Isobel Campbell has recalled the early days of her music career.
Gibson has made its latest electric guitar public.
Gibson USA announces details of the revolutionary Firebird X.
Kings of Leon will play several UK dates next summer, it has been revealed.
Demand for Take That tickets - which went on sale this morning - has been ''twice that of Michael Jackson.''
Dave Grohl writes all his songs on the same guitar and hasn't changed the way he approaches writing new albums since he started Foo Fighters.
Gibson has named Django Reinhardt as the best acoustic guitar player in history.
Eminem is in the studio with Dr. Dre, thought to be working on the producer's much delayed 'Detox' album.
Pixie Lott said playing live is what stops her from going crazy and enables her to cope with her hectic life.
Billy Corgan said he takes on huge musical projects - such as his present 44 track opus 'Teargarden By Kaleidyscope'- because otherwise he'll get bored.
Many children would love to be bought an electric guitar this Christmas.
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have reunited for a new Foo Fighters song.
Bryan Adams doubts he'll ever make another rock album with a full band, instead concentrating on acoustic music.
'Billionaire' singer Travie McCoy was arrested for spraying graffiti on the Berlin Wall last night (27.10.10).
The Chemical Brothers are planning to make a Dubstep album, in a plan to take the genre to new levels
The guitar-playing abilities of Paul Simon are often forgotten because of his other talents, it has been suggested.
Propellerhead Reason and Record music software has been demonstrated at Ministry of Sound.
La Roux singer Elly Jackson has admitted she is bored of the synth genre for which the band became famous and hopes to move on to a different sound for their new album.
Linkin Park reckon some fans will need to ''digest'' their latest album, whereas others will think ''what the f**k?''
Taylor Swift writes songs about her personal experiences which have made her ''shudder it is to think about''.
UK singer Charlotte Church worries people see her as a ''feisty, opinionated simpleton''.
Bon Jovi have been are the first headliner to be confirmed for Hard Rock Calling festival in London next summer, as well as announcing two other UK dates.
Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have reunited with producer Butch Vig - who recorded their seminal 'Nevermind' album - and recorded a song together.
Music has the power to have a physical effect on some people, it has been discovered.
Gibson is holding a mysterious press conference in New York later this week.
Keith Richards has spoken about his attachment to his first guitar.
The acoustic guitar playing skills of Nick Drake have been praised.
Keith Richards has revealed he wrote a song with Sir Paul McCartney after the pair met up on holiday.
A huge auction of Johnny Cash's personal belongings including instruments, hand written lyrics and stage outfits will take place on December 5.
Willow Smith is basing her musical career on punk rocker Billy Idol and pop singer Lady Gaga.
Massive Attack are planning to release new EPs in 2011, on a more ''spontaneous'' basis.
Neil Young's talent for playing the acoustic guitar has been praised as part of a music poll.
Electric guitar group the Foo Fighters have announced details of two big UK shows next year.
Lady Gaga started writing songs with producer RedOne on the day they met, and their first meeting produced album track 'Boys Boys Boys'.
The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess has revealed it was an ''emotional experience'' to have drummer Jon Brookes rejoin the band on Saturday (26.10.10) after his brain tumour.
Damien Hirst has had a hand in designing what may be the world's most expensive bass guitar.
The stars were out in force for the Q Awards earlier this week.
Take That have confirmed plans for a reunion tour with Robbie Williams, during which the 'Angels' hitmaker will also perform a solo set.
A greater number of girls are following the examples of Vanessa Mae and Nicola Benedetti and picking up violins, it has been claimed.
Sir Paul McCartney dedicated a Q Award he collected for Wings album 'Band On The Run' to his late wife Linda yesterday (25.10.10).
Jay-Z and Kanye West have expanded their plans to collaborate on an EP into a full album together.
Cee Lo Green has admitted he worries about the dark side of his Gnarls Barkley partner Danger Mouse's character.
Crystal Castles have re-recorded a version of their track 'Not In Love' with The Cure frontman Robert Smith.
Rolling Stones man Ronnie Wood has said he gets a "comfortable" sound from his Fender Stratocaster.
A new Britney Spears track, 'Pleasure You' - which features raunchy lyrics - has been leaked.
Florence and the Machine took home two prizes at this year's Q Awards in London today (25.10.10) including Best Female for Florence Welch.
Eric Clapton's acoustic guitar playing has been praised as part of a Gibson poll.
Steve Vai is to hold a special event at Guitar Nation 2010.
