The Roland V-Drums Friend Jam is designed to connect musicians across the globe.

31 Mar 2011 18:30

The Strokes, Noah & The Whale, Swedish House Mafia and Friendly Fires will all be performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend.

31 Mar 2011 16:58

Taylor Swift said selling 20 million copies of her three albums is ''beyond comprehension''.

31 Mar 2011 16:15

Tinie Tempah Pendulum, Chase & Status and Underworld have been confirmed as the headline acts at this year's GlobalGathering festival.

31 Mar 2011 16:15

Arctic Monkeys have announced their first single, 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair', from their fourth album, 'Suck It And See'.

31 Mar 2011 16:15

Extreme guitar manufacturer ESP has announced a new range of axes in their ongoing collaboration with comic book Eternal Descent.

31 Mar 2011 15:43

An acoustic guitar is one of the items being auctioned off by Paramore to help the Japanese Red Cross.

31 Mar 2011 14:56

The Gibson Les Paul and Fender Stratocaster were Jeff Beck's favourite guitars when he was younger.

31 Mar 2011 10:33

Jane's Addiction previewed their first new song in eight years, 'End to the Lies', from their comeback album 'The Great Escape Artist' yesterday (30.03.11).

31 Mar 2011 10:00

Linda Perry has formed a new band, Deep Dark Robot, because she is tired of penning ''songs for the radio''.

31 Mar 2011 10:00

Tinie Tempah has admitted he has a secret soft spot for Californian rockers Blink 182.

31 Mar 2011 08:30

The New Regime is bringing out a record next week.

30 Mar 2011 18:30

Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas will be playing at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Carlisle.

30 Mar 2011 16:59

Liam Gallagher is insulted people think his brother Noel Gallagher was the sole driving force in Oasis.

30 Mar 2011 16:15

Dave Grohl used the Key to the City of his birth town, Warren, Ohio as a beer bottle opener.

30 Mar 2011 16:15

Fender G-Dec 3 amp owners can make use of SD cards loaded up with the songbooks of bands such as Nirvana and AC/DC.

30 Mar 2011 14:57

Billy Howerdel relies on Les Pauls when performing live and in the studio.

30 Mar 2011 10:17

Nicki Minaj is hoping to get celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Rihanna and Donatella Versace to appear in the for her new single 'Girls Fall Like Dominoes'.

30 Mar 2011 10:00

'Stand And Deliver' singer Adam Ant launched his comeback tour in London last night.

30 Mar 2011 10:00

Leading amp and effect modelling company releases the M5 - claiming it to be the 'Swiss army knife' of stomp effects.

30 Mar 2011 09:50

Emin's reckons the songs on his album 'Wonder' make good seduction music, because they show a guy's ''sensitive side''.

30 Mar 2011 08:30

Manchester and Newcastle have the most lively music scenes in the nation, a new poll has claimed.

29 Mar 2011 17:00

Rapper Lil Wayne aims to make $50 million in 2011 after releasing his 'Tha Carter IV' album.

29 Mar 2011 16:15

Katy Perry fell out with Calvin Harris over twitter after he pulled out of her 'California Dreams Tour' in the UK and Ireland.

29 Mar 2011 16:15

Muse are to concentrate on their Origin of Symmetry album when they play at Reading and Leeds later this year.

29 Mar 2011 15:07

A limited-edition vinyl is being released by Radiohead next month.

29 Mar 2011 13:34

George Harrison had a Gibson Les Paul nicknamed Lucy.

29 Mar 2011 10:20

Robbie Williams could remain with Take That after their summer tour ends, despite Gary Barlow previously claiming the group would return to a four-piece.

29 Mar 2011 10:00

Dave Grohl has never felt guilty about his success and doesn't like the purist attitude some bands have toward successful groups.

29 Mar 2011 10:00

The Strokes' Nick Valensi was ''resistant'' to using synthesisers and drum machines on some tracks of the band's new album.

29 Mar 2011 08:30

2manydjs claim their shows in the US are ''more crazy'' than ''jaded'' Europe, and they are hoping to tour there soon.

