Bombay Bicycle Club are hard at work on their next album.
Total Guitar magazine giveaway John Lennon inspired guitar rig.
Black Eyed Peas ''check out the scene'' in every city they visit to help inspire them and the sound of their next album.
The Strokes scrapped initial studio recordings for their fourth album to produce it themselves at guitarist Albert Hammond's house in upstate New York.
Musicians looking to create distortion effects on their electric guitar amp have been advised to study the example set by Jimmy Page.
A festival is to be held in honour of a young drummer who passed away in 2007.
Blue Microphones release the second generation of Mikey iPod & iPhone mic.
Audio Technica award Gear4music with a 'Centre of Excellence' status.
System of A Down and Avenged Sevenfold are the first names on the bill for Download 2011.
Lady Gaga has promised her new record, 'Born This Way', will be the "greatest album of this decade".
JLS are learning how to play instruments for the next time they next go on tour, with JB taking up the piano, Marvin on drums and Oritse playing guitar.
Kanye West's 'Watch The Throne' album - recorded with Jay-Z - will be ''real dirty, hardcore stuff'', but also ''luxe and high-class''.
Editors are about to enter the studio to start recording their fourth album, with producer Flood.
Nicola Benedetti is to use her fame to promote the joys of violin playing and classical music.
Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - which he co-wrote - calling it one of the ''worst songs ever''.
Tanglewood guitar packs could make the perfect Christmas present.
Blink 182 are to play three extra shows in the UK next summer.
Coldplay's next record has been partly influenced by the White Rose movement, Chris Martin has revealed.
'Check It Out' hitmaker Nicki Minaj is proud to have made it as a rapper without ever dealing drugs.
Even will.i.am's family call him by his adopted name and he admits he ''can get quite hostile'' if people don't use it.
Ozzy Osbourne has the best house of any rockstar living in Los Angeles, according to the makers of rock film 'Lemmy'.
Glasvegas are to tour Scotland in January as part of their comeback.
Lonnie Mack's Gibson Flying V is one of the most well-known electric guitars in the world, it has been stated.
Simon Le Bon says Duran Duran and Mark Ronson have built up a great relationship while working on the band's new album.
Calvin Harris is giving up singing when he performs live, to concentrate on working with other artists.
Tinchy Stryder is a fan of 'Whip My Hair' hitmaker Willow Smith.
Roland UK will host their first-ever live and interactive webcast tomorrow, Saturday 27th.
The Chemical Brothers and Kasabian have been booked for RockNess 2011.
Miles Kane and Noel Gallagher have been helping each other out in the studio.
Tickets to see Liam Gallagher's new band, Beady Eye, at their six UK dates next March sold out in under half an hour.
Sir Elton John wowed a star-studded audience with an intimate show in London last night (25.11.10) at the city's Union Chapel in Islington, playing his new material alongside his classic hits.
Joy Division bassist Peter Hook is re-recording four of the band's songs with former Happy Mondays singer Rowetta.
Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay thinks ''there's no rock 'n' roll'' to how pop stars party these days.
Paul Weller is determined to ''stretch himself'' lyrically as well as musically on his next album.
Eric Clapton is one of the most influential electric guitar players of all time, a survey has found.
The Drums kicked off their European tour at London's Kentish Town Forum venue last night (24.11.10).
Dandy Warhols guitarist Pete Holmstrom has revealed he owns three Fender Telecasters.
Jeff Klein has written two songs using the Peavey AmpKit, the My Jerusalem star has revealed.
Another podcast from Boss Tone Radio has been made available to internet users.
Willow Smith loves rap as well as pop music, and listens to artists ranging from Miley Cyrus to Tupac Shakur.
Coldplay have narrowed their next album down to 15 songs and according to singer Chris Martin are ''trying some risky things'' with them.
Seven piece folk band Young Rebel Set have a ''gang spirit'', but admit they have come to blows in the past.
Noel Gallagher has started recording his solo album, and one track features The Last Shadow Puppets' Miles Kane on guitar.
Coldplay singer Chris Martin admits he's been ''playing it a bit safe'' for a large part of his life, and has conformed with things he doesn't necessarily agree with.
iTunes users have flocked to download the songs of The Beatles.
Noah and the Whale's new album is scheduled for a March 2011 release.
