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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Nobody will help us; we’ll do everything ourselves. Despite the odds, Newcastle’s vibrant DIY music scene is thriving

Left to right: Kenosist, Mariam Rezaei, Me Lost Me, Geoff Kirkwood and Late Girl. Composite: Guardian Design; Fairlight Photography; Michelle Allen; Anya Clayton   Although funding is running out and venues are shutting, the underground music scene in the north-east is booming, with everything from pagan folk to deep techno to raw noise   A 40-minute […]

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Taylor Swift is first to dominate Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

Taylor Swift at the 2022 Toronto international film festival. She has become the first artist in history to claim the Top 10 slots of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Photograph: Valérie Macon/AFP/Getty Images   Drake, who held the previous record with nine of the top singles for a week last year, has been overtaken by Singer […]

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Kasabian review—raucous electro bounce fills an incredibly huge concert

‘The coat comes off after three songs’ … Pizzorno on stage in Manchester. Photograph: Myles Wright/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock   AO Arena, Manchester As the band’s terrifying live performance’s new leader, Serge Pizzorno adds fresh funk and soft rock to the group’s signature guitar anthems   The day before Tom Meighan was found guilty of abusing his […]

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The Beatles: Revolver Special Edition (Super Deluxe) review—real-time experimental brilliance

The Beatles in Abbey Road Studios during filming of the Paperback Writer and Rain promo films. Photograph: Apple Corps   (Apple Corps Ltd/Capitol/UMe) This enlarged, remixed, and remastered CD reveals songs’ deeper meanings and transformations   It may seem as if there aren’t many more surprises to learn about The Beatles given how thoroughly their career […]

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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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