R&B star Akon goes to Bollywood

US R&B star Akon is to record a track for a Bollywood film, following in the footsteps of rapper Snoop Dogg who raised his profile in the 1.2-billion-strong Indian market with a similar foray. The Grammy Award-nominated star will contribute to the soundtrack of “RA.One,” a sci-fi action film currently in production starring heartthrob Shah Rukh …

Cypress Hill to perform at Rock In Rio Madrid

US hip hop band Cypress Hill will perform on the second last day of the of the five-day Rock in Rio Madrid music festival in Spain, in June, organisers said Monday. The California-based band, which will release its eighth album “Ride Up” in April, will take the stage on June 11 before the headline performance by US rockers Rage Against …