The band that emerged from Oasis is set to tour this year.
The TD-4K2 is a good option for those looking to improve their drumming skills.
Bon Jovi have revealed they will take a break of at least two years when their current world tour ends but guitarist Richie Sambora has assured fans it won't be a permanent split.
Florence Welch has revealed the new Florence and the Machine album is inspired by light and the ''intensity'' of heaven and hell.
The drummer with Kings of Leon has to rest for three months.
Aerosmith are making their first album since 2004.
John Barry, composer of the music of 11 'James Bond' films - has died of a heart attack aged 77.
KT Tunstall hides her gold discs in a cupboard in Scotland because she feels uncomfortable putting them on display.
White Lies aim for their live shows to sound even better than their records, to give their fans a different experience of the group.
The band will be playing, along with My Chemical Romance.
The band are set to go back into the studio for their 19th album.
Bob Geldof doesn't think he will sell any copies of his new album, ironically titled 'How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell'.
James Blunt once ended up helping dress Elton John for one of his concerts in the US.
The members of Bon Jovi may have some time to themselves once the Circle tour is complete.
Oranges new OPC guitar amp was used by endorsed electric guitarist Tiago Della Vega to break the world's fastest guitarist record.
The guitar is new to the Vox range.
Nicki Minaj says Drake ''does what she tells him to do'' -which is why he appeared in her latest music video as her love interest.
Alice Cooper has blasted Robert Plant for playing ''folk music'' instead of reforming Led Zeppelin to sing rock songs.
PJ Harvey aims to be a ''war songwriter'', after realising people are branded war poets and war artists, but not composers.
Katy Perry's upcoming world tour will be a ''sweet and shocking'' mix but ''not in a sexual way''.
The Strokes' guitarist Nick Valensi admits there are ''undertones of hostility and resentment'' in The Strokes and believes fans will be disappointed by their new album.
The band are set to follow-up their debut with Pala.
The group members still have to face hostility from each other, it has been claimed.
Johnny Borrell is now the only original member left in the band Razorlight.
Rihanna has been snubbed by drum and bass duo Chase And Status, after they chose not to include her on their new album.
Sir Elton John has blasted 'idiot' record company bosses for caring more about music sales than their artists' welfare.
Guitars made by Vintage have a keen following in Nashville.
Glasvegas feel very protective of their new female drummer, Jonna Pofrgren, and even threatened to ''break the legs'' of anyone who looks at her.
'Do It Like A Dude' singer Jessie J has revealed she been approached by Simon Cowell about working together.
Florence Welch sings loudly when she performs because she spent so long in clubs trying to get the attention of the patrons.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed his band and fellow Big Four groups Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax have decided to only play one US gig to avoid overstaying their welcome with fans.
Bernard Butler has expressed his admiration for Universal Audio UAD-2 music software.
Young musicians who have overcome adversity have played a concert for Prince Harry.
Kasabian will be previewing their new material around the country in April and May.
Gibson is remaking two of its classic electric guitars.
50 Cent has lined up a host of big name producers including Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, Alex Da Kid and Boi-1da for his 'Black Magic' album, set for release this summer.
Kasabian are to debut material from their forthcoming album on an ''intimate'' tour this spring.
Jennifer Lopez feels like she has an emotional connection to her new dance track 'On the Floor'.
The Kills ''learned a lot'' from Jack White about recording their ''bigger sounding'' new album, 'Blood Pressures'.
A total of 20 new acts have been confirmed for Download 2011.
Beyonce Knowles has collaborated with Brooklyn-based noise pop duo Sleigh Bells on tracks which could appear on her as-yet- untitled fourth solo album.
Queen guitarist Brian May has revealed late frontman Freddie Mercury wrote Queen's most famous hit 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on the back of a phone book.
Foals, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys have been shortlisted for various NME Awards.
An acoustic guitar has been autographed by Frank Turner to help Support Your Bowel.
Making a good first impression is vital for electric guitar players looking to earn a professional job.
Arcade Fire and Foals lead the 2011 Shockwave NME Awards with four and five nominations respectively.
