The Malta Independent 25 April 2017, Tuesday


Train's new CD is stuck in the same soft-rock track

Friday, 3 March 2017, 16:52 Last update: about 4 months ago

Some people simply adore Train. Others simply loathe them. The band's new album is unlikely to change anyone's mind. The band - now without lead guitarist and founding member Jimmy Stafford - has...

An Americana icon ranges into new territory

Friday, 3 March 2017, 13:54 Last update: about 3 months ago

If Merle Haggard is the defining voice of country music, Jay Farrar might be the artist you'd turn to if you had to explain the Americana genre through the work of just one singer. Farrar is the...

Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Maroon 5 to headline Jazz Fest

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 16:51 Last update: about 4 months ago

Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Usher and Dave Matthews are among some of the big names playing at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The lineup,...

Krauss sings classic country on 'Windy City'

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 13:53 Last update: about 3 months ago

When it comes to selecting songs, Alison Krauss' aim is true. "Windy City" is classic country, with most of the tunes older than their 45-year-old singer. Krauss embraces them as her own, expanding...

North American rhapsody: Queen, Lambert tour; no record yet

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 16:50 Last update: about 4 months ago

Since joining forces with the "American Idol" runner-up for a series of shows in 2012, the band that ruled rock radio in the 1970s and early '80s has enjoyed tremendous success, with audiences...

Ryan Adams delivers fresh songs and heartaches

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 13:40 Last update: about 3 months ago

From the days when he exploded out of North Carolina with the alt-country band Whiskeytown to his steady growth into one of America's great songwriters, Ryan Adams has always floated just below...

Mariah Carey confirms new beau; talks new single, tour

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 13:52 Last update: about 3 months ago

Carey, who posted an Instagram picture with her and Tanaka drinking champagne in a tub on Valentine's Day, confirmed the romance in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, though she...

Beethoven’s heroic achievement

Monday, 27 February 2017, 14:39 Last update: about 3 months ago

By the time he reached his early thirties at the beginning of the 19th century, Beethoven had already left a significant mark on music, having already composed many works which remain celebrated to...

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