The 41-year-old singer Ali Azmat is still one of the most outspoken figures out there, especially when it comes to the pop culture. The singer now says he has nothing against Junoon but he cannot tolerate his ex-band mate Salman Ahmad.
Peter Gabriel was the lead singer of Genesis, and then he left the band to start a solo career. Phil Collins, who was the drummer, took over and continued with Genesis. It’s not unheard of; there are numerous bands where this has happened. I have the greatest respect for Ali as an artist and performer; having said that, my life doesn’t begin and end with Ali Azmat.
He sent me emails, but I didn’t reply. There are some issues between me and him. I don’t want to associate my name with Junoon anymore because he has used false marketing. Fans are calling me saying why weren’t you there? People call me and say ‘you’re in breach of contract; you didn’t appear for the show.’ For him it’s a cash cow—he can do whatever the hell he wants but it doesn’t make it right. His reaching out, it seems like a commercial need. I’d rather do something for the music. They’re flogging a dead horse. If you bring a band back it has to be for great music and that’s it.
LAHORE – The trio was the heaviest thing that the Pakistani youth had ever come across. The hard, electric guitar riffs had sunk their talons in the minds of confused, angsty youth. Ali Azmat’s voice – oozing with power and machismo, but tinged with a haunting and yearning at the same time – crooned away songs of heartbreak, and belted out anthems of revolt against authority; Brian O Connell (a unique phenomenon of being a foreigner in a Pakistani band), a plucked placidly at his bass strings, cool as a cucumber, but producing some of the most solid bass-lines, while Salman Ahmed, who had once upon a time played for the Vital Signs, fiercely churned his guitars, almost to ear deafening level. It was an impeccable combination of gritty Pakistani rock – actual rock.
LAHORE: With Junoon’s 20th anniversary on its way, several local and young artists have been invited to revamp the band’s songs for an exclusive 20th Anniversary Album. The upcoming album will be an opportunity for rising artists to flaunt their signature styles globally through Junoon’s platform. Salman Ahmad, Junoon’s stalwart guitarist, researched and then contacted bands and artists through email encouraging them to contribute to the album.
LAHORE – The refined two-man band from Peshawar, made up of singer-songwriter and guitarist Sajid Ghafoor and keyboardist and music producer Zeeshan Parwez, is releasing their second album The Harvest on September 10. While talking to Pakistan Today, Zeeshan Parwez unveils what listeners should expect from their album.
Long awaited of Ali Azmat is finally released. Song addresses the current condition of the country.
Ali Azmat and Atif did an exclusive live session together at an event in Lahore, arranged by jBnJaws productions. Checkout the stars singing different songs together such as, Na Re Na, Dosti, Addat, Sajna and many more.
Bum Phatta, which has been making the rounds online and been played at several live shows, has already been deemed a hit. The song’s dynamic appeal lies in the straightforward lyrics that, supposedly, explain the sentiments of the general, struggling public. “You can never know how the songs on the next album will turn out, but one thing is always certain, you always make them relatable,” said Azmat. “If I only write about love or heartbreak, it wouldn’t have a real impact on the ordinary man. The songs should reflect the times we live in.
Ali Azmat – Bum Patta (video shoot still)
SOUND OF HOPE featuring Noori, Zeb and Haniya, Mauj, Faisal Baig, Faraz Anwer, Gumby, Mannu, Sami Shah
Ali Azmat’s “BUM PATA” New Song Teaser – Released As An Eid Treat. This Song covers the current chaotic situation, especially in PAKISTAN.
Celebrity Camp – An appeal to help those in desperate need
Show Organized by Procter and Gamble Pakistan (P&G)
Ali Azmat (junoon) Wallpapers – Download for free
Ali Azmat gets into an argument with Nadia Jameel regarding Zaid Hamid on AAG TV show VIP’s.
Ali Azmat Band Concert @ Khatoon-e-Pakistan College Pictures
Ali Azmat Wallpapers