For more than nine months, musician and composer Mehdi Rajabian kept himself hidden away in an underground room in Sari, northern Iran, working to create his latest album undercover. While many artists will tell you they pour blood, sweat and tears into their art, this is much more than just a throwaway phrase for Rajabian.
“There are so many stories,” says Sophie Cunningham, wearily. “So many I was just not able to tell, and that’s because of money and power – success and celebrity goes a hell of a long way to keeping people quiet.” Cunningham is the director and producer of a new documentary confronting the music industry’s dark
Billions star Damian Lewis has led celebrities taking part in a finance company’s annual charity day to raise millions in memory of workers who lost their lives 20 years ago on September 11th. The British actor, who plays hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod in the hit US series, took part in the BGC event in
A Plaid Tesla Model S has set a new electric lap record at the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany, with a laptime of 7:30.909. This beats the Porsche Taycan’s time by nearly 12 seconds, and is quite competitive with the gas-powered competition as well. Nürburgring Nordschleife, also known as “The Green Hell,” is one
Arlo Parks has won this year’s Mercury Prize, with her album Collapsed In Sunbeams Parks picked up the award at the ceremony at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London, bagging herself a cheque for £25,000 as well as the coveted winner’s trophy. She also performed a track from the winning album Too Good, with the
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) recently shared extensive plans to support the influx of EVs in the area by deploying four DC fast chargers as part of its city-operated fast-charging network. With nearly 50,000 chargers planned by 2030 as part of an ambitious plan, NYC’s government looks to build one of
It’s finally here – the trailer for the next chapter in one of the biggest film franchises of all time has arrived. Originally unveiled at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month, the trailer shows the return of Keanu Reeves’s Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss’s Trinity back in explosive action. The last film, Matrix Revolutions, was released
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Tesla produced a record number of electric vehicles out of Gigafactory Shanghai last month. Interestingly, they were again mostly for exportation outside of China. As we reported last month, Tesla turned Gigafactory Shanghai into its new “export hub,” which was previously Fremont Factory. Now, the automaker is exporting Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to
The Wanted have announced their comeback – with bandmate Tom Parker telling Sky News he is feeling “pretty good” following treatment for a brain tumour and excited about performing with the group once again. The chart-topping boyband will play together for the first time in seven years later in September, at a charity gig organised
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It will be for Judge Brenda Penny alone to decide if Britney Spears’ conservatorship does finally come to an end. But the application filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court by the singer’s father Jamie seems to signal that the controversial arrangement is now on its last legs. Jamie Spears has always been seen as
Jamie Spears has filed a legal petition to end a controversial conservatorship which has controlled the affairs of his daughter for the last 13 years. Legal documents submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court by Spears on Tuesday state that his daughter Britney “is entitled” to have a judge “seriously consider” whether the arrangement is required.
Electric motorbike brand CAKE has announced the first-ever electric mobility bundle alongside EV automaker Polestar. The two Swedish companies look to provide solutions for urban mobility with a custom version of CAKE’s recently released Makka moped platform, which can be towed behind a Polestar 2 EV and simultaneously charged. CAKE is a Swedish brand specializing
Nicole Scherzinger has been hit with a lawsuit which claims she demanded “complete creative control” for the upcoming Pussycat Dolls tour. Choreographer Robin Antin, who founded and runs the Pussycat Dolls, claims that Scherzinger is refusing to take part in the group’s reunion tour unless she gets a controlling share of the the business PCD
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