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Sam Smith says debut album was written about a 'guy I fell in love with'

The Brit award winner reveals In the Lonely Hour was inspired by unrequited love for a man, but describes his sexuality as a 'non-issue' Read Kitty Empire's review of Smith's In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith has revealed that his new album was inspired

Daft Punk announce new album, Random Access Memories

Daft Punk have announced their fourth album, Random Access Memories. The long-awaited LP, the French duo's first with Columbia Records, is due on 20 May in the UK.

Pink Floyd producer tried to make them go hip-hop

Bob Ezrin reveals David Gilmour rejected his suggestion that the Floyd pack some rap into A Momentary Lapse of Reason If Pink Floyd's producer had been granted his wish, their 1987 comeback album would have been packed full of rap. David Gilmour was appa

Michelle Shocked 'damn sorry' for anti-gay comments

Singer says her San Francisco outburst was merely reporting homophobic views she does not share Michelle Shocked has responded to reports that she went on a homophobic rant at a recent gig , insisting she has been misunderstood. "My support for the LGBT

Justin Timberlake said to be releasing 20/20 Experience sequel this year

Justin Timberlake's new album could soon have a sequel. According to one of the singer's collaborators, Timberlake will release part two of The 20/20 Experience before the end of the year.

Elton John's The Diving Board set for September splash

Singer records further tracks to complete 30th studio album, which he calls the 'most adult' of his career, due for release later this year Elton John finally seems ready to release The Diving Board , which he calls "the most piano-oriented album of my

David Bowie blocks Morrissey from using photograph on record sleeve

David Bowie has reportedly ordered EMI not to feature snap of himself and Morrissey on cover of 8 April reissue of The Last of the Famous International Playboys Morrissey has been forced to change the cover of a forthcoming single after David Bowie repor

Elton John to appear on new Queens of the Stone Age album

British singer joins US rocker Dave Grohl on Chelsea Handler chat show to reveal collaboration on band's sixth LP Elton John is to feature on Queens of the Stone Age forthcoming sixth album. The rockers worked with the Rocket Man on a new song, with Dave

MGMT's third album is not for everyone, say band

The duo, whose hit debut album was followed by a flop, claim that they are 'not trying to make music everyone understands' on new album After following their smash-hit debut with a second album that seemed calculated to shed a large number of their fans

Rodriguez set to return to studio after 42-year absence

Hero of Searching for Sugar Man has 30 new songs and plans to work with former producer after current tour Four decades after his last album, Rodriguez may be recording something new. The 70-year-old singer-songwriter, who has become something of a cult