Brandi Carlile

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Elton John announces new album made with A-list guests in lockdown
Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj and Stevie Nicks are on eclectic guestlist for The Lockdown Sessions, with Elton describing himself as ‘a session musician’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Sep, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Barry Gibb: Greenfields – Gibb Brothers' Songbook Vol 1 review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
With subtle, beautiful arrangements, this foray into country-pop with covers by the likes of Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell and Gillian Welch is testament to the Bee Gees’ greatness

Alexis Petridis

07, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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'It's an act of defiance': the rise of all-female festival lineups
Major music festivals such as Reading and Leeds continue to feature mostly male artists, but a number of events are fighting back by removing men from the billing altogether

Sarah Marsh

20, Aug, 2019 @9:21 AM

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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration review – heartfelt tribute to revered singer
From Chaka Khan to James Taylor, an all-star lineup perform some of Joni Mitchell’s finest songs to mark her 75th birthday

Leslie Felperin

15, Mar, 2019 @10:00 AM

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In silencing Drake, the Grammys continue to have a problem with rap | Alexis Petridis
The Canadian rapper’s speech was cut off, further damaging the standing of the ceremony in the hip-hop community, despite championing more women

Alexis Petridis

11, Feb, 2019 @1:31 PM

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Brandi Carlile on her song to subvert the Grammys: ‘It's a call to action’
This year’s most-nominated woman on Sunday’s awards show, marrying her wife illegally and her all-female festival

Eve Barlow

08, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Grammys' female producers scheme backed by Pharrell and Ariana Grande
Justin Bieber among 200 industry figures to support proposal that at least two women are considered for every technical job

Laura Snapes

01, Feb, 2019 @5:46 PM

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Barack Obama reveals his cultural highlights of 2018, from Roma to Zadie Smith
The former US president is still releasing his best-of lists, and 2018’s includes everyone from Lauren Groff to Nancy Wilson, via the Carters and The Death of Stalin

Lanre Bakare

28, Dec, 2018 @5:16 PM

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The best albums and tracks of 2018: how our writers voted
We’ve revealed our top albums and tracks of the year – now it’s time to discover the favourite albums and tracks of the Guardian’s music critics

Guardian music

21, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Grammy nominations 2019: Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the pack
Strong showing for female and hip-hop artists suggest renewed focus on diversity – but it’s a mediocre year for British acts

Laura Snapes

07, Dec, 2018 @4:31 PM

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A Change Is Gonna Come: Music for Human Rights review – musical depths in cliche-free protest songs
This celebration of political anthems – performed by Carleen Anderson, Speech Debelle, Nikki Yeoh and Nubya Garcia – transformed them into compelling art

John Lewis

22, May, 2018 @11:02 AM

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10 Americana albums to look forward to in 2017
From Ryan Adams to Rose Cousins by way of Dead Man Winter, next year promises sets to delight and excite in equal measure

Mark Guarino

27, Dec, 2016 @1:00 PM

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