HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014


Want Coldplay to perform at your birthday? Shell out 457,000 pounds

If you want celebrities to perform at your birthday parties, you need to shell out a fortune. The figures from music industry sources has revealed the kind of money top musicians like Coldplay, Adele charge to perform.

Mandolin Srinivas's first salary was Rs. 175: Balasubrahmanyam

"Shocked" with the untimely demise of well-known mandolin player U. Srinivas, renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (SPB) went down memory lane and shared how he met the late musician who earned Rs. 175 as his first salary.

Sachin Tendulkar to felicitate Lata Mangeshkar on 85th birthday

On legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's 85th birthday Sep 28, cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar will felicitate her at a celebratory function here. Asha Bhosle will be the special guest of honour on the occasion, where the big guns of Bollywood and the Indian music industry are likely to be present.

Bring-your-son-to-work day? Madonna's 8-year-old son auditions for mum's new single

Madonna's 8-year-old adopted son David Banda recently auditioned to be a backing dancer for singer's new single Living for Love. The American pop star posted alongside the footage, #banda getting ready to audition for his mom! #livingforlove.

Mandolin falls silent: Srinivas remembered by music lovers

Regarded as a musical prodigy for his abilities on the mandolin, Srinivas made his first public performance at the age of six and collaborated with many accomplished musicians, including fusion guitarist John McLaughlin, violinist Nigel Kennedy and percussionist Ustad Zakir Hussain.

We call our sound ‘Local’: Laxmi Bomb

The Mumbai-based electro-pop band, Laxmi Bomb, has had an eventful first year. After releasing their first EP — called H(Om) — earlier this year, the four-member ensemble is already out with their second — Mah’Bharat. We talk to the vocalist, Keegan Pereira, about their music, the EP, and more.

It ain't over 'til it's over: Lenny Kravitz is going to be back with new album at 50

At 50, Lenny Kravitz is an American in Paris. Now, after designing shoes and acting in The Hunger Games, he's returned to music with a new album he says just poured out of him during shooting of the box office smash.

Work buddies: Amidst rumours of split, Beyonce and Jay Z are repostedly working on a 'huge' new album

Karli Henriquez, vice president of Pop Programming at Dash Radio, said that the musical couple are joining forces to put together a "huge" new album, reports

Forget-me-not: Slash sometimes forgets how to play Sweet Child O' Mine!

The 49-year-old guitarist asserted that there are times when one has their moments but one struggles sometimes to be as good as they want to be in their head, the Daily Star reported.

Patola singer Diljit Dosanjh disappoints with This Singh's So Stylish

For all those who tripped on Diljit Dosanjh's runaway hit, Proper Patola, may find his latest, This Singh's so Stylish, a little underwhelming. It's stylish enough but lacks the substance.

Can't get enough of Let It Go? Lea Michele will sing the hit song in Glee's final season

Lea Michele has hinted that she will be treating viewers to a rendition of hit track Let It Go from Disney's Frozen in the final season of Glee. The 28-year-old actor-singer took to Twitter to give the clue.

Whose song is it anyway? Robin Thicke says he didn't write controversial hit Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke's blockbuster but much criticized hit Blurred Lines grew even more controversial on Monday as the singer revealed he never wrote it, according to court documents.

Miley Cyrus slammed for 'destroying' Led Zeppelin song in her cover

Miley Cyrus has been slammed fans online for doing a cover of a Led Zeppelin/Joan Baez classic. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker recorded Babe I'm Gonna Leave You and renamed it Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You, before posting it on Soundcloud.

#StealMyGirl: One Direction’s new song is here

One Direction fans, rejoice! The current rage among pop lovers all over the world released a teaser of their upcoming song, Steal My Girl, on Monday. And, as expected, #StealMyGirl started trending on Twitter.

Lady Gaga feels Tony Bennett saved her from quitting music for good

Lady Gaga has revealed that American singer Tony Bennett saved her life as there came a point in her life where the singer wanted to quit music. The Bad Romance hitmaker asserted that she tells Bennett every day that he saved her life.
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