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    Lewis Capaldi announces 2020 arena tour with anxiety support hotline


    Lewis Capaldi has announced a UK-wide arena tour taking in Manchester, Glasgow and London with some proceeds going towards an anxiety hotline for those hoping to...

    Lewis Capaldi has announced a UK-wide arena tour taking in Manchester, Glasgow and London with some proceeds going towards an anxiety hotline for those hoping to attend.

    Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards reveals she suffered from severe panic attacks


    Perrie Edwards says she has previously suffered with panic attacks that felt like a “heart attack”, and she struggled to leave the house because of her...

    Perrie Edwards says she has previously suffered with panic attacks that felt like a “heart attack”, and she struggled to leave the house because of her anxiety.

    Madonna unveils Latin-influenced 14th album featuring Diplo and Quavo


    Madonna has announced that her 14th album, featuring guest appearances from Migos rapper Quavo and producer Diplo, will be released on June...

    Madonna has announced that her 14th album, featuring guest appearances from Migos rapper Quavo and producer Diplo, will be released on June 14.

    The Spice Girls send Victoria Beckham a birthday message


    The Spice Girls have paid tribute to Victoria Beckham on her birthday, and said she will always be part of the girl...

    The Spice Girls have paid tribute to Victoria Beckham on her birthday, and said she will always be part of the girl group.

    Pet Shop Boys announce new musical about Billie Trix


    Pet Shop Boys have announced they will premiere a new musical starring Frances Barber at the Edinburgh Fringe...

    Pet Shop Boys have announced they will premiere a new musical starring Frances Barber at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer Prize win


    Aretha Franklin has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize special citation, becoming the first individual woman to earn the prize since it was first awarded in...

    Aretha Franklin has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize special citation, becoming the first individual woman to earn the prize since it was first awarded in 1930.

    Singer Dua Lipa meets young refugees in Lebanon


    Dua Lipa has said meeting children uprooted by the conflict in Syria and learning of the difficulties refugees face was personal for her as her own parents once fled a war-torn...

    Dua Lipa has said meeting children uprooted by the conflict in Syria and learning of the difficulties refugees face was personal for her as her own parents once fled a war-torn region.

    Ed Sheeran to play one-off show for London charity


    Ed Sheeran is to play an intimate one-off show in aid of West End education charity the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass...

    Ed Sheeran is to play an intimate one-off show in aid of West End education charity the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust.

    EU member states approve controversial copyright reforms


    EU member states have given the green light to controversial copyright changes in the latest step aimed at making tech giants more responsible for paying creatives, musicians and news outlets more fairly for their work...

    EU member states have given the green light to controversial copyright changes in the latest step aimed at making tech giants more responsible for paying creatives, musicians and news outlets more fairly for their work online.

    Suggs announced as ambassador for music charity


    Suggs has been announced as an ambassador for the Mayor of Camden’s charity to help fund inclusive music education...

    Suggs has been announced as an ambassador for the Mayor of Camden’s charity to help fund inclusive music education programmes.

    Ariana Grande closes Coachella weekend one with hit-laden performance


    Ariana Grande brought the curtain down on weekend one of the Coachella music festival with a hit-laden set packed with guest star...

    Ariana Grande brought the curtain down on weekend one of the Coachella music festival with a hit-laden set packed with guest star appearances.

    Ariana Grande kicks off Coachella headline set with NSYNC


    Ariana Grande kicked off her headline set at the Coachella music festival by performing alongside boy band...

    Ariana Grande kicked off her headline set at the Coachella music festival by performing alongside boy band NSYNC.

    Music: Take Sophie Ellis-Bextor home to Vicar Street


    Meghan Markle once said Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Murder On The Dancefloor was her favourite song. Upon hearing of the Duchess of Sussex's comment, the creator of the aforementioned 2001 neo-disco smash recalled another...