Van Halen are recording with original lead singer David Lee Roth for the first time in 27 years.
Suede singer Brett Anderson has admitted he has ''some regrets'' about the reaction to the band's last album, 'A New Morning', in 2002.
Adele joked Jay-Z ''smells like money'' when she met him at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Arctic Monkeys are staying in a Hollywood mansion as they work on the follow-up to Humbug.
Nicki Minaj says she surrounds herself with male rap peers who are ''lyrical beasts'' that have taught her to be tough in her rapping.
David Guetta is looking forward to the ''challenge'' of producing U2, and says he's ''honoured'' to have been approached to work with them .
Piano player James Rhodes has spoken about his desire to break down the barrier between performers and the audience in the world of classical music.
New versions of Mapex Black Panther drum kits have been manufactured.
Kanye West wants to release two albums - 'Watch The Throne' with Jay-Z and his next solo album - before the end of the summer.
Arctic Monkeys are paying £30,000 rent to stay in a £3 million mansion in Hollywood Hills while they record their new album.
Fender G-Dec 3 Thirty guitar amps made specially for blues, metal and country musicians have been designed.
White Lies say people assume they are boring because they keep their private lives out of the public eye.
Bruno Mars is grateful his initial record, signed when he was just 18, didn't work out.
Next month's Grammy Awards will include a performance by Muse.
A number of new exhibitors have been confirmed for the Birmingham Guitar Show, including Yamaha, Korg and Line 6.
TC Electronic received TEC Awards for the PolyTune tuner pedal and the signal processing flagship, System 6000 MKII at this years NAMM.
Avril Lavigne doesn't feel like she has missed out on any part of life, and reckons she had a normal teenage upbringing.
Nicole Scherzinger ''wasn't sure'' what she was signing up for when she agreed to become the main singer for the Pussycat Dolls.
Diago announce the pedal sized guitar amp head 'Little Smasher' with 5 watts ideal for small gigs, studio and home use.
Arcade Fire could be playing a special gig in London this summer.
Launched at NAMM 2011 the Tempest professional drum machine is the result of a collaboration between Roger Linn and Dave Smith, that generates its sounds using Dave Smiths powerful, highly-acclaimed analog synthesis voices.
Renowned cymbal manufacturer Zildjian have been awarded the 'best in show' award at this years NAMM show for its revolutionary Gen16 acoustic electric cymbals.
Gibson electric guitars have been favoured by The Edge over the course of his career.
Justin Bieber's co-writer Sean ''The Pen'' Garrett has revealed that the teen singer's next album will be inspired by Justin Timberlake.
Gary Barlow was serenaded by a crowd wearing masks of his own face and joined onstage by Take That and Chris Martin during his ''emotional'' 40th birthday concert last night (20.01.11).
Alexandra Burke is working on a new sound for her second album, which she is halfway through recording.
The White Stripes singer Jack White never plans his career from one day to the next.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is to play a concert in support of Amnesty International next week.
Usher and Justin Bieber are teaming up with Jayden Smith for a performance at the Grammy awards.
P. Diddy claims he never wins any fights he has with his Dirty Money bandmates, Dawn and Kalenna.
Panic at the Disco have announced details of their new record.
Busking was a great way for KT Tunstall to make herself better at playing the acoustic guitar.
The musical abilities of Bob Dylan are to be celebrated in a tribute concert next week.
Led Zeppelin fans can purchase a new iPhone app dedicated to the band.
Lily Allen's 'In The Name Of' record label has been awarded financial backing from music giant Sony.
Kanye West talked Kim Kardashian into recording her debut pop song, 'Turn It Up'.
Bruno Mars admits he is ''in awe'' of Alicia Keys and would love to collaborate with her.
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington will start the bands US tour injured, but has vowed not to let it affect his performance.
The Strokes are planning to call their next record Angles.
Stevie Wonder has helped to launch the Korg Kronos music workstation.
Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has revealed he died and came back to life on an operating table last year.
The Kaiser Chiefs and Tinchy Stryder are to contribute to next month's BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass.
The Enemy are due to head into the studio to begin recording their third album.
