Rock Band

  • Facebook blocks Pakistan rock band at official request June 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Facebook has blocked the page of a popular Pakistani rock band and others anti-Taliban accounts at the request of the government. The Facebook page of rock band "Laal" (Red), which was set up by a group of progressive musicians in 2007, has been blocked. Laal Facebook page has more than...
  • American Rock band Hoobastank talks about Shillong and Indian hospitality July 2, 2013

    American Rock band 'Hoobastank' was in Shillong for their maiden Indian performance. ...
  • Artists question curbing freedom of expression February 7, 2013

    We saw it in case of Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Salman Rushdie's visit to Kolkata and most recently, in the case of Kashmir's first all girls rock band and art exhibitions in Delhi and Bangalore; creative freedom seems to be at the receiving end of protests by fringe groups. Here's the...
  • 2 youth arrested for abusing all-girl rock band of Kashmir online February 7, 2013

    Srinagar: Two youth were arrested on Wednesday night in connection with the online abuses and threats to the all-girl rock band of Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "I'm glad the police in Kashmir have identified and arrested 2 people for the online threats made to the...
  • Limited understanding of total vision of Islam is the reason for the girls' band fatwa: Hameedah Nayeem February 6, 2013

    Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies, chairperson Hameedah Nayeem joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the fatwa against Kashmir's all-girl band. Q. Why is a self proclaimed committee pressing their self assumed ethics on someone who do not follow them? Well i feel the answer is to gain cheap...
  • Kashmir girl band labelled un-Islamic, obscene February 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Kashmir's first all girls music band facing a fatwa from Muslim clerics has found support in politicians and activists. The valley's Grand Mufti, while issuing the fatwa to the band, called for women in the country to wear a veil at all times. Mufti Maulana Bashir-U-Din went on to...
  • Fatwa issued against Kashmir's girl band February 4, 2013

    Jammu: After facing threats, Kashmir's first all girls music band is now facing a fatwa from Muslim clerics. Kashmir's Grand Mufti has condemned the rock band and issued a fatwa against them, saying music is bad for the society and women must be under a veil at all times. The senior...
  • Celebrating 50 years of The Rolling Stones August 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: U.S. cable channel HBO will air a new documentary about The Rolling Stones this fall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British rock band. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told journalists that the documentary, which has no title yet, was being directed by Brett Morgan. "This is all...
  • Rock band Blur unveils 'Under the Westway' July 4, 2012

    English rock band 'Blur' unveiled the acoustic version of their track 'Under the Westway' on Monday. This rooftop performance of the band was streamed live in the honour of 2012 London Olympics. ...
  • Metallica puts on a high voltage show for Banglore October 31, 2011

    Heavy metal band Metallica rocked the I-T city of Bangalore on Saturday night. ...
  • Metallica all set to rock Bangalore today October 30, 2011

    Bangalore: Rock band Metallica's maiden Indian tour started on a dismal note when their concert was cancelled in Delhi but the band is all set to rock Bangalore on Sunday night and the fans are hoping that finally they will see the legends perform live. 20,000 lucky ones who have got...
  • First music festival in Afghanistan in 3 decades October 2, 2011

    Bands from Afghanistan Uzbekistan, Australia and Kazakhstan electrified the crowds at a 6-hr long concert. ...
  • Dates are out! Metallica India gig on Oct 28, 30 May 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Thrash pioneers Metallica on Monday announced the dates of their India gig on their website. The band is slated to perform on October 28 and 30 in Delhi and Bangalore respectively during their inaugural India tour. "At this stage in the game, there are very few places in...
  • Coldplay to perform at 2012 Olympics? April 9, 2011

    Rock band Coldplay might perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics to be held in London. The prestigious sports event is slated for July 27-Aug 12, 2012, and Coldplay is at the top of the organiser's wish-list of acts for the opening gala, reports contactmusic.com. "Coldplay are the biggest stadium...
  • New music video games teach wannabe rockers September 23, 2010

    Chicago: The success of video games for wannabe rockers has prompted a new wave of music games - ones that actually teach players how to really play music. Harmonix, the game developer that created the first two Activision Guitar Hero games and now works on MTV Games' Rock Band franchise, has...
  • Rock band U2 frontman Bono turns 50 May 10, 2010

    Born in 1960, the Irish rock star Bono became an international celebrity as the frontman of rock band - U2. Born as Paul David Hewson, he became famous as Bono. U2 which is in the fourth decade of music making has won a string of awards from Grammy to Billboards...
  • AC/DC win first Grammy for War Machine February 1, 2010

    Los Angeles: Anglo-Australian rockers AC/DC won the first Grammy of their career on Sunday, ending one of the most notable snubs by the music industry's top awards. The band won the best hard rock performance statuette for the song War Machine beating past winners Metallica and Linkin Park as well as...
  • Watch: American band Penn Masala grooves Delhi January 5, 2010

    Sunday night saw the Capital grooving to the beats of American band Penn Masala.. The band---comprising students of Indian origin from the University of Pennsylvania---is known for its global sound ...
  • Musical calendar: 7 Western albums to buy in 2010 January 2, 2010

    Where have all the young rockstars disappeared to? It’s a time for names and acts from the last 40 years to show the posers a thing or two 1. RHCP--untitled album The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have returned to the studio after a two-year hiatus following the release and tour for the...
  • Beatles re-mastered CDs, video game launched September 9, 2009

    London: Fans of the Beatles queued on Wednesday to buy the band's collected works on a new set of discs and get their hands on an animated video game featuring some of the Fab Four's greatest hits . The Beatles collection, launched worldwide on 09/09/09, is expected to dominate the charts...
  • Rock band sings to Assam to stand up to militancy April 8, 2009

    The frequent blasts in Assam have evoked anguish among youngsters there.The rock band Eclipse has made an appeal to Rise up and take a stand. ...
  • New York City honors Irish band U2 by renaming street March 5, 2009

    New York: Irish rock band U2 had a 1987 hit with their song "Where the streets have no name," but on Tuesday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed a Manhattan street in their honor. To celebrate the release of the band's 12th studio album and their appearance...
  • Sweet note for hard times: how music heals in crisis December 31, 2008

    You’ve lost your job. The wife has left you and the dog is dead. The house is under the hammer and your collection of art has been sold to pay legal fees. Damn the recession! You hit the bar and take a deep sip of the single malt. And then,...
  • This rock band is all positive, HIV positive! August 3, 2007

    Kolkata: They sing of hope in despair and of joy in suffering. They sing of the lives they lead. Tapshi, Namita, Biswajit, Dipa and Julekha all have AIDS, but this group of five refused to be overwhelmed by their illness. They got together to form Jagriti - a band that...
  • A musical 'Revolution' in the making June 30, 2007

    This is a rare brand of rock music. Revolution — a band of young, energetic musicians — has blended traditional tunes into the rock format to produce a first-of-its-kind musical note. ...
  • Rock band all set to bedazzle Kolkata June 20, 2007

    Kolkata: A trend-setting Bengali band, in fact the state's first rock band will play again after a twenty five year gap. The band will play at a concert in Bangalore on February 17. ...
  • 5 kids, Grasshopper make Kolkata rock November 14, 2006

    Kolkata: Five kids and a grasshopper – no, it's not the next animation blockbuster from Hollywood. It's the first under 18 rock band from Kolkata called, The Grasshoppers. But why are they called The Grasshoppers? And pat comes the reply from the group's lead singer, Kartik Prasad, "Because we love bugging...
  • Bandish music video February 27, 2009

    Music by Bandish Video by TV18! Wanna see ur band here? Write in to us at www.ibnlive.com And let's jam! ...