Lamb of the Slammer
Randy Blythe, the front man of American heavy metal band Lamb of God, has been charged over the death of a fan at a concert in Prague in 2010. The Virginia-born screamo singer is accused of pushing the fan off stage during the show in the Czech Republic. The fan hit his head when he fell to the concrete floor and died of his injuries 14 days later.
Dave Brubeck: Death of a Jazz Legend
Ground-breaking jazz pianist and composer, Dave Brubeck has died, just days short of his 92nd birthday. The composer of Blue Rondo and Take Five had toured with Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald in his time, selling millions of albums as he went and making a long-lasting mark on the world of jazz.
The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Silence
The voice of a generation Julie Andrews has decided to call it a day. The singer’s decision came after a series of under-par performances due to a botched operation on her vocal chords. Speaking about the 1997 procedure, Andrews said it had, ‘left me without a voice’ – and confessed that she can now only hit bass notes. I feel bad for her, I truly do, but it does vindicate one of the biggest fears from my childhood…
Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Courtney Love have joined forces for Johnny Depp’s ‘pirate’ compilation album, ‘Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys’. Stars Beth Orton, Shane MacGowan, Michael Stipe and Richard Thompson will also feature on the double CD.
On A Stairway to Jason
Scrumpy and Western legends, The Wurzels, have released a Christmas album. Crammed full of alternative interpretations of seasonal classics, the album puts a whole new spin on the idea of mulled cider.