MUSICAL

  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...
  • Sunburn organiser says he wanted to cancel one of the greatest December 31 parties when Balasaheb Thackeray died Yesterday

    Panaji: Shailendra Singh, the brain behind Asia's one of the biggest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival, Sunburn, says he almost gave up his business after his company went through a rough phase following the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray in November 2012. "The gates opened at 2 pm...
  • 'Amplifier' singer Imran Khan says that rappers are destroying the image of Bollywood music Yesterday

    New Delhi: 'Amplifier' singer Imran Khan, who has lent his voice for a song in upcoming film 'Tevar', says the new-age rappers might have become a rage with the listeners but they have not given quality music to Bollywood. Imran has made his debut in the Hindi Film industry with the...
  • #ThrowbackThursday: These 10 iconic music videos were the coolest things you saw in the 1990s 3 days ago

    The decade of the 1990s in India can easily called the time when musicians got a platform to showcase their talent. In no other decade did India see so many artists producing private albums like the 1990s. The nation crooned along with singers like Alisha Chinai, Shaan, The Colonial Cousins...
  • Telugu music director Chakri passes away 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40. "He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," the...
  • Pune: Unseasonal rainfall delays the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav 1 week ago

    Unseasonal rainfall in Maharashtra has hit normal life. Pune's biggest music festival, the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune also had to be postponed midway due to heavy rainfall. ...
  • A.R. Rahman in Oscar race again December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for 'Million...
  • 'One Direction' not surprised with no Grammy nomination; says there's so much incredible music out there December 13, 2014

    London: Popular boy band One Direction is not angry for being blanked at the 57th Grammy Award nominations. The five-member group, whose third album 'Midnight Memories' is the biggest-selling album worldwide in 2013, thinks there is a high quality of music up for the Grammy prizes, reported Contactmusic. When asked if they...
  • Beyonce's perfume 'Rise' expected to be biggest selling celebrity fragrance of 2014 December 13, 2014

    London: Singer Beyonce's 'Rise' perfume is expected to sell over 750,000 units in the UK, which will net her 1.5 million pounds, becoming the biggest selling celebrity fragrance of the year. Boy band One Direction's new perfume, 'That Moment', is second on the list, with retailer escentual.com, expecting the band's fans...
  • Lata Mangeshkar proud of collaborating with sister Asha Bhosle after 30 years December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar is looking forward to the audiences' reaction to her new album 'Mein Hawaa', in which she has collaborated with her sister Asha Bhosle after three decades. Lata is producing 'Mein Hawaa' under her label LM Music. Asha and Shaan have sung for the album, which marks...
  • Is Robbie Williams thinking of quitting music? December 10, 2014

    London: Singer Robbie Williams says he will give up his music career to become a mechanic. The 40-year-old pop star said he has grown tired of making music now and wants to have a "proper job", reported Contactmusic. "To be quite honest with you I'm getting a little bit bored of...
  • Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and father Illayaraja to perform at a concert on Pongal December 8, 2014

    Tirunelveli: Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja is set to perform live here Jan 17, 2015 on the festive occasion of Pongal. He will be joined by his father and music maestro Illayaraja along with a host of popular playback singers. "Yuvan Shankar Raja, the little maestro is all set to woo...
  • Does Arnold Schwarzenegger think that Miley Cyrus is a bad influence on his son Patrick? December 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife are reportedly unhappy with their son's relationship with singer Miley Cyrus as they believe she is a bad influence. According to a source, Patrick is smitten with the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker, but his parents, Arnold and Maria Shriver, are less impressed with Cyrus's...
  • Here's the full list of 2015 Grammy Award nominees in key categories December 6, 2014

    The nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy on Friday. Following is a list of the nominees in key categories. Winners will be announced at the 57th annual Grammy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015. ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Morning Phase" - Beck "Beyonce" -...
  • Musician Papon contributes Rs 17 lakh to Assam CM's Relief Fund December 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Popular singer Angaraag Mahanta, better known as Papon, has contributed Rs 17 lakh to Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood affected people. The fund for the flood affected people of the state has been raised through a musical concert held in New Delhi on October 19 last, Papon said...
  • 'Thandi hawaien' to 'Haseen wadiyan': 10 'cool' songs that would melt your heart December 3, 2014

    The nip is in the air as the Indian sub-continent says goodbye to the sweltering heat that roasts most of its citizens. The weather suddenly seems to transform into a hill-station, bringing back memories of our visit or our fantasy to be on the hills. Sifting through the song collection...
  • 'PK' music review: 'Tharki Chhokro' towers over the rest of the film's soundtrack December 2, 2014