Jeff Beck's musical tribute to Les Paul is coming out on DVD.
Kanye West, Arcade fire, The Strokes and Kings Of Leon have been announced as headliners for California's Coachella festival 2011.
The Strokes admit they are ''like a house of cards'', and have a fragile relationship as a band.
Bjork is halfway through recording her seventh album in Iceland, but won't say too much about it because she is ''very superstitious''.
Lauryn Hill has left fans ''confused'' and ''underwhelmed'' on her present US tour, by playing unrecongisable versions of her hits.
Foo Fighters are to play in London next month.
50 Cent says he feels his new album is ''80 percent'' complete, only a week after he revealed he's put a whole other album's worth of material ''in the vault''.
Kings Of Leon have rescheduled their show at London's The O2, which was originally planned for December but cancelled after a fire at the venue.
Howling Bells have been in the studio with Killers star Mark Stoermer.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Telecaster Fender have released a number of limited edition Telebration instruments.
Vox Series 22 electric guitars were on display at the recent NAMM conference.
Korg announce the nanoSERIES2; three compact and convenient USB-MIDI controller models consisting of the nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2 to be launched at this years NAMM.
Focusrite released the revolutionary VRM monitoring box at NAMM 2011 - here they talk us through what's so special about the VRM box.
At NAMM 2011 Fender expanded their acclaimed G-Dec 3 Thirty practice amp range. We caught up with Product Manager Neil Witcher who showed us the three genre-specific FSR (Factory Special Run) versions tailor-made for blues, metal and country guitarists.
Avid demonstrate their widely anticipated M-Audio Venom Synth at NAMM 2011.
A large number of artists made their way to the Fender Showcase event recently.
Highly regarded bass amp manufacturer Ashdown show us their new range of innovative bass amps.
Samson's have unveiled a universal solution for recording music on your computer, the Meteor mic at this years NAMM.
Announced in April 2010, the OPC Music Computer drew a lot of attention at NAMM 2011 - Gear4music.com got an exclusive demo of the new machine.
At NAMM electronic music manufacturer Novation announced the Golden Ticket Giveaway - here they let us know what you can win!
Behringer announce a new addition to the XENX mixer family in the form of the new XENYX 302USB ultra compact mixer at this years NAMM.
British amplifier manufacturer Hayden launched a number of new guitar amps at NAMM 2011 - here they talk us through them.
Behringer have announced details of the new and affordable P16 personal monitoring system at this years NAMM.
TC-Helicon talk through the newly announced VoiceTone Singles range ? four vocal processing pedals, each with a single mission.
NAMM 2011 saw Korg release a huge update to their popular PA range of professional arranger workstation keyboards; the PA3X.
Yamaha has produced five special versions of the Yamaha RGX A2 guitar.
At NAMM 2011 Alesis launched a raft of new electronic percussion instruments. Dan Rayman of Alesis US talked us through their new gear.
Amp manufacturer Bugera has announced details of its new INFINIUM valve life multiplier technology at this years NAMM.
Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has revealed the band's next album will be a blues inspired one that will get fans dancing.
P. Diddy turned his Dirty Money bandmates into ''monsters'', putting them through a ''boot camp'' to become part of the group.
Gaz Coombes reckons Noel Gallagher's forthcoming debut solo album will be more challenging than his brother's new band, Beady Eye.
Bruno Mars is planning to buy a house in the UK, after he scored his second number one single with Grenade at the weekend.
Ian Brown has lent his support to a musical scholarship being offered by the School of Sound Recording.
Renowned microphone manufacturer Audio-Technica have released details about their new AT2022 X/Y stereo condenser microphone being launched at this years NAMM.
The latest offering from Peavey could appeal to guitarists favouring a variety of sounds.
Shure have announced new headphones and in ear personal monitoring systems being launched at this years NAMM.
Adele called her second album '21' because she wanted to be ''honest rather than trying to be clever''.
Blur will ''definitely'' get back together this year according to drummer Dave Rowntree.
Renowned Bass Amp Manufacturer Hartke announce details of the new Kilo bass amps being launched at this years NAMM.
