Just over three months since he broke his leg and Foo Fighters were forced to pull out of Glastonbury, Dave Grohl hobbles on stage at Austin City Limits on crutches and pulls himself into the custom made throne he's been using at the band's recent gigs. It's from there he conducts tonight's entire show, and it's a testament to his stage presence how you soon forget his movements are largely restricted.
'Kid A', Radiohead’s fourth album, was released October 2, 2000, and marked an epochal moment in the Oxford quintet's career. Swapping their traditional guitar-led sound for a more computerised palate, it heralded the band's new digital dawn, not so much breaking with the past as blasting it into infinity. It was a bold move, but one which earned Radiohead endless accolades and which, 15 years on, people are still talking about. In homage of the LP's anniversary, we’ve ranked 'Kid A's tracks in order of greatness.
Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry has spoken at length in the past about the misogyny she is subjected to on a regular basis as the frontperson in a high-profile band. Rather than being the safe space you might expect a Chvrches show to be, then, one fan recently made the unwise decision to propose to Mayberry at one of her band's recent live shows. "Marry me!" the man yelled out, to which Lauren had a perfect response:
The shock jock is back, trading in blokey bants on the newly rebranded Radio X, sporting a newly svelte physique, assuring listeners he will not literally be a shadow of his former self and appearing on the cover of the brand new NME. Chris Moyles hosted the Radio 1 breakfast show for eight years and Radio X looks to be a safe haven for all those geezers who can’t bear his successor, Nick Grimshaw. Moyles, though, has never been one for pleasing everybody. The bloke from Leeds made as many foes as friends over the years, but who’ll be taking his calls and who’ll be giving him radio silence?
PETA celebrated yesterday's World Vegetarian Day (October 1) with a series of portraits depicting iconic British vegetarians. Appropriately, and also pretty freakily, they're in vegetable form. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals include in their motto the phrase "animals are not ours to eat". But, then again, are vegetarians theirs to illustrate vegetably? Definitely a moot point. Decide the answer to that question yourself by taking a look at the nutritious portraits below – they include an asparagus-shouldered Morrissey, a salad-coiffed Leona Lewis and a carrot-haired Ellie Goulding. Those ones are at least identifiable – but Emeli Sandé probably won't be very flattered by hers...