Music world honors songwriters at gala

A little bit of beer, a little bit of shrooms, and some mucking around with the guitar: That's one recipe to write a smash song, says Post Malone.

The hitmaker was speaking to AFP as a special honoree at the gala inducting new members into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as Cuban-American Gloria Estefan became the first Latina artist to enter the prestigious pantheon.

Black Keys | Athens | July 7

Adored by fans of indie, rock and alternative music alike, Ohio-bred duo Black Keys will be performing at Athens' highly anticipated Rockwave Festival. Starting off with the aim of achieving a raw electric blues sound, they have ended up being one of the most listened to bands of recent years, producing bangers like "A Lonely Boy" that have become undeniable cult classics.

Famous singer ‘killed’ in hoax Twitter post

A phony social media account spread fake news on Wednesday that famous Greek singer Nana Mouskouri has passed away.

The gruesome news was announced in a fake Twitter account which carried the name and photo of the acting Minister of Culture and Sports Giorgos Koumendakis, who later posted that the fake account was created by Italian writer Tommaso Debenedetti.

New Grammy categories include Africa-specific music

The 2024 Grammy Awards will feature new honors including for Best African Music Performance, the Recording Academy announced on June 13.

Along with the prize honoring a recording that uses "unique local expressions from across the African continent," the 66th edition of the prestigious music awards will present a trophy to Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.

John Cale & Band | Athens | June 19

A pioneer with a six-decade career marked by major milestones like founding the Velvet Underground and discovering the likes of the Stooges, Iggy Pop and Patti Smith, Welsh musician, composer and producer John Cale is performing at the Herod Atticus Theater as part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival (