Music Science

German scientists unlock the secret of jazz music’s ‘swing’

It’s been nearly 100 years since Duke Ellington recorded ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing’, and science has just caught up.

Music Personality

Extreme metal guitarists out to impress other men, not women – study

Male guitarists who spend hours a day practising extreme metal licks and riffs only do so to impress other men, a recent study concluded.


Mariah Carey to release ‘grunge’ album she recorded in 1995

The record, Someone’s Ugly Daughter, was put together by Carey and her band in 1995 for fun


Rock legend gets mint condition T-shirt from the ’80s back, and it still fits

“Can’t wait wear this sucker on our upcoming NZ tour!!”


Australian whales – musical geniuses of the ocean?

Scientists have worked out who the creative geniuses of the whale world are.


Major label regrets signing slur-dropping ‘AI rapper’ FN Meka

Snoop and others have used that word – but FN Meka isn’t Black… or even human.