Andy Taylor says he has stage 4 cancer and there is no treatment

Duran Duran, L-R: Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Andy Taylor. The band’s original guitarist has revealed he has stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Photograph: David Bebber/REUTERS   During his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the original guitarist of a British new wave group discloses his illness in […]

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After “fatphobia” allegations, Taylor Swift edits music video

‘Intrusive thoughts’ … Taylor Swift. Photograph: NBC/Todd Owyoung/Getty Images   The singer was first shown in the promotional video for the tune Anti-Hero reading the judgement “fat” off her bathroom scales   Days after its original release, the music video for Taylor Swift’s song Anti-Hero, the first single from her upcoming album Midnights, was changed to […]

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More racial conspiracies are in Kanye West-Tucker Carlson footage

After donning a “white lives matter” T-shirt, the rapper uses antisemitic stereotypes in an interview   Kanye West at Paris fashion week this month. Photograph: Stéphane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images   Unaired portions of an interview between Kanye West and Tucker Carlson on Fox News show the American rapper making a number of remarks based on racial conspiracies, […]

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Coldplay postpone gigs following Chris Martin’s’serious lung ailment’

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs on stage in Bogota, Colombia, on 16 September, during the band’s Music of the Spheres world tour. Photograph: Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda/EPA   Eight Brazil gigs on the global tour will be moved to next year, according to the band, who claims the 45-year-old singer is “under strict doctor’s orders” to rest […]

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Coolio’s 59-year-old death prompted tributes from celebrities

Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known as Coolio, in New York in 2015. Image by Kris Connor/Getty Images   Among those paying tribute is Michelle Pfeiffer, whose 1995 film Gangsta’s Paradise contained the popular song of the same name   The Grammy-winning artist Coolio, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 59, has […]

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Dressing Up Was Great, But My Codpiece Was Notably Unfragrant: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson, the multimillion-selling prog rockers Jethro Tull’s frontman, told me in 1993 that 2000 would be a good moment to put up his flute. He says now, “I think I was confusing myself with British Airways pilots who are out when they turn 65.” “If you’re a fully vaccinated professional tennis player, you might […]

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