Tim Peacock

As fast-rising stars such as Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi and Post Malone have proved over the past 12 months, modern pop music — in its many guises — is in particularly rude health right now. That’s a reason to celebrate in itself, but the really exciting news is…


Louis Chilton

It’s never been easier to listen to music while working out. Wireless headphones and online streaming have given exercisers a world of musical possibilities at their fingertips. But what are the best workout songs for an intense gym session?

While everyone has their own personal preference for music…


Rashad Grove

Before ‘Black Beatles’ and before Swae Lee hooked up with Kanye West, Lee and Slim Jxmmi were just two brothers operating outside hip-hop’s established guard as the duo Rae Sremmurd. The siblings hailed from Tupelo, Mississippi, but found their footing in the Southern hip-hop haven of Atlanta, where…


uDiscover Team

From playing drums in cult alt.rock band Redd Kross, to working with French electronica outfit Air and creating scores for some of the finest movies and TV shows of the 21st Century (his work on the Lost In Translation soundtrack earned him a BAFTA nomination), composer Brian Reitzell’s…


Tim Peacock

Pioneering US horror punks Misfits’ lengthy career hasn’t yielded chart placings and industry awards, but their influence has spread like a virus. …


Martin Chilton

“Nobody embraced Christmas as my father did,” said Nancy Sinatra of Frank, a singer who remains indelibly associated with the holiday season.

One of Frank Sinatra’s first Christmas songs was a version of the Victorian classic ‘Jingle Bells’, which he first recorded in 1948, merrily singing the famous…


Tim Peacock

In just a few short weeks, we’ll be entering a new decade in which a fresh generation of artists will surely emerge and rip up music’s rule book all over again. 2019 has, however, been one of the best years for quality pop hits in recent history, so…


Martin Chilton

Tommie Connor, a songwriter from Bloomsbury, in London, received a strange commission in the early 50s: to write a song promoting the annual Christmas card of the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue department store in New York. The song-sheet holiday card, which included Connor’s lyrics to ‘I Saw Mommy…


Martin Chilton

Reinhold Mack, the celebrated German record producer who worked with Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, vividly remembers the first time he met Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury. They bonded over drinks in a Munich beer garden. …

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