HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dead at 91

DeFranco's family said that the famed musician died Wednesday evening at a Florida hospital. His wife, Joyce, said he had been in declining health in recent years.

Lil Wayne warns Birdman, his label Cash Money to not release album so soon

The 32-year-old star has issued a notice in writing to Birdman and his label to not release their album The Carter V, else he will sue them, reported TMZ. Wayne believes the album is ready to go but Birdman still says there's a lot of work to be done.

14 songs from Madonna's new album leaked online

The tracks that unexpectedly hit the internet included Veni Vidi Vici, Beautiful Scars, Freedom, God is Love, Hold Tight, Best Night and a collaboration with super-producer Pharrell Williams called Back That Up (Do It).

1D fails to make it to Academy Awards shortlist again

One Direction may have ruled the charts in 2014 but looks like critical voices don't think much of them. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced their 79 shortlisted artists and ignored the four-member band's work.

Singer Michael Bolton shows interest in Farhan’s social campaign

On November 17, Hollywood star Emma Watson had tweeted in support of Farhan Akhtar’s social campaign and now American singer Michael Bolton has reportedly expressed interest in helping out with Men Against Rape and Discrimination.

Asha Bhosle gets nostalgic on Rafi's 90th birth anniversary

Late playback singer Mohammed Rafi rendered some immortal tracks in his long career and on his 90th birth anniversary Wednesday, legendary playback singer Asha Bhosle reminisced about the 'benevolent' talent's 'humility'.

Top 10 Trending Videos in India | Music

The top trending videos in India under Music category features hits by rapper Honey Singh and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan among others. Shakira's La La La remains the only song from the English Pop genre. Watch the entire list of videos here.

British soul singer Joe Cocker dies at 70 post cancer battle

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer best known for his cover of the Beatles' 'With a Little Help from My Friends' and 'You Are So Beautiful,' died on Monday, his agent said. He was 70.

Paul McCartney to pen a song on Eric Garner protest

Former Beatles star Paul McCartney said he once attempted to write a song about Eric Garner protests however, his attempts have not gone as planned and he is not giving up on creating a protest anthem.

Dance music scene in India has escalated: David Guetta

As the Grammy Award-winning French DJ returns to India after his debut performance in 2012, we get the low down on his plans and new album over an email interaction. Guetta will perform at the Enchanted Valley Carnival at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala today (December 20).

Greatest international hits of 2014, is your favourite here?

Here’s a list of top 25 international songs that got the maximum number of hits on video-sharing platform, YouTube, this year. Check out if your favourite is in here:

Have the Taylor Swift Experience at The Grammy Museum

The exhibit opened on December 13 to mark the singer's recent 25th birthday, reported E! online. Visitors will be able to look at nearly 100 items that relate to Swift, including personal photographs, home videos and handwritten lyrics.

New music courses at NCPA

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy have collaborated to present instructor-led music courses.

Madonna plans world tour in 2015 to mark 30 years since her first tour

Madge wants to mark 30 years since her groundbreaking Like a Virgin concert series from 1985 with a string of shows across the globe in support of a planned new album.

Singers are turning to performing at wedding parties

These days it isn’t just the big film stars who are on the 'most wanted' list of the affluent, to shake a leg at their weddings. Their list also features popular musicians, who are often sought-after due to their expertise in performing live.
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