MUSICIANS

  • Toby Keith, Taylor Swift named highestpaid country singers July 30, 2014

    New York: Toby Keith and Taylor Swift have been named as the highestpaid counry musicians in a magazine poll. The 'Who's That Man' singer finds himself on the top of the list after he raked in an estimated USD 65 million, while the second place is occupied by Taylor Swift who...
  • Bappi Lahiri plays the Pied Piper, charms voters with his singing April 8, 2014

    Sreerampur: Sporting his trademark chunky gold chains and sunglass, the man croons in his inimitable voice 'De De Pyar De, De De vote de'. The hit song is chorused by the crowds. Much like his chart busting songs, BJP candidate, music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri's road shows are a...
  • I will make lotus bloom in every household: BJP candidate Bappi Lahiri March 27, 2014

    Music composer Bappi Lahiri who is the BJP's candidate from Sreerampur in West Bengal is confident that he would be able to "make lotus blossom in every household in my constituency". ...
  • Abhay Deol: A star alone does not make a film hit January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Unlike his other family members, Abhay Deol has always tread the unknown path. From the kind of films he chooses to be a part of to the causes he stands by, this Deol is definitely hatke. So when he took upon 'music giant' TSeries on an issue of...
  • The Human Factor: Story of unsung musicians of the film industry November 18, 2013

    Indian films are unusual. For any song that we see on screen both the actor and the invisible singer get credit. For music composition, the Music Director's name features prominently in the credits, no doubt. But, what about the accompanying music? The way it colours the song situation, the way...
  • Icon rock musician Lou Reed of Velvet Underground dies at 71 October 27, 2013

    Lou Reed, whose band the Velvet Underground became one of the most influential in rock by fusing art and music in 1960s' New York through its collaboration with artist Andy Warhol, died on Sunday at age 71, Rolling Stone reported. The magazine gave scant details about the death, and Reed's representatives...
  • Rape survivor Spanish musician to depose before Mumbai court through video conferencing October 10, 2013

    Mumbai: A year after she was allegedly raped in the city, a 27yearold Spanish musician is likely to depose before a local court on Thursday through videoconference, prosecution sources said. The police have arrested Mohammed Badshah alias Mohammed Ismail Ansari in the case. The survivor had earlier refused to depose, but...
  • When SD Burman walked out after listening to 'Dum maro dum' September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Musician Sachin Dev Burman was terribly upset with his son R D Burman's composition in 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' and walked out of the studio when he heard the recording of the song 'Dum maro dum'. This and several other interesting facts about the legend find mention in a...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Geeta Dutt August 24, 2013

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Geeta Dutt through the years. ...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Manna Dey August 11, 2013

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Manna Dey through the years. ...
  • Grammy winning musician JJ Cale dies at 74 July 28, 2013

    Grammy Awardwinning singer and songwriter JJ Cale, one of the most versatile musicians of his era who played guitar and spanned music genres from rock 'n' roll to blues and jazz, has died after suffering a heart attack, his official website said on Saturday. Cale, 74, won a Grammy in 2008...
  • Lady Gaga tops Forbes' Most Powerful Musicians list June 27, 2013

    London: Pop star Lady Gaga has beaten Beyonce and Madonna to the title of World's Most Powerful Musician according to Forbes Magazine's 2013 list. The 27yearold came first in the annual ranking, which is determined by earnings, social media influence and press mentions, largely thanks to the star's 'Born This Way'...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Mohammad Rafi March 23, 2013

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi through the years. ...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary Mohammad Rafi March 16, 2013

    This week on Evergreen Voices, we look back at the golden years of the legendary singer Mohammad Rafi. ...
  • Musician Sting performs in Jodhpur for a cause March 12, 2013

    Musician Sting was in Jodhpur for a private concert, to help raise awareness and funds for the Indian Head Injury Foundation. ...
  • Musician Sting on what he loves about India March 11, 2013

    Musician Sting was in Jodhpur for a private concert to help raise awareness and funds for the Indian Head Injury Foundation. He spoke to CNN-IBN in an exclusive interview about India being the head injury capital of the world, why head trauma is so personal a cause to him and...
  • OP Nayyar's grand-daughter debuts with item number March 6, 2013