'Night Nurse' reggae singer Gregory Isaacs died in London this morning (2510.10) from cancer.
Charlotte Church is learning the guitar as part of efforts to become a better musician.
Kanye West has pledged to stay true to himself and not be swayed by other people's opinions or ''the devil''.
'Ambitions' singer Joe McElderry said he won't strip off to promote his singing career, as he thinks it is a ''gimmick''.
Pianist Gabriela Montero has spoken about her ability to tap into the "musical universe" and improvise pieces.
My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way says he is ''still 16'', and will always see himself as a teenager.
Reformed British indie band Suede were worried how their reunion could have ''gone horribly wrong'' as they are ''men in their 40s playing teenage songs''.
Prince and U2 have already signed up to appear at Glastonbury Festival 2011, it has been claimed.
A Scottish bagpipe band has announced concert dates in their homeland.
The Drums singer Jonathan Pierce has described ex-guitarist Adam Kessler as ''forgettable'' after he quit the day before the band's first ever headlining US tour.
The Temper Trap's greatest live moment was when their show turned into ''a Bon Jovi video'', with the crowd being hosed down.
Bono has revealed plans for three new album releases for his band.
Footballer Paul McVeigh learned how to play piano and guitar during his time off the pitch.
Roland is to host its first ever webcast to offer advice to musicians.
McIlroy returns to Cradle of Filth for release of bands ninth studio album
Prince is being lined up for one of the headlining slots for Glastonbury 2011, with U2 and Coldplay also set to play.
Professor Green was forced to cut a set short at a MOBOs afterparty after a fight broke out, while N-Dubz had an altercation with club bouncers at a separate event.
50 Cent has helped guide fellow rapper Soulja Boy through his career.
N-Dubz feel US pop group Black Eyed Peas are the only band that can compare to them.
An orchestral musician has spoken about her love of playing the violin for a living.
Instruments are being sought by a charity scheme dedicated to helping Iraqi children.
U2 are working with producer Danger Mouse - the man behind Gnarls Barley - on their next album.
Punk singer Ari-Up, of the band The Slits, has tragically passed away aged 48.
N-Dubz want to record a ''great pop tune'' with 'Promise This' singer Cheryl Cole.
Noel Gallagher has done some drumming for Paul Weller's latest album.
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson has flown the Liverpool team to Italy.
Electric guitar players have been advised on how to maintain their instruments.
World-class Producer Gil Norton an avid user of sE Electronics Microphones.
Tinie Tempah, JLS, N-Dubz, Professor Green and Eminem scooped two trophies each at the MOBO awards last night (20.10.10).
Rihanna has swapped her management, joining her former mentor, Jay-Z's, Roc Nation group.
Billy Idol said he doesn't mind ''indulging'' women, but has given up the drugs and alcohol which made him ''burn out'' in the 80s.
Richard Hawley releases his first whisky inspired track, 'In The Barrel', today (21.10.10).
The Streets' Mike Skinner's ''music, life and art'' has been greatly improved since he bought air conditioning for his studio.
Jason Bonham has praised his late father's skills behind the drum kit.
The Rolling Stones guitarists Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards both have ''itchy feet'' and are ready to go on tour with the band.
Brandon Flowers denies he is an ''egomaniac'' and said he would be fine with other members of The Killers making solo albums. Headline Abstract
Some of the most unusual band names in music have been singled out for attention by Gibson.
Musicians have been encouraged to compose their own material in order to have control over their careers.
The daughter of legendary musician Sir Paul McCartney has revealed she found his guitar playing annoying when she was younger.
'I Need You Tonight' hitmaker Professor Green told London's Snaresbrook Crown Court how he thought he was going to die after being stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle.
Elton John was ''too terrified'' to listen to his own latest album 'The Union' album after he recorded it.
Eliza Doolittle surprises people when she tells them she is a huge Radiohead fan, because it doesn't fit with how they perceive her.
A new Moog synthesizer is small and light, making it perfectly designed to suit travelling musicians.
Former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable died by choking on his own vomit in June this year, an inquest has found.
Bon Jovi will be the inaugural recipients of the Global Icon award at this year's MTV European Music Awards (EMAs).
Miles Kane has confirmed that the Last Shadow Puppets will return in the foreseeable future.
Acoustic guitar musician Jack Johnson has said surfing is a songwriting inspiration for him.
Violin playing can help to improve children's reading levels and their proficiency at mathematics, it has been suggested.
