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Dusty Hill’s voice, tone and passion for the blues lifted ZZ Top into greatness
With the bassist’s death aged 72, one of rock’s great partnerships comes to an end, where raunch met ranch in absurdist, progressive American music

Michael Hann

29, Jul, 2021 @10:55 AM

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ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies aged 72
The band’s bassist for more than 50 years died in his sleep at his Texas home

Benjamin Lee

28, Jul, 2021 @7:24 PM

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Joey Jordison obituary
Drummer and songwriter with the heavy metal band Slipknot whose thunderous playing was enhanced by a sense of theatre

Adam Sweeting

28, Jul, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Tom Jones review – still displaying stunning prowess at 81
Rejecting the hits to perform recent No 1 album Surrounded by Time in full, Jones explores its cover versions with bombast, heart and wisdom

Ian Gittins

28, Jul, 2021 @10:25 AM

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Joey Jordison, Slipknot’s founding drummer, dies at age 46
Family announce that metal musician, who had transverse myelitis, a nerve disease, died ‘peacefully in his sleep’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jul, 2021 @10:25 AM

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Gender equality improves in UK music industry boardrooms
Twelve trade bodies including the British Phonographic Industry and UK Music add female board members since disparity highlighted in 2020

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jul, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Play on, maestros … our pick of the BBC Proms 2021
The season may be slightly shorter than usual, but this year’s Proms will still include many tantalising pairings, several premieres and a fond farewell

Martin Kettle, Erica Jeal, Andrew Clements and Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Laura Nyro: the phenomenal singers’ singer the 60s overlooked
Elton John idolised her and she wrote hits for the likes of Barbra Streisand, but her musical ambitions were out of sync with the times. Now a new collection reveals her intense originality in full

Richard Williams

27, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Simon Rattle: I always avoided ‘jingoistic’ Last Night of the Proms
Conductor admits elements of event known for its flag-waving and patriotic anthems made him uneasy

Lanre Bakare

26, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Britney Spears asks for accountant to replace father as conservator
Los Angeles court filing reveals Jason Rubin requested to take over position currently held by father Jamie Spears

Guardian staff and agencies

26, Jul, 2021 @10:25 PM

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Pink offers to pay fines for Norwegian women’s beach handball team
European Handball Federation fined players €1,500 for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms

Georgina Quach

26, Jul, 2021 @5:39 PM

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‘Finally!’ Bayreuth festival gets a female conductor for first time
Oksana Lyniv conducts Wagner’s opera Flying Dutchman in front of audience including Angela Merkel

Kate Connolly in Berlin

26, Jul, 2021 @3:08 PM

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