    Kolkata: A successful practising cardiologist in England, Dr Niharica Raizada, grand-daughter of legendary musician O P Nayyar, has debuted in a hit Bengali romantic comedy 'Damadol' with an item number. Niharica has also been signed up for three films by a major Bollywood production house. Asked what made her take a...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's students will keep his legacy alive: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal December 14, 2012

    Indian classical musician and Pandit Ravi Shankar's disciple Pandit Barun Kumar Pal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on Indian classical music. Q. When did you last speak to him? And if not very personal, could you share some of the things you talked...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar was Indian culture's global ambassador: Sitarist Purbayan December 12, 2012

    Purbayan has performed all over the world and his music has been appreciated by jazz artists Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, and Pat Metheny. He has performed several times with Ustad Zakir Hussain. A disciple of the Maihar Gharana, the school that Pandit Ravi Shankar also came from, he interacted with...
  • Dr Dre tops Forbes' list of highest paid musicians November 30, 2012

    Los Angeles: You may be singing 'Call Me Maybe' or dancing 'Gangnam Style' to this year's music, but it was veteran hiphop artist Dr. Dre who topped Forbes' list of the 25 highestpaid musicians in 2012, released on Thursday. California native Dre, 47, became one of the leading names in hiphop...
  • Bandra rape case: Police recover knife, stolen items November 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Saturday recovered some crucial evidence from the accused in the Bandra rape case. Sources said that the police had recovered a knife, money and a camera from Mohammed Badsha Ansari who reportedly raped a Spanish woman at her apartment in Bandra in Mumbai. The camera...
  • Assam pays tribute to Bhupen Hazarika November 6, 2012

    Guwahati: The state paid rich tributes to Assam's most famous and popular musical icon Bhupen Hazarika on Monday on his first death anniversary. Allreligion prayers, cultural shows and processions were organised across the state to pay tributes to Hazarika, often called the "bard of Brahmaputra". His songs were played in...
  • Indian musicians dominate Warsaw CrossCulture Festival October 1, 2012

    Warsaw: Whether it was Anoop Mishra, an exponent from the Benaras gharana, or Jyotsna Srikanth, a Carnatikgenre violinist, or Raza Khan, a rustic Punjabi Sufi singer from Amritsar, Indian musicians hogged the limelight during the justconcluded 8th Warsaw CrossCulture Festival here. All three Indian musicians won the hearts of Warsawians...
  • What is World Music Day? June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The World Music Day has its origins in France. American musician Joel Cohen (no relations with Leonard Cohen) of the Boston Camerata fame proposed an allnight music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice in 1976 while he was on a scholarship to study music in...
  • Spicy Indian delicacies on Fatboy Slim's wishlist May 5, 2012

    New Delhi: He is set for his maiden performance in India and hopes to party the evenings away, but British musician Norman Quentin Cook aka Fatboy Slim, also wants to dig his fingers into Indian delicacies, and take local items like bindis and dhotis with him back home. The acclaimed disc...
  • Pepsi partners with Twitter for online concerts April 30, 2012

    New York: PepsiCo Inc. is tweeting to a new generation of music lovers. The No. 2 soda company is partnering with Twitter to provide streaming videos of live music concerts to Pepsi's followers on the social networking site. The deal is part of Pepsi's new global ad campaign that will also...
  • Music Maestros: remembering ShankerJaikishan March 24, 2012

    Bollywood stars recall the musical moments with legendary musicians Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal. ...
  • Music Maestros: Remembering legendary Naushad January 28, 2012

    Bollywood stars recall the musical moments with legendary musician Naushad. ...
  • Yoko Ono in India for 'Our Beautiful Daughters' January 13, 2012

    Artist, musician, wife of the Beatles' John Lennon Yoko Ono is in the capital for her exhibition titled 'Our Beautiful Daughters'. ...
  • Music Maestros: Remembering legendary Madan Mohan November 27, 2011

    Bollywood stars recall the musical moments with legendary musician Madan Mohan. ...