“The mixtapes are a place to respectfully play around with pop,” Bastille's Dan Smith recently said of the series.
The Queens Of The Stone Age frontman and Australian blues guitarist’s version of ‘Silent Night’ is to raise money for two separate foundations.
The clip also features appearances from The 1975’s Dirty Hit label mates No Rome and The Japanese House’s Amber Bain.
After nearly a decade-long hiatus, Manchester rock favourites Doves announced a reunion show to play Roger Daltrey’s annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit shows.
The album that “changed everything for The Rolling Stones”, ‘Beggars Banquet’ marked the start of a period of musical creativity and excellence for the band.
Once again paying homage to the blues legends that inspired him, ‘The Prophet Speaks’ finds Van Morrison at the top of his game.
A cynical act of mimicry by Sonny Boy Williamson II sparked a blues legend, the latest chapter of which has been tackled in song by Randy Newman.
Released in 1964, The Rolling Stones’ version of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Little Red Rooster’ became the first blues record to top the UK singles chart.
Perfect for the holiday season, Carpenters’ ‘Christmas Portrait’ is a timeless record that only gets better with each passing holiday.
After an uncertain start, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland were getting to be UK chart regulars by the time of 'Walking On The Moon.'
'Trapped & Unwrapped' was the only album by the band whose demise led to the formation of Love and Money and the Bathers.
The sound of Sister Luc Gabrielle and a chorus of four nuns impressed Philips Records and, soon, the world.
The jaunty, feelgood track is a celebration of the Mexican tequila in which the country superstar has an investment.
Offering an embarrassment of riches for collectors and audiophiles alike, these are the best box sets for Christmas 2018 wishlists.
'Wichita Lineman' was the only one of Glen's LPs to make the top of both the country and pop album charts.
The family group from Staunton, Virginia were giants of the traditional country music scene by the mid-1980s.
Continuing their 20th anniversary celebrations for their seminal release 'Mezzanine', Massive Attack have shared a free music app that allows users to create interactive remixes of the album’s tracks.
The ever-popular 'Galvanize' won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in February 2006.
Directed by Max Vitali, it opens with the blurry close-up of the Swedish electro-star before revealing a room of sweat-soaked dancers writhing to the music.
The history of pioneering Chicago house label DJ International is the history of dance music, taking house music around the world in the 80s and 90s.
The 11-song set will feature the band's eclectic pop, blues and bluegrass-influenced sound on the follow-up to 2016's 'Deep Waters.'
With his captivating use of melodic textures, mesmerising fingerpicking and masterful use of lyric, Nick Drake's legend continues to loom large.
Denny was one of Britain’s finest vocal talents, and the aura around her has only enhanced since her passing.
The writer-guitarist discusses his ninth solo studio album, a record on which he reaches well beyond the folk-roots base of his latter-day work.
In the early days of hip-hop, female rappers were essential to the genre’s biology, unapologetically detailing their experiences of the world they lived in.
Never one to shy away from violence, this time it's Eminem who suffers at the hands of abuse, with the music video for ‘Good Guy’ featuring singer Jessie Reyez off...
'Everythang’s Corrupt' is the multi-platinum artist’s 10th solo effort and 18th album overall.
Ranging from hardcore punk to jazz instrumentals and their trademark DIY hip-hop, ‘Ill Communication’ found Beasties defining a decade.
Nat ‘King’ Cole’s holiday hit returns to the Top 50 spot, hitting No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100.
There are no shortage of Peggy Lee Christmas recordings. The ‘Fever’ hitmaker adored the festive season – and had a unique eye for seasonal decorations.
The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack for ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’ remains a groundbreaking development in his exploration of modal jazz.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.
The track is taken from the singer's fun-packed festive album 'This Christmas Day.'
Multi-lingual and multi-talented, the Japanese singer-songwriter Rei has released an eclectic debut album that marks her as a crossover act in waiting.
The new video is a hilarious homage to teen comedies 'Mean Girls, '13 Going On 13', 'Bring It On' and 'Legally Blonde'
From ‘American Bandstand’ to Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’, US music TV has caught the winds of change in pop and rock. We revisit some classic performances.
The November 1979 show in Paris took place in front of 8,000 admiring Supertramp fans and was turned into a live album.
The Gentle Giant debut album established the group as one of the most distinctive and forward-thinking of the new wave of prog rock bands to emerge in 1970.
The music obsessive takes many forms, but the best gifts for music snobs in your life should appease their insatiable appetites…
1974's 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway,' seen by many Genesis fans as their finest hour, played a huge part in making the group the progressive rock legends they became.
Within six days of the release of Metallica's 'Reload,' the RIAA had certified the new album double platinum for two million US shipments.
Sabaton and Scorpions were previously confirmed as headliners, with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Cradle Of Filth also on the bill.
The annual Pollstar ceremony honors the top achievers in the live entertainment industry.
The new drink is an eight-year aged Dominican dark rum with notes like "aromas of dried fruit, vanilla, brown sugar, arrack and dark chocolate."
Pete Shelley, the lead singer and co-founder of punk pioneers Buzzcocks has died in Estonia reportedly from a heart attack at the age of 63.
The legendary punk album’s new edition was remastered at Turan Audio and cut to vinyl at Abbey Road Studios.
The best political punk songs have stood the test of time, remaining wholly relevant in an era when politics thrives on lies and confusion.
Ever since rearing its head in the 70s, punk politics continue to shape our way of thinking, thanks to outspoken bands unafraid of making a stand.
UNESCO, the UN's cultural and scientific agency has added Reggae to its list of "global cultural treasures" that “continues to act as a voice for all".
The new release marks the 2-Tone legends' first release with original vocalist Terry Hall since 1981.
Produced by the band with Island Records boss Chris Blackwell, it was the album that featured both ‘Lively Up Yourself’ and the original ‘No Woman, No Cry.’
The album made the UK Top 10 and is now widely regarded as one of British reggae's most essential releases.
A musical and sonic mind blast, the four LA Roxy performances have goneGoing down in history as some of Zappa and The Mothers’ finest ever live shows.
'Seventh Sojourn' was a record full of classic Moodies songs, and it was America’s favourite album for five weeks.
Styx had been placing singles on the US chart for seven years, but only twice had they entered the top ten before 'Babe.'
Gregg was born on 8 December 1947 in Nashville, one year the junior of brother Duane, with whom he would co-found the mighty blues-rock institution the Allman Brothers Band.
The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
'I Don't Know What You've Got (But It's Got Me)' became Richard's last top 20 R&B hit and featured a future superstar guitarist.
Another of Chuck Berry's set texts of rock 'n' roll was making its presence felt on 18 November 1957.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, his 1956 album, The Wildest!, blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
Awards season is officially underway with the announcement of the Golden Globes Awards, with two of the biggest films of the year, 'A Star Is Born' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' leading...
The world’s oldest and best-known classical label will use its anniversary year to continue building a lasting legacy.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
Gaga's role in the movie has generated awards buzz since 'A Star Is Born’s debut at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.