MUSIC

  • Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero Yesterday

    New York: Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit. John hosted the event, "An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation," Tuesday night in New York City. He says Francis...
  • Meet Bhim Niroula, the YouTube star you've probably never heard of 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Reading: If you are addicted to web virals, you have at least once been forwarded a link to singer Bhim Niroula's music channel. He's a nondescript man, wearing what can only qualify as week-day office wear, in a video that has now over two million views on YouTube. The track...
  • Jack Bruce, former frontman of British rock band Cream, dies at 71 of liver disease 4 days ago

    London: Jack Bruce, who formed influential British rock band Cream in the 1960s with guitarist Eric Clapton, has died aged 71, his family said on Saturday. Bruce co-wrote some of Cream's biggest hits including "Sunshine of Your Love" and "I Feel Free" before the band broke up after only two years...
  • Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Sukhvinder Singh to perform at Lucknow Mahotsava 5 days ago

    Lucknow: From Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia's flute recitals, the Sabri Brothers' souldful Sufi music and qawwali's to performances by Bollywood singers like Sukhvinder Singh, Rekha Bharadwaj and Ankit Tiwari, an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity will be witnessed at the forthcoming Lucknow Mahotsava. The fortnight-long annual cultural bonanza will begin November...
  • Singer John Denver gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 5 days ago

    LOS ANGELES: Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver. The "Sunshine on My Shoulders" singer received the walk's 2,531st star on Friday, 17 years after his death. Denver's son, Zak Deutschendorf, and daughter, Jesse Belle Denver, attended the...
  • Watch: One Direction's 'Steal My Girl' video features legendary actor Danny DeVito as an eccentric director 5 days ago

    One Direction fans, you man stop squealing now. The popular band with a cult fan-following has released a video for their new single 'Steal My Girl'.The song features legendary actor Danny DeVito as an eccentric director, who is making a music video with the five band members. He even bestows...
  • Lucky Ali: I like seeing local talent perform at music festivals; that's a big exchange of culture October 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Bollywood singer, composer and notable figure in the Indian music industry Lucky Ali feels satisfied with the encouragement of local talents in music festivals and says it helps in the growth of the industry. "What I am seeing in the festivals is that they are encouraging local talent and art,...
  • Prakash Javadekar lauds AIR for taking classical music to common man October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded All India Radio for its service of supporting classical musicians and carrying the art form to the common man. "The Minister paid glowing tributes to AIR for the yeoman service in patronising hundreds of classical musicians over the years and also...
  • SS Thaman's concert to raise funds for Hudhud victims October 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: Composer S.S. Thaman will perform on Sunday at Thaman Unplugged Music for a cause. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Chief Minister's relief fund for the victims of Hudhud cyclone in Andhra Pradesh. The event will take place at Hard Rock Cafe. Actors such as Akkineni Naga...
  • I want to remain single for now: Jennifer Lopez October 17, 2014

    London: Singer Jennifer Lopez says she wants to remain single for the time being because the most important thing in her life right now is her children. Lopez, 45, does not want to find another boyfriend because she is concentrating on looking after her six-year-old twins Max and Emme from third...
  • Pop legend Michael Jackson tops Forbes list of highest-earning dead celebrities October 16, 2014

    New York: Five years after his death, singer Michael Jackson is generating a fortune and is the top-earning dead celebrity, raking in an estimated $140 million in the past year for his estate, Forbes said on Wednesday. He earned more than twice as much as singer Elvis Presley, who died in...
  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations October 14, 2014

    Reuters: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with...
  • OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' surpasses one million UK sales; becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time October 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Boy-band OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' has surpassed one million UK sales. The track first entered the Top 40 in August 2013 and hit number one in October, reported Ace Showbiz. The track becomes one of the highest selling British songs of all time. Band member Ryan Tedder said that the song...
  • Not just speeches, but folk music, dances adorn election rallies in Haryana October 12, 2014

    Jind: Colour and fervour have always been an integral part of election rallies in India. Be it a Lok Sabha election, an assembly election or even the local and gram panchayat elections, every campaign has a different but colourful fragrance. Similar were the scenes on Saturday as people waited for Prime...
  • Watch: BBC's 'God Only Knows' cover by Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and other artistes is the most beautiful thing you'll see all day October 9, 2014

    Seventeen years after the BBC released world-wide hit cover of 'Perfect day', the network now presents a lovely cover of Beach Boys' hit number 'God only knows'. "The Beach Boys' masterpiece 'God Only Knows' remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music," says...
  • Watch: Ayushmann Khurrana pines for Huma Qureshi in his new song 'Mitti di khushboo' October 9, 2014

    Composed by Rochak Kohli, Ayushmann Khurrana's new Punjabi song features a fresh-faced Huma Qureshi as his long-lost love from India. Written by Rochak Kohli, Gurpreet Saini and Gautam Govind Sharma, the video for the T-Series song has been directed by Amit Roy. ...
  • Watch: Yo Yo Honey Singh tries to woo Urvashi Rautela in the new song 'Love Dose' October 6, 2014

    After romancing actress Sonakshi Sinha in 'Desi Kalakaar', singer Yo Yo Honey Singh is back with 'Love Dose'. This time, he is seen trying to woo model and former beauty queen Urvashi Rautela. ...
  • Bandleader Nati Cano, leading figure in mariachi music, dies at 81 October 5, 2014

    (Reuters) - Grammy-winning mariachi bandleader Nati Cano, who stirred American audiences with the folk sounds of his native Mexico and played a key role in helping to teach young people how to play the music, has died at age 81, a bandmate said on Saturday. Cano died on Friday at a...
  • Music can distract fatigued drivers: Study September 30, 2014

    Washington: Listening to music while driving may not be a good idea if you are feeling fatigued, but drinking coffee may help, suggests a new study. Previous research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies...
  • Google to launch new music streaming service in coming weeks September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple and Amazon.com to Spotify. Nailing music is one way for Google to raise chances of continued success as people spend more time...
  • AR Rahman launches 'Raunaq', dedicates it to Vogue Empower September 30, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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...
  • Watch: Farhan Akhtar's touching composition 'Chulein aasman' talks about women empowerment September 25, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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...
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan perform at the music launch of 'Happy New Year' September 15, 2014

    King Khan knows how to do things in style. The music launch of his much awaited Diwali release, 'Happy New Year' was a grand event in Mumbai which was telecast live on Youtube and Twitter. Shah Rukh Khan ensured that fans across the world could watch it live...
  • 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...
  • Airtel's Wynk music streaming app crosses 1 lakh downloads in 4 days September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel's cross operator music application Wynk has crossed one lakh downloads in 4 days with more than 50 per cent of consumers are from other telecom players. "Wynk Music crossed its first milestone witnessing 1 lakh downloads in just 4 days of its launch. Wynk is now...
  • Music bands from North East prefer metro cities to homelands September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: More and more music bands from the sevensister states, whose music range from rock to grunge, and progressive metal to heavy metal are seen to base themselves in metro cities, which seem to offer them endless music making opportunities. The heavy metal and rock bands from northeastern states have...