2016 – Three new David Bowie songs recorded during the ‘Blackstar’ sessions but held back for the Lazarus stage show debuted this week with the final track ‘Killing A Little Time’ available today. First plays of ‘When I Met You’ and ‘No Plan’ also from Lazarus debuted on the BBC yesterday. They are the last […]
2016 – Sir Rod Stewart said he was “on cloud nine” after being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. The singer was honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list in recognition of his services to music and charity.
2016 – Adele’s ‘Hello’ is in the running to be crowned Song of the Year at this year’s BMI London Awards, due to be held at The Dorchester on October 10th. Ellie Goulding’s ‘On My Mind’, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’ are also among those in contention for the highly coveted […]
2016 – The death of English songwriter, record producer, and musician Rod Temperton was announced dead
2016 – The death of English songwriter, record producer, and musician Rod Temperton was announced dead. He initially made his mark as the keyboardist and main songwriter for the R&B funk/disco band Heatwave. Temperton was recruited by Quincy Jones to write songs for Michael Jackson, including ‘Thriller’, ‘Off the Wall’, and ‘Rock with You’.
2016 – Following the exciting news that Green Day will be headlining BST next summer, Billie Joe Armstrong of Greenday spoke with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 last night about their Bang Bang track being a protest song, US politics, on their new album, touring plans and much more. On dealing with anxiety: I think […]
2016 – Bruce Springsteen: A schoolboy from Philadelphia who skipped class to meet his musical hero handed his teacher an absence note with a difference. The typewritten note was signed by Bruce Springsteen. Fifth-grader Michael Fenerty met the star at a “meet-and-greet” in the Free Library of Philadelphia when Springsteen was in town signing copies […]
2016 – Liam Gallagher is joining Radio X to give music fans a rare insight into his career. Radio X’s Johnny Vaughan will talk to Liam about his life and career in front of an intimate audience at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday October 16th. They’ll also be joined by Oasis guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ […]
2016 – UNICEF launched the world version of John Lennon’s classic song Imagine today with the support of Yoko Ono, David Guetta and people from over 140 countries around the world. The UNICEF Imagine project, which launched on International Children’s Day 2014, invited people to help re-record the iconic track. The resulting video, launching today, […]
2016 – Music Playlists: According to the Music Business Association, playlists were now a more popular
2016 – Music Playlists: According to the Music Business Association, playlists were now a more popular way to listen to music than albums. The report said playlists accounted for 31% of listening time across all demographics, while albums lagged behind on 22%. But single tracks remained the dominant format, according to the study, accounting for […]
2016 – Mariah Carey will bow out of her Las Vegas residency in May (17) after unveiling her final run of shows. The R&B superstar made Sin City her second home in May, 2015, when she launched her hits showcase, #1 to Infinity, and she wrapped up the fifth leg of her concerts at The […]
2016 – Boy George’s band Culture Club will perform a one-off show in London, England in December (16). The British band, made up of Boy George, Mikey Craig, Roy Hay and Jon Moss, will take to the stage at The SSE Wembley Arena on 14 December (16) to perform hits from their albums Kissing to […]
2016 – Lady Gaga will reportedly headline the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show. The Born This Way hitmaker was said to have entered talks with National Football League (NFL) bosses for the coveted show on Wednesday (13Sep16), and now an organisation insider has revealed to Us Weekly the superstar is officially on board. NFL chiefs […]