TECHNOLOGY

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Spanish PM in surprise visit

Steve Jobs’ successor also met with leaders of Spain’s tech industry and praised the country’s “creativity”

MAD COOL FESTIVAL 2018

The behind-the-scenes story of Massive Attack canceling their Mad Cool gig

The British band refused to appear on Friday night at the festival, due to the sound from a neighboring stage where Franz Ferdinand were playing

Madrid

Long lines and traffic jams infuriate music fans at Mad Cool festival

Many attendees missed out on performances as they waited to get in to the Madrid event

MUSIC

Are the Rolling Stones even mortal?

They’re old, rich, and way past their sell-by-date but they don’t give a damn what people think

Music

The best Spanish music festival you’ve never heard of

Sonorama, in the small town of Aranda de Duero, is celebrating two decades of survival and success

ACCIDENT

Shocked Green Day pay homage to acrobat killed at Mad Cool festival

Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong says band did not know of accident until after performance

MUSIC

The Foo Fighters’ biblical flood

Despite the threat of a torrential downpour, the US band swept fans away at Madrid’s Mad Cool music festival

MUSIC
MUSIC

EL PAÍS and Los 40 to bring Paul McCartney to Madrid

Newspaper and radio station team up to organize June 2 concert to celebrate their anniversaries

LATIN AMERICA

Rolling Stones to play concert in Cuba for very first time

President Obama to visit the island four days before, as relations with US continue to thaw

MUSIC

Neil Young to headline new major Madrid festival

Mad Cool aims to compete with Benicàssim and other big Spanish music events

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner’s tempestuous Spanish love affair

New book explores trips made by ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ to see love of his life in her beloved Spain

MUSIC FESTIVALS

The sounds of the Spanish summer

From Blur to Duran Duran, Spain’s music festival line-ups attract more than 2.5m each year

INTERNET PIRACY

88% of cultural content consumed online in Spain illegal, says industry

Film remains most affected sector, followed by television and music 4.455 billion items, with a market value of €23.265 billion, were illegally accessed last year

MUSIC

Spain’s music industry still seeking a way out of the jungle

Sales of recorded music are increasing, but the VAT hike has hit concerts hard

CULTURE

Springsteen rages against the crisis

Despite a furious performance, The Boss fails to fill first gig of his European tour