'Umbrella' singer Rihanna reportedly wants to record with Cheryl Cole, who she claims is the ''most beautiful woman I have ever seen''.
Rolling Stones rockers Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor are rumoured to be reuniting live on stage for a one off gig in the hope of raising awareness about London’s ailing 100 Club.
Sade has turned down working with Jay-Z as she is ''too scared'' to collaborate with anyone, and likes to work inside her ''safety zone''.
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed while he enjoys the ''freedom'' of his post-Beatles music career, he found it a challenge to create an identity for his second band Wings.
Duff McKagan made a surprise appearance at a Guns N' Roses gig last week.
More charity gigs by Pink Floyd could be on the cards, according to the group's drummer Nick Mason.
Nirvana are to be celebrated at a Seattle museum from April next year.
R.E.M.'s new album, 'Collapse Into Now', will feature ''more ballads'' but also ''straight ahead rockers''.
Brandon Flowers performed a cover version of Kim Carnes's 1981 hit 'Bette Davis Eyes' at his first London solo concert last night (17.10.10).
Guitarist Dave Davis is reportedly ''coming around'' to a reunion with his band The Kinks.
The Jail Guitar Doors programme is continuing to expand.
Tony Blair has kept hold of three special electric guitars given to him when he was prime minister, it has been revealed.
'Party Girl' singers McFly no longer care about chart positions.
James Blunt is ''glad'' he isn't in the army any longer, because he doesn't agree with Britain's current involvement in Afghanistan.
Stirling's Big Noise children's orchestra have been visited by violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Keith Richards once threatened one of his best friends by putting a pistol to his head, to stop him from writing a book about his drug use.
Carl Barat was inspired to write personal material for his self-titled solo album following the demise of his bands The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things.
Amy Macdonald has spoken about her songwriting process.
The BBC Concert Orchestra is using moog synthesizers as part of its collaboration with Goldfrapp's Will Gregory.
The London Bass Guitar Show will be attended by representatives from Yamaha and Warwick.
The Chilean miners were honoured at a recent Pixies gig in Santiago.
Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose was reunited with former bandmate Duff McKagan onstage in London last night (14.10.10).
Lady Gaga has paid an undisclosed amount on a seven-disc collection of her own recordings, which were due to be put up for auction by her first manager Bob Leone.
Carl Barat had to break out of his ''indie-stasis'' to write his solo album, as he found being in a band was ''distracting''.
MGMT sometimes ''pray'' that they sound good to their audiences, because they don't always sound great on stage.
Friendship will have to be put to one side as two women take part in a music contest.
Youngsters in Oxfordshire had the chance to jam with their heroes after Guns N' Roses paid a visit.
Gary Barlow made a surprise appearance at a Robbie Williams concert last night (13.10.10), where they performed their duet 'Shame' together.
Justin Bieber has released a rap video under the alias Shawty Mane.
The Ting Tings and Annie Lennox will sing in honour of Dame Anita Roddick at an intimate concert in London next week.
Hurts and Leona Lewis both want to collaborate, with the band's singer Theo Hutchcraft saying her 'Bleeding Love' single is one of the best pop songs of the last 15 years.
Everything Everything will perform with the Royal Northern College of Music at two forthcoming events.
Moog announce the all-new portable SlimPhatty rack synthesizer.
Kids could be tempted to learn a new musical instrument once the Sound Festival gets underway in Aberdeen next week.
Coldplay and Taio Cruz were honoured with songwriting awards by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) last night (13.10.10).
Beginners and experts will all enjoy playing a Jackson electric guitar, it has been stated.
Keith Richards claims he survived years of heroin abuse because he never got too greedy and always consumed ''high quality'' drugs.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich earned $35,000 for charity by auctioning an hour-long drumming lesson.
Coldplay are looking after their studio engineer and making him eat breakfast with them, as he doesn't allow himself time to take a break during the day.
Mary J. Blige has revealed her own battles with depression inspired her to write hit single 'I Can See in Color' for 2009 movie 'Precious'.
The new Epiphone acoustic guitar benefited from plenty of input from Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction.
Ozzy Osbourne will be accompanied by electric guitar hero Slash on a forthcoming leg of his world tour.
Noel Gallagher has stated that he would like to play guitar in a double-act with Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez, as he admires the Argentine's attitude.
Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj proved to be the big winners at BET Hip Hop Awards with three awards each.
Members of Guns N' Roses wowed a group of schoolchildren with a special surprise show in Oxfordshire, Middle England yesterday (12.10.10).
