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Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs – or face legal action

Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs – or face legal action

The Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he could face legal action if he continues using their songs at his campaign rallies. A statement from the band’s legal team said it was working with the performing rights organisation, the BMI, to stop the unauthorised use of their music. The Trump campaign used […]

Blackpink: How You Like That scores the biggest premiere in YouTube history

Blackpink: How You Like That scores the biggest premiere in YouTube history

Blackpink, the Korean band whose lavish videos regularly attract millions of viewers, have set a new record for the biggest music video premiere on YouTube A total of 1.65 million fans tuned in for the unveiling of their new song How You Like That, breaking a record set by fellow K-pop stars BTS in February. […]

Denise Welch shares her mental health survival tips

Denise Welch shares her mental health survival tips

Denise Welch is worried about our collective mental health. “Mental health services are going to be on their knees,” says the actress and Loose Women star, amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re talking about a possible second wave – it’s going to include mental health, and undiagnosed mental illnesses of other kinds.” Psychiatrists warned […]

Loren Gray: TikTok star ‘glad’ she shared sexual assault story

Loren Gray: TikTok star ‘glad’ she shared sexual assault story

“I felt pressured into sharing, but I’m kind of glad it happened.” In May, TikTok star Loren Gray revealed she had been sexually assaulted at the age of 12. It was only after receiving a message that someone knew and might share her story “in the wrong way”, that she decided to speak. In her […]

Welcome to Chechnya: the harrowing film about the regime’s gay purge

Welcome to Chechnya: the harrowing film about the regime’s gay purge

Two terrified boys are forced out of a car by members of a gang who taunt them with the question: “Were you kissing?” A paving stone is dropped on to the head of a lesbian by one of her relatives. A man’s screaming is captured as he is raped. These “trophy videos” are the hardest […]

David Gest memorabilia: Michael Jackson and Liza Minnelli items to be sold

David Gest memorabilia: Michael Jackson and Liza Minnelli items to be sold

Producer and reality star David Gest’s “serious collection” of music and film memorabilia, including items signed by his friend Michael Jackson and ex-wife Liza Minnelli, is to be auctioned. Auctioneer John Crane, who knew Gest, said the vast collection showed he “genuinely loved pop memorabilia”. Other lots include one of Tom Jones’ TV contracts and […]

Collaborations continue to take over pop radio

Collaborations continue to take over pop radio

Calvin Harris had the most-played song on UK radio last year with the triumphant dance anthem, Giant. Like the majority of his 39 chart hits, it featured a guest vocal – in this case from gravel-voiced blues singer Rag ‘N’ Bone Man. The Scottish producer has previously collaborated with Rihanna, Dua Lipa and Dizzee Rascal, […]

Christian Li: The young Harry Potter fan on his music stardom

Christian Li: The young Harry Potter fan on his music stardom

Like many 12-year-old schoolboys, Christian Li likes Harry Potter, The Hobbit and Angry Birds. But what sets him apart is his gift for the violin. “I feel most happy and confident when I’m playing the violin,” he says. “I can express my feelings.” And it has made him a classical music superstar. Born in Melbourne […]

TV tonight: the modern resonances of James Baldwin’s America

TV tonight: the modern resonances of James Baldwin’s America

Raoul Peck’s searing documentary explores systemic racism via the life of a great African-American writer. Plus: Framing John Delorean. Here’s what to watch this evening  James Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro. Photograph: Publicity image I Am Not Your Negro 9pm, BBC Two A timely premiere for Raoul Peck’s superb documentary about James Baldwin. In addition […]

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