Morrissey, "California Son" (Etienne/BMG)
Morrissey delivers a dozen covers on his new album, "California Sun," which reimagines works by such masters as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Carly...
NEW YORK (AP) — Carly Simon is writing an "intimate, vulnerable" memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced Monday that Simon's...
Peter Simon, Martha’s Vineyard photographer, dies at 71
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Martha's Vineyard, has died at the age of 71.
Family friend Mirabai Bush says Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. He had also battled lung cancer.
Simon was the brother of singer Carly Simon, who also lives on the iconic Massachusetts island.
Simon-Jagger duet rediscovered after 45 years
Lost Jagger-Simon duet found after more than 45 years
LONDON (AP) — A lost Mick Jagger duet with Carly Simon has been found more than 45 years after it was first recorded.
The song, apparently never heard in public, appears to have been recorded in 1972 and was found recently on a tape owned by Rolling Stones collector Matt Lee.
Believed to be named "Fragile," at least according to Rolling Stones fan websites, the song is a slow love ballad that has Jagger and Simon seemingly sitting together at a piano and singing.
Photographer says Bill Murray harassed him at restaurant
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — A photographer says actor Bill Murray slammed him against a door and poured a glass of water over him while he was taking photos of a band at a Massachusetts restaurant.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nowhere is there a better sign of how far the rock trio The Record Company has come than in the difference between where the group recorded its first and second albums.
The trio made its debut in the bassist's unassuming living room in Los Feliz, a hillside neighborhood near Hollywood. The band had to contend with barking dogs, neighbors unhappy with the sound of crashing cymbals and even the mailman's daily interruption.
Davis says it’s hard turning people down for pre-Grammy gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala is so white-hot you can't purchase tickets, and he said it has been hard letting some longtime attendees know they won't be invited back.
Davis' Saturday night event, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, and have featured all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Carly Simon. He first held the gala 42 years ago.
Paul Buckmaster, arranger for Bowie, Elton John, dead at 71
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Paul Buckmaster, who arranged and orchestrated some of the best-known songs of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Elton John among others in a career that spanned a half-century, has died. He was 71.
His assistant, Diana Post, says Buckmaster died on Nov. 7 in Los Angeles. She didn't mention the cause of his death.
Genealogy show unlocks family secrets for Carly Simon, more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there's a bigger cheerleader for genealogy research than Henry Louis Gates Jr. it's unlikely they're nearly as well-connected.
The prominent Harvard professor once again lures the famous and celebrated to PBS' "Finding Your Roots," which shares their ancestry and family stories as uncovered by impressive research and science.
On his day off in Airway Heights, harmonica player Mickey Raphael won’t be checking out the casino or any other local sites for that matter.
Equipped with his newly updated portable recording rig (engineer Brando Marios was installing ProTools onto Raphael’s new laptop when he spoke with The Spokesman-Review), Raphael will instead be holed up in his hotel room, “or a shower stall at the venue,” to work on other musicians’ projects.
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life, along with performances from artists he helped become icons, during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Davis, 85, said it was a dream come true to launch "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at Radio City Music Hall since he grew up in Brooklyn and didn't visit Manhattan until he was 13.
Songwriter Sager reflects on music, marriage, friendships
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager had no idea how many stories she had to tell until she worked on her memoir.
Supergroup of 1960s-70s musicians to hold benefit for member
RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — A supergroup of artists and producers during the era of '60s and '70s pop is looking to use their music to help out one of their own.
The Hit Men are playing a benefit Saturday night at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, for bassist Larry Gates.
Gates has worked with stars Carole King and Janis Ian. He's currently battling bone marrow cancer.