    Meghan Markle once said Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Murder On The Dancefloor was her favourite song. Upon hearing of the Duchess of Sussex's comment, the creator of the aforementioned 2001 neo-disco smash recalled another fan.

    NYPD log books list ‘thin blue line’ holding back Beatlemania


    New York Police Department log books for the officers given the task of protecting The Beatles from hoards of screaming fans as they conquered America have gone on...

    New York Police Department log books for the officers given the task of protecting The Beatles from hoards of screaming fans as they conquered America have gone on show.
    ‘Life has been pretty tough’ – James Morrison is back and carving new path after several turbulent years in personal and professional life

    ‘Life has been pretty tough’ – James Morrison is back and carving new path after several turbulent years in personal and professional life


    Over a decade ago, before George Ezra, Lewis Capaldi, Ed Sheeran and an army of other earnest young men equipped with guitars began battling their way to the top of the charts, James Morrison forged a similar chart-topping path with a series of slickly...

    Over a decade ago, before George Ezra, Lewis Capaldi, Ed Sheeran and an army of other earnest young men equipped with guitars began battling their way to the top of the charts, James Morrison forged a similar chart-topping path with a series of slickly produced hits from the internationally acclaimed Broken Strings to You Give Me Something and Wonderful World.

    Idris Elba treats Coachella fans to DJ set


    Idris Elba dusted off his turntables as he performed a well-received DJ set at the Coachella music...

    Idris Elba dusted off his turntables as he performed a well-received DJ set at the Coachella music festival.

    Cheryl: I would consider alternative routes to have more children


    Cheryl has said she wants more children and is open to considering “other routes” to make it happen without being in a...

    Cheryl has said she wants more children and is open to considering “other routes” to make it happen without being in a relationship.

    Lulu announces 35-date UK tour


    Singer Lulu – known for hits like Shout and To sir, With Love – has announced a string of UK tour dates beginning in...

    Singer Lulu – known for hits like Shout and To sir, With Love – has announced a string of UK tour dates beginning in autumn.

    Taylor Swift teases new music with mysterious countdown


    Taylor Swift has hinted fans could be hearing new music in a fortnight as she posted a mysterious countdown to her social media...

    Taylor Swift has hinted fans could be hearing new music in a fortnight as she posted a mysterious countdown to her social media overnight.

    Childish Gambino brings day one of Coachella to a close


    Rapper Childish Gambino brought day one of Coachella to a close after thousands of fans had descended on the California desert for the annual music...

    Rapper Childish Gambino brought day one of Coachella to a close after thousands of fans had descended on the California desert for the annual music festival.

    40 years on: Thin Lizzy's last great studio album Black Rose


    Although it may not have seemed remarkable at the time, the 1970s was an era of prodigious output for the world's most significant acts. Releasing an album every year was common. Some brought out two albums per annum in rare purple patches. And a...

    Although it may not have seemed remarkable at the time, the 1970s was an era of prodigious output for the world's most significant acts. Releasing an album every year was common. Some brought out two albums per annum in rare purple patches. And a handful, Elton John included, saw fit to release three albums over the course of 12 months during especially hyper-productive periods.

    Hallelujah! How Dublin saved Handel


    Easter was early in 1742, and April 13 fell on a Tuesday. The connection is the Messiah, which had its premiere then in...

    Easter was early in 1742, and April 13 fell on a Tuesday. The connection is the Messiah, which had its premiere then in Dublin.

    All Together Now winner: Geri could give me away at wedding


    All Together Now’s winner has said it would be “amazing” if host Geri Horner could give her away – as she plans to spend the £50,000 prize money on getting...

    All Together Now’s winner has said it would be “amazing” if host Geri Horner could give her away – as she plans to spend the £50,000 prize money on getting married.

    Nipsey Hussle’s family gathers for private funeral in Los Angeles


    Nipsey Hussle’s family and friends gathered for a private funeral on Friday on a day when the slain rapper was also honoured by his hometown of Los...

