22 May 2017
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13/05/2017 19:58

Portuguese crooner favourite to win as Eurovision final kicks off in Kiev

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The Eurovision Song Contest final kicked off in Kiev on Saturday with a melancholy Portuguese ballad tipped to beat off hot competition from Italy's gorilla-suited dance number while Russia sits out after a controversial ban on its singer.

13/05/2017 04:45

Eurovision hoopla fails to reach Ukraine's war-torn east

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The buzz surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev has barely created a ripple in eastern Ukraine after being banned by Russian TV -- the only broadcasters aired in the war-ravaged region.

09/05/2017 16:09

Diddy sued by ex-chef over «post-coital» dining

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Rap mogul Diddy has been sued by a personal chef who says she worked long hours without extra pay and was made uneasy by serving meals after sex parties.

08/05/2017 15:03

Jay Z returning to festival circuit with tease of new music

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Rap mogul Jay Z was confirmed Monday to play several upcoming festivals, adding to hints of a return to music after years focusing on his business empire.

05/05/2017 19:28

Kanye West exits social media

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Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior.

25/04/2017 20:46

Madonna angered by unauthorized biopic

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Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business.

25/04/2017 18:26

Paul McCartney plans new tour leg across US

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Paul McCartney on Tuesday announced a new leg of concerts across the United States, showing no signs of slowing down as he prepares to turn 75 in June.

24/04/2017 22:07

Artists urge Radiohead to scrap Israel show

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Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists' boycott calls.

24/04/2017 20:47

Iggy Pop turns 70, sings on experimental jazz album

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Punk legend Iggy Pop has turned 70 with news he is singing on an experimental jazz album, saying the genre's bare exposure of his voice appealed to him artistically.

24/04/2017 18:56

From internet to big stage, Oh Wonder startled by success

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Soon after the London duo soon to be known as Oh Wonder first recorded a song and posted it on SoundCloud three years ago, the pair emailed the music-sharing site. Something was surely wrong.

24/04/2017 04:06

Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

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Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats.

23/04/2017 07:46

Kendrick Lamar scores biggest US album release of year

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Kendrick Lamar has pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with «DAMN.,» an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2.

22/04/2017 07:33

Tributes and discord one year after Prince death

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One year after Prince's death, the pop legend's purple-clad fans converged Friday on his estate for a festive celebration, but some found it marred by commercialism and questions that still surround his overdose.

22/04/2017 01:17

Graceful in melancholy, rocker Mitski embraces discomfort

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With a voice that glides gracefully from melancholy to rage, Mitski asks through her intricate indie rock about the meaning of home. For the artist herself, she has an answer -- she doesn't have one.

21/04/2017 20:10

A decade into Record Store Day, a new world of vinyl

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Ten years ago, most vinyl records sold for a few dollars -- dusty old albums with dog-eared covers that had been thrown out as useless relics of an earlier age

21/04/2017 01:57

MTV Video Music Awards back to LA

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The MTV Video Music Awards, one of the year's most headline-grabbing pop culture events, is returning to Los Angeles.

18/04/2017 06:04

Prince's doc prescribed meds under friend's name: warrants

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Several bottles of opioid painkillers -- some of them prescribed to one of Prince's friends -- were found at the singer's Paisley Park complex shortly after the music icon's death by accidental overdose, court documents unsealed Monday show.

18/04/2017 05:46

Kendrick Lamar, Lorde show new sides at Coachella

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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.

17/04/2017 06:05

Lady Gaga, sensual and acrobatic, debuts song at Coachella

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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.

17/04/2017 05:49

Musicians chase fame on west Africa's musical islands

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Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians of all stripes, trailing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums.

15/04/2017 16:31

Year of the glitch: Sound fails Radiohead at Coachella

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Radiohead salvaged a headlining set at the Coachella festival from disaster Friday, following a glitch-plagued opening in which the audio system repeatedly crashed.

08/04/2017 18:44

Pearl Jam, Joan Baez press activism at Rock Hall of Fame

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Grunge icons Pearl Jam and folk legend Joan Baez pushed for a new generation of activism as they entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

14/03/2017 06:33

Pearl Jam invites ex-drummers for rock Hall of Fame

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Pearl Jam has invited all of its former drummers to join the group when the grunge greats are inducted next month into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

17/01/2017 12:13

«Troubled times»: Green Day takes on Trump again

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Punk rockers Green Day renewed their attack Monday on President-elect Donald Trump, warning of dangers ahead for the world in a video that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

04/01/2017 12:41

Streaming subscription boom boosts US music sales

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Song streaming on subscription services more than doubled in the United States last year, bringing solid growth to the music industry despite sagging album sales, data showed Monday.

04/01/2017 12:29

David Bowie remembered as engaging until end, a year after death

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When David Bowie walked unassumingly into a cozy New York jazz club to hear Donny McCaslin play, the saxophonist admits he wasn't well-versed in the rock icon's vast discography.

04/01/2017 00:34

Janet Jackson gives birth to son at age 50

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Pop superstar Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child at age 50 on Tuesday, her spokesperson said Tuesday.

03/01/2017 20:00

Beyonce, Lamar, Radiohead lead Coachella line-up

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Pop queen Beyonce, rapper Kendrick Lamar and British rock group Radiohead will headline this year's edition of the Coachella music festival in April, organizers said Tuesday.

26/12/2016 10:19

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

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British pop star George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday.

17/12/2016 05:47

Nine Inch Nails return with «impenetrable» music

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Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails announced their first release in three years -- an EP that frontman Trent Reznor described as «impenetrable.»

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