Drummers looking to add to their kit might find the new range of Alesis multi drum pads is flexible.
Zoom have announced details of two new guitar pedals the G3 Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal and the G2.1DM Dave Mustain Signature pedal at this years NAMM.
Yamaha is updating its APX and CPX electro-acoustic guitar models.
Line 6, industry leaders in digital technology for musicians, performers and audio professionals, announced the expansion of its XD-V line of digital wireless microphone systems at this years NAMM.
Renowned manufacturer Peavey debuts the Composite Acoustics line of premium carbon fiber acoustic guitars at this years NAMM.
Renowned guitar amp manufacturer Blackstar has announced new additions to the already popular Series One amp range at this years NAMM.
Details of the new Korg Kaoss Pad Quad have been released.
Chic guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers has revealed he has been fighting cancer since October.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won a Golden Globe last night for their work on 'The Social Network' soundtrack.
Cee Lo Green, Adele, Arcade Fire, and Mumford And Sons have been confirmed to perform at the BRIT Awards.
Elbow have revealed their new album 'Build a Rocket Boys' moves their sound back towards that of heir debut.
Mark Ronson wanted to make an album with Black Lips because they both like ''spooky, warbly and eerie and ghostly'' sounds.
Yamaha has taken the opportunity to show off a new drum kit at NAMM 2011.
One of NAMM's biggest announcements has been Akai's range of analog effects pedals - they talk us through them here.
Leading beat boxer DubFX demonstrates the new Boss RC-30 looper to devastating effect.
Korg have announced the revolutionary Kronos synth workstation at NAMM 2011, and they gave Gear4music.com a demonstration.
Yamaha talk us through the details of new DSR speakers including DSR112, DSR115, DSR215 and DSR118W at this year's NAMM 2011.
Jackson is to work with David Ellefson on its bass guitar designs
Leading British bass amp manufacturer Ashdown has released a stack of new bass gear.
Respected guitar amp manufacturer Hayden has announced a raft of new MoFo amps at NAMM 2011.
Focusrite have launched a revolutionary product that allows studio quality monitoring in a highly portable format.
Renowned Canadian cymbal manufacturer Sabian have released details of new AAX OMNI cymbals being launched at this years NAMM.
Renowned Canadian cymbal manufacturer Sabian have released details of new Holy China cymbals being launched at this years NAMM.
Renowned Canadian cymbal manufacturer Sabian have released details of new B8 Pro cymbals being launched at this years NAMM.
Renowned manufacturer Korg has released details of the new Pandora Mini Personal Effect Processor at this years NAMM 2011.
Korg have announced an addition to the Wavedrum family in the Wavedrum Oriental dynamic percussion synthesizer, launched at this years NAMM 2011.
Daniel Bedingfield has performed for charity.
The Veronicas singer Jessie Jessica Origliasso is caught up in the current Australian floods in Brisbane.
La Roux says she has changed her voice and the way she singes for the band's second album.
Renowned manufacturer Peavey announce new PV 115D & PV 215D Powered Enclosures at this years NAMM.
Renowned Guitar Amp Manufacturer Peavey announces the new Triple XXX II three-channel, 120-watt guitar amplifier at this years NAMM.
Renowned Guitar Manufacturer announces the new Xport USB Guitar Interface at this years NAMM.
Renowned Guitar Amp Manufacturer Peavey announces the new TransTube Special 212 Combo Amplifier at this years NAMM.
Statues of Slash and Lemmy may be erected in Staffordshire.
Renowned Guitar Amp Manufacturer Peavey Announces New ReValver MK III.V Amplifier Modeling Software at this years NAMM.
The nominees for the Brit Awards 2011 have been announced.
Renowned guitar manufacturer Vox have announced the launches of new Virage II, Series 77, Series 55, Series 33 and Series 22 electric guitars to add to their growing electric guitar catalogue at this years NAMM.
Renowned guitar amp manufacturer Vox have announced details of the new Dynamic Looper Pedal at this years NAMM.
Musicians can make effective use of distortion pedals, a Gibson commentator has suggested.
