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HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014

Music

Rockstar Sting to return to acting after a hiatus of 25 years

Sting will join the cast of his Broadway musical "The Last Ship" next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show. The rockstar will fill the role of shipyard foreman Jackie White, played by British actor and singer Jimmy Nail.

Shining stars: One Direction, Taylor Swift steal the show at American Music Awards

Boy bad One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is all set to perform at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will take place on December 11 to honour laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai  for their work to promote children's rights.

Reclamation Jazz Festival: It’s all about jazz this week in Mumbai

Carter will be performing with his band, The James Carter Organ Trio. Also playing will be Carlos Bica, composer and musician from Portugal, and the John di Martino Quartet.

Thrice the treble! Enrique Iglesias grabs three awards at 2014 Latin Grammys

Enrique Iglesias grabbed three awards at recently held Latin Grammys that included song of the year for his platinum hit Bailando. The 39-year-old singer also won the award for best urban performance and best urban song prizes.

It's time to feel the thump with Gilad Dobrecky

It's time to enjoy the beats of thumping drums, as one of the world's top percussionists, Gilad Dobrecky, who has performed on the sound tracks of Hollywood films such as Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Hunger Games, performs today at the Purana Qila.

We’re deliberately trying to be showmen: Mutemath

After a recent gig in Mumbai, members of the popular US-based alternative rock band, Mutemath, talk about performing in India, and the influences behind their music.

Comeback act: Euphoria to be back in Mumbai

Euphoria, formed by vocalist Dr Palash Sen, was recognised as an Indian rock band that went on to become one of the most celebrated acts in the country. The 16-year-old band is now set to perform in Mumbai again.

Priyanka Chopra in a global sing-along with Katy Perry and others, will sing John Lennon's Imagine

Priyanka Chopra is part of yet another international music video, but this time to support a cause. The singer-actor is the only Indian to be seen in a just-released special video shot by UNICEF.

Taylor Swift denies claims of Google music deal

Taylor Swift has denied reports that she spoke to Google about making her music being available on its new YouTube Music Key service. The denial was issued after Billy Bragg criticised the 24-year-old singer for removing her entire back catalogue from Spotify.

AC/DC ready to dump drummer Phil Rudd owing to murder allegations

Hard rockers AC/DC say that they're ready to go on tour without drummer Phil Rudd, who faced accusations that he hired a hitman in New Zealand.

Justin Bieber is studying the Bible to spread the word of God

Pop sensation Justin Bieber has cleared his schedule to study the Bible with his pastor for the next two weeks in Palm Springs, California, as he wants to learn how to spread the word of God.

Orchestral symphony is very interesting: Pandit Jasraj

Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj was recently honoured with Sumitra Charat Ram Lifetime Achievement Award at Kamanai Auditorium, New Delhi, on November 17. We caught up with him over matters of music and art.

Slipknot, Judas Priest to play Download Festival 2015

Heavy metal band Slipknot have been announced as the first headline act for Download Festival 2015.

Pink Floyd tops British charts after 20 years

New album The Endless River, by legendary British rock band Pink Floyd has made it to the top of British charts, after a hiatus of 20 years.
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