Kanye's wheelchair defence
Kanye's wheelchair defence

Kanye West has come up with his defence for asking a wheelchair user and a concertgoer with a prosthetic leg to stand up…

U2 backlash: Apple helps iTunes users delete free album
U2 backlash: Apple helps iTunes users delete free album

Apple has begun helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically…

Robin Thicke admits he didn't write Blurred Lines: 'I was high'
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write Blurred Lines: 'I was high'

It seems Robin Thicke has had a bit of explaining to do. The Hollywood Reporter has released a shocking deposition…

Kiwi songbird hits the high notes
Kiwi songbird hits the high notes

A New Zealand-born Samoan soprano has won the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto award in Sydney - the first big…

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Plaudits flow for 'a great talent'

Plaudits flow for 'a great talent'

The death of the founder of the band Snapper has prompted an outpouring on social media, and plaudits from local music industry figures.

Classical review: NZ Trio, Q Theatre

Classical review: NZ Trio, Q Theatre

NZTrio's Loft concerts have become something of a signature for the group; Aucklanders now know this is where you can experience chamber music up close and personal.

Beyonce, Jay Z give crowd TMI: 'This is where Blue was conceived'

Beyonce, Jay Z give crowd TMI: 'This is where Blue was conceived'

An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run stadium tour Saturday night in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago. The performers told the audience at Stade de…

Miley's awful Led Zep cover

Miley's awful Led Zep cover

Miley Cyrus has proved she has the lungs to match a young Robert Plant with her latest cover of a Zeppelin classic.

Kiwi music legend dies

Kiwi music legend dies

One of New Zealand's more notable musicians behind "the Dunedin sound", Peter Gutteridge, has died.

Will real Kanye fans please stand up?

Will real Kanye fans please stand up?

Kanye West stopped a performance in Sydney to demand everyone in the audience stand up and dance - unless they had a 'handicap pass'.

'How to remove U2 album' Google search takes off

'How to remove U2 album' Google search takes off

Angry Apple customers have taken to social media to complain about digital violation after millions of copies of U2's new album were downloaded on to people's devices without their permission. Songs of Innocence , U2's…

Does statue do her justice?

Does statue do her justice?

Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honoured on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighbourhood of north London. Winehouse's many fans will have no problem recognizing…

Album review: Basement Jaxx, Junto

Album review: Basement Jaxx, Junto

British duo Basement Jaxx have gone back in time for their first full-length record since 2009's Zephyr . The electro-dance act have gone back to their roots for Junto , with tracks like Unicorn belonging at an early…

Album review: Wish I Was Here soundtrack

Album review: Wish I Was Here soundtrack

Remember those heady days when Garden State came out?

Wayward troubadours play it straight

Wayward troubadours play it straight

You wait for an album by a prolific Americana/alt-country figurehead with colourful back stories and past wayward lifestyles, and what do you know? Two come along at once.

Review: Joe Bonamassa, Auckland Town Hall

Review: Joe Bonamassa, Auckland Town Hall

Bonamassa - Grammy-nominated, with a back catalogue of at least a dozen albums but hardly a household name - found blues loyalists turned out for him in their legions last Friday.

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Is Beyonce pregnant?

Is Beyonce pregnant?

Rumours have sparked that the couple are expecting their second child after Jay Z changed some of his song lyrics. Numerous news outlets are reporting that Jay Z hinted that his wife was pregnant during 'Beach Is Better'…

An album, a baby, now a tour

An album, a baby, now a tour

Tami Neilson should be exhausted from her year thus far. In March, she put out the critically acclaimed Dynamite , a glorious blend of rip-your-heart-out country, soulful blues and explosive rockabilly, which she accompanied…

Album review: Robert Plant, Lullaby and the Ceaseless

Album review: Robert Plant, Lullaby and the Ceaseless

Although singing a generous number of highly reconfigured Led Zeppelin songs at his 2013 Vector show with this band, Plant continues to distance himself from Led Zep's hard rock-cum-folk catalogue.

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