    Music: Shantanu Moitra, Ajay Gogavale, Ajay Gogavale and Ankit Tiwari Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire, Amitabh Varma, Manoj Muntashir The year's most anticipated film 'PK' has sparked curiosity on its content. The bets are ranging from Aamir playing an alien to a differently abled man in the film. If you are hoping to...
  • Susan Boyle being taught the art of writing her own songs? December 2, 2014

    London: Singer Susan Boyle is reportedly learning to write her own music as she wants to offer something new to her fans. The 53-year-old former 'Britain's Got Talent' star wants to change direction with the songs she puts out and hence wants to write herself, reported the Daily Mirror. Susan loves...
  • My focus is on playback singing, says 'India's Raw Star' winner Rituraj Mohanty December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: After winning music reality show 'India's Raw Star', Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty says the victory is just the beginning and that he now wants to pursue playback singing. "After the show, my focus is on playback singing. Yes Sufi is close to my heart, but before entering the show, I...
  • I used to travel in search of music: Shantanu Moitra December 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Music director Shantanu Moitra says he used to travel across India in search of music. Shantanu, who began his musical career composing jingles in advertisements, has penned his debut book in English titled- 'On the Wings of Music.' The composer said his first such travel was while he was still...
  • Ariana Grande blows kisses to fans at JFK Airport November 30, 2014

    New York: Singer Ariana Grande was spotted blowing kisses at her fans as she sashayed through the JFK Airport here. The 21-year-old star was spotted strolling through the airport on Friday in a white crop top as she made her way to perform for the Victoria's Secret show, reports mirror.co.uk. Grande completed...
  • Jessie Mueller to star in 'Waitress' musical November 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Broadway sensation Jessie Mueller is in talks to star in a stage musical adaptation of Keri Russell's 2007 film 'Waitress'. The 31-year-old singer/actress, who won a Tony Award this year for playing Carole King in 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical', has emerged as the front runner to revamp Russell's...
  • Will.i.am finds old taste in new music November 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am seems to be bored with the current state of music, and he's planning to "energise" his batteries to bring something fresh. The singer feels that the records that are hitting the charts sound similar to the music that was released over 10 years...
  • British boy band One Direction makes Billboard history, knocks Taylor Swift from No 1 spot November 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: British boy band One Direction became the only group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, ousting Taylor Swift from her chart-topping reign. One Direction's latest album, "Four", sold 387,000 copies in its first week, according to figures compiled by...
  • Mannara has lived up to the challenging role in 'Zid': Priyanka Chopra November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra is all praise for her cousin Mannara's debut Bollywood performance in 'Zid' and says she has perfectly lived up to the "challenging" role. "She (Mannara) is extremely free. She is not conscious of herself. For the first time, I have seen her act and I can say...
  • Sting takes bold gamble to save his 'Last Ship' musical November 25, 2014

    New York: British rock star Sting is joining the cast of his deeply personal Broadway musical 'The Last Ship,' calling it a bold gamble to save the show from sinking. Sting, 63, will appear from Dec. 9-Jan. 10 as the cynical foreman of a struggling shipyard in his northeast England hometown...
  • Watch: Eminem's moving new 'Guts over fear' video brings out the fighter in all of us November 25, 2014

    Eminem had released the single 'Guts over fear' featuring Sia, in August, earlier this year. Previously featured in 'The Equalizer', starring Denzel Washington, the song will also be featured in Eminem's new compilation 'Shady XV', a 28-song compilation that celebrates the 15th anniversary of Shady Records. ...
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 American Music Awards November 24, 2014

    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories. Katy Perry, who was absent from Sunday's award show because of her world...
  • Taylor Swift receives the first Dick Clark Award For excellence at the 2014 AMAs November 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift has been named as the first recipient of Dick Clark Award For excellence at 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). The 24-year-old, who is enjoying a great year with her latest album '1989' selling more than a million copies in a week, will receive the new honour...
  • 'Hotel California' singers sue William Shelley for alleged piracy of their concert videos November 23, 2014

    New York: Rock band The Eagles stars Don Henley and Glenn Frey have filed a lawsuit over allegations that fans in New York have been charged to watch bootlegged footage of the band's live shows. The 'Hotel California' singers are suing William Shelley for allegedly showing concert videos at venues in Long...