Beyonce’s Godiva moment

Beyonce was inspired by Lady Godiva for the cover of her upcoming album Renaissance. After releasing her previous two albums Beyonce announced the album’s title and 29 July release date last month before dropping its lead single, the house-influence Break My Soul. She rolled out the album’s cover artwork which depicts her in a minimalist…

Paul McCartney at Glastonbury

Dave Grohl in his first performance since the death of Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins, has joined legend Paul McCartney on stage at Glastonbury, singing the gritty garage rock version of I Saw Her Standing There. McCartney then brought out New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen to play Glory Days and I Wanna Be Your Man,…

Chariots of Fire  composer Vangelis dies

  Chariots of Fire composer Vangelis Papathanassiou, the Greek musician who won an Oscar for the 1981 film theme and also wrote the Blade Runner soundtrack dies aged 79. Vangeli’s Chariots of Fire theme famously accompanied shots of athletes running along the beach in St Andrews, Scotland, at the start of the film, which was…

ED Sheeran wins copyright ruling

Ed Sheeran won his High Court copyright case over one of his 2017 hit songs Shape of You, as judge Antony Zacaroli, ruled on Wednesday that the singer-songwriter had “ neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied. Similarities between the one-bar phrase” in Shape of You and Oh Why, but said, “such similarities are only a starting…

Music can be a way to peace

India’s greatest cultural ambassador sitarist Ravi Shankar, ten years after his death which fell in 2020  is being marked by the pandemic-delayed Shankar 100, two months events began in February in London’s South Bank Centre, in which his daughter, sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar,  was among the family and students paying tribute. Anoushka was the heart…

Adele won three BRIT Awards 2022

Ed Sheeran and Adele joined other musicians on the red carpet ahead of the Brit Awards 2022 ceremony being hosted at the 02 in London by comedian Mo Gilligan. Adele dominated BRIT Awards 2022 taking home three awards. The trophies were replaced by Artist Of The Year and International Artist Of The Year fields. Four…

Lata Mangeshkar succumbs to Covid-19

  Lata Mangeshkar (92), “ Nightingale of Bollywood” and Indian national icon, one of India’s most venerated singers who singing era reigned for half a century during her lifetime sang thirty thousand songs has died. She had been admitted to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai in January after testing positive for Covid-19 and died of multi-organ…

Meat Loaf star dies aged 74

The US rock star  Dallas-born Michael Lee Aday, the singer of Meat Loaf whose Bat Out of Hell  trilogy album  which sold  100 million albums worldwide is one of the best-selling of all time has died at the age of 74.  Bat Out Of Hell remains one of the top 10 best selling albums of…

II Divo’s Carlos Marin dies aged 53

  II Divo singer Carlos Marin had died aged 53, after the star was rushed to hospital this week to Intensive care. The group said in Twitter “ It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin has passed away. He will be missed by his…