Music

  • The legendary Sony Walkman makes a comeback as a Rs 42K device encased in a block of aluminium 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The legendary Sony Walkman is making a comeback in the land where it first revolutionised music listening 35 years ago. Sony had stopped manufacturing the classic, cassette tape Walkman on October 25, 2010 but now the device in a more modern-day avatar is selling well in Japan, reports...
  • Justin Timberlake reunites with NSYNC bandmate 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Singer-actor Justin Timberlake reunited with NSYNC bandmate Chris Kirkpatrick over drinks and bowling. The 'Suit and Tie' hitmaker, who was in town for his concert at Boston's TD Garden, stopped at Italian favourite Strega Waterfront for a meal with friends, reported People magazine. "Justin was easy going and super...
  • Google tried buying Spotify but backed off because of whopping price tag 5 days ago

    New York: Internet titan Google tried last year to buy streaming music service Spotify but backed off for reasons including a whopping price tag, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Journal cited an unnamed source as saying that Sweden-based Spotify was asking for more than $10 billion despite being...
  • Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations July 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce has received eight nominations for the 2014 MTV VMAs, including a nod for Video of the Year for 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z. Rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea secured seven nominations each while Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Sia received three nods. Azalea's 'Fancy'...
  • First lady salutes Grammy Museum, music teachers July 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education. Six million American children attend schools with no art or music classes, she said Wednesday at the museum's inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon. "Arts are...
  • Are Beyonce, Jay Z seeking help to save their marriage? July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Snger Beyonce Knowles and rapper-husband Jay Z have reportedly been undertaking online marriage counselling sessions with a therapist. The couple, currently on their joint On The Run world tour, is said to be taking counselling sessions on the internet via video-chat programme Skype, to keep their relationship going strong,...
  • Watch: You shouldn't miss this '40s jazz-inspired cover of Britney Spears' 'Womanizer' July 14, 2014

    Sultry lyrics, smooth vocals and a smoky, perfect piano. Re-imagined by American pianist and a darling of YouTube videos Scott Bradlee, this cover of Britney Spears' 2008 hit 'Womanizer' has been sung by Cristina Gatti. Here is the jazz version of the song, followed by the original. Which one do...
  • US rapper Will.i.am bags his 10th number one single on the British charts July 14, 2014

    London: US rapper Will.i.am secured his 10th number one in the British singles charts on Sunday, going straight in at the top spot with 'It's My Birthday', the Official Charts Company said. Will.i.am, whose track features 17-year-old US singer Cody Wise, earned his first UK chart topper in 2003 as part...
  • Justin Bieber gets two years probation for pelting neighbour's home with eggs July 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop star Justin Bieber pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vandalism on Wednesday for pelting a neighbor's home with eggs and was sentenced to two years probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said. 20-year-old Bieber, who was not present in Los Angeles Superior Court for his arraignment, was also...
  • Ariana Grande tops Britain's new look singles charts July 7, 2014

    London: US singer-songwriter Ariana Grande topped Britain's singles chart on Sunday with her track 'Problem' featuring Iggy Azalea, becoming the first performer to head a new look chart based on Internet streaming as well as physical sales data. The Official Charts Company said the 21-year-old singer had made history in the...
  • Pink Floyd to release new album this year July 7, 2014

    London: Rock band Pink Floyd will release a new studio album this year, according to guitarist-singer David Gilmour's wife Polly Samson. Samson broke the news on Twitter that the new LP will be titled The Endless River and it will feature the final work of multi-instrumentalist Richard Wright, reported Digital Spy. "By...
  • Going to be 30 this year, but I still feel like a 13 year old: Katy Perry July 6, 2014

    London: Pop star Katy Perry says many of her stage costumes reflect her taste from when she was a teenager. The 29-year-old 'Roar' singer favours bright colours and playful stage costumes by brands like Moschino and Cavalli during her 'Prismatic World Tour' because she still has the same fun-loving sense...
  • 4 shot at Houston festival, 2 hurt when leaving July 6, 2014

    Houston: A man opened fire on an arena floor at a Caribbean music festival, wounding at least four people, police said, and two women were injured as the crowd rushed to flee the shooting. Several thousand people had gathered at the arena for a Fourth of July party at the...
  • Watch: Trailer of Shweta Prasad's documentary film 'Roots' July 5, 2014

