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Jul 15, 2014

Boowy vocalist Himuro announces plans for a hiatus

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Singer Kyosuke Himuro, a veteran from the world of Japanese rock, announced Sunday he’ll be taking a break from stage performances. The announcement came during a performance at the Shunan City Bunka Kaikan in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Sankei Shimbun reports that the decision to take ...

Jul 12, 2014

Bump of Chicken to make a return to TV

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Rock act Bump Of Chicken has announced it will perform live on the small screen for the first time since its major debut in 2000. The four-piece will perform as part of a three-hour special for TV Asahi’s long-running music program “Music Station” on ...

Despite hits, no radio love for country rap

Jul 8, 2014

Despite hits, no radio love for country rap

When Jason Brown came to Nashville to start his career as the country artist Colt Ford, he couldn’t find songwriters who would write for his singing style. No surprise. Ford was bringing an unlikely mix to town: country rap, combining hip-hop beats and rhythms ...

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

Jul 7, 2014

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

by David Bauder

Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock ‘n’ roll. McCartney, who turned 72 ...