    Nipsey Hussle’s family and friends gathered for a private funeral on Friday on a day when the slain rapper was also honoured by his hometown of Los Angeles.

    Four shot near Nipsey Hussle procession route


    A shooting killed one person and wounded three others near the funeral procession route for killed rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los...

    A shooting killed one person and wounded three others near the funeral procession route for killed rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles.

    Robbie Williams and Ayda Field quit The X Factor


    Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have quit The X Factor, saying they will not return to the show next...

    Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have quit The X Factor, saying they will not return to the show next year.

    Ariana Grande among headliners at the Coachella music festival


    Ariana Grande will be among the headline acts at the Coachella music festival as thousands of fans gather in the California...

    Ariana Grande will be among the headline acts at the Coachella music festival as thousands of fans gather in the California desert.

    Stormzy cancels Snowbombing appearance citing ‘racial profiling’


    Stormzy has pulled out of his headline performance at Snowbombing Festival just hours before he was due to go on stage after accusing the festival of “racial...

    Stormzy has pulled out of his headline performance at Snowbombing Festival just hours before he was due to go on stage after accusing the festival of “racial profiling”.

    Mariah Carey to receive icon honour at Billboard Music Awards


    Mariah Carey, who has had more number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than any other artist, will receive the icon award at the 2019 Billboard Music...

    Mariah Carey, who has had more number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than any other artist, will receive the icon award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

    Matt Bellamy delights Muse fans with black hole tweet


    Muse frontman Matt Bellamy used the news of the first photo of a black hole to make reference to one of the band’s most famous...

    Muse frontman Matt Bellamy used the news of the first photo of a black hole to make reference to one of the band’s most famous songs.

    Audience to fight Martians on the Thames in Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds show


    Virtual reality technology, holograms and immersive theatre will plunge members of the public into Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds when a new production opens in London next...

    Virtual reality technology, holograms and immersive theatre will plunge members of the public into Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds when a new production opens in London next month.

    Gloria Estefan details emotional journey to bring life story to West End


    Gloria Estefan has spoken about the emotional experience of watching her life story being performed in front of her eyes in a new West End...

    Gloria Estefan has spoken about the emotional experience of watching her life story being performed in front of her eyes in a new West End show.

    Gloria Estefan hopes West End musical ‘brings the Latin fire’ to UK


    Gloria Estefan has said she is looking forward to tucking into bread sauce and steak and kidney pie when the musical about her life arrives in the West...

    Gloria Estefan has said she is looking forward to tucking into bread sauce and steak and kidney pie when the musical about her life arrives in the West End.

    Madonna set to perform at Eurovision Song Contest


    Madonna is set to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel amid calls to boycott the...

    Madonna is set to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel amid calls to boycott the event.

    Taylor Swift donates £86,000 to LGBT advocacy group in Tennessee


    Taylor Swift has made another intervention in local politics and donated money to an LGBT advocacy group in her adopted state of...

    Taylor Swift has made another intervention in local politics and donated money to an LGBT advocacy group in her adopted state of Tennessee.
    Madonna to perform at Eurovision Song Contest in Israel

    Madonna to perform at Eurovision Song Contest in Israel


    Madonna will make a guest appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month, her representatives said on...

    Madonna will make a guest appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month, her representatives said on Monday.

    Australia’s Eurovision pick responds to Roger Waters’ call for Israel boycott


    Australia’s Eurovision contestant has defended her decision to compete in this year’s competition in Israel after Roger Waters called on her to boycott the...

    Australia’s Eurovision contestant has defended her decision to compete in this year’s competition in Israel after Roger Waters called on her to boycott the event.

    Beyonce channels Maya Angelou in first trailer for Netflix film


    Poet and activist Maya Angelou intones over footage from Beyonce’s acclaimed Coachella performance in the first trailer for the US artist’s Netflix...

