Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the US band The Cars, has died aged 75.
The New York Police Department said that his family had called for help since they found Ocasek unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at his home in Manhattan, said the police. The cause of death is still not known.
Ocasek’s instant success was as a founding member of the Cars, recording numerous hit songs from 1978 to 1988. He played rhythm guitar and sang lead vocals for a majority of songs.
His other hits includes “Drive”, “Good Times Roll” and “My Best Friend’s Girl”.
Seven years after reforming for a tour and what would be their final album, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
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Duncan Laurence of Netherlands has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. His ‘Arcade’, the doleful piano ballad is the contest winning song.
Arcade was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday’s Grand Final. But for securing the country’s fifth win in the competition it had to achieve high ranking in the fan voting.
The second position has gone to Italy. Russia, Switzerland and Norway got the next positions in this most awaited competition.
26 nations around the world competed for winning the title for Europe’s best pop singer. Europe’s ultimate pop extravaganza is hosting the Queen of Pop.
“Here’s to dreaming big, this is to music first, always”, said Laurence.
“In the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, two of Madonna’s dancers briefly displayed the Israeli and Palestinian flags on the back of their outfits”, said Eurovision.
“This element of the performance was not part of the rehearsals which had been cleared with the EBU and the host broadcaster, KAN. The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and Madonna had been made aware of this” they added.
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Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle (33) has been shot dead in L.A. Reports said that the incident happened outside his clothing shop.
Police reported that he was found shot multiple times. Hussle‘s death was confirmed by the hospital to which he had been taken soon after the incident. Two other men were also found wounded during the incident, among which one was treated in the hospital and the other man declined the treatment, says the L.A Police.
The news of his death was confirmed to the public on Sunday night by the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Crisis Response Team. They said, “Today we lost a great musician, Nipsey Hussle.” It said it was “consoling and offering support to the family.”
The police could not find the reason for shooting, but it was reported that Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Ashgedom, had tweeted, “Having strong enemies is a blessing”.
Nipsey Hussle’s album Victory Lap had received a nomination for best rap album at this year’s Grammy Awards.
L.A police said, “We have no suspect info at this time and will provide more details as they become available”.
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2019 is here and Europe is waiting to experience this year’s rocking concerts. Check out a few thrilling music festivals on waiting list:
Tomorrowland Winter Festival 2019
Tomorrowland is planning for a winter blast in a totally new surrounding. The concert will be starting on 13th of March 2019, and will be on till 15 of March. The show is names as “The hymn of the frozen lotus”.
Being held in Croatia in the amazing city of Split, for the past 6 years Ultra Europe has brought the best from the world of electronic music. 3 days filled with EDM, techno, house and trance beats by the worlds most famous DJs, together with 120,000+ Ultranauts and ideal location is what makes Ultra Europe one of the most popular festivals on the planet. Ultra Europe returns to Poljud Stadium in Split, Croatia form 12th to 14th July 2019.
Indie King and forceful supporter of new music, Primavera Sound prides itself on pushing the alternative scene forward. Creativity is paramount, with headliners often standing out from the festival crowd. Essentially forgoing the traditional one or two headliners a day formula, the organisers have packed the top of the bill for each day with a wealth of talent, including the likes of Erykah Badu, Tame Impala, Solange, Future, Cardi B, Interpol, Janelle Monáe, Robyn, Nas, Christine and the Queens, James Blake and Mac DeMarco.
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