29 Mar 2011 08:30

Adele's drummer Ash Soan is to help out Yamaha at the Musikmesse conference.

28 Mar 2011 17:45

Beady Eye organised a charity concert for earthquake victims in Japan because they have ''old friends'' in the country.

28 Mar 2011 16:15

Ladytron believe Christina Aguilera's latest album 'Bionic' was a commercial flop because her record company wanted to market the singer against Lady Gaga.

28 Mar 2011 16:15

Musicians are set to do their bit to aid Japan following the devastation that has hit the country.

28 Mar 2011 15:44

Gibson has labelled Paul McCartney as the greatest bass guitar player ever.

28 Mar 2011 12:55

Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is offering one-to-one guitar lessons over the internet.

28 Mar 2011 10:45

N-Dubz rapper Dappy has been trying to teach Red Hot Chili Peppers some British slang words.

28 Mar 2011 10:00

Kylie Minogue thinks a duet between her and Britney Spears would sound ''great''.

28 Mar 2011 10:00

The Vaccines have revealed that they collect postcards of every city they play in, so they can recall their gigging experiences.

28 Mar 2011 08:30

Natasha Bedingfield wants to record a track with 'Pass Out' star Tinie Tempah.

28 Mar 2011 08:30

A new guitar player may be recruited by Ash, Tim Wheeler has revealed.

27 Mar 2011 09:00

Rush have stuck to their principles of making fast guitar music in their long time together as a band.

26 Mar 2011 09:00

'Bright Lights, Bigger City' singer Cee Lo Green believes writing a song is an ''act of faith''.

25 Mar 2011 16:15

New British girlband Parade have been banned from having pets in case they make a mess on their stage clothes

25 Mar 2011 16:15

The music of Jimi Hendrix helped Anna Calvi learn how to play the electric guitar.

25 Mar 2011 14:33

Electric guitar players from around the world have broken a world record with the help of Steve Vai.

25 Mar 2011 10:39

Jamiroquai cancelled a concert in Lyon, France, last night (24.03.11) after the death of one of their stage hands, who fell 50ft from a gantry.

25 Mar 2011 10:00

Roger Daltrey said he reckons The Who's vocal harmonies were better than The Beach Boys', when playing tribute to late bassist John Entwistle last night (24.03.11).

25 Mar 2011 10:00

Maroon 5 have recorded a track with the help of their fans over a 24-hour period.

25 Mar 2011 08:30

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have admitted they will be watching Foo Fighters when they support them at their UK concerts this summer to try and pick up some tips.

25 Mar 2011 08:30

Guitars and a drum kit used by Nirvana are going on display in Seattle.

24 Mar 2011 17:00

George Michael has revealed he has finished work on his new single 'Every Other Lover In The World' and is in the process of finalising dates for a string of live performances.

24 Mar 2011 16:15

Brian May considers Axl Rose is a good friend and insists he bears no grudges after the Guns 'N Roses frontman axed his collaborations from 2008's 'Chinese Democracy'.

24 Mar 2011 16:15

Duff McKagan's Loaded trialled some new Yamaha guitars at the SXSW Festival recently.

24 Mar 2011 15:16

Max Heyler is a fan of Vox guitars and amps, he has said.

24 Mar 2011 13:21

Vivian Campbell has spoken about the efforts he went to in order to buy his first Les Paul guitar.

24 Mar 2011 10:41

The Who rocker Pete Townshend says he ''would never have joined a band'' if he could go back in time, and thinks he would have been a brilliant solo artist.

24 Mar 2011 10:00

Lady Gaga has revealed she will make her directorial debut alongside Laurieann Gibson on the music video for her next single 'Judas'.

24 Mar 2011 10:00

Ash have their ''eyes peeled'' for a new guitarist to replace Bloc Party's Russell Lissack, who has been standing in for them.

24 Mar 2011 08:30

Razorlight will be appearing at a festival in London in June.

23 Mar 2011 16:15

Producer Frank Ocean has revealed he has been collaborating with Beyonce Knowles on her latest album, posting a picture of the pair on twitter.

