon Albarn

Tony Allen announces new album, shares "Go Back" featuring Damon AlbarnTony Allen has revealed details of his new album, Film Of Life. He has shared a track from the...

Scott Walker and Sunn O))) to collaborate on new project, Scott O)))

Scott Walker and Sunn O))) to collaborate on new project, Scott O)))Scott Walker and Sunn O))) are set to collaborate on a Scott O))) project. Details of the project...

Shellac announce first new album for seven years

Shellac announce first new album for seven yearsShellac have announced their first new album in seven years, Dude Incredible. The LP is the band's...

149 rare Bob Dylan acetates discovered

149 rare Bob Dylan acetates discovered149 Bob Dylan acetates have been discovered in boxes in a Greenwich Village apartment. The...

Watch Beck cover Prince's "1999"

Watch Beck cover Prince's "1999"Beck has covered Prince's classic song "1999" during a live performance. Beck played a portion of...

Hear Nile Rodgers new song, "Do What You Want To Do"

Hear Nile Rodgers new song, "Do What You Want To Do"Nile Rodgers has unveiled a new song, entitled "Do What You Want To Do". The song was recorded last...

Bon Iver reveals new song "Heavenly Father"

Bon Iver reveals new song "Heavenly Father"Bon Iver has revealed new song "Heavenly Father", taken from the soundtrack to Zach Braff film Wish...

Ryan Adams reveals new album details

Ryan Adams reveals new album detailsRyan Adams has confirmed details of his new album. The self-titled record will be released on...

Janis Joplin postage stamp revealed

Janis Joplin postage stamp revealedA stamp bearing the likeness of Janis Joplin has been released as part of The United States Postal...

Lou Reed leaves $30m fortune

Lou Reed leaves $30m fortuneLou Reed has left a total of $30 million (£17.5m) in his will - including $20.4m (£12m) in...

Watch Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts in Monty Python sketch

Watch Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts in Monty Python sketchMick Jagger and Charlie Watts have filmed a sketch mocking The Rolling Stones as part of Monty...

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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...