Among the rock stars recently given another chance is Grace Jones, promoting her first new album in 19 years.
In an era of gossip websites and Twitter rumours, one of the world's biggest stars can still surprise ... by doing nothing more than making an album.
Listening to his latest album makes you hope it’s not a one-off, that musician David Bowie's return continues apace.
Bobby Womack is so proud of his magnificent new album that nothing will stop him talking about it.
Nick Cave’s output is more prolific than ever. He talks to Alexis Petridis about his new album — and why he would like to retire.
Badly Drawn Boy: Have You Fed the Fish? By Alexis Petridis.
CD OF THE WEEK: Prince makes his comeback after years of mediocrity, writes Alexis Petridis in London.
The competition to see who can slather Bob Dylan's 32nd studio album with the most deranged praise known to man is hotting up, writes Alexis Petridis.
Never one to give 'em what they want, Robert Plant goes his own way again and Alexis Petridis approves.
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