Dappy could be the saviour of the British music scene.
Ricky Gervais was given a very special Fender guitar for his birthday.
The band played a surprise intimate DJ set after performing on stage.
Unusual instruments are on display at Edinburgh University.
Damon Albarn thinks Sting wouldn't want to sing anything he's written.
Liam Gallagher has blasted Muse for making ''creepy'' and ''scary'' music.
The movie star and keen acoustic guitar player performed hits from his new album and movie Crazy Heart.
A new documentary claims The Beatles legend had moved away from his radical political past.
The ex Million Dead frontman has shown a strange way of supporting his music style.
The singer met up with the world's most famous rapper to chat about working together.
Muse's Chris Wolstenholme has admitted he used to drink so much he was no longer able to function without alcohol.
DJ Mix Master Mike is joining the roster of presenters on Xfm for a weekly Saturday slot.
The band No Doubt are working on a new album ten years after they released Rock Steady.
Pop superstar Lady Gaga has crashed Tumblr after signing up to the website.
Motley Crue's Vince Neil will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards on August 21.
U2 are to sell off the 29,000-square-foot steel 'claws' they used to create the stage on their '360 Tour'.
Soul II Soul star Jazzie B believes N-Dubz star Dappy could be the saviour of the British music scene.
Kanye West has secured a deal with Island Def Jam Music Group
Chemical Brothers are planning a spectacular show when they perform at Wireless Festival on Saturday (02.07.11).
Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber has promised a different sound for his second album because he doesn't want to stick to just one genre.
Adele has described the self-titled second album from Bon Iver as her record of the year.
U2 frontman Bono has admitted that butterflies were in his stomach as the band took to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
An online music software company has been forced to shut down its operations for users outside of the US.
The popstar has been accused of making money on wristbands and extra postage.
Leading music equipment manufacturer Boss has announced a competition with more than Ã‚Â£20,000 worth of prizes including guitar effects pedals, tuners, loopers and recording gear.
The legendary singer-songwriter played in the aptly titled 'legends slot'.
Alice Cooper was joined on stage by Johnny Deep who jammed on an electric guitar.
Beyonce made history at Glastonbury by being its first female headline act in over 20 years
A DJ has been awarded $1.2 million for the improper use of his music in a hit song by the Black Eyed Peas
Dave Grohl has revealed that the remaining members of Nirvana jammed on Smells Like Teen Spirit.
An Indian musician has opened up her collection of music instruments from across the world in Bangalore.
Sixth studio album from Lamb of God is underway.
NME poll finds that Muse's 2004 Glastonbury performance is best ever.
Nicola Roberts prefers not to follow rules when she is making music and likes it to be a natural process.
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis is thrilled he has finally managed to secure U2 for the festival after 32 years of trying.
Sean Kingston is to continue his recovery at home.
Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart's new super group will release their debut studio album in September.
U2 will headline the pyramid stage tonight at Glastonbury after cancelling their performance last year.
Lady Gaga has asked people to support Japan by visiting the country.
Prince has revealed that he doesn't like digital music.
US pop punk band Blink-182 announce new album is near completion.
Bon Iver is competing with Lady Gaga for the top spot in the UK album charts.
Prince has blasted Glastonbury festival organisers for ''illegally'' using his name to drum up publicity for the event.
Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood got writers' block when they tried to compose a song together and had to rely on some strong alcohol for inspiration.
Music from around the world will be on show at the Barbican Blaze Festival.
Universal Music Group is rumoured to be considering making a bid for EMI.
The country singer Glen Campbell has revealed that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six months ago
Dionne Bromfield would love to collaborate with 'Love the Way You Lie' hitmaker Rihanna.
Kaiser Chiefs didn't want to write ''bouncy songs'' for their latest record, 'The Future is Medieval'.
A special version of Nirvana’s Nevermind comes out in September to mark its 20th anniversary.
The Prodigy's Maxim launches his first art exhibition in September.
Liam Gallagher says Noel Gallagher's solo material can never be like Oasis because it is missing himself.
Adele has become ''obsessed'' with Beyonce Knowles' 'I Am Sasha Fierce' tour DVD while recovering from laryngitis.
The Killers have revealed that they are working on new material for their next album.
The Strokes have revealed that they are already working on new songs for a follow-up album to Angles.
Investment bank Citigroup may consider putting EMI up for sale.
U2 frontman Bono claims he is better than ever after undergoing surgery on his spine last year.
Coldplay have ''dreamed'' of headlining Glastonbury music festival since being children, and admit nerves are already mounting for this weekend's performance.
U2 have paid a fitting tribute to saxophone player Clarence Clemons who died last week after suffering a stroke.
