Articles by Lakshmi Govindrajan Javeri
Feb 10, 2018
John Mayall on 50 years of 'learning, relearning the Blues', and still having funBlues legend John Mayall speaks with Lakshmi Govindrajan Javeri about his life and work | #FirstCulture
Jan 29, 2018
Grammy Awards 2018 checked all the politically correct boxes but failed on its primary account — musicOne wonders if the Grammy Awards had a checklist of potential problem areas that reads like: Women. Check. Artists of colour. Check. Political orientation. Check. Contemporary relevance. Check.
Dec 08, 2017
Marky Ramone on his NH7 Weekender gig, and why he doesn't like being called a 'rock star'Marc Bell, more popularly known as Marky Ramone, the drummer of the legendary American punk band The Ramones, will play on 10 December, Day 3 of the three-day NH7 Weekender Festival in Pune.
Nov 30, 2017
Michael Jackson's Thriller turns 35: How it shaped the artist, industry and MTV generationFor those of us who lived through the genius of Thriller, the album is an indelible part of our life’s soundtrack. It gave us the Michael Jackson we want to revere.
Oct 24, 2017
Steve Vai: The guitar-totting Gandalf on Radha Soami Satsang, Zappa, and all things musicalIn the run-up to his gig at the NH7 Weekender, Steve Vai speaks with Firstpost about his visits to India, Frank Zappa tour, interest in music theory and more
Oct 07, 2017
The Dillinger Escape Plan's Liam Wilson on the band's evolution, and NH7 Weekender gigThe Dillinger Escape Plan's bassist Liam Wilson spoke with Firstpost as the band readies for their NH7 Weekender performance in December
Oct 03, 2017
Tom Petty passes away, aged 66: Remembering a highway companion like none otherAt least one Tom Petty song is sure to make it to a long-drive playlist.
Jul 18, 2017
Saif Ali Khan talks about Kaalakaandi, Sacred Games — and that Kangana Ranaut joke at IIFAIn a free-wheeling exclusive conversation, Saif Ali Khan, true to his forthright nature, fields every question thrown his way — including the 'nepotism rocks' remark and dig at Kangana Ranaut made at the IIFA 2017 show
Jul 14, 2017
AR Rahman's Wembley concert was probably better without misguided 'fans' spoiling the showAR Rahman is perhaps the best example in the world today of doing something that isn’t bound by all those things that preoccupy a closed mind
May 18, 2017
Remembering Chris Cornell: A voice that drove bands, heralded change, and stayed foreverChris Cornell’s sonorous vocals and resonant songwriting, were ably complemented by his lean physique, ruffled locks and piercingly honest eyes that didn’t once conceal a past of addiction and struggles with sobriety