Junoon 20th Anniversary Album Volume 1 Released on iTunes

October 4, 2011

This year’s most anticipated album ‘Junoon-20 (Volume 1)‘ is finally here. The Sufi rock album which consists of 20 tracks, features talented artists like Aag, Alison Sudol, Bilal Khan, Fifi Haroon, Laal, Nusrat Hussain, Outlandish, Peter Gabriel, Rohail Hyatt, Shahjehan of The Kominas, Shubha Mudgal, Usman Riaz and Vital Signs, has now been released on iTunes.

The album costs $9.99 and the proceeds that will be raised from it will be donated to help support the efforts of Salman and Samina’s Charity for Education.

The volume 2 will be out soon!

Below is the album tracklist:

Ghoom Tana Mash-up of Shubha Mudgal & Noori Will Be On Junoon-20th Anniversary Album

September 21, 2011

Junoon-20th Anniversary Album to feature a mash-up of “Ghoom Tana“, which is undoubtedly one of the best Junoon songs ever produced. As most of you may already know that there are two versions of the same song. It was originally sung jointly by Ali Noor (Noori) with Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmad and was included in Junoon’s seventh studio album “Dewaar”. The other version off Salman Ahmad’s 2005 debut solo album, “Infiniti” featured Indian singer Shubha Mudgal.

Shoaib Mansoor To Write Lyrics For Junoon 20th Anniversary Album

August 11, 2011

Legendary film-maker and story teller, Shoaib Mansoor who has also been a successful songwriter and music composer will for the first time write lyrics for Junoon.

Besides being a mentor to Vital Signs and Junaid Jamshed, Shoaib Mansoor has written, composed and produced most of the Vital Signs’ songs. He wrote and composed many of their hit numbers such as Dil Dil Pakistan and Aitebar. He also wrote the lyrics for his debut film “Khuda Kay Liye” and his recently released film “Bol“.

Salman Ahmad, the lead guitarist and founder of Junoon is working on putting together a 20th anniversary box-set (1991-2011), which will feature some of Junoon’s popular old songs as well as some new ones.

Brian O’ Connell To Perform With Salman Ahmad To Celebrate Junoon’s 20th Anniversary

August 10, 2011

As some of you who have seen, lived and breathed the Junooni roller-coaster ride, might be aware that Junoon‘s 20 year journey began with the release of their self titled first album on September 30, 1991.

To celebrate this long journey, Salman Ahmad will be reuniting with his high school friend and Junoon’s ex bassist and producer Brian O’ Connell. Brian will be performing with Salman on the 20th anniversary celebration concert at the Asia society on September 24th in New York.

Salman is also working on putting together a 20th anniversary box-set (1991-2011), which will chronicle the entire history of Junoon. The box-set will feature the best Junoon tracks

Musician Celebrities Condemn Salmaan Taseer’s Assassination

January 4, 2011

Pakistan will not be a country ruled by mullahs with a divine mission, said Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the father of the nation. What about Jinnah’s Pakistan? Islam teaches peace and forgiveness not revenge. Islam teaches that God is Al-Ghaffur “The All-Forgiving”, and is the original source of all forgiveness (ghufran غفران). Forgiveness often requires the repentance of those being forgiven. Depending on the type of wrong committed, forgiveness can come either directly from Allah, or from one’s fellow man who received the wrong. In the case of divine forgiveness, the asking for divine forgiveness via repentance is important. In the case of human forgiveness, it is important to both forgive, and to be forgiven. The Qur’an never allows for violent behavior on the part of Muslim believers. The Qur’an makes it clear that, whenever possible, it is better to forgive another than to attack another.

The 56-year-old Salmaan Taseer, the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province was killed by one of his elite security force protectors near his Islamabad home in the F6 sector and close to Kohsar market.

It was his stance against the blasphemy laws that apparently led to his killi