Keyword: music

Eagles of Death Metal dropped by French festivals over Bataclan comments

Move came after singer Jesse Hughes suggested some concert hall security guards may have known in advance about November Paris attacks.

French composer Pierre Boulez dies at 90

As well as a world-famous composer, Boulez was a prolific writer and pianist and renowned head of the Paris Philharmonic.

French radio goes to war with language quotas in fight for musical freedom

Government plans law to stop radio stations circumventing rules that state that 40 percent of songs played must be in French.

Aging French rockers criticized for jobless jibe at young

The song, which says young people can only succeed if they 'do something', has sparked a bitter generational row in France.

Maloya: The protest music banned as a threat to France

The music from Reunion considered a threat to the French state in the 1970s is now being used to express the anger of a new generation.

Shooting instructor kills two in France over noisy party

The 49-year-old man had earlier asked his downstairs neighbours in the town of Sete to turn down the music at the party they were hosting.