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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Music

Crooning for 007: Lana Del Rey to record Bond theme?

Producers of the franchise are reportedly considering the “West Coast” singer to provide vocals for the next James Bond anthem, but she will face stiff competition for the coveted number from British singer Sam Smith.

Myriad man Prince to release two albums on September 30

'Purple Rain' hitmaker Prince will unveil his next two albums on September 30 this year. One of the albums is a solo effort titled 'Art Official Age', produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince himself (with singer-songwriter Joshua Welton) features 13 tracks.

Dry days ahead: Desi Kalakaar has no alcohol related songs, says Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh has launched his new music album "Desi Kalakaar". He says it has a romantic flavour to it. "This album has less party songs. There is no alcohol song in it", he says.

Don't want people to hear my songs: Lana Del Rey

Rey has dismissed the idea that her songs, which sometimes seem to hint at issues like abusive relationships, should be written with commercial success in mind, because she writes about "whatever" she wants and writes it only for herself.

Lena Dunham helped me understand feminism: Taylor Swift

Singer Taylor Swift has credited actor Lena Dunham for helping her become a better feminist. She said when she was younger she felt the title of feminist had a negative connotation, reported the Guardian.

Led Zepplin's 'Whole Lotta Love' named the 'all time best guitar riff'

Led Zeppelin's song 'Whole Lotta Love' has been voted as the best guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2. Zeppelin's song was followed by Guns 'N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Back In Black' by AC/DC and 'Smoke On the Water' by Deep Purple were the next most popular guitar riffs.

The big winners of Video Music Awards: Watch them here

The 2014 Viacom Inc-owned MTV Video Music Awards were held at the newly-renovated Forum Theater in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, bestowing accolades on musical talent producing the year's best music videos. This is your one stop shop to them all.

Miley Cyrus shows her gentle side at VMA, lets homeless man accept award

Even as Beyonce outdid her competition with a 20-minute performance, it was Miley Cyrus' gesture to let a homeless man accept her award that was the highlight of an otherwise staid MTV VMAs.

Madonna working on a ‘super weird’ song, says producer

Diplo, the music producer for Madonna's 13th studio album, says, ""One song is super weird. Late one night in the studio we got a little bit drunk and she improvised a little hook and we made a song out of it."

I adore fans whose love for me is genuine: Shafqat Amanat Ali

Popular Pakistani ­singer Shafqat Amanat Ali not just leaves people spellbound with his songs, but he also leaves them floored, thanks to his humble and calm ­persona.

Next up: Music fest with a conglomeration of artists from India and abroad

The happiest music festival will see performances by some of the most exciting artists from India and around the world. Bacardi NH7 Weekender gets bigger with an extensive line-up in four cities.

A love unrequited: Elvis's fiancee reveals secrets in memoir

Elvis Presley's fiancee Ginger Alden, who has never spoken before about the 'King of Rock and Roll', has revealed how the legendary singer had promised her the 'wedding of the century' months before he died.

Amy Winehouse's life-size statue to be unveiled in London

Amy Winehouse's life-size statue might be unveiled on her 31st birthday in September in Camden, London, it has been revealed. The late singer's father Mitch Winehouse asserted that now the singer will oversee the comings and goings of her home town forever.

Taylor Swift's Shake It Off gets slammed for 'poor taste'

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt has slammed Taylor Swift's new single Shake It Off, calling it harmful and offensive. He is not the only one as the social media has been bashing the Taylor's latest release ever since it hit the stands this week.

Lady Gaga teams up with 88-year-old Tony Bennett for duet

The duet titled I Can't Give You Anything But Love is the second song in the row to be released by the duo, after their Anything Goes which was out in late July, reported Aceshowbiz.
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