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Twin Peaks' Warren Frost dies at 91
A US actor from television shows Twin Peaks and Seinfeld has died after a long illness.
Charity slams Ed Sheeran ticket sales
Viagogo is accused of "moral repugnance" over secondary ticket sales for Ed Sheeran charity gig.
Cornish teen singer becomes global hit
A teenager who had hardly left her home county of Cornwall becomes a global sensation after her YouTube video goes viral.
Which pop star would you nail to a wall?
Forty blue plaques will be unveiled on BBC Music Day this year - and you can decide who gets one.
Former pop singer turned priest dies
Peter Skellern, who was ordained as a priest last year, had a hit in 1972 with You're A Lady.
Hendrix and Lennon jackets sold
The jackets were sold as part of an auction of pop memorabilia in North Yorkshire.
Pink Floyd cane to appear in exhibition
Roger Waters' cane-wielding headmaster inspired a character on Pink Floyd's The Wall tour.
Amy Winehouse home 'gives me a future'
Grace Gunn is one of the first residents of Amy's Place - a recovery house set up in memory of the late singer Amy Winehouse. She speaks to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Cornish teen singer becomes global hit
The video was shared by a music magazine to social media, where it received almost six million views.
When in Rome
Children at a County Armagh school have been given the opportunity to sing in one of the world's most historic venues.
Ben Pearce chats about depression and anxiety
A few years ago, Ben Pearce was flying high in the music industry - but last year, he had to take a break due to his mental health.
Mick Jagger's lost autobiography
Publisher reveals memoir written by Mick Jagger that the singer couldn't remember writing
Jake Bugg: Album four has got to be good
The singer gives an update on his next album including trips to Nashville and the pressure he's putting on himself.
The Amy Winehouse home for recovering addicts
Amy's Place is the UK's only recovery house dedicated to helping young women overcome their addictions.
Lennon refuge Strawberry Field in revamp
The former orphanage that inspired a Beatles hit is to be redeveloped by the Salvation Army.
Ben Pearce: Depression stopped me DJ'ing
After a top 10 hit with What I Might Do, DJ Ben Pearce had to quit music for six months after anxiety and depression made him "shake, throw up and sweat".
Ideas sought for George Michael memorial
More people have visited his home village of Goring than live there in recent weeks.
Sia challenges Kanye to go fur-free
As Kanye West unveils his latest fashion collection, pop star Sia urges him to stop using fur.
Lee Ryan and other singers who became soap stars
Blue singer Lee Ryan gets a role in EastEnders, joining a large club of singers turned soap stars.
Kesha releases 'abusive' Dr Luke emails
Singer Kesha has leaked emails from her producer Dr Luke, which she claims show he was abusive towards her.
Biffy, The 1975 and Skepta win NME Awards
It wasn't such a good night for 5 Seconds of Summer, who were named NME's worst band.
Music fan edits band Wiki to get backstage
When Adam Boyd turned up late to see The Sherlocks and couldn't get a good view he adjusted the band's Wikipedia page to say he was a family member.
Grammys aren't racist, say Grammys
Adele's victory over Beyonce at the Grammys isn't a matter of racism, says the Recording Academy.
Eight things we learned from first Carpool Karaoke trailer
The first trailer for the Carpool Karaoke TV series is out, and it's got an impressive cast list.
Final festival headline acts revealed
The Eden Festival reveals the final group of headline acts for this summer's event on the Raehills Estate in Dumfries and Galloway.
The cellist giving gaming a metal makeover
Tina Guo is an electric cellist who creates soundtracks for video games. She's also mates with Justin Bieber and Dave Grohl.
Kenya’s catchy pop hit that took the world by storm
Teddy Kalanda Harrison and his brother Billy spoke to Witness about their song that became a global hit
Basil Kirchin: A beginner's guide
Basil Kirchin was a maverick musician and pioneering composer who is credited as a founding father of ambient music.
The helter skelter story of the Cavern Club
Those who were there in its heyday recall its evolution from jazz club to rock and roll Mecca.
The forgotten genius of Basil Kirchin
Basil Kirchin was a maverick musician and pioneering composer who is credited as a founding father of ambient music. Yet despite being hailed by acts such as Brian Eno and St Etienne, he remains an obscure figure.
Music matters: Choosing the violin over walking
The 3ft violinist who chose music over life-changing surgery.

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