Eddie Van Halen, 1955 – 2020: a colossus who turned guitar solos into a firework display

The man who helped to helped to place heavy metal at the heart of the American mainstream has died

How ‘Final Fantasy XVI’ can reconcile with its colourful past and storied present

The game’s apparent time travelling narrative could be just what the series needs to revitalise itself

The story of grunge in 15 classic albums

The genre has a knotty history

Indie games you should check out this week: October 5-11

Looking for a new game to play? Here are the top indie releases you should check out this week

First Look: ‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ is an amazing idea trapped in a familiar framework

Ubisoft’s take on post-brexit London is inspired but unwieldy

Fleet Foxes: “In this moment, pre-election, there can be some optimism in the air”

Robin Pecknold talks new album 'Shore', beating his demons and counting Post Malone as a fan

James Bond is too cowardly to save cinema – but that’s the government’s job anyway

Boris Johnson needs to bail out a sinking ship before it completely capsizes

Musicool: how musical theatre went from naff to rad

There's been a revolution in the genre, thanks to Hamilton, Damon Albarn's wonder.land and many more

Phylicia Rashad remembers former student Chadwick Boseman: “He was so intelligent”

They met at Howard University in the late '90s, where the actress taught a class of theatre hopefuls