23 Mar 2011 16:15

Muse's headline shows at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals will ''draw a line'' under a phase of their career, according to frontman Matt Bellamy.

23 Mar 2011 16:15

Beady Eye, Paul Weller and The Coral are to perform in aid of the British Red Cross's efforts in Japan.

23 Mar 2011 14:13

Hugh Laurie has played the guitar and piano on his new record Let Them Talk.

23 Mar 2011 11:32

Lady Gaga says underestimate how much input she has into her records and she is always ''whipping'' her producers ''to make the new future of music''.

23 Mar 2011 10:00

Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative 'Watch The Throne' album is complete apart from ''little tweaks''.

23 Mar 2011 10:00

More than three million people have downloaded the Gibson iPhone app.

23 Mar 2011 09:55

Jon Fratelli's friends thought their speakers were broken when they heard his new record, 'Psycho Jukebox'.

23 Mar 2011 08:30

Michael Stipe now writes all his songs on his mobile phone, rather than scribbling handwritten notes.

23 Mar 2011 08:30

U2, Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are to record a new charity album to raise money for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

22 Mar 2011 16:15

Nate Dogg's funeral is set to take place on Saturday (26.03.11) in his home town of Long Beach, California.

22 Mar 2011 16:15

Producer TC has explained why he favours the Cakewalk Sonar X1.

22 Mar 2011 16:00

Eddie Vedder's new solo album Ukulele Songs will be in shops in a couple of months' time.

22 Mar 2011 13:56

Gibson guitars should be the choice of rock band members, Rise Against star Zach Blair has said.

22 Mar 2011 11:38

Beady Eye, Primal Scream, Paul Weller, Richard Ashcroft, The Coral, and Graham Coxon will play a charity show in London for the victims of the earthquake in Japan.

22 Mar 2011 10:00

Ex-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar claims he was abducted by aliens who ''plugged into'' him and ''uploaded something from my brain''.

22 Mar 2011 10:00

Muse are promising to play some songs from 2001 album Origin of Symmetry during their headline sets at Reading and Leeds.

22 Mar 2011 09:41

Roland, Gibson and Peavey will all be in attendance at the North West Guitar Show in May.

21 Mar 2011 18:00

Paramore have started recording new material for the first time since the Farro brothers left the band last year.

21 Mar 2011 16:15

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason lives ''in hope'' of the band reuniting to play together again.

21 Mar 2011 16:15

A Pink Floyd reunion could be on the cards, Nick Mason has hinted.

21 Mar 2011 16:00

Sandi Thom's guitar pedal board has been stolen.

21 Mar 2011 14:08

Primal Scream and The Cure are to headline Bestival, with Brian Wilson and Crystal Castles also on the bill.

21 Mar 2011 12:41

Kanye West was joined by special guests including John Legend and Jay-Z to close the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas this weekend.

21 Mar 2011 10:00

Foo Fighters are set to play a series of gigs in the garages of eight competition winners.

21 Mar 2011 10:00

Foo Fighters are to play a number of intimate gigs in garages across America.

21 Mar 2011 09:59

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry thinks Lady Gaga is ''encouraging'' for the US music scene.

21 Mar 2011 08:30

'Am I Forgiven' singer Rumer categorises herself as a ''low maintenance'' pop star.

21 Mar 2011 08:30

The 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's passing is to be marked with the erection of a large concrete guitar in his home town of Aberdeen.

20 Mar 2011 15:59

The band will return to the UK for three shows in May and June.

19 Mar 2011 11:36

Die Antwoord star as wheelchair-bound gangsters in a new short film 'Umshini-Wam'.

18 Mar 2011 16:15

The artist Morrissey is hitting the road in June.

18 Mar 2011 12:06

Game has released a tribute track to Nate Dogg called 'All Doggs Go To Heaven', 48 hours after his passing.

18 Mar 2011 10:00

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke is working on a rap album with MF Doom.

18 Mar 2011 10:00

Former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers - who has been battling cancer since October - has revealed he is currently free of the disease although he faces more treatment.

18 Mar 2011 08:30

Blink-182 drummer has revealed he is more comfortable amongst rappers than rock musicians.

