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  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower 19 hours 17 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman Monday launched his new album 'Raunaq' and said that he dedicates it to Vogue Empower, a social awareness initiative that draws attention to women's empowerment. "I pledge to spread the message of Vogue Empower by dedicating my latest album, 'Raunaq', to the campaign," Rahman said in...
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Aretha Franklin to release Diva Classics CD in October Yesterday

    New York: Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an album Oct. 21 covering classic songs from other female singers. "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" will include songs such as Gladys Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia," Barbra Streisand's "People" and...
  • Has Rihanna been approached for the next Bond movie? 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna has reportedly been approached for a cameo in the upcoming Bond film. The 'We found love' hitmaker is said to be excited to appear in the spy thriller, reports contactmusic.com. "Rihanna is a big fan of the Bond films and has always loved the idea of appearing in...
  • Playlist: Best of Lata Mangeshkar on her 85th birthday 2 days ago

    New Delhi: If there is someone whose name can be mentioned in the same breath as the playback singing in India, it's Lata Mangeshkar. Today, the nightingale of India has turned 85; she was born on September 29, 1929. Lata has not many wishes that have remained unfulfilled but the melody...
  • AR Rahman's son Ameen likely to sing in Mani Ratnam's next 4 days ago

    Chennai: Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Friday said that his son Ameen might sing in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming bilingual project. Ameen, 12, has already crooned the song "NaNa" from "Couple's Retreat". "A lot of filmmakers want Ameen to act, but I want him to concentrate on studying. He might sing...
  • Watch: Farhan Akhtar's touching composition 'Chulein aasman' talks about women empowerment 5 days ago

    An initiative of MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), 'Chulein Aasman' is a song about female emancipation, a song about freeing women from the roles that they have been coerced into playing for centuries. Written by Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Pandit, the song has been composed by Salim and Sulaiman...
  • 'In the pines' or 'Where did you go last night': 160 covers later, the original author of the iconic song still remains unknown 6 days ago

    American folk music is rich but remains mysterious. The music lives, gets passed on from generation to generation and still somewhere loses its traces of origin in the chapters of history. It's surreal. Today, we are rich in terms of endless information available online but that too is untitled,...
  • Dr Dre is king of hip hop with USD 620 million in earnings: Forbes 1 week ago

    New York: With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean "Diddy" Combs from the top spot. Forbes said Dre's estimated annual earnings for the 12 months between June 2013 and 2014 are the...
  • Lady Gaga sheds quirky image for jazz album with Tony Bennett 1 week ago

    (Reuters) - Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, bridging a 60-year age gap to form one of music's unlikeliest pairs, launched a jazz album on Monday that lets the pop diva put aside her wacky image to sing sweet harmonies with the elder statesman of cool. "Cheek to Cheek," on sale on...
  • Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River' out in November; first album in 20 years September 23, 2014

    New York: Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about "The Endless River," the British rock n' roll group's first new material in 20 years. The 18song double album features band members David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, who died in 2008....
  • Srinivas: The 'low notes' that he kept away from Mandolin and music September 22, 2014

    On Friday, September 19, 2014, I logged into my Facebook account in the afternoon, to find numerous posts on the untimely death of Mandolin Srinivas, a child prodigy and an international musical legend. Aside from the many posts hoping that his soul rests in peace, I read several posts which...
  • It's a sweet song and the moment I heard it, I jumped: Huma Qureshi on Ayushmann Khurrana's new single September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorsinger Ayushmann Khurrana will release his new single "Mitti di khushboo" Oct 7. Its video will feature actress Huma Qureshi, who says its sweetness drew her to it. "My single 'Mitti Di Khushboo' will be launched Oct 7 and it has Huma Qureshi in it. I am singing a lot...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to felicitate Lata Mangeshkar on the singer's 85th birthday September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: On legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's 85th birthday Sep 28, cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar will felicitate her at a celebratory function here. Tendulkar has given his consent to be the chief guest at the event, to be organised by music events organistion Hridayesh Arts at the Shanmukhananda Auditorium, King's Circle here,...
  • 'Aaja Mere Twitter Te': Daler Mehndi's new song on social media is unintentionally hilarious September 20, 2014

    Daler Mehndi seems to have joined the party late. The popular Punjabi singer recently became a rather unlikely champion of social media, asking his fans to follow him on Twitter and on Facebook, in the song 'Aaja Mere Twitter Te'. The video, uploaded on his official channel on YouTube on September...
  • Parineeti Chopra continues to prove she is an actor without limitations September 22, 2014