Electric guitars signed by Muse, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam are being sold to raise money for the family of Andy Kotowicz.
On Saturday 27th November, Roland UK will be broadcasting three live and interactive webcast sessions.
A Fender Stratocaster owned by Eric Clapton has been named as the electric guitar most wanted by British musicians.
Gem Archer has confirmed Beady Eye won't be playing any Oasis tracks when they tour next year.
Axl Rose is suing a computer games company Activision for $20 million for including ex-band mate Slash in 'Guitar Hero III'.
Franz Ferdinand are rumoured to be preparing for a UK live return in December, with a set at the All Tomorrow's Parties Bowlie 2 weekender, curated by Belle and Sebastian.
Scotland's Youth Music Initiative is set to continue following a funding grant.
PJ Harvey's eighth album, 'Let England Shake', will be released on Valentine's Day next year (14.02.11).
Fleet Foxes second album will be ''more personal'', and lead singer Robin Pecknold said the band have worked to ''push themselves'' in every way for its recording.
The Libertines could be on stage together once again, Carl Barat has revealed.
The Specials will go on tour next autumn, it has been confirmed.
Kanye West is ''just a rapper'' according to Quincy Jones, who says he can't compete with him as a producer.
A Michael Jackson impersonator thinks vocals he recorded may have been used on the singer's 'Michael' album.
David Bowie showed U2 singer Bono how to sing beyond his ''man'' voice, and add a feminine touch to his vocals.
John Lydon has postponed recording a new Public Image Ltd album to mourn his stepdaughter, The Slits singer Ari Up, who recently passed away from cancer.
The 606 Jazz Club is to host a special performance by six promising musicians next month.
Manic Street Preachers are planning to release a new album of ''pure indulgence'' called '70s Songs of Hatred and Failure' next year.
Sting needs anxiety to write good songs and finds his creativity is at its best when he's under pressure.
Blink 182 are hoping to bring out their next record in spring 2011, Mark Hoppus has said.
More apps have been developed for use on the Line 6 Midi Mobilizer.
Spending on musical services by local authorities should not be curtailed, an industry organisation has said.
New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys gave a nine man collaborative performance to close the American Music Awards (AMAs) last night (21.11.10), showing fans what they can expect when they tour.
Duffy has revealed she almost quit music because she was disillusioned after promoting her first album.
'Oye Como Va' hitmaker Carlos Santana won't record anything until he's set the ''tempo, feel and groove''.
Synthesizers helped musicians to create their own artistic environment during the 1980s, Martyn Ware has said.
Gibson has launched a year-long electric guitar course.
Beyonce wants to create her own genre of music with the tracks she's writing for her fourth album.
Blink-182 are on schedule to release their next album - their first since 2003 - in April or May next year.
A conference dedicated to acoustic guitars is to be held in London next September.
The legendary guitar playing musician has seen his San Francisco musical instrument warehouse burn down.
Kasabian are to join an impressive line-up at the 2011 Isle of Wight Festival.
Black Eyed Peas new album, 'The Beginning' is a musical journey from the 80s to now.
Daft Punk hope their 'Tron: Legacy' soundtrack will encourage their fans to listen start listening to classical music.
Eminem has compared his former problem with prescription drugs to that of late singer Michael Jackson.
Kasabian singer Tom Meighan has described the development of their songs as like going from seeds to ''giant beanstalks''.
The all-new TC Helicon VoiceTone Singles put the company's powerful vocal effects processing in a single stomp box.
Vocal Effects specialists, TC Electronic, release new range of vocal microphones.
The next generation of TC Helicon's VoiceTone Correct is here in the form of the VoiceTone Correct XT.
Amy Winehouse has announced four comeback concerts in Brazil next January.
Michael Jackson's brother has launched a scathing attack against the singer's record company, the executors of his estate and soon to be released posthumous album 'Michael'.
Playing musical instruments can help children to develop as people, it has been stated.
A talented 15-year-old drummer has been given some tips by a professional musician.
The Beatles have a good chance of dominating the entire top ten of the UK singles chart this Sunday.
Foo Fighters will be joining Pulp and Kings of Leon at the Isle of Wight Festival 2011.
'Perfect Day' singer Susan Boyle feels music is a ''companion'' which has helped her through many different periods of her life.