18 Mar 2011 08:30

Alex Turner wants to be given the opportunity to write a song for a James Bond movie.

17 Mar 2011 16:30

Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' has been censored in Malaysia over its pro-gay lyrics.

17 Mar 2011 16:15

Mick Jones performed with Roger Daltrey at the premiere of the W London - Leicester Square hotel last night (16.03.11) and their performance was witnessed by a host of stars including Kate Moss and Boy George.

17 Mar 2011 16:15

Britney Spears admits she is ''very stubborn'' when it comes to making music because she will only record tracks she ''loves'' - making the process of creating an album very long-winded.

17 Mar 2011 16:15

Ryan Adams is planning a new album along with a European tour.

17 Mar 2011 14:30

London Feis has confirmed that it will be extending its festival to a second day, which is to be headlined by the legendary Van Morrison.

17 Mar 2011 12:52

The potential of the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer is growing.

17 Mar 2011 12:42

A new Pearl Jam record is on the cards for this year, bass guitarist Jeff Ament has explained.

17 Mar 2011 10:35

Dance group Faithless have announced they are splitting up after their current tour.

17 Mar 2011 10:00

Eminem has joined rappers paying tribute to Nate Dogg, saying his music ''will never be replaced''.

17 Mar 2011 10:00

Big Time Rush singer James Maslow has a crush on 'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson.

17 Mar 2011 08:30

Girl band Parade believe think bear certain similarities to the Spice Girls because they all have different personas in the group.

17 Mar 2011 08:30

Liam Gallagher feels his brother and former bandmate Noel made Oasis look like ''Culture Club on s**t acid'' in their videos.

17 Mar 2011 08:30

Guitar players can achieve more on the instrument if they occasionally practice while watching television.

16 Mar 2011 16:56

Kelly Clarkson has revealed her long-awaited fifth album will not be released until September.

16 Mar 2011 16:15

Pearl Jam have demos of 25 new songs and will go into the studio next month to start a new album.

16 Mar 2011 16:15

James Lynch has spoken about his love of Les Paul electric guitars.

16 Mar 2011 14:54

Bruce Foxton was one of the star turns at the London Bass Guitar Show.

16 Mar 2011 12:45

Line 6, the industry leader in digital modeling technology for music-creation products, has added new features and an updated SDK (software development kit) enabling key new features for the growing MIDI Mobilizer third party app developer community.

16 Mar 2011 12:43

Craig Potter of Elbow has praised the Nord Stage 88 piano.

16 Mar 2011 10:26

Nate Dogg passed away aged 41 last night (15.03.11) in his hometown of Long Beach, California.

16 Mar 2011 10:00

Trent Reznor was inspired by David Bowie's ''fearlessness in reinventing himself'' to put Nine Inch Nails on hiatus.

16 Mar 2011 10:00

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders says the band's fourth album, 'Suck It And See', will be more ''poppy'' than their last LP 'Humbug'.

16 Mar 2011 08:30

The Mars Volta are looking forward to playing their new material at Sonisphere.

15 Mar 2011 16:44

Beastie Boys have confirmed the release of their first album since 'The Mix-Up' in 2007, 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two'.

15 Mar 2011 16:15

Michael Stipe only formed R.E.M. to be ''cool'' and didn't realise being a musician was such hard work.

15 Mar 2011 16:15

The Darkness are to make a new album as part of their comeback.

15 Mar 2011 14:42

The line-up for Latitude has been announced, with Suede, Paolo Nutini and The National booked as headliners.

15 Mar 2011 12:40

Kate Moss has reportedly been invited by Kanye West to perform with him at the South by South West (SXSW) festival this week.

15 Mar 2011 10:00

Shock rocker Alice Cooper has warned he may be the first act to be kicked out of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame.

15 Mar 2011 10:00

A hybrid Fender bass guitar is one of Jason Black's favourite instruments.

15 Mar 2011 09:56

Primal Scream think they are getting better as musicians and hope to release a new album next year.

15 Mar 2011 08:30

Alice Cooper had ''special tuxedos'' made for him and his original band's induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame last night (14.03.11).

