FEAR INSIDE OUR BONES The Almost (Shock) Florida alternative rockers The Almost leave little room for error.
Eminem’s song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency, saying they copied music from one of the rapper’s songs. Eight Mile Style filed a federal lawsuit in Detroit on Monday alleging that a 30-second Facebook ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem’s 2000 song Under the Influence.
Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune Only Teardrops, despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic 20-year-old for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice
To celebrate Shortland St turning 21 this month, we’re asking fans to write about how much they love the show. The winners will get to interview the stars of the show live on Stuff.co.nz.
Arj Barker – Go time Opera House, Wellington, May 8 I’ve seen my fair share of High School Musical, and therefore, corny dance numbers, but Arj Barker’s song and dance as he made his way on stage to an audience that was only slightly amused was cheesy enough to make mac and cheese jealous. Unfortunately for Barker, he came on to a round of applause from about five people, and it was already clear he was facing a tough audience.
Justin Bieber has shown he’s a real trooper when he played on after being attacked by a crazed fan in Dubai. The 19-year-old singer was at the piano performing the last song of his set, Believe, when a fan stormed the stage and grabbed him form behind, Dubai paper The National reported
TRUE HALLUCINATIONS Ex Cops (Shock) Shoe-gazing often patched over the stains of half-arsed ability with swirling reverb and torrents of forced harmonising. The success – both critical and downloaded – of Ex Cops’ Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun is that their dreamy pop is anchored with rock-solid vocals and shining blue-sky melodies.
Ladi6 has tagged an old friend on her latest single Ikarus. The inspiration behind the song is Christchurch-based graf artist Ikarus, whom she has known for nearly 15 years
A campaign by opponents of late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to get the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the British pop charts to celebrate her death failed on Sunday (local time) although it did manage to reach second place. Thatcher, who died aged 87 last Monday, deeply divided Britons and while some have paid warm tributes to the achievements of her right-wing Conservative governments, others said her privatization of swathes of industry had destroyed communities.
Britain’s public broadcaster came under fire on Friday for compromising over the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead that was sent flying up the UK charts by a campaign to celebrate former prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death. The song from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is vying for the No 1 slot in the UK’s weekly list of the top 40 best-selling singles that are usually played in full on a BBC Radio 1 chart show on Sunday