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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Music

Sufi music has no boundaries: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

When Rahat Fateh Ali Khan debuted as a singer in Bollywood with Mann ki lagan (Paap; 2004), the effect was quite as expected — the industry and fans instantly fell in love with his voice.

Subhash Ghai turns composer, signs Mika for his first song

Ghai reveals that after the song was composed, his unit unanimously decided that Mika should sing it. The singer says that when Ghai approached him, he couldn’t believe that the filmmaker chose him for his first-ever composition.

I love being in India: Bob Geldof

Irish musician Bob Geldof, who is currently in India, is not a stranger to the country. The 62-year-old visited the country around 1980 with his band, The Boomtown Rats.

Despite new pictures, police not to re-open Kurt Cobain suicide case

A cold case investigator has found several rolls of undeveloped film from the scene of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's 1994 death, but Seattle police said that they do not expect the discovery will alter the finding that he committed suicide.

My album G I R L is my ode to women: Pharrell Williams

In an exclusive interview, the Happy hitmaker talks about his love for women in general and his wife in particular, his stand-out fashion statements and how he makes his music. 

Kylie Minogue gets raunchy for Sexercise

Singer Kylie Minogue's video for her new single Sexercise is true to its name. She bares her derriere in a skimpy outfit, thrusts provocatively and even rubs against another female.

Eminem, Rihanna to begin tour in August

Singing sensations Eminem and Rihanna are all set to kickstart their three-city Monster tour in August.

Robbie Williams to collaborate with his dad

Singer Robbie Williams is planning to collaborate with his father Pete Conway on a new music project, after performing a duet with him last year.

Gaga was bankrupt during Monster Ball tour

Pop star Lady Gaga, who enjoyed immense fame and success right after the release of her hit debut album, was in serious financial trouble in 2009.

This Canadian singer is a fan of Daler Mehndi

The popular Canadian EDM performer, Deadmau5, is in India on a tour. Chatting with HT City, he confesses that he loves the music of Punjabi singer Daler Mehendi and talks about his desire to collaborate with Indian musicians.

Bollywood is becoming more relevant now: Raghu Dixit

Living up to the image of the poster boy of indie music can be a hard job. But Raghu Dixit carries off that tag effortlessly. Perhaps that's why it's so easy for the singer-songwriter to get any kind of crowd — from the young festival-going attendees to stately bureaucrats at an official function — dancing to his music.

Music fraternity says no to abusive lyrics

The recent video of 11-year-olds ­hurling abuses in school has raised questions on use of offensive language in Bollywood, and turned the spotlight on those who’re making an effort to stop that.

Ashley Roberts confirms Pussycat Dolls reunion

The 32-year-old star and her former group mates have all gone their separate ways since splitting in 2010, but she claims they will definitely be reuniting to bring back their hits such as Don't Cha and When I Grow Up.

Surj to fly solo in RDB as Manj leaves

Following the walk-out by musician Manj Ral from the British Sikh brothers' popular music band RDB, Surjeet Ral, better known as Surj RDB, has confirmed that he will now continue the musical legacy as the sole surviving member of the band.

I'll never be as big as Jay Z: Pharrell Williams

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams says he'll never be as successful as Jay Z and admits he was "deluded" to think he could compete with him.
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