Lasers, Confetti, and Ed Sheeran Return to Coldplay

Coldplay's next album's marketing is a study in contrasts to that of its predecessor. Everyday Life, a 2019 experimental double album, was launched via typewritten letters to fans and classified advertisements in local newspapers. Its showcase performance in Jordan included the record being performed in its entirety without an audience. Its follow-up, on the other […]

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Questions for Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan?

Dave Gahan, frontman of Depeche Mode, continues our new series in which Guardian readers ask stars of cinema and music questions. His newest album with the duet Soulsavers is released next month. Depeche Mode has carved out its own darkly lighted corner of British music for over 40 years, managing to be campy, gothic, joyful, […]

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‘I View Jazz as a Superpower,' Says Oscar Winner Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste, a composer and pianist, was on the move in June 2020. From his dressing area at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where he works as the bandleader for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, he was scoring Pixar's first Black-led movie, Soul, throughout the week. He was working on the music for his eighth album, We […]

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‘John Wanted a Divorce,' McCartney Says of the Beatles Breakup

It's still the most studied breakup in rock history: the one that established the standard. Paul McCartney bore the brunt of the blame when the Beatles broke up more than 50 years ago, with Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr going their separate ways. McCartney, on the other hand, is finally putting […]

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‘I Wanted to Reach Those Students Back Home That They Can Succeed'

The placards were the first thing Danzal Baker noticed when he arrived at Arnhem Land's airport two years ago. He laughs, "They said, 'Welcome home Danzal Baker AKA Baker Boy!'" Baker returned home after years of performing his catchy and original hip-hop music across the country and around the world — on festival lineups, headline […]

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Adele's 30th Album a "Huge Global Event"

The remaining months of 2021 have being rushed to be defined. It'll be a discontented winter, with supply chain disruptions and maybe blackouts; a post-lockdown return to dressing up and going out. Adele will surely be the star of the season. The best-selling female album artist of the twenty-first century announced her comeback this week, […]

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