Mark Kennedy

Stone Temple Pilots offer folk songs with flute solos in terrific acoustic release, Perdida

What a strange trip it's been for fans of Stone Temple Pilots. Two decades ago, they gave us the grunge masterpiece, Plush. Now they are offering folk songs with flute solos.

07 Feb 2020

Tom Morello, others mourn the loss of Andy Gill, guitarist of Brit punk band Gang of Four

Guitarist Andy Gill, who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fuelled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four, died at age 64.

02 Feb 2020

Globes special award: Ellen gently mocks award show speeches, thanks 'power of television'

Ellen DeGeneres turned her spotlight at the Golden Globe Awards into a very personal stand-up routine, gently mocking traditional award show speeches and ultimately thanking “the power of television.”

06 Jan 2020

Obituary: Jerry Herman, composer of classic shows Mame and Hello, Dolly! dies at 88

Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the cheerful, good-natured music and lyrics for such classic shows as MameHello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles, died Thursday. He was 88.

27 Dec 2019

Irving Burgie, songwriter of calypso hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), dies at 95

Composer Irving Burgie, who helped popularise Caribbean music and co-wrote the enduring Harry Belafonte hit Day-O (The Banana Boat Song), has died at the age of 95.

02 Dec 2019

Review: Coldplay do a 180-degree turn from arena pop-rock with new album, Everyday Life

At the end of a year that saw musicians like Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran gingerly dip their toes into other languages, Coldplay have responded: Hold my European beer.

24 Nov 2019

Review: Celine Dion's 16-track Courage is a strong pop album, rawer than we are used to

Courage is her first English-language album since the passing of her husband, Rene Angélil, and brother, Daniel, only two days apart in 2016.

19 Nov 2019

Review: Frozen 2 OST is wonderful, more emotional and mature than the first album

The Frozen 2 OST brings together princesses Elsa and Anna, snowman Olaf, Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, for an impossible task: matching the first Frozen movie’s songs.

19 Nov 2019

Sheryl Crow, Bruce Springsteen raise over $5.7M at Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser

The two musicians raised over $5.7 million for this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser.

06 Nov 2019

'A mirror to society': Sesame Street turns 50, cast celebrates goodness and humour

Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets.

06 Nov 2019

Review: Hootie & the Blowfish roll back the years with new album, Imperfect Circle

Come roll back the years with Hootie & the Blowfish. Their new 13-track offering will transport you to when Bill Clinton was in office and the Macarena took over America.

31 Oct 2019

Officially dangerous! McAfee crowns actress Alexis Bledel as biggest internet security hazard

Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on Gilmore Girls and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.

22 Oct 2019

'Trepidation is our greatest asset': New HBO series Watchmen hopes to match original's ambition

Damon Lindelof didn't take lightly the challenge of adapting the most acclaimed graphic novel of all time.

20 Oct 2019

Jane Fonda gets handcuffed, arrested at peaceful climate change protest in Washington

Jane Fonda was arrested at the US Capitol on Friday while peacefully protesting climate change.

12 Oct 2019

'We're not alone': Sesame Street creators take on opioid, addiction crisis among children

Sesame Street is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis.

11 Oct 2019

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