Adele reportedly ‘drafts in’ Take That’s creative director to save Vegas show

Adele has reportedly split with the creative team behind her delayed Las Vegas residency and brought in Take That’s creative guru in a bid to kick-start the troubled venture, according to a source close to the production. The postponed run... Read more

Adele reportedly ‘drafts in’ Take That’s creative director to save Vegas show

Adele has reportedly split with the creative team behind her delayed Las Vegas residency and brought in Take That’s creative guru in a bid to kick-start the troubled venture, according to a source close to the production. The postponed run... Read more

Will Adele’s tour ever happen?

Almost three months have passed since Adele tearfully took to Instagram to announce the postponement of her hotly anticipated Las Vegas residency. The Tottenham-born superstar said that preparation for her 24-show run at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace had been... Read more

Harry, Eugenie, and the rules of the platonic plus one

Much the same rules of engagement apply whether it is a man or a woman in the OPO role: the bottom line is that they must be fun, entertaining, non-judgey, and extremely discreet. Usually the Actual Plus One relationship is... Read more

Beach House, Once Twice Melody, review: an epic, dreamy journey from heartbreak to redemption

Since forming in 2004, Baltimore duo Beach House have released seven albums of slow, layered dream-pop that has sat somewhere between the fuzzy shoegaze of the Cocteau Twins and the ethereal synth balladry of Goldfrapp. Their last album, 2018’s 7,... Read more

She may have had her share of cock-ups, but Adele is just too lovable to be cancelled

It’s hard not to feel a little bad for the other guests on The Graham Norton Show last night, who were basically just there to fill time when Adele wasn’t talking. But then since the release of her album, 30,... Read more

Adele will perform postponed Las Vegas shows this year as she hints at baby plans

Adele has insisted her postponed Las Vegas shows will go ahead this year, as she hinted at plans to have another baby. Breaking her silence over the controversial last-minute cancellation, the 33-year-old said she had “tried her hardest” to be... Read more

10 ways to fix the broken, boring Brit Awards

3. Embrace anarchy Where was the chaos? The most memorable Brits happen when there’s turmoil, tension or bad behaviour on the floor. I’m not advocating a return to the Nineties, when John Prescott was doused with water by Chumbawamba or... Read more

The Brits is a fun-free, boringly slick, hollowed-out shell of its former chaotic self

Viewers found themselves pining for previous incumbent Jack Whitehall’s edgy barbs and pop star-baiting. Gilligan didn’t seem to have written any actual jokes. He settled for saying “Oi, oi!”, doing dodgy impressions and reiterating how great it was to be... Read more

Brit Awards 2022, review: what’s eating Adele?

What is eating Adele? It was the blockbuster singer-songwriter’s year at the Brit Awards once again, and quite rightly so.  Her personal reputation may have been tarnished by the chaotic cancellation of her Las Vegas live residency last month, but... Read more

Brit Awards 2022: Adele arrives on the red carpet

Adele has said being at the Brit Awards made her feel like she was “coming home” as she took to the stage to collect the song of the year award for her hit single Easy on Me. She said: “First... Read more

The artist behind Adele’s ‘baggy old pond’: why Es Devlin is the Willy Wonka of design

Was it all a squabble over a pond? If anonymous sources in the tabloids are to be believed – and that’s a big “if” – the reason why the plug was pulled on Adele’s Las Vegas shows, just one day... Read more

Adele’s lucky escape: the elaborate stage props that went very wrong

6. Yes’s tunnel troubles Seventies prog pioneers Yes were famed for their over-the-top productions. But the crew required to lug around their heavy sci-fi props wasn’t always so appreciative. On tour in America, the roadies decided to play a joke... Read more

The 100 best love songs of all time, from Billy Joel ballads to Ed Sheeran classics

‘I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day’ – is there, in all honesty, any other opening lyric that gives you such a spring in your step as this? Well, it turns out, yes – and plenty of them. Whether it’s... Read more

Adele’s career was note-perfect – until Vegas

There have been reports of explosive arguments between Adele and acclaimed designer Esmerelda “Es” Devlin, who has previously created productions for Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2 and the Pet Shop Boys. A source has claimed that “there was no real clarity... Read more

Adele’s Las Vegas cancellation is a disaster – for her and the music industry

But even Adele – with a vast machine behind her – couldn’t pull it off. Two years into the pandemic, and the live music world is still suffering. In the last month alone, Billy Joel, Wolf Alice, Rina Sawayama, David... Read more

50 masterpieces that will make you cry

POP MUSIC by Neil McCormick In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra (1955)The great crooner’s turbulent, short-lived second marriage to Ava Gardner resulted in this moody, melancholic masterpiece. Sinatra offers the perversely heroic sound of a man trying to... Read more

How Adele is reinventing Hollywood glamour for 2022 – and the key pieces you need to emulate the look

Adele was once the girl from Tottenham who favoured baggy black clothes and a thick smudge of kohl eyeliner, an often grungy look which belied her mesmerising voice. Now 33, recently divorced and living in LA, the singer’s image has,... Read more

Clive Myrie’s New Year quiz: 100 questions to test the whole family

Hello and a very happy New Year to you all. I’m now entering my second year as the host of Mastermind and I can’t wait to meet the new crop of contenders for 2022. But quizzing isn’t just about big competitions... Read more

20 celebrities we’d love to see more of in 2022 – and the ones we’d rather forget

Madonna has an acute case of midlife goggles and someone (Lourdes, step up: it’s often the children who have to do the right thing in this situation) needs to tell her. Midlife goggles are like beer goggles – they blur... Read more

The big Telegraph Culture Quiz of 2021

Panned! The following all had the dubious honour of being awarded one star by our critics in 2021. 31 Which Netflix sequel, released in November, was described by the Telegraph as “tawdry and pointless”? 32 Another sequel, this one a... Read more

The big Telegraph Culture Quiz of 2021

Panned! The following all had the dubious honour of being awarded one star by our critics in 2021. 31 Which Netflix sequel, released in November, was described by the Telegraph as “tawdry and pointless”? 32 Another sequel, this one a... Read more

We’re heading for a future where all pop music will be scrubbed of human imperfection

This is a global problem but all eyes are on Britain, where the #BrokenRecord campaign started by Tom Gray (a member of Merseyside indie rockers Gomez) has been forcing the pace. In April, 156 leading British musicians signed an open... Read more

The celebrity body parts that are so good they deserve their own calendars

Stuck for a present idea for the football fan in your life, or your wife? We may have just the thing. It is “The Wonderful World of Jack Grealish’s Calves” 2022 calendar dedicated to the Manchster City midfielder’s best-known feature,... Read more

Why is Adele playing Las Vegas? Because it’ll be easy on her

With superstar DJs including Paul Oakenfeld and David Guetta operating residencies at dance clubs, the city of Las Vegas tends to present this as a dynamic shift towards the modern centre of pop culture. But in truth these are just... Read more