Music

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Ireland and the music world is mourning the death of singer Dolores O'Riordan.

'She was a true pioneer' - tributes flow for Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries

O'Riordan died suddenly today while in London, where she was recording.

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Her cause of death hasn't yet been revealed.

Dolores O'Riordan - voice of The Cranberries and monster 1994 hit Zombie - dies aged 46

The Cranberries became international stars in the 1990s with hits including Zombie and Linger.

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Cranberries' singer, who died today aged 46, paid tribute to the role of the religion in her music in 2001.

Video: Dolores O’Riordan kisses ring of Pope John Paul II: 'I learnt a lot of my music through the church'

The Cranberries' singer, who has died aged 46, paid tribute to the role of religion in her music.

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Sam Smith made the announcement on his Instagram page.

Grammy-winning UK crooner Sam Smith announces 2018 Auckland show

Just one show is set for Spark Arena on November 2 this year.

The English star says the social media platform is full of people being mean.

Aussie songwriters sue Ed Sheeran over 'blatantly copied' song

The Rest of Our Life is a song co-written by Sheeran and sung by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Listen as foul-mouthed US radio shock-jock Howard Stern unloads on Lorde over Israel show cancellation

The 21-year-old Kiwi singer last month announced she would be cancelling a planned show in Tel Aviv.

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Ricky Martin, left, a cast member in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," poses with Jwan Yosef at a special screening in Los Angeles. Martin revealed during the premiere that he and Yosef are married, although he didn’t specify when or where this happened. His publicist confirmed the news to The Associated Press. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

'It feels amazing!' Ricky Martin is a married man

The Puerto Rican popstar revealed this week that he and artist Jwan Yosef recently said I do.

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The former US President recalled being pulled up on stage at a Prince concert and showing off his "dad moves."

Watch: Obama tells David Letterman about dancing with Prince 'months before he died'

The former US President recalled showing off his "dad moves" at a Prince concert.

An unknown person has been broadcasting N.W.A's 'F*** tha Police' rap song over official Police frequencies.

Rap song 'F*** tha Police' broadcast over Dunedin police radio frequency

There were also reports last year in the area of someone broadcasting abuse over police frequencies in the North Island, as well as simulating the sound of a pig.

Maori artist's song This Is Me wins Golden Globe for best Film Original Song

Keala Settle is of Maori descent and lives in the US and has family in New Zealand.

The Kiwi comedy folk duo is headlining the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island.

Flight Of The Conchords planning hour-long special in 2018

New Zealand's fourth most popular folk-comedy duo look to be making a short return.

Lorde accused of anti-semitism in full page Washington Post ad as fallout from cancelled Israel concert continues

The ads says Lorde's decision showed how a "growing prejudice against the Jewish State" in New Zealand was "trickling down to its youth".

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There were only four arrests at Rhythm and Vines last night.

Festival-goers rejoice! Worst weather misses Gisborne as Rhythm and Vines festival gets underway

MetService warned heavy rain and winds could pass over the area from Thursday evening to midday today as people were arriving.

Aussie Salvation Army major under fire after his daughter uses Paul McCartney tickets meant for homeless

The seven tickets, donated by good Samaritan Chris McDonald, were initially given to homeless people.

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Israel's Minister of Culture is urging Lorde to rethink her decision.

Israel's ambassador says Lorde succumbed to 'supporters of small fanatic group' after concert cancellation

Ambassador to New Zealand Itzhak Gerberg extended an invitation to talk to the Kiwi artist.

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Israel's Minister of Culture is urging Lorde to rethink her decision.

'Music should unite not divide' - Israel's ambassador to NZ wants sit-down meeting with Lorde

Itzhak Gerberg has called for a meeting with the Kiwi singer after she cancelled her show in Tel Aviv.

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Israel's Minister of Culture is urging Lorde to rethink her decision.

The backlash begins: Lorde cops criticism for cancelling Israel show

Israel's Minister of Culture is urging Lorde to rethink her decision.

There were only four arrests at Rhythm and Vines last night.

Police push safety warning for festival-goers heading to Rhythm and Vines

The message is clear: Take care driving, don't drink too much, watch out for your valuables and have fun.

Jordan Feldstein.

Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein dies unexpectedly, aged 40

Feldstein was the brother of actor Jonah Hill.

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Kiwi superstar Lorde reconsidering Israeli gig amid online criticism

The 21-year-old songstress responded to fans on Twitter after an open letter called for her to cancel.

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English star Ed Sheeran also dominated 2017 with his album Divide.

Kiwi musicians enjoy record breaking year in the charts

British star Ed Sheeran also dominated 2017 with his album Divide.

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Seven Sharp's Tim Wilson hits the streets to get advice for the global pop icon.

Lorde gets her Learner's Licence just in time for supervised drive during Christmas traffic madness

The Kiwi singer's mother tweeted that the 21-year-old passed the test alongside younger brother Angelo.

Video: Paul McCartney shares 'special moment' clasping a squirming Kiwi bird named 'Bubbalicious'

The Beatles legend posted a thank you message to his NZ fans holding our iconic bird, following his Auckland concert last night.

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Chris Black works for a kayaking business in Motueka but sings any chance he gets.

Kiwi singer lands second place in Usher's global Megastar competition

Chris Black flew to sing in front of the singer songwriter in Los Angeles last week.

'Good evening Auckland, kia ora' - Sir Paul McCartney enchants crowd with greatest hits at Auckland concert

It's the first time the former Beatles star has performed in New Zealand in 24 years.

'We get to represent our country around the world' – Sol3 Mio on international success

Award-winning trio Sol3 Mio help get Seven Sharp in the mood for Christmas.

'It's beautiful, look at that!' – Sir Paul McCartney has special message for Kiwi fans after touching down in NZ

The former Beatles star looks to be excited about his gig in Auckland on Saturday night.

Sir Paul McCartney touches down in NZ - and heads for Hawke's Bay

The former Beatles star will play in Auckland on Saturday.

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, better known as Lorde, with her six Tui Awards at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017.

Lorde celebrates milestone after breakthrough single Royals certified diamond

The song is just one of 16 songs to reach diamond status in American history.

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