Halfway through Coldplay’s two-hour extravaganza, the band are on the time-honoured stadium rock trudge to a smaller stage in the middle of the audience, when they turn back to see the image of Muhammad Ali making one of his old speeches.
Thirty years after Graceland ushered in a phenomenal second act for the already-revered 60s folk hero, 74-year-old Paul Simon remains a class act on the move.
Hundreds of tributes celebrating the music of David Bowie, Prince and Motörhead’s Lemmy will be staged during this month’s Glastonbury festival as the Somerset event morphs into a rolling commemoration of three rock stars who passed away since Christmas.
Prince would have turned 58 next week. To mark the occasion, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) is releasing a free download of his pro-vegan song Animal Kingdom, which he recorded for the charity nearly two decades ago.
When we think of the Beatles, we think of black-and-white television footage, 45s playing on a turntable, and their reluctance to embrace streaming.
When Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner set off for exile in a space-capable quinjet at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, long-term fans of the Marvel comics always wondered if they were being fed a giant Planet Hulk-shaped easter egg.
For a summer comedy, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has had a uniquely hard time winning over some prospective audience members – largely because of Feig’s decision to alter the genders of the lead characters.
“It’s hard working the same piece of clay, day after day, year after year,” sings Paul Simon on the title track of Stranger to Stranger, his first album since So Beautiful Or So What in 2011.
‘So we figured, well, Fonzie’s gotta jump over something.
Suzanne Vega, the youthful lone voice of folkish revival in the 1980s, is now a 57-year-old woman but she remains, as she always has been, a mysteriously protean presence. She’s elfin small with large blue eyes and a face that tends towards cool inexpressiveness.
The Boss is available on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD from 24th October 2016.