HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014


We never took up music for the money: Soulmate

Blues band Soulmate (a two member band which includes Tipriti Kharbangar and Rudy Wallang) may be spearheading the genre, but their journey hasn’t been easy; they talk about challenges, and why more musicians don’t emerge from the north-east.

Will the real record maker please stand up? Eminem, Metallica, Miley, 1D get names in Guiness book

Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Metallica, and British boy band One Direction has been added in the latest issue of Guinness Book of World Records. The 41-year-old Grammy winning rapper is being recognized for 'Most Words in a Hit Single' for his song Rap God.

Unlike films, we don’t have a music industry: Salim Merchant

For music composer and singer Salim Merchant, India does not have a music industry! “It’s sad, but true, you know, that people in India consume film music and not independent music. Film music has this quality of swallowing everything and hijacking independent ­artists”, he says.

Tiger’s pays tribute to MJ on Teacher’s Day with video

There has been buzz around Tiger Shroff’s new video, which has him dancing like Michael Jackson (MJ). The actor has decided to release it today, on Teacher’s Day, to pay tribute to the King of Pop, and to his dance teacher.

Whose fight is it anyway? Is it the lyricists' duty to protest against cheap songs?

The music industry has reacted strongly to the  recent comment by Leela Samson, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in which she has said that it is the responsibility of veteran lyricists to protest against the vulgar lyrics being used in songs currently.

Yo Yo Honey Singh to set out on eight-city tour, booked your tickets yet?

Come October, superhit rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, popular for numbers like Blue Eyes and Sunny Sunny, will set out on an eight-city tour in Pune, Jaipur, Indore, Lucknow, Jalandhar, Gurgaon, Kolkata and Guwahati.

It's important to not get bored with my work: A.R. Rahman

A.R. Rahman straddles different continents, cultures and a cornucopia of commitments. Though the journey is "tough", the Oscar-winning composer says he makes sure to pick projects which don't let him get bored of his work. The maestro talks about juggling between different places, his new projects and life away from his family.

Miley Cyrus wonders why original `twerker` Elvis was never ridiculed

Miley Cyrus, who has been often criticised for her twerking skills, has blamed gender discrimination for the controversy saying that Elvis Presley never received any criticism for his hip gyrations in the 1950s.

(Copy)-cat fight! Madonna slams Gaga in leaked song

Pop star Madonna has reportedly called Lady Gaga a "copycat" in the lyrics of her leaked track 'Two Steps Behind Me'. The 56-year-old wrote the song about the 'Pokerface' hitmaker in which she describes her as a "copycat" and compares her to a "messed-up sister".

KPop in the house! Korean music catching on in the country

If South Korean pop star Psy hit the right chord with Gangnam Style, now N-Sonic, a band from the country which is here for a music fest, is wowing Indian music lovers. Music enthusiasts not only love grooving to their songs like Crazy and Run & Run, they also sport tees with the band members' photos imprinted on them.

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson: His 10 biggest hits

The late singer had a career fit for a superstar, full of astronomic highs and shocking lows. On his 56th birthday today, we want to remember the King of Pop for what he truely is: a music legend beyond compare. Our playlist featuring some of his biggest hits

Ramones turn 40! Martin Scorsese to helm documentary on the band

To celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, the owners of the Ramones' estate are planning to release multiple projects in 2016. Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been tapped to direct a documentary about the US punk band Ramones.

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.
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