15 Mar 2011 08:30

A Gibson guitar autographed by Vampire Weekend and the Doves is up for grabs as part of Twitrelief.

14 Mar 2011 18:30

Mumford and Sons will be heading back into the studio with producer Markus Dravs in the near future.

14 Mar 2011 17:00

Jennifer Lopez has revealed she has collaborated with 'Lollipop' rapper Lil Wayne on her next single 'I'm Into You' from upcoming seventh studio album 'Love?'.

14 Mar 2011 16:15

'We R Who We R' singer Kesha stunned fans at a concert in Australia this weekend after drinking a blood-like substance live on stage.

14 Mar 2011 16:15

Foo Fighters are releasing Medium Rare on vinyl next month.

14 Mar 2011 15:10

Another Fender Telecaster has been added to John 5's collection of musical instruments.

14 Mar 2011 14:05

Donnie Steele is back in Slipknot as a replacement for late bass guitar player Paul Gray.

14 Mar 2011 10:45

Westlife have parted ways with Simon Cowell after working with him for 13 years.

14 Mar 2011 10:00

Lady Gaga, P.Diddy and Katy Perry have led calls for fans to donate to aid relief for victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Friday (11.03.11).

14 Mar 2011 10:00

Black Eyed Peas member Taboo has revealed the band used to despair of his hard partying ways until his arrest drink driving and drug possession sorted him out.

14 Mar 2011 08:30

Coldplay's roadie Matt McGinn has revealed the band's lead singer Chris Martin once nearly came to blows with bassist Guy Berryman.

14 Mar 2011 08:30

Brian Eno, Muse and Radiohead have all employed the Korg Kaoss Pad while creating music.

13 Mar 2011 09:00

The Subways are to play at venues around the country in early summer.

12 Mar 2011 09:00

Thom Yorke has performed a DJ set at an American dubstep club.

11 Mar 2011 16:48

The Script frontman Danny O' Donaghue has admitted they are not more talented than other bands but thinks their success is down to hard work.

11 Mar 2011 16:15

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has admitted he knows not all of the band's fans will love every one of their albums but says he is not worried.

11 Mar 2011 16:15

Many top musicians have used the Gibson ES-335 since its creation.

11 Mar 2011 14:46

Suck It And See will be released by Arctic Monkeys in early summer.

11 Mar 2011 10:50

Metal band The Darkness have reformed after feuding brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins made peace.

11 Mar 2011 10:00

Bob Dylan - famous for his anti-establishment songs and beliefs in the 1960s - has been cleared to perform in Beijing, China.

11 Mar 2011 10:00

Nick Valensi wants to start work on the next Strokes album.

10 Mar 2011 18:30

An auction in New York of Eric Clapton's personal collection of guitars and amps has been a success.

10 Mar 2011 16:30

Alice Cooper has revealed being admitted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame means a great deal to him because it was voted for by his musical idols.

10 Mar 2011 16:15

Brandon Flowers and Mystery Jets will be part of this year's Eden Sessions.

10 Mar 2011 14:56

Bob Dylan will play in Finsbury Park in June as part of a new festival.

10 Mar 2011 12:32

Gibson has produced four new guitar straps.

10 Mar 2011 10:42

Ja Rule will start his two years jail sentence for weapons possession in June.

10 Mar 2011 08:30

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey admits the band find it hard to concentrate on rehearsing for their tour because they are always ''messing about''.

10 Mar 2011 08:30

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills has admitted that he finds it difficult to listen to his own band's music for pleasure.

10 Mar 2011 08:30

George Michael has revealed his new uptempo album has been influenced by ''club'' music and his lifestyle.

10 Mar 2011 08:30

A Roland piano was used as part of the orchestra at the Oscars.

9 Mar 2011 18:30

The line-up for the Underage Festival has been announced.

9 Mar 2011 16:52

Veteran musician Bob Dylan has been announced as the headline act at Irish music festival London Feis this summer.

9 Mar 2011 16:15

Rock legends Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine will go up against Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and Skindred in the Best UK Brand category at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.

