Alexis Petridis: It's hardly the big personal reveal that it's been promoted as, but Damon Albarn's first solo album is still a lovely piece of work
Open thread: In the wake of the online furore over Avril Lavigne's latest promo, we want your nominations for the worst music videos of all time
Rap group's leader says they have to resolve their dispute with Raekwon, who has condemned new material as 'mediocre'
Politician says those who condemn the Canadian seal cull should 'talk to the people whose lives are affected by the seal hunt'
The pioneering folk-punkers didn't just rework the past at their 30th anniversary celebrations, but they always went full-tilt, writes Robin Denselow
The OneRepublic frontman talks to Michael Cragg about working with Harry Styles, Beyoncé's writing skills and Bono's casual attitude to security
He might not like playing live, but the Massive Attack mainstay's career survey held the audience in the palm of his hand, writes Malcolm Jack
Today's entry in our playlist series sees our lover of all things twangy and bearded recommending five new songs from the States
Engineer Chauncey Mahan detained after reportedly trying to extort money for safe return of rapper's master tapes
1-2-3-4! One of the many good things about a 10-song Ramones playlist is that you can get through the entire thing in less than half your lunch hour …
Lily Allen visits the Guardian's studio to perform a live version of Our Time, the third single from her soon-to-be-released third album
President says the DJ and producer 'helped open minds and bring people together'
Everyone's favourite pianist Jools Holland is back with another series of Later..., and this week he's invited his friends Paolo, Neil and Joan over for a singsong. Here's a liveblog about it all.
The multimillionaire superstar told Oprah Winfrey that being successful is not about skin colour, but a state of mind. Some say he just got lucky ...
Loose Tubes, the boundary-busting jazz orchestra who once played a Debenhams escalator, are back. They explain why they feel it's time to return to their glorious controlled chaos. By John Fordham