My Chemical Romance will never have their music played in an elevator, because their tracks divide opinion too much.
An acoustic guitar used by Jimi Hendrix is expected to raise around Â£150,000 at an auction next month.
The Strokes have finished recording their fourth album yesterday (16.11.10), and are hoping to release it in March.
Rihanna wanted Avril Lavigne to sing on the track 'Cheers (Drink To That)' on her latest album, 'Loud'.
Keith Urban has spoken about the special sound created by a Fender Telecaster he has recently been using.
Musicians are being offered the opportunity to win a free scholarship to the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
Akon has defended the release of his single with Michael Jackson saying it will help to keep the star's legacy alive.
Foo Fighters have joined Pulp and Kings of Leon on the line up for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011.
Kings of Leon and Pulp have been booked for next year's Isle of Wight Festival.
Jay-Z has revealed he spoke with the fellow New York rapper The Notorious B.I.G an hour before he was gunned down in 1997.
Goldfrapp have no record deal, after their contract with label EMI ran out in August.
New musical instruments are on the shopping list for one school in Wales.
The Beatles' back catalogue has been made available to buy through iTunes from today (16.11.10).
Young Rebel Set once stayed in a slaughterhouse while on tour in Austria.
Frank Black has reportedly given a generous donation of £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep London venue the 100 Club open.
More brands have been confirmed for the London Bass Guitar Show.
Indie band The Coral are bringing out an acoustic edition of Butterfly House in December.
Katy Perry admits she still gets nervous performing in front of large crowds and says she often feels sick before going on stage.
Pulp have been announced as headliners of the Isle Of Wight festival in the UK next June, alongside Kings Of Leon.
Blur could be pulling out their electric guitars again early next year.
Nicki Minaj says her second collaboration with Rihanna 'Fly' is an ''empowering'' track which deals with facing adversity.
Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister will be a ''legendary'' musician no matter how much he drinks.
A unique electric guitar was on display at the Classic Rock Awards in London.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich thinks his life is a ''little too healthy'' for that of a normal heavy metal star.
Richard Hawley has released the final two of the whisky-inspired tracks from his 'Dufftown Songs' set.
M.I.A. said she makes music to push the boundaries of her own creativity, rather than please anyone else, and thinks her record label may have ''forgot what it felt like to be punk.''
Lars Ulrich has said Metallica are looking to get back into the studio in spring 2011.
Stars such as Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton have successfully used fuzz pedals to enhance their music in the past.
John Paul Jones has hinted that he may be bringing his bass guitar to the Foo Fighters' UK shows next summer.
Usher has invited 'Promise This' singer Cheryl Cole to sing at his London concerts next February, promising he'll take her out on a date afterward if she agrees.
Damon Albarn has revealed he has had discussions with the other members of Blur about reuniting in January 2011.
Deftones singer Chino Moreno reckons he's as good as two emo band singers because of his expressive vocal range.
Suede's former guitarist Bernard Butler planned to come the band's reunion in March and throw peanuts at them.
Iron Maiden bass guitarist Steve Harris has said he is already looking forward to the band's UK dates next year.
Moog Taurus 3 bass pedals are up for a TEC award.
Bryan Adams has joined The Who, Jeff Beck and Debbie Harry on the bill of the KILLING Cancer charity show.
Chipmunk has given his tips on writing rhymes to school kids, to encourage them to take up rap.
Guns N' Roses are getting ready to record the follow up to 'Chinese Democracy', and DJ Ashba said he is ''excited'' about the ideas Axl Rose has for the next record.
Third-party hardware-compatible Pro Tools 9 is announced.
A famous Fender Stratocaster once used by Jimi Hendrix has been played by Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Novation representatives are to tour the country later this month.
Michael Jackson stated he wanted his comeback single to be 'Hold My Hand', a duet he recorded with Akon in 2007.
The Who and Blondie's Debbie Harry will play at a KILLING Cancer charity show next year.
Youngsters across the UK are to be given the opportunity to learn how to play the piano by a Yamaha representative.
Damon Albarn has been recording the new Gorillaz album while touring the US and said it will sound like an ''English voice put through the vocoder of America''.
Geezer Butler wants the original line up of Black Sabbath to perform one final tour.
The Fender Blacktop HH Jaguar electric guitar has been highly praised by a professional musician.