9 Mar 2011 16:15

Duff McKagan is to pass on his financial wisdom to other musicians.

9 Mar 2011 14:50

Musicians should consider what sound they want from their guitar when altering their pickups.

9 Mar 2011 12:24

Chris Cornell is feeling nervous about taking his acoustic guitar on the road.

9 Mar 2011 09:48

Beady Eye are already planning their second album, even though their debut, 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' has just been released.

9 Mar 2011 08:30

Joy Division album Closer is to be performed at a special gig in Manchester by Peter Hook.

8 Mar 2011 18:15

Kings of Leon will be supported by Paul Weller and White Lies when they play Hyde Park this summer.

8 Mar 2011 16:16

Bobby Brown's new album, 'The Masterpiece' is dedicated to his late mother because she was such a fan of his latest work.

8 Mar 2011 16:15

Joy Division bassist Peter Hook has defended his recent tour where he has been playing the band's debut album 'Unknown Pleasures'.

8 Mar 2011 16:15

Roland and JHS were in attendance at the Newcastle Guitar Show last Sunday.

8 Mar 2011 14:15

Fender guitars and a Yamaha drum kit customised by Damien Hirst will feature at a Squeeze gig at the Royal Albert Hall.

8 Mar 2011 12:40

Gibson SG guitars have been praised by Michael Bruce.

8 Mar 2011 09:42

Steven Tyler has admitted writing his autobiography was an emotional experience and more ''cathartic'' than working on an album.

8 Mar 2011 08:30

R.E.M. have made no plans to tour as they release their latest album, with guitarist Peter Buck saying he doesn't think it will help them sell more records.

8 Mar 2011 08:30

Wasting Light has been sequenced in a way that allows it to be played in order live, Dave Grohl has explained.

7 Mar 2011 16:56

Rod Stewart is excited about making a ''tremendous'' blues album with former bandmate Jeff Beck.

7 Mar 2011 16:15

Sir Cliff Richard would love to work on a single with Lady Gaga but only if she toned her stage outfits down.

7 Mar 2011 16:15

Beady Eye will be staying away from the Oasis back catalogue when playing live.

7 Mar 2011 14:52

Jonny Greenwood has been trying out new instruments while composing music for We Need to Talk About Kevin.

7 Mar 2011 13:01

Glasvegas frontman James Allan has revealed the band cancelled shows on their 2009 US tour because he suffered an overdose.

7 Mar 2011 10:00

Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly in talks with Atlantic Records to make a country music album.

7 Mar 2011 10:00

A Gibson acoustic guitar had an important part to play in the early history of The Beatles.

7 Mar 2011 09:54

Elbow wouldn't want to alienate their fans by making an inaccessible album that hardly anyone can enjoy.

7 Mar 2011 08:30

Sex Pistols singer John Lydon wishes the band's bass player, Sid Vicious, hadn't been turned into a ''nasty, egotistical monster'' by drugs.

7 Mar 2011 08:30

Focusrite Liquid Channels have come in for praise from Carl Cox.

6 Mar 2011 09:00

Slow Club have put back the release of their album and UK tour following an illness to multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Taylor.

5 Mar 2011 09:00

Courtney Love has settled her 'twitter' lawsuit out of court for $430,000.

4 Mar 2011 16:15

Morrissey has joined Eagles as headliner of this year's Hop Farm Festival in Kent, UK.

4 Mar 2011 16:15

Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump can't understand why people assume the group had split, when they announced their hiatus last February.

4 Mar 2011 16:15

Radiohead have ''stopped planning ahead very far'', according the band's Jonny Greenwood.

4 Mar 2011 09:45

Mark King is to play at the opening of the London Bass Guitar Show.

4 Mar 2011 09:00

Maroon 5 are set to let fans help compose their next track at a special session to be held in London on March 22.

4 Mar 2011 08:30

The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger is said to be working on a new album with Eurythmics' star Dave Stewart in Los Angeles.

4 Mar 2011 08:30

James Hetfield has played Gibson Explorer guitars on a number of occasions.

3 Mar 2011 16:24

Ray Davies is keen for The Kinks to reform even if his brother Dave refuses to.

