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Kennedy Center Honors 2022: George Clooney, U2 and Gladys Knight among honourees
Christian pop singer Amy Grant and Cuban-American composer Tania León also recognised for prestigious yearly award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2022 @9:41 AM

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Eddie Vedder cancels Pearl Jam concert due to throat damage from extreme weather
Band cite heat, dust and smoke from French wildfires as the cause of vocal cord damage, resulting in cancellation of Vienna gig

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

21, Jul, 2022 @1:58 PM

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Song of the summer 2022: our writers pick their favourite tracks
From Beyoncé to Bad Bunny to Jungle, Guardian critics recommend their most played songs of the season

Kate Hutchinson, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Rob LeDonne, Laura Snapes, Adrian Horton, Kyle Mullin, Tshepo Mokoena, Michael Cragg, Jim Farber, Benjamin Lee and Bryan Armen Graham

21, Jul, 2022 @5:27 AM

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Metallica’s Master of Puppets conjures UK Top 40 hit thanks to Stranger Things
1986 song gets first ever UK chart placing after appearing in season finale, reaching No 22

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Jul, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Paul Ryder, Happy Mondays bassist, dies aged 58
Guitarist and brother of frontman Shaun hailed as a ‘true pioneer and legend’ by band whose sound was driven by his bass lines

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Jul, 2022 @3:25 PM

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Kanye West sued over alleged $7.1m unpaid fees for production company
Phantom Labs, which crafted stage sets for West’s concerts, accused rapper of ‘weaponising fame and reputation to take advantage of eager collaborators’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, Jul, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Post your questions for Zooey Deschanel
As her duo She & Him release a Beach Boys covers album, the actor-musician will answer your questions – post them below

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Jul, 2022 @10:40 AM

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Bob Dylan’s £1.5m Blowin’ in the Wind vinyl is a bespoke insult to pop music
This ultra-elitist one-off auction item not only flies in the face of the genre – but runs counter to the spirit of the song itself

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2022 @10:29 AM

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‘I’m just weird!’ Meet Steve Lacy, the sexed-up heir to Stevie Wonder and Prince
At just 24, the Compton-raised artist is incredibly well connected, working with stars like Kendrick Lamar and making wondrous solo tracks. He reveals the breakups, freakouts and sexuality struggles he’s faced so far

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Carlos Santana recovers after onstage collapse in Detroit
74-year-old guitarist says he ‘forgot to eat and drink water so dehydrated and passed out’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jul, 2022 @8:03 AM

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin plays impromptu song at pub post-Glastonbury
In rural village, frontman performed A Sky Full of Stars for a couple who were planning to play the song as their first dance when they marry

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jun, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Cause of death of Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher revealed
Keyboardist who died aged 60 in May suffered aortic dissection, with band saying ‘he passed naturally and without prolonged suffering’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Jun, 2022 @7:52 AM

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