Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...

Jan 18, 2015

Oi! Asian skinheads gather for antiracism event in Malaysian capital

Asian “skinheads” converged on Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, over the weekend for two days of full-throated live music performances — but with a message far different from that often associated with their Western cousins. Sporting shaven heads, tattoo-covered torsos and leather boots, the roughly ...

Bono 'may never play guitar again'

Jan 3, 2015

Bono 'may never play guitar again'

Bono, the front man of the Irish rock group U2 who was injured in a cycling accident last year, said on Friday his recovery has not been easy and he may never play guitar again. In a blog on the group’s website, the 54-year-old ...

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Jan 2, 2015

Kanye West, Paul McCartney cut New Year's single

Musical powerhouses Kanye West and Paul McCartney have teamed up in a surprise collaboration to produce a new single released Thursday, “Only One.” The soft ballad, which West said was inspired by his daughter, features the vocals of the world-famous rapper, and former Beatle ...

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Dec 27, 2014

Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91

Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who led the way on his instrument in the transition between the swing and bebop eras, has died at the age of 91, his family said Friday. DeFranco’s family said the famed musician died Wednesday evening at a Panama ...

Dec 21, 2014

Madonna releases songs early

Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, furious that early versions had leaked online in what she had described as “artistic rape.” The songs will appear on her first album in three years, “Rebel Heart,” which comes out in ...

Dec 17, 2014

Green Day, Reed, Starr, Jett enter rock hall

The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The hall announced Tuesday that it will ...

Dec 11, 2014

Healing tunes: What surgeons should and shouldn't play at work

Almost three quarters of surgeons’ operating theaters have music playing when patients go under the knife, according to study in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal. Around 80 percent of theater staffers say music boosts communication between team members, reduces stress levels ...

Dec 10, 2014

Aid worker scoffs at Band Aid Ebola song

The lyrics of the Band Aid 30 single to raise money for anti-Ebola charities are embarrassing and ignorant, a British nurse who survived the disease said on Tuesday. William Pooley traveled back to Sierra Leone to treat sufferers in an isolation unit, after surviving ...