Casio unveil new CTK and WK music keyboards
Renowned guitar amp manufacturer Vox have teamed up with legendary American boutique amp designer Tony Bruno to create the new TB35C1 & TB35C2 guitar amplifiers being launched at this years NAMM.
Renowned Guitar Amp Manufacturer release the newest member of the VOX Night Train family: the Night Train 50 at this years NAMM.
A poll has shown that London's The O2 is the biggest-selling music venue in the world - beating New York's Madison Square Garden by over 50 per cent.
Adele thinks she has ''saved'' Bob Dylan with her cover of 'Make You Feel My Love'.
Jessie J's debut album, 'Who You Are', will be eclectic and give ''a very honest impression'' of her.
Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell says the band's new album will be inspired by Muse and Radiohead.
Drake says The xx's Jamie Smith is ''one of the most exciting producers'' he's heard, and has confirmed he is also working with Florence And The Machine.
Leading software manufacturer Steinberg has announced Cubase 6, taking the already popular DAW even further forward.
Leading pro-audio specialists Avid have released the M-Audio Venom Synth.
Frank Turner has updated his followers about the progress of his next record.
Billie Joe Armstrong may be making his way to the big screen with the rest of the cast from the American Idiot musical.
Yamaha Drums announce new kits at Winter NAMM 2011
Yamaha add YSS-82Z and YSS-82ZR to Custom Z Soprano line
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland have announced details of two new modules, the new BK-7m backing module and the VIMA JM-5 entertainment module.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of new Cube XL Bass Amps to be launched at this years NAMM.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of new CY-12C V-Cymbal Crash and KD-9 Kick Pad electronic drum pads.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of two new audio interfaces the DUO-CAPTURE USB audio interface and TRI-CAPTURE USB interface at this years NAMM.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of the Roland GR-55, a revolutionary guitar synthesizer at this years NAMM.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of two new loop pedals the RC-3 and RC-30 loop stations at this years NAMM.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of a new stage piano the RD-300NX at this years NAMM.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of a new upgrade for the TD-4 electronic drum kits with the TD-4K2 & TD-4KX2 being released at this years NAMM.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of a new upgrade for the TD-9 electronic drum kits with the TD-9K2 & TD-9KX2 being released at this years NAMM.
Renowned Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has announced details of a new USB Midi Interface the UM-ONE at this years NAMM.
Renowned electronic musical instruments manufacturer Korg have announced details of a new dynamic effects processor the Kaoss quad pad at this year NAMM.
Korg KRONOS Music Workstation unveiled at NAMM 2011
Korg have announced microPIANO Digital Piano at NAMM 2011
Electrovoice have announced details of the RE320 Dynamic Microphone at this years NAMM.
Electrovoice have announced details of the new R300 Wireless Microphone System at this years NAMM.
Electrovoice have announced details of the new Live X series of loudspeakers at this years NAMM.
Renowned drums and percussion manufacturer have released details of a new drum and bell kit bein released in as well as an innovative Maracabasa.
Renowned drum manufacturer Peal have released details of new maple and birch drum kits as part of the popular vision series at this years NAMM.
Gear4music.com is in Anaheim, California to bring you the latest action from NAMM 2011 - let's hit the show!
50 Cent has confirmed his 'Black Magic' album is consigned to ''the vault'' saying he only made it ''recreationally''.
Tinie Tempah is giving his trademark Ray Ban sunglasses, which he wore in the video for his track 'Pass Out' away to a fan.
The man who attacked Professor Green with a broken glass bottle - leaving him with a six-inch scar on his neck - has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
sE Electronics announce new Egg studio monitors
Coldplay want to deliver a "masterpiece" with their next record.
Acoustic guitar player Bobby Long has spoken about his musical inspirations.
Yamaha announce updates to APX and CPX Acoustic Guitars
Radiohead's OK Computer is acting as the inspiration for Kasabian's new album.
Renowned Bass Amp Manufacturer Ampeg has announced the new Portaflex series bass head and cabinets at this years NAMM.
Renowned Bass Amp Manufacturer Ampeg has announced details of two new bass combo amps the BA-108 and BA-110 at this years NAMM.
