HindustanTimes Thu,30 Oct 2014


Go the James Brown way: New York street to be named after the legendary singer

A street in New York is being renamed as James Brown Way as a tribute to the music legend. The renaming of the street -- a Harlem block behind the Apollo Theater -- will be effective next month, six years after city elected officials signed off on it.

I enjoy the company of my music: Amit Trivedi

The reclusive composer is out with a new single 'Bas bajna chaiye’. The very talented singer who gave us gems like 'O Pardesi' from Dev D tells us why he keeps such a low profile.

I got into a comfort zone, says Ayushmann who has 'learnt from his mistakes'

Vicky Donor stat and singer-actor Ayushmann Khurrana says he has learnt his lesson from his last two duds and adds that his next projects are vastly different from what he has done so far.

Attention music freaks! NH7 Weekender begins November 1, here is the lineup

With singer-composer like Amit Trivedi making his music festival debut at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2014, the event is bound to get bigger and better. He, however, will not be the only one. Here is an extensive lineup of all the performers in all four cities...

Alobo Naga to Zebunissa Bangash, SAARC bands festival has 'em all

Music from various SAARC countries are set to bring alive the charm of the city's oldest fort Purana Quila during the South Asian Bands Festival that begins in the capital from November 7.

You aren't the only one: Nick Jonas is angry over band split

Famous pop star Nick Jonas is reportedly angry with his siblings Joe and Kevin over the breakup of their band - The Jonas Brothers. The trio disbanded in October last year after pulling out of a North American tour, but it was thought to have been a joint decision.

Good things for those who wait: Nicki Minaj's next album pushed to a December release

Rapper and Anaconda hitmaker Nicki Minaj has decided to push back the release date of her upcoming album The Pinkprint to December 15 which was earlier scheduled for a November 24 release.

Pop stars climb stairway to heaven early: Australian study

Fans of pop music have seen too many young deaths among their pop icons -- Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison -- all died too young. The saying that pop stars live fast and die young just got some new scholarly credibility with an Australian study finding that US musicians die up to 25 years earlier than the general population.

Kanye West rejects $ 500,000-per-show offer

Kanye West has turned down a USD 500,000-per-show deal for a Las Vegas residency. The reason for his refusal to the offer by The Axis at Planet Hollywood, is yet to be revealed.

Rahman never lets his singers get nervous: Nikhita Gandhi

Playback singer Nikhita Gandhi, who has crooned for A.R. Rahman in Raanjhanaa and Jab Tak Hain Jaan has also sung in upcoming Tamil magnum opus I, says the double Oscar winning composer never lets his singers get nervous.

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody good for health: Poll

British rock band Queen's 'BohemianRhapsody' is a good song for people to listen to if they feel unwell or down, according to a poll. A ComRes survey for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing power of music, offered 1,000 people 10 choices.

Jack Bruce, bassist with rock legends Cream, dies aged 71

Although an accomplished songwriter, Bruce was best known as vocalist and bass guitarist alongside Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker in the 1960s supergroup.

Here's why Sting stopped writing songs

The musician says he didn't write songs for eight years because he was tired of displaying his private life in the lyrics of his tunes. Sacred Love that released in 2003, was the last album for which Sting penned songs.

Coldplay, One Direction to join BBC Music Awards

Coldplay, One Direction and EdSheeran will be joined by Calvin Harris, Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit at the inaugural ceremony at London's Earl's Court on Thursday, December 11.

Sunburn 2014 in Goa to have biggest DJ line-up ever

Sunburn, one of the biggest Electronic and Dance Music (EDM) festivals in India, has claimed that it will have the biggest line up of DJs ever in the upcoming edition. The festival is scheduled to be held in December this year at Vagator in Goa.
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