Music

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Ozzy Osbourne to undergo major surgery ‘to determine rest of his life’
Wife Sharon Osbourne announces procedure, as rock star continues to experience difficulties after 2019 fall

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘I once played drums for Stevie Wonder’: Max Beesley’s honest playlist
The Mad Dogs and Suits star loves the Stone Roses and was a session musician for Robbie Williams – but which festive song makes him storm out of the room?

As told to Rich Pelley

13, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I know what it’s like to be frightened’: John Lydon on loneliness, lyrics and life as a Sex Pistol
After 45 years of picking fights, the former Johnny Rotten is squaring up to his ex-bandmates, director Danny Boyle and anyone who disrespects the Queen. But what’s really impressive is his capacity for love

Tim Jonze

13, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Harry Styles review – joy, tears and conga lines at Harry’s house party
This first solo stadium show from the ex-One Direction star is a delight, thanks to his catalogue of great songs – and megawatt charisma

Malcolm Jack

13, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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La Bohème review – Death stalks Puccini’s lovers at Glyndebourne
Floris Visser’s new production puts a dark spin on this story of doomed lovers – which only heightens the life-affirming vibrancy of the music

Erica Jeal

12, Jun, 2022 @3:51 PM

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‘I had impostor syndrome’: Taylor Swift talks becoming a director
At a Tribeca film festival event, the singer discussed directing the short All Too Well as well as the difficult time she went through over control of her music

Rob LeDonne

12, Jun, 2022 @1:40 PM

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Regina Spektor: ‘Songs are my byproduct in this world. I leave a trail of them’
On the release of her eighth album, the Russian-born singer-songwriter talks about making music amid children and Covid –and why stories are the best vehicle for emotional truth

Dorian Lynskey

12, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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George Ezra: Gold Rush Kid review – introspective, sunshine-ready pop
The Hertfordshire charmer returns with his customary peppy singles, along with some more thoughtful fare

Michael Cragg

12, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Grace Jones review – eerily unchanged artist has us all slaves to her rhythm
Royal Festival Hall, London
Stylish and commanding, Grace Jones retains perfect poise in this strong show – even during a hula-hooping wardrobe malfunction

Alexis Petridis

12, Jun, 2022 @11:19 AM

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Moonchild Sanelly: Phases review – on track for global adulation
With this versatile, fizzing double album, the South African rapper holds on to her originality while reaching out to western audiences

Kitty Empire

12, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Vieux Farka Touré: Les Racines review – exquisite return to the Malian source
The Malian guitarist returns to the spare style of his father in this haunting set addressing unrest in his homeland

Neil Spencer

11, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Freddie Mercury’s ‘priceless’ stamp collection to be celebrated
Postal Museum show celebrates the Queen singer’s youthful passion for philately

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media correspondent

11, Jun, 2022 @1:51 PM

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