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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Music

Riding high, DJ David Guetta looks inside and towards India

He has sold eight million albums and packs dance floors across the world but on David Guetta's latest album, the leading international DJ is slowing down a notch and becoming more introspective.

Lady Gaga's dad to control her Malibu property

Singer Lady Gaga has given her father Joseph Germanotta power of attorney over her Malibu estate. The 28-year-old, who bought the plush property in October this year, has handed Germanotta control over her six-acre $24 million abode.

Beyonce, Sam Smith, lead 2015 Grammy nominations

A complete list of 2015 Grammy nominations has been released where Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce have bagged maximum nominations with six nods each. Eminem, on the other hand, has bagged three nominations including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap/Song Collaboration.

U2 to hit the road four years after their record tour

U2, whose last tour in 2009-2011 was the highest-grossing ever, on December 3, announced concerts in 2015 across North America and Europe and promised variety in its sets. The tour plans indicate that frontman Bono expects a full recovery after a bicycle accident last month.

Amjad Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, along with Pakistani qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, American singer-songwriter Steven Tyler and a bevy of international artistes will perform at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on December 11.

And it's out! Coldplay reveal name of band's seventh album

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin revealed the name of the band's seventh album as A Head Full of Dreams. Martin, 37, announced the title on Radio 1 after the band topped Zane Lowe's 100 Hottest Records of the Year with their single Magic.

Miley Cyrus smokes pot, mocks her own music at Art Basel Miami Beach show

In a bizarre and emotionally transparent performance, Miley Cyrus mocked her own music, opened up about her dark year, belted out some Led Zep and smoked pot onstage. Cyrus kicked off the show singing a duet of Super Freak with a topless woman.

Psy to JLo: Top 5 performers on YouTube

South Korean pop sensation Psy's single Gangnam Style is the most viewed video on YouTube with more than 2.15 billion hits. Justin Bieber's Baby is at the second spot with 1.17 billion views. 

High on music: End the year on a foot-thumping note!

From Megadeth to Deadmau5, India has already witnessed some of the worldfs best artists produce a live treat for their fans here in the last eleven months.As 2014 comes to an end, we bring you four music festivals that promise to end the year on a foot-thumping note!

Amjad Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, his sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan along with Pakistani qawwali maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, American singer-songwriter Steven Tyler and a bevy of international artistes will perform at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo on Dec 11.

New Record: Views on Gangnam Style video force You Tube to upgrade software

The 2012 song by South Korea's Psy this week reached more than 2.15 billion views on YouTube. According to engineers, its the maximum number of views YouTube counter had ever encountered.

String theory: Taking Indian music to the world

Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, one of the only four Indians in the Grammy winner's list, says being credited with creating a 'new sound' means much more than being called a musical genius. We caught up with Bhatt for an exclusive chat where he opens up on why Mohan Veena remains his first love and more.

No photos, please: Shakira wants to keep Milan away from the glare of spotlight

Pregnant pop star Shakira wants to bring up her son away from the glare of paparazzi. Shakira reveals that the toddler has no idea that his parents are celebrities and likes to keep it that way as long as possible.

Rolling Stones' saxophonist Bobby Keys dies aged 70

Bobby Keys, a saxophonist and life-long rock 'n roller known to millions for his blasting solo on the Rolling Stones' 'Brown Sugar,' has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

After Mumbai shuts door, Pakistani band cancels Bangalore gig

Cross-border band Sachal Jazz Ensemble, whose Pakistani members were denied permission to perform in Mumbai on Monday, cancelled a Bangalore concert scheduled for Tuesday and now plans to return home.
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