Shakira sells music catalogue to Hipgnosis – Music News

Shakira has sold her music publishing catalogue to Hipgnosis Songs. The Colombian singer has become the latest signing for the music organisation, who have already acquired the entire catalogues of Lindsey Buckingham and Jimmy Iovine in 2021, and 50 per cent of Neil Young’s songs. In a statement, Shakira said: “Being a songwriter is an […]

Adam Lambert plots two birthday shows at Los Angeles’ fabled Roxy Theatre – Music News

Queen singer Adam Lambert is planning to celebrate his 39th birthday with a virtual gig at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. The star will livestream the show twice on 29 January, his actual birthday, for fans. “I’m so excited to be putting on a show for my fans worldwide,” Adam said in a statement. […]

The 1975 scrap plans to tour in 2021 due to Covid – Music News

British rockers The 1975 have cancelled all their 2021 shows due to ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic. Matt Healy and his bandmates made the announcement to fans on Tuesday, explaining they don’t want to put the health of their fans or crew at risk so they will be offering a refund on tickets. “These […]

Nick Jonas in talks to play Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys streaming event – Music News

Nick Jonas is in early talks to play Frankie Valli in an upcoming streaming event performance of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys. Graham King, the brains behind the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, is reportedly plotting the special, which will be similar to the Hamilton ‘event’, which aired on Disney+ last summer. Deadline sources […]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West receive apology from TikTok star over meet-up claims – Music News

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have received an apology from TikTok star Cole Carrigan after he was sent a cease-and-desist letter from their former bodyguard over meet-up allegations. The make-up influencer hit headlines last week when he posted videos in which he claimed he was summoned to meet the rapper via a “former bodyguard” at […]

Johnny Rotten revelled in his days as a football hooligan – Music News

The Sex Pistols frontman and die-hard Arsenal supporter – whose real name is John Lydon – has claimed the police were “murderous” when fending off angry football fans at riots that broke out at games back in the day, but the 64-year-old punk rocker loved the “thrill” of it all. He recalled: “A football match […]

Ciara helps husband get over football play-offs defeat – Music News

Ciara helped lift her husband Russell Wilson’s spirits after his Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl run ended in defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday by posting an uplifting photo and message. The singer watched as Wilson’s team lost their wild-card round battle 30-20 and then penned a sweet message to the […]

Dr. Dre still in intensive care a week after brain aneurysm – Music News

Dr. Dre is reportedly still in intensive care, a week after suffering a brain aneurysm. The hip-hop icon was rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by ambulance on 4 January following the reported health scare, and has been undergoing tests and investigations ever since. But, as doctors remain baffled as to what caused the […]

Lana Del Rey defends her choice of cover art for upcoming LP – Music News

Lana Del Rey has defended her choice of cover art for her upcoming LP, ‘chemtrails over the country club’. The ‘Video Games’ hitmaker was previously accused of racism following her comments on equality within the music industry last year, when she compared herself to the likes of Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Camila Cabello and Beyonce.And […]

Former Lou Reed, Foreigner and Downchild keyboardist Michael Fonfara dies at 74 – Music News

Internationally renowned Canadian keyboard player, Michael Fonfara has died in a Toronto hospital on January 8, 2021, due to complications from his two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Born in Stevensville, ON, Canada in 1946, the former Lou Reed keyboardist/bandleader appeared on nine of Reed’s albums between 1974 and 2005, including his highest charting […]