Move aside, Mariah! Scram, Wham! Spare a thought this festive break for the following lesser-known but genuinely awesome Christmas songs that are cruelly overlooked every time December rolls around.
In London this weekend (December 19) and fancy seeing stunning photography of recent music history's biggest bands? A new exhibition open at Hoxton Galleries on Kingsland Road collecting incredible shots of the Dr Dre, Bjork, Spice Girls, Oasis and more opened today featuring the talents of revered music photographers Harry Borden, Ian Davies, Grant Fleming, Chris Floyd, Pat Pope and Graeme Roberston. Here's a taster of the snaps on display at Bigger Than God.
Now 2014 is almost at an end, how well do you remember the year's maddest music quotes? From big-mouth newcomers to the usual suspects - Noel Gallagher, Morrissey and the likes - it's been another vintage year for rockstar soundbite gold. Reckon you can tell the real witticisms, put downs and interview faux pas' from the fakes?
This year, over a million vinyl records were sold for the first time in the last two decades. Meanwhile, HMV posted a £17 million profit just a year after going into liquidation. In other news, up is down. Black is white. Cats and dogs are living together. It’s been a mixed-up year for anyone trying to make sense of the music biz, and a nightmare for anyone trying to predict the future.