Tribal music instruments used in Gujarat, which are at risk of being forgotten, will be conserved.
Take That have already started working on new material to follow up their 'Progressed' mini album
Linkin Park have ''been in the studio writing'' the follow up to 'A Thousand Suns' with Rick Rubin .
Rain is expected at Glastonbury this weekend.
50 Cent is writing a novel about bullying, which is aimed at young people.
A rare Stradivarius violin has sold for a record-breaking figure at a charity auction.
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse won't appear on stage again ''for years'' following a shambolic performance on Saturday night (18.06.11) in Belgrade.
Coldplay singer Chris Martin would ''do anything for Glastonbury'' and helped convince Beyonce Knowles to appear, according to its organisers.
Texas went on hiatus because they wanted to ''give the public a bit of a rest'' from their sound and get their ''edge'' back.
An 18-year-old known as DJ Stolen has been given 18-months for stealing songs.
Apple is looking at developing the technology to suspend video-camera functions at music gigs.
Avril Lavigne has already written eight songs for her next album, which she says will be ''more mellow'' than 'Goodbye Lullaby'.
50 Cent said he has ''begun to resolve'' problems with his record company, Interscope, which have delayed the release of his 'Black Magic' album.
Lee Mavers has made a surprise gig comeback in Manchester.
Saxophone player Clarence Clemons has died after suffering a stroke.
Bob Dylan thrilled the audience at his headlining gig at Saturday's (18.06.11) London Feis with a stong performance of his classics including `Like A Rolling Stone'.
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse has cancelled the next two dates of her European tour following a disastrous concert on Saturday night (18.06.11), in which she was booed by fans.
Chipmunk admits he lost his way during an earlier phase of his career, but has now found a more comfortable direction for his sound.
Tinie Tempah wants to become famous in America so he can ''inspire'' youngsters to work hard.
Sir Paul McCartney has stated publicly that Ringo Starr should have been knighted.
Darren Hayes admitted he initially felt there was a ''danger'' his new dance music influenced direction could end up sounding ''desperate''.
U2 have been named the World's Highest Paid Musicians, grossing $195 million in the last 12 months
The Big Noise charity initiative makes use of unwanted music instruments by re-gifting them to those who can benefit from their reuse.
Coldplay to release 7" vinyl edition of their new song Every Teardrop is a Waterfall.
U2 are the world's highest-paid music stars thanks to their tour.
N-Dubz are rumoured to be on the verge of splitting after Dappy has fallen out with Tulisa over her appearing on 'The X Factor'.
'In Da Club' rapper 50 Cent has blasted his record company on twitter for ''moving in slow motion'' in9 getting his next album released.
Les Paul guitar Google doodle has cost business £166 million as office workers became distracted.
Alexis Jordan started writing music when she was just nine, with the first track based on love notes she exchanged with boys in her class at school.
Sir Paul McCartney has hinted that he might be planning on collaborating with Gorillaz.
Metallica and Lou Reed have got together to produce a new studio album.
'The Voice' judges Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine have recorded a song together, which is set to be played for the first time on the talent show on Tuesday (21.06.11).
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee doesn't think they'll ever make another album as it is a ''waste of time'' in the digital age
Linkin Park have announced that their fifth studio album is going to be different.
A violin-maker has won an award for his skills as a craftsman
Calvin Harris tests all his tracks out in the bathroom to ensure the bass is loud enough.
Heavy metal group Metallica have recorded an album with avant-garde former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed.
A Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop electric guitar owned by Pete Townshend has sold at an auction.
The Saturdays taught boy band Twenty Twenty all their best dance moves when they toured together.
Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts ''shocked'' people with how personal the lyrics on her solo album are.
Sophie Ellis Bextor has launched her much-anticipated pop album 'Make a Scene' in an intimate gig in London.
The legendary musician Stevie Wonder has been inducted into New York's Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame.
Florence Welch burst into tears when she met Arcade Fire.
Alice Cooper has announced that he is to play a set of UK dates this October.
Basshunter has been cleared sexual assault charges alleged after he performed a show in a Scottish nightclub last year.
Madonna is starting work on her 12th studio album next month.
Children are being given the opportunity to play orchestral music instruments.
Dannii Minogue is set to duet with sister, Kylie, for her comeback pop single.
Arctic Monkeys started liking Lady Gaga after they saw the cover to her 'Born This Way' album.
The music conglomerate Steinway Music Instruments revealed that it missed its target by a penny.
Morcheeba can't wait to play at this year's Virgin Media V Festival because they believe Britain has the ''noisiest'' festival crowds.
