Injured women ‘groped and assaulted’ at Solis Festival after stage collapses

Multiple women have reported being groped and assaulted after a Pakistani music festival descended into chaos. Solis Festival, an Islamabad-based dance music event billed as Pakistan’s biggest concert series, had to be cancelled after a stage was stormed by hundreds of people holding counterfeit tickets. After being denied entry, the interlopers broke through the barricades during a performance … Read more

Andrew Weatherall death: Primal Scream producer and acclaimed DJ dies aged 56

Andrew Weatherall, the British DJ and musician, has died at the age of 56. His management confirmed that Weatherall suffered a pulmonary embolism today (17 February), and died at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now A statement described Weatherall’s death as … Read more

No Time to Die: Billie Eilish wrote new Bond theme song ‘in three days’

Billie Eilish has revealed that her theme to the forthcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die was written in just three days. The “Bad Guy” singer has written the track with her brother and frequent collaborator Finneas O’Connell.  Speaking to Zane Lowe for an interview with Apple Music, Eilish said “it was honestly like a great process”. … Read more

Andrew Weatherall death: Primal Scream producer hailed as ‘genius’ as musicians pay tributes

Tributes from the world of music have been pouring in for Primal Scream producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who has died at the age of 56. The pioneering musician and artist suffered a pulmonary embolism today (17 February), and died at Whipps Cross Hospital, London, his management confirmed. DJs and producers have been remembering Weatherall on … Read more

Chaka Khan’s national anthem at NBA game roasted by viewers: ‘She’s giving me Fergie vibes’

Chaka Khan’s rendition of the US national anthem on Sunday night left many viewers baffled. The ten-time Grammy winner performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of an NBA all-star game in Chicago, her native city. Her version of the anthem didn’t seem to resonate with a large part of those watching from home, who shared their reactions on … Read more