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Skinny Puppy band demands $666,000 for music used in Gitmo torture
Canadian electro-industrial band, Skinny Puppy, has invoiced the US government for $666,000, after its music was used at the Guantanamo Bay prison facility as an instrument of torture.

07.02.2014 11:40

Charm offensive: The way China influences the world
The far-flung celebrations of Chinese New Year around the world are a reminder of how growing popularity and expanding international recognition of Chinese culture and traditions demonstrate the progress of China's soft power.

04.02.2014 14:52

Eurovision song contest becomes ‘political and cultural irrelevance’
In a time of austerity, countries that have ditched the Eurovision think that the once a year “infomercial of poor taste pop” has turned into a “political and cultural irrelevance,” Srdja Trifkovic, foreign affairs editor of Chronicles Magazine, told RT.

13.01.2014 00:43

US Customs agents reportedly destroyed Canadian man’s 11 homemade instruments
​United States Customs and Border Patrol is under fire after a new report revealed that officials there confiscated nearly a dozen homemade instruments from a Canadian man and proceeded to destroy them.

31.12.2013 18:52

Iron Maiden uses piracy numbers to plan 'massive sellout' concert tours
A famous heavy metal band from the United Kingdom is using online metrics to identify fans that download its music. But the group isn’t taking the data to file a lawsuit against those fans. Instead, it’s using the information to perform concerts for them.

25.12.2013 01:13

Carlos Santana reunited with drummer after finding out he was homeless for 40 years
Guitar legend Carlos Santana says he plans on entering the studio with his old drummer, Marcus Malone, after a California news host recently reunited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with the now-homeless percussionist.

23.12.2013 16:36

Pleasure principle: Our selfie-obsessed lifestyles twerking against us
‘Selfie’ has been named ‘Word of the Year’ by the Oxford Dictionary, an award that underscores the notion that we’re fast becoming a wired-up, dumbed-down society of egomaniacs.

25.11.2013 11:43

#Multiviral: Wikileaks’ Assange joins forces with Calle 13 for new song
Puerto Rican group, Calle 13, released new track, ‘Multi-Viral’, on Wednesday with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange lending his vocals to the song, denouncing “propaganda” and “lies”. The lyrics were sourced from the social concerns of twitter followers.

13.11.2013 14:53

Facebook wonder: Scorpions sing to Russian hospice patient after FB post
The lead-singer of the Scorpions rock band called a young Russian man with incurable cancer and sang to him after 5,000 Facebook users joined together to help the hospice patient’s most cherished dream become reality.

22.10.2013 17:14

‘Stay out’: Madonna slams US plans for Syria strike
American pop star Madonna has spoken against US President Barack Obama’s plan for a military intervention in Syria. Celebs and designers are striking a pose on the Arab country crisis – ranging from strike support or disapproval to dire provocations.

06.09.2013 12:42

Obama task force revives SOPA provision outlawing online streaming
Sharing a song on YouTube could soon become a felony: the United State Department of Commerce is asking Congress to increase the penalties for streaming copyrighted work, reviving a provision from the failed Stop Online Piracy Act.

07.08.2013 15:00

Bloodhound Gang ‘fleeing’ from Russia after bassist desecrates flag (VIDEO)
US rockers Bloodhound Gang got their Russian gig cancelled, were ‘showered with tomatoes’ and ‘beaten’ by the locals after a YouTube clip showed the band’s bass player desecrating a Russian flag – an act considered a criminal offense in the country.

03.08.2013 17:03

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