Robbie Williams, the man behind such hits as Millennium, Old Before I Die and Strong, has titled a recent blog entry 'Me and Anya [Field, William's wife] are going to be mummy and daddy this year'.
He joins the ranks of people from music mag NME and Radio 1, according to band face-off Live and Unsigned: Simon Li has signed up to help out with the competition.
Previous X Factor contestants to pen books include Matt Cardle and One Direction.
Plays down hopes Hyde Park gig could be a rejuvenation
The piano company has a creative association with the event.
The double number-one-album-scoring Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch has been waxing lyrical about a recent choral experience.
Historic electric guitars from the personal collection of the legendary guitar pioneer Les Paul are to be sold at auction.
The Sun has reported that the prime minister's wife, Samantha Cameron, mentioned Marcus Mumford's favourite band when she recently came across the musician.
Girl band the Spice Girls are to have a theatrical musical performed about them and the show will be "a collection of their best memories", according to an interview with Jenifer Saunders in the Mirror.
Music themed TV show Glee has decided to take on a track by pop group One Direction.
June will see Rihanna head to east London to give a performance for the BBC, the corporation has said.
Roland's TD30 KV PRO is the new flagship kit in Roland's industry Leading V-Drums series.
Bee Gee Robin Gibb – who recently had cancer – "deserves a medal" after his work on a Titanic-themed piece of music, says his son.
Sean Conlon appeared on the The Voice over the weekend.
Ashdown announce a host of new bass heads, combos and cabinets at Musikmesse 2012.
Pop group S Club 7 have become the subject of get-together speculation.
Singer Engelbert Humperdinck has said that he is 'very proud' of 'Love Will Set You Free.'
Alesis announce Pro X Kick Professional Bass Drum Pedal at Musikmesse 2012.
Steinberg announce Nuendo Live ideal for recording live performance at Musikmesse 2012.
Oasis should get back together, but their fellow Manchester band The Smiths should not – at least according to one festival expert.
Focusrite announce the ISA TWO classic dual mono transformer-based microphone preamplifier at Musikmesse 2012.
Mackie announce three new PA series including the S500 series and FRS series at Musikmesse 2012.
A switch has been made in part of a forthcoming instalment of the TV show Mad Men to ensure that the music is historically accurate.
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Audio-Technica release an array of new products including new microphones and headphones at Musikmesse 2012.
PreSonus has announced updates to two of its classic tube preamplifiers at Musikmesse 2012.
X Factor judge Simon Cowell has congratulated boy band One Direction after their LP went to number one in America – thus setting a record for a band from Britain.
Avid have released Mbox and Mbox Midi audio interfaces as bundles with Pro Tools Express at Musikmesse 2012.
Recently heralded gigs will take place this summer.
Yamaha announce the new GC Series with ten classical guitars made from both spruce and ceder being released at Musikmesse 2012.
Brooklyn Beckham has received an invitation to play a music instrument with a British pop group.
Yamaha announce the alluring NU1 hybrid piano at Musikmesse 2012.
Yamaha announce a new DTX electric drum kit in the form of the DTX560K at Musikmesse 2012.
Yamaha have announced the EZ-220 portable keyboard and a special edition Tyros4 at Musikmesse 2012.
Music technology innovators Roland have unveiled the WNA1100-RL Wireless USB Adapter for use with Roland Gear and the iPhone at Musikmesse 2012.
Roland announce a two new high-impact stage amps the GA-112 and GA-212 at Musikmesse 2012.
Roland announce the release of the F-120R Digital Piano available in Ebony, Red & Ivory finishes at Musikmesse 2012.
After the release of the BK-5 keyboard earlier this year Roland have now announced the release of the BK-5 OR Keyboard at Musikmesse 2012.
Roland have unveiled the latest addition to their vocal effects processor range with the VE-5 Vocal Performer at Musikmesse 2012.
Building on the success of the JUPITER 80 Roland are releasing a smaller version the JUPITER 50 at Musikmesse 2012.