More than two million people are now making use of an iPhone app from Gibson.
Carl Barat is to go on another solo tour of the UK in early 2011.
Professor Green gave up smoking because it was affecting his voice to the point where he was ''spitting blood'' after he came offstage.
The White Stripes are ready to get back together and head into the studio to record their seventh album.
Keith Richards reportedly threatened a Swedish journalist and hit him on the head yesterday (09.11.10) for giving the Rolling Stones a bad review.
A number of Squier bass guitars have been praised by a specialist magazine.
Alan McGee has predicted Oasis will get back together.
The Birmingham Guitar Show will be held in February 2011.
Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye released their debut track 'Bring The Light' as a free download today (10.11.10).
Eric Clapton's 'Beano' Les Paul guitar is to be remade by Gibson.
Britney Spears is recording a ''big big big'' new song this week with producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke .
Metallica are planning to start writing their next album - the follow up to 2008s 'Death Magnetic' in 2011.
Julian Lloyd Webber has spoken about his intimate connection with the cello.
Changing the pickups on an electric guitar can make a considerable difference to its sound, it has been advised.
Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye will release their debut track 'Bring The Light' as a free download at 10am tomorrow (10.11.10).
Coldplay have announced a pair of 'hidden' and 'intimate' Christmas shows in Newcastle and Liverpool, UK.
Skier Graham Bell has spoken of his admiration for Gibson guitars.
Jack White and Norah Jones have sung for Danger Mouse's new project.
Korg has announced Bonus Sample Packs 1 & 2 for the microSAMPLER keyboard.
Yamaha Clavinova digital pianos offer users "sheer performance and luxury", a company official has explained.
The latest evolution of Cakewalk's professional DAW software Sonar is announced.
La Roux's Elly Jackson has lost her camera filled with photographs of drunken nights out with her pal Lily Allen, which she took in Dublin.
Nicki Minaj was surprised by how ''involved'' Eminem was with her track 'Roman's Revenge' - which the rap star appears on.
Andrew Sheridan is back playing international rugby and the guitar again following an intensive rehab programme.
Pulp will reform to play a number of shows next year.
Liam Gallagher's new band, Beady Eye, have released the first glimpse of their music online in a 21 second video clip.
The image of Frank Zappa has been included on a custom-made Fender Stratocaster that is being used by his son.
J Mascis has recorded a solo album on his acoustic guitar.
James Blunt has said he loves the songwriting process.
Kesha won the Best New Act prize at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in Madrid, Spain, last night (07.11.10), but Lady Gaga was the big winner with three accolades.
Metallica say The Kinks' track 'You Really Got Me' ''chose them'' when they were asked to record one of the band's songs for an album.
My Chemical Romance prepare for each of their concerts by getting together with their road crew and giving each other high fives.
Yamaha musical instruments have been used on the latest Jamiroquai album.
Dave Grohl is a master of the drums and the electric guitar, it has been said.
A new Michael Jackson album, 'Michael', which features unreleased recordings by the star, will be released next month.
Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay has blasted modern pop music and Lady Gaga, saying he quit the music industry because stars were manipulated by record labels.
Specially-created bass guitars are to be displayed by Joy Division star Peter Hook.
Line 6 have been heavily featured in the UK press of late thanks to their latest array of new products.
Arcade Fire are planning more live dates earlier next year, Will Butler has revealed.
Rolling Stones could tour again in 2011, Keith Richards has said.
Cheryl Cole is set to sign a £6 million US record deal after meeting with top executives from Universal in Los Angeles.
Rap mogul Jay-Z wants to hold talks with UK rapper Tinie Tempah about signing him in the US.
Nelly wants people to think of his latest album, '5.0', as like American 5.0 Mustang muscle car.
Aerosmith are planning to mark their 40th anniversary by recording an ''old-school'' album, reminiscent of their 70s heyday.
REM are gearing up for the release of their next album in 2011.
Marilyn Manson is making a ''punk rock'' album, which sees him reunited with former bass player Twiggy Ramirez.
Lil Wayne has been released from jail after completing his eight month firearms sentence at New York's Riker's Island jail
The value of the music industry to the UK is to be examined in a new report.
Leading pro audio and studio electronics manufacturer, Alesis, announce the release of the new DM7 USB Kit.