'Sun Is Up' singer Inna is hoping Black Eyed Peas will collaborate with her.
'In My Head' singer Jason Derulo nearly gave up singing for a career on New York's Broadway theatre street.
Lil' Wayne has admitted that he liked Nirvana as a child.
Spotify has signed a deal with Universal Music Group to stream its music.
The Futureheads' electric guitar player is organising this year's Split Festival.
Kasabian's reckon their new record, 'Velociraptor!', sounds like ''the future '' and is their best yet.
Paul McCartney ''hadn't thought of the implications'' when he effectively announced the end of The Beatles ahead of his debut solo album in 1970.
Amy Winehouse performed a polished and sober UK comeback show at London's 100 Club on Sunday (12.06.11).
A Roydon man is celebrating half a century of making music instruments.
Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick was scared by how many heavy metal bands there were at Download festival.
Katy B plans to record new music while she is out on the Spanish island of Ibiza this summer.
Adele has booked herself in for vocal lessons to keep her voice intact.
The Arctic Monkeys have stormed to the top of the album charts with their fourth studio album.
John Paul Jones and Seasick Steve jammed at the Isle of Wight festival.
Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton Miranda Lambert all closed the 40th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Festival in Nashville last night (12.05.11).
Beady Eye performed the debut Isle of Wight Festival last night as fans flocked to the gig despite the heavy rain.
British rockers Kasabian closed the Isle of Wight festival last night (12.06.11) with a rousing version of their 2009 hit 'Fire'.
Linkin Park and Rob Zombie closed the UK's Download rock festival last night (12.06.11).
Peavey has announced that it is joining forces with Marvel Entertainment to produce a range of superhero-inspired music instruments.
The Darkness have announced UK tour dates for this winter.
An actor pigeon-holed as a "musical-actor" won't be needing any music instruments for his latest role.
Wretch32 wants to learn how to play Adele's track 'Someone like You' songs on the piano, so he can impress girls.
The Darkness find it much easier to play shows now they're sober and drug free.
Biffy Clyro have 20 ''absolutely awesome'' songs ready for their next album, that they are eager to get into the studio and record.
Bon Iver are streaming their self-titled album ahead of release.
A piano player will achieve a lifetime ambition to play in the Great Hall at Berkeley Castle.
Girls Aloud are set to return to the studio January after Nadine Coyle had a heart-to-heart chat with Cheryl Cole.
30 Seconds to Mars, Alice Cooper and Def Leppard were honoured at the Kerrang! Awards 2011 last night (09.06.11).
Toploader frontman Joe Washbourn said the band's return to music after an eight-year hiatus is ''more chilled out'', as they do not have record labels telling them what to do.
Google has honoured the guitar pioneer Les Paul with a special Google Doodle.
Morrissey has been behind Lokerse Feesten festival's decision to ban the sale of meat for an entire day.
John Squire thinks bands such as Blur, Suede and Pulp reuniting is a ''tragic'' move and hinted they only do it for money.
The Stone Roses will not be getting back together, according to the band's former guitar player.
Shania Twain will return to music with a two-year spot in Las Vegas.
Les Paul, pioneer of the modern electric guitar, is celebrated today with an interactive Doodle on the front page of Google.
The Arctic Monkeys are proving to be even mightier than Lady Gaga with midweek sales of their new album putting them at number one.
A samba group will show off its music talent at a carnival in Bromsgrove.
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton all scooped trophies at the CMT Music Awards last night (08.06.11).
Maroon 5 promise a big show for their summer tour, which will be comparable to Queen.
Damon Albarn wrote his opera 'Doctor Dee' because of a ''strong emotional connection'' to the character.
Alice Cooper used to hide from his Hollywood Vampires drinking buddy Keith Moon, because he couldn't handle how hard he partied.
A rare booklet of music from Mozart has been withdrawn from an auction.
Mötley Crüe are launching their American Tour in Dallas tonight.
U2 are ''gutted'' they won't have a new album finished before next year, as they originally wanted to release new tracks this summer.
Iron Maiden believe they are a better band than Metallica, even if they are not as commercially successful.
The Kings of Leon are to release a documentary about their rise to stardom this summer.
The hot weather is creating a demand for organ restorers to retune music instruments across the UK
A group of musicians with disabilities who play specially-adapted music instruments are to perform their biggest show to date.
Def Leppard ''don't see the point'' in releasing full length albums, as people don't have the time to listen to them.
Arctic Monkeys claim Rihanna was used as ''bait'' to entice them into headlining the UK's V Festival.
The People's Music Awards will see 14 new bands showcase at its final in London later this month.
