MUSIC STORY

  • Steven Tyler is all praises for Indian music May 21, 2011

    You know him as a rock icon, famous for his onstage antics, powerful voice and signature screams. But there are things about Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler that only a few know of that he heard Indian musician Ravi Shankar as a teenager and finds joy in his children's laughter...
  • Lady Gaga to perform at Cannes film fest May 11, 2011

    Pop star Lady Gaga is set to perform at the Cannes International Film Festival in France. Gaga is in the country to promote her upcoming album Born This Way. She will perform on the opening day at the famous Boulevard de la Croisette for a special show, which will be broadcast...
  • Katy Perry turns to Hindu meditation May 11, 2011

    Singer Katy Perry meditates to stay relaxed and says her comedian husband Russell Brand, who is into Hindu practices, introduced her to it. "I come from a very nonaccepting family, but I'm very accepting. Russell is into Hinduism, and I'm not (really) involved in it. He meditates in the morning and...
  • Enrique Iglesias the big winner at Latin music awards April 30, 2011

    Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias was the big winner at the Billboard Latin Music Awards held in Miami, taking home nine prizes including Latin Artist of the Year. Runnerup to Iglesias in the number of awards won was Colombia's Shakira with six, while newcomer Prince Royce and Aventura took four each. Iglesias,...
  • 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 27Aug 12, 2012, and Coldplay is at the top of the organiser's wishlist of acts for the opening gala, reports contactmusic.com. "Coldplay are the biggest stadium...
  • Stefani donates $1 mn to Japan relief March 24, 2011

    Singer Gwen Stefani has donated $1 million for relief efforts in Japan. She will also sell a limited edition of Tshirts to raise more money. Contactmusic.com reports that Stefani has given the amount to Save the Children's Japan EarthquakeTsunami Children in Emergency Fund. "I've been inspired by Japan for many years and...
  • Bryan Adams to be a dad? March 14, 2011

    Rock singer Bryan Adams is reportedly set to become a father for the first time, says a report. The 51yearold is said to be expecting a baby with his personal assistant, Alicia Grimaldi, reports a website. "Bryan's personal assistant, Alicia Grimaldi, is expecting his baby in May," said rocker's friend and...
  • Diddy is the wealthiest hiphop artist March 11, 2011

    Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs is the wealthiest hiphop singer with a fortune of $475 million, heading the Forbes magazine's new list. In list of the wealthiest hiphop artists, 'Diddy' sits at the top beating JayZ who has an estimated wealth of $450 million, reports Contactmusic.com His net worth is attributed to his...
  • Bollywood goes balle balle March 9, 2011

    It makes you dance, it makes you sing, and it makes a great business idea in Bollywood. Punjabi music has taken the Hindi film industry by storm and is a sureshot way to recover costs, say industry experts. Punjabi numbers like Sadi galli, Rola pe gaya, Laung da lashkara and Ainvayi...
  • Rihanna goes naked March 4, 2011

    Singer Rihanna posed naked for an advertisement to mark the 100 years of cosmetic brand. The "Umbrella" singer sports her trademark red hair and covered her modesty with her arms in the advertisement, reports thesun.co.uk. Rihanna has been enjoying herself in Australia. She took out time to buy lingerie in Sidney and...
  • Sonu Niigam cancels foreign trip for ailing mom February 24, 2011

    Playback singer Sonu Niigaam's has put on hold his album, which he was supposed to compose with an American composer, because he wants to be with his mother Shobha who has been diagnosed with cancer. "Unfortunately my mother was diagnosed with the fourth stage of cancer in December (last year). I...
  • Jackson's death controversy continues... February 21, 2011

    Michael Jackson's children refuse to believe that their father died of a heart attack because he used to say his doctor, Conrad Murray, was the best on earth, says a report. MJ's former nanny, Grace Rwaramba, spoke with LAPD investigators in the months after Michael died and explained how Murray became...
  • Lady Gaga's bizzare style statement... February 16, 2011

    Singer Lady Gaga, who gets as bizarre as it can with her dressing, pushed the envelope too far with her makeup by sporting fleshcoloured spikes on her face. The singer appeared on Jay Leno's popular chat show with her face covered in fleshcoloured spikes that look like subdermal implants a...
  • Singer Shania Twain marries on New Year's day January 3, 2011

    Singer Shania Twain walked down the aisle with fiance Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico on New Year's day. "They were married at sunset in front of 40 of their closest family and friends," people.com quoted Twain's representative as saying. The couple got engaged two months ago after dating for over a year. The...
  • Ricky Martin more creative after sexuality revelation September 15, 2010

    Desmond Chil says, "I'm really excited about the music, the content, because the revelations unleashed his creativity and the scope of what he can sing about and say and do," a website quoted Child as saying. "Once he opened that door a floodgate of energy and creativity just really exploded," he...
  • Who was Michael Jackson hiding from? August 12, 2010

