Rufus sings the praises of Nina Simone, Pet Shop Boys and "patron saint" Kate Bush, and explains the notable absence of Judy Garland from his list.
Blondie have also postponed a London performance.
The news comes after a statement from BBC Radio 1, explaining that “a full assessment” is currently taking place ahead of
Any photo of Debbie Harry is worth looking at. And she is very much the star draw in this wonderful series of photographs by Chris Stein, which have been brought together in this new exhibition at Somerset House to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary.
Debbie Harry attempted to go undercover at the launch of the a Blondie photography exhibition in London on Wednesday night
Kasabian have been announced as one of the headlining acts at Glastonbury 2014, when they take to the Pyramid stage on Sunday
Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova's campaigning in Russia has always involved a recognition of the need to properly respect women's and LGBTI people's rights and with the Sochi Winter Olympics and its extremely gay-unfriendly backdrop just days away, I hope that Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova can be enticed to knock out a few disco tunes.
Blondie have unveiled their new single. Debbie Harry's band have teamed up with Gossip's Beth Ditto for 'A Rose by Any Name
CHART TOPPERS Cheeky pop star Olly Murs is the king of the charts this week after reaching number one with an album and single
In 2005 I had the brilliant idea to write a stage musical based on the cult Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan, scored with the hit songs of Blondie. I set the show in 1979, infusing it with a gritty Lower East Side, punk edge. A real New York musical. Big producers from the West End picked it up, eager to open it in London - an Angloholic's dream come true! My dream come true.