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Janelle Monae: 'It's true. I am part-android'

The Electric Lady singer talks about Prince, Lionel Messi, defusing the Ukraine situation and time-travelling in Atlanta (and you can hear her version of Bowie's 'Heroes').

David Crosby: 'The FBI scare me more than Hell's Angels'

The legendary songwriter on Janis Joplin, being 'the voice of cosmic America' and Croz, his first solo album in 20 years Hello David, how are you? I'm fine (1 ) . I'm in California right now, out in the country, in a place called Santa Barbara.

The Moth and the Flame (New band of the day No 1,646)

Indie rock that is dour yet dazzling, from the home of Donny and Marie Hometown : Provo, Utah. The lineup : Brandon Robbins (vocals, guitar), Mark Garbett (keyboards, vocals), Andrew Tolman (backing vocals, drums). The background : The Moth and the

Southern (New band of the day No 1,631)

They're from Belfast, they're a brother-sister duo, but don't call them the Northern Irish White Stripes, or else.

Roger Waters: The Wall Live - review

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters becomes something of a benign dictator of rock to build his Wall bigger than ever There are not many rock musicians who could fill a venue this large, and even fewer grey-haired, 70-year-old ones who could. What's particularly r

Paddy McAloon: 'I'll do without an audience to make the music I want'

Prefab Sprout sold millions of records in the 80s, but singer Paddy McAloon always made music for himself rather than the masses. Now he's back breaking silence with a new album Paddy McAloon wants to set the record straight. The driving force behind Pre

Immortal Technique - review

Felipe Andres Coronel – AKA Immortal Technique – is the sole rap addition to Yoko Ono's Meltdown lineup.

Music Weekly podcast: Bonobo ups the ante - plus a Pastels top five

Bonobo ponders a surprise move to neo-hardcore, Stephen Pastels on the history of the Pastels in five tracks. Plus Toy, Lorde and ScHhoolboy Q in Singles Club

Todd Rundgren: 'Every once in a while I took a trip and never came back'

The American rocker, producer, director and songwriter is a man of legend, and legendary habits. But he's still afraid of the dentist Hey, Todd , where are you? I'm in Chicago. I'm doing a residence at a university here. It's not a tour per se, b

New band of the day: Melt Yourself Down (No 1,495)

Exhausting jazz-world-pop-you-name-it supergroup featuring Shabaka Hutchings and former members of Acoustic Ladyland Hometown : London. The lineup : Pete Wareham, Shabaka Hutchings, Tom Skinner, Ruth Goller, Kushal Gaya, Satin Singh. The backgroun