3 Mar 2011 16:15

Britney Spears has recorded a track with a ''rock feel'' featuring Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker for 'Femme Fatale'.

3 Mar 2011 09:45

'Price Tag' singer Jessie J wants to be a positive influence on young girls, known for her music rather than her wild behaviour.

3 Mar 2011 09:45

Emily Eavis has revealed more details of the Glastonbury line-up.

3 Mar 2011 09:13

Biffy Clyro have already written 16 songs for their sixth album, which they say will complete their second ''trilogy''.

3 Mar 2011 08:30

Avril Lavigne was keen to get some ''life experience'' under her belt before she wrote her fourth album 'Goodbye Lullaby'.

3 Mar 2011 06:30

My Chemical Romance want to release the material scrapped ahead of the release of their latest album before they retire.

2 Mar 2011 18:30

Pulp have joined Coldplay and Paolo Nutini on the line up for Poland's Open'er Festival in July.

2 Mar 2011 18:00

Blondie, The Cribs and Chase and Status will be playing at Kendal Calling in July.

2 Mar 2011 16:57

Spice Girls are split over Mel B and Mel C's plans to release an album compiled from 60 tracks of previously unheard material.

2 Mar 2011 16:15

George Michael will release a cover of New Order song 'True Faith' for UK charity Comic Relief.

2 Mar 2011 16:15

Dave Grohl won't let his daughter wear the baby clothes Sir Paul McCartney bought for her, and has instead had them framed.

2 Mar 2011 16:15

Drumming legend Morgan Agren chooses sE mics to record his huge drum kit set-up.

2 Mar 2011 15:47

The East End Film Festival will include the premiere of a new documentary about The Libertines.

2 Mar 2011 14:55

Travis Barker has spoken about his battle to play the drums again after surviving a plane crash.

2 Mar 2011 13:11

Roland have released updates this week for the UA-25EX audio interface and SP-555 sampler.

2 Mar 2011 12:43

Greg Hetson checked out the Fender Telecaster Deluxe last week.

2 Mar 2011 10:10

Snoop Dogg appeared on Katy Perry's huge 2010 hit single 'California Gurls' because she is ''bad''.

2 Mar 2011 09:45

Ne-Yo wants to collaborate with Jay-Z again as he feels they haven't yet fulfilled their potential to make a ''classic'' record.

2 Mar 2011 08:30

Sara Bareilles had writing block so badly while trying to make her 'Kaleidoscope Heart' album, she worried she'd never write another song.

2 Mar 2011 08:30

Lady Gaga's producer says her next single, 'Judas', is ''playful but serious'' and reckons it will be a big hit on the dancefloor.

1 Mar 2011 20:00

The members of The Libertines are currently concentrating on their solo projects.

1 Mar 2011 17:45

Justin Timberlake is planning on booking some studio time and returning to music this year.

1 Mar 2011 16:15

Ronnie Vannucci is to go into the studio in the UK to make a solo album.

1 Mar 2011 15:49

Interpol have brought in a new bass guitar player following the departure of Dave Pajo.

1 Mar 2011 14:22

Its the old Classic, The Liquid Channel is still rocking strong with the legendary Carl Cox using two units for his live show.

1 Mar 2011 12:42

Line 6 showed off its DT-50 amps at the Birmingham Guitar Show last weekend.

1 Mar 2011 12:38

A host of bands and solo acts have been confirmed for the V Festival.

1 Mar 2011 10:02

Jay-Z's early lyrics - telling of his struggle growing up in a tough part of New York - were a ''cry for help'' for his people.

1 Mar 2011 09:45

Nelly Furtado is to donate $1 million she earned performing for Libya's dictator leader Colonel Gaddafi to charity.

1 Mar 2011 09:45

Rapper Eminem and rockers Arctic Monkeys have been announced as the headliners at this year's V Festival, which takes place on the weekend of 20 and 21 August.

1 Mar 2011 08:30

Coldplay's new record features a track inspired by Ash's 2010 single 'Dare To Dream'.

1 Mar 2011 08:30