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Dexys have got it covered

Some people think of Dexy's Midnight Runners as a one-hit-wonder, but they are not.

Some people think of Dexy's Midnight Runners as a one-hit-wonder, but they are not.

Beyonce steals the show video

Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce perform Freedom at the 2016 BET Awards.

The Prince tributes flowed and Beyonce made a dramatic entrance at the BET Awards.

Coldplay end soggy Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2016 from Coldplay's stage.

Coldplay's headlining set ends Glastonbury Festival with a little hope following Brexit vote.

Rockin' the region

Nomad guitarist George Young in action during the Smokefree Rockquest Marlborough regional final on Friday night. The ...

Marlborough Boys' College band take out Smokefree Rockquest regional final.

What now for naked celebs?

A Taylor Swift look-a-like is featured lying next to West in the music video, Famous.

It's your handy who's who of the nude stars in Kanye West's new NSFW music video.

Lorde busy in the studio

Lorde teased fans about her new album with a photo captioned "it's summer in the studio too".

Lorde teasing about finally finishing that long-awaited second album.

Hutt Valley rockers the talk of the city

Lower Hutt band City Talk on stage at the 2016 Wellington and Hutt Rockquest finals. The band features Harrison Pratt ...

They might not have won the regional final, but a Hutt Valley band could still make it on to the national stage in the Smokefree Rockquest.

Bowie's hair gets big money video

A photo of David Bowie with the woman who claims she snipped a lock of his hair when his Madame Tussaud's wax figure was ...

Cha-ching - Bidders pay combined total for $210,000 for David Bowie's hair and Prince's guitar.

Fewer revellers at Ohakune Mardi Gras gallery video

Prime Minister John Key's son Max Key performs at Ohakune Mardi Gras 2016.

Fewer festival-goers attend Ohakune Mardi Gras - even with the Prime Minister's son performing.

Kanye gets celebrities naked for video

Kanye appears next to his wife at the centre of the row of naked celebrities that include a former president, Anna ...

The singer says the nudes are all real - even Donald Trump. Stay classy, Kanye.

Sinead O'Connor's angry post

Sinead O'Connor was thought to be in danger, but has since posted to social media.

Singer hits back at reports she is suicidal, while celebrating Ireland Brexit 'freedom'.

Keegan finds his voice video

Keegan Lewis has recorded an album based on his experience of living with a disability.

Keegan Lewis has cerebral palsy and he loves to sing. Now, he's released his own album.

Portishead's tribute to murdered MP

Tributes for Jo Cox MP on Parliament Square, London.

The iconic British band have dedicated their comeback video to British politician Jo Cox.

Wellington's Bar Bodega to close

Bodega

Capital's live music venue will shut its doors at end of year.

Bodega: magical and memorable

Lee "Scratch" Perry lights up at a press conference at Bodega in 2002. "He sat on a couch and offered essential, if ...

OPINION: The plastic pints were a pain, but at its best Bodega was superb, says Steve Rendle.

Lifetimes of artistic achievement

The Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s.

American honours go to Al Pacino, Mavis Staples and recognition for the Eagles is particularly bittersweet.

TSwift saved Dave Grohl

How Taylor Swift saved a high and freaking out Dave Grohl from a humiliating performance.

How Taylor Swift saved a high and freaking out Dave Grohl from a humiliating performance.

Review: RHCP's The Getaway

Flea and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on stage at Coachella.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' mildest album, this could be what modern easy listening sounds like.

Killer believed she was soul mate video

Christina Grimmie was shot dead during an autograph signing on June 10.

The man accused of shooting The Voice's Christina Grimmie believed they "were destined to be together", friend claims.

Love the song, hate the band

Easy to hate: The Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s.

Simon Sweetman chooses a song he loves by a band he hates. Yes, it's the Eagles.

TLC's final album video

Scrub-hating 90s girl band TLC: Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins.

TLC asked for money for their new album, and their fans have coughed up, big time.

The man behind NZ's Top 40 charts video

Recorded Music NZ chart manager Phil Matcham.

The home of the nation's Top 40 pop chart is a lot more country than you might think.

Verdict on Stairway riff video

Stairway to heaven came out in 1971, when Led Zep were at the height of the powers. Taurus, by Spriit, had been released ...

A US jury has decided Led Zeppelin didn't steal the riff for one of its most famous songs.

Glastonburied in the mud video

Festival goers wade through the deep mud. This year features headline acts Muse, Adele and Coldplay.

It's looking like possibly the muddiest ever start to the Glastonbury Festival, but no one really minds.

Kiwi impresses Prince's town video

Hoete revealed the eight-metre mural to hundreds of fans in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Prince's hometown.

He's captured a giant Steven Adams, now Graham Hoete has painted Prince in Minnesota.

Jay and Bey in Hawaii video

Beyonce at the beach in Hawaii.

Need some fresh lemonade to cool down? See how Beyoncé, Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy hit Hawaii.

Rihanna in tears video

She arrived 30 minutes late and then cried onstage. What was going on with RiRi in Dublin?

She arrived 30 minutes late and then cried onstage. What was going on with RiRi in Dublin?

Honour for The Who

The best of British: Roger Daltrey of The Who at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland.

The Who's Roger Daltrey is to be honoured with a prestigious award for his contribution to the music industry and to charity.

Cliff Richard on cost of sex charges

Sir Cliff Richard says he is disappointed prosecutors didn't state he was innocent.

No longer facing prosecution for sex crimes, Sir Cliff Richard reveals details from his two-year ordeal.

Cultural fusion

Taranaki Maori Irish collaboration band, Beneath the Words, will play at the Waikawa Marae on Saturday night.

Maori and Irish musicians make for some sweet music.

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