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APNewsBreak: Elliott, Hynde and Gill up for Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and could also become the third rapper to enter the organization following recent inductees Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
Official: Jailed, beaten Ugandan pop star in ‘a lot of pain’
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop star-turned-lawmaker is in "a lot of pain" after being beaten while in custody, the deputy speaker of Uganda's parliament said Wednesday, as dozens of top musicians including Angelique Kidjo and Chris Martin condemned the "vicious" treatment.
Pressure was mounting on the government to free Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, who has emerged as an influential critic of longtime President Yoweri Museveni after winning a parliament seat last year.
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Pretenders hit Hard Rock Rocksino in July
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders return to Northeast Ohio with a Saturday, July 7, show at the Hard Rock Rocksino.
The band is touring behind "Alone,'' produced by Hynde's fellow Akron native Dan Auerbach in Nashville and released in 2016.
Cleveland musicians band together to celebrate Mr. Stress’ 75th birthday
Cleveland musicians band together to celebrate Mr. Stress' 75th birthday
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The 2015 death of Bill "Mr. Stress" Miller left a void in the music scene as deep as the sound of that harmonica he used to blow.
The Cleveland blues-rock legend performed thousands of gigs. He played with Steppenwolf, the MC5, the James Gang. Jammed with 100-plus bandmates, including rock heroes such as Chrissie Hynde, Peter Laughner and Jimmy Foxx.
APNewsBreak: Mariah Carey, N.W.A. up for Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, the artist with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is one of the nominees for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Carey, who co-wrote 17 of her 18 No. 1s, earns her first nomination for the prestigious prize. The Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press the list of nominees Monday, a day ahead of its official announcement.
Russell Brand thinks Morrissey is rude.
The 42-year-old comic is friends with the former Smiths singer but thinks his pal can be very abrupt and uses "weird puns" to be mean about people.
He said: "There was a time after he saw me do a show at Hammersmith Apollo. He came with Victoria Wood, God rest her soul, and Chrissie Hynde, and I was with Alain de Botton, the philosopher bloke.
Stevie Nicks performs at Mohegan Sun Arena this weekend. The artist, who was dubbed “the reigning queen of rock ’n’ roll” by Rolling Stone magazine, will be there with The Pretenders on Friday, Nov. 25.
Review: Chrissie Hynde revives Pretenders on soulful ‘Alone’
The Pretenders, "Alone" (BMG)
Chrissie Hynde reverts to her Pretenders moniker on "Alone," a soulful production helmed by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and starring her tough-as-nails vulnerability.
Hynde's wonderful voice, one of rock's best, can weaken knees even by reading a phone book. While the album sports all kinds of modern-retro sounds, her vocals propel the fast ones and elevate the ballads with her usual empathy and authority.
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