Coldplay's roadie has blogged about the ''rapturous'' response the group's new material received at Germany's Rock Am Ring festival last weekend.
Example has a wish list of collaborators which includes Kasabian and Swedish House Mafia.
The Arctic Monkeys have gone back to basics with their new studio album.
Iron and Wine will be playing two gigs in London in October.
Damon Albarn has swapped his usual musical instruments for the world of opera.
The Kinks frontman Ray Davies is re-thinking his decision to sell the band's iconic Konk studios, so he can finish his next album.
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers will release tenth studio album in August.
Take That star Howard Donald predicted he would get stuck inside the group's giant robot stage prop before it happened over the weekend.
Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner says living in New York and writing the band's new album only made him ''more English''.
The Flaming Lips want to shoot ''laser beams'' from their hands over their audiences as part of their live shows.
AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson says the band are set to meet to discuss a possible new album and tour to celebrate their 40th birthday next year.
Amy Winehouse is reportedly working on the follow up to her 2006 album 'Back in Black' ''all the time''.
An art installation which involved 500 music instruments has attracted over 8,000 visitors.
Take That's Mark Owen and Howard Donald got stuck inside their giant robot stage prop at the weekend.
Linkin Park joke they are weirder than Lady Gaga and have a backstage ritual of bathing in goats' milk.
Nicki Minaj has been blasted by UK rapper Example, who feels she is overhyped.
Keri Hilson looks up to Janet Jackson and TLC because they challenged sexual taboos.
Blondie have released their new studio album in the style of a magazine.
Kanye West performed his track 'Lost in the World' in tribute to Gil Scott-Heron at the poet and musician's funeral yesterday (02.06.11).
N-Dubz' Fazer is writing tracks for Katy Perry, and hopes she'll pick one of his tracks for the lead single from her next album.
The Kaiser Chiefs have released a new 'make your own' album online.
Lady Gaga has given her support to Amazon for selling her album at a cheap price.
A rare Stradivarius violin becomes the first "Australian-owned" music instrument.
Violin players, clog dancers and singers help launch new folk festival in Sunderland.
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has admitted she joined the 'I Gotta Feeling' group to become a better solo artist.
Kaiser Chiefs have shock released new album 'The Future is Medieval' today (03.06.11), giving fans the ability to customise their own track listing.
Korn bassist Reggie 'Fieldy' Arvizu admits they were a ''sloppy'' band in the 90s.
Kasabian seek a ''homemade feel'' on their records, by recording in small studios.
Leading guitar players in the music industry have contributed towards a book celebrating Pearl Jam.
AC/DC's hard rock guitar powered music makes great white shark 'less aggressive'.
Schoolchildren have taken part in a special lesson on the damaging effects of loud noise.
Robbie Williams had the ''most fun'' he has ''ever had'' performing with Take That again on the first four dates of their Progress Live 2011 tour.
Beady Eye singer Liam Gallagher has slammed Bob Dylan as ''miserable''.
Barton is launching its first ever Guitar Festival this evening.
Musical instrument retailers across the UK are celebrating the Ukulele's return to cool, as sales of the four stringed mini guitar boom.
A rock star's Gibson les Paul electric guitar has sold for £17,000 at an auction to raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake.
Beyonce has booked a secret east London studio to rehearse for two weeks as she is ''so nervous'' about headlining Glastonbury Festival later this month.
Ringo Starr asked Paul McCartney to join his All-Starr Band, but joked he'd only let him sing two songs.
Suede rocker Brett Anderson admits he still finds his former bandmate Bernard Butler's departure from the group in 1994 ''quite raw and quite difficult.''
Arctic Monkeys kept their name because it was given the seal of approval by punk poet John Cooper Clarke.
Nero will unveil their first ever full live set at GlobalGathering 2011, which will also see performances from Tinie Tempah and Underworld.
Muse are to start work on new album without frontman who is taking a break.
Musicians are being asked to wipe off the dust from music instruments to join in a music marathon.
Kasabian's electric guitar player has said that the band's new album was written by a spirit.
Lady Gaga's Born This Way tops Billboard chart with a record-breaking 1.1 million sales in the first week.
Coldplay's roadie blogger said the band are ''nervous and excited'' about performing their new material for the first time in public.
Katy Perry always says a prayer before she goes onstage and likes to dedicate them to ''something funny or stupid.''
The world's oldest music faces closure after losing a funding bid.
Busta Rhymes has put together a ''full course meal'' for his ninth studio album.
Violin is being reinvented for the digital age.
The Feeling recorded a track for their album with Sophie Ellis-Bextor in a single afternoon.
Metallica have been voted the best rock group of the last 30 years in a poll by Kerrang! magazine.