The Malta Independent 25 April 2017, Tuesday


'Fifty Shades Darker' misfires with bland soundtrack

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 16:31 Last update: about 2 months ago

If "more" is the name of the game for new film "Fifty Shades Darker," it shouldn't have been the case for its music. At a staggering 19 overwrought songs, the soundtrack committed itself to death by...

Elbow loses a member and become more accessible

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 16:30 Last update: about 2 months ago

Less, it turns out, is more for the British band Elbow. On their seventh studio album, the art-rockers have lost a founding member, but the music they deliver is some of the best they've made in...

Chuck Prophet at his best on 'Bobby Fuller'

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 16:29 Last update: about 2 months ago

The song titles suggest this is an album worth hearing. They're Prophetic. Along with the title cut, there's "Bad Year for Rock and Roll," ''Jesus Was a Social Drinker," ''If I Was Connie...

Randy Travis advocates for stroke victims in Tennessee

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 16:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

Country star Randy Travis met with Tennessee lawmakers to raise awareness for stroke victims following his near-fatal stroke in 2013. Travis was at the state Capitol on Wednesday, hours before he...

Ryan Adams delivers fresh songs and heartaches

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 16:36 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...

MTV's European music awards headed to London in November

Friday, 17 February 2017, 16:35 Last update: about 3 months ago

The music broadcaster announced Tuesday that the 2017 edition of the EMAs will be held on Nov. 12 at the city's Wembley Arena. David Lynn, chief executive of MTV parent Viacom, says...

Enter soundman: Mics fixed, Metallica heads out on tour

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 16:35 Last update: about 3 months ago

The good news: 26 million people were glued to their TV sets Sunday night as heavy metal heroes Metallica gave their genre a rare appearance on network television. The bad news: A decent portion...

Beyonce faces $20M copyright suit from YouTube star's estate

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 16:34 Last update: about 3 months ago

The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her "Formation" video. The estate of Anthony...

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