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Nico Muhly: the power of Tavener's soul music

As a chorister, I always looked forward to singing Tavener's Hymn to the Mother of God. It's a simply constructed piece: the choir is split up into two parts. The left side sings identical music to the right, but slightly delayed. The brilliance of the construction is that the chords, no matter how …

Eminem Q&A Exclusive: The Making of ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

Eminem was just a couple of days away from finishing his new album, <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i> (due November 5th), when we spoke in his suburban …

The Civil Wars: The Civil Wars – review

Pre-release campaigns rarely come as enticing as that preceding the Civil Wars' eponymous second album. In November, the duo announced they were splitting up, due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition". People acted surprised: the band were generally held to be on the cusp …

Don Pasquale podcast - audio

Photograph: Tristram Kenton<p>Alessandro Corbelli (Don Pasquale) and Danielle de Niese (Norina) in Don Pasquale by Donizetti @ Glyndebourne July 2013. Photograph: Tristram …

15 Songs You Can’t Believe Are 25 Years Old

1988 was a wild year for pop music. Hair metal was peaking in popularity, and everyone from Patrick Swayze to Bobby McFerrin to Tone Loc were scoring …

Is Reggie Watts the Most Important Artist of the Century So Far?

The<br>only thing you need to know about “postmodernism” is that it’s over.<br>Several decades of academics goading us to dig deeper into the roots of …

‘True Blood’ Co-Star Rutina Wesley Broods With Bjork, Does a Mean Otis Redding

On HBO’s bonkers vampire melodrama <i>True Blood</i>, Rutina Wesley, 34, plays Tara Thornton, a Creole-accented Louisianan-turned-bloodsucker whose foul …

Listen to Bassnectar’s booming, brass-heavy remix of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”

Dubstep producer extraordinaire Bassnectar flexes his remixing muscles on another unlikely track, Nina Simone’s timeless “Feeling Good”. Here, he …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Photos of the Food and Drink Requested by Famous Musicians Backstage

When musicians sign contracts to perform in major concerts, their documents often contain <i>riders</i> (more commonly known as addendums). These are a …

Listen To Mariah Carey & Miguel's "#Beautiful" (Stream)

When you’re an aging star the best thing to do is team up with some fresh new young hot talent. In this case long time diva got her vocals going on …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Fleetwood Mac release Extended Play EP, first new music in 10 years

Fleetwood Mac have made good on their promise and dropped a new EP. The aptly titled <i>Extended Play</i> contains the group’s first material in 10 years: …

‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’ (Doc On African American Back-Up Singers) Gets Theatrical Date

'Twenty Feet From Stardom' (Doc On African American Back-Up Singers) Gets Theatrical Date<p><b>RADiUS-TWC</b> acquired North American rights to the documentary</i> …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Is this man too sexy for Saudi Arabia?

The internet is abuzz with speculation that this is the man who was literally too sexy for Saudi Arabia.<p>Omar Borkan Al Gala, a smouldering poet, actor, and photographer from Dubai, is rumoured to be one third of the chiselled trio that was deported by Saudi authorities who feared that they would …

The Best 3D Printed Jewelry

We’ve all seen 3D printing take the design world by storm in recent years and in the case of jewelry design, it’s most definitely been a game …

A Guide To Essential Music Blogs

Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child named best guitar riff of all time

Voodoo Child, by Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitar riff of all time, more than 40 years after he first recorded the classic jam.<p>Late guitar guru Hendrix, who topped the singles chart with the track in 1970, triumphed in a poll of musicians.<p>The track - full title Voodoo Child (Slight …

Prince – “She’s Always In My Hair” (Live In Vancouver)

Prince and his band 3rd Eye Girl are in the midst of their tour across the West Coast and portions of Canada. And he’s apparently OK with people …

Hair

Listen to Florence & the Machine’s new song “Over the Love”, for The Great Gatsby soundtrack

As previously reported, Florence and the Machine contributed a new song entitled “Over the Love” to the soundtrack for the forthcoming remake of <i>The</i> …

John Legend talks 'Love In The Future'

Legend's fourth solo album is called Love In The Future: "Even the title is about optimism and possibility," he says.<p><b>Soul star, political activist, reformed lothario, Scrabble addict - John Legend has a lot going on.</b><p>As the singer-songwriter puts the finishing touches to his fourth solo album, Love …

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