    Shweta Basu Prasad, the National Award-winning child star of such films as Iqbal and Makdee is all grown up now. The actress has in fact directed a documentary titled Roots, on the relevance of Indian classical music, for which she interviewed leading luminaries of the Indian music industry including Ustad...
  • Google buys music streaming service Songza July 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has acquired streaming music service Songza, the Internet search company's latest move to play a bigger role in the fast-growing online music business. Google said on Tuesday it would explore ways to incorporate aspects of Songza into its existing streaming music service over the coming months. For...
  • RnB singer Robin Thicke gets trolled after PR stunt goes hilariously wrong July 1, 2014

    Major oops for musician Robin Thicke's PR team. 37-year-old singer was just getting over the torrent of controversies and tweets regarding his 2013 song 'Blurred Lines', a party jam which is basically about a woman in a nightclub who may or not be interested in him. Many news organisations called...
  • Lata Mangeshkar: 'Lag ja gale' turns 50, still fresh June 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who crooned the melodious number "Lag ja gale" for 1964 film "Woh kaun Thi", is delighted at the song having completed 50 years and says that it still sounds fresh. Composed by late Madan Mohan, the track was picturised on Sadhana and Manoj Kumar. Lata shared her...
  • Chimpanzees prefer silence to Western pop, but just love African and Indian music, study says June 28, 2014

    Chimpanzees like listening to different rhythms of music with Indian and African beats but prefer silence to Western pop, a new study has found. "Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to pinpoint specific acoustic properties," said...
  • Tribute to RD Burman: Asha Bhosle remembers Pancham da June 28, 2014

    RD Burman's wife and singer Asha Bhosle remembers the greatest musician of the Indian cinema. ...
  • Star struck by Michelle Obama, says AR Rahman June 28, 2014

    Two-times Academy and Grammy award winner AR Rahman, in a candid conversation with CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, talks about why he is star struck by the US First Lady, Michelle Obama. ...
  • Singers Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith score top debuts on Billboard 200 June 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pop singer Lana Del Rey scored her first No. 1 album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while British newcomer Sam Smith landed at No. 2 with his debut record. Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence', her second full-length studio album which includes the single 'West Coast', sold...
  • 'Like a rolling stone' could bring 2 million USD at auction June 24, 2014

    New York: One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," could bring between $1 million and $2 million at auction. A working draft of the finished song in Dylan's own hand is being offered by Sotheby's on Tuesday. The draft is written in pencil on...
  • The Eagles know why the fans turn up - to hear the oldies June 24, 2014

    London: When veteran California rock band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there was no pretense about why people had come to see them or what the band was expected to do. It was a case of play the songs we know, dudes, and please don't change...
  • Quiz: How well do you know the music legends? June 21, 2014

    It is World Music Day today. And those who understand the importance of music in life and been following even the smallest development in the lives of their favourite stars, would be delighted to take our music quiz. How well are you informed about the music legends? Take our quiz...
  • Watch: This will actually lift your mood. 20 artistes recreate the iconic 'Don't Worry Be Happy' song on World Music Day June 20, 2014

    It was first sung by Bobby McFerrin in September, 1988, and since then adopted by the most talented musicians around the world. Bob Marley has his own version of the song. On World Music Day, celebrated on June 21, 2014, where cultures and nations across the world bring their very own...
  • YouTube to block artists from paid music service: Report June 19, 2014

    Paris: YouTube is planning to block the videos of artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys after several record labels refused to sign up to its new subscription service, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Google-owned online media site will start blocking videos "in a matter of days", Robert Kyncl, YouTube's head...
  • 'True Blood' headed for a musical afterlife June 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Like the vampires it portrays, "True Blood" won't seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song. After the final scene of the upcoming final season of "True Blood," fans may be able to take another fresh bite out of the HBO vampire drama. In the works: "`True...
  • YouTube to launch paid music streaming service June 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Google Inc's YouTube said on Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service, amid criticism that its existing, free video website might block the music videos of labels that do not agree to its terms. YouTube has partnered with "hundreds of major and independent" music labels...
  • Justin Bieber cleared in LA attempted robbery case: city attorney June 17, 2014

    Reuters: Justin Bieber has been cleared of wrongdoing in an attempted robbery investigation in which the Canadian pop star was accused of trying to take a woman's mobile phone, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said on Monday. Prosecutors rejected the allegations because of insufficient evidence to back up the claims,...
  • 'There were no guests at his kid's birthday party': The latest book by Michael Jackson's bodyguards tells a bitter-sweet story about the pop star's secluded life June 18, 2014

    The following article is a compilation of excerpts and observations from the latest book titled, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', written by his former security guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, with Tanner Colby. Hounded by the tabloid media, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving...