Performance anxiety: the secret life of the lead singer

The stereotypical frontman is charismatic and swaggeringly confident. But some bands have a reluctant star. From the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon to Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches, rockers tell Tim Jonze about their fears and insecurities – and why they dread all eyes on them

Kate Bush, the queen of art-pop who defied her critics

Simon Reynolds: The singer's much-anticipated series of concerts are a sell-out, her return to the stage heralded by critics everywhere. Yet her particular brand of carefully crafted fantasy was not always so widely acclaimed