Arturia introduce Spark software/hardware hybrid Drum Machine
Renowned Cymbal manufacturer Zildjian have announced details of a groundbreaking acoustic-electric cymbal the Gen16 at this years NAMM.
Behringer iNUKE Power Amps - Featherweight Amplifiers Pack Massive Power
Renowned American speaker manufacturer Mackie have released details of two reference monitors the new TH-12A Powered Loudspeaker at this years NAMM.
Renowned American speaker manufacturer Mackie have released details of two reference monitors the MR5mk2 and MR8mk2 at this years NAMM.
Samson release Auro D12 & D15 Passive Speakers and D1800 Subwoofer
Electric guitar manufacturer Vintage has released details of the new V100AFD Paradise Electric Guitar at this years NAMM.
Roland's new product lines are to go on display at NAMM.
This year's BRIT Awards will be presented by James Corden- who thinks he will do a better job than when he last presented them alongside Mat Horne and Kylie Minogue in 2009.
Eminem, Katy Perry and Arcade fire have been confirmed to perform at this year's Grammy awards, held in Los Angeles next month.
British singer Adele has credited former republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin with helping her to become successful in America.
Beady Eye claim there is not one ''clanger'' - or bad track - on their debut album.
Danish audio equipment manufacturer TC Electronic announce details of new mind blowing guitar effect pedals at this years NAMM.
Danish audio equipment manufacturer TC Electronic announce details of new overdrive and distortion pedals at this years NAMM.
Danish audio equipment manufacturer TC Electronic announce details of Blacksmith bass amp at this years NAMM.
A collection of images showcasing what famous drummers see on stage has been published.
Alesis add 16-channel MulitMix 16 USB FX to USB mixer series
Alesis announce new iO4 24-Bit Audio Interface
Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces the new EIE I/O premium audio interface and USB hub.
Numark unveils new iM9 DJ Mixer with iPod dock
Akai Professional have released details of ten new analogue guitar pedals to be launched at this years NAMM.
Akai professional has released details of new professional studio monitors the RPM3 monitors at this years NAMM.
Renowned electronic musical instruments manufacturer Alesis have announced details of two new DM8 electronic drum kits to be launched at this years NAMM.
Two Door Cinema Club have said they prefer to have a drum machine in the studio.
Lady Gaga has confirmed she will perform at the Grammy awards in February, where she is expected to unveil her new single 'Born This way'.
R.E.M's new album, 'Collapse Into Now', ''sounds really classic'' and will be ''beautiful and heartbreaking'' according to guitarist Peter Buck.
Nas says he feels Kanye West has kept hip-hop alive by ''entertaining all audiences'' while staying tru to his musical roots.
Leading high end guitar maker PRS introduces 53/10 pickups, phase III tuners, V12 finish and an adjustable bridge.
The new album from The Strokes will come out in the latter half of March.
The qualities of the Fender Stratocaster have been praised by Ana Popovic.
Arctic Monkeys are in Los Angeles to work on their next record.
The Jackson 5 are set to team up with Sir Cliff Richard on a new album produced by David Gest.
Muse fear their impressive live light show could end up blinding them.
Blue release new multi-pattern Reactor microphone
Kanye West reportedly wanted the cover of his 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' album - which shows a caricature of him next to white female with wings and a tail - to be banned.
Britney Spears has thanked fans for their overwhelming support for her 'Hold It Against Me' single - which has already gone to number one in the iTunes chart.
Rock music still has a healthy future despite declining single sales, a columnist has stated.
Renowned British guitar amp manufacturer Orange Amps have released details of the new TH100 head being launched at this years NAMM.
A new film about the Oxford music scene is due to be released.
Steven Tyler hopes Aerosmith will have a recorded their 15th studio album and have it released before the end of the year.
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong wants to work on another musical following the success of the band's 'American Idiot', which opened last year.
It is possible to find out how musical you are by taking a new BBC test.
The Gibson Les Paul electric guitar appeals to Slash for a number of reasons.
Bjork held a three day karaoke marathon over the weekend in protest over a takeover of an Icelandic energy company.