    Poet and activist Maya Angelou intones over footage from Beyonce’s acclaimed Coachella performance in the first trailer for the US artist’s Netflix film.

    Mark Feehily says Westlife image was ‘too clean-cut’


    Mark Feehily has said the image of Westlife was “too clean-cut” and pop stars today present a more realistic image for...

    Mark Feehily has said the image of Westlife was “too clean-cut” and pop stars today present a more realistic image for fans.

    Vick Hope wants Meghan’s baby to become a Capital listener – just like Kate’s


    The hosts of Roman Kemp’s Capital radio breakfast show have said they hope the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby will grow up listening to their programme – just like their...

    The hosts of Roman Kemp’s Capital radio breakfast show have said they hope the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby will grow up listening to their programme – just like their cousins.

    Olly Murs explains nude photo after The Voice win


    Olly Murs has explained his decision to strip off for a photo in his big red chair after his contestant, Molly Hocking, won the UK series of The...

    Olly Murs has explained his decision to strip off for a photo in his big red chair after his contestant, Molly Hocking, won the UK series of The Voice.

    '4,000 homeless Irish children is disgusting and very sad' - Laura Whitmore


    Laura Whitmore is lost in a snack-filled dream world. "Oh, I have a Tayto sandwich on special occasions," she swoons. "But not every day," she says, adding that: "I get my mum to send me over tea bags. There is a little shop at the end of my road with an...

    Laura Whitmore is lost in a snack-filled dream world. "Oh, I have a Tayto sandwich on special occasions," she swoons. "But not every day," she says, adding that: "I get my mum to send me over tea bags. There is a little shop at the end of my road with an Irish section. They have little things like your bags of crisps and tea bags etc." Laura then names the five things she misses about Ireland. "My mam's cooking," she says of her beloved Carmel's cuisine.
    Pacifist composer Tippett outed as Trotskyist 'traitor'

    Pacifist composer Tippett outed as Trotskyist 'traitor'


    He was one of the 20th Century's greatest composers, a staunch pacifist who wrote the anti-war masterpiece A Child of Our Time and was imprisoned for 61 nights as a conscientious objector to World War...

    He was one of the 20th Century's greatest composers, a staunch pacifist who wrote the anti-war masterpiece A Child of Our Time and was imprisoned for 61 nights as a conscientious objector to World War II.

    Michael Ball: I suffered with nerves for years


    Michael Ball has told how he grappled with nerves and panic attacks early in his...

    Michael Ball has told how he grappled with nerves and panic attacks early in his career.

    Emma Bunton gets fresh funding for ethical baby business


    Emma Bunton has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for her ethical baby business, in a funding round which attracted offers for double the target...

    Emma Bunton has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for her ethical baby business, in a funding round which attracted offers for double the target amount.

    Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson made honorary citizen of Sarajevo


    Bosnia’s capital has declared Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen for the concert he performed while the city was under siege during the 1992-95...

    Bosnia’s capital has declared Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen for the concert he performed while the city was under siege during the 1992-95 war.
    Incognito: Bono's artwork included in secret sale

    Incognito: Bono's artwork included in secret sale


    More than 1,000 artists - including Bono and Paul Costelloe - have dug out their paintbrushes out for the Jack and Jill...

    More than 1,000 artists - including Bono and Paul Costelloe - have dug out their paintbrushes out for the Jack and Jill Foundation.

    André Previn - the man who struck a chord across the spectrum of music


    When that great entertainer André Previn passed away just over five weeks ago at the age of 89, he left a legacy that extended right across the spectrum of...

    When that great entertainer André Previn passed away just over five weeks ago at the age of 89, he left a legacy that extended right across the spectrum of music.

    The Voice winners: Where are they now?


    Seven singers have been crowned the winner of TV talent show The Voice, and each has tried to pursue their musical dreams following success on...

    Seven singers have been crowned the winner of TV talent show The Voice, and each has tried to pursue their musical dreams following success on screen.