    Ever since she started acting in 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl', the audience knew Parineeti Chopra entered Bollywood for a long innings. Even though she was a newcomer, she gathered huge appreciation for her first film, this despite the fact that 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' featured bigger names like Anushka Sharma...
  • Renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passes away at 45 September 19, 2014

    Chennai: The renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away in Chennai on Friday morning. He was just 45 years old. U Srinivas was popularly known as Mandolin U Srinivas. Shrinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with the world renowned musicians like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook....
  • Judge dismisses wig lawsuit against rapper Nicki Minaj September 19, 2014

    (Reuters) A judge has dismissed a $30 million federal lawsuit by a celebrity hair stylist who accused rapper and former "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of stealing his designs for the colorful wigs that helped boost her career. Although the wigs Minaj wore are "unique and distinctive in the ordinary...
  • Watch: 'Proper patola' singer Diljit Dosanjh's new song 'This Singh is so stylish' celebrates all things Punjabi September 17, 2014

    For all those who loved Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh's 2012 cult hit 'Proper patola', are in for a treat. The singer, who enjoys a cult fan following in North India, has come out with a new song 'This Singh is so stylish', featuring Ikka. With lyrics that clearly celebrate the...
  • Today's compositions lack melody; it is only about rhythm now, don't like them: Asha Bhosle September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Fondly recalling memories of recording classics with late husband and noted composer Rahul Dev Burman, evergreen singer Asha Bhosle Monday said she is not fond of current songs as they largely cater to masses who prefer rhythm over melody. "I don't like them. The current situation is such that everybody...
  • Beyonce and Jay Z expecting their second child? September 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Rumours are rife that singers Beyonc and Jay Z are expecting their second child after the latter reportedly changed his song lyrics in Paris. Jay Z hinted that his wife was pregnant while singing the song "Beach Is Better" during their performance at the "On The Run" tour...
  • It's official! Justin Bieber dating Selena Gomez again September 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber, who shares an on and off relationship with singer Selena Gomez, has confirmed he's dating her again. The singer admitted their onagain status to attorney Mark DiCowden when he was questioned Thursday during a followup deposition. The questioning stemmed from Bieber's March 2014 deposition in...
  • Apple releases U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes September 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Awardwinning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch...
  • U2 drops new surprise album 'Songs of Innocence' at Apple unveiling September 10, 2014

    Cupertino: Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users. U2 made the unexpected announcement Tuesday at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, California. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday...
  • Celebrity photographer sues Rod Stewart for $2.5 million over picture September 6, 2014

    (Reuters) A renowned celebrity photographer is suing Rod Stewart and Caesars Entertainment for $2.5 million, accusing them of copying her famous photo of the rocker and his unmistakable spiked mullet to promote his Las Vegas show and world tour. Bonnie Schiffman, who has snapped pictures of celebrities including Michael Jackson,...
  • She reeked of alcohol, recalls Amy Winehouse's mother September 6, 2014

    London: Janis Winehouse has revealed in a new book that her daughter and singer Amy Winehouse "reeked of alcohol" and struggled to communicate the last time she saw her alive. "Loving Amy", a heartfelt memoir by Janis, is set to be published Sep 11. In the book, Janis has shared that...
  • Ariana Grande scores second charttopping album on Billboard 200 September 4, 2014

    Reuters: Pop singer Ariana Grande landed her second charttopping album on Wednesday as her latest record debuted atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. "My Everything," the second album from 21yearold Grande, sold 169,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The record was released in conjunction...
  • Has Madonna slammed her exhusband Guy Ritchie in a new track? August 30, 2014

    London: Madonna has reportedly hit out at her exhusband Guy Ritchie in her new song from her 13th studio album. The 56yearold singer took a swipe at her exhusband, whom she married in 2000 and divorced in 2008, in the leaked lyrics taken from her upcoming album, reported Contactmusic. "Cut me down...
  • Shakira: Yes, we are expecting our second baby August 29, 2014

    New York: Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2. The Colombian singer made the announcement on her Facebook and Twitter pages on Thursday. Her representative confirmed that the accounts were real. The Grammy winner wrote: "Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes!" No more details about...
  • 'Fargo,' 'Normal Heart' win Emmys for TV miniseries, movie August 26, 2014

    Reuters: "Fargo," the TV reimagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Fargo" gave FX Networks its first Emmy for a program, but...
  • Emmy Awards 2014: Billy Crystal pays a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams August 26, 2014

    Reuters: With a lump in his throat and a somber tremble in his voice, actor Billy Crystal paid a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, two weeks after the comedian died in an apparent suicide. Crystal, a longtime friend of Williams who rose to fame...