Roland announce the release of the TD-15K and TD-15KV V-Drum kits at Musikmesse 2012.
Roland announced the release of the TD-11K and TD-11KV V-Drum kits at Musikmesse 2012.
Korg announce two new microKEY USB powered keyboards in addition to the original 37 key model at Musikmesse 2012.
Vox announce the Lil' Looper Multi-effects pedal allowing effortless looping performance at Muskimesse 2012.
Dynaudio announce the DBM50 studio monitors offering a new angle in desktop mixing at Musikmesse 2012.
TC Electronic have announced the BG250 TonePrint Bass Combo Amp offering 250 watts of power at Musikmesse 2012.
TC Electronic announce the Spark Booster Pedal designed to push amps to there full potential at Musikmesse 2012.
Fender announce seven new American Standard Series bass guitars at Musikmesse 2012.
Fender announce five new american standard series electric guitars at Musikmesse 2012.
Alto announce the Kick 12 and Kick 15 keyboard amps at Musikmesse 2012.
Alesis announce the release of the iO Mix 4-channel mixer/recorder for iPad at Musikmesse 2012.
Music instrument players of all kinds are among those who may benefit from a new injection of charitable cash from the BBC this year.
It features such music greats as Queen, Oasis and The Beatles: the list of albums that have sold more than any others in Britain.
Nord are adding a new keyboard to the popular portable Electro range with the Nord Electro 4D at Musikmesse 2012.
Joshua Bell has been talking to the Telegraph about the difference between conducting and directing a piece of music while also playing in an orchestra.
Rufus Wainwright has come out as a fan of Lady Gaga – to a certain extent!
Laney are set to unveil the Tony Iommi Signature guitar amp this week at Musikmesse 2012.
The drums player for Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys has used a recent interview to hail the success one of the band's music videos – as well as hint at fresh tunes that could be coming fans' way soon.
Festive-themed title will feature an infant dinosaur, publisher Random House has said.
Ibanez, the leading extreme electric guitar manufacturer, has announced a series of quilted maple instruments for Musikmesse 2012.
The Pioneer RMX-1000 Effector is set to raise the bar for live DJ performance, promising to become a one stop "remix station", launched at Musikmesse 2012.
As he spoke in the USA (where he was famously 'born'), he said that both 'doubt' and 'confidence', 'worry' and calm were necessary attributes.
Liam Gallagher has said that a gig at the Fuji Festival will see the stalwart tunes' return.
The instrument had been produced in around 1900.
Revered amp manufacturer Blackstar has announced that it will release its "biggest ever" product at Musikmesse 2012.
Rupert Neve's mystery product is due to be launched at Musikmesse 2012, and the company is building interest with with a competition to win the unknown gear.
Record has hit the peak position in the download chart on Apple's iTunes platform.
One of their special instruments is an ocarina carved out of a sweet potato.
Singing information already appearing on the programme's website.
Course apparently has a strong emphasis on playing, while allowing the exploration of a variety of genres.
Buddy Holly and Jimi Hendrix are among the legends to have used the firm's guitars.
June 20th and 21st will see a thus-far mystery array of guitar players, singers and other artists appear at a music event set in a whiskey company's base.
Brother calls him 'loyal friend'
Film to channel the power of the band's live shows.
Music lovers from elsewhere in the UK will also be able to enjoy the composer's presence via Radio 3.
Anoushka Sharp has been named Emunah Young Musician of the Year 2012.
Singer still tours and will be Jetting to Azerbaijan
Playing home of Oasis, Manchester
Lauded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time.
He's not a composer you'd expect to hear from any time soon, but fans of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart may soon be in for a treat.
A scientist has found a novel use for spiders' webs.
Noel Gallagher would love to see TOTP back on air.
A violin stolen from a train has been returned to its owner.
Johnny Marr suggests a new government could see the return of The Smiths.
Graham Coxon has announced his latest musical offering is a lot bleaker than previous records.
Davy Jones of The Monkees has died at the age of 66.