Drummer and guitarist Dave Grohl is to be given a special prize at the NME Awards.
Supergrass split up via email because they weren't ''connecting'' and didn't want to create an album they felt was ''mediocre''.
PJ Harvey spent two years writing only words in preparation for her new album, 'Let England Shake'.
Manic Street Preachers enjoyed working with some of their heroes while recording Postcards From a Young Man.
Frank Turner is in the studio for the opening day of work on his fourth solo record.
Renowned German synth manufacturer Access has revealed details about their last special edition Virus TI WhiteOut synth at this years NAMM.
Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch has clarified he is still undergoing treatment for cancer, but thanked fans for the ''positive energy'' they have been sending him.
Drake is set to collaborate with Florence and the Machine, following her surprise appearance at his concert in London on Saturday (08.01.11).
Guitar manufacturer Epiphone has announced that they are re-issuing the classic Nighthawk Custom electric guitar at this years NAMM.
A new Gibson acoustic guitar has been developed by Jackson Browne.
Renowned music manufacturer Novation has released details of a golden ticket competition they are launching at this years NAMM.
The bass guitar player in The Mars Volta is impressed with his new Fender Squier.
Renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste have released details about new Paiste Alpha Swiss crash cymbals to be launched at this years NAMM.
Renowned Swiss cymbal maker Paiste have announced the return of its legendary 602 series cymbals at this years NAMM.
Footage of Radiohead's charity gig for Haiti is being released.
The late Michael Jackson wanted to work with Cheryl Cole, according to their mutual friend will.i.am.
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are planning to move in together, while the former made chart history in the UK with her 'What's My Name' single yesterday (09.01.11).
Jason Derulo once autographed a baby's forehead after the child's mother ''begged'' him to do it.
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has tried his hand at composing a film score.
Paul McCartney has been lined up to play at the Royal Wedding reception.
Kimberly Wyatt says leaving Pussycat Dolls was the ''hardest decision'' she ever made in her career so far.
Coldplay's said their fifth album is a ''thinly veiled account of what happens within the group'' and may give insight into their inner workings.
Renowned pro audio manufacturer Behringer has released details of five new DJ mixers as part of the NOX series to be launched at this years NAMM.
Linkin Park, Duran Duran and Rumer will all play at this July's iTunes Festival.
Orange unveil Tiny Terror TB300C & TB500C Bass Combo Amps
Acclaimed manufacturer Fostex have announced the launch of the unique TH Series headphones at this years NAMM show.
Pearl Jam are planning a series of special events to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
German audio specialists Bayedynamic has revealed details about its new DT 1350 professional monitoring headphones with Tesla technology being launched at this years NAMM show.
World renowned speaker manufacturer Celestion have collaborated with George Lynch to create the signature G12-50GL ?Lynchback?.
MOTU release 828mk3 Hybrid FireWire & USB Audio Interface
Jimmy Page has a long-running history with Gibson Les Paul guitars.
Yamaha announce details of new DSR speakers including DSR112, DSR115, DSR215 and DSR118W at this years NAMM 2011.
Jessie J wrote her debut single 'Do It Like A Dude' as ''a joke song'' in reaction to the bling heavy videos she was seeing on TV at the time.
Adele doesn't like British stars who rap over ''Swedish dance music'', and prefers to take a more ''organic'' stance to music making.
IK announce iRig Mic: The first handheld Mic for the iPhone
Beastie Boys will release a ''big'' new video to introduce their first album since 2004, 'Hot Sauce Committee Part II'.
The Rolling Stones have joined up with their former bass guitar player Bill Wyman to record a Bob Dylan song.
Fostex begin shipping PM0.4n and PM0.5n studio monitors
Kurzweil is expanding the PC3 line to include the PCK8 with key new features along with backwards compatibility with the legendary K Series product line and an OS update.
Ozzy Osbourne is to attend a special ceremony in Los Angeles later this month.
Kanye West wants to produce ''a bunch of new songs'' on Justin Bieber's next album.
Plan B is retiring his soul alter ego Strickland Banks, and will not release another soul record.
