Black Sabbath guitar legend Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, but the reunited group says it will not derail plans for their new album. A statement on the band's Facebook page reads: "With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with...

In November 1972 the band relocated to Kingston, Jamaica's Dynamic Sound Studios. Keith Richards said in 2002: "Jamaica was one of the few places that would let us all in! By that time about the only country that I was allowed to exist in was Switzerland, which was damn...

Remember the Greek mythological sirens, the seductive bird-women who lured nearby sailors to death by shipwreck with their beautiful, haunting voices? Warpaint is kind of like that. Read the rest of the story here

"Gee my life's a funny thing, am I still too young?" The sound, often later reflected on by Bowie as "plastic soul", was matched by a cynical lyric, making references to McCarthyism, black repression via Rosa Parks, Richard Nixon (who had resigned the U.S. Presidency two days before the recording...

Sydney Spies organized a protest after administrators told her the senior portrait she submitted would not be printed in the yearbook because her attire in the photo violated dress code, Spies said. The high school requires that tops “fully cover the chest, back, abdomen and sides of the student.” A...

Google+ Growth Accelerating. Passes 62 million users. Adding 625,000 new users per day. Prediction: 400 million users by end of 2012. Google+ is adding new users at a very rapid pace. It may be the holidays, the TV commercials, the Android 4 signups, celebrity and brand appeal, or positive word...

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An image of Morrissey has been hidden in Google Earth, outside the iconic Salford Lads Club. A pixilated image of The Smiths singer can be seen outside the venue's posting on the site, apparently hidden by a clever fan of the band working for the company. You can see the frontman...

The Thin White Duke doing everyday stuff like bowling, eating peas and riding the subway like the Superstar he is. More here

Get ready to board a plane to Brooklyn, Paris, London and Jamaica, says Peter Edge, chief executive of RCA Records. Zoom Zoom

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As Adele puts it, "This song is nearly perfect in every way." She's referring to the classic "I Can't Make You Love Me." Written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin and recorded by Bonnie Raitt on her Luck of the Draw album, Mojo magazine voted "I Can't Make You...

Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Born To Die‘ single is released in just over two weeks in the UK – January 22nd, to be precise – but that didn’t stop her from performing ‘Video Games‘ instead on Jonathan Ross this evening. Check it out below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pylOpYlFekw&w=560&h=315]

A true industry veteran, Peter Jenner has managed Pink Floyd, T-Rex, Ian Dury, The Clash and Eddi Reader among others. He’s now head of the International Music Managers’ Forum. Watch it here

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VMx39XZjoo&w=560&h=315] This was the grand finale at Portlandia's San Francisco show on December 30th, 2011. With Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Mirah and Thao. Video taken by eva silverman @ PushcartDesign.com

2 of my fave quotes from Charlie Watts: "I don't have anything to say but if I did, I would have to say that it is fucking cold outside." "Five years work and twenty years hanging around." [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMA5aSr6kkQ&w=420&h=315]