Paul Lester

Ice T: 'Body Count is 100% grindhouse over-the-top'

The hardcore rap veteran has reconvened his metal project, Body Count, complete with typically robust stances on raising kids, annoying vegetarians and the 'pussyfication' of men Hi, Ice, how are you? Oh, man, I can't complain. Real busy right now, whi

50 Cent: Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win review louche, vicarious thrills

50 Cent may be fifth in Forbes's rap rich list, but it's for his music that the sometime actor and entrepreneur craves respect – he has another album, Street King Immortal, due this autumn.

Lykke Li review true confessions ramped up to epic status

Lykke Li emerges from the darkness and dry ice wearing a black PVC cape, flapping about bat-like at the front of the stage.

Justin Bieber - review

Superstars of Justin Bieber's magnitude are usually models of professionalism, but for the first of his four sold-out London shows he's two hours late.

New band of the day: Heterotic (No 1,443)

A house veteran, his wife and a guitar-wielding psychedelic folk artist - why, Heterotic offer something for everyone Hometown : London. The lineup : Mike Paradinas, Lara Rix-Martin, Nick Talbot. The background : Mike Paradinas? Didn't he used to