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Meet the Nirvana baby 25 years on
The famous baby on the front of Nirvana’s Nevermind album has recreated the photo a quarter of a century later.
Five questions for Twin Atlantic
The band's singer talks about their change of direction, tattooed fans and flat pack furniture.
Terry Jones to attend Bafta Cymru awards
Bafta Cymru says Monty Python star Terry Jones will attend its awards ceremony on Sunday, just days after it was announced he had been diagnosed with dementia.
Sir Elton to co-host theatre awards
Sir Elton John is to break from the European leg of his latest tour to co-host this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Russell Brand donates cafe to charity
Russell Brand donates his cafe to a charity that helps former prisoners and those struggling with addiction.
Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith speech
Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith delivered a speech at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Zoe Ball and Norman Cook to separate
TV presenter Zoe Ball and husband DJ Norman Cook - better known as Fatboy Slim - announce their separation after 18 years together.
In pictures: Porthcawl Elvis festival
A south Wales seaside town is a sea of quiffs and blue suede shoes as thousands of Elvis fans descend for an annual celebration of The King.
The Briton behind US African-American museum
Nick Bryant meets the British architect David Adjaye, who's built the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
U2 at 40: Kitchen jam to stadium rock
Forty years on from their first jam in a Dublin kitchen, friends of U2 tell how the band rose to the top of the rock hierarchy.
Shrine to singer 'who made me a woman'
A Cardiff artist who underwent a gender reassignment operation describes the role Welsh musician John Cale played in her journey.
Five questions for Chase and Status
Following their appearance in the Live Lounge, Chase and Status talk about weird bass sounds, playing golf and being hush-hush about their new album with Newsbeat.
The angry quilter
Nedra Bonds explains what motivated her to turn the family tradition of quilting into a platform for political protest.
Actor and musician to retell folk story
Actor Rhys Ifans joins forces with Cian Ciaran from the Super Furry Animals and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to retell a legendary folk story.
How John Cale 'made me a woman'
A Cardiff artist tells the story of how the Velvet Underground's Welsh musician John Cale "made me a woman".
Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia
Monty Python star Terry Jones is diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a severe variant of dementia.
Playlists 'more popular than albums'
Playlists have surpassed albums as a listening format for music fans, according to a music industry study.
Gilbert and Sullivan score restored
The full orchestral score of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard is published for the first time, 128 years after it was written.
Bastille: From Pompeii to the world
Pop group Bastille look back at their rise from a pub band to international pop stars in the space of just five years.
Five questions for Michael Kiwanuka
The singer on meeting Lenny Kravitz, "cheating" at his first gig and his new approach to music.
Iron Maiden go to war with ticket touts
Rock band Iron Maiden introduce a series of measures, including paperless tickets, in an effort to combat touts on their forthcoming UK tour.
Five questions for Mura Masa
The producer talks ASAP Rocky collaborations, tattooed fans and sold out first gigs.
Carl Cox's last 10 tunes at Space
Carl Cox has brought an end to his 15 year long residency at Space. Here are his final 10 tracks.
AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams retires
Cliff Williams announces he is to leave AC/DC as the band's world tour draws to a close.
Fabric and the Future of Clubbing
A look at the closure of London's Fabric, hearing from representatives of the club, DJs, council officials and the police, plus a live debate on the future of clubbing.
What next for clubbing after Fabric?
It comes after a discussion on Radio 1 and 1Xtra about the UK's club culture following the closure of Fabric.
Skepta sales surge after Mercury win
Sales of Skepta's album have surged 174% after the rapper's Mercury win last week, says the Official Charts Company.
Emeli Sande album inspired by Zambia
Pop star Emeli Sande says her new album was inspired by a "life-changing" trip to Zambia after her marriage dissolved.
What's up with The Weeknd's Instagram?
Fans reckon a new album is on the way after the singer wipes his Instagram.
Developers deny 'closing down' clubs
The British Property Federation says developers don't make decisions about closing nightclubs.
Lost songs album goes to top of chart
An album of lost songs from the evacuated Hebridean archipelago of St Kilda has gone straight to the top of the classical album chart.
Social media tributes to broadcaster
News of veteran broadcaster Robbie Shepherd leaving BBC Radio Scotland's Take the Floor after 35 years this weekend prompts many social media tributes.
Seven things to know about Skepta
Get up to speed on Skepta, the grime artist and winner of the 2016 Mercury Music Prize.
The night the clubs fell silent
Nightclubs around London observe a minute's silence to show support for the other venues which have been forced to close.
Larry Kane: The reluctant Beatles fan
How a sceptical US radio reporter was won over by the talent and charm of the fledging Beatles as they toured the world in search of fame.
Chan k'chang: 25 years of Nevermind
The album which catapulted Nirvana, Kurt Cobain and grunge on to the global stage is a quarter-century old, but what does it mean to the youth of the 90s?

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