Yamaha representatives will be appearing at the MI Retail Conference & Expo 2011.
Eminem and country group Lady Antebellum lead the American Music Awards, with nominations in five categories each.
Canada's JW Jones has provided some tips for guitarists looking to find the best possible tone with a Gibson Les Paul.
Robbie Williams insisted he has not rejoined Take That to make money, pointing out his presence in the band means the rest of the group will now be worse off.
Akon's new album, 'Stadium', is influenced by the many styles of music he has been exposed to touring across the world.
Bryan Ferry used three bass players - Mani, from Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and jazz ace Marcus Miller - on a track for his new album.
Goldie will defend his Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash champion title in London on Thursday (14.10.10).
John Legend wants to record less ''polished'' tracks with more of a live studio feel for his next album.
Boy George has confirmed there will definitely be a Culture Club reunion, and is planning to perform with the group in 2012.
N-Dubz want to ''make a beat'' for Cheryl Cole after having met the 'Fight For This Love' singer on a couple of occasions.
An electric guitar manufacturer has noted that occasional errors can sometimes enhance a record.
Taylor Swift felt it was personally ''important'' for her to write a song about Kanye West's storming of the stage and stealing the microphone from her during an acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Former Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher admits he hasn't played his guitar ''in months'' and is enjoying being ''bored''.
Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill had a ''Kurt Cobain'' moment after the release of 'Only By the Night', where he hated the fame the band had finally found.
John Legend purposefully avoided doing popular ''karaoke'' covers of huge soul hits on his 'Wake Up!' album.
Julian Lennon is ''pretty tight'' with his father John Lennon's former bandmate, Sir Paul McCartney.
Eminem was told he'd never succeed as a rapper because he was white, which he says only spurred him on to succeed more.
Guitar legend Nils Lofgren has expressed his excitement at playing a series of acoustic shows in the UK.
Katy Perry has announced the first dates of her 'California Dream' world tour, her largest to date.
People who play the electric guitar can never stop learning, Joe Bonamassa has stated.
Shakira and Plan B have been confirmed to perform at this year's MTV European Music Awards (EMAs).
Soul singer Solomon Burke passed away from natural causes aged 70 on a flight from Los Angeles to Holland yesterday (10.10.10).
Leading amp and effect manufacturer, TC Electronic, announces the brand new BH500 Head and BC Cabinets.
'Party Girl' singers McFly have changed their musical direction many times in their career, and reckon they could end up like ''Kiss or Slipknot'' in ten years time.
Charlotte Church can't sing when she's drunk, but it doesn't stop her from attempting karaoke.
An acoustic guitar player has won a talent show in Surrey.
Barry Manilow has donated $500,000 of musical instruments to 15 schools in the US.
The Yamaha DGX640 digital keyboard has been praised for its versatility and good looks.
Lil Wayne faces a fresh legal battle after his expected release from prison on November 4 as he is to be handed a court summons for copyright infringement.
The Ting Tings were turned off experimental music after they saw a guy playing a cardboard instrument when preparing to record their second album in Berlin.
Kings Of Leon think they may one day regret the improvised lyrics of their new album, 'Come Around Sundown'.
Electric guitar band Suede are to play an intimate gig in London later this month.
Hey Jude B-side Revolution contains some of John Lennon's finest guitar playing, it has been suggested.
M.I.A, La Roux and Alicia Keys, among others, are all believed to be included on Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.
'Written In The Stars' rapper Tinie Tempah loves it when girls throw their knickers at him on stage.
Underworld singer Karl Hyde wrote 'Born Slippy' as a cry for help from alcoholism.
Jason Mraz is calling for a ''make-over'' of touring as he thinks it would be ''sexier'' for bands to take solar generators on the road and run trucks on algae fuel.
Schoolchildren in London are being given the chance to perform their own music at the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena.
Gorillaz are bringing out a new single named after the Korg Doncamatic.
Rihanna wants to record a duet with Katy Perry, as they have ''similar personalities and a similar sense of humour''.
Cee Lo Green thinks he is the only person who could make the song 'F**k You' a success.
A bonus concert recording is to feature on a 40th anniversary edition of The Who's Live at Leeds.
A Fender Telecaster is being given away by Soundgarden.
Billboard has handed a prize to Gibson Guitar's iPhone app.
Lil Wayne has asked fans to stop sending him mail in prison, because he will not be able to write back from solitary confinement.
Rihanna has problems sleeping because she can't stop herself from thinking about her work and planning ahead.
