Gucci Mane announces he’s leaving Atlantic Records and labels them ‘polite racist’

Gucci Mane announces he’s leaving Atlantic Records and labels them ‘polite racist’ in since-deleted tweet By Kevin Kayhart For Dailymail.com Published: 03:43 BST, 14 June 2020 | Updated: 03:43 BST, 14 June 2020 Gucci Mane is taking aim at Atlantic Records with some tough talk on Twitter. The Atlanta-based rapper, 40, called his longtime label ‘racist’… Continue reading Gucci Mane announces he’s leaving Atlantic Records and labels them ‘polite racist’

Laura Marling at Union Chapel review: ‘It’s a thrill to hear live music again’

‘It’s a thrill to hear live music again’ – Laura Marling’s intimate lockdown gig at the Union Chapel gives a glimmer of hope to the whole arts world By Tim De Lisle for Event Magazine Published: 22:01 BST, 13 June 2020 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 13 June 2020 Laura Marling           … Continue reading Laura Marling at Union Chapel review: ‘It’s a thrill to hear live music again’

Brainteaser challenges music fans to name 16 iconic rock stars

How good is YOUR music knowledge? Tricky picture quiz challenges you to guess the name of 16 acts – and there’s a five-minute record to beat!UK-based Rimmers Music has created a brainteaser to challenge all music loversAsks puzzlers to find the 16 ‘godfathers of rock’ within album-style graphicsCurrent record stands at five minutes – but can… Continue reading Brainteaser challenges music fans to name 16 iconic rock stars

Keanu Reeves is back in Bill & Ted Face the Music trailer 

Bill and Ted face themselves in the first trailer for their long-awaited third adventure,  Bill & Ted Face the Music. The 81 second long teaser for the forthcoming sci-fi comedy dropped Tuesday, 29 years after the trilogy’s previous installment. In the trailer, Ted (Keanu Reeves) and Bill (Alex Winter) travel to the future, in which… Continue reading Keanu Reeves is back in Bill & Ted Face the Music trailer 

Laurence Fox angry as BBC’s Nihal Arthanayake shuns his music

Laurence Fox has become embroiled in another feud, this time lashing out at the BBC after it was revealed that his music would no longer be played.  Continuing his bitter war of words with Radio 5 Live DJ Nihal Arthanayake, 49, the actor and singer, 42, criticised the broadcaster for removing his music from his… Continue reading Laurence Fox angry as BBC’s Nihal Arthanayake shuns his music

Abbey Road reopens with musicians seated safely apart to record jazz track

Come (not too close) together: Abbey Road reopens with musicians seated safely apart to record jazz track at The Beatles famous recording studioUS jazz singer Melody Gardot is the first artist to return to Abbey Road StudiosThe historic recording studio was opened by composer Edward Elgar in 1931Abbey Road Studios is often used by film… Continue reading Abbey Road reopens with musicians seated safely apart to record jazz track

Music synchronises the brains of performers with their audience, study claims 

Music synchronises the brains of performers with their audience allowing them to experience emotions together, study claimsResearchers measured the brain activity of a violinist and 16 audience membersThey found listening to music increases blood flow to certain parts of the brainThese are regions relating to processing rhythm but also social understandingMusic is more enjoyable if… Continue reading Music synchronises the brains of performers with their audience, study claims 

Alexander Armstrong says modern classical music sounds like ‘things falling out of a cupboard’

Classic FM host Alexander Armstrong admits he thinks modern classical music sounds like ‘things falling out of a cupboard’The 50-year-old comedian says new show ‘won’t be harrowingly contemporary’He will begin hosting Classic FM in the mornings on Monday June 1 at 9amArmstrong said most people are not interested in modern classical music  By Joe Davies… Continue reading Alexander Armstrong says modern classical music sounds like ‘things falling out of a cupboard’

Tom Watson is accused of ‘lobbying by tweet for pal’s £60,000 music job’

Tom Watson is accused of ‘lobbying by tweet for pal’s £60,000 music job’ before the post had been formally advertised (and the ex-Labour deputy leader beat 79 others to get the role)The former Labour leader beat 79 other applicants for the chair of UK MusicBefore being appointed he tweeted a number of times about the… Continue reading Tom Watson is accused of ‘lobbying by tweet for pal’s £60,000 music job’

BBC Proms goes virtual: Classical music extravaganza will open with recorded Beethoven ‘mash-up’

BBC Proms goes virtual: Six-week classical music extravaganza will open with recorded Beethoven ‘mash-up’ before returning to Great Albert Hall ahead of live climaxOver 350 musicians will be heard together after recording their part from homeThe ‘unique’ and ‘virtual’ first night in July will feature a Beethoven ‘mash-up’Original programme for this year’s Proms was scrapped… Continue reading BBC Proms goes virtual: Classical music extravaganza will open with recorded Beethoven ‘mash-up’