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Gwen Stefani new album with Pharrell
Gwen Stefani new album with Pharrell

No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani is working on a follow-up to her 2006 solo album The Sweet Escape with songwriter and…

Slash: Today's rock stars are lazy
Slash: Today's rock stars are lazy

Guitar hero Slash has slammed his younger contemporaries, insisting today's rock stars lack the work ethic of the legends…

Lorde's Hunger Games track
Lorde's Hunger Games track

Lorde has finally released her new song Yellow Flicker Beat.

Madden Brothers: The work never ends
Madden Brothers: The work never ends

The Madden Brothers stopped by the Herald office today to answer readers' questions.

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Broods: Sam Smith tour diary

Broods: Sam Smith tour diary

Kiwi alt-pop duo Broods - aka Georgia and Caleb Nott - are on tour with the talented Sam Smith and they're compiling their experiences for nzherald.co.nz. Here's part one of their tour diary.

Lady Gaga fires back at plagiarism accuser

Lady Gaga fires back at plagiarism accuser

Lady Gaga has filed court documents to recoup legal costs from a woman who accused the singer of copying her music.

Lorde hands sneak peek at Hunger Games lyrics

Lorde hands sneak peek at Hunger Games lyrics

Lorde is upping the ante around her new Hunger Games track, expected to be unveiled today.

HeadChef hope to cook up career in music

HeadChef hope to cook up career in music

A Wellington band are on the cusp of launching their musical careers after joining the likes of Bic Runga, Brooke Fraser and Evermore in the Smokefreerockquest hall of fame.

Lorde tweets new song lyrics

Lorde tweets new song lyrics

Kiwi songstress Lorde is tweeting lyrics to her new Yellow Flicker Beat song line by line. The track will feature on the soundtrack of forthcoming Hunger Games blockbuster, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Last…

Classic CD: Karadaglic Aranjuez

Classic CD: Karadaglic Aranjuez

Joaquin Rodrigo is often written off as a one-hit wonder, the mega-popularity of his Concierto de Aranjuez pushing the rest of his music firmly into the farthest corner of the hacienda. It is a callous dismissal of a…

Fast passages and slow melodies

Fast passages and slow melodies

Torleif Thedeen, a familiar figure to Auckland concertgoers, is pleased he seems to return every three or four years since he first came here in 1993. Next Thursday, the Swedish cellist will play Schumann with the Auckland…

Verity Johnson: Big booty a black fashion statement, but how does that work?

Verity Johnson: Big booty a black fashion statement, but how does that work?

I was a squashy and bookish teenager, with berserk hair and pimples that were bigger than my boobs.

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Five things to do this weekend

Five things to do this weekend

This Christchurch-based duo (who become a six-piece when they play live) have had plenty of good murmurings about them.

Album review: Julian Casablancas, Tyranny

Album review: Julian Casablancas, Tyranny

Sit down, lie back, put your headphones on and get ready to make a serious commitment to an album. Because, if you want to understand Julian Casablancas' latest offering it's going to take some patience.

Album review: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Album review: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Who knew Lady Gaga was a lover of the Great American Songbook?

Friday playlist: Top 10 Ed Sheeran songs

Friday playlist: Top 10 Ed Sheeran songs

The talented red head Ed Sheeran announced this week that he will be returning to New Zealand for an arena tour, performing in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Album review: The Madden Brothers

Album review: The Madden Brothers

Imagine cruising down California's Highway 101 in an old Cadillac. Tunes up, top down, and the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean highlights a haze over the horizon.

The Who back with new tack

The Who back with new tack

The Who will release its first new song in eight years as the British rockers mark their 50th anniversary with a tour.

Jol Muholland: Hot out of The Oven

Jol Muholland: Hot out of The Oven

Sought-after musician and producer Jol Mulholland has taken time from his busy schedule of collaborating to complete his second solo album, writes Lydia Jenkin.

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