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Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland found dead on tour

BBC News : Scott Weiland, former frontman of the US rock band Stone Temple Pilots, has died at the age of 48. The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed his death on Thursday night. A statement, on Instagram, said Weiland had “passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band The Wildabouts”. Weiland had ...

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Hunger Game finale holds off Pixar and Rocky challenge

BBC News : The final film in the Hunger Games series has held onto the top spot at the US and Canada box office, despite competition from Pixar’s new release. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 took $51.6m (£34.3m) on its second weekend in North American cinemas. The Good Dinosaur, in contrast, could only muster $39.2m (£26m) from its ...

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Zayn Malik reveals new music and says going solo is ‘liberating’

By Chi Chi Izundu Newsbeat entertainment reporter Zayn Malik says it is “fully liberating” to be a solo artist, in a video conversation with The Fader Magazine. It is his first interview since quitting One Direction earlier this year. In the short video the 22-year-old also reveals a snippet of a new track, called Befour, from his forthcoming album. He also ...

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Afghanistan’s first female conductor

By Shaimaa Khalil BBC News, Kabul For many years, the Taliban banned music and the education of girls in Afghanistan – and although many women still find themselves restricted, one 17-year-old has become the country’s first female conductor. Kabul is a noisy place with helicopters, sirens, and heavy traffic. But walking into a building in one of the city’s quieter ...

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