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Slowthai on Mercury nomination, Boris Johnson and supporting Liam Gallagher

As people are starting to quietly trail out of the room at the end of the Mercury Prize 2019 announcement, a loud voice shouts out from the podium: "Yes, mate! Mercury nominated, mate!" While all...

A$AP Rocky: Donald Trump demands Sweden release US rapper charged with assault

Donald Trump has told Sweden to "give A$AP Rocky his freedom" after the US rapper was charged there with assault. In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said he had watched the video of the...

Mercury Prize nominee Anna Calvi: We need political music in dark times

Anna Calvi has said it is impossible to write music in 2019 "without having the political state we're in in mind". The art-rock singer-songwriter released her third album, Hunter, last year, addressing issues such as...

Mercury Prize 2019: The 1975, Foals and Dave among acts up for award

Foals, The 1975, Dave, Anna Calvi and Cate Le Bon are among the artists whose albums have been shortlisted for this year's Mercury Prize. Other acts up for the prestigious award are Fontaines DC, black...

Capping a ‘wonderful life’: Sir Paul McCartney writes first musical

Sir Paul McCartney is to write a musical for the first time - an adaption of the 1946 Frank Capra film It's a Wonderful Life. The Christmas classic was nominated for...

Are celebrities putting themselves at risk by using FaceApp?

An app which artificially alters faces to make them look older has gone viral on social media over the past few days, with people rushing to download it and take part in the #FaceAppChallenge. But...

Emeli Sande: Adele beat me to my name

Emeli Sande didn't begin her career with that name. If it hadn't been for a certain Tottenham-born star beating the singer and songwriter to the punch, you'd be reading about Adele Sande right now.Everyone kept...

Kevin Spacey sexual assault case dropped by prosecutors

Prosecutors have dropped a case accusing Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting a young man at a US bar in 2016. The House Of Cards actor was accused of getting the 18-year-old drunk and then groping...

R Kelly refused bail as prosecutor says singer is ‘still a danger to young...

A judge in the US has ordered R Kelly to remain behind bars without bail after a prosecutor claimed the singer would still pose a danger to young girls if he was set free. Speaking...

The Killers’ Glastonbury set was loudest in festival’s history, says audio company

The Killers, who headlined this year's Glastonbury Festival, have reportedly set a site record after performing the loudest set ever heard at Worthy Farm. According to Martin Audio, the company that provided the sound...

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