Music Gear News
Elton John defies protestors for Morocco gig
Sir Elton John is to headline a music festival in Morocco, despite protests from Islamic political parties.
The openly gay musician has agreed to top the bill at the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival - which takes place from May 21 in the North African country's capital, Rabat - provoking fury among Muslim groups who insist he should not allowed to enter the country because of his sexuality.
Mustapha Ramid, from the opposition party Islamist PJD, said: "Morocco is an Islamic state where stages should not used to allow a person with such a degree of debauchery to perform, because we have to shield the young from such influences."
Despite the uproar Elton's proposed appearance has caused, festival organiser Aziz Daki is adamant the 'Rocket Man' singer's private life is not an issue.
Aziz said: "Elton John is one of the best artists in the world. He is great and extraordinary when he appears on stage. That's why we invite him and welcome him to the Mawazine festival. The private life of a singer is not our business. We do not invite singers and artists after assessing their private lives."Posted on 18 May 2010 16:30 to category : Music News
Related Music News
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.
Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".
The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.
Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician
Recent Music News
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.
Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.
Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results
Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over