Metallica to become first ever major metal band to play Saudi Arabia

"An amazing opportunity has just come our way to perform at a major festival that we have never played in a part of the world we rarely get to visit"

Pulp and Lucy Dacus among thousands of musicians to have signed letter for Gaza ceasefire

"We speak out together in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equal rights," reads the letter

Donald Trump hits out at “world’s most overrated celebrity” Kim Kardashian while touting Kanye West

It comes after a journalist claimed that the reality star would get “football stars” to visit the White House in exchange for reduced sentences for various prisoners

Pussy Riot take giant inflatable vulva to the Indiana State Capitol for abortion rights

"We came to Indiana because we care about the most vulnerable groups of people - womb-holders who exist in the red states"

Tom Morello says there’s “no room for Anti-Semitism” when criticising “horrific war crimes in Gaza”

"Many brave Jews in Israel & abroad condemn the slaughter. Our fight is against oppression"

Israel asks Taylor Swift to help find missing teenage soldier

The 19-year-old soldier was known to be a Swiftie

Former Desolated bassist Jake Marlowe killed in attack on Israeli music festival

He was a “well-noted musician in the UK metal and hardcore scene"

Tom Morello calls for condemnation of harm to all children “no matter who they are”, after Jamie Lee Curtis deletes photo of Palestinians

"WAR CRIMES committed by any person, any organization or any government (yours, mine, friend or foe) must be denounced and the responsible parties held accountable"

California Governor thinks Taylor Swift will have “profoundly powerful” impact on US election

The democratic governor called Swift someone who “stands tall and unique”

New US bill would help independent artists negotiate with streaming platforms

The new version of the bill will grant musicians the opportunity to discuss “fairer rates and terms for the use of their music”