Bo Bruce came second in the first series of The Voice and wowed viewers with some spectral and transcendent vocal performances, despite being devastated by the fact that her terminally ill mother was at the time dying of pancreatic cancer.
19 March 2013, 2:27pm
Is indie rock poised for a comeback? For two years or so now, the charts have been dominated by tinny, Autotune-heavy rave-pop and sensitive acoustic troubadours, but new pretenders such as Peace, Alt-J, Toy, Palma Violets and Savages are ensuring that loud, edgy guitars are fighting back.
14 March 2013, 2:52pm
The mental image of Mariah Carey gingerly picking her way through the Glastonbury mud in her six-inch Manolo Blahniks is just too delicious – but sadly it doesn't look likely to come true. As the speculation continues to mount over the identity of this year's Glasto headliners, festival organiser Emily Eavis today took to Twitter to rubbish tabloid reports that both Mimi and Prince were in advanced talks to visit Worthy Farm
17 April 2012, 3:30pm
How much longer can the BBC justify not bringing back Top of the Pops?
It was 1964 when BBC Head of Variety Bill Cotton launched TOTP, commenting that he felt it was the corporation’s duty to broadcast a programme that showcased each week’s biggest selling singles: “It is simple, and right.” The show then bowled along for 42 years, during the majority of which it was essential viewing for Britain’s pop fans.