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‘Deadly’ infection

British pop icon Elton John contracted a "potentially deadly" infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be canceled.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 18:18:39

Rockers Xu Wei and Black Panther to join this year’s Golomber Music Festival

Renowned Chinese rocker Xu Wei and rock band Black Panther will join the upcoming fourth Golomber Music Festival, the organizers of the festival announced in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

Musical glass ceiling

When it was announced on April 10 that female composer Du Yun won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her work on Angel’s Bone, the news was all classical music circles in the US could talk about.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:18:39

‘Slacker rock’ star Mac DeMarco shows carefree spirit at Coachella festival

For most artists playing Coachella days before a new album, the premier festival would be an obvious place to plug the upcoming release. Mac DeMarco is different.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/23 19:03:39

‘Conman’ Trump

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has denounced US President Donald Trump as a "conman" as he collaborated on a new protest song released Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/20 18:58:40

Julia Roberts ‘most beautiful’ for 5th time

Julia Roberts was named by People magazine the world's most beautiful woman for a record fifth time on Wednesday, but the actress said she thought her best years were yet to come.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/20 16:58:40

Prince estate seeks to stop release of new music

Plans to release new music by Prince on Friday's one-year anniversary of the singer's death have been hit with a lawsuit claiming the works were stolen by his former sound engineer.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/20 16:58:39

UK’s Prince William, US superstar Lady Gaga team up to take on taboos about mental health issues in new video

Britain's second in line to the throne, Prince William, and US superstar Lady Gaga have teamed up to encourage people to speak more openly about mental health in a video released Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/19 18:58:40

Lamar, Lorde show new sides

Kendrick Lamar introduced a kung fu alter ego and Lorde dramatized the awkwardness of dance clubs as the stars presented new music Sunday at the Coachella festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/18 18:13:39

Musicians chase fame on West Africa's musical islands

Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians chasing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 17:08:39

Lady Gaga debuts song at Coachella

Lady Gaga debuted a R&B-tinged love song Saturday as she headlined the Coachella festival, where the pop diva cast herself as sensual rather than sensational.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 16:18:39

Year of the glitch: Sound fails Radiohead at Coachella

Radiohead salvaged a headlining set at the Coachella festival from disaster Friday, following a glitch-plagued opening in which the audio system repeatedly crashed.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/16 18:48:39

Beijing Symphony Orchestra starts new season

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra, one of China’s most prestigious orchestras, kicked off its new performing season with a special concert paying tribute to Beethoven at Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall on Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 18:38:39

Take That manager hopes to emulate band’s success second time round with newly formed group Yes Lad

Nearly 30 years after forming British chart toppers Take That, manager Nigel Martin-Smith hopes to emulate his 1990s boy band success a second time round with a new all-male group.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/13 18:38:39

Fleetwood Mac members announce new album

Members of blues-rock powerhouse Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday announced a new album that will bring together all of the band's classic lineup - except Stevie Nicks.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/12 17:58:40

Time to heal

Jeff Cook of the country music group Alabama said on Tuesday he has the nervous system disorder Parkinson's disease and will be stepping back from touring with the band.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/12 17:58:39

Metallica bassist’s son, age 12, goes on tour to Latin America with metal band Korn

Rock music has long centered around youth but metal band Korn is going to a new extreme - the 12-year-old son of Metallica's bassist is joining them on tour.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/11 18:08:39

Natural high

Influential British DJ Paul Oakenfold has reached the base camp of Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, where he plans to host the "highest party on Earth," performing a set at 5,380 meters.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/11 18:08:39