Musicians

  • Bappi Lahiri plays the Pied Piper, charms voters with his singing 08-04-2014 02:33 PM

    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 27-03-2014 07:50 PM

    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". ...
  • The Human Factor: Story of unsung musicians of the film industry 18-11-2013 05:40 PM

    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 27-10-2013 11:55 PM

    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...
  • Rape survivor Spanish musician to depose before Mumbai court through video conferencing 10-10-2013 12:09 AM

    Mumbai: A year after she was allegedly raped in the city, a 27-year-old Spanish musician is likely to depose before a local court on Thursday through video-conference, prosecution sources said. The police have arrested Mohammed Badshah alias Mohammed Ismail Ansari in the case. The survivor had earlier refused to depose,...
  • When SD Burman walked out after listening to 'Dum maro dum' 15-09-2013 11:01 AM

    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...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Geeta Dutt 24-08-2013 08:11 PM

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Geeta Dutt through the years. ...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Manna Dey 11-08-2013 04:58 PM

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Manna Dey through the years. ...
  • Grammy winning musician JJ Cale dies at 74 28-07-2013 06:20 PM

    Grammy Award-winning 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...
  • Lady Gaga tops Forbes' Most Powerful Musicians list 27-06-2013 06:26 PM

    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 27-year-old 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...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Mohammad Rafi 23-03-2013 03:43 PM

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Mohammad Rafi through the years. ...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary Mohammad Rafi 16-03-2013 03:18 PM

    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 12-03-2013 05:20 PM

    Musician Sting was in Jodhpur for a private concert to help raise funds for the Indian Head Injury Foundation. ...
  • Musician Sting on what he loves about India 11-03-2013 05:45 PM

    Sting was in Jodhpur for a private concert to help raise awareness and funds for the Indian Head Injury Foundation. ...
  • Bandra rape case: Police recover knife, stolen items 10-11-2012 09:49 PM

    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 06-11-2012 10:05 AM

    Guwahati: The state paid rich tributes to Assam's most famous and popular musical icon Bhupen Hazarika on Monday on his first death anniversary. All-religion 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...
  • Music Maestros: Remembering legendary Madan Mohan 27-11-2011 06:05 PM

    Bollywood stars recall the musical moments with legendary musician Madan Mohan. ...
  • Music Maestros: Remembering Madan Mohan 19-11-2011 03:06 PM

    The Legend Madan Mohan is best known through his unforgettable compositions and his songs which will remain etched in film music history. ...
  • Music Maestros: Remembering legendary SD Burman 12-11-2011 01:38 PM

    Bollywood stars recall the musical moments with legendary musician Sachin Dev Burman. ...
  • Music Maestros: remembering SD Burman 05-11-2011 04:42 PM

    Bollywood stars recall the musical moments with legendary musician Sachin Dev Burman. ...
  • Amy Winehouse died from too much alcohol 26-10-2011 08:16 PM

    London: Amy Winehouse died as the unintended consequence of drinking too much alcohol, a British coroner ruled on Wednesday. Coroner Suzanne Greenaway gave a verdict of "death by misadventure," saying the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning. "The unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels (of alcohol) was her sudden...
  • With deals, YouTube expands as music destination 20-10-2011 08:58 AM

    New York: YouTube has been very good to bedroom singers, who have found a quick path to fame, and major labels, which have benefited from some of the largest digital audiences for their top music videos. But the middle tier - hundreds of independent labels and their deep rosters of...
  • FM channels ecstatic after Mumbai court verdict 27-07-2011 05:03 PM

    Mumbai: Private radio channels have got a respite after the Bombay High Court ruled that they don't have to pay separate royalty to composers and lyricists for broadcasting their songs, but the musicians are unhappy. The high court ruled that the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that safeguards the...
  • Amended Copyright Act a blessing: Bhardwaj 15-02-2011 03:54 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker and composer Vishal Bhardwaj says that the Copyright Amendment Bill, if passed in Lok Sabha, would certainly be a blessing for lyricists and music directors of the the Indian film industry. "Nothing can be better than this for music composers and artists. The Copyright Amendment Bill that going...
  • World Orchestra for Peace enthralls Abu Dhabi 06-01-2011 11:16 AM

    Abu Dhabi: The World Orchestra for Peace, an ensemble of some of the world's finest musicians led by acclaimed Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, enthralled audiences in Abu Dhabi in its first ever concert in the Middle East. The orchestra, which consists of 76 artistes from 63 different orchestras from 31...
  • Will Shirish Malhotra make it? 14-12-2010 02:05 PM

    After the Youtube orchestra auditions were announced, they received lakhs of entries from all over the world. Shirish Malhotra is one of the lucky 12 finalists. The final test of the auditions will be through 'public vote’. If Shirish happens to win, he will be a part of an international...