Brody Dalle has revealed she was "chronically depressed" while working on the Spinnerette album and didn't want to make any more music for a while.
Moody chart hit Vienna by Ultravox has been named the favourite song from the 1980s.
Ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler has said he has sympathy for Welsh singer Duffy after her music career stalled - despite her firing him.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez turned interviewer as he quizzed one of the city's favourite sons, Sir Paul McCartney.
Performers and music lovers will be gathering across the country today at hundreds of independent music stores in an annual celebration of vinyl records.
Miley Cyrus is postponing her US tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August.