An Epiphone Casino was employed to come up with the memorable sound of How Soon is Now? by The Smiths.
It is important that advanced guitarists maintain their dedication to practice, a teacher has said.
Kings of Leon are to play in Hyde Park on two successive nights next year.
Akon used to pretend he was a prince while he was at school in a bid to attract girls.
R.E.M's latest album, 'Collapse Into Now', features Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Peaches singing.
Lady Gaga's rider includes a range of snacks, including a whole chicken and a small plate of ''non smelly, non sweaty'' cheese.
Dave Grohl has been urged to write some ''silly'' songs which ''mean nothing'' for the new Foo Fighters album.
Musicians who want to be successful have to think about how they can maximise the potential of their instruments, a singer-songwriter has said.
Legendary amp manufacturer Vox have released a limited 'Vintage Red' edition of their classic AC15C1 tube combo amp.
Audio-Technica are to lend support to this year's 2010 Art of Record Production conference
Damon Albarn is working on a number of projects at the moment, including a new supergroup with Tony Allen and Flea.
Cee Lo Green admits he's a lover of cats and that he talks to them.
The View's Kyle Falconer likes touring with Mark Ronson because he gets given clean boxer shorts and to ride on his luxury tour bus.
Peter Andre's next single, 'Mercy On Me', appears to be about his ex-wife, Katie Price.
Line 6 are giving away a free FBV Express MKII with every Spider IV 75, Spider IV 120 and Spider IV 150 combo amps from now until 2011.
Studio Monitor experts KRK announce the KNS-6400 and KNS-8400 Studio Headphones
A metronome and a tuner should be on the shopping list of anyone who has just purchased an electric guitar for the first time, an expert has recommended.
The Belcat DLY-503 Analog Delay features in Guitar & Bass Magazine's round up of the best effects pedals of 2010.
Mystery Jets are getting their acoustic guitars out for charity.
Meshuggah have contributed to an add-on pack for the Toontrack EZ Drummer software.
Quincy Jones will never get over the death of Michael Jackson and still feels guilt that he never met with him before his death in June 2009.
Rivers Cuomo once thought he ''could have been'' Puccini in a previous life, when he was writing songs for Weezer's second album 'Pinkerton'.
Damon Albarn has plans to record a ''proper ballad record'', as a solo album in the future.
A new orchestral phenomenon is going to hit the streets of London at some point this week.
Nitin Sawhney has spoken about his life in music.
Rihanna and Katy Perry have recorded together, but the results will not be released on Rihanna's latest album.
Adele was ''more aware of my own flaws'' as well as ''more honest'' and ''more forgiving'' when she made her second album, '21'.
A London museum offers a good opportunity for people to see if they enjoy playing the guitar or drums, a journalist has explained.
Electro-Pop outfit Passion Pit on tour with Shure's channel 38 Ready PSM900 In-Ear Monitors.
John Lennon is to feature on a new commemorative coin following a public vote.
Paloma Faith is in need of a new guitarist.
Sir Tom Jones received a lifetime award for his contribution to the music industry at the Music Industry Trusts' Award last night (01.11.10).
Lil Wayne's record company is trying to line him up with a special plane to record new raps while on his way home from jail.
Mary J. Blige feels she owes it to her fans to always be open and honest in her songs, and that she has a ''responsibility to God.''
'You're Beautiful' singer James Blunt found fame difficult to come to terms with because he ''wanted to put out music, and be a private person''.
More children should be given access to musical instruments, it has been claimed.
Death Cab for Cutie are taking a new approach for their next album.
Kings Of Leon worried for the future of the group when lead singer Caleb Followill unveiled the track 'The End' to them.
Elton John doesn't want to write pop music anymore, or to compete with today's chart stars.
Dave Grohl has been using the same guitar for songwriting since the mid-1990s, he has revealed.
Simon Pegg has reminisced about the time he got to play the drums with Echo and the Bunnymen.
Bruce Foxton's bass guitar playing has been commended by Paul Weller.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl does the housework before recording his band's latest album in his garage.
Garbage are working on a new album, their first since 2005's 'Bleed Like Me'.
N-Dubz have given up tracksuits for cardigans in a bid to become more fashionable.
A previously unreleased duet between Johnny Cash and Ray Charles, 'Why Me, Lord?' , has been discovered.