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Duchovny is making music

Duchovny will release his first album, Hell or Highwater, on ThinkSay Records.

Duchovny will release his first album, Hell or Highwater, on ThinkSay Records.

Joni Mitchell in intensive care

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been found unconscious.

Joni Mitchell is reportedly in intensive care after being found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Second Fleetwood Mac show for Auckland

RETURNING TO NEW ZEALAND: Fleetwood Mac

A second Fleetwood Mac concert has been announced for Auckland after shows there and in Dunedin sold out this morning.

Waiheke Island gets jazzy

Saxophonist Nicole Johaenntgen from Switzerland and Kiwi musician Paul TT sound like they’ve been playing together for years but have only just met.

Musicians are tuning up for a weekend of non-stop entertainment on Waiheke Island this Easter.

Zayn shows his new direction

Only days after leaving One Direction Zayn Malik has released a first demo.

Zayn Malik has given his fans across the world a taste of his new musical direction with the release of a tender solo demo.

Jay-Z's Tidal sparks online backlash video

Madonna is among a host of stars who own new music streaming service Tidal.

Stars spark backlash after creating an online movement to promote Jay Z's new streaming service.

Kiwi girl's plea to Ed Sheeran

Cancer sufferer Jess Knight (left) and her best friend Bryony Greene are appealing to British musician Ed Sheeran to visit Knight as she can’t make it to his concert.

All 19-year-old cancer sufferer Jess Knight wants from pop darling Ed Sheeran is a little time.

Review: Gary Clark Jr

Maybe it was an off-night for Gary Clark Jr in Wellington. He seemed tired.

Gary Clark Jr.

Music festivals ban selfie sticks

Lisa Gelz and Isabelle Horber, tourists from Switzerland, finding the best angles with their selfie stick.

You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick.

Alison Wonderland - Run

Alison Wonderland Run

Alison Wonderland is Alex Scholler, an Australian DJ and producer combining dance, drum and bass and dubstep into hard-edged pop with Run, her debut.

Borat for Freddie Mercury biopic?

A film about rock band Queen  has been in development for seven years.

Rumour mill works overtime speculating whether - or not - Sacha Baron Cohen will star, write and direct Queen film.

Destiny's Child reunite on stage video

Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams on stage at the Stellar Gospel awards.

A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night's top honour.

Six60 remember their roots

COMING HOME: Dunedin's Six60 at the flat were it all began - 660 Castle St.

Due to demand, Kiwi band Six60 have added extra gigs to their New Zealand tour.

Anzac hero's haunting poem inspires

Aaron Horrell in Afghanistan in 2007.

Peacekeeper Corporal Aaron Horrell carried the word with him across war zones, now they're being brought to life in song.

Black Caps get 'hit' song

Phoenix Foundation's artwork for their Black Caps-dedicated song.

It took under four hours to record and now on the eve of the Black Caps tilt at World Cup glory the team have a supporters' song, courtesy of cricket mad Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation.

Zayn Malik explains 1D departure

Zayn Malik left the band in the midst of a world tour.

Zayn Malik, the now ex-One Direction heart-throb, breaks his silence over why he left the world's biggest boy band.

Ginny Blackmore hits overall singles chart

GINNY BLACKMORE:

Auckland singer-songwriter Ginny Blackmore has made it onto the NZ Music Charts overall singles chart with Love Me Anyway, which debuts this week at No 37.

Why teens weep for One Direction

HEART THROBS: One Direction

Teens are so distraught that mental health groups are advising counsel? What is driving this outburst of emotion?

Zayn Malik forced out over drugs?

Ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik (left) accused of causing huge problems for the group over alcohol and drug use.

A claim has been made that One Direction escapee Zayn Malik was effectively forced out over his excessive partying.

Q&A with Stephanie Brown

LIPS: Supporting actors as a musician for the touring play Daffodils.

New York-based Kiwi singer Lips is back to provide the music for touring play Daffodils.

Gary Clark Jr: Saviour of the blues

Musician Gary Clarke Jr. and Nicole Trunfio.

The 'new Hendrix' Gary Clark Jr and supermodel Nicole Trunfio are in NZ for Clark's three-date tour.

Dave Grohl gives man his dying wish

Dave Grohl

Frankly, if Dave Grohl was any nicer he'd be a Disney princess. A very hairy Disney princess.

Half of dead hip-hop artists murdered

GONE BEFORE HIS TIME: Was Tupac Shakur's death an occupational hazard?

There is much mystery surrounding the death of Tupac Shakur. Few think his death was an occupational hazard, however.

Electric Wire Hustle's soundtrack

THE BEST MUSIC CHANGES THINGS: Auckland duo Electric Wire Hustle.

The singers, producers and multi-instrumentalists behind Aoteroa "psychedelic hip-hop soul" duo say the best music is subversive.

15 minutes with Alice Cooper

THE CAPTAIN HOOK OF ROCK: Alice Cooper (and snake) on stage.

One of the greatest showmen in rock'n'roll explains why his show featured theatrical aspects like a snake, a straightjacket and a guillotine.

Kiwi fans feel for Zayn Malik video

WE UNDERSTAND ZAYN: Kiwi teenagers understand singer's decision to leave One Direction.

Kiwi teenagers sympathise with One Direction singer's decision to quit the band.

Fans melt down over Malik's exit video

1D fan

As news broke that One Direction member Zayn Malik was retiring, so did hearts around the world. 

Top 10 band break-ups

One Direction are now a four piece group after the shock exit of singer Zayn Malik.

The tweens mourning over Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction may feel the world has ended, but they can reast assured this has happened before. 

The fat on Zayn leaving 1D

ONE DIRECTION'S BAD BOY  Zayn Malik

7 questions you were too embarrassed to ask about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction.

Malik quits One Direction video

ZAYN MALIK: 'I'd like to apologise to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart'.

Singer Zayn Malik says he is quitting band One Direction because he wants to live a normal life.

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