P Diddy admitted singing on his new album, 'Last Train To Paris', was ''nerve wracking''.
My Chemical Romance scrapped their initial album recordings after realising they were being too restrictive with their sound.
Teenage girls in the Norwich area have the opportunity to learn a new musical instrument at a female-only rock school.
Keyboard player Ben Lovett has said Mumford and Sons are looking to record something significantly different to Sigh No More when they make their next album.
Gorillaz will release a new track, not included on their recently released 'Plastic Beach' album, called 'Doncamatic (All Played Out)', next month.
Weezer have responded to an online campaign encouraging them to split up, saying they will if they are paid $20 million.
Gibson has nominated Crazy Train as the song which contains the best electric guitar solo ever recorded by Randy Rhoads.
Line 6 is offering the chance for its Facebook fans to win one of its guitar pedals.
TC Electronic drop prices on the Nova System, VoiceTone Correct and VoiceTone Double.
Lily Allen, Jay Sean and Sting all picked up accolades for their songwriting at the BMI Awards last night (05.10.10).
Ozzy Osbourne has released a version of John Lennon's 'Imagine' to benefit charity Amnesty International.
Goldie credits his entire career with being an underdog and always sticking to his underground musical roots.
Players of electric guitars have the opportunity to learn from one of the best musicians around in a new DVD.
Yamaha artist Andy Fisenden is working with Taio Cruz.
Kanye West has released the title of his fifth album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', and confirmed some information about its track listing.
Jonny Greenwood's Radiohead bandmates are ''a bit interested'' in his other career as a composer, but don't come to his classical music concerts.
The next London Drum Show is to take place in October 2011.
U2 could be playing at Glastonbury 2011 after their manager left hints on the band's official website.
Orange's Thunder TH30 Head receives an outstanding review from Playmusic Pickup.
Plug in Baby is the 21st century song with the finest guitar riff, a music magazine has said.
Casio's popular Celviano AP-220 Digital Piano is now available at just Â£569.00.
'Fight For this Love' hitmaker Cheryl Cole begged Dizzee Rascal to duet with her on her new album, resulting in new track 'Everybody, Everyone'.
Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley, Mr Hudson and The Kooks paid tribute to British musician Charles Haddon of the band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool last night (04.10.10).
U2 have hinted to fans they will headline Glastonbury festival in June 2011, a year after they pulled out of the event due to Bono's back injury.
MGMT may return to making ''super-satirical pop music'', and split their live show into two different sections.
A talented young guitarist has spoken about his ambitions for the future.
Cat Power is planning to play each of the musical instruments that appear on her next album.
McFly thought about featuring a rap on their new album, after producer Dallas Austin wrote a rap verse into one of their songs.
The Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes has written about his onstage collapse, diagnosed as the result of a brain tumour.
A child who has been learning the violin has spoken about what a fantastic experience it has been.
Specially-decorated Fender Stratocaster guitars are being put up for auction.
A wide range of synthesizers from Korg are being showcased at BPM 2010.
British rapper Tinie Tempah had to give up the ''perfect'' girl to concentrate on his music career.
Lady Gaga appeared onstage with Yoko Ono to pay tribute to John Lennon at a concert in honour of the Beatles singer's 70th birthday this weekend.
R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck refuses to do more than three takes when recording songs, to avoid dragging out the recording process.
Damon Albarn worried Gorillaz new, nautical themed, image would look too ''gay''.
Everything Everything drummer has spoken about how the rising stars create new material.
Devo are to be handed a "very special" synthesizer at this year's MoogFest.
Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven has finished second to Everybody Hurts by REM as the biggest tearjerker for men.
Kylie Minogue wants to record a duet with The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers.
Ne-Yo is afraid to record songs he wrote for sadly passed singer Michael Jackson because he doesn't want people to think he's cashing in.
Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen is planning to continue his long-running music career.
Line 6 DT50 guitar amps have been partly designed by the legendary Reinhold Bogner, who is known for his work with Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai.
Founding member of Megadeth, David Ellefson, returns to Hartke's family of artists.
P. Diddy thinks it is about time British musicians started taking some pride in their country.
JLS, Muse and Cheryl Cole won big at the BT Digital Music awards last night (30.09.10), taking home two trophies each.
Heavy metal bands Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax say they still party as hard as when they last toured together 19 years ago.
Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell isn't getting ''too serious about things'' with the band's new album, which he is planning to make upbeat and return to the group's rock roots.