Cream vocalist, bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

Oct 26, 2014

Cream vocalist, bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream, he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world. Bruce, who died ...

Japanese conductor Nishimoto honored at Vatican music festival

Oct 24, 2014

Japanese conductor Nishimoto honored at Vatican music festival

Conductor Tomomi Nishimoto was honored at the Vatican music festival in a ceremony held by the annual event’s sponsoring foundation in Rome on Thursday, becoming the first Japanese to win the award. Nishimoto, 44, will conduct concerts at two venues, including Saint Peter’s Basilica, ...

U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

Oct 18, 2014

U2's Bono says glaucoma is reason for trademark sunglasses

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses: The Irish rocker has glaucoma. Bono told British TV chat show host Graham Norton he had suffered from the condition for two decades, according to a preview clip released on Friday ahead of ...

Oct 16, 2014

U2's Bono says 'oops' for iTunes album download

U2 lead singer Bono apologized Wednesday to iTunes users who objected to receiving an automatic download of the Irish rock group’s latest album in September in conjunction with the launch of new Apple iPhones. The release of the band’s 11-track “Songs of Innocence” free ...

Oct 12, 2014

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity — a concert by the Irish mega-stars at the tech giant’s latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world’s half-billion iTunes customers. As physical ...

Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Oct 9, 2014

Stephen Hawking is guest vocalist on new Pink Floyd album

Pink Floyd’s first studio album in two decades will be without estranged ex-member Roger Waters, but one vocalist from the last record is staying on: physicist Stephen Hawking. Song credits leaked onto the Internet of Pink Floyd’s “The Endless River” — one of the ...

Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer

| Sep 30, 2014

Quebecoise shines as 'minyo' singer

by Magdalena Osumi

Learning to play the three-stringed Japanese traditional instrument shamisen topped Canadian Maud Archambault’s list of things to do while in Japan. She arrived here in 2001 to explore one of her fields of study: Japanese culture. Fast forward to today, where she is recognized ...

Original score for one of Mozart's most famous pieces is discovered

Sep 28, 2014

Original score for one of Mozart's most famous pieces is discovered

Balazs Mikusi’s heart started racing when he realized what the papers he held in his hand were: the long-lost original score of a famous Mozart sonata, scribbled by the composer himself. “When I first laid eyes upon the manuscript, the handwriting already looked suspiciously ...