Music | 10 Best Punk Albums

Ramones, ‘Ramones’ (1976)You can argue that punk rock started in the late ’60s and early ’70s with bands like MC5 and the Stooges. You can even go back earlier to the Velvet Underground and the garage-rock scene of the mid-’60s. But punk rock as we know it today started right here with the Ramones’ first album, which set the basic template: two minutes, three chords and a sense that the future is bleak as hell. The Clash, ‘The Clash’ (1977)The Clash made better albums (see 1979’s ‘London Calling’) and more ambitious ones… Read More

Sarawak TYT launched TV Sarawak (TVS)

Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud launched the state-owned television station, TV Sarawak (TVS), here tonight. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said at the launching ceremony that the event came as another historical milestone for Sarawak and a dream come true for all Sarawakians. –BERNAMA

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer

In this file photo taken on May 16, 2015 Musician Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. -AFP pic LOS ANGELES: Eddie Van Halen, of the legendary hard rock group that bore his family name, died on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his son announced. “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning,” Wolf Van Halen… Read More

Rencana | Prestasi 100 Hari, Buktikan Zakaria Pilihan Tepat Terajui Finas

Anda pasti ingat beberapa bulan lepas apabila Zakaria Abdul Hamid diumumkan sebagai pengerusi baru Finas oleh Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, beliau kemudiannya mendapat kecaman hebat segelintir penggiat seni dan kumpulan politik. Antara kumpulan politik yang hebat membuat kecaman adalah Naib Ketua AMK PKR yang melabelkan Zakaria sebagai ‘orang yang mengamalkan rasuah’ berdasarkan tuduhan beliau ‘menggunakan kedudukan jawatan selaku Setpol Menteri Kerjaraya’ untuk memberi projek kepada orang-orang politik dan dipecat oleh PKR kerana ‘kesalahan’ tersebut. Namun SPRM telah mengeluarkan kenyataan rasmi bahawa Zakaria tidak terlibat dengan tuduhan tersebut dan… Read More