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'Ghost Stories' is Coldplay’s sixth album and will be released on May 19

posted May 5, 2014, 12:50 AM by Neha Kumar

Coldplay
Coldplay have hidden envelopes containing frontman Chris Martin’s handwritten song lyrics for their new album ‘Ghost Stories’ in libraries around the world.

Fans of the band must try and find the lyric sheets via instructions from the official Coldplay Twitter. The lyrics will be hidden in ghost story books in libraries in nine countries, located across the planet. As each one is discovered, a photo of the lyric sheet will be posted, for all of the band’s fans to see.

One of the hidden envelopes also contains a special Golden Ticket, containing travel and tickets to see the band perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on July 1.

‘Ghost Stories’ is Coldplay’s sixth album and will be released on May 19. The album sees the band working with producer Paul Epworth for the first time.

 

Liberty University to open new music, arts center in 2015

posted Apr 14, 2014, 10:38 PM by Neha Kumar

Liberty University
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Liberty University plans to open a new Center for Music & the Worship Arts in 2015.

Liberty says in a news release that the building’s educational wing is scheduled to be completed by the 2015 fall semester. The auditorium is expected to open later that semester.

The 144,-square-foot building will house a 1,600-seat fine arts auditorium, two student recital halls and classrooms, practice rooms, teaching studios, and piano, songwriting and music computer labs.

 It’s part of the Lynchburg school’s $500 million campus rebuilding phase.

Kylie Minogue has confirmed that she will not return to The Voice next year.

posted Apr 13, 2014, 11:11 PM by Neha Kumar   [ updated Apr 13, 2014, 11:22 PM ]

Kylie Minogue has confirmed that she will not return to The Voice next year.
Minogue joined the panel of the BBC1 talent show ahead of the current series. She appeared as a coach alongside Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson.

 "Due to timing of my tour I won’t be back next season for The Voice UK,” Minogue wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to all who supported!” “I absolutely loved my time on the show, and I’ll miss all of the incredible people who were a part of my experience,” the singer added. The commitments planned for later in 2014 mean that a return to the show has proved impossible.                                                                                                                                      


Jesse Winchester (May 17, 1944 – April 11, 2014)

posted Apr 12, 2014, 12:20 AM by Neha Kumar   [ updated Apr 12, 2014, 12:21 AM ]

Jesse Winchester
Jesse Winchester, an American musician and songwriter died on 11th April from bladder cancer.

He was born in the Southern United States and moved to Canada in 1964 and began his career as solo artist. Some of his great works include “Yankee lady” in 1970 and “say what” in 1981.

His achievements include nomination for the Best Country Male Vocalist at the Juno Awards in 1990. He received Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 2007.

Rapper Benzino's nephew held for shooting him during a funeral procession on Saturday.

posted Apr 3, 2014, 11:46 PM by Neha Kumar

Rapper Benzino
Rapper Benzino, the former co-owner of hip hop magazine, is in a critical condition after he was shot while attending his mother’s funeral in Massachusetts.

He has released four solo albums, the most recent is‘The Antidote’ in 2007 and appeared on US reality TV show Love And Hip-Hop: Atlanta.

Gai scott, the nephew of Rapper Benzino, was held after being accused of shooting his uncle during a funeral procession.

Scott's attorneys insisted he acted in self-defense when he shot Benzino, whose real name is Raymond E. Scott. Scott was arrested on charges of armed assault with attempt to murder.

Frankie Knuckles passed away on 31st March 2014

posted Apr 2, 2014, 1:56 AM by Neha Kumar

Frankie Knuckles
Frankie Knuckles
 (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014)  also  known as the “Godfather of House Music” died at age of 59. 

Knuckles died on Monday in Chicago, from complications related to diabetes. His longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson confirmed his death to the newspaper on Monday, stating that he 'died unexpectedly this afternoon at home.

Frankie Knuckles played an Important role in developing and popularizing House music in Chicago during 80’s, in 1997 he won the Grammy Award for Remixer of the year, non-classical. As a producer, some of Knuckles most famous mixes include his take on Jamie Principle’s Your Love, and recordings for Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode.

He worked until the end, doing what he loved best, pleasing the partygoers from behind a mixing desk.

 

Michael Jackson - "Xscape" Album Teaser

posted Apr 1, 2014, 6:59 AM by Neha Kumar

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Announcement of the most awaited album of Michael Jackson

posted Mar 31, 2014, 10:24 PM by Neha Kumar   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 10:29 PM ]

Michael Jackson
Announcement of the most awaited album of Michael Jackson
31st march 2014@www.michaeljackson.com
It was announced today that on May 13th Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. After mining by the Estate of Jackson’s archives, Reid was granted unlimited access to the treasures spanning four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals. Reid then teamed up top producers to “contemporize” the songs while retaining Jackson’s essence and integrity, creating the best music you’ve never heard.

The list of producers  include global  hitmakers  Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain.

The new album will feature eight brand new recordings. A Deluxe Edition of XSCAPE will include a selection of the recordings in their original form. Both the standard and Deluxe Editions are available April 1st for pre-order on iTunes and elsewhere.

The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Shakira, Karmin, De La Soul, The Hold Steady and More

posted Mar 31, 2014, 9:03 AM by Neha Kumar   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 10:41 PM ]

Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Shakira, Karmin, De La Soul, The Hold Steady and More 

March 30, 2014@abcnews.go.com 
Shakira

It is a ridiculously busy this week

, with the latest from Shakira, the second offering from Internet sensation Karmin, Canadian rockers Tokyo Police Club, '80s icon Boy George with his first proper album in 19 years, a new mixtape from De La Soul, The Hold Steady and a lost album from Johnny Cash. In addition, jazz trio the Bad Plus records its version of Stravinsky's "The Rites of Spring," D'Angelo releases a live album capturing a performance from 1995, New York art-rockers Liars release their seventh record and the much buzzed about Future Islands release their latest.


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