They have penned an open letter calling for the eradication of harassment, abuse, and impunity in a world ‘ripe for change’.
Rita Ora has flown to Kosovo to celebrate its tenth year of independence. The 'R.I.P' star jetted to southeastern Europe to headline an open air concert in Pristina. In 2015, she was named an honorary ambassador for the country by the then president Atifete Jahjaga.
Solange has been announced as Harvard University’s Foundation Artist of the Year 2018. The annual honouree is picked by students and faculty members of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations at Harvard University. Past honourees include Queen Latifah, Shakira, Viola Davis, Salma Hayek, John Legend and Jackie Chan.
Canadian singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow lit up the back streets of the Bastille in Paris on Monday, bringing the sound of the iconic Chess Records to the packed Café de la Danse. As record labels go, they don’t come much bigger than Chicago’s Chess Records: home to the likes of Etta James, Chuck Berry, Bo Didley and Muddy Waters, their role in the development of blues, RnB, soul and jazz artists gives them a deserved reputation as one of the most defining and iconic record labels in history.
Britain’s small venues are struggling due to increased business rates and property development, according to the first ever live UK music census. The survey by universities of Edinbury, Newcastle, and Turku in Finland, suggested a third of small venues had issues with property development and complaints over noise pollution - which often arise when tenants move into new buildings next to established music venues. Of almost 200 small music venues (with a capacity of up to 350 people) surveyed, 33 per cent reported that increases in business rates had an “extreme, strong or moderate” impact on their existence in the past 12 months.
A Red Hot Chili Peppers fan flew to Belfast to see one of his favourite bands, only to find he had in fact bought tickets to see the "most famous bagpipe band on the planet" - the Red Hot Chili Pipers. Duncan Robb says he found tickets for £30 each for 10 February and thought he could surprise his girlfriend with a Valentine's weekend.
Marilyn Manson reportedly had a "meltdown" on a stage in New York this week where he delivered "incoherent rants" before ending the show. "A couple songs in, he went into a conversation with the crowd about how much we loved him (or not). There were very drawn out versions of songs where Manson mostly rambled on about our lack of love and other bizarre things.
From Miss Piggy partying with Rita Ora, Lewis Hamilton and Kermit the Frog at a London Fashion Week party to Sir Elton John hitching a ride on the back of black taxi in Leicester Square and Pixie Geldof taking over the DJ booth, we've got the celeb pictures covered.
She also blamed the industry’s increasing tendency to reboot films on businessmen being in charge.