Funeral for a Friend are to release a DVD of their July gig at the Shepherd's Bush Empire.
Kurzweil has released details of two new stage pianos, the SP4-7 & SP4-8 at this years NAMM.
An Australian musician is to conduct a host of guitar players in a Manchester concert.
Orange release details of new tube bias technology DIVO
Electric guitar manufacturer ESP has a slew of new guitars to be showcased at NAMM 2011 next week including Signature models, 200 Series and Deluxe models.
An attempt is to be made to break the world record for the fastest electric guitar playing later this week.
Renowned guitar manufacturer Squier has released details of new vintage modified models.
Amy Winehouse is set to preview new material at her comeback shows on her mini tour of Brazil this month.
John Lydon - also known as Johnny Rotten - is set to write new songs for the Sex Pistols as he thinks the time is right to reunite.
Courtney Love is being sued by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir over comments she made on twitter.
Jack Black's musical project, Tenacious D, are presently recording a new album.
Dave Sitek is to play the bass guitar on the new Jane's Addiction record.
Respected bass and amp manufacturer Fender is set to expand its popular range of bass amps at NAMM 2011.
Lindsey Buckingham is to be honoured at the Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards later this month.
Renowned electric guitar manufacturer Fender has released details of new Fender signature guitars for MC5 guitarist Wayne Karamer and Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus.
The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture has admitted the group found it difficult when they reunited after a five year break and said there was a ''weird energy''.
Liam Gallagher reckons he has already heard most of his brother Noel Gallagher's solo album - because he claims the tracks on it were robbed from their former band Oasis.
Renowned electric guitar manufacturer Fender has released details of more road worn guitars to be showcased at NAMM 2011.
Renowned bass guitar manufacturer Fender have released details about their new American special bass guitars being launched at this years NAMM.
A new record from The Strokes is just a couple of months away from release.
Highly regarded guitar and amp manufacturer Fender have released details of more Mustang amps to be showcased at NAMM 2011.
Renowned guitar manufacturer Fender Announce New 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar & 60th Anniversary Precision Bass Guitar at NAMM 2011.
Stars from Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park and Slipknot have contributed to Travis Barker's new album.
Electric guitar manufacturer Hagstrom introduced the 'Viking Rex-Tone' & 'Swedie' guitars at NAMM 2011.
Hagstrom has announced it will introduce the Limited Edition Absolut Vodka Ultra Swede electric guitar at NAMM 2011.
New to Hagstrom's line-up for 2011 are the Deuce and Deuce-F Electric Guitar models, launching at NAMM 2011.
Wayne Kramer has spoken about the design of his Fender Stratocaster.
Renowned microphone manufacturer Sennheiser has unveiled the MK 4 large diaphragm studio microphone, to be debuted at NAMM 2011.
A week before NAMM 2011, revered microphone manufacturer Blue has announced the Yeti Pro, the world's highest resolution USB microphone with XLR output.
'Baker Street' singer and songwriter Gerry Rafferty has passed away in England aged 63.
Jane's Addiction have drafted in TV On The Radio frontman Dave Sitek to work on their new album after bassist Duff McKagan quit last year.
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire thinks it's ''really boring'' not drinking and wishes he could go back to having wine.
Top electric guitar player Jimmie Vaughan has said he has always admired Fender Stratocasters.
Dave Grohl has expressed his excitement about the next Foo Fighters album.
Metaller's favourite guitar manufacturer ESP has announced James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Slayer Reign in Blood signature guitars to be released at NAMM 2011.
Pink Floyd have signed a new record deal with EMI, just weeks after winning a long-running court battle against them.
Matt Bellamy wants to take his electric guitar into space for a special performance with Muse.
Jamie Cullum is planning to book himself in for some piano lessons this year.
Electric guitar players have been advised on how to take care of their musical instrument.
Nas is planning to give away tracks from his much-anticipated 'The Lost Tapes: Vol. 2' album for free - in a move against his record bosses who he feels haven't handled the record's release correctly.
Eminem and Arctic Monkeys are set to headline this year's V Festival, with the 'Lose Yourself' rapper set to perform with Rihanna.