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.
It's only natural that, over the festive period, there will come a point when you've had quite enough of cloying Christmas movies or fallen out with your entire extended family over who really won the last round of Monopoly. In those times, seek solace with these six programmes that will be airing on TV and radio during the holidays. Top Of The Pops BBC One WATCH: BBC One, December 25, 2pm; December 31, 4.15pm The chart show is reanimated for its festive double-header once again.
Each week, NME chooses the best books, clothes, boxsets, DVDs and more that you need to get your hands on. It could be pretty much anything. This week, in our Christmas special, it's features everything from a Gibson ES-335 to Dr Martens Lorne. Guitar: Gibson ES-335 Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Noel Gallagher all use the Gibson ES-335 when writing their indie anthems and entertaining crowds of thousands, so what better guitar to start penning your own future hits on?