    London: Pop superstar Michael Jackson once hid in a secret underground tunnel at a concert to avoid talking to his staff, according to his voice coach. Yvie Burnett, who tutored Leona Lewis when she won Britain's The X Factor in 2006, worked with the Thriller hit maker during a tour ...
  • Lady Gaga's new boyfriend caught cheating on her August 12, 2010

    London: Just days after reuniting with onoff boyfriend Luc Carl, popstar Lady Gaga has discovered that he is cheating on her with his exgirlfriend. The 'Pokerface' hitmaker is devastated after discovering that the barman lied to her about breaking up with his exgirlfriend, reported Daily Mail online. ...
  • Robbie Williams to wed longtime girlfriend August 6, 2010

    Los Angeles: Singer Robbie Williams is reportedly getting married to longtime girlfriend Ayda Field on Saturday. The couple will exchange wedding vows in an intimate ceremony on an island off Los Angeles, the island of Santa Catalina, reports aceshowbiz.com. However, Williams Take That bandmates, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard...
  • MJ's unheard songs set for November release August 2, 2010

    Toronto: A posthumous album featuring 10 neverbeforeheard songs from the King of Pop Michael Jackson is set for a November release. At the time of his death, Jackson had reportedly left hard drives filled with previously unreleased music. His former manager Frank DiLeo estimates Jackson's vaults contain more than 100 completed and...
  • Mohd Rafi's son to launch music academy in his father's honour July 29, 2010

    Mumbai: Legendary singer Mohammed Rafi's son Shahid Rafi will launch a music academy in his father's name as a tribute on his 30th death anniversary coming Saturday. "There are so many fans of my father who used to repeatedly ask me to start something like this. So finally I got together...
  • Mithun turns cowboy on Indian Idol 5 July 25, 2010

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty appeared in the music reality show Indian Idol 5, dressed as a cowboy. The 60yearold actor also adopted a unique way to give his judgment on the performances of the contestants. Mithun announced that if he likes a contestants' performance he will trigger the gun twice...
  • U2 named the world's richest band July 20, 2010

    U2 has been named the world's richest band having raked in a whopping 129.8 million dollars last year. The Irish band topped Forbes magazine's list of top earning musicians... ...
  • Music Review: 'Peepli Live' brings rock, folk, satire together July 19, 2010

    Music Directors: Indian Ocean, Raghuveer Yadav, Nageen Tanvir and Ram Sampath Lyricists: Sanjeev Sharma, Swanand Kirkire, Noon Meem Rashed and Gangaram Sakhet Singers: Indian Ocean, Raghuveer Yadav, Brij Mandal, Bhadwai and Nageen Tanvir When Aamir Khan is the producer, then one needs to be prepared for the unpredictable. And that's exactly...
  • My son sings and composes at 3: Sonu Niigaam July 19, 2010

    Mumbai: There was a time when he was the voice behind every other hit Bollywood song, but now Sonu Niigaam says he wants to chart a new course. He's working on a musical project in the US and judging a children's show aimed at bringing Indian and Pakistani children together...
  • Indian Ocean to give away their new album July 18, 2010

    For over two decades the Indian Ocean have been enthralling audiences with their unique sounds and music, Indian in its roots, western rock in sound, with several other influences blended in. The legendary band is now ready to release their new album 16/330 Khajoor Road from July 25th. In keeping with...
  • Penelope gets hitched July 15, 2010

    It's official! Spanish actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz got married in a secret ceremony in the Bahamas earlier this month. The two Oscar winners had been dating since 2007 while they were shooting for Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Guess we'll have to wait for the wedding pics! ...
  • Enrique Iglesias set to waterski naked July 15, 2010

    London: Singer Enrique Iglesias is set to waterski naked in Miami. The singer, who is in a longterm relationship with Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova, had said that he would "get drunk and ski naked" if Spain won the soccer World Cup, which they did indeed. It would not be a first...
  • Jackson fans offer to clean vandalised tomb July 15, 2010

    London: A group of fans of pop legend Michael Jackson has offered to clean up his vandalised tomb in California, US, which has been defaced with tributes by fans in permanent ink. Several members of the official Michael Jackson fans of southern California group, who visit the site monthly, have offered...
  • Lady Gaga beats Obama July 7, 2010

    Rolling Stones' Kieth Richards is coming out with his autobiography titled, 'The Life' this October..and if rumours are to be believed then this book has created a big rift within the band.. that's because The Life not only talks about Kieth's life but also about Mick Jagger's wild love life,...
  • I'm single and ready to mingle: Justin July 3, 2010

    Singer Justin Bieber has dismissed rumours that he is reunited with his exgirlfriend, assuring fans that he is still single. "I'm single and ready to mingle," Bieber posted on microblogging site Twitter. The teen sensation was rumoured to have rekindled his romance with his childhood girlfriend Caitlin Beadles after she flew out...