HindustanTimes Wed,22 Oct 2014


Pitbull to host 2014 American Music Awards

Singer Pitbull has been finalised to host the 2014 American Music Awards (AMA) again. The rapper, who had hosted it last year, will front the awards show from the Nokia Theatere on November 23. He admits he is thrilled to be back, reports

Girls aren’t interested in me anymore: Raghu Dixit

He is as famous for his colourful lungis as for his music, which is strongly rooted in Indian folk traditions, but with a contemporary twist. From performing at intimate gigs to packed houses, Raghu Dixit has come a long way

Good news metalheads, Fear Factory confirms India tour

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for foreign direct investment in the country and his efforts are making all the right noises, something on the same lines is brewing in the music scenario. Fear Factory will be on their maiden two-city tour of the country starting November 22.

Seeing local talents in music festivals I feel good: Lucky Ali

Bollywood singer, composer and notable figure of 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.

My song You're Beautiful is annoying: James Blunt

Singer-songwriter James Blunt has described You're Beautiful as 'annoying'. You're Beautiful was Blunt's break-out hit when it was released in 2005, topping charts from the United States to Australia.

Live mission: Tete-a-tete with French music arranger Laurent Koppitz

For decades, orchestral recordings enjoyed a place of pride in film music - both Bollywood and Hollywood. We have French music arranger Laurent Koppitz talking about the resurgence of orchestral recordings in films.

We aim to make people uncomfortable, says Bhayanak Maut

If you're a regular on the music festival circuit, chances are you've heard of Bhayanak Maut. We get the six-member outfit's frontman, Vinay Venkatesh, to tell us more about their music and inspirations.

Himesh to record songs with India's Raw Star contestants

Composer Himesh Reshammiya who was at a show of India's Raw Star has picked three contestants for his next venture. The singer-cum-composer promised to record songs with Darshan Raval, Rituraj Mohanty and Akasa. Himesh will start recording with Rituraj first.

Songwriting in my EP is intense, says Sahej Bakshi of Dualist Inquiry

Musician Sahej Bakshi, the man behind the electronic music project, Dualist Inquiry, needs no introduction. The Delhi boy, who recently released the EP, Natural Disasters, says the four track compilation is intense in songwriting.

Hard luck guys! Jennifer Lopez prefers staying solo now

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.

Lady Gaga had 'awful experiences' early in career

Lady Gaga has revealed that she had 'awful experiences' in the beginning of her career as men took advantage of her sexually. The Poker Face hitmaker asserted that she didn't feel like she was being cherished for her vocal talents.

Aisee Waisi is a tribute to my buddies: Mohit Chauhan

Singer Mohit Chauhan, whose new song Aisee waisee dosti nahin from short film #No1 Yaari will be out before Diwali, says it's a tribute to his friends. The song, composed by Rajeev Bhalla, made the former Silk Route band member nostalgic.

Bono apologises for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

There were grumbles last month when the Irish rock band's new album Song of Innocence was automatically downloaded onto Apple's more than half-billion iTunes accounts around the world.

Pay heed to Iggy Pop, he wants money out of music

Punk godfather Iggy Pop on Monday urged young performers to relax about industry changes and set their financial expectations low, saying that music was never meant to make money.

A friend indeed: Jessie J doesn't think Ariana Grande is a brat

British singer Jessie J feels her fellow pop star Ariana Grande has been unfairly branded a "diva" because of untrue rumours about her bad behaviour. Grand was recently accused of scrapping her entire promotional schedule in Australia because she was unhappy with pictures from a photoshoot.
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