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The album cover of The Dark Side of The Moon, released by Harvest Records in 1973, was an all-time classic. Photograph: Jeff Morgan/Alamy

Pink Floyd’s psychedelic revolution will rock the V&A

Museum to celebrate career of pioneers who transformed live music with their dazzling light shows The Victoria & Albert Museum’s David Bowie exhibition in 2013 became the fastest to sell out in the museum’s history. Now curators are planning a celebration of another musical institution, Pink Floyd – in collaboration […]

James Baldwin in his home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence in 1979. Photograph: Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images

€10m fight to save James Baldwin’s Provençal home

The writer’s home was a regular haunt of African-American cultural giants In the Provençal town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the picturesque stone house beneath the medieval ramparts is known as “la maison de Jimmy”. The official records office lists it as the ancienne maison Baldwin. Here in the hills behind the Côte […]

Fabric nightclub in Farringdon, London. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

Fabric to close this weekend after drug-related deaths

London nightclub suspends operations amid investigation into recent deaths of two teenagers The London nightclub Fabric is to close this weekend after the drug-related deaths of two teenagers. The most recent incident took place on Saturday, when an 18-year-old male collapsed outside the venue at 8.20am and was pronounced dead […]

The Weeknd … pledging his support. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for NARAS

The Weeknd gives $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

Abel Tesfaye joins list of stars – including Beyoncé, Jay Z and Drake – who are making their support for the movement a matter of record R&B star the Weeknd has donated $250,000 (£193,000) to the Black Lives Matter network. The Fader reported the donation, which was later confirmed by […]

Ozzy Osbourne sued by Bob Daisley in unpaid royalties dispute

Ozzy Osbourne sued by Bob Daisley in unpaid royalties dispute

The bassist/songwriter alleges Osbourne’s Blizzard Music ‘short-changed’ him in connection with hit song Crazy Train – a claim the company denies Ozzy Osbourne’s former bassist Bob Daisley has sued the musician and his company Blizzard Music Limited for unpaid royalties. The musician has accused Osbourne of withholding over $2m in […]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), detail of Joseph Karl Stieler’s 1820. Photograph: Alamy

Beethoven’s Eroica voted greatest symphony of all time

German and Austrian composers occupy eight of top 10 places in survey of leading conductors by BBC Music magazine Beethoven’s thrilling, electrifying Eroica, a piece of music originally dedicated to Napoleon and celebrating the revolutionary spirit sweeping Europe, has been named the greatest symphony of all time by the world’s […]